Frequently Asked Questions
-What is the nightly rate? The nightly rate is $149. Unlike large short-term-rental/vacation rental platforms, we do not tack on additional fees such as cleaning fees and service fees. We deliberately opted to be a direct booking vacation rental so the price you see is the price you pay (plus tax because Uncle Sam). We hope you enjoy the savings!
-What time is check-in/check-out? Check-in is between 3pm - 8pm. If you plan to arrive after 8pm please notify in advance. Check-out is noon. We do ask for an estimated arrival time during your reservation process so we can welcome you upon your arrival. If we don't see you, feel free to park in the designated area, load up the wagon, and head to your glamping cabin. When it's time to depart, please leave your cabin unlocked and leave the wagon at the parking area.
-How many people can the cabin sleep? The cabin can sleep a maximum of TWO ADULT guests. A cot, rollaway bed or air mattress cannot be set up. No guests without a reservation can accompany you on property. All guests must be 18 or older. We appreciate your cooperation.
-Why do guests have to be over 18 years old? We want to create an adult-only getaway, in Missouri, that provides a place to relax, rejuvenate, and do the things you always mean to get to. Whether that's reading a book, writing your book, journaling, practicing your yoga, shooting photography, sitting and doing nothing (!), hiking, kayaking or biking. It is so important to make time for you, as a solo traveler or couple. Recreate. Hibernate. Return home refreshed.
-Is there a minimum night stay? There is a 2-night minimum if you select a Friday or Saturday night and a 1-night minimum Sunday - Thursday nights.
-Where is Wilderland Glamping Cabins located? We are located in the heart of Arcadia Valley in Southeast Missouri. We’re approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from St. Louis, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cape Girardeau, 35 minutes from Farmington, 1 hour and 30 minutes from Poplar Bluff, 2 hours from Rolla, 3 hours from Columbia and 5 hours from Kansas City. You will receive the exact address and a Google pin in the confirmation email when you book your reservation.
-What is there to do? Wilderland Glamping Cabins is in the center of nature’s playground. We’re very close to several attractions including Johnson's Shut-Ins, Elephant Rocks State Park, Taum Sauk Mountain, Crane Lake, several Ozark Trail trailheads, the Black River, Shepherd Mountain Bike Park and more! Check out The Area page for a longer list of attractions, including mileage from the glamping cabins.
-What if I don’t want to leave the property? We think that’s a nice idea, too! When outfitting the glamping cabins, we were very conscious to create a comfortable atmosphere so you can take advantage of being in nature while still being super comfortable. See the full list of glamping cabin amenities here.
-Do I have to share a bathroom with strangers? Nope! The glamping cabin has a private bathroom complete with hot shower and toilet. Visit The Cabins page for a full list of amenities.
-Are the cabins climate controlled? You bet! Each cabin has very cold Air Conditioning and very warm heat. The system is even remote controlled so you can adjust the temp from bed.
-Is there a TV in my cabin? TV's were left out by design. We do include a Bluetooth speaker in each cabin. Download your favorite chillin-around-a-campfire playlist and a few episodes of your favorite podcast before you leave home.
-Will I see or hear other humans? Just how secluded is the cabin? The cabins are situated like a little village, each with its own private space, and facing all different directions. It's the opposite of seeing several of the same cabins all in a row. Not that there's anything wrong with that, we just enjoy privacy during a getaway and we think others do, too. Please be respectful of your fellow glampers and keep voices and music at a considerate volume. We do live on the property and it's likely we will see you around the parking area. We can have as much or as little interaction as you wish. The cabin is a short walk from the parking area. You might hear another human, vehicles or UTV's. We do have neighbors within sound proximity, but not sight. You will be encompassed by nature!
-Can I drive to my cabin? No. All paths leading to the cabins are for foot traffic only. No vehicles are allowed beyond the designated parking area. Utility wagons are provided to make transporting your luggage easy and convenient. We can provide a ride in our UTV if assistance is needed. Please call ahead to arrange this service.
-Will I get cell service? That depends on your carrier....and how full the trees are.....and which way the satellites are facing. So the answer is sketchy. We do have a phone at our home in case of emergency. Feel free to give the number to family members or sitters. 573-432-0068
-Is there WiFi? We don't have public wi-fi. We do have internet service to run our business. However, and unfortunately, it is not hi-speed or unlimited. We hope this resource will be making it's way to rural communities soon!
-Can I bring my dog? Yes, you can bring one dog. We love adventuring with our dog, too. The pet fee is $25 per night and will be charged separately, upon your arrival. Please notify us ahead of time that you intend to bring your dog. Your dog must be well behaved and friendly to other dogs and people. For the safety of all dogs (we have one dog), and chickens (we have six free range chickens), please keep your dog leashed. Of course, pets are not allowed on the furniture and cannot be left alone. Please pick up after your pet.
-Did I hear a "Moo"? Probably! Wilderland Glamping Cabins borders a beautiful cattle pasture. The cattle rotate around on our neighbors property. Sometimes they are right at the fence. Other times you can't see, but may hear or smell, them. You might also hear roosters, chickens, turkeys, dogs, owls, coyotes, and other farm and forest animals.
-Can I burn a candle? Out of respect for the next guest, and for safety, candles, incense or fireworks are not allowed.
-What exactly is glamping? Glamping is glamorous camping or camping in a beautiful cabin with amenities and comforts (such as beds, electricity, and access to indoor plumbing) not usually used when camping. Enjoy the campfire and stargazing and then cozy up in the cabin for a good nights rest.
-How often is towel service? Towels will be replaced after your fourth consecutive night in a cabin. We try to operate as eco-friendly as possible.
-How many cabins are there? We have two luxury cabins for rent at this time with one final cabin coming in the not too far off future.
-What if I need to cancel? CANCELLATION POLICY FOR GUESTS WHO DID NOT PURCHASE A WORRY-FREE BOOKING: If your travel plans change and you need to cancel you can cancel at least 7 full days before the 3pm check-in time on your scheduled arrival date for a full refund of the nightly rate less a $25 service fee OR you can opt to receive a credit for 100% of your initial reservation cost to apply to a future stay (no service fee will be charged). Credits must be used within 12 months of the issue date. Any reservation secured with a credit cannot be canceled at any time for a refund to the original payment method.
If you cancel less than 7 days in advance, no refund or credit will be given. You may, however, transfer your reservation with PRE-APPROVAL from us. Please call to arrange this service.
If you arrive and decide to leave early, no nightly rates will be refunded.
-What if I have more questions? We’re happy to answer them! Feel free to send us a message through Facebook, email or call 573-432-0068 (this number is a landline so texting doesn’t apply).