Lost Branch Lodge

Guest Reviews

                                        Wonderful, peaceful getaway!

This was our second time as a family (10adults/10 kids ages newborn-13) and we all enjoyed ourselves so much once again. The Lodge is spacious, simple, yet has everything we need. We made our own meals and kitchen was stocked well with pans, utensils and dishes. The kids loved the beach and water! When a few storms rolled through the brought them inside, the played games in the spacious living room and rec room. We tell all our friends how wonderful it is and to keep it in mind for a family trip! It’s like you own private hotel in a beautifully secluded area with everything you need to enjoy time with family or friends! Kirksville has all anything you might have forgotten and we enjoyed finding treasures as The Hitching post-an Amish run discount grocery. We cannot say enough about how much we enjoy Lost Branch! We hope to make it back sometime when the blueberry farm across the road is open!

As a side note, the owner was gracious enough to accommodate us last minute when the VRBO we planned to stay at had bad flooding and we had to cancel. The owner had planned to work at the lodge over the days we wanted to come last minute and he changed his plans to allow us! Thank you!

The property is excellent for a large family or group!

My family has been coming to the lodge for 7 years now. I just made a reservation for 2019 too. This property has everything we could need on our family weekend. It’s private, very clean and spacious both inside and out. It works so well for my family because we come in from 4 different states and the location is pretty centralized for all of us. When I first found the property online the pics looked too good to be true. It is as lovely as the pictures indicate. We will continue to come for a weekend every summer as long as we all are able.


Very relaxing get-away place

We've had our reunion here two years in a row now. Since we're all traveling, it's nice to find a furnished place with dishes, bedding, etc.

A nice and quiet, relaxing place that is close to golf in La Plata and town of you need something. The pond/lake is very clean, and the kids live swimming in it and fishing.

Wonderful for large groups!

Awesome large living area and kitchen!

Awesome rec room!

Kids loved the little lake!

Everyone had their own bedroom and private bath!

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful house!!!!!

Great lodge for creating family memories!

We have stayed at this lodge for a few years now and love how the space accommodates our extended family. We love that each family gets their own bedroom & private bathroom and the large space to gather 19 people in the kitchen/living room area. This lodge is only a short drive from town, but it's in a very peaceful & secluded location.

Each summer we enjoy relaxing at the lodge by swimming in the pond, fishing, or spending time together on the wrap around porch. Gerald, the lodge owner, has been easy to contact and we enjoyed the property improvements like the trail and big picnic area.



We had a wonderful stay at Lost Branch Lodge. The lodge and its' surroundings were very tidy and well kept. Would highly recommend it to anyone just wanting to get away for relaxation and family time! Very private!

Quiet, Relaxing, Comfortable Home Away from Home! 

This property was perfect for a graduation gathering. Was wonderful to be able to enjoy each other outside in such a serene environment, have space to cook and eat together, while also some privacy with private rooms/bathrooms! Would stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you for your hospitality and great value!


Gorgeous Graduation Celebration

Three generations converged on Kirksville to celebrate a graduation. Lost Branch Lodge was an ideal location, providing private sleeping rooms with bathrooms, open kitchen and play space, volleyball in the grass, whiffle ball in the back yard, fire pit for s'mores and stories, and a pond/lake for canoeing, fishing and splashing! We could flex and play throughout this May weekend, and celebrate in grand fashion! Will definitely come back!




So much fun for our family "girls" weekend. Nine of us came on this trip. We had plenty of room to do crafts, play cards and enjoy each others' company. The lodge is clean and well stocked. Each bedroom having it's own bath and the extra refrigerator is especially nice. The owners are easy to work with. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked a return trip.



A Great location close to home with everything we need.

We've used Lost Branch Lodge for our Leadership Retreat for about 5 years. It was nice to see how they've "freshened up" the decor. They replaced the living room furniture and added additional seating, which we really appreciated. Everything we need is there for a day retreat. I hope to get to use it for a family gathering one of these days. There are certainly enough bedrooms to accommodate a large reunion, and it would be especially fun in the summer with the pond and firepit available.


A Hidden Treasure-Beautiful and Very Clean


We stayed from September 15-17, 2017 for a weekend visit to Truman State. The owner accommodated families visiting their students at the nearby University because the hotels were booked.

Initial Impression: The place looked exactly as shown in the photo's on their website. It was very clean and the grounds were also very well maintained. The pond is beautiful and well kept.

Rooms: Our room had a queen with a single bed. The room was fairly small but clean. The bathroom was fine for two people.

Towels were plentiful, additional towels were available in the laundry room.

Main Living Area: Large fully equipped kitchen and great room were very clean and comfortable. It was nice having a full sized refrigerator and freezer to store our food/beverages. The room was spotless and had an attached half bath which is convenient. Unlike a hotel, you will need to bring your own food. However, the kitchen has plates, utensils, paper towels, appliances, and most of what you need.

Grounds and Pond: Beautiful and well maintained. No algae and the grass surrounding the pond appeared to have been recently mowed which made walking around very easy and pleasant. The canoe was a nice touch and allowed additional access to this approx one acre pond. The bass and pan fish are reported to be excellent here. We had limited time to fish but wound up catching an approx 10 lb catfish. The water is somewhat clear and visibility is about three feet on a sunny day. There are nice fire pits with some seats if you want to cook or socialize. Volleyball net was in great shape. The land is very well kept.

Overall value: This is a great opportunity for a group of people to enjoy a private get-a-way. The lodge is very clean and the owner and caretakers obviously care about keep their guests happy. We could not have been more pleased about our stay at this beautiful location.

It is definitely worth the money and the guests should do their part in keeping the place in good shape so the resort does not have to incur unnecessary cleaning/repair costs. We liked the "no pet" rule as it makes for a more relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017




Perfect for a family get together


We had a great time with 19 people. Plenty of space to spread out if we wanted or stay gathered together. Enjoyed swimming, canoeing, and fishing. We would definitely recommend the lodge and consider staying there for our next gathering!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017


Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! 

Lost Branch was an awesome place to stay! Enough room to accommodate all of the "Get- a-way with Grandma Bev" weekend! And even without tv, the kids were entertained by the "game room", and fishing and swimming in the "lake". The kitchen was well stocked with cooking housewares, and was glad for the extra refrigerator in the game room for soft drinks, etc. Each bedroom had it's own bathroom! We appreciated that when the weather was 98-101 degrees.

The grandkids think this is the greatest "get a way" place!

Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017


Peaceful, serene lodge in a beautiful setting that is great for family gatherings! 

We had 4 generations of family from 4 states gather at Lost Branch Lodge in July 2017. We were all very pleased with the property and the amenities. The layout is great for large family/group gatherings, having plenty of indoor and outdoor entertaining space. The independent bedrooms and bathrooms work out well for having a variety of families come together, while still maintaining some personal space. The beach/pond were well received by all as the kids spent plenty of time down there swimming, fishing, and paddling around in the canoe (and we had plenty of catch-and-release opportunities as the fish were routinely biting).

A few notable family quotes:

Nephew running through the hallway - "This is the best vacation ever! It's like we rented out an entire hotel for ourselves!"

Parents - "This place is great! We should do this again next year."

Sibling - "I'm surprised that they supply so much stuff around the property. The kitchen is fully stocked, there are toys and games, and there are plenty of things to do inside and outside."

We will certainly be returning in years to come! Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017



    Very nice for large family group 

    Very nice lodge. Set up was great for large family gathering. Separate bedrooms each with its own bathroom was wonderful. Clean, spacious, relaxing setting. Kitchen fully stocked so we had no issues cooking for a large group. Kids had fun with fishing in the pond or playing in the garage "rec area". Only 10 minute drive to grocery store. Will definitely stay here again.

    • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
    • Stayed: Jun 2017



      Wonderful experience!  

      My basketball team and I stayed at the lodge for a nearby basketball camp and came was amazed by the accommodations that were provided. It was a wonderful, peaceful area and the lodge was clean, comfortable and left plenty for all of our kids to do. We were able to grill outside, cook, get out on the pond and just hang out. There wasn't a complain from a single player or coach on our team. Hands down one of the best places we've stayed and we intend to do it again!

      • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
      • Stayed: Jun 2017



Family Time at Lost Branch Lodge 

This was the second year for our all-family time at Lost Branch Lodge. It is the perfect place for us providing plenty of space with bathrooms with each bedroom, well equipped kitchen, table space for the whole family to eat together, a lake that the grandkids can play in all day, a canoe to row and fish from, fire pits to use to make smores, etc. etc. We had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017




Our stay was perfect, everyone was comfortable
and left very happy.


A great property for large groups. So much space and so well appointed. Easy to find and so peaceful. The grounds are beautiful and everything very clean. Just wish it was located near our town so we could stay more often!

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017


Quiet Getaway, Close to Town

Lost Branch Lodge is the perfect distance away from town, still readily accessible, yet still a quiet place to relax. It was very easy to find and very well kept. The little pond was probably my favorite part, such a neat extra. The place was huge, clean, had everything you could possibly need, and a great little getaway. Very happy with my stay and would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017


Great Place

We always enjoy our stay! The rec room is great, en-suite baths are awesome. Thanks
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017



We love the Lost Branch Lodge!

My organization from Truman State University has held our annual retreat at the Lost Branch Lodge for the past 3 years, and we have always been extremely satisfied with our experience. The owners are friendly, and the lodge is very comfortable and spacious!

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2016

    Place of Peace.

    We've stayed at the Lost Branch Lodge for many year for our staff retreat. The facility is perfect for our needs. The location sets my crew at ease and helps them get away from everything. The facility is warm, welcoming, clean, and well provided for. The owner and property managers are great to work with and always show great kindness. We'll be back next year for sure!

    Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017


Awesome, thank you. 

Used the Lodge for a full day Leadership retreat. It is a perfect fit for our group. We have food catered in, but it is well equipped if a family or group wanted to do their own cooking.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017



Great for a family reunion

We enjoyed a relaxing weekend at Lost Branch Lodge for our annual family reunion. It was great having bedrooms and bathrooms for the entire group. The lodge had everything we needed for accommodations, making meals as well as indoor and outdoor activities. It is such a peaceful and private setting, and only a short drive to Kirksville for provisions. We enjoyed bonfires by the lake, taking canoe rides, fishing and relaxing in the rocking chairs with our morning coffee. This was our first stay at the lodge, and we look forward to returning next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016











      Lost Branch Lodge
      21614 Lost Branch Way, Brashear MO 63533
      Call Hours are 8:00 am - 8:00 pm CST - No Sunday Calls



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