Book 2 nights and get the 3rd night FREE in June, July, & August!
Escape the city and experience the tranquility of nature in this unique Safari Camp. Paddler's Rest offers the perfect mix of luxury and nature, giving guests the time and space to relax, recharge and reconnect. Paddler's Rest is an ideal romantic getaway for a couple. We are conveniently located just minutes from almost anywhere in the St. Louis area.
With six unique Safari Campsites, we can accommodate up to 22 guests.
Situated on a private dock, the atmosphere is serene and peaceful. Paddler's Rest has a unique design and personality with distinctive characteristics to create a fun getaway.
-Your Safari Camp looks across the channel to our private island
-You will be nearby, in the heart of St. Charles County and about 30 minutes from almost anywhere in the St. Louis area
-You will sleep in a luxury, air conditioned Safari Tent with it's own private deck
-You will sleep on a real, comfortable Queen bed with crisp, clean sheets and pillows
-Our bathrooms are clean, private, and have flush toilets and enclosed outdoor showers
-We provide everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors in luxury and style including a grill, camp chairs, fire ring, and full access to the Marina’s Lodge.
***Glamping St. Louis is in Missouri’s great outdoors so be prepared to accept the inherent risk of your adventure including wildlife, insects, and unpredictable conditions (we can’t control weather or the River). Come with an adventurous and open mind, and some bug spray.
As a guest you will have access to the Marina's 20 acre shore side property which includes our private pond, the Marina's channel to the River, and the Marina's private 40 acre island.
We have five Safari Camps: two Dreamy Airstream vintage travel trailers, Harbor Breeze, and Heron's Nest, all available on VRBO. Lee manages the Marina and is present daily. Anything you need, just let me know.
Other things to note
We are located at the River Island Marina. You are welcome to bring your kayaks, canoe, fishing boat, pontoon boat, or jet skis (we have a private boat ramp to the River and can put your boat in a slip).
Clean sheets, pillows, comforters
Towels, hand towels, wash cloths
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, S'Mores
Marina kitchen comes with full suite of kitchen necessities and utensils
Camp chairs, picnic table, charcoal grill, gas stove top, fire ring.
Charcoal for the grill
Firewood for a nightly campfire
Superior guest service
Free Wi-Fi in the Marina Lodge
Pond and River access
Central Location to all St. Charles County Activities
Additionally, you will have use of the Marina Lodge, its living room, kitchen, and private restrooms and our canoe, paddles, and life jackets.
What to Bring
Food / Snacks / Drinks / Beer / Wine
A good book
Weather appropriate outerwear
Camping appropriate footwear (heels are not recommended)
Slippers or sandals (please take off muddy shoes/sandals/boots before entering the Safari Tents)
A desire to get away from the day-to-day and relax in nature!