The call of the wild is like a call from an elderly grandparent: though you can’t quite make out what’s being said, you feel better about yourself when you answer. Pick up nature’s phone with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $44 for a one-night stay in a lodge room (an $88 value)
- $41 for a one-night stay in a one-bedroom cabin (an $83 value)
- $52 for a one-night stay in a two-bedroom cabin (a $108 value)<p>
The Belle Starr lodge’s rooms include two full-size beds. Up to four guests can stay in the one-bedroom cabins, which hold a queen bed and a full-size sofa bed, and up to six guests can stay in the two-bedroom cabins, which have two queen beds and one full-size sofa bed. The lodge has a small refrigerator and a microwave, and all of the cabins have refrigerators, cooking ranges, tableware, and cooking utensils, as well as a fireplace and central heat or air. When buyers call to make reservations, they may also request pet-friendly cabins available for an additional $10 fee, which is not included with this Groupon.
Robbers Cave State Park
There was a time when Robbers Cave State Park wasn’t named as such. If it had, it would have been a pretty obvious tip for police, who might have stumbled upon outlaws such as Jesse James, Belle Starr, and the Youngers hiding out from the law. The wooded hills, rugged caves, and remote location amid the Sans Bois Mountains made it an ideal place for the infamous to disappear after robbing a train or showing the townsfolk their bare ankles.
Today, this same natural landscape attracts a different sort of adventurer—rock climbers, cave explorers, and all manner of outdoor enthusiasts. The park's 8,200 acres include three fishable lakes that teem with trout and perch, and the trails offer scenic trips for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrians. Climbers scale and rappel sandstone cliffs, and the wilderness area's wildlife attracts hunters and nature watchers.
After trying to track down the old outlaw cave among the sandstone hills and cliffs—which can reach heights of 1,500 feet—visitors warm up next to the fireplace in one of the park's 26 cabins. To make visits comfortable, these feature fully equipped kitchens, linens, and satellite TV, as well as central heat and air. The Belle Starr View Lodge also welcomes guests, and there are plenty of sites for tents, RVs, and stockpiles of loot as well.