The Country Haven Lodge is a great choice for those looking for a quiet more private place to vacation. If your get-a-way means getting away from the crowds and getting back to nature and yourself, come stay and enjoy the comfortable, quiet surroundings! We are only about 30 minutes from the lake and all of it's offerings. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is about 15 minutes away as well as many other attractions. Enjoy the busy things in the area then come back to the quite to grill your supper or just sit by the large koi pond overlooking the Ozark hills and relax. Bookings are to be made on your web site. The link can be found in blue if you scroll to near the bottom of the page just above reviews. We would appreciate your taking time to check out our site.
We have just added a 15X30 above ground pool for our guests enjoyment! (Approx. 4' deep throughout.) It's 12X20 deck is connected to the back porch for privacy and convenience. So, swim or sunbathe and enjoy the beautiful view while relaxing with loved ones!
1200 Square feet on two floors.
Two bedrooms upstairs with king beds.
The lodge kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes and silverware. The frig has an ice maker and there is a dishwasher, stove, oven and microwave, toaster and coffee maker. All you will need to bring is the food! There is also a gas BQ grill if you would like to use that.
42' TV with DirecTV with DVR and a DVD player.
Great cell phone reception.
Sorry no pets allowed and no smoking in the lodge.
Accept Credit Cards
Wrap around porch with beautiful views. Amazing hospitality and adorable little Australian shepherds. We really enjoyed being here!
This property offered exactly what we were looking for - privacy, our own pool in a remote and beautiful location away from commotion!
Property is absolutely gorgeous! We loved everything about our stay...Sheila, Don and J-Dub were all so inviting. The bread was AHHHH-MAZING!!😁
Such a great stay all around! Beautiful and peaceful scenery, amazing view from the pool, 20-30 min drive to town or lakeside restaurants in camdenton, and Sheila is the sweetest! We brought our two year old daughter with us and it was perfect. Thankful for cable and the DVD player too! She even got to feed the koi fish with Sheila and J dub (the sweetest pup). The cabin it kept very clean and tidy as well, which is very appreciated. We’ve stayed at many little cabin retreats over the years and this was definitely one of our favorites and we cannot wait to visit again!
Sheila was a joy to deal with, the lodge was immaculate and very relaxing. We enjoyed J dubs company very much he was very polite and well trained. We will definitely return.
This property is set in a secluded area with no city noises. It has all the amenities you need to relax in a quiet atmosphere. The house is clean and the owners are friendly and accommodating. We were even welcomed with fresh homemade bread.
Beautiful secluded location. Sheila was awesome and very friendly. Loved the fresh baked bread! Definately will return. Kelly B
Very smooth process. Very comfortable experience.
I absolutely love this place owners are so great. We had a blast! Our little one loved J dub (dog). Still close to town about 20 mins to Walmart if needed. Couldn’t have went better. We will be back next year!
Don and Sheila were excellent hosts and very kind people. The lodge was very clean and had everything we needed. We enjoyed the peace and quiet and were able to relax by the pool on warm days! We loved the coy pond and the beautiful scenery. We ate breakfast with a beautiful view. Don and Sheila were just steps away and we loved sharing stories. We enjoyed all of their pets and were greeted by JDubs every morning! The wildlife was neat to see and I got some pretty cool pictures of hummingbirds! Sheila even took the time to show me how to do a few new things on my camera and that was very kind and helpful! We loved our experience here and hope to return soon! Thank you Don and Sheila! Your friends JR and Erica Miller
Just a awesome place for a relaxing! Shelia and Don were a pleasure to talk to,and there little dog J Dub! Pictures do not do this place justice its just gorgeous We loved all the nature and scenery! The home made bread waiting when we arrived was perfect and unexpected! I could go on and on, Thank you Don and Shelia I hope to come back in the future. Linda Steve and Stephen
The vacation and the property were exactly what we hoped for. A quiet place to unplug and relax. Sheila and Don were the best hosts we could ask for. The property was gorgeous and serene and pool was a big plus. You can tell the house and grounds are well cared for and the Kinneys made us feel welcome and at home. We are already making plans for our next stay! Top notch!!!!
This was such a truly charming retreat and there were so many lovely things to do at the house in the country that we didn't want to leave! True hospitality. Next time we will be sure to stay longer.
We cant wait to stay here again! it was the perfect place for my boyfriend and I to get away from our busy lives.
This property was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We experienced warm hospitality, peace and quiet, beautiful views and ample amenities to make our stay relaxing and enjoyable. We hope to return soon!
What a wonderful place to get away from everything! The house is great it has a covered porch all the way around that is great for sitting outside and enjoying the country side rain or shine. Beautiful views, wild turkeys, deer, ground hog if you are looking for a few quiet days in the country this is the place with all the beautiful birds and wild life its like staying at a sanctuary. The owners are wonderful people who will help you with directions or any thing you need. There's a nice pool off your deck when its warm enough to use. This was the most relaxing place we stayed on our trip great place to unwind.
This was just what my husband and I needed. A very quiet and charming country seating. A great place to get away from the hassle of city living. With a little friend to greet you and keep you company when outside. Will be returning and sharing with friends and family.
We had a fantastic getaway at the lodge - starting with a tour of the property that culminated with a warm loaf of bread waiting for us in the guest lodge kitchen, to enjoying the pool and the property's numerous amenities, to our regular visit from J-dub, our new favorite dog. The bed was comfortable, the shower had great water pressure, and we were able to easily prepare meals with the provided kitchen equipment. Sheila was helpful with directions to the house as well as to a grocery store on the way to the lodge, and was so kind and generous as a host - I wouldn't hesitate to ask her to borrow something or to suggest things to do in the area. We liked being a short drive away from the Lake - the peace and quiet was truly incredible and relaxing. We'll be back next summer (with a baby this time!). Thanks for a great start to our vacation! Jana & Bryan
This is a beautiful place! It was so nice to be able to go enjoy the lake and then come back and relax at the lodge. It was refreshing, relaxing, and beyond anything I imagine!
The minute we drove up we felt relaxed and at home....Sheila welcomed us with a loaf of homemade bread and gave us a tour of the beautiful property. The pictures do not do the place justice. It was the perfect place for our girls weekend trip. We would have coffee every morning and be greeted by their dog J Dub....we were close to National Parks and found plenty to do. We made s'mores in the fire pit and sat and enjoyed the fish in the koi pond. Parties of 6 will fit comfortably. If you are looking for a place to get away and relax, this is definitely the place for you. We were worried about being in the woods and being secluded, but Sheila and Donnie were next door. It made it nice to have them close if we needed anything. At the same time, you never know they were there. We are already planning our trip for next year. Thank you Donnie and Shelia for all your hospitality and providing such a wonderful place!! We will see you next year J Dub!! Debbie Haakinson.
We were so thrilled with our stay. One evening in the pouring rain the owners ran over just to loan us a casserole dish. The scenery is gorgeous and we were thrilled with our choice.
This lodge had everything we needed, including cute cow watching and visits from an adorable farm dog, J-Dub. The beds are so comfortable, the pool and deck area were perfect for our plans of swimming and bbqing in peace all weekend. The hosts were so pleasant and helpful and truly thought of everything. We will definitely be returning!
We recently stayed at the farmhouse, and our family of four truly enjoyed the amenities and our friendly hosts. The accommodations are perfectly clean, and all of the linens are fresh and smell wonderful! We especially enjoyed walking down the gravel road with our sons, looking for treasures in nature. The 11 day old calf was a bonus!
This was the best experience! Believe me when I say the pictures don't do this place justice! It's absolutely an amazing place! My family and I just wanted a break from the hussle and bussle of our everyday lives and this couldn't have been more perfect! Although, it does have all of the comforts of home with internet and Direct TV. Country Haven is a little slice of heaven with its gorgeous views and beautiful landscaping and Sheila and Don are just the most amazing people! They are so warm and inviting. Just the nicest people you're ever going to meet. Whether it be the yummy fresh baked bread, borrowing mayo, or Sheila sharing her amazing fresh baked peach cobbler you can tell they just love what they do. You feel like you've known them your whole life! And who could forget about the pups! J-Dub, Fancy, Sipsy, Iggey, and Snook the cat! They, too, were awesome. Brayden, our 8 year old son, absolutely loved it on the farm. He especially loved the pool, feeding the koi, and hanging out with Sheila and the furbabies! Even my husband couldn't resist the furbabies! He would stand on our porch and whistle at your porch for J-Dub and if the others came over it was an added bonus! This was an amazing mini vacation. We can't thank you enough for the wonderful memories we took with us. I only wish we could've stayed longer! But, we will DEFINITELY be back! As a matter of fact just hold labor day weekend for us because we'll be there!
Sheila and Don were perfect hosts!! This house is perfectly maintained and extremely clean! Right away Sheila met us at the door with JDub, the sweetest farm dog, and took us for a tour of the house. Inside the house was a fresh baked loaf of bread and butter, such a nice touch! The grounds around the home, the koi pond, private pool and scenic views are all there for your enjoyment. Some of the highlights of our week included morning walks with JDub and doing farm chores with Sheila, which the kids loved. We visited many of the local attractions but were happy to return to a nice pool and home to relax in. The beds were very comfortable and all of the furnishings made our stay feel very much like home. We will be back VERY soon!!!
Amazing property, amazing people and animals(JDub)lol the bread and butter was awesome! Thanks so much for your hospitality and concern for our two year old he really enjoyed himself this was his first trip and our first trip as a family and it was just wonderful exactly what i wanted for my birthday trip it is so secluded and literally away from it all I DID NOT want to leave! We will be frequent visitors can't wait to see you and JDub again!
We stayed at this property for a vacation and to celebrate our anniversary. It was a great stay, everything is exactly as described. It is so peaceful and beautiful here. We did travel to the nearby state park which was super fun, but mostly we spent our days lounging in the pool and cooking on the grill. We highly recommend this property and will definitely return.
My family just returned from a week's stay at this cabin. It is a very private and quiet stay. Often, when you stay in a rental cabin, you are packed in the midst of other cabins, with God knows who for your neighbors. Here at Country Haven your only neighbors are Don and Sheila, who run the farm on which this cabin is located. We were greeted with warm homemade bread and made welcome from the beginning. Don and Sheila were easily accessible and friendly during our stay. The beds are very comfortable and the cabin was pristine. The pool was very private and quiet. We roasted smores and hot dogs on the fire pit. The koi pond is an enjoyable place to sit and read or simply watch the 100+ fish. Ha Ha Tonka State Park is close by and if you want to visit the Lake of the Ozarks, but maintain privacy, this cabin is also ideal. Sheila and Don do a phenomenal job with the upkeep of the farm as evidenced by the beautiful flowers, gardens and trees that surround the cabin. I cannot express enough how well we were treated. Renting from a private owner as opposed to dealing with a large corporation, has so many benefits. We were treated as family or friends, not as a number or just another renter. Our 3 kids are all teenagers and they enjoyed themselves. When the pool wore them out, of course there was cable TV and WiFi. This is THE place to stay if you are visiting the Lake and are looking for a quiet and aesthetic stay.
We just came back from our vacation, and we are already talking about visiting again. What a wonderful place to relax and enjoy nature. The view from the porch was amazing! The house was clean and beautiful, and we enjoyed our stay very much. Sheila and Don are such wonderful people. They made us feel like we had known them for a long time. Their own house is close to the cabin, but we had a lot of privacy. We all enjoyed swimming in the pool and playing with the animals. The kids still talk a lot about how much they miss J-Dub! Thank you for being such great hosts, we look forward to seeing you again!
Our second visit to the Country Haven Lodge was even better than the first, mostly because we had been looking forward so much to the feelings and special moments of our first trip. Arriving late to find Sheila's fresh bread still steaming on the counter, being greeted by our old friend, the farm dog, J-Dub, visiting with all of the friendly cows on the farm, walking down the farm roads in complete peace and quiet and isolation. All of it was just like before, only better, because it felt like home. Our highlight was spreading a quilt out on the grass outside the pasture with all the inquisitive heifers and drinking wine and eating snacks we had brought, just relishing the peace and idyllic perfection of the property. Seeing Don and Sheila again was wonderful. Their house is close, and they are around, but you never feel like they interact more than they sense you want to. We don't mind however, they are such warm, thoughtful, and friendly hosts. It is hard to leave, but I know we will be back.
My husband and I stayed at the lodge for our 2nd anniversary to escape the demands of our home life and we did just that...escape. The lodge itself is very roomy, clean, and the furniture is very comfortable. We loved the wrap around porch because we could enjoy the beautiful view of the leaves changing, drink our coffee, and grill our dinner. We're already talking about returning next year to enjoy the new addition to the lodge, a swimming pool! Not only is the lodge cozy and the view breath taking, but the location is convient too! The lodge is just far away from town to stay on the property and do some exploring or just close enough to go into town to site see. We did both! HaHa Tonka State Park was great to walk trails in the foliage, view castle ruins, natural springs, and rock formations! We loved the Spring Creek trail because we could see everything from the bottom of the hills and the top of the hills. Not to mention, the park is FREE! We also enjoyed taking a tour of Bridal Cave and taking tons of pictures! We walked the shopping strip to get an old time photo and took a walk around the lodge property. Sheila and Ron are great hosts! Sheila greeted us with a giant welcoming smile and warm home made bread! They were very kind, helpful, and respectful of our space while we stayed. Even as a young couple from a small town we absolutely loved our weekend getaway. We definately recommend it to others and will plan another stay if possible! Don't hesitate to ask them questions because they're a very sweet and honest couple!
I had the pleasure of staying at The Cabin in Macks Creek and boy what an experience it was! The Cabin and property was incredible! The owners were exceptionaly friendly from the arrival with fresh baked bread to the good-bye which made me feel at home and feel the urge to return! I can't say enough great things about staying at the cabin. It was very nice and cozy. All of the furniture was very comfortable with was very relaxing. The beds upstairs are more comfortable then beds at a upscale hotel, which makes you want to crawl in and never get out! The views from all sides of the house are amazing for Sunrise-Sunset pictures! The wrap around deck was a very nice touch to be able to sit out and listen to all of what nature had to offer! The cabin is set on a large amount of property that you have access to! My favorite part was being able to walk down the hill to the creek and sitting there listening to the water run. One of their incredibly friendly, furry family members joined me on my walk which was so sweet! I encourage anyone who is looking to getaway to please contact the owners immediately! It was such a beautiful place to stay and the memories are unforgettable! I look forward to returning myself!
We loved the cabin! We visited over the Easter Holiday and were welcomed into Sheila and Don's family get together!! They made us feel as though we were family! The cabin is the perfect size for a family of five. The kids were enchanted and so were we! We definitely plan to visit again if they'll have us!
We just enjoyed a very quiet weekend in the country at a brand new cabin with all the amenities! Sheila and Donny were the perfect hosts, we arrived to freshly baked bread. They've thought of everything to make each guest feel welcome, and the property reflects it. Blooming flower beds, a peaceful fish pond, an awesome kitchen and really comfortable beds. Spotlessly clean, too. This place is a find and still very close to Ha Ha Tonka state park and a short drive to the Lake of the Ozarks (or outlet mall!).
We wanted to get the kids "away from it all" and this was perfect! They are begging to go back! Our kids are 2, 7 and 10 and it was perfect! We never even had the TV on. You know you are away from it all when you head down the long driveway. It sets way back from the road. Beautiful timber surrounds you. It has a wrap around porch that is beautiful to sit on rain or shine. We loved having coffee on the porch swing overlooking the timber. The cabin is very clean and very comfortable. The beds are amazing! There is plenty of room and beds. You can pick up a delicious pizza within 5 minutes and there was an adorable little town minutes from the cabin with a cute little cafe. The Lake of the Ozarks was a very short drive, much shorter than we thought and there are tons of shops for kids and adults both if you want to shop. Sheila and Don are amazing people! They make you feel welcome and are truly two of the kindest people we have ever met! We highly recommend this place to anyone for any occasion. Thank you Sheila and Don! The Rooney Family
We were looking for a few nights away with our young children so that we could reconnect and get away from our hectic schedules. This was perfect. The owners were sweet, the lodge was very well maintained, and the beds were comfortable. We left feeling refreshed, relaxed, and reconnected to each other.
We were more than pleased with our stay at this beautiful home! The pictures of the home online does not do the property justice! The house was spacious and beautiful. The grounds were also immaculate. We spent loads of time in the huge pool. All around, my husband, daughter and I had a wonderful time at this vacation home and we cannot wait to return!!
This cabin was a perfect escape from reality!! The rooms were amazing, the kitchen was stocked adequately (we forgot aluminum foil, plastic wrap and zip lock bags, it would have been a nice surprise if they had them but Wal-Mart was a quick 15 minutes away). Our 3 Kids loved swimming in the pool in the afternoon after we got back from hiking at Ha Ha Tonka State park. We loved how it was 20-30 minutes away from all the tourist activities. Close enough to go do fun activities, like fishing, hiking, boating, but when we were done, it was nice to be out in the country to relax in the solitude. Really liked having the T.V with a DVD player to relax with at night or when it rained. The kids loved seeing and feeding the Koi fish, we loved walking around the grounds and seeing all the beautiful flowers. Even took walks along the gravel rode where I saw a deer, turkey and some turkey vultures, it was so relaxing! The Kinney's were wonderful hosts, close enough that if you needed something they were right there but we still had plenty of privacy. Loved the photographs in the cabin so much we are going to order a black and white, silvery print of a close up of one of the clematis flowers. It was a beautiful photograph that I loved looking at. The cabin was so nice and clean just a wonderful experience for the 5 of us. It was a great size for all five of us (2 adults and 3 children ages 5, 8, 12). I would HIGHLY recommend this cabin to anyone. We enjoyed it so much we are talking about making it a yearly weekend vacation spot, but going next time in August, where it will be hotter to do some boating and really enjoy the pool that they have. We were blessed beyond measure by our Memorial day vacation at the Kinney's.
Hi Travelers, I wanted to share our wonderful experience at the Country Haven Lodge. My wife and I recently spent one of the most peaceful weekends at the cottage. From the fresh baked loaf of bread, personal greeting, to the friendly animals keeping us company on the porch and on our long walks around the pastures and gravel roads every minute of the weekend was perfect. We cannot wait to get back to recharge our spirits and enjoy the tranquil beauty. We miss it already! Highly recommended!
This was one the most amazing places I have ever been or scene. From the moment I stepped onto the property I felt a sense of clam and relaxation. Don and Sheila were two of the most genuine people I have ever been blessed to meet.It felt like home away from home,the views of the surrounding area was amazing from sun up to sun down. Me and my wife will most definitely be going back. This was an experience of a lifetim.
What a great place to spend some quite time! I met my best friend there for a “Girl’s Retreat” and it was perfect. We spent some time walking around the pastures, seeing deer and we had a faithful protector, JW. The cabin was comfortable, clean and cozy. Loved the fresh bread, which was fabulous with honey. There was Directv, very comfortable beds and perfect atmosphere. Thanks Sheila for a great place to stay!
What a great place to unwind from the rush of work in the city! Sheila, your home-made bread was so delicious. Don and Sheila were very helpful, and amiable hosts, and took care of everything. We loved the lodge ... it was very comfortable and relaxing. The sounds of the country was good medicine for both of us. We will definitely return! I recommend this place as a great place to stay during vacation. Don and Saundra Hanscom
Our stay at the Country Haven Lodge was just what we needed- relaxing time away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives! The lodge's setting, in the middle of a working farm surrounded by amazing vistas, animals of all shapes and sizes, beautiful gardens and ponds and lots and lots of peace and quiet, was perfect! We spent a lot of time on the amazing wrap-around porch enjoying the views, grilling, talking and just hanging out. The lodge itself is modern, clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need from a fully equipped kitchen, flat screen with DVD to comfy beds! We also enjoyed our friendly innkeepers, who greeted us with a tour and warm homemade bread but also knew how to keep their distance and respect our privacy! We explored the surrounding area including scenic barns, swinging bridges and the recreation related to nearby Lake of the Ozarks. We plan to return again to this relaxing, scenic get-away and would highly recommend the Country Haven Lodge to anyone wanting to relax, recharge or reconnect!
The lodge wasn't advertised everywhere and I found out by the owners that it's because they just opened in May. I was a bit worried due to the fact that I couldn't find a lot of reviews yet the reviews that I did find were all great!! We booked last minute and were not to arrive till the middle of the night. I spoke to Sheila, one of the property owners, and she was amazing on the phone and so helpful with directions to use, where key would be and assured me that she would leave the light on. That's just what my family would do if we would be expecting family to be coming! My husband and I arrived with our 3 year old and 8 year old. The lodge was beautiful, clean, modern and up to date appliances. I was impressed all the way down to the comforters. I dread old looking comforters and blankets but here, even they were newer! Plus the beds were more comfortable than 5 star hotels we have stayed in! Upstairs, the ceilings are vaulted so it doesn't feel small and closed in. The beds are king size which is what my husband and I have so we didn't have to sleep any different. The bedrooms are right next to each other so the kids weren't worried about sleeping away from us. The deck wraps the house and the land is well taken care of along with beautiful landscaping. There are horses, cows, large goldfish pond and many other kid friendly animals that my kids enjoyed. Sheila and Don were friendly, helpful and truly appreciated us being there. We didn't feel like we were just another family. We will be back and my husband and I are already talking about coming back for a romantic getaway with just him and me. Loved everything about it.
I love that small town feeling! My nephew and I stayed here and we loved it!! It is a beautiful spot and Sheila and Don were extremely friendly, they made us feel very welcome! The cabin was immaculate and the big beds in the bedrooms were heaven! The owners were very attentive to our needs, they provided excellent customer service! The animals on the property were wonderful visitors for us, my nephew loved J-Dub, their outside puppy! I strongly recommend visiting Ha Ha Tonka Hills National Park! The spring was amazing!! We also enjoyed the Old Town Cafe restaurant right off highway 54 before you begin your short journey to the cabin, great food! Camdenton and Osage are a short trip down highway 54 with stores, restaurants, movie theater in Osagae and more! We truly enjoyed our stay, Thank you Sheila and Don, it was a pleasure meeting you!! I will recommend this cabin to friends and family!! Sincerely, Angie and Justin
This cabin is truly in a BEAUTIFUL setting. A long secluded driveway takes you to this Incredible cabin in the Ozarks. My Husband took me away for the weekend to celebrate our 18th anniversary and this cabin was everything it was promised. Sheila & Donny welcomed us with freshly baked bread, kindness and hospitality like no place else! They have put alot of love into this cabin making it utterly amazing! I did not want to go home. I wanted to stay much, much longer! I have never seen a cabin like this one. The touches of home are everywhere. The views are spectacular from the wrap around porch! They made us feel at home the entire time we were there. My husband is already talking about going back next year, I am hoping it's sooner! Sheila you are a wonderful person, I hope to see you soon! Don't stop doing what you do best! ~Angi & Kurt~
My family and I could not have chosen a better place to stay to enjoy a quiet peaceful weekend with my Son who is in the military. The cabin had all the comforts of home and Sheila and Don were gracious hosts. The scenery is truly breathtaking - Sheila did an excellent job in capturing the beauty with her pictures posted that are posted on website.
The romantic weekend, without kids, planned for this wonderful getaway got a last minute surprise! I ended up sharing this wonderful house with my toddler for the weekend, and it was still perfect! The owners have thought of everything to make your stay relaxing and worry free. the "cabin" is huge! We had way too much fun zipping around and playing hide-n-seek, exploring the grounds, catching the cows, koi and butterflies frolicking. We also caught (and released!)a turtle! The birds and frogs kept a wonderful soundtrack to our weekend. Can't begin to tell you how relaxing this trip was, even with a 2 year old. Will return some day soon for the romantic, child-free getaway I was promised. I couldn't help but picture sipping wine on the wrap around porch at sunset, swinging on the porch swing.