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Lost-River is an unincorporated community located along West Virginia Route 29 in the northeastern panhandle of the state. Being only two hours from Washington, DC, Lost River has become a popular weekend destination, with many people from the Greater Washington Metropolitan region owning vacation homes there. It is near Lost River State Park. Nestled in the wooded mountains, the park encompasses over 3,700 acres of stunning views and peacefulness. Several miles of hiking trails are in Lost River State Park, plus it gives visitors an unparalleled opportunity for nature study with the abundance of flora and fauna found in the park. One trail leads to Cranny Crow overlook with its commanding views of the park from 3,200 feet. A naturalist is available for visitors to the park, who will assist in activities such as hikes, stream searches, films, slide shows, cookouts, campfires and family fun athletic competitions. The naturalist activities are available Memorial Day through Labor Day. There is also a gift shop in the park that showcases regional artisans and craftspeople, along with food items such as honey, maple syrup, jams and jellies. Picnic shelters are also found throughout the park, and large pavilions are available for family reunions.

Surrounding areas: Capon Bridge, West Virginia (20.0 mi)

Lost River Vacation Rentals




Lost River Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
See's MotelMain StWardensville, WV3.1 mi.(304) 874-2666
Comfort Inn Shenandoah1011 Motel DrWoodstock, VA15.0 mi.(540) 459-7600
Holiday Inn Express1130 Motel DrWoodstock, VA15.1 mi.(540) 459-5000
Super 8 Motel250 Conicville BlvdMount Jackson, VA16.3 mi.(540) 477-2911
Hotel Strasburg213 Holliday StStrasburg, VA16.5 mi.(800) 348-8327
Budget Inn28999 Old Vly PikeStrasburg, VA16.7 mi.(540) 465-5298
Evans Motel508 N Main StMoorefield, WV16.8 mi.(304) 538-7771
South Branch Inn1500 US 220 NMoorefield, WV16.9 mi.(304) 538-2033
Lost River State Park - CabinsMathias, WV17.1 mi.(304) 897-5372
Green Lantern MotelBox 123Capon Bridge, WV20.0 mi.(304) 856-2653
South Branch Inn RomneyUs Rt 50 ERomney, WV20.0 mi.(304) 822-2444
Ramada21 Signal Knob DrStrasburg, VA20.3 mi.(540) 465-2444
The Wayside Inn7783 Main StMiddletown, VA20.4 mi.(877) 869-1797
Super 8 Motel2120 Reliance RdMiddletown, VA22.9 mi.(540) 868-1800
Comfort Inn Stephens City167 Town Run LnStephens City, VA23.6 mi.(540) 869-6500
Holiday Inn Express165 Town Run LnStephens City, VA23.6 mi.(540) 869-0909
Colonial MotelRt 1Burlington, WV23.6 mi.(304) 289-5040
Days Inn2951 Valley AveWinchester, VA25.6 mi.(540) 667-1200
Park Motel34 N Main StPetersburg, WV25.6 mi.(304) 257-4656
Fort Hill MotelRt 55 WPetersburg, WV25.7 mi.(304) 257-4717
Homestead Inn MotelHC 59 Box 146Petersburg, WV25.7 mi.(304) 257-1049
Hampton Inn Front Royal9800 Winchester RdFront Royal, VA25.8 mi.(540) 635-1882
Cool Harbor Motel141 West 15TH StFront Royal, VA26.1 mi.(540) 635-2191
Skyline Resort Motel622 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA26.8 mi.(540) 635-5354
Pioneer Motel541 S Royal AveFront Royal, VA26.9 mi.(540) 635-4784
Super 8 Motel111 South StFront Royal, VA26.9 mi.(540) 636-4888
Quality Inn-front Royal10 Commerce AveFront Royal, VA27.1 mi.(540) 635-3161
Hampton Inn-univ/mall Area1655 Apple Blossom DrWinchester, VA27.3 mi.(540) 667-8011
Quality Inn East603 Millwood AveWinchester, VA27.4 mi.(540) 667-2250
Sleep Inn & Suites140 Costello DrWinchester, VA27.5 mi.(540) 667-7636
Country Inn & Suites-Winchester141 Kernstown Commons BlvdWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 869-7657
Courtyard By Marriott Winchester Medical Center300 Marriott DrWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 678-8822
Echo Village Motel3632 Vly PikeWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(703) 869-1900
Fairfield Inn & Suites250 Frnt Royal PikeWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 665-8881
Holiday Inn Express & Suites142 Fox Ridge LnWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 667-7050
Red Roof Inn991 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 667-5000
Travelodge Of Winchester160 Front Royal PikeWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 665-0685
Wingate Inn150 Wingate DrWinchester, VA27.6 mi.(540) 678-4283
Holiday Inn1017 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA27.7 mi.(540) 667-3300
Super 8 Motel - Winchester1077 Millwood PikeWinchester, VA27.8 mi.(540) 665-4450

Lost River Weather & Climate

Northwest Virginia , near the West Virginia border, has a distinct four-season climate. The mountain at Bryce Resort climbs to 1,750 feet above sea level. As such, it's one of the snowiest regions of the state. Some of the heaviest snowfalls in the United States occur in the Appalachians of West Virginia and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The climate consists of moderately cold winters and comfortable cool summers. The normal average temperature is 47.6 degrees F., with summer temperatures averaging 70-80 degrees F. The average annual precipitation is 42 inches.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 40°F 18°F 2.31 in. -
February 43°F 20°F 2.00 in. -
March 52°F 28°F 2.88 in. -
April 63°F 36°F 2.73 in. -
May 72°F 46°F 3.55 in. -
June 80°F 55°F 3.43 in. -
July 84°F 59°F 3.58 in. -
August 83°F 58°F 3.48 in. -
September 77°F 50°F 3.26 in. -
October 66°F 37°F 3.00 in. -
November 55°F 30°F 2.93 in. -
December 44°F 22°F 2.18 in. -

Lost River Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 42 miles northeast of Lost River in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley Regional airport (SHD) located approximately 56 miles south of Lost River in Staunton / Waynesboro / Harrisonburg, Virginia, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located roughly 64 miles east of Lost River in Washington, District Of Columbia, and finally the Charlottesville Albemarle airport (CHO) located around 64 miles south of Lost River in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Lost River Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
JeepersRockvilleMD80.6 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA87.2 mi.
Marshall Hall ParkBryans RoadMD89.5 mi.
 
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD117.0 mi.
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA118.9 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Valley View Golf CourseMoorefieldWV16.4 mi.
Mill Creek Country ClubBurlingtonWV22.9 mi.
Meadows Farms Golf CourseLocust GroveVA25.1 mi.
Somerset Golf ClubLocust GroveVA25.1 mi.
Front Royal Country ClubFront RoyalVA26.4 mi.
Jacksons Chase at Pine HillsFront RoyalVA27.1 mi.
Carpers Valley Golf ClubWinchesterVA28.1 mi.
Shenandoah Valley Golf ClubFront RoyalVA28.5 mi.
Bowling Green Country ClubFront RoyalVA28.9 mi.
Luray Caverns Country Club & ResortLurayVA29.6 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Bryce ResortBasyeVA19.2 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA44.0 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD50.6 mi.
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA66.3 mi.
Wintergreen ResortWintergreenVA82.5 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA85.9 mi.
The HomesteadHot SpringsVA97.2 mi.
 
State Parks
Lost River State ParkWV15.7 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV36.2 mi. 
Dans Mountain State ParkMD37.1 mi. 
Sky Meadows State ParkVA37.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA58.6 mi.(History)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA26.7 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC87.7 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD110.5 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD110.5 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA118.9 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA118.9 mi.


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