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West Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Went here for a work outing, but the Staff, accomodations and atmosphere made it seem more like a vacation. A great place to disconnect from the world and recharge. I will come back with my family for a vacation in the future.

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Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The hospitality was very excellent .The staff was very friendly & the food was excellent .The rooms where clean & comfortable . I would recommend this place to anybody . I would recommend floating to anybody that goes there for vacation . 😄😀

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Olathe, Kansas
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Reviewed 26 May 2015

Loved it so much we made reservations to come back as we were checking out! Gotta be honest, when we first pulled into the drive we were not sure what to expect. Tom greeted us at the office and gave us a brief tour of the lodge and rundown of the offerings and said we would probably be sorry we... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

This lodge is amazing!!!! The food is ridiculous, the service is amazing, the rooms are rustic but charming! They have mini golf, a tree house with a little zip line, a fire pit, a pool, a hot tub. And it is sitting right in the middle of beautiful and amazing woods. Right by the Ozark trail for a hike. I... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

My husband and I wanted to enjoy nature and solitude for a few days. Wilderness Lodge allowed us to feel close to nature but not have to worry about tents, sleeping bags, and campfires! The friendly staff was extremely attentive and helpful; the food was superb and plentiful, the menus varied and, as advertised, "gourmet." Our cabin (Hilltop #22) was... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

Recently spent two weekend nights at Wilderness ranch for our mini-vacation with my daughter and her two young children (almost 5 yrs old and a 2.5 year old). It was perfect for them and us, too. The kids loved the river (catching crawfish!) and tubing. The pool was perfect after a hot afternoon at the river. The food was excellent... More 

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Reviewed 1 September 2014 via mobile

We just spent a couple of days at the Wilderness Lodge and had a great experience. There was so much to do in such a short period of time. The staff was fantastic and made you feel like family. The food was fabulous and the price was very reasonable. We are definitely going to book with them again.

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

My girlfriends and I have stayed at the Wilderness Lodge for our girls weekend for the past two years and we will definitely stay there again next year. We stayed in Jacks Cabin and were impressed by the cleanliness of this 1910 circa cabin. The a/c worked extremely well and loved the screened in porch, which included two daybeds, a... More 

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St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

Love this place. Just returned yesterday from a girls floating weekend. There were 5 of us and this is the 2nd time we have stayed here and are planning on returning next year. We were here last year and just love it. The staff and everyone that works there are so nice. Breakfast and dinner is included in with your... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

Having just returned from Wilderness Lodge yesterday, I couldn't wait to give my review! The owners and staff of this resort couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. At each meal, we were asked if we wanted more! Now, my husband can eat and even HE didn't ask for seconds. This is a good balance of rustic cabins away from... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Wilderness Lodge, we have over 25 different cabins, suites and cottages for guests to enjoy. All cabin prices are based on a per person, per night charge since dinner and lunch are included with the package. Breakfast is available continental style from 7:30am to 9:30am, and we also serve a hot breakfast from 8am to 9am. For dinner, we have 4 seatings at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm. During the week there is just one dinner seating between 6pm and 7pm (but we still try to be flexible if guests would like to come a little earlier or later). As far as activities, there is of course the Black River directly across the road from Wilderness Lodge for a little (or a lot) of water fun. Just a short walk from the cabins, the river, gravel bars, and side streams are great places to explore, swim, catch water critters and just relax in the sun. For a bit more adventure, we rent canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes for floating. We port floaters upstream in the morning for a 4 to 6 hour float (depending upon how fast the river is moving and how many gravel bar breaks you take) that ends up right back at our rivers edge campground. There are plenty more outdoor activities on the property including hiking, fishing, miniature golf, horse shoes, basketball, shuffle board, a playground, frisbee golf, etc -- we even recently found a cave to explore for those not afraid of small spaces. :) There are also a number of cool nature attractions within a short car ride, including Elephant Rock State Park and the recently opened Johnson Shut-ins. To get out of the heat, we have an air conditioned rec room with games & indoor activities -- and we plan to keep the main Lodge open all day long (over the last couple years it was only open during the meal times). Also in the main lodge is the Ripple Room Lounge, open for cocktails and beverages from 5pm to 9pm everyday. For the readers in our crowd that want a little piece and quiet, we have taken one of the Rock Cabins and converted it into a library refuge. Finally, on Saturday nights, we will also hold an informal friendly family game night in the main lodge for anyone that wants to attend. Unwind. Cool Off. Eat Well. Enjoy Wilderness! Wilderness Lodge Resort ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Lodge

Address: PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654
Region: United States > Missouri > Lesterville
Price Range: $105 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Wilderness Hotel Lesterville
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“Choose careful. No single standard. Choose the room that fits you best.”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewG558, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Riverside suites is right on Black River and a little more out of the way than the other cabins”
  • Black River in front of the Riverside Suites
 of 5 bubbles sunrunner68, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Individual cabins. I like them all,,especially the river front ones.”
 of 5 bubbles rogerd465, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Jack's Cabin - 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms and a large living room. Lots of other options available.”
 of 5 bubbles estie77, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rustic cabins, uniquely decorated. 2 options--near activities or up the hill in the woods. We had a mix and they each worked well.”
 of 5 bubbles warrenchristinab, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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