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Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel

Lodging, Repair Station
Tebbetts / Tebbetts MO
800-575-2322

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Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
V & S on 05/09/2021 10:18 AM:
Stayed inside one night each way on our end to end to end Katy Trail ride with our human powered fat tire bikes. It was a good break from camping since it rained each night. Shared with 3 others one the way out and just one on the way back. An unexpected plus on the return trip was a trail angel dropping off bbq and potato salad and baked beans...Thank You!

 
Jim from St Thomas on 05/09/2021 02:25 PM:
More than likely the trail angels were members of the Tebbetts Community Club and/or the Tebbetts Odd Fellows lodge. The folks in Tebbetts have always been great supporters of the Turner Shelter.

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 05/10/2021 09:15 AM:
Good timing on your part, sounds like you hit Tebbetts during the annual picknic.

 
Jim from St Thomas on 05/10/2021 02:29 PM:
I think it was the 1st Friday of the month supper. They sometimes take a couple of leftover plates to the shelter.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Costanza from West Virginia on 03/08/2021 09:24 AM:
Are there any private rooms?

 
Jim from St Thomas on 03/08/2021 02:57 PM:
I don’t know that I would call it private but there is a small room upstairs with 1 bunk bed that has a door you can close. There’s no guarantee that someone else won’t be using it though. Depending on the trail traffic you may have the shelter to yourself or you may be sharing it with other riders or a youth group. You just never know.

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 03/09/2021 01:39 PM:
Not sure exactly what you're looking for, but the room that has the door has to share a bathroom and shower with everyone else.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
backpacker Chris on 03/06/2021 10:34 AM:
Stayed at the turner hostel on 3-5-21. Glad they are still there and operating. Be advised that there are no stores-restraunts-bars left in Tebbetts. Bring food or snacks if you plan to stay there. There is a pop machine on the porch of the hostel though.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Geo from Madison WI on 01/07/2021 10:52 AM:
We hoped to stay here on 10/10/20 but didn't want to share an indoor space at the time of Covid. The host said we were not welcome to camp outside because of a testy neighbor. We DID visit the place anyway to get out of the heat and take a shower. We left a $10 donation that was well worth it. The place is cool on a hot day.

This hostel is spartan, but no less sanitary than sleeping in a park.

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 01/17/2021 09:45 PM:
When in Tebbetts, the Hostile is the only place to go
Na, na, na, na, na
Living in a poor man's Shangri-La
Na, na, na, na, na
Living in a poor man's Shangri-La

This one is for you Jim

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 01/18/2021 11:16 AM:
While I am occasionally hostile, the hostel is not hostile.................

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 01/18/2021 06:52 PM:
Dang autocorrect strikes again!

P.S.
I enjoy the math problems at the end in order to post to exercise what remains of my grey matter.

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 01/18/2021 06:53 PM:
Dang autocorrect strikes again!

P.S.
I enjoy the math problems at the end in order to post to exercise what remains of my grey matter.

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 01/18/2021 08:04 PM:
Just be glad it is simple addition and not compound fractions........

Turner Katy Trail shelter, open ???
JMBinOK on 11/20/2020 10:58 AM:
I’ll be on the trail thanksgiving weekend, does anyone know if the shelter is open or closed for the season. Thanks in advance

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 11/20/2020 11:53 PM:
It’s open.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 11/22/2020 07:21 PM:
JM Thanksgiving afternoon I will have a traditional dinner. If you are in the area stop by. Might be paper plates and eating by a bonfire but you will be welcome.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Naresh K Gurung from Saint Paul, MN on 07/06/2020 01:43 PM:
I stayed there for one night in July 2020. Perfect place for a short stop over, shower and quick dinner fix. One additional thing to note is that there is no cell reception for Tmobile and Verizon here.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Bill in Houston from Houston on 04/23/2019 05:45 PM:
Walked through the hostel today. Looks like a great place to stay. The only thing is needs is guests! Next time we will stay here.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
JMB from Ok on 03/15/2019 11:13 AM:
Is the turner hotel open yet,? I was hoping to use it around marc20

 
JMB from Ok on 03/15/2019 12:41 PM:
I meant hostel

 
Jim from St. Thomas on 03/15/2019 04:30 PM:
The shelter is open. Probably be turning the heat up over the weekend.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/05/2018 10:25 PM:
Stopped in to rewarm and make coffee, but stayed for a shower and waited for the rain to pass. Volunteers have put great effort into this place. Their time and thoughtfulness is evident in so many details. Thank you! Please take care of this little treasure, and put your donation in the envelope and drop in the mailbox across the street.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Daniel Mascarenhas on 10/24/2018 06:54 PM:
Spent a night here recently. It is $5 per person, which is a great price for a place to sleep indoors. They have bunk beds and mattresses, but bring your own sleeping bag. There's also a decent kitchen to cook in. Warm showers included. The only issue was that the heat was turned up way too high! And there's no one at the site, which brings me to how do you get in. When I reached there, someone was already there, so the door was unlocked. But I was told by another group about having to hunt for the key on a utility pole to the right of the house.

 
Allen from Shawnee,Ks on 10/29/2018 06:03 PM:
The key has been on the utility pole for many years and is not really a “hunt”. No public facility is going to allow the public to control the heat, there are window air conditioners there.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 01/25/2018 11:53 AM:
Not open in January. No food around.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Dan k from Paw Paw, WV on 09/18/2017 06:57 PM:
Thank you, Mrs. Leone Turner for leaving us this place to use. It is the brightest gem on the whole Trail, in my book. What a generous act, Mrs. Turner's pic is on the wall. Fridge, hot plate, microwave, A/C. A Bike Room w/tools, and spare parts, leave a donation, the key hangs on the post. There is an upstairs, w/ a patio. Great showers, and bunk beds. The idea, the history of it, is great. God Bless you, Mrs. Turner, you did a fine thing for us.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Tiffany from Kansas City on 06/13/2014 09:41 AM:
We HEART the Turner Shelter! Me and a friend stayed here last Saturday (6/7) and had the shelter all to ourselves. It was a much needed stop after riding 30mi from Hermann through rain and thunderstorms. The shelter is extremely clean, air-conditioned, and has HOT showers. Although we were two girls staying alone, we felt very safe. I can't wait to stay here again!

 
ABraz07 from Bridgeton, MO on 06/16/2014 12:54 PM:
I stayed there on June 4th. It was great! There was a group of about 15 in the ground floor, but I had the upstairs to myself. I had some bike repairs to do so there was a place to do that as well. I ate at the P4 Pub & Grub next door and it was great!

 
ABraz07 from Bridgeton, MO on 06/16/2014 12:56 PM:
There are some pics of the Turner Shelter on my Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/acrossMO

 
Leslie from Edmond, OK on 07/14/2014 02:54 PM:
Thanks for the info and pics. My daughters and I plan to stay here in a few weeks as we enjoy a trek on the KTrail.

 
Steven from Lakewood on 11/17/2015 05:41 PM:
Will I need a sleeping bag or sheet sack or do they have bedding available?

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 11/17/2015 06:00 PM:
You need to provide your own bedding or there is a local lady that will provide at a small price. Her contact info is inside the shelter.

 
Mark from Memphis on 02/27/2017 01:09 PM:
Just called to verify that bedding was available and the lady no longer does that...

 
BikerBoy from Maryville, IL on 02/28/2017 11:53 AM:
The bunks have vinyl-covered mattresses, if I remember correctly. My go-to bedding is a lightweight sleeping bag, which is flexible enough to use at a campground or on the bunks at Turner Shelter.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
TomWinKC from KC on 08/22/2016 08:35 PM:
Is there indoor storage at the Turner Katy Trail Shelter for your bike?

 
Allen from Shawnee on 08/22/2016 09:29 PM:
Yes there is a room for storage and a stand for bike repair in it.

Allen

 
ArkyKenny on 08/24/2016 10:36 AM:
When I stay at the Tebbetts shelter, I always take it inside and don't even take my panniers off my bike: I just bring it inside and prop it against my bunk.

 
Anonymous on 08/24/2016 04:31 PM:
Good thing you don't use those skinny road tires. They'd cut right through that wood floor.

 
MidSouth from Rogersville on 08/24/2016 05:43 PM:
Always surprised by how little basic high school physics the Anonymous actually understand...

 
ArkyKenny on 08/25/2016 05:57 PM:
Anonymous have we met before? Your real name isn't Dick is it?

 
George H. on 08/25/2016 08:28 PM:
I believe those dog packs would definitely go for your bikes if you leave them outside an that beef jerky in the panniers.

 
Anonymous on 08/25/2016 10:17 PM:
Nah. You're thinking of your brother Richard that lives down Midsouth area.

Bike Storage
TomWinKC from KC on 08/18/2016 03:01 PM:
Is there a safe place to keep your bike or can they be store indoors?

 
Anonymous on 08/18/2016 03:32 PM:
Ours are always stored indoors. In the garage out of the way. If I had to leave them outdoors I'd lock them up good and invest in a cover to keep the rain and snow, etc. off.

 
Anonymous on 08/20/2016 07:38 AM:
Where, when and how long? Safe to cover an lock most places but if a long time, lock may not be good enough. Businesses or B&Bs may store for a small fee.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
gman72 on 09/17/2015 02:45 PM:
We are planning on biking the katy trail this winter and were planning on staying here our 2nd night. Does anyone know if there is heat in the Hostel or do we need to bring winter style sleeping bags?

 
Jim from St Thomas on 09/21/2015 10:57 AM:
What dates are you looking at? There is no central heating but there are usually a couple of small space heaters laying around. The water in the shelter is turned off somewhere around the first weekend in November.

 
Nancy Dunbar from Houston on 09/21/2015 12:36 PM:
I just returned from the trail and this place is wonderful.
Yes there is heat, air conditioner. Refrigerator, coffee pot, microwave, lots of extras! Just be sure to bring food because there is NOTHING for sale in this town

 
jim on 09/21/2015 02:46 PM:
Again....there is NO central heat in the shelter and the water will be off after November 1st.

 
jim on 10/07/2015 10:49 AM:
I was wrong on the date that the water will be turned off at the shelter. The date is December 1 not November 1.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
JD from STL on 08/11/2015 08:56 AM:
Does anyone know if there is a reservation process for the hostel? I just want to make sure I have a place to stay during my trip. Thanks.

 
Jim from St Thomas on 08/14/2015 09:54 AM:
There's really no reservation process. If the door isn't already unlocked the key is on the utility pole next to the shelter. The only caveat is that sometimes youth groups use the shelter and I have seen it full a couple of times - usually on the October weekend that a local church does a pilgrimage walk on the trail. Post the date you want to stay and I can check to see if any groups have asked to stay.

 
RGR from Southern Mo on 08/14/2015 12:30 PM:
The pilgrimage walk mentioned above, happened to coincide with the first of 12 days on the katy last year for my wife and I. Last year we were told the number of walkers was near 800 people. I would imagine rooms could be hard to find.

 
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 08/15/2015 08:17 PM:
The Starkenburg Pilgrimage this year is on Oct 15-17, from Jefferson City to Starkenburg.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Ion Joseph Vladutu from Lancaster on 06/25/2015 08:45 AM:
So freaking cool! Do make it point to stay here and support this awesome place!

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Keith on 06/07/2015 10:32 AM:
Great place to stay for your stop over. Met several other folks hitting the trail. Comfortable bunk, hot shower and you can not beat the price. Thanks for providing the shelter. The restruant in the town is closed so no food available.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
cross country bicyclist from USA on 04/04/2015 08:57 AM:
Great place to spend the night, recharge your batteries (cell phone too),cook dinner (hotplate,microwave and outdoor grill), and take a shower. Restraunt/bar across the street. Very friendly people in this town. No store in this town; so buy groceries before you arrive.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Tim Holy from St. Louis on 10/26/2014 05:00 AM:
My daughter and I stayed at the shelter overnight on our way from Rocheport to Defiance. Most indoor accommodations along the trail seem to be of the bed & breakfast variety, which wasn't ideal for us, so this was a great find. Lots of beds, showers, and good company from a couple of fellow-travelers. Also, someone (previous guests?) had left quite a variety of food in the refrigerator, and we were able to assemble an entire lunch to carry with us on our next day's bike. Next time, I'll try to return the favor by bringing some food to leave behind.

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
MTBTrailRider and Wife from Sharpsburg, GA on 09/19/2014 08:36 AM:
We stayed here on our 2nd night traveling from Sedalia to St. Charles on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. If you are looking for a roof over your head, a bed, a shower, and a kitchen, then this place provides all of that...and for only $5/person! The beds were not the most comfortable to sleep on, but they are hostel style bunk beds...but make sure you bring your own bed linens or a sleeping bag. This place also provides a bike mechanic room if you need to work on your bike. There is a pub across the street, but be advised that they are closed on Monday and Tuesday. So if you are like us and come here on a Tuesday, make sure you bring your own food to heat up as they do have a microwave. By the way, they also have a coffee maker!

Turner Katy Trail Shelter Hostel in Tebbetts
Don from Dupo Il on 07/02/2014 07:50 AM:
Was a great place to stay. I kind of wish the town had a small convenience store. Very thankful for the lady that lives down the road and cooks food for the people that stay there.

 
Eric from Mokane on 07/03/2014 05:42 PM:
I heard recently that the Phillip's have a place opening up or is open in Tebbetts now. Tebbetts is a great town. There used to be a mini mart across hwy 94 that closed up, however recently there are signs that someone may be re-opening it...