Guesthouse Lost River

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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to the Guesthouse Lost River! An award winning, 18 room Bed & Breakfast and Inn with Restaurant, Bar & Lounge! We are located 2 hours from Washington DC and 2.5 from Baltimore!

The Guesthouse Kitchen & Bar offers fresh-from-scratch, American inspired dishes in a comfortable mountain lodge style setting. Our menu includes dishes made from scratch, inspired by and made with locally sourced proteins, ingredients and seasonal produce whenever possible.

Guests may dine in our main dining room or Bar & Lounge to enjoy dinner selections with a focus on locally raised and sourced ingredients such as poultry, beef, fish and produce. Our dinner menu offers fresh made-from-scratch soups, appetizers, salads, entrees and incredible house made desserts. Our regular menu changes regularly and we feature additions to our menu each evening.

We invite you to come find yourself in Lost River and join us at the Guesthouse Lost River!
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EH
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat for two or twenty. Both hosts are friendly and involved with all aspects of the business which lends a more personal feeling when you stay there for overnight or just for drink at the bar.

G
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Guesthouse is always wonderful an this meal followed suit! Had the salmon and it was moist and tender. Soup of the day was delicious - potato and leek with perfectly balanced cream base. Desert special - peach cobbler with a twist was delightful! Jesse and Gary treat everyone like family and that gem of a chef and the lovely and sweet service staff combine to my it great place to eat.

KT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner did not disappoint! It was one of the best meals I've had in a long time. I'm still dreaming about the burrata appetizer special. My pork chop was delicious and the mango crème brulee cheesecake was the perfect way to end the meal.

JW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a wonderful food oasis. Terrific menu, nice staff. Really appreciated the vegetarian options and allowing the removal of unwanted ingredients from my 12 year old daughter's dinner.

CC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had an outstanding meal at the Guesthouse. First let me start with the ambience, which is romantic and private but there were also some group tables having fun for a birthday, which was nice. I had a cocktail made with Jim Beam apple - yum, house recipe. The drink menu has a motherlode of local options including hard cider, which I also tried and was glad I did — it was pleasantly dry and flavored with elder flower. For an entree I had cod in a puttanesca type sauce that was delicious and beautifully presented. The only reason I scored the food as 4 stars and not 5 is that my partner’s cauliflower “steak” came out a bit overcooked. It looked like it would have been good otherwise, and they immediately offered to replace it then took it off the bill when we declined. So no hard feelings on that. We had a peach “cobbler” for dessert. The only reason I put it in quotes is that it was so gourmet it seems unjust to call it cobbler. Carmelized with a sherry cream sauce on top, it was the perfect ending to an amazing meal. Will go back as soon as we can

D
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had a very pleasant stay and dinner there.

f
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

SOME OF OUR DINNER WAS VERY GOOD AND SOME WAS POOR. MY KALE/ROOT SALAD WAS TERRIBLE. KALE AND SLICED RAW CARROT AND BEET. LITTLE DRESSING. HARD TO GET DOWN. THE ROLLS WERE DRY. THE DUCK WONTONS WERE THE BEST PART OF THE DINNER AND THE BACON AND SCALLOPS WERE GOOD. MY PORK CHOP AND POTATOES WERE GOOD BUT THE BEANS COULD HAVE BEEN A LITTLE MORE COOKED FOR ME.
I THINK IF I RETURNED I WOULD ORDER SOME APPETIZERS AND TRY ONE OF THE OTHER SALADS. THE GROUP I WAS WITH SAID THE OTHER SALADS WERE VERY GOOD.

OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, as always...thank you for making Mark’s bday a special one!

EP
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, and dining rooms are cozy and comfortable. Just beautiful all around and very well-run.

EH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. Excellent service and attitude from the staff and the owners who jump in to help wherever they can.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at at wonderful restaurant!

TB
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

How in the world did such a fantastic place get hidden in the woods and mountains of Lost River, WV? This place is a true gem. It's worth the trip no matter where you are coming from! The guests in the bar area were very friendly and sociable. The staff was excellent and very attentive. The hosts were beyond friendly. I would truly recommend this place! 5 stars!!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my friend, Gayle’s, bday dinner. We arrived early for our dinner reservations. Gary & Jesse happily met us and we were seated right away. Jessie came over to the table and enthusiastically announced the added dinner specials, but I’d been dreaming of the scrumptious Ribeye for 2 weeks! We started with the amazing Blackened Shrimp dip... YUM!! It was more than enough for the 3 of us. Gayle & Lynn had the WVA Maple brined pork chop. There was not a speck left at the end of our meal... except dessert. Their wonderful “team” even went way above by preparing a special dessert complete with candles which they brought out singing “happy birthday” to Gayle! Thank you, Gary & Jessie (and your wonderful team) for yet another memorable and absolutely , delicious meal!!! See you all again soon!

CB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Owners are friendly, food prepared well. Your choice of vegan, vegetarian are available. Nice wine selection. Will return.

RH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough wonderful things about this restaurant. The food was fresh and delicious. The service was outstanding. We will definitely go again.

KM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious! The staff was knowledgeable, attentive and proactive. This is a great place for a romantic meal with your partner or a good time with good food and drink with friends &/or family

NF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is always delicious and you couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location. The owners are amazing and the staff is excellent. It’s always nice to check out the B and B while waiting for dinner.

ET
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best dining experience I’ve had in a long time! I will definitely be back!

TB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an awesome dinner experience and A+ service. Can’t wait to go back!!!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place

DM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted at the door by one of the wonderful owners, taken to a beautifully appointed table. The dining room was elegant. The staff go above to take care of your every need.
The food is amazing, for starters the WV Bourbon & Candied Maple Bacon is custom cut and cooked to magnificent perfection. You'll wish you could take a pound to go! The Ribeye is always cooked to mouth watering deliciousness.
As we finished dinner the restaurant was filling quickly and understandably so. I would recommend making reservations the next time you are in the area. You definitely will not want to miss this incredible find in the beautiful Lost River Valley!

AT
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jesse and Gary have created an atmosphere that is unmatched in the local area. They are both gracious hosts who go above and beyond for their customers. The food is excellent and the service is even better.

JB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I enjoyed it greatly. We were welcomed as soon as we walked in and taken care if by some amazing staff. We would love to come back.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First meal as a married couple. The owners are family friends and truly the most hospitable talented hosts in the world. The duck wontons are AMAZING

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience!

JB
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome from the beginning to the end!! Suburb! We will visit again! Worth the drive to West Virginia!

G
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was phenomenal! We had one special and one menu meal. Bother we’re exceptional along with appetizers, salad, and dessert! Jesse and Gary are the perfect hosts!

TH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place!! Jesse and Gary are wonderful people and always go out of their way to make everyone feel very welcome! The staff is great and the food is amazing. We drive 4 hours to enjoy this hidden gem and have never been disappointed. The view is absolutely beautiful! Highly recommend!!! ❤️

OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Came to celebrate my 18 year wedding anniversary.
Meal: appetizer and soups were great, entrees were ok. Ribeyes, wanted medium, it came half med and half well and meat was a 1/4 fat. Pasta meal had under cooked pasta. Guests behind us couldn't stop using the " mf" word and they were obnoxious for a fine dining establishment.

CC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great experience, followed by the doughnut pop up the next morning.

7
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner, as usual. I want to particularly note the chef's fantastic hashbrown/tuna/onion with two sauces appetizer... w/ a spicy afterkick. An extra special special! The specials are often What To Eat.

LS
West Virginia
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was well prepared and the hospitality provided by Jesse, Gary and their staff was top rate. Breakfast was served family style and the biscuits were to die! Well worth the drive to stay in a beautiful location.

AG
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Guesthouse Lost River was great for the stay and dinning. Gary, Jesse and the staff were very friendly an welcoming. The food was great and the breakfast was over the top. The views of the country side were a site to behold.

RB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for our anniversary date! Delicious and cozy, would definitely recommend.

EM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived early and were greeted by the owners. After chatting a bit we walked through the beautifully decorated inn. After we made our way back to the dining room, they were very accommodating and sat us early. Cheyenne, our wonderful waitress, made certain we were never left with the “where’s our waitperson” feeling 😊 . Dinner was fantastic! I’m still craving another, mouth-watering, perfectly grilled Ribeye!! We will be back again & again! Thank you for a great evening, wonderful staff and perfect dinner!!

n
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place will be our go to place for many many years!

RH
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very unique place -
Amazing surroundings, exceptional service and the food.
So good, fresh, savory.
This was our second time here, and we're already planning our third visit

DG
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful restaurant and bar nestled in the mountains of West Virginia. Staff is always friendly, upbeat and attentive. Delightful, locally sourced food, beautifully prepared. The proprietors' only desire is your enjoyment. Highly recommended.

CH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What fantastic service! Everyone was very nice and our meals were yummy too. Loved the arugula salad with dried cherries. Perfect on a summer evening! The layout of the dining room is great. Not overcrowded or squished. Beautiful views of the W. Virginia landscape!

C
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Resort was decorated very nice. Owners were very cordial to my wife and I. Food was excellent as well as the cottage we stayed at. We didn't know this was a popular place for the gay community and it came as a shock to us being up in WV. It was an experience for us, we never disrespected anyone who was there and we weren't disrespected either. Being around the gay community is not our thing. I'm not giving a bad review, but a honest opinion from a husband and wife.

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