a couple years ago, my dad had heart surgery. we used to go on father son trips when i was younger but after i moved away, i found less and less time to get away. fearing i might never get another chance i started looking for fishing resorts. after a google search, i found this place. i was worried that this wouldn't be a place for a 36 & 59 year old but the lodge reassurred me otherwise. we went on june 10-12, 2012 and had a great time. we shot rifles, archery, horseback riding,fishing, and a ton of other stuff. the fireworks cruise was awesome. kinda short, but looked cool against the lake. i think the miniature golf course needs some tlc, but that didn't stop us or anyone else from playing and having fun. we didn't really see alot of kids in the resort area, they were all on the summer camp side. kinda slow pace while we were there which was nice. the buffet style food was pretty good for the most part but a few things could have used some seasoning. the apple crisp on the first night was amazing! dad's favorite thing was the mountain trail horseback ride. neither of us had ever rode! it was alot of fun! i hope to return soon with my wife and foster daughter. and last but not least, a big thanks to natalie, our instructor, she seemed to be at most of our activies and always greeted us with a smile and hello as all of the staff did! i really think the hospitality we got from the staff rivals that of disney world. maybe better!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- YMCA Trout Lodge operates year-round for family getaways/vacations, family reunions, all-inclusive adult programs, and a professional conference center with team building opportunities for groups and corporate events. Nestled among 5,200 beautiful acres of the eastern Ozarks, we are just 90 minutes south of St. Louis, and have been hosting families and groups for more than 50 years. What we offer is unlike any getaway experience. A stay at Trout Lodge means countless activities, accommodations (guest room or cabin-style), 3 buffet-style meals daily and most of all - a chance to reconnect with nature and with others. Rates include lodging, meals and many activities, with kids 0-5 free! See our website for all of the activities and themed weeks and weekends (some are seasonal). Come experience all we have to offer! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ymca Trout Hotel Potosi