"No shopping trip to the Hardy County area is complete without a stop at the year-old Lost River Trading Post..." - Charleston Gazette, 11/02/14
“...an upscale store that opened...in nearby Wardensville."
- New York Times, 10/30/13
"It’s a combo cutting-edge gallery space, made-from-scratch bakery and shopping opportunity for everything from local arts to the largest collection of craft beers...and must-have oddities." - Charleston Gazette, 10/05/14
"Wardensville is probably not what you’d expect, assuming you expected anything. This town of less than 300 people, 100 miles from Washington, D.C., is arguably not on most West Virginians’ radar—but it should be."- WV Living Magazine, 11/01/17
In-state visitors coming from the mass of West Virginia to the west travel through Moorefield to get to the valley. From the east, which provides the vast majority of park visitors, Wardensville and the new W.Va. Route 55 are the gateway.
For those who give trendy titles to towns, Wardensville is definitely “emerging chic,” with a new municipal government and the cool downtown Lost River Brewery. The year-old Lost River Trading Post is the acknowledged center of ferment and change. It’s a combo cutting-edge gallery space, made-from-scratch bakery and shopping opportunity for everything from local arts to the largest collection of craft beers in town and must-have oddities.
The original wood floors are restored and polished, and the owners are enthusiasts ready with information and guidance on everything to do and see.