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-control


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.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins 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
  • Weeknight discount: 15% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


We have a trail around our property, with a multitude of Conservation Areas and State Parks located nearby.


We are near Big River, but prefer floating/kayaking on the clearer Huzzah, Courtois or Black Rivers.


2200 acres of riding available at nearby St. Joe State Park.


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.



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


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

The vibe at Magic Tipi Retreat

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Hipcamper Maxwell
Maxwell D.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2019

Amazing lodging in an amazing location! Keith and Benka were great hosts and have clearly thought of every little detail. You really don't need to bring anything but yourself for a great getaway. The tipi itself is very spacious and the bed was extremely comfortable. Private bathroom is a short walk away and is fully stocked. We had a great time and would definitely visit again.

Hipcamper Barbie
Barbie L.
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2019

Amazing time. They have everything you need. Just bring clothing and your food. Can’t wait to go back.

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