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Spirit Hill Guest House And Gardens With Breathtaking Missouri River View

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four Queen Bedrooms With Private Baths, Lovely Gardens And Amazing River View.

Spirit Hill offers a home away from home for 2 to 8 guests. The contemporary red house is located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Hermann, the most beautiful small town in Missouri. Just five blocks from the Historic District, Spirit Hill is a quiet retreat that's less than a 5-minute drive from anywhere in town - wineries, museums, restaurants, shops, wedding venues, marina, bike trail, Amtrak.

Spirit Hill accommodates a group of eight with four queen bedrooms, each with private bath. The home was recently remodeled for a fresh, contemporary feel.

If your group is smaller, other options are available. For a group of six, choose the Main Level, available as a complete package with 3 bedrooms and baths. Or choose the lower level Patio Suite for two. Please contact us for rates for these options.

There's plenty of parking upstairs and down. And the house is completely accessible, with a roll-in front door and one bedroom with a roll-in shower.

Whole House rental includes living/dining area, full kitchen and generous deck with gas grill. Coffee and tea supplies are provided, and biscotti snacks. Breakfast and all meals are up to you. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and even spices.

Hosts are on-site in the lower level Innkeepers Suite to answer any needs you may have.

Each rental has its own separate entrance. We enjoy meeting you on arrival, but after that, the house is your own unless you need something. We're glad to suggest grocery locations, restaurants, wineries and activities if you like.

In operation for more than 12 years, we enjoy sharing Spirit Hill's comfortable spaces and beautiful views with our guests, some of whom have been joining us for many repeat visits.

If you're in town for a wedding, Spirit Hill accommodates the wedding party or multi-generations of family for a mini-reunion. Groups of friends, couples or singles, enjoy relaxing on the deck or around the dining table for meals, games and laughter.

More Details

Marsha Nyberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Marsha Nyberg

We happened on Spirit Hill one day when we were staying in a Bed & Breakfast in Hermann. The stunning river view stopped us in our tracks! And there was a 'For Sale' sign in the yard ... so three weeks later, Spirit Hill was ours! After six years of enjoying weekends in the charming historic town of Hermann, we were able to move in full time. We did a complete rehab and expansion based on meeting the needs of our guests. It resulted in a completely new look, four bedrooms with ensuite baths, a separate Innkeepers Suite, and a beautiful, rocky landscape with two small fish ponds and a waterfall. We love to share the beauty and benefits of the property and the town!

Marsha Nyberg purchased this house in 2000

Why Marsha Nyberg chose Hermann

Only a few homes in Hermann enjoy such a beautiful river view. Year round, it's satisfying to watch the river flow and to see the water rise and fall with the seasons. Views from inside and outside the house make Spirit Hill a truly special place.

What makes this house unique

Spirit Hill was remodeled to resemble a Swedish summer house, with red walls and white trim, as a nod to our family's Swedish roots. The light is an important feature of the house, with windows spreading light from front to back. Even after dark, Spirit Hill is a fine location to watch for shooting stars, away from city light pollution.


Hermann House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Village View - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Accessible, with handheld shower and shower seat.
    River View - toilet , shower , Charming small bath with triangular vanity and vessel sink.
    Starlight Room - toilet , shower , Copper sink, antique vanity, heated floor tiles.
    Patio Suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Oversized whirlpool and a separate tiled shower.
  • All bathrooms have fresh white towels, soap, shampoo, a hairdryer and a makeup mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Village View Room - 1 queen , Accessible room with accessible bathroom
    River View Room - 1 queen , Overlooks deck and river with sliding door and private bath.
    Starlight Room - 1 queen , Private entrance to deck, private balcony overlooking river.
    Patio Suite - 1 queen , Lower level with living area, sofa bed and kitchenette.
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a hypoallergenic comforter, crisp white linens, four fluffy pillows, an afghan, and an ensuite bathroom with white towels, soap and shampoo, hairdryer and a makeup mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Housekeeping is provided before and after your stay. During your stay, maintenance of the home is up to you. If there is anything special you need, please let us know. Our innkeeper/gardener is often outside and enjoys sharing plant knowledge, seeds and seedlings with interested visitors. Small scale events are a possibility. Personal kayak tours and/or knitting lessons may be arranged directly with the innkeepers. Please discuss your wishes with us.


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Spirit Hill Guest House And Gardens With Breathtaking Missouri River View
average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews
Elmhurst, IL

We LOVE Spirit Hill

  • 5 of 5

We were in Hermann the weekend before Thanksgiving for a wedding and booked our stay at Spirit Hill. This house is amazing! Beyond our expectations! Simply wonderful and beautiful in every single way - we hated to leave!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend at perfectly beautiful home!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more pleased with our stay at this lovely home!! Very clean, well appointed and spectacular view! Loved the fire pit overlooking the river. Room/suites are private, spacious and beautiful. Our group of 8 had a great time and can't wait to return in future. Owners very responsive and attentive. Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Love our stay at Spirit Hill!!!!

Definitely recommend it!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing time at Spirit Hill, and I hope to someday make a repeat visit! We were in town for a bachelorette party, and everything was perfect. The house was large and had several gathering spaces for large groups. We actually had 10 people attending, so 6 of us stayed at Spirit Hill (the patio suite was booked for the weekend we needed so only 6 could fit), and the other 4 stayed at a B&B just a block away. We spent 2 nights, and the weather was great, so we were able to enjoy the gardens and the fire pit both evenings. We spent Saturday out at the wineries, and the Hermann Trolley picked us up at the driveway. We actually had dinner reservations in Hermann on Saturday night, but we liked the house so much that we decided just to go back and enjoy dinner on the patio instead. The view was breathtaking, and the gardens were incredible! Marsha and Gary while we were there, and they were very kind hosts. Marsha was very responsive to my emails leading up to the weekend, as I was trying to determine what we needed to bring for cooking. The house really had everything we needed! And Gary should be so proud of his gardens! He was kind enough to cut a few flowers for us before we left, and even told us how to grow them in our own gardens. I can't say enough good things about this place. You will not be disappointed! I'm already trying to figure out when we can return for a couples weekend. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you enjoyed your special weekend. Hearing the laughter floating down from the deck is one of our favorite rewards as hosts of Spirit Hill. We'd love to have you back again soon!
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Great house and great people

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome landscaping, very nice place to stay while in Hermann!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was good to have you. Glad you chose Spirit Hill to celebrate your birthday.
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wings a'Blazin
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Loutre Shores Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wings a'Blazin
Car: recommended




Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.1%

Whole house rental is designed to sleep 8 guests graciously. There is a queen-sized sofa bed in the Patio Suite to accommodate two more, at an additional fee of $25 per night per extra guest. We are sorry, but we cannot accept reservations for more than 10 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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