Commercial Potential with this 47-acre property that has 3/8 mile of Gasconade River Front, 9 cabins, and a large cave with plumbing and electric. Locals would remember this property as the Ozarks Springs Resort with a truly unique dining experience “The Cave Restaurant.” In it’s hay day diner’s would ride the bus up the hill, shop in the buildings overlooking the river, then ride the elevator or take the stairs up into the Cave for dining.
The Ozark Springs Resort is rich with history. E A Steckel, a well-respected entrepreneur who put Richland MO on the map, created the original resort named Ozarks Springs in the early 1900’s. In the 1980’s, a new owner turned the cave into a restaurant named the Caveman Bar B Q and Restaurant, then renamed “The Cave Restaurant”.
The cabins and tennis courts were built over 100 years ago and the cabins were built with lumber milled right on the property. Two of the rustic cabins are still rented today on hipcamp.com where they have great reviews. Just one more opportunity for income potential.
Kayak and canoe rentals would be a great additional income. There is a perfect put in spot for them just 4 miles upriver and you float right back down to the cave.
Even more potential by adding a zipline along the Gasconade River.
There are spots for tent camping and there is a large stocked pond with dock. There is good fishing on the river and guided fishing tours might be a hit.
Idea! Maybe get married in the Cave or with the river view behind you and cater a meal in the cave if a restaurant idea isn’t your cup of tea.
Other uses for the cave could be a storage facility or even a mushroom farm.
The homestead has a rustic 2 bdrm house and a Pole barn. Current use chickens, ducks, goats There are a few fruit trees. The ground is really fertile and the garden spots have been really productive. There is a functioning well and two natural springs on the property. There is a inground pool that has potential.
Perhaps you are not interested in running a business and are looking for the perfect spot to build your home and have some livestock, hunt and fish right from home. This property is perfect for that too!!
Located near Fort Leonard Wood easy access from I 44, Springfield and St Louis MO.