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Apfelbaum the Heart of Missouri Wine Country

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Our apple themed country kitchen


Last updated: 04/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)


Apfelbaum Cottage is a cozy little house located in the beautiful german community of Hermann Missouri, in the heart of Missouri's wine country. The cottage is casual and comfortable, perfect for a quiet retreat, but near many activities.

Within walking distance of the cottage are antique shops, restaurants and award winning wineries. Outside Hermann are eleven more wineries and numerous small towns full of wonderfull shops. The rolling, river filled, hills of Central Missouri are ideal for nature lovers. You can fish, canoe, kayak, hike, bike or do just about any outdoor activity you can think of. For day trips, St. Louis, Six Flags, Jefferson City and Columbia are all less than 1 hour away.

Apfelbaum Cottage accommodates up to four adults, with a queen size bed, and a queen size sofa sleeper. Aside from the warm and inviting living room and bedroom, the cottage also boasts a country kitchen and a spacious bathroom. Each room is stocked with everything you need to be comfortable, including all bed linens, cookware, dishes and towels.

Make yourself at home, the space is all yours to take in a good movie, some music, or sit back with a book. A flat screen TV with cable and built in DVD player, a small DVD library, and a stereo with CD player are provided for your enjoyment. Need more sleeping space? The sofa pulls out to provide a second queen size bed at night.

Decorated in a rustic Americana theme, this room is warm and inviting. Curl up under the cozy comforter and enjoy a restful night's sleep, or an afternoon nap.

The homey, country kitchen provides the perfect place to partake in a home cooked meal, or sit around the table and play a game. Everything you need to create that meal, including a full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, cookware, and fun, colorful Fiestaware dishes are provided for your use. For your added convenience, there is also a washer and dryer located in the closet.

A large bathroom with shower and private toilet enclosure will meet all your needs and you won't have to share it with other is all yours.

The yard is completely fenced and has a picnic table and grill.

Below is a list of some of our favorite things to do in and around Hermann. If that is not enough, search the web, you will find something to keep you busy.

Wineries - Hermannhoff Winery and Stone Hill Winery are a short distance from the cottage and five more wineries are a short drive away.
Restaurants - Hermann has a number of casual restaurants as well as fine dining at the Vintage Restaurant at Stone Hill Winery. We recommend the Rivers Edge Restaurant in Fredericksburg MO for fun casual dining and The Cottage Restaurant and Gallery for fresh hand-grafted dishes.
Shops - Many quaint antique and specialty shops line 1st St., 4th St. and Market St.
Biking - The Katy Trail is located just across the Missouri River and a new bridge has been built with a bike lane for direct access. For more serious riders the rolling hills that surround Hermann are favorites.
Museums - Deutschheim State Historic Site and German School Museum are only a few block from the cottage.
Golf - Loutre Shore Country Club is three miles away offering a semi private 9 hole course.

Fishing - The Missouri and Gasconade Rivers are favorite fishing spot of locals and visitors alike, as are the many lakes dotting the area.
Canoing & Kayaking - The upper and middle Gasconade are some of the best floating areas in Missouri without the crowd of the Maramec. But, if you want the party of the Maramec it is only an hour away.
Hunting - There are plenty of hunting grounds in the area.
Hiking - Many state and national parks surround Hermann.
Wineries - Besides the wineries mentioned above,eleven more are within a short drive. You can spend a couple days traveling the beautiful countryside sampling Missouri's best wines.
More Shops - Just poke around, you will be amazed at what you will find.

Six Flags - Fun for the whole family only is an hour away.
St. Louis - Home of the Gateway Arch, Rams Football, Cardinal Baseball, Blues Hockey, museums, festivals, etc, is only 1 1/2 hour away.
Jefferson City - Our state capital is an hour from Hermann.
Columbia - At just over an hour away is University of Missouri among other things.
Purina Farms - A Small animal farm that is fun event for the whole family.
Rafting - An endless number of fantastic floating rivers cover central and southern Missouri.


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Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Must be 21 years of age to rent...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Park and pool nearby...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    $100 cleaning charge if found smoking inside house...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved dogs are welcome at an additional charge...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Bedroom 1


  • Convertible bed(s)


  • Queen size Beds (1) Queen size bed with vintage style iron head/foot board and americana bedding, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen size sofa sleeper in living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • fenced yard


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library:

    Approximately 20 titles on hand ranging from G to R ratings...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Churches
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    Two sets of linens for each bed...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Space for two cars behind cottage...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    plenty of street parking plus a space in the back alley...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    stackable washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen:

    microwave, coffee maker, toaster, full set of Fiestaware dishes, cookware, stemless wine glasses, dish towels, etc......moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Full size refrigerator...moreless


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.4
from 8 traveler reviews
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My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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  • Pet Fee $20
  • Tax Rate 11.1%


50% upon booking & 50% two days prior to arrival via credit card

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Last updated: 04/28/2017
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Wineries, Breweries, Hunting, Canoeing, Rafting, Endless outdoor activies


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: In 2000 my wife and I were hiking in the Mark Twain National Forest when we came upon a bluff and looked out over the Missouri River. Just across the river was a quaint little town looking like it came out of a post card, so we decided to check it out. It was Hermann, and we fell in love. We came back over and over again, visiting at least three times a year always dreaming of living there. Since real life prohibited us from live in Hermann we decided to purchased a small place where we could spend our weekends. In 2007, that idea became the Apfelbaum Cottage. We are very proud of our 2nd home, as quaint as it is, and love to share it (and Hermann) with others. Welcome!

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Wine, hiking, biking, shopping...and more wine!

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  • Our apple themed country kitchen

    Our apple themed country kitchen

  • The casual living room with sofa sleeper

    The casual living room with sofa sleeper

  • The cozy americana bedroom

    The cozy americana bedroom

  • Our dog "Buddy" loves the fenced yard.

    Our dog "Buddy" loves the fenced yard.

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This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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