9 Great Weekend Getaways In Missouri For Summer 2023

9 Great Weekend Getaways In Missouri For Summer 2023

Everywhere in Missouri Is a Short Drive Away from a Great Weekend Destination

From rails to trails to lakeside retreats to boutique B&Bs to great options for a night on the town, Missouri offers something for everyone looking for weekend fun within just a few hours’ drive. Here are eight great weekend getaways in Missouri.

Sedalia and Katy Trails State Park

Located 30 miles south of the Missouri River in Central Missouri, Sedalia’s claim to fame is the birthplace of ragtime great Scott Joplin. It’s also a stop on Missouri’s Katy Trail – the longest rails-to-trails project in the USA.

Visitors flock to the Daum Museum of Contemporary Art. Sedalia is also the home of Ivory Grille inside Hotel Bothwell, although some visitors prefer The Wheel In for their famous Guberburger.

Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa

In the Ozarks, 3 hours and 40 minutes south of Kansas City, the 500-acre Stonewater Cove Resort & Spa offers lake views, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and yoga for the whole family. There is also a spa.

All-inclusive rates include rooms and suites with great views and a rustic feel, along with non-alcoholic beverages and snacks free of charge.

Hermann Hill B&B

Tucked away in the Missouri wine country, Hermann Hill B&B offers 20 luxury suites with king beds, rainforest showers, jetted tubs, and fireplaces. The proprietors are happy to set the scene for romance with rose petals on the bed, chocolates, and champagne. There is a spa catering to couples on the premises and fine dining nearby.

The Fleur-de-Lys Mansion in St. Louis

Four guest rooms decorated in the luxurious style of the nineteenth century are the main attraction at the Fleur-de-Lys Mansion in St. Louis. Lavender-scented sheets, hand-painted murals, and in-room whirlpools make the Fleur-de-Lys a romantic weekend destination.

River of Life Farm

Southeast of Springfield and near the Mark Twain National Forest, the River of Life Farm offers both larger lodges for up to 14 guests and intimate cabins built for two. Guests can be as active as they choose. River of Life Farm offers great fly-fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and hiking, along with barbecue pits, whirlpools, bird-watching, and nights just gazing at the stars.

Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch

Sprawling across 2,000 acres in the Ozarks, Rainbow Trout, and Game Ranch affords some of the best fly-fishings in the country. It’s also home to the Rockbridge Gun Club, where visitors can show their expertise at shooting clays, or hunting deer and turkey in season.

Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch offer houses, cabins, and suites. Dining is available at The Grist Mill Club and the main restaurant.

Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa

Missourians looking for something different in Branson can try the Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa. This family-friendly resort offers 301 rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable for the kids, plus Ambassador suites for parents who need their own wet bar and sleeping areas. There are five restaurants on-site, including the Atrium Cafe & Wine Bar overlooking a stream and waterfall.

Missouri Botanical Garden

The Missouri Botanical Garden, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a horticultural haven that captivates visitors with its lush beauty and rich botanical diversity. Spanning 79 acres, the garden is a living museum, boasting an impressive collection of plants from all corners of the globe. Stepping into its enchanting grounds, visitors are greeted by meticulously manicured gardens, serene water features, and charming pathways that lead to delightful discoveries. With its dedication to conservation, research, and education, the Missouri Botanical Garden serves as a beacon of environmental stewardship and a source of inspiration for plant enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Mark Twain Lake Jellystone

Weekend vacationers looking for a down-to-earth destination love the family camping experience at Mark Twain Lake RV and Camping. There are cabins, RV hookups, and tent space, plus pools, a water slide, putt-putt golf, fire pits, and endless outdoor activities for the whole family.