Keener Spring Cottage on Black River
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Poplar Bluff cottage description
The Spring House at Keener Spring sits on a bluff overlooking beautiful Black River in the Ozark Foothills. Keener Spring is one of the largest privately owned springs in the country emitting 27,800,000 gallons per day. The spring and the unique, water filled Keener Cave are the focal points of the 65 acre property. There are numerous places including our gravel bar within walking distance to BBQ, picnic, or just relax in the sunshine with your favorite beverage.
Should you tire of watching our resident wildlife or listening to the rush of the spring, a large deck awaits your morning coffee or afternoon happy hour. You will not get bored during your stay at Keener Spring, there is much to do.
Float trips from Markham Springs or Bradley Hammer can be arranged. Clearwater Lake and Lake Wappapello are nearby for additional water activities.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Towels Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Parking Off Street
- Iron & Board
- Washing Machine
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Satellite / Cable
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Water View
- Wildlife Viewing
- Water Tubing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Parks
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
ReviewsWrite a review
My husband and I l stayed for our 10th Anniversary and it was everything we had hoped it would be. Loved the beautiful springhouse, so clean and home away from home. I cried when we left, but knowing we will be back seemed to make it easier. Place to have plenty of peace and quiet and when we wanted to go have fun did so by floating down river. Owners are so helpful and friendly. We ate at Coltons on the way down and back, which we love also. Everyone there and in nearby towns were so friendly. Can't remember(sorry)were we ate a wonderful breakfast in a very tiny town,but was GREAT!!!! Thanks to everyone, and we shall return!!!!!
- Guest Toni (Royalton,IL )
- Date of stay 08/30/13
- Review Submitted 09/15/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, families with young children, girls getaway.
My husband and I stayed here with our two labs for a weekend in July. I am not sure who had more fun, us or the dogs! It was wonderful, the land and river are beautiful and the cabin is just perfect. Thanks again to Lee & Robin for such a great getaway!!
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 07/30/08
- Review Submitted 07/30/08
Thank you Lee, Robin and little Miss Wren!! We so enjoyed our recent stay at the Spring House. We were sad to leave and look forward to visiting again soon. Robin, from the minute we walked up to the Spring House, I was charmed by the homey touches . . . live greenery, the cozy swing - - perfect for relaxing! You blended the past and present seamlessly. I found myself going from room to room looking at the various snapshots of family and friends hanging along side the old photos and magazines articles from the early days of the resort. I read everything!! I had no idea Keener Spring had such history!! The afternoons we spent by the river and next to the spring were so relaxing! And fun at the same time!! Norman Rockwell was how one of our friends described it. Flipping through the pictures we took of the kids piled up on the hammock, with their poles standing by the spring and getting ready to have a bonfire in the firepit down by the river, I'd say he was right!! Because before this vacation, I can't remember the last time my son had gone two days without his video game!! And he didn't miss it one bit! Thank you for having us! We look forward to the next time!! Bridget T. p.s. Please add more photos of the grounds and the spring to your site!! Seeing is believing, and Keener Spring is special beyond words!!
- Guest Bridget Theusch (St. Charles, MO)
- Date of stay 07/21/08
- Review Submitted 07/21/08
My family and I recently enjoyed our first stay at Keener Spring. Let me begin by saying to Robin & Lee, Wow! What a beautiful piece of paradise that you own. The cottage that we stayed in everyone refers to as the Spring House. It is decorated so awesome, you can get lost in all of the details given to the decorating. The charma of the cottage is very warm and inviting. Back to the decorating, Robin, you can give Martha Stewart a run for her money. I would love for you to decorate my house! The family history of Keener Spring, which is incorporated into the décor, is also very cool and interesting.We started off our first day enjoying the beautiful view of the river from the well-equipped deck. What a view! Everything you could need on a deck is there; barbecue pit built into the bench seating; an inviting table and chairs, even a gas powered heater, should the need arise. Oh, I must also mention the tranquil front porch swing that is inside the screened in front porch; my friend and I enjoyed some time on that swing, all the while taking in the serenity of our surroundings.Then we went down to the river landing which is a campground-like setting. Complete with a picnic table, barbecue pits, bonfire pit, even a hammock, all near the Spring that pumps out so many millions of gallons of water every day. Astronomical! We also enjoyed a trip down to the cave, but we didn’t have enough time to explore. The children really enjoyed the fishing; the water is so clear that you can see the fish.The first night’s rest was unbelievable. My husband and I staked claim to the Master Bedroom of the cottage. I may have been in awe of my surroundings, but I’m telling you that was the most comfy bed ever!We enjoyed breakfast at the nook of the fully stocked kitchen each day. How nice is that!! With the size of my gang, I certainly appreciated not having to pack the entire kitchen for our weekend getaway. The rest of the stay was spent enjoying the surroundings and relaxing. Finally, I want to say how much I enjoyed meeting Robyn & Lee. You are two very cool people and we’re glad to have made your acquaintance; by the way, your baby girl is a doll! Thank you so much for such a wonderful stay.I highly recommend a getaway to Keener Spring.The CovalsNew Melle, MO
- Guest The Covals (New Melle, MO)
- Date of stay 07/09/08
- Review Submitted 07/09/08
What a unique place. The view of the river and the sound of the spring are awesome. We look forward to coming back.
- Guest Del & Carol Luedemann (USA)
- Date of stay 06/10/08
- Review Submitted 06/10/08
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Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: We moved to Keener Springs in 2004 for the summer and loved it so much we sold our home in Poplar Bluff that Christmas! We have lived here ever since and opened to the public in 2010!
Why the Owner Chose Poplar Bluff:
This property has been in my husband's family since the 1970's and has been such an integral part of his upbringing. He camped here during the summer as a kid and worked here during the summers as he got older. We work here today as a family!
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
In the 1920's, 30's, & 40's Keener Springs was nationally known as a vacation resort where such named entertainers as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey & Guy Lombardo appeared. In the 1950's and 60's the resort was a familyl favorite and would remind us today of the movie Dirty Dancing. Over the years the cottages have been used by vacationers to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air and pure water the Ozark Foothills has to offer!
- Primary: (573) 998-3211
- Secondary: (573) 429-0881 (Missouri, USA)
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