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Arcadia Valley Missouri Outdoor Weddings, Cabins Rentals & Retreat



The perfect location near St. Louis for your lakeside outdoor wedding, retreat or just to rent a cabin.  Why not try a Missouri romantic getaway or bring the whole family to the DragonFly~In.


Nestled on the site of Taum Sauk Mountain, Missouri’s tallest peak, in the beautiful hills of the Arcadia Valley, in the Missouri Ozarks


The DragonFly~In is the perfect place to take that “close to home but far from ordinary” vacation and is just 90 miles from Saint Louis and 30 miles from Farmington, MO.


Enjoy peace and tranquility at private gated resort with 176 gorgeous acres,  2 cabins, 1 lodge rental.


The outdoor wedding venue of choice in southeast Missouri.


Local Area Events See events you will not want to miss.

Amtrak...Very Exciting! You can now visit the lovely Arcadia Valley by Amtrak, we have 2 stops daily on the Texas Eagle line.

We can provide a shuttle to and from the resort (just 3 miles away) and to other area sites or we can help you secure a rental car for your stay.

To make reservations for the train you just need to go online at  or . Then call us for your vacation stay here at the Dragonfly. 573-546-2994

Read the full Amtrak article.
Linda & Dragonfly family



Dragonfly~In (orginal area)
Linda McHenry (Owner/Innkeeper)

  • 86 private acres (80 acres forested)
  • private luxury cottage / cabin - sleeps 8
  • two miles of forested hiking trails
  • 6 acre private lake - swim, fish, paddleboat, canoe or kayak  

Vincents Lodge & KatyDid Cabin (adjacent area)
Linda McHenry (Innkeeper)

  • 90 private acres
  • remodeled lodge - sleeps 16
  • new log cabin - sleeps 10
  • beautiful lake views
  • 3 additional miles of hiking trails /up to 5 miles both sites
  • 11 acre private lake - swim, fish, paddleboat, canoe

This is perfect for larger outdoor weddings, corporate events, special group events and family reunions. The DragonFly~In also offers Missouri outdoor wedding packages for scenic lakeside informal or formal weddings.



I wanted to say thank you for a wonderful weekend. Everything couldn't have been more perfect – the cabin accommodations, the basket and thee most beautiful roses. In spite of the all the issues you had with the storm, our cabin was just wonderful and the grounds were in great shape and the lake was marvelous. I am looking forward to scheduling another stay with you.

Michelle Evans



We have so many on-site activities, some guests feel no need to leave.


If you need more exercise or adventure, our lodging is also close to many area activities and historical sites.  Enjoy swimming, canoeing, kayaking or a Missouri Black River float trip. Picnic and hike in Elephant Rocks State Park or Johnson's Shut-ins State Park (swimming too). Trek along the Ozark Trail or up Taum Sauk Mountain, enjoying the scenery, exercise and fresh air. 


Just want to let you know again how much we enjoyed this last weekend. Everything was so elegant with the touch of Country that made us feel so relaxed and comfortable. Thank you for the wonderful food, it's hard to get compliments from Bobby who is still bragging about the breakfast's and Mimosa's!

We look forward to returning.
Bob and Pat Craig


Come join the fun at the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festivals, May and October each year.  Enjoy wholesome family activities and the price is right - FREE Admission



Take the family to the Fort Davidson State Historic Site, learn about the Battle of Pilot Knob and picnic in the park. Full-scale Civil War reenactments of the Battle of Pilot Knob are staged, attracting thousands of visitors.  


Every year, in March, whitewater enthusiasts from across the region congregate for a weekend, to compete in the Missouri Whitewater ChampionshipsJust 8 miles from the Missouri Whitewater State Championship Races, you can enjoy race day activities knowing you only have a short drive to lodging.


Book your lodging with us today!