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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

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 Missouri

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 4.892857 based on 30 reviews

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: Aug 2017
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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: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise close to the city

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect. It is a short 15 min drive from Columbia (the last mile over dirt and gravel roads- don't drive your Ferrari here) so great for visiting Mizzou. It has basic amenities- hot water, heating, electricity including internet (slow speed so don't plan to stream Netflix). No TV to ruin the ambience! Soft beds, ample towels (bring your own toiletries), comfy living room furniture to sit around and talk or play board games. Kitchen with pots and pans and silverware. Bring groceries- there is no 7-Eleven down the block to grab a soda or snack. There is a fire pit next to the house so consider S'more ingredients too. The garden right outside the house has 8 cute chickens who will immediately bond with you if you feed them table scraps (no eggs or chicken to keep them from eating their own eggs.) There is a sky full of stars at night and a grassy meadow for quiet daytime strolls. Guess you can tell we were thrilled with our time there. Can't say anything bad about it.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice cabin and property! Great owners!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the cabin for a weekend with family members. The cabin is very cute and well kept. We spent most of our time outdoors walking around their property or just sitting on the porch. Both the adults and kids equally enjoyed themsleves!

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Football weekend

  • 3 of 5

Very nice, but too far away from Columbia for a college football weekend, no tv's. Plenty of space , but think a cabin in the country.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Guest Home

  • 5 of 5

We spent Mizzou's homecoming weekend here. Charming, bucolic, and relaxing are just a few words that come to mind. The drive up is spectacular and the home is so sweetly and lovingly maintained. Beautiful touches you'd expect to see in Country Living magazine. Our daughter is a student, and it was nice for her to get a little relaxing time out walking around the pond and seeing the chickens. Beds are super comfy and it has everything you need to feel at home. It's a beautiful getaway, yet only about 10 minutes to campus/town. We loved our stay and hope to return!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • 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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

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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