For more information about Bergfried contact bergfriedinfo@eliotchapel.org.



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October consistently offers some of the most beautiful days of the year for camping and hiking at Bergfried. Take advantage of two Eliot campouts this month and get into the beauty of nature!

Our annual Fall Family Campout is October 11-13 this year and brings together all Eliot members and friends. You are welcome to come out for any part of the weekend whether you plan to camp or not. See the October newsletter for full details and contact bergfriedinfo@eliotchapel.org to sign up for the weekend, to reserve a cottage or bunkhouse space, or for further information.

Enjoy Bergfried Women’s Autumn Weekend from Friday to Sunday, October 18-20. All women are welcome – bring your friends, daughters, mothers, and granddaughters! See the schedule and list of things to bring and download the registration form. Contact bergfriedwomen@eliotchapel.org with any questions. 


A place to enjoy the beauty of nature, have fun staying in the cottage or camping, enjoy fantastic fellowship around the camp fire, and experience the excitement of exploration.  The property is available to all Eliot Chapel members and friends at no charge.   Reservations, which may be made through the Eliot Chapel office, and a nominal overnight fee apply to the green cottage. The 600-acre property is located near Hermann, Missouri. 


Bergfried is a great place to go for the day, as it is about a one and a half-hour drive from Kirkwood.  Overnight lodging in the green cottage or camping are possible.  Several hiking trails are available providing access to spectacular bluff overviews of the Gasconade River confluence with the Missouri River, through mature forests, to isolated bluffs, and through meadows planted with wildflowers and maintained with annual controlled burns.  The Lewis and Clark party made camp nearby and collected water from a spring on Bergfried in 1804 as they traveled upstream in the early days of their journey of exploration.  

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