See Beautiful Fall Foliage on a Self-Guided Hiking Tour Adventure in Pulaski County!

We are coming into the fall season and we couldn't be more excited at Fort Wood Hotels! The Ozarks is an incredible place to be for gorgeous fall weather and fall foliage. Whether you are local here in Fort Leonard Wood or looking for a fun fall road trip, hiking is one of the best ways to capture our beautiful area this fall. Read on to get a full guide for walking and hiking tours in Pulaski County courtesy of Pulaski County Missouri USA

Hartford Road 1.15 miles northeast of Road Ranger, Highway 28

Hartford Road, a 3.39-mile-long loop drops into a Big Piney river valley. After only a mile you will be rewarded with dramatic river bluffs. In an especially picturesque scene, the road squeezes between the Big Piney river and the former Possum Lodge resort before climbing back to Highway 28 positioned on the ridge above.
Camp/Crown Roads - 4.92 miles northeast of Road Ranger, Highway 28

Camp Road and Crown Road partner to lazily loop (5.81 miles) around the former Gasconade Hills Conse…

Legendary Scavenger Hunt - Route 66 Challenge

Are you looking for some unique fall fun? Relish in the Mother Road’s glory days during the 4th Annual Route 66 Challenge October 10th in Pulaski County, Missouri! This fun event is presented by the Waynesville-St. Robert Chamber of Commerce and open to everyone! Enjoy sights along the 33 miles of Route 66 in Pulaski County. Read on to get all the details for this fun event! 

2020 Route 66 Challenge  October 10th, 2020 How It Works There will be 8 total Adventures, Detours are optional. Points are given out upon completion of each Adventure at the Adventure scoring. Earn points by successfully solving trivia and completing tasks packed into "Adventure Envelopes". All Adventures are REAL and required to complete the competition. However, not every Detour is a real opportunity for points. The day begins with an Adventure Envelope which contains everything needed for the first Adventure and Detour clues. Additional Adventure envelopes are provided throughout the competition. Use …

Calling All Beer and Wine Lovers - Fun Fall Events in Central Missouri You Can't Miss!

Fall is almost here and we couldn't be more excited at our hotels in Fort Leonard Wood! Fall is a beautiful time of year here in the Ozarks and our area has some fun events planned. If you love sampling brews and Missouri Wines, we have the inside scoop on some of the best events to attend. Read on to find out about a few fun fall events that you can't miss! 

Downtown Dishes & Drinks - Sample, Sip, and Unwind!Saturday, September 12th, 2020 
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Stroll the streets of Downtown Rolla for an amazing sampling of food and drinks from some of Rolla's favorite downtown bars & restaurants. Enjoy and afternoon and evening of food, fun, and entertainment.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Only 500 tickets will be sold so purchase yours today.

A FREE shuttle service will be provided by USA Express.

Participating Businesses Include:  Alex's PizzaDiTrapni'sPublic House BreweryHoppersTaco & Burrito ExpressSidneysThe Brick Pups and Pints Septembe…

The Kansas City Barbeque Society is Bring Competition to Fort Leonard Wood!

It's almost BBQ time! One of the tastiest events of the year is coming to St. Robert. MO! With so many fall events getting canceled around the country and Missouri, if you're looking for some fall fun, you have to make plans to attend the Kickin' It Route 66 BBQ Challenge! This year, there will be some serious competition because the KCBS is known as the largest society of barbecue competitors and this is the first year they will be at the event! Whether you are a competitor, or just a spectator looking for some family fun and delicious BBQ, make plans to attend! 

Kickin' It Route 66 Barbecue Challenge September 11th-12th, 2020 - FREE EVENT! St. Robert Community Building 
114 J.H Williamson Dr, St. Robert, MO 65584

KCBS is the largest society of barbeque competitor enthusiasts in the USA! We think there are going to be some of the BEST competitors we've had at our event! Some of these competitors have been on famous TV shows like Chopped and Pitmasters! There will be …

Haunted River Floats this September and October in Central Missouri!

Looking for something fun to do this fall? Ruby's Landing will be hosting their annual Haunted River Float! Enjoy a spine chilling trip down the river with other spooky activities to follow! The Haunted River Float will take place starting Friday, September 11th through Halloween! Read on to learn more about the Haunted River Float.

The Haunted River Float Ruby's Landing River Resort 22474 Restful Lane  Waynesville, MO  Friday, September 11th through Halloween  - Fridays and Saturdays Only!  The Haunted River Float  the biggest event of the year at Ruby’s Landing River Resort. Starting Friday, September 11th, 2020 immerse yourself in the frightening antics of our clowns, river monsters, and ghouls. Take a hayride to the put-in of the 1/2 mile float down the creepy Gasconade River is full of swamp creatures, snakes, and the unknown. Once you’re in the raft, there is NO TURNING BACK. Next stop, the corn maze. Aliens, and warlocks and zombies, oh my! Don’t get lost or you may end up …

Get Active in Central Missouri this October! 65 Miles of Cycling and 1/2 Marathon! 🚴🏃‍♀️

Fall is an absolutely gorgeous time of year - especially when you wind through the backroads of Pulaski County with scenic river views and stream crossings. This October, the Nasty Pulaski Gravel Grind cyclist event will be back! If you're an avid cyclist, this is an event you won't want to miss. In addition to the cycling event, Frog Hill will be hosting a Half Marathon 10K, and Leapfrog 5k the same weekend. Read on to learn more about these events and how to sign up! 

The Nasty Pulaski Gravel GrindSaturday, October 3rd, 2020 8:00am Waynesville City Park This is a 65-mile course with a total elevation of over 4,400ft for the full race. There will also be 10 miles and 25-mile race for various cyclist levels. 
The first 3 places in each age group will be awarded.
The age groups for Male and Female are: •Ages 14 -19 Under •Ages 20-29 •Ages 30-39 • 40-49 • 50-59 • Ages 60 and AboveAbout the Race This race became about when David (Dave) Kessler decided that he wanted to provide for a …

Employee Spotlight - Judy Fortner!

Fort Wood Hotels has five award-winning hotels in St. Robert, Mo, and this wouldn't be possible without our incredible employees! Our mission at Fort Wood Hotels is to serve our guests, our community, and each other. Our team of top-notch employees that make our mission a reality through community involvement and always serving our guests with Ozarks Hospitality! Read on to learn more about our Director of Sales & Marketing, Judy Fortner! 
1. Q. How did you get started with Fort Wood Hotels?I met Steve Ehrhardt, owner of Fort Wood Hotels, through a committee I was on in Lebanon, Missouri. I was in the Lebanon Tourism Director position at the time and worked with him on the Friends of the Fort Committee. He informed me of a possible job coming open in a few months, the Director of Sales & Marketing.  I ended up applying and interviewing with Rick Morris, Director of Operations for Fort Wood Hotels, who I met previously at a tourism meeting as well as previously worked with …