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Lost Branch Lodge - Relaxation in a quiet, country setting

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 25

Perfect for family reunions, weddings, church retreats, college lodging, hunting lodging and more, Lost Branch Lodge is located just five miles east of Kirksville, MO.

Relaxation in a country setting

Fish from the stocked lake

Swim in the lake

Play a lively game of volleyball

Large BBQ grill to cook your catch of the day

Take the canoe for a spin

Stroll around the 40 acres and have a picnic

Watch the sun set as the sky turns shades of red and orange

At dusk enjoy a hot dog and marshmallow roast in the fire pit at the lake or warm up to the cozy fire in the great out doors

Relax on the covered porch and rock in the oversized rockers

Directly across the road from the lodge is the locally renowned 'Lost Branch Blue Berry Farm', perfect for making blue berry muffins or blue berry pancakes for your first meal of the day

Free Wi-Fi throughout

More Details

Gerald Oberholtzer
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Definitely a nice building. We had a nice time. Thank you.
Aug 2015
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Brashear Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • Walk-in shower (with pull down shower head that work well for children), toilet, and sink
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen , 1 double
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Beds with sheets & quilts. As of June 16, 2017 all queen beds and bedding were new! Screened window, A/C, alarm clock, 2 lamps, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The Lodge is located on a quiet country road perfect for taking walks/hikes.


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Lost Branch Lodge - Relaxation in a quiet, country setting
average rating of 4.8974357 based on 62 reviews

Quiet, Relaxing, Comfortable Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for a graduation gathering. Was wonderful to be able to enjoy each other outside in such a serene environment, have space to cook and eat together, while also some privacy with private rooms/bathrooms! Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for your hospitality and great value!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous Graduation Celebration

  • 5 of 5

Three generations converged on Kirksville to celebrate a graduation. Lost Branch Lodge was an ideal location, providing private sleeping rooms with bathrooms, open kitchen and play space, volleyball in the grass, whiffle ball in the back yard, fire pit for s'mores and stories, and a pond/lake for canoeing, fishing and splashing! We could flex and play throughout this May weekend, and celebrate in grand fashion! Will definitely come back!

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

So much fun for our family "girls" weekend. Nine of us came on this trip. We had plenty of room to do crafts, play cards and enjoy each others' company. The lodge is clean and well stocked. Each bedroom having it's own bath and the extra refrigerator is especially nice. The owners are easy to work with. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked a return trip.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great location close to home with everything we need.

  • 5 of 5

We've used Lost Branch Lodge for our Leadership Retreat for about 5 years. It was nice to see how they've "freshened up" the decor. They replaced the living room furniture and added additional seating, which we really appreciated. Everything we need is there for a day retreat. I hope to get to use it for a family gathering one of these days. There are certainly enough bedrooms to accommodate a large reunion, and it would be especially fun in the summer with the pond and firepit available.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great retreat venue!

  • 5 of 5

Our organization has used this retreat location for years and it never gets old or too cramped! Easy check-in & check-out process and very quiet. Nice kitchen area and living room. The wifi had trouble handling our 35+ devices but that's to be expected considering that amount and the venue's location in the countryside.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our group!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 15 of us rented the lodge for 3 nights...our only regret is we didn't stay longer!

What a perfect space for us (all female aged 21-38). Everyone had their own bed (very comfortable) and two people to a bathroom (each has a stall shower, toilet, and sink with limited counter space so just plan ahead). The kitchen was great with plenty of seating and extra chairs if needed. The living room seated all of us comfortably with 1-2 on the floor or we brought in a couple of our bag chairs. We didn't use the fireplace but only for lack of time!

There is a game room with a second refrigerator/freezer with a pool table, bags set, and more! The lack of a television was just perfect. Wifi worked well. Cell reception was hit-and-miss (I'm on Verizon and had no trouble). If you forgot anything, be sure to stop in Kirksville before you get to the lodge. Not only won't you want to leave, there's nothing in Brashear to help you! :)

The real gem of this place is the outdoor space. The pond and dock were awesome - the canoe was used throughout every day. Tons of yard space for all kinds of games. One of the earlier reviews references a gas grill - just to clarify it is indeed charcoal. There are two fire pits - one near the lodge and a bigger one closer to the pond. Fishing gear also supplied and we found worms aplenty in the timber.

For those of you cooking for your big group, as of October 2017, the kitchen has a full refrigerator with freezer, oven and range, dishwasher, and microwave. In the pantry you'll find a crock pot, electric griddle (oversized - we got 12 pieces of french toast on the identical one we brought with us), 2 electric skillets, 2 coffee pots, a toaster, roasting sticks, lighter fluid and lighters, etc. At the time of our stay there was also saran wrap and baggies, garbage bags, and a few spices. Pans include cookie sheets and cake pans and a full set of pots and pans. There are tons of plates and bowls in various sizes. Plenty of silverware. I suppose there could be a few more coffee mugs, but we tend to be pretty over-caffeinated. They've really thought of everything, from a first-aid drawer to games and blankets.

For Gerald: the outlet to the right of the stove wasn't working when we were there (the test/reset button wouldn't do it) - so we ran an extension cord from behind the stove so we could utilize the counter space. Easy fix and there were plenty of extension cords!

We won't hesitate to return to Lost Branch Lodge!!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kirksville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kirksville Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MO Hwy 6
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ruby Tuesday / Colton's Steak House / Maxwell's
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

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