This year, our family goal is to visit all 50 states in 365 days – in between school and work. In order to do this, travel accommodations have to be inexpensive which limit us to primarily camping and cabin camping options in terms of lodging. This brings me to our easy, overnight stay at the Historic Route 66 KOA in Eureka, MO.
Conveniently located 30 minutes away from downtown St. Louis!
Independently Owned and Operated
Each KOA campground is independently owned and operated. The Historic Route 66 KOA has been in business for more than 20 years and continues to attract visitors on both off season and peak season. During the day, visitors can explore the sites of St. Louis or stay and get involved in the many activities that are conveniently located on the campground such as basketball, ping pong, or the playground. At night, campers can grill and make s’mores on the fire or go inside, relax, and watch cable television.
While visitors have the option of tent camping, cabin camping, or RVing, we chose to cabin camp in one of the KOA’s cabin efficiencies. Cabin efficiencies come with a tv, a small table/bench, windows that can be opened, AC, a full-size bed, and a set of bunk beds. Beds are comfortable and cabins are clean. Outside of the cabins, visitors are equipped with a grill, porch swing, and fire ring.
Tent campsites run approximately $35 per night. Efficiency cabins run approximately $45 per night. RV sites run approximately $55 per night. There is also an original, Route 66, nostalgic Cozy Caboose which campers can rent for approximately $99 per night. All overnight rental fees vary depending on how many nights you stay and what night you stay. It is important to know that all campers should bring their own linens, as they are not provided.
For those who do not have bathrooms in their cabins, the Historic Route 66 KOA offers two, clean shower rooms that are open 24 hours a day. In addition to the shower rooms, there are rooms to clean dirty dishes, as well as your clothes. Additionally,, there is Wi-Fi, cable tv, a pool, bike rental availability, and propane and firewood from the Office/Store.
An Amazingly, Affordable Lodging Option
Finally, for those on a travel budget (like us), I would definitely recommend the Historic Route 66 KOA in Eureka, MO. It is independently owned and operated, family and pet friendly, affordable, and conveniently located near downtown St. Louis attractions.
St. Louis West / Historic Route 66 KOA
Last updated 5/22/17.