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Wilderness Lodge

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Overview of Wilderness Lodge

Wilderness Lodge

3.0 star property
Lesterville beachfront lodge with restaurant, bar/lounge
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

14 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
2331 Co Rd 342, Lesterville, MO, 63654
Main amenities
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • On a private beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Air conditioning
  • Arcade/games room
  • Library
  • Communal living room
  • Water dispenser
  • Conference space
  • Picnic area
Feel at home
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Playground on site
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Arcade/games room
  • BBQ(s)

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Arcadia Valley Station - 36 min drive


  • Black River Ice Cream Parlor - 10 min drive
  • The Lazy River Cafe - 10 min drive
  • Black River Family Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Mood's Market And Grill - 10 min drive

About this property

Wilderness Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Lesterville with a stay at Wilderness Lodge. Guests can take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at The Lodge, which serves breakfast and dinner. A bar/lounge and a hot tub are other highlights.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 26 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • Water dispenser

Travelling with children

  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Children's games
  • Toys
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • On a private beach
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Mini golf
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Pool table
  • Table football
  • Ping pong

Working away

  • Conference space (1500 square feet)


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 14 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1903
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/games room
  • Hot tub

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/bath combination
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Mini fridge


  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Lodge – Overlooking the pool, this restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.
Gravel Bar – On-site cocktail bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pet deposit: USD 40 per stay
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from May to September

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
This property does not have lifts.
Parties and events are allowed on site.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Wilderness Lodge Lodge
Wilderness Lodge Lesterville
Wilderness Lodge Lodge Lesterville

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Wilderness Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 40 per accommodation, per stay, and there's also a deposit of USD 40 per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Wilderness Lodge?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
What is there to do at Wilderness Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes basketball and volleyball. Relax in the hot tub or enjoy the use of other amenities, which include a private beach and a seasonal outdoor pool. Wilderness Lodge also has an arcade and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Wilderness Lodge?
Yes, The Lodge offers pool views.
What's the area around Wilderness Lodge like?
Wilderness Lodge is located by the river. Popular attractions include Johnson's Shut-ins State Park, which is 23 minutes away by car.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

This is an absolute hidden gem. I just happen on this place when looking for a place near Elephant Rock SP and Johnson's Shutins. It's like stepping back to a nicer time....where hopsitality was still important. The breakfasts and dinners where amazing home cooked comfort food. The fact that they have a bar/happy hour and the drinks are resonsonable is a bonus! I went on a small unplug from the world weekend. I would say if you go here in the summer the atmosphere may be different but it would be a great place to stay with kids or a romantic partner. Pool, Gameroom, mini golf, river is right across the gravel road. I could go on and on.....
Nicole, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great staff! Nice clean cabins! Food was great
Stacy, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nanet, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff was excellent and very friendly. Loved all the books and cozy furniture. Loved the cabin and woods. The food was excellent. They asked our food allergies and things we may not have liked ahead of time. Loved the games available. Loved seeing all the dogs and may ask to bring mine next visit. Loved the location near state parks. Loved the decor.
Sueleal, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Robert, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved Wilderness Lodge! It feels like a family summer camp. I felt almost like a kid again going to summer camp at Wilderness. I loved the food, staff, amenities and the cabin we stayed in. Def. will visit the Wilderness Lodge again!
2-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

great location very nostalgic
2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great place
Scott, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

lettie, 2-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Good!
Really liked this place, it has very much a “throw-back” feel. The food was amazing and the staff is incredible friendly. It was convenient to do a float trip, the pool was wonderful, and having the bar onsite for the dinner hours was very nice. Some of the room could use some updating, but overall very good.
James, 3-night trip
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