We spent three nights (Wednesday through Friday) in a cabin during the first week of September. First, I want to say that our dealings with every employee we encountered in the park were a pleasure. Everyone was very nice and helpful, especially one of the employees at the camp store, which is where check-in for the cabins is. She actually called me the week before our trip because the store was going to be open a limited number of hours the day we were to arrive, so she wanted to give me her home and cell numbers (she lives in the park) in case we arrived outside those hours and needed to check in.
The cabin was great. It was clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed being able to build a fire and eat outside every night. I noticed another reviewer commented on how hard his/her bed was. Yes, ours was too, but I kind of think of rustic cabins as akin to a step up from camping, so I was neither surprised nor disappointed. The cabin rental cost $95.00 a night, which is about what a decent hotel room costs anymore, but it allowed us to have more of an outdoor experience than a hotel would have, and that is what we were looking for. We encountered deer on our evening walks, heard owls hooting at dusk, and saw a lot of fireflies once the sun went down. We also hiked several of the trails within the park. The trails were well maintained and offered a variety of scenery, including views of the Meramec River. The caves were all closed due to white nose syndrome, which has been killing a lot of bats, so we didn't go into any, but we were still fascinated by the rush of cold air that comes out of them.
- Also Known As:
- Meramec State Park Campground Hotel Sullivan