Inside Robinson Farms, Missouri’s Largest Black, Family-Owned Resort

Robinson Farms Nxt Gen is the newest Black-owned resort in Missouri. Sitting on over 95 acres of land, it is the largest Black-owned resort in the state.

It’s a dream that has come into fruition nearly ten years after co-owner Drucella Robinson-Perkins says she first received the vision from God.

“I’m an interior designer, but I was working outside of my field in computers as a configuration manager. I hated it because I’m really a creative,” she tells Travel Noire. “I started talking to God one day and asked, ‘What am I supposed to do with all my gifts?’ The Lord told me to open a hotel.”

Perkins says that’s not what she was expecting to hear, nor was it something on her radar.

She pursued the dream for seven years and originally planned to open the resort in Virginia.

But plans changed after attending a friend’s wedding in Missouri. She stretched the trip into ten days instead of a weekend to make time to see the majority of her 11 siblings.

“On the last day of the trip, I casually asked my friend if she knew anyone who had land between St. Louis and Memphis,” says Drucella. “She got a lady on the phone […], and the thing I know, my aunt and I are signing NDA forms with a lady to discuss the vision on the same day I am heading back home to Virginia.”

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SOURCE: TravelNoire, Parker Diakite

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