The Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 16+ acre hillside in West Baden Springs overlooking a section of the Lost River valley.  The main building is a farmhouse built in 1868 with a poplar log foundation, and the guesthouse is a newly constructed round building in the forest.   Intended as a stop for travelers, the hostel is a hub of conversation, inspiration, and have a constant eye toward self-sustainability.  A complimentary dinner is provided with every stay. Discounts are available for guests who wish to stay for a full 7-day retreat.

We intend to create and foster an environment that will inspire everyone who walks through the gate. There are places in this world that inspire all on their own. 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.