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Bed and Breakfast

Ginger Blue Inn
This inn (new for 2009) was remodeled and decorated in the Old World Style with influences from old European architecture in Ginger Blue village. 5 unique bedrooms, all with private baths. A large living room with an ornate 9 ft fireplace, a 20 ft ceiling, and grand piano is perfect for weddings up to 50 people.  The German Tea Room is a dining room with an old English inn atmosphere, where the guests are served a complimentary breakfast.  It also can host up to 25 guests for special parties or dinners. The Inn is also available for weddings, receptions, dinners, teas and other special events.
(Advance Reservations highly recommended. May not be available throught entire winter season.)
187 N. Old Ozark Trail
Noel, Missouri  64854

Reservations: (417)436-2273

Cabin Rentals

Off the Deep End
Restored resort on Elk river in Noel. Just two blocks from Shadow Lake pavilion. Three cabins with showers, a/c, microwaves, coffeemakers and refrigerators; also an upstairs greatroom available overlooking the river. Linens and towels provided. Also an excellent rec room with pool table and wet bar available for your special events. 71 foot rock dock on river. Gas grill available. Bonfire nightly. Large grass yard with volleyball net & natural stone patio with large firepit.
(Seasonal rental only. Advance Reservations highly recommended.)
319 Park St.
Noel, Missouri  64854

Reservations: 417-475-7700

Owen's Landing
A cozy two bedroom cabin that comfortably sleeps eight. Large dock on the river. Unique underground, open air bar is the perfect place to gather for drinks and laughs, day or night. Summertime brings out the canoers and kayakers, and fall and winter is the best time to enjoy wildlife of another type. Satellite TV with HBO and Sirius radio, Fireplace, Large deck with grill, dining table and chairs, Porch swing, and much more.
409 Park St.
Noel, Missouri  64854

Reservations: 417-475-6857

River Ranch Resort
Has several cabins and large multi-bedroom lodge facilities for rent at the campground, of various types and sizes. One of the largest and  longest-running outfitters on the river, specializing in accomodating large groups; yet equally popular with individual families and campers. Available during the May-September canoeing season, and some additional special event dates.. Check their website for details.
(Advance reservations strongly suggested. Cabins usually sell out well in advance during the season.)
101 River Drive
Noel, Missouri  64854

(417) 475-6121
Reservations: 800-951-6121

The Cabins At Ginger Blue
The newly remodeled (in 2013) "Barn House" is a restored former two-story barn on 10 secluded acres in Ginger Blue village, just north of Noel. 2 bedrooms with queen beds (linens and blankets are included), living room (with accomodations for two more to sleep) and TV & DVD player. Full kitchen with cookware provided. Full bath and shower, with towels provided. Large covered deck and covered parking. BBQ grill and fire pit available for guest use.
RV hookup also available.
(Available Year-Round. Advance Reservation required.)
374 Valley Drive
Noel, Missouri  64854
Reservations: 417-342-4025 or  417-342-4018

Elk River Resort
Has several cabins right on the river, right next to where the famous Ginger Blue Resort used to be, so there is excellent views of the river. A large bunkhouse is also available to accomodate your big group.
(Advance reservations strongly suggested. Weekend cabin rentals usually sell out well in advance during the season.)

13494 State Highway 59
Ginger Blue, Missouri  64854
Reservations: 417-455-6683

Camp Grounds and Canoeing

Noel is blessed with a number of exceptional campgrounds along the Elk River, each offering it's own special scenic views and various amenities. For decades, people have traveled from all across the country to stay at our campgrounds. Noel has been especially popular with visitors from Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Wichita; to name a few of the regional metropolitan areas whose dwellers choose Noel to escape the hassles of city life for a time. But don't take our word for it, come see for yourself what our scenic campgrounds have to offer you. Here are a couple of our featured sites...
Eagle's Nest Campground and Canoe Rentals
  53 Eagle Nest Lane
  Noel, Missouri  64854
  (417) 475-3326
  Reservations: 800-843-7080

River Ranch Resort

101 River Drive
Noel, Missouri  64854

(417) 475-6121
Reservations: 800-951-6121

Caves and Tours

The Ozarks around Noel are known for their interesting and abundant caves. There are several commercial caves around the Noel area, as well as numerous small caves that have not been developed. If you love caves, there's a whole weekend of adventure waiting for you in and around Noel!
Bluff Dweller's Cavern and Browning Museum
  954 Highway 59 South
  Noel, Missouri 64854
  (417) 475-3666

  Open Daily: March - November, 8 AM - 6 PM
  Open Year-Round, Winter Schedules May Vary

Maps and Travel Routes

Noel is located in the southwest corner of Missouri (see map). Considered by many as the western gateway to the Ozark mountains, Noel is a river valley town; located along the clear, smooth-running waters of the Elk River. The rolling Ozarks hills surround Noel on every side, and the distinctive Noel bluffs, carved out naturally by the Elk River centuries ago, give Noel a unique landscape that has drawn tourists ever since the city was founded over 100 years ago.
5kb .GIF -- Map of the 4-state area
17kb .GIF -- Map of the highways around Noel
28kb .GIF -- Map of the streets of Noel
From the North (Kansas City, MO; Joplin, MO; etc.):
Take the new 4-lane US highway 71 south to the Highway "H" exit.  Turn right on "H"  and head west 6 miles into Noel.
From the South, (Ft. Smith, AR; Fayetteville, AR; etc.):
Take US highway 71 north into Missouri. After about four miles past the state line, you can take state highway 90 west to Noel. This route is exceptionally hilly and curvy, so you might wish to do as most of the locals do and continue on up US highway 71 about 5 more miles to the Pineville/Noel 
Highway "H" exit.  Turn right on "H"  and head west 6 miles into Noel.
From the West (Wichita, KS; Tulsa, OK; Oklahoma City, OK; etc.):
The easiest way for most people coming from the west is actually to get to US highway 71 and follow the directions given above. If, however, you like taking the back roads, get on state highway 43 (either in Missouri, Arkansas, or Oklahoma, depending on your direction of travel) and take it to Southwest City, Missouri. From the outskirts of Southwest City, take state highway 90 east about four miles directly to Noel.
From the East (Branson, MO; Eureka Springs, AR; etc.):
As it is from the west, it's also easiest to get to US highway 71 and follow the directions given above (depending on if you reach US highway 71 north or south of Noel). But if you prefer the scenic route: From Eureka Springs, Arkansas, take US highway 62 West to Gateway, Arkansas. Turn right on state highway 37 into Missouri. In about nine miles, you'll reach Washburn, Missouri; and from there, take state highway 90 west. If you stay on state highway 90, it will take you directly to Noel. For the truly adventurous, take county road K (also paved) through the Huckleberry Ridge State Forest for a beautiful example of the Ozark timber; and when you reach US highway 71, go north a mile into Pineville and turn left onto Highway "H" the last seven miles to Noel.

Wanting to explore the paved "back roads" around Noel? You can do it by bicycle, motorcycle, convertable, or ???  Here's a Google Map with a 20-25 mile circuit already mapped out for you!

Misc. Other Links

 Jim Boston Realty - Homes, Land, Business, and other Real Estate for Sale in and around Noel

Ozark Valley Weddings & Events - the perfect place to host your: Wedding, Reception, Family Reunion, Company Picnics, & Birthday Parties

Noel Missouri Forum  - A guestbook-style bulletin board for posting Noel area events and activities.

Dining & Entertainment Guide  - Reviews! Find the food, drinks, and entertainment that suits you best here in McDonald County.

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