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... today was special. I spent Thanksgiving with Kurt & Alline at a friends place down the road from Dancing rabbit and felt sooooooo welcomed, comfortable and thankful that emotions were abound. Something to be said about the hospitality and graciousness of the midwest folks. Definately the bread basket of our country. Danae & Aaron (Kurts niece and her bo) were in town and were awesome to meet and chill with as well as Robb and his girl. My days here ...
Just a quickie as I failed to get it included in the post I just made. Please support my friends Kurt & Alline qualify & potentially win, a couple much needed Green Business Eco-grant's. They are doing incredible work here at Dancing Rabbit Eco Village by way of their Milkweed Mercantile Eco-Inn, Organic Cafe and Green ...
... into wonderful Vegan based meals for the group. (each person in the co-op cooks 1 or 2 x's a week for the group dinner and the following days lunch)....Sure, anyone can serve salad, veggies and fruit to a bunch of hippie none meat eaters but I have decided to transform mainstream, hearty, seasonally appropriate dishes I am familiar with and have had through out my travels into Vegan acceptable meals. This is exciting for me. Add in the natural building projects I am involved in and ...
... communal living & organics in this area. They are the 1st to tell you about the mistakes they have made, the areas they need to improve upon & the struggles they've encountered along the way. There are about 70 residents ( currently ) not including visitors, interns and work exchangers. They plan to grow to 500 -1000 eventually. Growing pains are obvious (even now) as peoples general unhappieness, unfulfillment & discontent with our government ...
... and some car hire over the next week where we needed it. Heading to the local steakhouse for dinner we were surprised that the steak was pretty good.
The morning we were meant to leave we were up packed and ready by 11. Went to get some early lunch it got to around 1pm and we ordered a taxi to take us to the train station, We learned that the La Plata train station ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Depot Inn & Suites La Plata
This is the perect place to stay with kids or without. The pool was great and the decor was really facinating. I enjoyed walking around and looking at the Hobo signs on each door, and playing pool in the lobby. The staff were so friendly and helpful. I look forward to going back again and again.
The Depot Inn and Suites is incredible! I've stayed at so-called luxury hotels that didn't come close to the luxury of this place! Affordable rates, great place for kids (lots of stuff for them to do: pool, playground, "mini train" rides) classy staff and incredible decor! If you are a train fan, you'll be exceedingly delighted by the train antiques and memorabilia! The scale on this site doesn't allow me to rate it high enough! I'd vote for "above and beyond excellent!"
The Depot Inn is a fantastic little inn in the middle America's Heartland. When I walked in the front door I felt like I was entering an English countryside hotel (Cotswolds or Lake District). The lobby is absolutely charming and beautifully decorated and welcoming. There are so many details . . . nothing has been overlooked in creating its ambience. If you are a train afficiado this is a MUST stop or actually a destination. The pool is gorgeous. The rooms have wonderful amenities. Staff are there to please. Children are very welcome. The General Store is delightful. The Depot Inn is a community affair . . . a wonderful tribute to small town America. If you travel by train, do stop and spend the night. If you are visiting Truman State University in Kirksville, stay at The Depot Inn in LaPlata, a short drive away. Need a weekend away from home and you live in MO, IA, or KS, go the The Depot Inn. Well worth the visit! Enjoy!
My wife and I were returning from a trip to Truman State and go through LaPlata, MO. on the way home. After having trouble booking rooms in Kirksville on previous trips and not having a great experience at their local hotels, we noticed the Depot Inn which was still under construction was opening soon, so we gave it a shot and made our reservations. Nothing can ruin a trip faster that a bad hotel experience. Upon arrival, the first thing that came to mind was "Flawless". Beautiful landscaping, spotless inside and out, a museum like atmosphere throughout.
The Depot Inn and Suites is a truly remarkable property. We happened on it by chance because I wanted to make a trip to the Macon area and so thought I'd search for railroad stuff that would make the trip more attractive to my railfan husband. The whole place is just gorgeous -- super comfortable and with an attention to detail that you seldom find in a small hotel, let alone a small hotel in a tiny town in Missouri! An example: crown moulding is carefully mitered to bracket smoke detectors and other unavoidable eyesores in decorative glory. Or the two gas grills available on the outdoor patio, near the children's play yard featuring (of course!) a wooden locomotive model on which to climb. The lobby ceiling must be 20 feet high, and there's a pool table alongside a really gorgeous leather seating area.
We are road warriors...staying at 100+ hotels per year and have done this for 25+ years. We stayed in the finest (Ritz, Fairmont, Hyatt, etc.) and many that were not so nice.
Excellent place for families
The Depot Inn and Suites is a fantastic place to stay for a day or a week--lots of entertainment for the kids (my sons love the water novelty in the pool!) and it's so relaxing!! Dinner is literally next door and the people are wonderful! We can't say enough about how great our experience there was!
I recently finished my second stay at the new LaPlata Depot Inn & Suites in LaPlata, Missouri, which is located close to Kirksville, Missouri (home of A.T. Still University and Truman State University). This railroad-themed facility offers luxurious and exceptionally clean accommodations unlike any other in the region. Constructed from premium materials and tastefully decorated with great attention detail, the Depot Inn seems less like a hotel and more like a dream home. Rich colors, comfortable furnishings, and beautiful floor coverings are paired with granite countertops, railroad memorabilia, and luxurious linens. In fact, the comfort of the bed and the high-count sheets is unmatched by any other. The hotel also features a beautiful indoor swimming pool, outdoor recreation, and a well-stocked general store. The Depot Inn is within walking distance of the newly constructed Red Rooster restaurant, which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner--all delicious. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. I'm very much looking forward to my next visit. The LaPlata Depot Inn & Suites finishes first place in every category!
I stayed at the Depot Inn and Suites with my parents shortly after it was opened. The first step into the hotel takes your breath away! I would never have imaged such a beautiful place to be located in such a small town. However, the location was very central to anything and everything that we wanted to do in the area. People with small children could stay at this hotel and never leave. The owners have thought of everything!!! There is a large hottub and a wonderful indoor pool with a large spout in the ceiling that releases water as the train whistle blows. And there is even a treadmill there in the pool room so parents can watch their children swim as they exercise. Although we didn't stay in a luxury theme suite, the owners personally walked us through and gave us a tour. Each room has different decor, while all of them have plush king beds, leather couches, granite countertops and a large flatscreen tv that is built in above the fireplace. I mean, this place was build for corporate executives!!! BUT, they charge less than most hotel chains that I have stayed in. Most of all, what makes the hotel extra special is the authentic train memorabilia throughout the whole hotel. Whether you are young, old or anywhere in between...you will absolutely enjoy all that they have to offer.
I have heard some pretty nice things about an Inn in La Plata, Missouri. I thought that it would be worth going to investigate it. Shivam, one of the TrainWeb crew was on vacation in Liberty, Missouri, at the time so I thought why not stop by and see him and he and his family and I can go north to see this place. Sometimes nice comes in little packages.