Driftwood River Lodge is an air conditioned vacation rental property in a beautiful river setting just 1.7 miles from downtown Steelville, Missouri. We are just minutes away from shopping and your choice of local restaurants. Our lodge is near the heart of a popular tourist town full of attractions that include, but not limited to, nearby caves, state parks, hiking trails, and canoe rentals that float the Meramec River, and Huzzah and Courtois Creeks. We are a few minutes drive away from Maramec Springs park with trout hatchery and fishing.  Just an hour and a half drive from St. Louis will get you here.  We are only eight miles south of Cuba, the Mural City and gateway to the Ozarks. 

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 bask in 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.  All units are air conditioned.  Explore our variety of guest houses to choose the one that is perfect for your group’s needs.  NEW  for 2019 is a 28' JayCo RV on a huge deck overlooking the Meramec River.  It sleeps 4-6 people.  Please call and ask for pricing and pictures.  If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call or you can send us a text message or email straight from this website.  We look forward to sharing our home away from home with you and your group. 

Guest Houses

"Treehouse Too"
Are you a fan of the tv show Treehouse Masters or The Treehouse Guys?  Or are you a follower of the Tiny House movement?   Here is your chance to experience a treehouse/tiny house vacation.  Come enjoy our treehouse getaway  overlooking the Meramec River. We are just an hour and a half from St. Louis.  Guests will be able to enjoy the solitude of a treehouse that looks right down on top of the floaters passing by on the river.  You will literally be snuggled in the trees above the beautiful Meramec River.  The treehouse offers accommodations that will sleep four adults comfortably.  On the main floor, guests will find a kitchenette which includes  a sink, microwave, mid-size refrigerator, coffee maker, and electric skillet.   The main floor also includes a queen size sofa sleeper. The larger loft has a king size mattress and overlooks the main floor. In the second room is the small loft has a queen mattress under a skylight for viewing the moon and stars. Also the tiny house bathroom with shower, sink and toilet.  We provide towels, sheets, pillows, and blankets.  This treehouse has mini split air condition/heating units for your comfort.  There is a charcoal grill, and a fire ring for our guests' use.   There is a small river access for our guests use just below the treehouse deck.  The treehouse is also within a short walking distance of the Crawford County river access which has a beach,  boat launch and a parking lot. 
We invite you to visit our treehouse and bring your family and friends for a great outdoor country vacation. It is located a few miles from downtown Steelville which offers several restaurants, gift shops, a grocery store, coffee shop,  and an old fashioned malt shop.  You can find something for your whole family in our nearby city of Steelville which is the floating capitol of Missouri.  Give us a call or email us for reservations or questions.  

Hawk's Nest

Hawk's 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 Meramec River bottoms. There is a third deck located off the front entrance to the unit. Hawk's Nest features a fully supplied kitchen with a refrigerator, microwave, electric cook stove, sink, coffee maker, toaster, plates, glasses, all utensils, pots and pans. Guests 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.   Hawk's Nest has mini split air condition/heating units for your comfort.  Ask about handicap accessibility. 

Heron's Landing

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 chaise for additional sleeping options. This large unit includes two ¾ bathrooms located off the living room and den areas. The living room features a queen 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 is air conditioned and also has a den that includes a gas burning fireplace and a queen 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. 

Driftwood Lodge

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 gas 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 queen sleeper sofa and a television. This guest house also has another living room that includes a wood burning fireplace, a queen sleeper sofa, and a television with a deck overlooking the river bottoms.  This house is air conditioned.   Ask about handicap accessibility. 

Whether you are staying in Heron's Landing, Driftwood Lodge, Hawk's Nest, or "Treehouse Too",  you will experience an atmosphere of nature and all it has to offer.  Many people like to see the turtles in the slough and go fishing in the Meramec River behind the Lodge. Others like to go swimming and floating at nearby local areas. Some people come to our location just to get away from the city to relax and spend time with family for reunions and holidays.  We can’t wait to meet you and share our wonderful properties with you.

Mailing Address:

Driftwood River Lodge

P.O. Box 5

Steelville, Missouri. 65565


Location Address:
957 Birds Nest Rd
Steelville, MO. 65565
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