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1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
1 bedroom, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets


Entire cabin


4.9/5 Exceptional

Top rated for cleanliness (5.0/5)

Entire cabin

1 bedroom1 bathroomSleeps 6

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Washer
  • Dryer
Park Hills, MO

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMissouri Mines State Historic Site13 min drive
  • Popular LocationParkland Health Center15 min drive
  • Popular LocationBonne Terre Mine16 min drive

Space details

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6
1000 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    2 queen beds
    2 twin/single beds
Bathroom 1

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.


Family-friendly cabin with water park and fitness center
TREAT yourself to an UNFORGETTABLE, LUXURIOUS NIGHT in the Midwest's COOLEST LODGE. Or show your loved ones what NIRVANA should look like. Great year-round for a vacation or one night's escape. The FULLY-EQUIPPED tipi is tucked into the woods, yet only minutes from the hwy. Stars, the smell of a cedar fire (FREE FIREWOOD), crisp sheets, a warm shower, soap & towels, candles & bottle of wine are just bonuses assuring you won't be roughing it. Mystic. Calming. Bring yourself & we'll provide the rest.

The most unique private lodging in the area is filled with personal touches and serves as a great base for romantics, hikers, bikers, divers, bird watchers, winers and diners wanting to explore the natural beauty of the Ozarks.

The tipi is furnished with two queen-size beds, with two additional twin-size cots. Toiletries, towels, pure cotton bedding and lots of pillows provided, as well as an assortment of fresh teas, coffees, grill & utensils, hammock, propane or wood fire rings, books, games, local maps, brochures and travel tips are also supplied. In the winter we provide a heat source or two, with a fan in the summer.

The tipi is tucked away in the woods on a 16 acre property where secluded forests envelope the maintained grounds. You will have plenty of solitude and space to hang your headdress, with a grill to cook the day's catch (or the butcher's steak) and a hammock waiting to be swung. Yes, it's true, we supply free firewood, and marshmallows as well.

Plenty of shaded parking available, with enough space for a trailer.

We would like to point out that tipis were designed for use on the sunny, open plains. Since ours is in the shady woods, it will darken with age due to the acid from the trees, and because it doesn't receive the constant supply of sunlight needed to bleach them, like in the old westerns.

Guests are welcome to use the glider by our garden to catch the Wi-Fi. They are also welcome to utilize the fridge in the laundry room and to escape from inclement weather in the sunroom adjoining their bathhouse.

We also offer additional services such as access to the hot tub or fitness and spa, (European standards apply), professional massages, instructional courses, intimate wedding services, vow renewal, etc... all for additional fees. These services are for the comfort and convenience of our guests, who are under no obligation to partake.

Our guests value their privacy, so we adjust our interaction to meet their needs. We are always available by phone, text or email.

The tipi is in use all year but bear in mind that temperature appropriate clothing is required. Don't show up in winter wearing shorts and expect to be comfortable as it won't happen. Long underwear, caps, gloves and warm jackets are mandatory.

To insure no one ever goes hungry, we offer meal services as well. The meals we provide on request are not exactly cheap as the price covers visiting various local farms, fetching organic ingredients, carefully preparing food and serving it warm to the doorstep or bed of the tipi, at any time you like. But we promise our meals won't only fill the stomachs, without exception people remember them as some of their best dining experiences.

Well-behaved, housebroken, groomed, crated pets or those with their own bed are welcome, but are NOT to be on any furniture at any time. They're welcome to experience freedom, exploring the surrounding woods, fields and creek. If you can't trust your dog off-leash, don't bring it. If your dog can’t be a good guest, you both will be asked to leave. Our dog has been attacked by visiting pets and it won’t happen again. $50/pet/stay (payable on arrival) to ensure the comfort of our pet-allergic guests.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens or kitchenettes offer refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils.

Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. This Park Hills cabin provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans.

Recreational amenities at the cabin include a water park, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Keith and Benka


Croatian, English, Slovenian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Beach towels


  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massages


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Car required


  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices
  • Ice maker
  • Toaster


  • Breakfast available for a fee
  • Dining table


  • 1 bedroom
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap

Living spaces

  • Fireplace
  • Wood stove


  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Firepit
  • Free firewood


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • Pet friendly
  • 3 per room


  • Smoke-free property
  • Note from host: No smoking inside Tipi or buildings, otherwise ok.

Services and conveniences

  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital
  • Near a zoo

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness center
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Bicycle on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Basketball nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Golf nearby

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 6
  • Unit size: 1000 sq ft (93 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets allowed
3 per room
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Note from host: $50 Pet fee/pet for duration of stay.

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events (including family gatherings, birthday parties and weddings) are allowed on site; maximum attendees: 20
Note from host: Additional fees apply. Contact for details.
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A car is required for transportation to and from this property

Property is also known as

Magic Tipi Retreat Offers Unique Ozark Escape Lodge Park Hills
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About this area

Park Hills

Located in Park Hills, this cabin is in a rural area. Missouri Mines State Historic Site and Bonne Terre Mine are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at St. Joe State Park and St. Francois State Park. Scuba diving and snorkeling offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain biking and hunting nearby.

What's nearby

  • Columbia Park - 12 min drive
  • St. Joe State Park - 12 min drive
  • Missouri Mines State Historic Site - 13 min drive
  • Parkland Health Center - 15 min drive
  • Bonne Terre Mine - 16 min drive


  • El Tapatio - 10 min drive
  • Great Wall Chinese Buffet - 10 min drive
  • Little Caesars - 10 min drive
  • First Wok Chinese Restaurant - 11 min drive
  • Jack in the Box - 11 min drive

Frequently asked questions

Is ❤️ THE MAGIC TIPI RETREAT pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 3 per room).

What time is check-in at ❤️ THE MAGIC TIPI RETREAT?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM.

What time is check-out at ❤️ THE MAGIC TIPI RETREAT?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Where is ❤️ THE MAGIC TIPI RETREAT located?

This family-friendly Park Hills cabin is located in a rural location, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Big River, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Columbia Park and Missouri Mines State Historic Site. Bonne Terre Mine and Crown Pointe Golf Club are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 25 out of 27 reviews
5 - Excellent 93%
Rating 4 - Good. 2 out of 27 reviews
4 - Good 7%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 27 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 27 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 27 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Andrea D.
Very unique experience! Hideaway TeePee in nature!
The TeePee retreat in the woods was very relaxing! Great fun for all ages!
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great for something different
Our hosts were attentive and friendly. They knew a lot about the area, provided suggestions and were overall the perfect hosts. Their dogs were pretty great too. Our 12 year old still talks about the trip and the dogs.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022

5/5 Excellent

Greg L.
Just an awesome unique experience. The Hosts are a pleasure to work with and make sure you have a great experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Renee H., Cedar hill mo
Amazing host they have thought of every possible thing you could need for a very pleasant stay. They are very attentive to their guest needs but also give you the privacy that you need. They also have Hammping available and other private cabins,a spa room for massages and workouts it’s an amazing place it’s like a mini resort. And don’t forget to ask them about their world travels
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Kristy H.
Amazing teepee getaway
We absolutely loved this teepee, it’s coolness factor, getting away, it’s many amenities - if desired, the woods, the wonderful hosts Keith and Benka, and their delicious food! The kids had no end to their creative natural play and exploration! I loved the Tibetan sound bowls, spa experience, and walking through the woods! We will be back! The kids would have never left! ;). Thanks!!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Kim G.
Family Vacation
We had a wonderful stay! The hosts were amazing! We loved the location, the tipi experience (including the opportunity to make a fire and enjoy complimentary s’mores, and a fabulous grill to cook our own dinner), shower and restroom facilities were great as well. We enjoyed a local float trip on the Huzzah River and we visited nearby state parks including Elephant Rock & Johnson’s Shut-ins (recommended by our host). We made a lot of priceless memories as a family and would highly recommend this amazing Vrbo! We are Thankful for Keith & Benka!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Benita D., USA
Perfect & Memorable GetAway!
The meaning of the word GetAway is really described and felt staying at Keith & Benka’s property—quiet, real nature and kindness of the host was wonderful! Our family will always remember the Tipi stay experience. We did it at the right time—perfect weather and no traffic or crowd at all in Elephant Rock state park which is also perfect staying at Keith & Benka. Thank you for the warm and friendly welcome. We will sure come back and we have been sharing it to most of our friends and families to try and visit the place of Keith & Benka.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

rebekah b., United States of America
Wonderful Weekend!
Great hosts, beautiful location and two full days of adventures! We all, from age 8 to 44, had a wonderful weekend and cannot wait to come back soon. I’d recommend this stay to any and all. (Make sure to order the picnic basket...YUM!)
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Beth M.
Amazing retreat
LOVED our time at the tipi! The attention to detail with the space and all the little extras that Keith and Benka have put into the property made for an enjoyable weekend. A great place to relax and unwind.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Verified traveler
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our family had a fantastic time at the Tipi and the 12 course dinner option was amazing! once in a lifetime!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021