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Elephant Rocks State Park

Johnson's Shut-ins State park

Taum Sauk Mountain State Parks

Fort Davidson State Histori Site





Arcadia Valley Cabins Area Attractions & Links
Enjoy 3 beautiful Missouri State Parks, float trips & much more!


The Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri abounds in natural attractions and activities. The Arcadia Valley Cabins are only 5 miles from Missouri’s highest point, Taum Sauk Mountain, which has rugged hiking trails. It is part of the Ozark Trail.  Easier trails are also nearby.

In addition to Taum Sauk State Park, popular state parks in the area include Johnson's Shut-ins, Mother Nature's water park and Elephant Rocks, where the granite formations create striking scenery. Also nearby at Parks Hill is St. Joe State Park, which has an RV riding area, equestrian, bike and nature trails.

Within a few miles is the Mark Twain National Forest which has some of the prettiest drives around.Millstream Gardens, a Missouri Conservation area, affords a lovely walk along the St. Francis River. Tiemann Shut-Ins provides a dramatic view.   Rarely crowded, you can sit along the water’s edge and enjoy a picnic lunch and listen to the stream gurgle or stick a line in the water.

Water sports and fishing are popular as well, with Missouri’s only whitewater within minutes of the cottages.  Springtime hosts kayak time trials on the St. Francis River.  The Black River provides interesting scenery and float trips are available.  The Corps of Engineers operates Clearwater and Wappapello Lakes which are about 30-45 miles away.  Boat rental and fishing available.

Black River Float Trips


For history, visit Fort Davidson State Historic Site, scene of the pivotal Battle of Pilot Knob in 1864. Reenactments are held every 3rd year, the 3rd weekend in September.  The next mega event is scheduled fall of 2014. U. S. Grant was promoted to General while at Ironton; his statue stands on the grounds of the Catholic Church.  Gads Hill, scene of Jesse James’ first train robbery, is about 20 miles away.

If golf is your thing, there is a nine-hole semi-private course, Arcadia Valley Country Club, less than two miles away; or a 30 minute drive will take to you Crown Point Golf Club in Farmington or a slightly longer drive to Fourche Valley in Potosi.

Main Street, Ironton has several nice antique shops as well as a couple of craft stores. There are also antique shops and flea markets just outside of town.   Plunder Palace is a favorite junk store.  Click here for area shopping.

Bobby Powell Jamboree is hopping every Saturday night in season with Branson-style shows featuring “Willie Nelson” and even “Elvis” sometimes makes an appearance.  Other shows feature bluegrass music, country oldies, Hee Haw and just plain pickin‘. 

There are many restaurants and dining opportunities near the Arcadia Valley Cabins.  Click here for a list of restaurants in and around Arcadia Valley.


Follow the Route du Vin to unique wineries in Ste. Genevieve County; just a 20 mile drive through rolling hills and scenic valleys.


Charleville Vineyards is a family owned vineyard, winery and microbrewery.   Its rustic country setting overlooks the Saline Creek Valley. Plenty of outdoor seating with panoramic views.

Chaumette Vineyards and Winery is the ultimate French experience: shop in the elegant French gift shop and lunch where the chef has prepared special French delicacies.  A variety of Missouri wines available.

Cave Vineyard is family owned; the name is derived from the Saltpeter Cave located on the property. Legend has it, that the cave was used by Jesse James as a hideout after he robbed the bank in Ste. Genevieve in 1873. Fine wines available.

Crown Valley Winery is located on 600 spectacular acres.  Producers of many award winning wines. Stop at one of these wineries on your way down or on your way home and break up your trip or just do an afternoon trip with the cottages as your home base.

Vance Vineyards - Fredericktown, MO - Vance Vineyards is a small, but growing family-owned business. With eight acres now under cultivation, the vineyards are a visual delight. The beautiful clusters of Norton, Catawba, Chardonel, Vignoles, Traminette, Chambourcin, & Riesling grapes will make your mouth water. The winemaker has been producing fine wines for more than 30 years. His skill and experience assures that every bottle in worthy of the Vance Vineyards label and brings pride to Madison Co.

New wineries in the area opening soon.

All of these attractions are just an hour and a half away from St. Louis, but you will be too tired to see them all and drive back home; so make your reservations at the Arcadia Valley Cabins.


Please visit our family of friends!
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce
Baylee Jo's Barbecue
Bearcat Getaway
Arcadia Academy


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