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Wilderness Lodge

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PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654
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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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edwardsville,il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
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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
1 review
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I worked with Becky to plan an annual retreat for 50+ people. She was an absolute joy to work with, going way beyond what was expected to ensure a successful event. They took the time to light what must have been over a hundred candles to light the winding rode up to the main lodge, creating a magical experience for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a very nice experience. The food and service were excellent! The owners are extremely nice and helpful. The kids loved the play areas and the recreation center. 1st time visit and we will be back and next time we will try the float trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I wasn't quite sure what to expect driving down the long dirt road towards the Wilderness Lodge. What a wonderful delight it was to find such a beautiful resort tucked into the Ozarks hillside. The hospitality exhibited by the staff, the food, and the accommodations exceeded all expectations. I highly recommend the Wilderness Lodge for anyone looking for a peaceful,... More 

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Moffat, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I stayed at the Wilderness Lodge last weekend and I have nothing but good things to say about it. The pictures on the web site do not do justice to the beauty of the area. I was initially sceptical about the gourmet dining that they advertise but the food turned out to be exceptional. The best thing about my experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I was here for a group retreat last weekend and it was phenomenally fun. At one point, I described getting to the zip line via the tree fort above the mini golf course, and we all stopped to appreciate how full of awesome that description was. Tom and Becky were so generous in adjusting on the fly to our whims,... More 

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