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Sweet Hills Farm Guesthouse: A Rural Retreat Minutes from Town

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Plus Loft In A Quiet Rural Setting Just 7 Miles From Downtown.

This newly remodeled cabin hosts an open floor plan with huge windows overlooking the pasture, gardens, and pecan grove. A new modern eclectic kitchen with vintage sink and butcher block counters opens to the main living area capable of supporting festive getaways with friends and family. During the growing season fresh produce will be ready for harvest from the 1/4 acre garden right outside the door. Both bedrooms feature new queen beds with high quality linens for a comfortable rest. Newly remodeled bathroom features a bath/shower combo to accommodate guests needs plus luxurious towels for added comfort. Open loft upstairs off second bedroom allows for extra sleeping arrangements, a place to do yoga, play music or just relax with a book. Outside there is a wrap around deck perfect for grilling, watching the sunrise and stars, wildlife viewing, and all the happenings going on in the gardens. There are hiking trails through the woods, a creek to explore, a fishing pond and during the late winter months maple sugaring adventures to enjoy. We have many projects (and dreams) in the works at Sweet Hills Farm but currently the focus is on an extensive garden project and glade restoration.

Amy Higgins Stambaugh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Amy Higgins Stambaugh

We are both native Missourians and have called Columbia our home for over 15 years. We recently moved to the 'country' in 2011 to turn our dream of living on land into a reality. This piece of property has proven to be a bounty of surprises and beauty to behold.

Amy Higgins Stambaugh purchased this house in 2012

Why Amy Higgins Stambaugh chose Columbia

This is not your typical property.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amy, thank you for a wonderful weekend. This cabin in the woods fit our bill perfectly! We are three sisters who take a fall trip every year just to places that are not very far from Kansas City. The cabin was roomy, we all had our own beds, the kitchen had all the items in it we needed. The beds and linens were very comfortable. A suggestion would be to add a couple of mirrors in the house would make getting ready for our day a little easier. We loved sitting out on the deck looking over the property and star gazing at night. We loved the path through the woods which we walked everyday. It was very quiet, except for the birds and the lion! We highly recommend it and hope to come again soon.
Nov 2013
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Columbia House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Newly remodeled bathroom featuring white subway tile lined shower/bath combo, tile floor, and high quality linens for added comfort.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 sleep sofa /futon , large loft with two futons
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
Secluded, quiet, night sky


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Sweet Hills Farm Guesthouse: A Rural Retreat Minutes from Town
average rating of 4.875 based on 34 reviews

Excellent in every way!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 8 nights and would stay for another 8 or more if ever back in the area! Wonderful hosts who went above and beyond to be sure we had every single thing we needed for our stay even with a need of ours that I’m sure was not the norm. The home itself was very well kept and clean. The trails through the woods of the property were even impressive, and it was obvious that they put a lot of effort into keeping them clean and without obstruction. We certainly enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend the guesthouse to others!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Very accommodating.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incredible experience in the most cozy cottage!

  • 4 of 5

I could go on and on about how much I adore this cabin! I was looking for a very special place to stay and Amy was amazingly accommodating. She responded right away to my request, answered all of my questions, and made everything smooth and enjoyable. The cabin felt like a home away from home and is out of this world! It was clean, fresh, beautifully decorated and every detail felt special and thought-through. The scenery is absolutely breathtaking and the architecture of the cabin is so quaint and lovely. I stayed at the peak of fall, so from every window there were vibrant autumn colors. Breathtaking! I highly recommend it!! You will feel relaxed, rejuvenated and well taken care of. I can't wait to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing cabin with plenty of room and beautiful surroundings.

  • 5 of 5

In COMO for homecoming weekend with 2 other couples. All 6 of us stayed and had plenty of room. House was very comfortable and we were able to cook some meals there. We enjoyed sitting on the deck in the beautiful weather surrounded by peace and quiet. Loved that there was no T.V. to be a distraction. The house is rustically decorated and has such cute, quaint features-truly has the feel of a cabin in the woods. Hope to stay here again-possibly for homecoming next season!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This home was ideal for a Get-A-Way.

  • 5 of 5

There were wonderful trails that were easy to hike. The firepit was furnished with wood and we had a terrific time, All three couples said the beds were very comfortable.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cabin. So cozy and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved everything about the place. Way off the beaten path and it's awesome. Our family of 5 had a blast.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Situated on 50 acres, this private rural retreat is located just 7 miles from downtown Columbia and the University of Missouri campus.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Tax Rate 5.97%

Rate quotes are based on a 4 person occupancy. Additional fees may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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