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“Float your cares away”

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Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental
St. Louis
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Float your cares away”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

Although we didn't stay on property (INTEND TO NEXT TIME), The grounds are very nice, it is out there in the woods. It is a scenic area. We went there to go one a float trip. It is the least expensive rip. Friendly staff.place we found to rent tubes and ride to drop off point.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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6 Thank Sonja R
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Charla B, Manager at Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental, responded to this review, June 21, 2014
There's no better way to spend a day than floating on the water. Thanks for taking the time to spread the word, Sonja! We look forward to seeing you again the next time you head our way.

Warm regards,
Charla, Manager — Blue Springs Ranch
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

Our family has stayed here, for our family reunions, for 20+ years. Unfortunately, the past two experiences have been horrible! Something has definitely charged! Employees are extremely rude, especially owner and their business practices are bordering on illegal?
They charged $200 to the credit card our reservation was booked on after we left and without approval calling it a cleaning fee. However we had cleaned up before we left. . We booked a bus months in advance to go into town. When the night came we were told we would have to pay double or they wouldn't leave the premises. Each family member who checked in was gouged for more money even though our reservations had been paid in full for months. We thought it was just confusion when it happened with us but realized they must be running a scam after it happened to several other people.
The last straw came after booking the largest cabin a year in advance (before this past summer experience) for our family Xmas. Numerous attempts were made to contact BSR the week prior to our reservation but to no avail. As a last ditch effort, the day we were due to check in, I made a plea on their Facebook page to return our calls. Within an hour a there was a post on their Facebook saying they were closed due to the weather. Family members from TX, OK, STL & KC had to be notified last minute that Xmas was cancelled.
I guess BSR feels like they have enough business and they don't have to be held accountable for the treatment of their patrons. Well we for one will not give this business another dime!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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18 Thank Jenni B
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Charla B, Manager at Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Bringing families together is what we're all about and we've really enjoyed hosting your family events over the past 20 years. Because of this, it's especially disappointing to know that you felt let down after your recent visits.

While weather in Bourbon can be unpredictable in the winter and force us to close down when we'd rather stay open — you're right, your group should have been contacted as early as possible about our closure. I'm sorry for the inconvenience our closure caused your family and hope that you were still able to enjoy a wonderful Christmas together despite the change in plans.

Lastly, I can assure you you that we would never intentionally overcharge our guests or mislead you in any way. If we did this sort of thing, then we wouldn't remain in business. I'd love a chance to chat with you about this in greater detail and hopefully find a resolution. Please feel free to contact me at: (800) 333-8077. I look forward to continuing this conversation.

Warm regards,
Charla, Manager — Blue Springs Ranch
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Most of activities stopped the week preceding my stay but I found out later the zip line was still open. The lodges were really nice, #22. Though a little dusty and besides the occasional flies, wasps and spiders it was pretty clean. The rooms were only big enough for a bed and your bags but it was fine. The views are nice, the area for the campfire was nice and it's close to wal-mart and dollar general if you forget anything, there wasn't much in the store. The roads are really dark at night and you get to catch glimpses of bats, deer and other wildlife. I look forward to returning next year. Oh, and it was plenty room for our 8 couples.

  • Stayed November 2013
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1 Thank T H
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Charla B, Lori H. at Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental, responded to this review, October 6, 2014
It's great to hear that we had all of the amenities necessary for your group to camp comfortably! It's always a treat to get away for a while and soak in nature whenever possible.

Most of the time those occasional insects are beyond our control, but I'll be sure to pass your comments about the dust along to our cleaning staff and make sure that we're getting to every nook and cranny. We know the rooms are small, but most of the living is done outdoors here at the Ranch!!

You'll have to be sure and schedule your next trip early enough to take advantage of our floating and trail ride activities. I'm sure your group would have a lot of fun trying these out together :)

Best,
The Team at Blue Springs Ranch
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Employees are rude and to an extent abusive. Don't ask for anything or else you'll get your head ripped off. Cabin was DIRTY. Question if they even changed the sheets as they felt gritty from River Sand. Kitchen floor sticky. Found a dirty washcloth from previous renter in shower.
So grossed out slept on the couch and then cleaned the place myself. When complained to owner condition of cabin, he stated it was thoroughly cleaned and abruptly left me standing there. Would not offer refund and no other cabin available. For the price I paid I expected better. WON'T BE COMING BACK.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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13 Thank Jessie T
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Shawano, Wisconsin
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were here in August in rainy weather, but made the most of it. There is so much to do, zip-lining, canoeing, swimming, horseback riding. Choices of tent camping all the way up to furnished cabins, a spot for every budget! Great service, owner J.R. very accommodating.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank karenauto
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Charla B, Manager at Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
I'm glad to know that you were able to make the most of the rainy weather and still enjoy your visit. I hope that the sun is shining the next you make it out to see us. We really appreciate your recommendation — thanks for helping spread the word!

Warm regards,
Charla, Manager — Blue Springs Ranch
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Wentzville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

We have been going to Blue Springs Ranch every summer for about 5 years and have never had an unpleasant stay! Friendly staff, lots to do, great campsites and clean facilities. It has become a family tradition. We look forward to it every summer!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Julie K
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Charla B, Manager at Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
It's always our pleasure to welcome your family back to our campgrounds. I'm so glad to hear that annual visits to Bourbon have become a family tradition. We'll look forward to seeing you again here soon — the summer will be here before we know it!

Warm regards,
Charla, Manager — Blue Springs Ranch
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Wentzville, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Our family and friend's families very much enjoy Blue Springs Ranch and have for several years running. We all love the access to the river, the zip-line and horseback riding and a very special mention......the heart benefit event hosted each September. The owners have been gratious hosts and the staff is friendly. Will be back in a less than month and looking forward to it.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Becky K
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Additional Information about Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental

Property: Blue Springs Ranch Campground & Canoe Rental
Address: 1246 Blue Springs Rd, Bourbon, MO 65441-7508
Location: United States > Missouri > Bourbon
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Bourbon
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blue Springs Ranch Resort is a family oriented camping destination in Bourbon, Missouri. Come stay in our beautiful cabins and float the Meramec River! Camping, kayaking, trail rides, river floating, zipline & much more. ... more   less 
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