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“Ozark Gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shady Lane Cabins & Motel

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509 Main Street, Eminence, MO 65466   |  
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“Ozark Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

Whether your tastes lean toward a quiet float down a crystal clear river, flying through the treetops dangling from a zip line cable, or exploring the natural wonders of the Ozark Mountains on foot or horseback, Eminence, Missouri is the place to go for an inexpensive getaway and Shady Lane Cabins and Motel is the place to stay. It is located right in the heart of everything.

The rates at Shady Lane are very reasonable, even during mid season. The owners and staff are all very professional and their service rivals that at any resort property, (a career in resort/hotel/casino management made me very critical). Plus, the cabins and rooms are always fresh and clean, and everyone will likely remember your name beyond just seeing it on your credit card—a “one-up” on every Las Vegas property where everyone only cares about and remembers your net worth to them.

Shady Lane Cabins and Motel rates “11” in my book.

Jason W.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We have twice vacationed here in a small cabin with two queens. Very roomy and very clean on a flat grassed in area within 100 yards of Jack's Fork river. The bathroom has a nice sized walk-in shower, and a small refrigerator is included. Firepits and grills are close by. It is very quiet, and the air is crisp and clean. We arrived late (after 6pm for Shady Lane), so the manager left a note on the office door directing us to the (unlocked) cabin. Very nice, and typical of the friendliness of Eminence. We go for the canoeing on the beautiful Current and Jack's Fork rivers, but the area is also a center for horseback trail riding. For the money, Shady Lane is by far the best backwoods cabin we stay at.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Overland Park, KS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

I just took a solo motorcycle trip to Memphis and I stopped in Eminence for a night. I couldn't get reservations anywhere in advance due to the standard 2-night minimum. But, I arrived early in the afternoon on a Saturday and was able to get a room for one evening. The place was clean, comfortable, entirely adequate for my purposes and it was convenient for me to walk places since I was on a bike. It was the cheapest rate I found in the area and I'd definitely stay there again. They have a convenient walk-in access to the river for swimming so it was perfect for me.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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illinois
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We stayed at a ranch style home called Story's Creek Manor owned by Shady Lane. It was great! It has 3 bedrooms, a very large eat in kitchen, living room and 2 bathrooms. The yard is very large and has a firepit, grill and horeshoe pit. Plenty of yard for kids to play in. Living room has pull out couch. This is a great place to stay!!!! We are returning again this year.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2011

We were pleasantly surprised at the roominess of their small cabins. they had two queen size beds and plenty of space. Two front chairs sit on the front porch for a pleasant evening out. There was a playground for our daughter and she enjoyed it.

The people running the cabins were pleasant and very helpful. Easy to find. We didn't think about this ahead of time, but there is no phone service in the cabin and in fact, there was no cell phone service at all. We had to drive to a lookout point to get cell service - but what can you expect - afterall you are in the Mark Twain National Forest and it was nice not having all the technolgy. Wifi was available if you were lucky - we managed to connect once, but not a big deal.

Went river rafting - Harveys' Rental was very helpful, picked us up at our cabin to take us on our float trip and was there to pick us up at the designated time to take us back to our cabin.

Eminence is a nice, small town but well worth the trip.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shady Lane Cabins & Motel

Address: 509 Main Street, Eminence, MO 65466
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Location: United States > Missouri > Eminence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Eminence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are in the heart of the Ozark National Scenic Riverways. Our cabins are nestled among plenty of beautiful shade trees just 150 yards north of the Jacks Fork River on Scenic Highway 19.Our cabins are great for large or small groups, family reunions, etc. We also offer picnic tables, BBQ grills, volleyball, badminton and horseshoes for outside evenings, swing sets for children and pits for outside campfires.We also have free coffee in the morning. ... more   less 

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