Young's Lodge on the Chariton

Activities at Young's Lodge and in Central Missouri

Young’s Lodge in Callao, Missouri is a quaint historical resort and event center with all the amenities of a larger B&B nestled right upon the Chariton River in northeast Missouri. In addition to being a quiet and secluded place to spend your getaway, we offer turkey and deer hunting, fishing, billiards, foosball, volleyball, ATV rides, boating, winery tours, live music for special occasions, private photography, massages, bike riding, horse trails, backpacking, bird watching, camping, mushroom hunting, picnic areas, seasonal beach activities, swimming, sunbathing and campfires on over 300 acres of trails with a lake, 3 ponds and numerous historic and scenic opportunities.

If you are looking for seclusion, beautiful scenery, great adventures, and comfort, you have found it at Young’s Lodge on the Chariton. Macon County, Missouri is known for it’s amazing scenery and abundant hunting. It is also far enough away from your everyday distractions for you to relax and enjoy the company of your friends. Yet, it is only a couple hours from Kansas City, MO and St. Louis, MO. The University of Missouri, in Columbia, is only an hour and a half away, and we are only 27 miles from Kirksville, MO.

There are thousands of things to do near Callao, or within a hour’s drive of the lodge, from places of interest to outdoor recreation, sightseeing and tours to arts and culture. We can make all your arrangements for the many historical tours in our area.

ATV Trails

Do you want to spend a weekend ATV mudding with your family or friends? Are you ready to compete against other ATV riders? Get your adrenaline pumping and let the dirt fly! Hit the trails and enjoy our ATV events here at the Lodge.


Enjoy a variety of bicycling opportunities ranging from Mountain Biking to Road & Gravel Cycling. Young’s Lodge is surrounded by miles and miles of scenic forest roads and rugged multi-use trails.

Bird Watching

Besides enjoying the great outdoors here at Young’s Lodge, our guests can also partake of some excellent bird watching opportunities. There are more than 800 different species of birds in the United States and more than 400 have been identified in the state of Missouri.


We have been the trusted venue of many private groups, non-profit organizations, local community associations and chambers of commerce for fundraising dinners, casino night events and other banquets, as well as corporate events that require the best in fine cuisine, service and value.


Take an amazing adventure through our acreage with hundreds of miles of hiking trails to explore. No matter where you tread you are sure to see some of the most amazing sites the forest has to offer.

Horseback Riding

Explore our many horseback riding trails, which vary in difficulty. We welcome adventure seekers and technical riders alike, including competitive trail riders.

Hunting Activities

North Central Missouri offers some of the finest hunting you’ll find. Our population of white tail deer is abundant with some truly beautiful trophy bucks in the area. Young’s Lodge’s hunting area has a combination of factors that will make your experience one that you will want to repeat every year.

Water Activities

Our beach is clean and spacious with easy entry into the warm waters of the Chariton River during the summer. Whether you want to camp on it at night, lay out in privacy and tan, play volleyball, ride ATV’s, have a large party, cookout, enjoy live music, take a pit-stop while tubing or canoeing your way down the Chariton, our beach is one of the nicest.

Wine Tasting

We offer turn-key tasting events, or we can collaborate with your event planner, or caterer to create a food and wine tasting experience exactly as you desire. Most tasting requests fall into one of these categories: Wine Seminars, Walk-Around Tasting Stations, Guided Pairing Dinners, Team Building Activities, and Wine Excursions.