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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.


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.


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.