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Take a dip during your stay. The Elms features an indoor European Lap Pool & hot tub, as well as an outdoor pool and hot tub. While the outdoor hot tub is open year-round, the pool is open seasonally with weekend poolside cocktail service. Before your arrival, reserve a cabana with Resort Pass by clicking on the link below.
Escape on a luxurious retreat to the Spa at The Elms and discover what makes the Excelsior Springs area so special. The Spa at The Elms—an expansive 28,000-square-foot facility—offers a place where you can spend your days in serenity with pampering spa treatments and a wide array of amenities.
Ghosts and Paranormal
Add a little scare to your stay when you book a room at The Elms Hotel & Spa. Our hotel has been said to host several ghosts over the years, with their origins being the center of many a spirited discussion. In fact, our haunters are so famous, we were featured on an episode of SyFy’s Ghost Hunters in July 2013
Wineries + Breweries
VanTILL Family Farm & Winery
Situated in a picturesque countryside setting, this farm and family-owned winery features a tasting room, wine shop, and farm-to-table dining, including wood-fired oven pizzas at its restaurant.
Fence Stile Vineyards & Winery
This winery offers an entertaining outing with their tastings. They feature music, outdoor movies, a patio overlooking the vineyard, and a scenic countryside backdrop where you can sip wine, linger with friends, take wine cave tours, and more. Private tastings and tours are available too.
Four Horses and a Dog
Founded in 2008, the vineyard is located in Excelsior Springs where it is run and managed by two couples who are passionate about their love for wines. They even offer a carry-out service.
Dubious Claims Brewery
Named after bogus claims in the 1900s touting unique healing properties in the city’s mineral water, the brewery is a present-day local favorite offering a dine-in restaurant and delightfully appealing craft beers.
Dining + Shopping
Willow Springs Mercantile
Purveyor of fine wine and gourmet foods, this charming boutique also sells jewelry, candles, handmade soaps, and art, alongside a bistro offering soups and sandwiches with live music on the weekends.
Ventana Gourmet Grill
The popular grill has been an Excelsior Springs mainstay since 2002. A mix of antique charm and fine dining, the grill showcases upscale menus, whiskey glazes, homemade cheesecake, and an extensive wine list.
Looking for award-winning ribs and chicken? You’ve found the place. Located across the street from our hotel in the historic Wabash Train Depot—the restaurant provides good eats, festive beverages, and loads of charm all in a relaxed atmosphere.
Excelsior Springs Golf Course1.8 MILES AWAY
Enjoy breathtaking surroundings and a memorable 18 holes at this public golf course which opened in 1915. After a morning of relaxation at The Elms Hotel & Spa, take in a round or two on these plush, beautifully landscaped greens.
Watkins Woolen Mill State Park and State Historic Site
The historic site is a preserved wool mill built in 1860. The state park features a 100-acre lake for fishing, swimming, and a sandy beach for sunning. The park also offers trails for walking, biking, and horseback riding.
History + Culture
Hall of Waters Visitor Center & Cultural Museum
Built in 1937 as part of President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the art deco-styled building is known as the site for the first spring water discovered in 1880. Today, it currently houses city offices, a visitor center, and a water bar area with a self-guided Excelsior Springs history tour.
Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives
Learn the city's storied history and lore when you browse the exhibits, artifacts, and archives housed in the museum. Discover the city’s unique role as a healing resort and much more.
The Jesse James Farm & Museum
The museum is known for having one of the largest collections of the James family artifacts accompanied by the outlaw’s family home and farm. Tour and discover unique information about Frank and Jesse James and their infamous bank and train robbing capers.