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4J Map of The Surrounding Area

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We are excited for you to explore the area!

Fun on The River

Whether you are looking for a relaxing float down the Meramec River to see the gorgeous fall foliage or cool off from the summer heat in your own kayak, Kick’n K has it all. Just across the farm, owners Jeff and Tracey Keeven will get you set up for your adventure down one of the longest free-flowing waterways in Missouri. Your river getaway will allow you to explore stunning views of the Ozarks, chances to see wildlife, and impressive views of the majestic bluffs. You cannot pass this up – Steelville has been known to be called “The Floating Capital of Missouri.”

Uncork & Unwind at the Winery

Peaceful Bend is located in Steelville about 1.5 miles from our cabins. Looking for something to do? Take a lovely nature walk to this local spot. Missouri-grown grapes make for a great glass of wine. They also serve craft beers and a full menu within the winery and wine garden.
Belmont Vineyards is a family-owned winery located in Leasburg, MO overlooking the rolling hills of the Ozarks. They have a range of wines that fluctuate from sweet to dry. You can enjoy these in the tasting room or under the covered porch and pavilion. They have live music and casual dining as well.

Farm to Table

Locally grown tastes better! At 4J Cattle Farms, owners Justin and Jessica grow their own beef and chicken without any hormones or antibiotics. For 7 years, they have focused on creating a high-quality product by refining their farming practices. Want to try it out? Enjoy an evening of cooking a fresh, unique dinner that you can only experience at 4J Vacation Rentals. This sustainable style of dining will have your tastebuds doing backflips for a delicious, healthy meal.

Take The Reins

Kick’n K offers horseback riding for all levels of riders. Saddle up and take a ride through the magnificent trails and landscape. This is one of the best things to do with the whole family. Trot up and down the Ozarks taking in the beauty of Missouri.

Hike The Rolling Hills

Zahorsky Trail is just north of Steelville, MO with picturesque views during all seasons. This trail runs along the Meramec River and provides you with varying topography – ridges, ravines, bluffs, and bottomlands – within the 56 acres of woodland.

Descend Into The Depths

Missouri is well known for its caves and bluffs. Onondaga Cave State Park has guided tours through the underground caverns that you can explore. Take a look at the beautiful, towering stalagmites, dripping stalactites, and active flowstones that helped turn this cave into a National Natural Landmark. If your ideal getaway does not entail cave exploration, they also have a beautiful panoramic view of the Meramec River.

Excellent Event Space

This beautiful barn venue in Steelville, Missouri is perfect for weddings and special events. This space is owned and operated by Crystal and Gerald Earhart. The Crossbuck Barn can also host events such as engagement parties, wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and concerts.



This is my favorite restaurant. Great food, service, and atmosphere

1100 N. Jefferson Street Saint James, Missouri 65559

(573) 265-4224

Tuesday – Saturday
11am to 9pm

Closed Sundays and Mondays


Locally owned breakfast and burger joint!

112 Main Street Steelville, Mo. 65565


6:00 AM ‑ 7:00 PM

Monday ‑ Thursday
5:00 AM ‑ 7:00 PM

5:00 AM ‑ 8:00 PM

6:00 AM ‑ 8:00 PM


Fast, inexpensive, great Mexican food!

501 West Main Street Steelville, Mo. 65565

(573) 775-8226

Monday ‑ Thursday
11:00 AM ‑ 9:00 PM

Friday ‑ Saturday
11:00 AM ‑ 10:00 PM

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM


Stop by for burgers, ice cream, and shakes!

502 West Main Street Steelville, Mo. 65565


Opened seasonally 


Frisco’s is family-friendly with something for everyone! Soups, salads, pizza, wings, and be sure to try the specials!

121 S Smith Street Cuba, Mo. 65453

(573) 885-1522


Wine bar with great food and snacks with locally sourced items.

200 N Jefferson St St James, MO 65559

(573) 265-6506

Tuesday ‑ Thursday
4:00 PM ‑ 9:00 PM

4:00 PM ‑ 11:00 PM

11:00 AM ‑ 11:00 PM


Delicious fudge and always fresh! Love all the flavor choices! Candy Store and Gift Shop

100 W Main St Steelville, Mo. 65565

(573) 775-2218


Great place to have a beer, burger, and immerse yourself in the local crowd.

269 Missouri 8 Steelville, MO 65565

(573) 775-5992

Monday ‑ Saturday
10:00 AM ‑ 1:30 AM

12:00 AM – 12:00 AM


Wonderful Mexican Cuisine with a super-cool atmosphere!

604 E Main St Cuba, MO 65453

(573) 885-0850

Monday ‑ Sunday
11:00 AM ‑ 9:00 PM

Friday ‑ Saturday
11:00 AM ‑ 10:00 PM