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St. Louis
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

First of all, the family that runs this is very very nice and they try very hard, however, $370 for one night for a family of four will lead me to make comparisons. We had never visited this resort before. I was intrigued by their website and descriptions of gourmet food. There were also many reviews here about the food... More 

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EnjoyWilderness, Owner at Wilderness Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. As the owner, we value the critiques of our guests and take away not only a sense of pride in the quality and value we provide but also learn from recommendations to improve upon. . Per your comments on your culinary experience, I would like to personally apologize. Our daily... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

From the first e-mail to Becky to the check out on Sunday, the entire experience was great. A big "shout out" to Tom, Becky, Jennifer and Brooke and the entire staff that when out of their way to make sure out stay was exceptional. It was my wife's birthday and they really made an effort to make her night special.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

My husband and I just arrived back home from spending 2 nights at the lodge. We had such a relaxing wonderful time together and the staff could not of been kinder and accommadating. The room we stayed in was wonderful, clean and decorated cute. The food was AMAZING!!!! We enjoyed the river, UNO and the best drinks down in Lesterville... More 

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Chicago, IL, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This review is long overdue: We spent several days here last fall (2013) at the end of the season. I imagine that summers are different, but Autumn is a peaceful and lovely time to visit. We stayed in a cabin with a river view. The room was clean and large. It was bit a rustic, as one should expect, but... More 

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Macon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you have an active family and love nature (but not roughing it), this is the perfect place to stay in a beautiful part of Missouri. Notwithstanding the float trips and proximity to awesome state parks, the activities offered on site make this a destination in and of itself. My elementary-aged kids were so occupied and engaged, they did not... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked the Wilderness Lodge for a last minute overnight get away for our family and couldn't have been more pleased. For a family of five, our cabin was the perfect size and was situated right on the river so we had a great view of the Black River. We were most impressed with the extra friendly customer service. Becky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Ambience, quiet, and proximity to interesting local sights are high on the list of any vacation plans. But at Wilderness Lodge, you must also add superior attentiveness by the staff, because without a staff genuinely interested in the welfare of their guests, don't expect a fun, memorable vacation. My college friend and I, celebrating over 50 years of friendship, recently... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I've just returned from a wonderful time at Wilderness Lodge. The entire staff was very kind and helpful. There are so many activities to do, or you can choose to do nothing at all. :-) The gourmet comfort food coming out of Miss Janet's kitchen was tasty and made with the love and care of a mother. I'm so grateful... More 

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We spent 4 days at the lodge recently. Our cabin was nestled deep in the hillside with a porch that faced the woods. With the windows open all you could hear was birds and the flowing river close by. Extremely relaxing. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The food served was top notch, spinach salad topped with goat cheese... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We had the best time at Wilderness Lodge. My company had a Team Build there and the rooms were nice, there were plenty of activities to do around the Lodge. The food was excellent, if you go, you have to try there BBQ... It's the best.. 10 thumbs up to the staff at Wilderness Lodge, keep up the good work..

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
At Wilderness Lodge, we have over 25 different cabins, suites and cottages for guests to enjoy. All cabin prices are based on a per person, per night charge since dinner and lunch are included with the package. Breakfast is available continental style from 7:30am to 9:30am, and we also serve a hot breakfast from 8am to 9am. For dinner, we have 4 seatings at 6pm, 6:30pm, 7pm, and 7:30pm. During the week there is just one dinner seating between 6pm and 7pm (but we still try to be flexible if guests would like to come a little earlier or later). As far as activities, there is of course the Black River directly across the road from Wilderness Lodge for a little (or a lot) of water fun. Just a short walk from the cabins, the river, gravel bars, and side streams are great places to explore, swim, catch water critters and just relax in the sun. For a bit more adventure, we rent canoes, rafts, kayaks, and tubes for floating. We port floaters upstream in the morning for a 4 to 6 hour float (depending upon how fast the river is moving and how many gravel bar breaks you take) that ends up right back at our rivers edge campground. There are plenty more outdoor activities on the property including hiking, fishing, miniature golf, horse shoes, basketball, shuffle board, a playground, frisbee golf, etc -- we even recently found a cave to explore for those not afraid of small spaces. :) There are also a number of cool nature attractions within a short car ride, including Elephant Rock State Park and the recently opened Johnson Shut-ins. To get out of the heat, we have an air conditioned rec room with games & indoor activities -- and we plan to keep the main Lodge open all day long (over the last couple years it was only open during the meal times). Also in the main lodge is the Ripple Room Lounge, open for cocktails and beverages from 5pm to 9pm everyday. For the readers in our crowd that want a little piece and quiet, we have taken one of the Rock Cabins and converted it into a library refuge. Finally, on Saturday nights, we will also hold an informal friendly family game night in the main lodge for anyone that wants to attend. Unwind. Cool Off. Eat Well. Enjoy Wilderness! Wilderness Lodge Resort ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wilderness Lodge

Address: PO Box 90, Lesterville, MO 63654-0090
Location: United States > Missouri > Lesterville
Price Range: $79 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Wilderness Hotel Lesterville
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