The open concept main floor is bright and cheerful. It boasts an equipped kitchen with island, dining area, seating area, bathroom, and king size bed. The loft can also be rented to sleep four additional guests. Guests can enjoy an evening outside on the patio and will have access to a BBQ grill, a fire ring, and yard games.
For extra guests in your group (after 2) the loft may be rented for $30/night per guest. (Taxes are included in the pricing.). There are four single beds in the Loft. The total of five beds can be arranged to suit your needs. It will sleep a couple and four singles; six separate people; or two couples and two singles. Ceiling fans are on both floors. The Cottage has TV with Firestick/Amazon streaming. Enjoy the quiet country with a morning cup of coffee on the patio! And later use the grill or roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the fire ring. Save time to have some fun competition playing "bean bag toss" or "croquet" in the back yard.
Just four miles from Marshall, you will be minutes from shopping, restaurants, and Missouri Valley College.. Also experience the beautiful Courthouse on the Marshall Square, Jim the Wonder Dog Park/Museum, Nicholas Beezley Aviation Museum, Indian Foothills Park with golf and swimming. Not too far is Baltimore Bend Winery, and Peach and Apple Orchards/Markets in Waverly. There is Blind Pony Conservation for fishing near Sweet Springs and Grand Pass Wildlife Area for hunting near Miami. Always a treat is The Lyceum Theatre in historic Arrow Rock.
I hope to meet the guests, but the check-in is easy if that isn't possible. We give our guests their privacy but we are available anytime they need us.
My husband and I live up the hill from The Little Red Cottage. Pets live on the property. A Bassett hound who is friendly and curious, but will not bother you. If you prefer, she can be contained. A cat that will be frightened enough to stay away. You may hear an occasional LOUD train whistle! The tracks are very close to the Cottage and the hum of train going by can be soothing.
Other things to note.
Holiday rates: For the four days surrounding Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Eve -- there is a minimum 3 night stay at the regular rate of $125 per night plus extra guest $30/night per guest (after two guests). The garage is normally not for guest use and the Cottage is not equipped with a dishwasher, washer, or dryer.
We ask that guests clean up after themselves, emptying the trash in the trash barrel and washing the dishes before checking out. Leave the linens and towels! We will take care of those. Smoking is allowed OUTSIDE ONLY and please clean up after yourself. Please be respectful of the neighbors and don't engage in any loud or disturbing activities.
SPECIAL DRIVING DIRECTIONS!!
Not all car or phone maps have this address in their GPS. So-- YOU MUST put Shackleford, MO in your gps or phone. It will take you to "Z" road. After you turn on Z, in a short distance you will see a row of 7 mailboxes, turn right onto 220th Dr. Go all the way to the end, look for a small sign "The Little Red Cottage" above the 20467 sign and you will see The Little Red Cottage down the hill.