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Driftwood River Lodge on the Meramec River. Steelville, MO.

Bedrooms 4
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Three guest houses to choose from accommodating up to 13 guest per house.

Driftwood River Lodge is a vacation rental in a beautiful river lodge setting on the Meramec River just 1.7 miles from downtown Steelville, Missouri. We are just minutes away from shopping and your choice of local restaurants. Our lodge is in the heart of a popular tourist town full of attractions that include, but not limited to, canoe rentals, state parks, hiking trails, and the Meramec River.

Driftwood River Lodge is nestled in the trees overlooking the beautiful Meramec River bottoms. This nature-inspired setting offers a real country cabin in the woods. Visitors can be surrounded by nature and smell the fresh outdoor air. This charming country lodge will take you to a place of total relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of the city. After spending a beautiful day on the river, visitors can come back to the lodge to enjoy a family BBQ on one of the many decks overlooking the river bottoms or they can choose to dine at one of Steelville’s local small town, family friendly restaurants. After dinner, visitors can relax on a comfortable sofa to enjoy a movie in front of a crackling fireplace with a bowl of popcorn made in one of our very own fully loaded kitchens. Driftwood River Lodge offers a choice of several guest houses on the same property. Our guest houses can accommodate both small groups and large groups up to 13 people. Explore our variety of guest houses to choose the one that is perfect for your group’s needs. For a complete descriptions of each guest house, additional photos, terms and conditions and much more, visit our website at: If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We look forward to sharing our home away from home with you and your group. If you would like to reserve one of our other guest houses, please call 573-247-8445 or email us at (See below for short guest house descriptions.

Guest House Descriptions:

Dirftwood Lodge (Our Largest, accommodates up to 13 guests).

Driftwood Lodge is settled among the trees snuggled around the Meramec River bottoms. This unit has a full working kitchen which contains a large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, full size cook stove, all cooking utensils, pots, pans, sink, and a large dining table in the dining area. The Driftwood Lodge has four bedrooms. The master suite includes one king size bed and its own 3/4 master bathroom. The second and third guest bedrooms feature one queen size bed in each room with a deck overlooking the river bottoms. The fourth guest bedroom includes a double/ twin bunk combination. This unit has an additional two full bathrooms located in two different halls. Included in this guest house is a den with a sleeper sofa and a television. This guest house also has another living room that includes a fireplace, a sleeper sofa, and a television with a deck overlooking the river bottoms. Ask about handicap accessibility.

Hawks Nest (Accommodates up to 8 guests).

Hawks Nest is a vacation getaway in a lodge setting resting above the banks of the Meramec River Bottoms. This guest house has three bedrooms that include a queen size bed in each room. This unit has one full size bathroom located in a central location of the house. Two of the bedrooms have decks that are snuggled high up in the trees overlooking the Meremec River bottoms. There is a third deck located off the front entrance to the unit. Hawks Nest features a fully supplied kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, electric cook stove, sink, coffee maker, toaster, plates, glasses, all utensils, pots and pans. Guest can relax on one of the three decks attached to this unit after a long day floating on the river and can cook a full meal in our modern fully stocked kitchen before settling down for the night on our big luxurious comfortable queen size beds. Ask about handicap accessibility.

Heron's Landing (Accommodates up to 13 guests).

Heron's Landing is our second largest guest house at Driftwood River lodge. This unit has a full working kitchen which contains a large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, coffee maker, gas convection stove, all cooking utensils, pots, pans, large single bowl sink, and a dining table in the dining area. Heron’s Landing has 3 bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms lead out to a covered patio overlooking the Meramec River bottoms. Each bedroom features one luxurious queen size bed. Along with the queen size beds, one of the bedrooms includes a full size foldout futon and one of the other bedrooms has a twin size fold down chase for additional sleeping options. This large unit includes two ¾ bathrooms located off the living room and den areas. The living room features a sleeper sofa, large flat screen television, and beautiful glass patio doors leading out to one of the beautiful decks that overlook the river bottoms where you may see several deer running in the woods. Heron’s Landing also has a den that includes a gas burning fireplace and a sleeper sofa. There are three patios leading off Heron’s Landing that include two picnic tables with other patio furniture to relax in while you breathe the fresh country air and listen to the sounds of nature such as birds singing in the trees. And finally, to make this unit perfect, Heron's Landing has a stackable washer and dryer for your convenience. Please ask about our handicap accessible areas.

For a complete description, additional photos, terms and conditions and much more, visit our website at:

More Details

Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Steelville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Includes a sink, toilet, and a standing shower
    Main Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Secondary Hall Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Includes sitting area and 3/4 bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Includes a deck overlooking the Meramec River and woods
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Includes a deck overlooking the Meramec River and woods
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , This bedroom offers a double/twin bunk combination.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Ask about our additional two guest houses available on the same property. You can find complete details and reservations on our website


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Driftwood River Lodge on the Meramec River. Steelville, MO.
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Amazing and historic cabin in the woods

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough about how amazing this stay was!!! Everything was great from start to finish. Jan met us at the house to let us in and show us around. She was kind and so knowledgeable. They knew we were all gathering to celebrate a late friend holiday in January and they put up a Christmas tree and Christmas Decor to make our weekend more festive! They filled the bird feeders and provided us with the opportunity to bird watch right from the deck, and even provided a telescope and bird books to help us out.

The cabin was spacious and well kept! Clean and cozy. The beds were Comfortable with good sheets. They provided all the basic needs we required for our stay.

The grounds were beautiful and right on the river! They even provided walking sticks for our journey (which came in handy).

The town of Steelville was like a tiny gem and we enjoyed going to the restaurant there and felt very welcomed.

We had an issue with a frozen pipe due to the icy cold conditions in January, but Jan responded within 10 minutes and had a repairman out, in the middle of the night!! I was so overly impressed!!!

I can’t recommned this place more! Such a great property, town, and owners. We definitely plan to visit again during the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your glowing review. It was our pleasure to serve you and your friends. We love our little gem of a town and really enjoy sharing the lodge with new friends. We look forward to your next visit.
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Comfortable space, beautiful surroundings.

  • 4 of 5

We gathered with another family for a reunion. The home was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well appointed, the beds and furniture were comfortable, and the fireplace was warm and inviting. We enjoyed being able to walk down to the river (careful on that hill) to skip stones and enjoy God's creation.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend at the Driftwood River Lodge

  • 4 of 5

We had a great weekend at the Driftwood River Lodge. The Lodge was tidy when we arrived. The online pictures were representative of the property. The owners were responsive to my questions leading up to our stay. The kitchen has obviously been updated and was well appointed. The fire ring and plenty of chairs was a plus and allowed us to have some quality time outside on Friday evening. Everyone in our party (7 adults) remarked on how peaceful it was. We would certainly stay there again.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

House was very spacious and tastefully decorated. Our group of 8 had plenty of room and enjoyed the “off the beaten path” location.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The place is beautiful. A good stay for a weekend with family and friends

  • 4 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and quite spacious. The outdoors could have been a little bit cleaner but everything else was up to the mark. Very good to come with friends and family. Would recommend staying there. The owner kept on checking about every detail. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, roomy and very clean!! Owner fantastic and friendly!

  • 5 of 5

This lodge was so clean and decorated beautifully with very nice outdoor landscaping. Have everything you need on hand. Beds comfy and lots of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are blessed that you enjoyed our place. Please come.back and stay again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 9.1%

Driftwood River Lodge Terms & Conditions

The property is furnished and may include: Refrigerator w/ icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, washer/dryer, toaster, coffee Maker, gas or electric stove/range, linens, towels, kitchen utensils, plates, cookware, beds, and sofa’s.

Vehicles are to be parked in designated parking areas only. Parking on the road is not permitted. Any illegally parked cars are subject to towing; applicable fines/towing fees are the sole responsibility of the vehicle owner.

There is no daily housekeeping service. While linens and bath towels are included in the unit, daily maid service is not included in the rental rate. We suggest you bring beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.

There are several fireplaces on the property. One of the fireplaces is a non-vented propane gas log fired firebox. The other fireplace is wood burning. Please do not throw any paper or other combustible materials in the fireplace. We do not provide firewood. Wood cannot be obtained from the property. All wood must be brought in from other sources.

Wi-Fi is not available at this time. Satellite or cable TV service will be available in all guest houses. No telephone service is provided. Most cell phone providers have service at this location.

Reservations are made by calling 573-247-8445. Acceptable payment methods are credit card, debit card, cash, and personal check. If paying by credit or debit card, guests are required to pay 100% of the rental cost at the time of reservation. If paying by check, the check needs to be received and cleared 60 days prior to the reservation. This property requires a 2 night minimum stay. Longer minimum stays may be required during holiday periods. If a rental is taken for less than 2 days, the guest will be charged the 2-night rate. Acceptable payment methods are credit card, debit cards, cash, and personal check.
By accepting this reservation, all guests are a

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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