Anyone stayed here in 2010/11?
Janae from Kansas City on 03/23/2011 01:23 PM:
Has anyone stayed here in 2010 or 11? Is it still open?
MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 03/23/2011 01:25 PM:
You still haven't said what campground you are asking about???
Darrell from Jefferson City, Mo. on 03/24/2011 07:16 PM:
This question was posted on the Wilton page.
bruce herdman from urbana on 09/19/2011 09:46 AM:
definitely still open. I stayed there in 2010 and in 2011
maggie from wilton on 01/24/2012 11:54 AM:
Yes I am still open and would be glad to see you. I have campsites but no tipi camping. Stop if you get the chance.
bruce herdman from urbana on 09/19/2011 09:44 AM:
Bob and Maggie are grand folks and I visit them each time I ride the Katy. A small store in a tiny hamlet---but worth the stop. Maggie or Bob will be pleased to help you enjoy your trip.
Riverview Traders General Store (Wilton)
Drew & Karen from Blue Springs, MO on 05/30/2006 12:22 PM:
Is this place for real? All we saw were the sticks that we supposed they supported the tipis with. No one was in sight.
sbikes from Kansas City on 05/30/2006 05:47 PM:
It's a great place! The store is on the little road behind the field with the teepee sticks in it. I
encourage you to stop by next time. There is a path from the trail up to the road.
Mark of the Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 05/31/2006 07:46 AM:
My brothers and I stayed there on our KATY ride.....totally enjoyed ourselves and the hosts. It is its own uniqueness, not to be confused with others. We didn't use the teepees but looked inside. The owners used to make teepee kits for sale hence the four or so that are available for a small fee. Yup - wonderful place!! Regards.....Mark of the Dalton Boys
geea on 06/02/2006 09:56 PM:
This place is for real and you missed out on meeting 2 great people. The tipi's are no longer there due to mildew and rot. The store has drinks along with hand made items. I gree with the Dalton boys, is is unique, you should have gone in. Robert and Maggie are native americans with a heart of gold.
Mom who rides with her daughters from Lee's Summit on 06/04/2006 12:29 PM:
I am assuming that they had someone else watching the store the day we where there. My daughter, 10 at the time needed to use a restroom badly/not the type of issue where you can squat and go. We road up to the store and came in. We had decided to by some cold drinks/but the restroom was issue #1. We obeyed the sign by the campsite that stated to ask at the store before using. Well, the lady told us that the ones at the camp where locked/and no there was not one at the store she could use. She was extremly rude about it also. Needless to say, we left without buying anything/and on consecutive trips didn't even bother to stop there.
I'm glad others had better stops/but I couldn't believe the rudness, as it was the only rudness we ever where subjected to on our entire 2 day trip.
cathy from jeff city on 06/18/2006 11:06 PM:
It is funny that everyone assumes that everyone in business along the trail or elsewere should provide toilets. Especially to those who do not buy a thing. You wouldn't expect your favorite strip mall store to have a toilet for public use. Why should it be any different for those on the trail, especially when the business is their home. As for as the port a poty, if your not paying to camp then why should they open it up for you to use. It is also funny that the trail heads have toilets, some flushing, some not, and yet I have seen with my own eyes people pass them by and enter a business and ask to use there toilets. It's an expence for the shops, water, soap, towels and just buying a soda will not cover it.
Would you like it if I just stop my car infront of your home, rang the bell and asked to use your toilet because my daughter had to go badly....
sbikes from Kansas City on 06/18/2006 11:57 PM:
I don't get it either. I have seen people along the trail get downright angry with businesses
along the trail when they say they have no public toilet available. DNR does a decent job of
keeping the trailhead toilets clean and stocked with supplies. Businesses along the trail are
providing a public service by just staying open...I don't see anybody getting rich from
business from the Trail. I don't think it is too much to ask that people use the trailhead
Phil Porter from merriam ks on 06/18/2007 11:07 AM:
Robert and Maggie are authentic people-not the kind that have a fake smile for everyone who comes along. They don't believe in entertaining everyone who comes along and they don't tolerate rudeness or disrespect.
Their place is one at which you get the kind of treatment you deserve-the customer isn't always right and they won't and shouldn't put up with any bs for the money they earn.
I've been treated well there when I deserved it and been treated like a nuisance when I deserved it.
These are people you can learn alot from if they like you. You would do your children a favor by giving them another visit. Robert and Maggie are wise people-truly rare.
Kman from Overland Park on 03/22/2011 08:55 AM:
Has anyone staid here in 2010/2011? Planning a trip for Boy Scouts and would like to confirm they are still in business and current conditions.
Michael Rodemeyer from Hartsburg, Missouri on 03/23/2011 04:59 PM:
I would call Maggie, 573-657-1095, to see if they can handle a large group of scouts. If not try Hartsburg just down the trail. Call Bill Abrahams about Volunteer Park or Mayor Ditzfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riverview Traders General Store (Wilton)
K Reed from Ballwin, MO on 09/12/2008 07:27 PM:
We didn't see any signs of tipi camping, but we did go in the trading post where we found a very nice bead necklace. We then sat on the benches out front and had our lunch that we brought from Rochport.