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Lodging Sedalia & east


We are planning entire trail starting in Clinton. Want to spend 2nd night in Rocheport. I think we want to ride a bit further than Sedalia on 1st day-or- at least to eastern side of Sedalia. Otherwise 2nd day ride of 50plus miles may be a bit too much for my companions. ( I think I can handle it but they are anxious aboutit ). Can anyone recommend place to stay in East Sedalia or slightly beyond ?
Thanks !
posted Mar 2 2006 10:52AM - kasko, STL MO

I'd check out the Hotel Bothwell. It is about 5 blocks from the depot in old downtown Sedalia, which is in the northeast end of town. There are no services beyond the Sedalia depot until you reach Pilot Grove.
posted Mar 3 2006 12:23AM - savage24, KC,MO

We biked the Katy last June and found 40-50 mile days quite do-able. It's a gradual downhill, after all, from Clinton to St Charles, and that helps. There's a great downhill from Pilot Grove all the way to Booneville, naturally, because that's where you join the Missouri River. We had hybrid bikes.
posted Mar 4 2006 6:41PM - Sarah, Denver

Sedalia House B&B is on the East side of Sedalia, as I recall, and they will shuttle you to Griesen Road in the morning if you want.
posted Mar 9 2006 12:17PM - ET, Columbia

Hotel Bothwell. You need to call about the restaurant because it is only open on certain days. If it is closed you can get a cab to McGruder,s. It has very good food. There is also a bar across the street from the Bothwell but the smoke is so thick that I can't go in.
posted Mar 12 2006 6:01PM - Mike, Southeast Missouri

The Sedalia House B&B is @3 miles from both the Greisen and Beaman trailheads. They cater to KATY trail riders with snacks/beverages when they arrive, a garage to park bikes overnight, and a full breakfast tailered to their needs. Shuttles are also available to and from the trailhead, as well as into town for dinner.
posted Mar 28 2006 3:17PM - Mark, Sedalia

There's some great bed and breakfasts all along the trail. Get the Katy Trail Guidebook for lists of towns along the Katy and lodging, dining close to it. It's real helpful.
posted Mar 28 2006 3:55PM - Tim, Columbia

A couple of people mentioned Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia - here's a link you can use to check availability and rates there.
Also, here's a list of all B&Bs along the trail. If you decide to go beyond Sedalia, there are a couple of places to stay in Pilot Grove (about 25 mile past Sedalia).
posted Mar 29 2006 10:03AM - Ray (webmaster)

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