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Wilderness Lodge

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PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

So glad we decided to go after the October leaves fell! We usually try to time our visit when the fall colors are at their height. Not sure when they shut down for the winter season, but don't shy away from November.The weather was still great for hiking and just hanging out in front of the fireplace. As always the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Fabulous rustic resort with everything you need. We stayed in the hilltop cabin and loved the massive fireplace and quiet screened in porch. The meals were outstanding, all fresh and homemade. We took lots of walks with our dog and enjoyed all the beauty of the fall season. Will absolutely go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

For some reason, I didn't look at all these wonderful reviews on Tripadvisor before I took this trip. I simply went off their website, which looked promising and the food sounded good, so I went for it. Having not read the reviews, I really did not know what to expect. So, I was blown away by the gorgeous historic lodge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

We ended up at the wilderness lodge after the first place we booked online in lesterville turned out to be a disgusting dump. They were so nice from the moment we got there. Becky was very helpful and accommodating to our families with two small children. The rooms were very clean and quaint. There were many activities for us to... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We've been coming to the lodge for many years, always with our immediate family and now our extended family including sons in law. Just a great place to chill out, float, laugh, not look at your phone, and connect. River was too high so we hiked at Taum Sauk state park instead. Trail took us to an amazing waterfall. Tom... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed at Wilderness Lodge at the end of July for two nights (Thursday to Saturday) with our family, which included nine adults and seven grandkids (ages 11 years to 9 months). What a marvelous time we all had!! There were activities for everyone, including wading in the river, catching tadpoles, swimming in the pool at the lodge, hiking, playing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The resort has elegant cabins with romantic fireplaces if you’re visiting in fall. The price includes a delicious dinner and breakfast, so the rooms are priced per person. The grounds include miniature golf course, disc golf, a nice playground for the kids, and a pool and a hot tub at the main lodge. The staff is very friendly and goes... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We stayed in the Turkey Run two bottom cabins, perfect for the two families (4 adults and 3 children). Lots to do, a short walk to the Black River, so much fun hunting bugs and crawdads, floating, swimming. We played games, mini golf, mini zip line, a tree house, the kids loved it. And the adults enjoyed the excellent food... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I have had the pleasure of going to Wilderness Lodge for a Leadership retreat twice, and enjoyed it so much that my family and friends have made this a destination multiple times! From the lodging to the fantastic food to the friendly owners...it is fun and comfortable!

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Ms. Janet is a wonderful cook. Her food is very tasty. Tom is a very gracious and generous host. Everyone who works there is very attentive to your needs. Definitely a good stay. This was my second trip there and I enjoyed it more this time now that I was familiar with the place. Nothing is ever off limits. You... More 

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