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PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654
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Wilderness Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kirkwood, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Denver, Colorado, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from a wonderful week at the Wilderness Lodge Resort. My wife and our two little boys (6) and (3) had a terrific relaxing time exploring the grounds, hanging by the river, chillin' at the pool and in the lodge, and playing games in the rec room. It was a wonderful setting to re-establish bonds with friends and family... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently spent a week at the Wilderness Lodge with my husband, son (11) and two daughters (4 and 9). We also met up with my brother, his wife and two sons (ages 3 and 6). We all had a relaxing, wonderful time together surrounded by the beauty of the Ozark Mountains and the Black River. The cabin we stayed... More

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St. Louis
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all, the family that runs this is very very nice and they try very hard, however, $370 for one night for a family of four will lead me to make comparisons. We had never visited this resort before. I was intrigued by their website and descriptions of gourmet food. There were also many reviews here about the food... More

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EnjoyWilderness, Owner at Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. As the owner, we value the critiques of our guests and take away not only a sense of pride in the quality and value we provide but also learn from recommendations to improve upon. . Per your comments on your culinary experience, I would like to personally apologize. Our daily... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first e-mail to Becky to the check out on Sunday, the entire experience was great. A big "shout out" to Tom, Becky, Jennifer and Brooke and the entire staff that when out of their way to make sure out stay was exceptional. It was my wife's birthday and they really made an effort to make her night special.... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I just arrived back home from spending 2 nights at the lodge. We had such a relaxing wonderful time together and the staff could not of been kinder and accommadating. The room we stayed in was wonderful, clean and decorated cute. The food was AMAZING!!!! We enjoyed the river, UNO and the best drinks down in Lesterville... More

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Chicago, IL, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This review is long overdue: We spent several days here last fall (2013) at the end of the season. I imagine that summers are different, but Autumn is a peaceful and lovely time to visit. We stayed in a cabin with a river view. The room was clean and large. It was bit a rustic, as one should expect, but... More

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Macon, Missouri
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have an active family and love nature (but not roughing it), this is the perfect place to stay in a beautiful part of Missouri. Notwithstanding the float trips and proximity to awesome state parks, the activities offered on site make this a destination in and of itself. My elementary-aged kids were so occupied and engaged, they did not... More

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Address: PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654
Location: United States > Missouri > Lesterville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Wilderness Hotel Lesterville

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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 
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