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With just 2,000 square feet and only three bedrooms, The Bourbon Lodge surrounds guests in the coziness and attentiveness of a bed and breakfast, but its small size belies the many adventures surrounding it. Situated on a hill overlooking 300 private acres—from which the logs came for its timber frame—the lodge connects guests to dense forest and two spring-fed lakes for activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, canoeing, and horseback riding. On hunting trips, guides supply hunters with bird-dogs, guns, and ammo to hunt for game ranging from turkey to deer, depending on the season. They also help hunters sharpen their marksmanship with 15 stations of clay shooting. For fishermen, the lodge's staff maintains rental boats for unguided fishing trips. The lodge's seclusion also caters to those seeking relaxation, with amenities such as a hammock and alarm clocks that hit their own snooze buttons. Come meal times, the dining area fills with aromas from dishes such as fresh omelets, fried fish, and rotisserie chicken.
Although it's only a 50-minute drive from St. Louis, Riverside Wildlife Center is a world away. The US Department of Agriculture–licensed indoor and outdoor facility houses more than 400 wild animals, ranging from some of the world's largest cats to exotic birds. Guests can stand 4 feet away from lions and tigers to meet them nearly face-to-face or snap photos of the center's 11-foot alligator. They can also hold, feed, and play with dozens of other creatures, including baby alligators, frogs, snakes, and turtles.
In case you couldn't tell by the name or the motto, at Saucy's Pizzeria hangs its reputation on its homemade sauce. Of course, that doesn't mean they skimp on the other ingredients—quite the opposite. They blend the cheese themselves as well, sprinkling it on their hand-tossed or thin crusts along with a host of quality toppings ranging from salami to spinach. Specialty pizzas include delicious combinations such as the Big Boy, which gets piled with four different meats, cheddar cheese, and veggies or the Carnivore, topped with bacon, ham, sausage, beef, and pepperoni.
EAT Saint Louis Food Tours treats guests to picturesque strolls through the historic St. Louis neighborhoods, interesting nuggets of local cultural information, and delicious samples of handmade food from mom-and-pop restaurants. During the Taste of the Hill tour, visitors experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the city's most important Italian neighborhood, nibbling on samples of ravioli, salami, and thin-crust pizza.
You can quantify the family-friendly digs and activities at Blue Springs Ranch. Twenty-nine cabins; 150 campsites; 3,000 feet of ziplines. That's not to mention the ranch's organized float trips down the picturesque Meramec River, which bumps right up against the camp, and trail rides through the surrounding wilderness. And in 2013, Blue Springs started a new tradition: hosting an annual rodeo starring the Lone Star Rodeo Company.