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DURING THE CORONA CRISIS, LONGER STAYS MAY BE ARRANGED. WE CAN PROVIDE ELECTRICITY AND WATER. GUESTS WOULD HAVE TO GO TO ONE OF THE TRUCK STOPS OR CAMPING WORLD TO DUMP. THEY ARE LESS THAN 10 MILES. WALMART, DOLLAR GENERAL AND SEVERAL FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS ARE ALSO LESS THAN 10 MILES. WE WILL ARRANGE UTILITY GRATUITY WHEN WE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS. SHELTERING IN PLACE IS POSSIBLE FOR US AND FOR OUR GUESTS.
Milligans Retreat is conveniently (1.5 miles North of I-44 and 1.5 miles East of Hwy 65) located on the Northeast corner of Springfield, Mo. It is a level, smooth, fine gravel driveway to a large shop building adjacent to our home. We live in a quiet, rural area only a few miles from downtown Springfield. Springfield is home to several tourist attractions. Bass Pro Shops started in a Brown Derby Liquor Store in Springfield, MO. The "Mother" store is located approximately 12.5 miles from Milligans Retreat.
Milligans Retreat is located approximately 6 miles from Camping World and two truck stops.
Relax and enjoy yourself. There is no electricity donation requested for overnight stays. However, there is a $5.00 per night (including the first night) donation requested for multi-night stays.
During Corona crisis, communicate via text or phone.
Access is on asphalt county roads. No shoulder but sufficient width to meet oncoming traffic. There is very little traffic on the county roads. The county roads are hilly but relatively straight. There are no problems with overhanging limbs or overhead wires.
Plenty of room for parking tow vehicle adjacent to the unit.
* Bass Pro Shops, an attraction that should not be missed.
* Birthplace of Route 66 with a small Route 66 Museum in downtown.
* Fantastic Caverns.
* Lamberts Cafe, Home of the Throwed Rolls. A dining experience you will never forget.
* Springfield Cardinals, a St. Louis Cardinals Farm Team
* Springfield Zoo
* Nathan Boone's Home
* Wilson's Creek Battlefield
This is a peaceful country setting, hosted by a very sweet and welcoming couple. We enjoyed walks along the paved county road (very little traffic) and watching the small herd of nanny and baby goats in the nearby neighbors' pasture. There were also a mother and father killdeer watching over their nest with 2 eggs in the field next to us. We highly recommend staying with these kind folks.
We had a great time visiting with JMilligan44!! Great couple with lots of RV experience and wisdom! We already have plans to stay at Milligan's Retreat again the next time we travel through the area. Highly recommend!
I am a healthcare worker and currently on a cross country sprint from one assignment to the next, it was truly such a blessing to have this familiar spot to rest in while in Springfield. The space is large, level and so quiet...got a great night's sleep here. Dearly appreciate the 30 Amp hookup and the offer for fresh water. Due to coronavirus concerns we didn't get to socialize much this trip but luckily we had gotten to hear a bit about their awesome circus journeys on our first pass through in November. Thank you so much for your kind hospitality!
Huge thanks for a lovely welcome and a safe night's stay. Would love to have chatted more, but not easy with all the social distancing!
Will hope to visit again one day.
Highly recommended if you need somewhere in all this nonsense, or any time!
Perfect hosts for the circumstances (Coronavirus, so social isolation); rather than communicate in person, we did it by text. When the Missouri State Parks suddenly closed down, JMilligan44's location and immediately accessible was just right for me to set up quickly in the evening and to leave first thing in the morning on my way home to New York . My traveling companion (puppy) was sure he was in Heaven when he saw the big green grass mowed yard and then realized he was allowed to run all over it, and we both enjoyed listening to the early spring peepers (frogs) when it grew dark and to the birds' magnificent chorus at dawn.
Thanks for making our very first Boondockers experience wonderful. Loved the quiet country setting north of Springfield, MO. Just bought the 34' Montana 3400RL and parking it was a piece of cake due to the wide driveway. The water from their well was perfect and tasteless as it should be. Will be back and they score a perfect 10 out of 10 with us. Grateful to meet these folks. Salute!!
I stayed two nights at this location, easy electric hookup, wide, level driveway. There was plenty of room to safely exercise my dog. The host was warm and welcoming and gave me tips on where to go the following day. The city of Springfield is fairly close by and well worth a visit!
First time Boondocking! Great experience and wonderful hosts!
We enjoyed meeting the hosts and hearing about their adventures! Wonderful couple with a big heart! Great place to stay, a lot of room and it was so quiet! Best night's sleep in months!
This was our first time using Boondockers Welcome and our stay at here was a delight. Easy access, easy set-up, great communication -- what more can we say? We hope to visit again! Thanks
Milligan’s Retreat was a wonderful stop, easy to get to and wide/flat drive when we arrived. Very grateful for the fresh water fill-up and 30 Amp electric. Pretty, quiet country surroundings made for excellent sleeping. Enjoyed chatting with these folks about their circus days, how cool! Thanks for your warm hospitality.
What a great way to share your circus retirement adventure with us when we visited you in your cosy house. Thanks for sharing your experiences and making us feel at home.
Not going too fare as the weather is worse than in Canada☺
Regula and Walter
A nice and warm welcoming at a beautiful clean spot.
Thanks so much for your kind hospitality and all the tips about the area to visit.
Since the weather is so awful, we just do what you recommend:
RELAX and ENJOY
These hosts were over and above wonderful. Our stay here was wonderful. We enjoyed the peaceful property and good conversation as well as what the town of Springfield had to offer. As a mom of four young kids I absolutely recomend staying here.
Wish we could have stayed and visited more with these warm and interesting folks. They care about their guests and extend themselves to make sure guests find the location and have what they need.
Another great Boondockers Welcome experience!
Warm welcoming ... we feel like visiting family 😊
Jerry was very friendly and give us a lot of information about what to see in the area... really appreciated!
Quiet, secure and really nice place. thanks a lot !
Gracious hosts with an easy in/easy out of their property. Our request to stay two nights was not an issue for which we were grateful.
We spent time with our hosts talking about a variety of things including things to see and do in their area.
We’ll probably stop again on our return east in Spring to do the suggested activities.
Perfect almost halfway stop for us and look forward to visiting again.
We had a great experience at the Milligan’s! We weren’t there long but it was easy to find and everything was exactly as said.
Very easy to find and easy access to Springfield, MO. Although J and P were not home they accepted our request, and even provided power. We will stop by again when our travels bring us this way again. Hopefully we will get to meet J and P next time.
thanks to the host for helping us with a quick overnight. was feeling under the weather (aka sick) but they helped with letting us hook up and relax.