“If you haven’t been to the Bird’s Nest Lodge lately, you haven’t been to the Bird’s Nest Lodge!”
Meramec River Resort, the former Bird’s Nest Lodge, is under new management and the new owners are out to make their mark. The Bell and Norman families have purchased the lodge and are currently updating the 26 units as well as other buildings and the grounds. It is a work in progress and progressing it is! Rehabilitation of the rustic cabins is coming along nicely. Some of them feature staircases with tree and/or branch banister rails and/or stock-tank showers. Worth seeing for sure! And you certainly will not want to miss the Bird’s Nest Bridge, circa 1915.
In addition, the owners offer Customer Service Extraordinaire. Garrett Bell can be found around doing what it takes to offer hands-on provision for visitors in need of creature comforts. This beautiful Ozark destination offers camping, fishing, a restaurant, convenience store, cabins, and Kayak, raft and canoe rentals.
You can find them at 2356 Bass Road, Steelville, MO.