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Explore Getaway St. Francois

Located just forty-five minutes outside of St. Louis, Getaway St. Francois is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Magnolia Hollow Trail
Distance: 1.3 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed
This trail features a nice creek valley with bridges to get you across the creeks and streams throughout the trail. You’re likely to spot lots of wildlife.

Devil’s Honeycomb Trail
Distance: 1.6 miles
Difficulty: moderate
Dogs allowed

This out-and-back trail features a special geologic formation called “Devil’s Honeycomb” (hence the trail name) at the top of the hike, the highest point on Hughes Mountain.

Cedar Glade Trail
Distance: 1.0 mile
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This trail features scenic overlooks, the Castor River, and even two old cemeteries.

Sustenance and Snacks

Rozier’s Country Mart Food
~ 21 minutes from Outpost
Make a pitstop at Rozier’s Country Mart Food before getting to the Outpost to pick up all of the ingredients for your favorite campfire recipes

Beanik Café and Pastry
~ 22 minutes from Outpost
Head to Beanik Café and Pastry for a hearty breakfast to fuel all of your adventures.

Anvil Restaurant and Saloon
~ 21 minutes from Outpost
Head to Anvil Restaurant and Saloon for nostalgic dishes in this historic restaurant and saloon.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

The Mine at Bonne Terre
~ 28 minutes from Outpost
For a unique adventure, head to The Mine at Bonne Terre to explore this national historic site that offers underground walking and boat tours of the Bonne Terre mine.

The Space Museum
~ 28 minutes from Outpost
Head to The Space Museum to take a look at a world-class collection of aerospace artifacts and learn about how space travel has changed over the years.

Critter Lane Petting Zoo
~ 19 minutes from Outpost
If you’re looking for a more relaxed adventure, head to Critter Lane Petting Zoo to meet sloths, porcupines, donkeys, and more.

Ready to book an escape to Getaway St. Francois? Reserve your cabin today.