TREAT yourself to an UNFORGETTABLE, LUXURIOUS NIGHT in the Midwest's COOLEST LODGE. Or show your loved ones what NIRVANA should look like. Great year-round for a vacation or for a one-night escape. The FULLY-EQUIPPED Tipi is tucked into the woods, yet only minutes from the highway. Stars, smell of a cedar fire (FREE FIREWOOD), crisp sheets, hot showers in temperature-controlled

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TREAT yourself to an UNFORGETTABLE, LUXURIOUS NIGHT in the Midwest's COOLEST LODGE. Or show your loved ones what NIRVANA should look like. Great year-round for a vacation or for a one-night escape. The FULLY-EQUIPPED Tipi is tucked into the woods, yet only minutes from the highway. Stars, smell of a cedar fire (FREE FIREWOOD), crisp sheets, hot showers in temperature-controlled bathhouse, candles and bottles of wine are just bonuses assuring you won't be roughing it. Mystic. Calming. Bring yourself and we'll provide the rest.

*PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE LISTING BEFORE CONTACTING US OR BOOKING* It is essential for ensuring your stay meets your expectations.

The most unique private lodging in the area is filled with personal touches and serves as a great base for romantics, hikers, bikers, divers, bird watchers, winers and diners wanting to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

The Tipi is furnished with a queen bed, with two additional twin cots available. Toiletries, towels, pure cotton bedding, blankets (plus a queen electric blanket and heated mattress cover) and pillows are provided, as well as an assortment of fresh teas, coffees, gas grill with utensils, tableware, hammock, propane fireplace, campfire ring, books, games, local maps, brochures and travel tips. In the winter we provide a heater, and a fan in the summer.

The Tipi is tucked away in the woods on a 16-acre property where secluded forests envelope the maintained grounds. You will have plenty of solitude and space. Yes, it's true, we supply free firewood (and a s'mores kit, too).

Plenty of shaded parking available, with enough space for a trailer.

Tipis were designed for use on the sunny, open plains. Since ours is in the shady woods, it's darkening with age due to lack of sunlight needed to bleach it. But don't worry, it works great and offers incomparable charm and beauty of experience.

Guests have designated parking, and a temperature-controlled bath house with mini kitchenette, only 150 yards away from the Tipi. 

There is great phone reception at the Tipi, but Wi-Fi is only available on top of the hill, near our house. Feel free to use the glider by our garden to surf. Our visitors are also welcome to utilize the shared fridge in the laundry room, and in case of inclement weather, our sun-room, adjoining their bathhouse.

Because our guests value their privacy, we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We are always available by phone, text or email.

The Tipi is in use all year, but bear in mind that temperature appropriate clothing is required. Don't show up in winter wearing shorts and expect to be comfortable as it won't happen. Long underwear, caps, gloves and warm jackets are mandatory.

We also offer additional services such as access to hot tub, spa (European standards apply), professional massage, fitness, sound bath, courses, vow renewals or wedding services on the spot, a perfect birthday or anniversary surprise on arrival, happy puppy retreat — all for a fee (the complete list of options with prices will be sent to you upon booking). These services are for the comfort and convenience of our guests, who are under no obligation to partake.

To ensure no one ever goes hungry, we offer meal services as well. The meals we provide on request are not exactly cheap as the price covers visiting various local farms, fetching organic ingredients, carefully preparing food and serving it warm to the doorstep or bed at any time you like. But we promise our meals won't only fill the stomachs — without exception, people remember them as some of their best dining experiences. They range from Gourmet Picnic Basket, Country Breakfast, Surprise Dinner, Slow Food Extravaganza, warm bread, home made yogurt, jams, pâté, etc.

The Tipi is located in the woods, so guests will have the run of their place without worrying about disturbing or being disturbed. We live on the property, so you may see us occasionally working or socializing with our friends or other guests.

Our place is quiet, and we like to keep it that way. Lots of birds and animals. The property offers walking trails you are welcome to use. Along the way, you'll find a table and chairs for a romantic picnic, resting benches, gliders, meditation spots, swings, a little library, and other relaxing surprises. 

There are many quiet country roads in the area and good trails for hiking, jogging, bicycling, and curvy roads for motorcycling. 

The closest store is 1 mile away and recommended restaurants are 10-15 miles drive (listed in the Tipi Guidebook).

No public transportation is available in the area. Shuttle services are offered for a fee.

Accommodation provided
Canvas tent
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Spigot, tap, hose
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 8 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Fishing

    Big river is 5 minutes away, with many other lakes and rivers in the area.

    Hiking

    We have a trail around our property, with a multitude of conservation areas and state parks located nearby.

    Paddling

    We are near big river, but prefer floating/kayaking on the clearer huzzah, courtois or black rivers.

    OHV

    2200 acres of riding available at nearby st. joe state park.

    Swimming

    Public access to big river is 5 minutes away, with a rope swing into the swimming hole.

    Wildlife watching

    Countless species of birds and mammals are just outside the tipi door. let the coyotes sing you to sleep.

    Biking

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Magic Tipi Retreat in Missouri.

    Forest

    Our property is 16 acres, with hundreds more acres of uninhabited river bottoms just behind us.

    Places to see near Undara Studio

    St. Joe State Park
    St. Joe State Park
    6 miles way Explore
    St. Francois State Park
    St. Francois State Park
    7 miles way Explore
    Washington State Park
    Washington State Park
    15 miles way Explore
    Hawn State Park
    Hawn State Park
    19 miles way Explore
    Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
    Taum Sauk Mountain State Park
    23 miles way Explore
    Meramec State Park
    Meramec State Park
    35 miles way Explore
    Onondaga Cave State Park
    Onondaga Cave State Park
    37 miles way Explore
    Roberstville State Park
    Roberstville State Park
    39 miles way Explore
    Mark Twain National Forest
    Mark Twain National Forest
    44 miles way Explore
    Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
    Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site
    48 miles way Explore
    Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
    Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park
    51 miles way Explore
    Gateway Arch National Park
    Gateway Arch National Park
    56 miles way Explore
    Ozark National Scenic Riverways
    Ozark National Scenic Riverways
    62 miles way Explore
    Horseshoe Lake State Park
    Horseshoe Lake State Park
    63 miles way Explore
    Lake Wappapello State Park
    Lake Wappapello State Park
    65 miles way Explore
    Montauk State Park
    Montauk State Park
    65 miles way Explore
    Lake Murphysboro State Park
    Lake Murphysboro State Park
    66 miles way Explore
    Trail of Tears State Park
    Trail of Tears State Park
    68 miles way Explore
    Pere Marquette State Park
    Pere Marquette State Park
    77 miles way Explore
    Giant City State Park
    Giant City State Park
    78 miles way Explore
    Cuivre River State Park
    Cuivre River State Park
    81 miles way Explore
    Graham Cave State Park
    Graham Cave State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Ferne Clyffe State Park
    91 miles way Explore
    Beaver Dam State Park
    Beaver Dam State Park
    97 miles way Explore

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    Property
    Undara Studio
    State
    Missouri
    $110/night
    1 Site