Winter Hideaways

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Best Place to Relive Your Honeymoon

Dawt Mill is home to a handful of cozy wood cabins that are perfect for a weekend stay.

Dawt Mill Resort


There’s ample reason to cuddle up with your love in one of the romantic cabins at Dawt Mill. Be sure to snag one of the cabins that overlooks the scenic North Fork of the White River. The view alone is worth some quiet time, especially during the winter when the morning frost covers the surrounding woods with a wonderland-like shimmer. There are even plans for a murder mystery dinner and live music once Jack Frost settles in. Inside the cozy little cabins, guests relax on a king-size bed or enjoy some outdoor time on the front porch. With the woods on one side and the old grist mill on the other, an overnight stay at Dawt Mill is a great way to unplug and get back to nature. If you plan your visit during the summer, be sure to bring your tackle box. This is a true fly fishing destination. But if you’re not an angler, don’t worry, you can still get out on the water and paddle around in one of the resort’s canoes. 

The Grist Mill Restaurant at Dawt Mill is the prime spot for enjoying a delicious meal. If you want an extra-special experience, reserve the Chef’s Table on a Friday or Saturday night.

Where To Eat

There are several terrific dining options at Dawt Mill, whether you’re in the mood for a quick bite at the deli, a casual meal at the bar or want to stop in at the Gristmill Restaurant. But we recommend making a reservation at the Chef’s Table. This intimate dining experience is available every Friday and Saturday evening and can seat up to 12 guests. You’re more than welcome to join other diners, or you can reserve the table for two as you watch Chef Ryan Van Winkle work his magic. Each course is $10, and you can choose 3 to 12 courses, each with a wine pairing.  

Visit Grist Mill Restaurant for a wide variety of fine dining options.

Things to Love

Perfect For: A romantic getaway
The Best Part: Even though the grist mill was built back in 1897, it still works! Be sure to take some time to see the mill in action.
Nearby Fun: Have the front desk help you arrange tours of the surrounding mills. 
Don’t Forget to Pack: That novel you meant to read over the summer.
Cost Per night: $79 
Where to Find It: In Tecumseh, a short 40-minute drive west from West Plains along Highway 160
More Information: Visit or call 417-284-3540. 

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