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A fun filled weekend of music and fun activities. Friday evening begins with "Pickin on the square," so take your acoustic instruments and join the fun.
A large parade (at 86 years, this is the longest continuing parade in Missouri) kicks off the festivities on Saturday, followed by a full day of music, food, and dancing.
Vendors set-up around the town square to display their crafts. A small train is available for the children and a horse drawn carriage gives rides as well. There is something for everyone.
Attention pickers. Friday evenings, take your acoustic instruments to the beautiful Arcadia Valley Courthouse Square and be ready to pick and grin – or just come to listen.
Take your own seating.
We strive to inspire each visitor with its unique combination of scenic beauty and peaceful elegant comfort. Eight circa 1902 brick buildings, on 16 beautiful acres. Guestrooms have a private bathroom, comfortable beds and overstuffed couches.
The bed and breakfast boasts 60 foot balconies which offer beautiful panoramic views of the former Ursuline Academy gardens.
Facilities include the Thee Abbey Kitchen, famous for cinnamon rolls and bread made with fresh ground wheat flour. The adjoining creamery features house-made frozen custard, ice cream treats, and old fashioned candies.
Within 20 minutes of wineries. Shop downtown Ironton for Antiques, and visit the Civil War Battlefield in Pilot Knob.
Visit our website and Facebook page for details, photos, reservations and a schedule of our Murder Mystery shows and other dinner and musical events.
We have three cottages that sleep six, located two miles outside of Ironton, 80 miles southeast of St. Louis. The country setting provides a peace and quiet not found in the city. Walk along Stouts Creek; relax by the pool; float the Black River using canoes, rafts or tubes. Trail rides are on the adjacent property.
The Arcadia Valley offers a variety of outdoor recreation and events. Visit our website for details.
Camping, floating, and live entertainment are offered along a half-mile of riverfront on the Black River. Electric sites are available. Camping includes firewood and entertainment. Day passes are offered. Camping packages and group discounts are available. Wheelchair accessible toilets and showers.
Music and entertainment are offered some weekends. Canoes, rafts and tube rentals. General store on-site. Located 20 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins; 15 minutes from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park; 35 minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park; 30 minutes from Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
A rustic, secluded log cabin with loft; sleeps six. It has a European style, two-story fireplace, indoor Jacuzzi brand tub, outdoor hot tub and a large front porch. Bear Cub Cabin is smaller, but also sleeps six. The three-bedroom lodge sleeps 10; it has a red granite, woodburning fireplace, large deck and outdoor hot tub. All units have kitchen and bathroom. The lodgings offer half a mile of private Black River beach front access. Float trips and weekend entertainment are available at Bearcat Getaway Resort. Located 20 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins; 15 minutes from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park; 30 minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park; and 25 minutes from Fort Davidson State Historic Site.
Today mingling with yesterday's style of decorating and furnishings. Buy a gift or treat yourself to limited antiques of unusual interest for decorating and collecting or find a more updated style. Enjoy this shopping experience.
Two cabins that sleep four to six. Full service shower house within 100 feet. Two miles from the Black River and Jeff's Canoe Rentals. Open all year.
On-site: hiking trails; equestrian trails; riding lessons; stall and pasture boarding.
This 100-acre lake provides fishing for bass, sunfish and catfish. A boat ramp is available. Electric motors only. No camping is allowed. There is a five-mile, double loop trail for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking. Those wishing to camp will find Marble Creek Camp and Picnic Grounds nine miles northeast, just off of Route E.
We are nestled in the beautiful Arcadia Valley of the St Francois Mountains. All guestrooms have 70-channel cable TV and queen beds, micro-fridge, a microwave and Internet; our suites include a sitting area, separate bedroom and a jetted tub.
Our motel overlooks the civil war battlefield at Fort Davidson State Historic Site and visitors' center. We are three miles from Elephant Rocks State Park; eight miles from Taum Sauk Mountain State Park (the highest elevation in Missouri); 14 miles from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park.
Fort Davidson Restaurant is adjacent, serving meals from steaks to seafood, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Hummingbird Hideaway is a two-bedroom, one-bath cottage in secluded Peola Valley. We offer peace and quiet, complete with a spring-fed creek that runs through our property. Remodeled in 2009, so most everything is new, from kitchen to bath to bedrooms. We provide private access to the Black River. There are hordes of hummingbirds, in season.
The museum is housed in the restored 1941 Ironton-Arcadia Depot. It contains an extensive collection of Arcadia Valley and Iron County artifacts, genealogy records, and photographs. The collection includes the Union battle flag from the Civil War battle of Pilot Knob.
The campground includes 25 single sites, one double site and four picnic areas. All campsites have a table, fire ring and a lantern post. Vault toilets are available. Fishing and swimming are available. Horses are allowed on the trail, but not allowed in campground or picnic areas.
Marble Creek, rushing 20 miles through the rugged St. Francis Mountains, is named for deposits of attractively colored dolomites which were mined and used in the building trade as Taum Sauk Marble. You can see the concrete remains of a gristmill-dam, which operated until 1935, and building foundation. The Marble Creek section of the Ozark Trail is an eight-mile segment extending to Crane Lake, where it connects with the five-mile Crane Lake National Recreation Trail.
Millstream Gardens Conservation Area is a 697-acre tract of land in Madison County, about halfway between Fredericktown and Arcadia, off of State Route 72. The Tiemann Shut-ins are within the area's boundaries. The St. Francis River forms one of the area's western boundaries, then meanders eastward for 1.2 miles through the area's mid-southern section, before rushing through the shut-ins and passing into the Silver Mines area. The area's woodlands are composed primarily of oak, hickory, and pine in the uplands, and ash, elm, and maple along the river border and its drainages. The St. Francis River at Millstream Gardens, and its wooded corridor, is a part of Missouri's Natural Area System. This large stream contains an adjoining slough and large igneous shut-ins. A wide variety of animals live here. Wildlife species such as whitetail deer, turkey, and squirrel inhabit the uplands.
This 1889 bed and breakfast houses three guestrooms with private baths; custom dining. A full breakfast is served. This property is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our inn is located in the Arcadia Valley; we are about 15 minutes from Johnson's Shut-Ins State Park and five minutes from Elephant Rocks State Park.
This 1908 farmhouse has four guestrooms. Features include: a hot tub overlooking Stouts Creek; a gazebo; a patio with fire-pit; full breakfast. Located in the Arcadia Valley, two miles from Ironton, on Route 72.
Located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley, among the highest mountains, streams, & waterfalls in Missouri. Overlooks the Fort Davidson battlefield; less than 15 minutes from three of Missouri's showcase State Parks: Elephant Rocks; Johnson's Shut-ins; and Taum Sauk Mountain (Missouri's highest point).
Baylee-Jo's Restaurant on-site serves award-winning barbecue, steaks, seafood, and house-made sides.
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