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Lost Branch Lodge - Relaxation in a quiet, country setting

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

8 bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms, sleeps up to 25

Perfect for family reunions, weddings, church retreats, college lodging, hunting lodging and more, Lost Branch Lodge is located just five miles east of Kirksville, MO.

Relaxation in a country setting

Fish from the stocked lake

Swim in the lake

Play a lively game of volleyball

Large BBQ grill to cook your catch of the day

Take the canoe for a spin

Stroll around the 40 acres and have a picnic

Watch the sun set as the sky turns shades of red and orange

At dusk enjoy a hot dog and marshmallow roast in the fire pit at the lake or warm up to the cozy fire in the great out doors

Relax on the covered porch and rock in the oversized rockers

Directly across the road from the lodge is the locally renowned 'Lost Branch Blue Berry Farm', perfect for making blue berry muffins or blue berry pancakes for your first meal of the day

Wireless internet throughout

More Details

Gerald Oberholtzer
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 April, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Definitely a nice building. We had a nice time. Thank you.
Aug 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge rental in Brashear

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
  • Walk-in shower, sink, & toilet.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed
    Bedroom 8 - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • Beds with sheets & comforters. As of June 16, 2017 all queen beds and bedding were new! Screened window, A/C, alarm clock, 2 lamps, chest of drawers.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • long term rentals available
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
The Lodge is located on a quiet country road perfect for taking walks/hikes.


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Lost Branch Lodge - Relaxation in a quiet, country setting
average rating of 4.891892 based on 60 reviews


  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Great location close to home with everything we need.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 13/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great retreat venue!

  • 5 of 5

Our organization has used this retreat location for years and it never gets old or too cramped! Easy check-in & check-out process and very quiet. Nice kitchen area and living room. The wifi had trouble handling our 35+ devices but that's to be expected considering that amount and the venue's location in the countryside.

  • Review Submitted: 03/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect stay for our group!

  • 5 of 5

A group of 15 of us rented the lodge for 3 nights...our only regret is we didn't stay longer!

What a perfect space for us (all female aged 21-38). Everyone had their own bed (very comfortable) and two people to a bathroom (each has a stall shower, toilet, and sink with limited counter space so just plan ahead). The kitchen was great with plenty of seating and extra chairs if needed. The living room seated all of us comfortably with 1-2 on the floor or we brought in a couple of our bag chairs. We didn't use the fireplace but only for lack of time!

There is a game room with a second refrigerator/freezer with a pool table, bags set, and more! The lack of a television was just perfect. Wifi worked well. Cell reception was hit-and-miss (I'm on Verizon and had no trouble). If you forgot anything, be sure to stop in Kirksville before you get to the lodge. Not only won't you want to leave, there's nothing in Brashear to help you! :)

The real gem of this place is the outdoor space. The pond and dock were awesome - the canoe was used throughout every day. Tons of yard space for all kinds of games. One of the earlier reviews references a gas grill - just to clarify it is indeed charcoal. There are two fire pits - one near the lodge and a bigger one closer to the pond. Fishing gear also supplied and we found worms aplenty in the timber.

For those of you cooking for your big group, as of October 2017, the kitchen has a full refrigerator with freezer, oven and range, dishwasher, and microwave. In the pantry you'll find a crock pot, electric griddle (oversized - we got 12 pieces of french toast on the identical one we brought with us), 2 electric skillets, 2 coffee pots, a toaster, roasting sticks, lighter fluid and lighters, etc. At the time of our stay there was also saran wrap and baggies, garbage bags, and a few spices. Pans include cookie sheets and cake pans and a full set of pots and pans. There are tons of plates and bowls in various sizes. Plenty of silverware. I suppose there could be a few more coffee mugs, but we tend to be pretty over-caffeinated. They've really thought of everything, from a first-aid drawer to games and blankets.

For Gerald: the outlet to the right of the stove wasn't working when we were there (the test/reset button wouldn't do it) - so we ran an extension cord from behind the stove so we could utilize the counter space. Easy fix and there were plenty of extension cords!

We won't hesitate to return to Lost Branch Lodge!!

  • Review Submitted: 24/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Place.

  • 5 of 5

We spent the weekend here and had a great time.The place was well kept with well stocked cupboards and even a charcoal grill and anything you needed to grill. Has 2 refrigerators and a big chest freezer for all your food. The pond is very clean with a swimming area and big dock. Had a great time swimming and also hanging out around the campfire. Would recommend it to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 24/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Hidden Treasure-Beautiful and Very Clean

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 18/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Kirksville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kirksville Country Club
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
MO Hwy 6
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Ruby Tuesday / Colton's Steak House / Maxwell's
Car: recommended


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