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“Diamond in the rough” 5 of 5 stars
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Shepherd Mountain Inn & Suites
1321 N. Highway 21, Ironton, MO 63650   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ironton
Mexico, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Diamond in the rough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My husband and I found this place on one of our road trips. We love to get into the car and take back roads to explore. We had just left Cape Girardeau, MO and stayed in a nice hotel. This was Memorial wknd. We came upon the place called Shepard Mountain in and thought well not much to choose from so why not. It was AMAZING!!!! We stayed in the jacuzzi Suite. Let me just say that it was MUCH CHEAPER and MUCH NICE then the pricey hotel at the cape. Very clean, nice people. We have now been back 4 more times since then just because we can't get enough of this place. The rooms are wonderful!!!!! Kay is very very sweet w/ her dog Mickey. lol If you are looking for a nice relaxing stay with all the comforts of home I suggest that you stay at the Shepard Mountain INN!!!!!!!!
My husband and I are now even renewing our wedding vows in a small local church this October dow there. We and our children and grand daughter WILL be staying in what is called the FAMILY SUITE!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover. That is a perfect sentence to describe this hotel. I looked at the outside and being from a bigger town I was nervous, I then walked in the room and it was amazing! So clean, nice set up, very nice staff, and made me feel safe. I will go back here when I visit the area again! The manager is so nice and she told us places we should visit, and was helpful giving directions too! It was only 3 miles away from Elephant rock and 13 miles away from Johnson's Shut In so a wonderful location!! The price of this place is wonderful as well. This place was better than some of the Sleep Inns and Quality Inns I have stayed at!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Don't be fooled by the outside. The rooms are a great value. Clean and fresh. We had a two bedroom suite. Fridge in both rooms, plus microwave a small cook top with plates, utensils and cookware. All the fittings seem brand new and well done. Very friendly and helpful owner,but not intrusive. Great base for visiting around the area. Good restaurant right across the little parking lot. Very enjoyable stay and look forward to returning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

This is a fantastic location as a base of operations for exploring the region. It's less than a half hour from both Johnson Shut Ins, and Taum Sauk mountain, and even closer to Elephant Rocks. The rooms are clean and up to date, there are even suites with kitchenettes. Bayley Jo's, the restaurant that sharesthe parking lot has excellent food. My only complaint is that they don't serve breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Joplin, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We traveled here for a class one of our sons was taking. Never having been in this area before, we picked one of the two hotels closest to where his class was and were very pleased with Shepherd Mountain Inn! The manager, Kay, is very kind and friendly. The room (we got the family suite) was clean, cool, very quiet and we had a nice little kitchenette for fixing meals. There isn't a pool at this hotel, but the other hotel in town is owned by the same people, so we were able to use the pool, which was just 1/4 of a mile away. It was a lovely, saltwater pool and my boys spent many hours in it.

There are a lot of things (free!) to do in this whole area. Be sure and check out some of the businesses around town. We spent quite a few hours at Boulder Books and learned a lot of the history in the area. And don't forget to go visit Fort Davidson! The people are nice and friendly and more than willing to give you a "history report." We spent 8 days & nights here and didn't even finish going to all the places that are around. I highly recommend this out-of-the-way little place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Shepherd Mountain Inn is conveniently located in the Arcadia Valley region. We have stayed there as individuals, as a couple, and as part of a group, at least 6 times in the last 2 years. The rooms are spotless, the bathrooms newly re-done, linens are fresh, heating/cooling system excellent, the Wi-Fi works well (good speed).

BBQ on premises closed Tuesdays, Mexican restaurant across street open all days, excellent "blue plate special" restaurant less than 1 mile away opens at 6 for breakfast (closed Wednesdays).

The staff is friendly and helpful. On our visits to do birding surveys in the area, we now feel like we are coming home when we pull into this motel lot. We've never had any reason to look further for a motel in the area--this one is as good as they come!

Room Tip: All rooms are at ground level; all are quiet, well off hwy. with low traffic.
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Avon, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We drove all the way from Danville, IN to Ironton, MO to visit the famous Johnson's Shut-ins State Park in Missouri. Shepard Mountain Inn was the closest hotel/motel to the park. Camping is available at the state park, but temps were around 105 for the two days we visited. The town of Ironton. MO was very small, and we were skeptical at first. As soon as we checked in at Shepard Mountain Inn we knew it was going to be a good trip.

The room was modern, and nicer than most Holiday Inn rooms. The beds, floors, and bathrooms were all very clean. The AC did a great job defending us from the 105 degree temps. The overall hotel was quiet, and very comfortable. The ice machine worked great, and they had fully stocked vending machines (with the good stuff). The TV was nice, and offered all the basic cable channels. If your journey takes you to the Ozark Mountain area I highly recommend Shepard Mountain Inn.

When we checked in we accidentally overpaid, and it was promptly fixed with a call to our room telling us of the $8 owed. Most hotels would have just kept the $8.00, and we would've never known. The price was more than affordable for the two days we stayed. We look forward to going back to Ironton, MO to visit the other state parks and scenery. Great place to bring the kids for some fun in Nature.

Room Tip: We got a smoking room, which coming from Indiana (where smokers are treated as 2nd class citizens) i...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Address: 1321 N. Highway 21, Ironton, MO 63650
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Location: United States > Missouri > Ironton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Ironton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Shepherd Mountain Inn nestled in the Beautiful Arcadia Valley of the St. Francois Mountains. Our facility features outstanding lodging with mountain views and the clearest streams in Missouri. We have various accommodations designed to meet the needs of our guests, including Jacuzzi Suites, Family Suites, Executive Business Suites, etc. On our grounds of Shepherd Mountain Inn are large grassy areas, picnic tables, places to grill, and a clear mountain stream that spans the back of the property. We are conveniently located within walking distance of multiple restaurants, groceries, and a department store. The beautiful Arcadia Valley Region features 3 of Missouri's best-known State Parks; including Elephant Rocks, Johnson's Shut-Ins, and Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest point). Shepherd Mountain Inn is centrally located among these parks as well Fort Davidson State Historic Site, Silver Mines and Millstream Gardens Whitewater Areas, Iron County Historical Society Museum, Iron County Courthouse, Missouri MinesState Historic Site, Marble Creek Park, Ozark Trails and more. We invite you to come and make Shepherd Mountain Inn your home away from home while you enjoy the beautiful Arcadia Valley. ... more   less 
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