Murphy's Retreat on the Meramec River

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Murphy's Retreat

Murphy’s Retreat is a 3 bedroom house overlooking the Meramec River. With 2 and ½ baths, 1 queen bed, 2 full size beds, 2 twin beds, and a finished basement with a queen bed and queen sleeper sofa, it can accommodate up to 12 people. All linens for the house are provided and the kitchen is fully equipped. The large wood burning fireplace makes the living room a cozy place to gather and the screened in porch with a fantastic view of the river is a great place to sip your morning coffee.Bring your binoculars to watch the wildlife.
Use of our pavilion and deck by the river is included in your reservation.
Please bring your own charcoal and lighter fluid.
(wood for fireplace and campfires provided)
3 night minimum on Holiday Weekends.

At Murphy’s Retreat you will find:

• Fresh Linens
• Fully equipped kitchen (pots, pans, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee pot, blender, toaster, range with oven, microwave, dishes, etc.)
• Bedroom one – queen bed and twin bed with trundle
• Bedroom two – full size bed
• Bedroom three – full size bed
* Basement - Queen bed and Queen sofa sleeper
• DirecTV
• Washer and Dryer
• Jetted tub
• BBQ pit on patio (bring your charcoal and lighter fluid)

Float trips are available by reservation.

Peaceful Bend Winery is located just across the road and Meramec Springs Park is worth the 10 mile drive to visit, especially if you like to fish for trout.

Keywords: river, fishing, hiking, wildlife, winery, floating, kayak, canoe, raft, secluded


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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Fantastic view, screened in porch, access to river and pavilion near the water...moreless


  • Churches
  • Playground
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront:

    This home sits on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Meramec river. It is just a short walk or drive to the waters edge....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


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$200 $220
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Rates are based on 4 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest

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  • Pet Fee $50 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 6.475%


3 night minimum on holiday weekends

Cancellation policy:

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Last updated: 11/19/2014
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6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant

Car: Recommended

Complete directions will be emailed to you upon completing your reservation. Do not use google maps. You will be lost.


Owner info

About the owner: My name is Crystal. I live on a farm with my husband, Gerald and son, Clayton. I am slightly addicted to horses and love working with animals. I have stock dogs that help me with most everything I do on the farm. We have cattle, goats and a few chickens.

Why the Owner Chose Steelville:
We bought this piece of property with a lovely home on it from the family of a man named Sam Murphy because it joined our farm and we thought it would be a good place to try the vacation rental business. It went so well that we have since built two more cabins on the same property. We love meeting new people and sharing some of the great experiences of country living with others.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Murphy's Retreat was our first vacation rental and the screened in porch overlooking the river is still my favorite spot on the whole Murphy's Place property. I love to sit out there and drink my coffe while listening to the river gurgling along down below.

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Speaks: english

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  • Murphy's Retreat

    Murphy's Retreat

  • living room

    living room

  • deck by the river

    deck by the river

  • wood burning fireplace

    wood burning fireplace

  • pavilion and deck by the river

    pavilion and deck by the river

  • Meramec river

    Meramec river

  • pizza oven in action

    pizza oven in action

  • kayaking on the Meramec river

    kayaking on the Meramec river

  • screened in porch

    screened in porch

  • breakfast pizza and Mimosas on the deck

    breakfast pizza and Mimosas on the deck

  • map


  • the Trio in June

    the Trio in June

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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Steelville #198497

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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