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Lost River Summer Room at Lost River Hostel


West Baden Springs, IN



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Lost River Hostel is NOT your average place. :-) Somewhere between a resort and camping, Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 29 acre hillside in West Baden Springs. With the farmhouse on a hillside and the guesthouse in the forest, the hostel is a hub of conversation and inspiration. A lovingly prepared communal dinner is included with each night's stay.

The space

There are wonderful places in this world that inspire us such as mountains, cathedrals, forests, fields, caves, and the sea. People inspire us too. Those who teach, who lead by example, who create, who perform, who follow their passions, and who radiate kindness. Those people that give you the sense of “if they can do it, so can I!” The Lost River Hostel blends both of these things; striving to build and maintain an extraordinary space fueled by a constant cycle of generosity and creativity. We hope everyone who stays here will go back into the world refreshed and rejuvenated – wanting to be better people and do great things. While there is no central religious belief system of those who live/work at the hostel, we do believe in making the world a better place and constantly learning new things as we go by providing a distraction-free, reflective space. In greater efforts to do this, we will also be hosting workshops and events related to music, writing, yoga, organic gardening, cooking, and environmental sustainability.

Guest access

Your room is in a round house in the middle of the forest. Each room is private and has exterior access. During three seasons there is a shared outdoor showerhouse and spa tub just outside this guesthouse (take a bath under the stars!). All year long there are two nearby outdoor compost toilets. In addition, there is one regular toilet and shower that are located in the main house just down the path. We find that most people tend to spend the majority of their non-sleeping time walking the grounds or in the main farmhouse with common rooms and an art space. There are often games, live music, cooking experiments, and other general shenanigans. The nearby parks, national forests, tourist town, and ski slopes provide MANY things to do while you're here!

Just a few more things - a large organic garden / A large kitchen / Dozens of old growth hardwood trees / Mature fruit trees / A delightful indoor common area / An art/sun room / A breathtaking view / A chicken coop (with chickens! BAWK BAWK.) / Access to The Lost River (we have kayaks) / An original root cellar / A few fire pits / A small cave / A young hedge-maze labyrinth / The Clay Lagoon (swimming hole)

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