Sunday, September 5, 2010

Looking for input

I've literally been on a dead run these past couple of weeks which is why the posts are more scarce than usual.  
With the start-up of the semester at the college I work at, a niece's wedding, out of town visitors, etc., it's been a bit crazy.  I have pictures to post and things to tell but tonight I'm dog-tired so it's just going to have to wait.

In the meantime, I'm looking for input from any of you who can help...

We're thinking of taking an October motorcycle trip to the Ozark Mountains in southern Missouri & northern Arkansas for 2 - 3 nights. We've never been there but have heard great things about the area.

Have any of you stayed somewhere in the Ozark area that you'd recommend?  Do you have suggestions on a good reasonable place to stay? 

We have no desire to get caught in the tourist fray of Branson, Silver Dollar City, etc. We just want to go and ride the roads. 
We don't care if we're on a lake or not  as we're not going to fish. In fact, if I had to state a preference, it would be a cabin in the mountains/woods but am completely open to other options.  

It might be just DH & I or our son & his girlfriends may join us and possibly even a couple of friends from Louisiana.   I'm open to a hotel, cabin rental, B&B, condo, vacation rental by owner, etc.  In other words, pretty much any type of lodging.  I really don't care as long at it's cheap resonable and CLEAN.  Clean is a must.  

Any suggestions?

Here is a picture to hold you over until regular posting resumes.
The Mississippi River at sunset.


  1. First of all, you guys are welcome to stop by here for a visit. We will put you up for a night or so.

    We are located just 30 miles from Lake of the Ozarks.

    A place to check out is Arrow Rock Missouri. Here is a web site:

    I also have a friend from long ago that has this place.
    I've never been there but it looks great. Kathy is a wonderful person!

    If I think of anymore I will send it to you.

  2. I wish I could help, but I live in NC. Your trip sounds wonderful. I'm sure you will get some great suggestions. Good luck. Love & blessings from NC!

  3. I can't wait to hear about your trip and see pictures when you return. Enjoy, my friends!

  4. This isn't specific but check out Mountain View, Arkansas or Hardy Arkansas. Mtn. View is the "center" of folk music and most Saturday nights has fiddling on the square by any who want to play. Folks sit anywhere they can find a spot to listen. Hardy is on the White River and has an old downtown area, small but good for an hour's visit. In either area you should find plenty of roads to ride and certainly beautiful scenery. blessings, marlene

  5. I can't help you with your trip but that photo is gorgeous!