Romantic, Luxurious, Private
Escape the city and experience the tranquility of nature in this romantic luxury Safari Camp. Situated on a private pond, this retreat offers the perfect mix of luxury and nature, giving guests the time and space to relax, recharge and reconnect. Willow Haven is an ideal getaway for a couple or a family. Visit Glamping St. Louis-Paddler's Rest if two Safari Camps are needed.
Willow Haven is an ideal getaway for the couple or family who wants to experience nature and camping but doesn’t want to rough it. Glamping St. Louis lets you explore nature in comfort and style without the stress of a cramped tent, damp sleeping bag, or questionable bathroom facilities.
Willow Haven is:
-Secluded and private, next to our hidden pond adjacent to the Mississippi River
-Nearby, in the heart of St. Charles County and about 30 minutes from almost anywhere in the St. Louis area
-Luxury Safari Tent
-Real, comfortable king bed with crisp, clean sheets and pillows
-Futon Sofa (converts to full size bed, plus two traditional camp cots)
-Clean bathrooms with flush toilets
-Private, enclosed outdoor shower with hot and cold running water
-Grill, deck, camp chairs, fire ring, and everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors in luxury and style.
Enjoy a relaxing evening watching the wildlife from your private deck then make S'Mores around an intimate campfire. Go to sleep to the sounds of nature while nestled in a king bed with crisp, clean sheets and fluffy pillows. The kids can settle into the full sized futon sofa or we will set up traditional camp cots for them in the Safari Tent.
Arise in the morning and enjoy coffee on the deck overlooking the pond or relax in the Marina’s comfortable clubhouse.
Glamping St. Louis is about luxury, romance, nature, seclusion, and convenience. We invite you to come experience the beauty of our pond, private island, and the Mississippi River while staying in one of our secluded luxury camps. Our vacation rentals complement the natural surroundings of our site, and encourage a sense of connection, relaxation, and renewal.
Each camp has a unique design and personality, and we hope that our guests enjoy each one for its distinct characteristics. Our safari camps creatively fit the comforts of home into a tent in the woods. Our luxury camps provide a space to rest before your outdoor (or urban/suburban) adventures, and then to relax and reflect afterwards.
In line with our mission to provide a romantic, private, and convenient setting; parking is available on the parking lot adjacent to the Marina's clubhouse so there is no car exhaust, intruding headlights, or slamming car doors to disturb your experience at Willow Haven. The luxury campsites, however, are only a short walk and luggage assistance is provided.
What We Provide
Clean sheets, pillows, comforters
Towels, hand towels, wash cloths
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, bottled water, S'Mores
Marina kitchen comes with full suite of kitchen necessities and utensils
Camp chairs, picnic table, charcoal grill, gas stove top, fire ring.
Charcoal for the grill
Firewood for a nightly campfire
Superior guest service
Free Wi-Fi in the Marina clubhouse
Pond and River access
Central Location to all St. Charles County Activities
Additionally, you will have use of the Marina Clubhouse, its living room, kitchen, and private restrooms and our canoe, paddles, and life jackets.
What to Bring
Food / Snacks / Drinks / Beer / Wine
A good book
Weather appropriate outerwear
Slippers (please take off muddy shoes/sandals/boots before entering the Safari Tents)
A desire to get away from the day-to-day and relax in nature!
Glamping St. Louis is at the River Island Marina in the heart of St. Charles County; the areaâ€™s most popular boating area with convenient access to beaches and sand bars, yacht clubs, marinas, restaurants, Grafton, Alton, and all other points on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. By car the River Island Marina is convenient to Old Town St. Charles, The Great River Road, Confluence Point, shopping, casinos, and about 30 minutes to almost anywhere in the St. Louis area.