1st: Hermann; 800-932-8687
A trip to this Missouri River town will let you spend your afternoons frequenting the many one-of-a-kind boutique shops or mouthwatering restaurants for a quiet weekend. If you’re looking to imbibe, visit one of Hermann’s many wineries where the wine may only be topped by the views. At night, retreat to one of the many bed-and-breakfasts dotted around town.
2nd: Wilderland Glamping Cabins, Arcadia; 573-432-0068
If you’re after some peace and quiet, this is your place. The adults-only escape is designed as an upscale camping experience for just one or two guests. The retreat opened in 2020 with a single cabin and is expanding in 2021. If you’re looking for an adventure, Johnson Shut-Ins, Elephant Rocks and Taum Sauk Mountain state parks are all close by. If you’re not, just throw another log on the firepit and watch the stars pass by.
EC: The Elms Hotel & Spa, Excelsior Springs; 816-630-5500
Located northeast of Kansas City, The Elms is an ideal spot to get away. Whether you’re looking to spend a quiet summer afternoon relaxing next to the outdoor pool or a rejuvenative massage in the spa followed by a soak in the grotto, you’re sure to find just what you need. Feel like finding a ghost? Join in one of their evening paranormal tours highlighting the 125-year history — including a pair of devastating fires — of The Elms.
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