Negatives: Nature enthusiasts, and family oriented folks seeking a comfortable lodging facility that offers clean campgrounds with enforced quiet time rules need not reserve a cabin OR campground at the Bird's Nest. The campgrounds were crowded and littered with beer cans from the scores of twenty somethings who partied past dawn. The "receptionist" at the main lodge (where you check in and eat breakfast/dinner) needed a refresher on proper manners when dealing with paying customers and there just seemed to be a complete lack of organization and enthusiasm about the whole business itself. On the second evening there, our family purchased wood to build a campfire only to discover that it was wet. Positives: As there are very few, this will be quick. The cabin that we stayed in was not that bad. The beds were firm (and clean) and the room was basically clean, although the cheap air freshener was smellier than if they didn't use one at all. The river was beautiful and offered a great float. Little bluffs spot the river, as well as a big beautiful cave with a fresh, freezing spring. Lots of places to pull over and swim as well. The breakfast and dinner provided was great, and the resident kitty and dog Teddy were charming. If you are young and carefree, looking to drink a lot, sleep very little and float to your hearts content, this is for you. If you are a parent, young person who likes to have a few but get some shut eye too, or if you are very young, or very old, this place is not for you.
- Also Known As:
- Bird`s Nest Lodge And River Hotel Steelville