Kansas City’s best kept secret, Morrell Ranch is the perfect escape for weekend getaways, corporate travel, wedding, family reunions and so much more. From simply enjoying a day relaxing by the fireplace, Morrell Ranch is the perfect place to disconnect from stress, and reconnect with friends, colleagues and family.
Our vision for building Morrell Ranch was simple: create a place where people can connect, create legacies, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Start the morning with breakfast in the lodge, followed by ample activities, like fishing. At the end of the day cozy beds await you in one of our many suites and cabins.
- 600 Acres of Activities
- Over 20 Rooms, Cabins & Suites
- Just 70 Miles NE of Kansas City
ROOMS, SUITES & CABINS
Morrell Ranch has three distinct lodging offers: rooms and suites in our main lodge, studio cabins along the lake, and multi-room family cabins. Each of our accommodations has its own look and feel. Take a peek at the photos below and let us know if you have any questions before making your reservation.
WHAT TO DO
Baby Alpaca/Deer Bottle Feeding
One of our young guests’ favorite experiences, guests can help feed our baby alpaca and white tail deer. The feeding is seasonal (our babies grow out of feeding). To inquire about feeding them on your visit contact our guest services team.
Grab a kayak and spend the day on the water with hook and pole, or fish from shore. Morrell Ranch is Missouri’s best kept fishing secret.
Hiking & Biking Trails
Hike or bike, it’s up to you. Our trails are laid out on over 600 acres of ranch land. Explore our alpaca ranch, cattle farms, young vineyard and find the perfect perch to watch a midwest sunset.
Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle Boarding
During the summer and late spring Morrell Ranch’s Swan Lake is a great place to cool down. Grab a kayak, canoe or paddleboard and make your way around the ranch by way of water.
Watch a Midwest Sunset
Walk the ranch and find the perfect perch for an enchanting midwest sunset.
Warm up by a Firepit With S’mores
Is there a better way to enjoy an evening by the fire than with s’mores? S’more fixings are available in nearby Gallitin, about a 5 minute drive from the ranch.
Test your frisbee skills with a game of frisbee golf. Located across Morrell Ranch, frisbee golf is a fun partner or group activity and great for all ages. Ask our guest services team for more information.
Stroll Through a Vineyard
Still young, our vineyard is located on the back entrance of Morrell Ranch. Take a peek at the growing vines, and start planning your next visit to enjoy the harvested grapes.
Relax in a Sauna or Jacuzzi
Take a break from the outdoors and unwind in the lower level of our main lodge with fitness room, sauna and pool. The main lodge also features an expansive common area with large fireplace, library and even a piano for the musically inclined.
Nearby in Missouri
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SQUIRREL CAGE JAIL
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CROWDER STATE PARK
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