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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 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...

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Coconut Creek, Florida
Reviewed 27 May 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...

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 25 May 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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Amherst, New Hampshire
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Our extended family of twelve included ages from 85 to 6 months. We were all able to stay near each other but had plenty of privacy as well. It felt like being at summer camp! We rafted, played shuffle board and mini golf and basketball outside. There are a million board games as well, ping pong and pool. Too early...

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Recently spent 3 days here. The cabins are very confortable with king size beds and stone wood burning fireplaces, and screened in porches which overlook the river. Tom, one of the owners, could not have been more accommodating. We were only one of 2 cabins occupied during our stay. Tom made sure we had plenty of firewood, even coming to...

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Word of mouth is usually spot on... and yet, rave reviews don't begin to compare with the experience to be had at Wilderness Lodge. Just a few turns off pavement onto a well groomed gravel road, I felt like we stepped back in time to a simpler day. Robust cabins, perched on the Black River and anchored by a richly...

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Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Months ago we planned a birthday trip to Wilderness Lodge and when the trip finally came, it exceeded every expectation! We went in November when the leaves were peaking and we pulled up to the resort to a cozy fire and a warm reception by our host, Tom. Our two boys immediately bonded with his children and they were off...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Recently discovered Wilderness Lodge and am in love with the location, the friendly family-run environment, the beautiful food, and the special touches throughout that make this a stand out. From the appetizers in the bar by the fire, to the fantastic dinner and hot breakfast, to the well decorated rooms (someone has a real eye!), to the beautiful trees and...

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Affton, Missouri
Reviewed 28 September 2013

I chose the Wilderness Lodge mainly because it's on the beautiful Black River, which I love to float. I also wanted a cabin in the woods by the river, with a deck or porch, a view from the cabin, a place that allows pets and has a restaurant. Wilderness Lodge met all my criteria, trip advisor reviews were raving, so...

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St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 25 September 2013

We went here in August and picked the wrong weekend - the river was flooded. Luckily we were staying at Wilderness, there are so many things to do. We played pool, tetherball, zip lined (just one tree to another), mini golfed, swam in the pool, and used the hot tub. We stayed busy the whole time. I just went there...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Region: United States > Missouri > Lesterville
Price Range: ₹ 5,117 - ₹ 6,089 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Wilderness Hotel Lesterville
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“Choose careful. No single standard. Choose the room that fits you best.”
AndrewG558, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Riverside suites is right on Black River and a little more out of the way than the other cabins”
  • Black River in front of the Riverside Suites
sunrunner68, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Individual cabins. I like them all,,especially the river front ones.”
rogerd465, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Jack's Cabin - 3 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms and a large living room. Lots of other options available.”
estie77, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rustic cabins, uniquely decorated. 2 options--near activities or up the hill in the woods. We had a mix and they each worked well.”
warrenchristinab, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
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