Family comes first at Eagle Hurst Ranch
Take a family vacation where "family" is the focus — Eagle Hurst Ranch in Steelville.
"We're a family place," explained Norbert Butz, a member of the extended family that bought Eagle Hurst in 2003. "Everything is designed for families. This is a place where parents can bring their children and relax, and everyone can enjoy themselves."
The Eagle Hurst owners include Butz and his wife Elaine, who are members of Seven Holy Founders Parish in Affton; their son Steve Butz and his wife Angie, members of St. Stephen Protomartyr Parish in south St. Louis; and their son John Butz and his wife Trish, members of St. Patrick Parish in Rolla, Mo. The Butzes are a large family; other members have also been involved in Eagle Hurst.
Eagle Hurst Ranch is less than a two-hour drive south of St. Louis, an old-fashioned vacation spot with modern amenities, located on a wooded 70-acre campus in the Ozarks. Nearby flows the Huzzah Creek, one of the state's best float streams.
"We have 30 cabins," Butz said, pointing out up-to-date bathrooms, screened porches — "every cabin has a screened-in porch," he said — and air-conditioning. "Oh, you have to have the air-conditioning," he said. "You can’t survive the summer here without air conditioning.”
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