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Quaint Cottage ~ Close by the St. Francis River ~ Star Gazing is Spectacular ~

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Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

sleeps 5. 1 Bedroom. 1 Bathroom.

Honeysuckle Rose is a true get-away. NO cable, satellite or phones. Just fresh country air and a cosmic view that will take your breath away. Though it is only a one bedroom , the bedroom has a king size bed and also twin bed. The kitchen is small but complete with all you need to have breakfast in bed, a great lunch or dinner simple or elegant. Cookware, dishes, wine glasses with decanter, linen with a spark of crystal to add that special touch. The living room has a huge sectional plus a queen sofa bed so bring the family or some special friends.With a large TV with 100's of DVD movies to select from are available. The dining area is spacious and comfortable. The patio includes a table and chairs for 4, fire pit and BBQ grill.

One of the many advantages of being located outside of town is the lack of light pollution. The Star Gazing is spectacular!

This is a great location for the perfect romantic getaway. Close to many pristine and quiet conservations sites that include rivers, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, birdwatching, and just clean family fun. Motorcycle-rs are always welcomed.

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Garland or Donna Riggs
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
October 8, 2016

About Garland or Donna Riggs

Garland was born and raised in this area with family history that goes back several generations. His great grand father started the first telephone company in St Francis County and owned the local newspaper from 1913-1937. His Grand Dad was a well respected man that contributed to the Annapolis Community for more than 50 years, which now is creating a walking park in his memory.

Donna is from Boston, Massachusetts area where they met 20 plus years ago while working on the BIG DIG, which was at that time the largest construction site in the USA.

In 1998, motivated by a more simple, slower life style and the desire to spend more time with his daughter, we moved from the Boston area to Roselle, Missouri.

Garland or Donna Riggs purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Garland or Donna Riggs chose Missouri

We were in the area visiting family and on our way back to the airport we saw this piece of property was for sale and decided this would be perfect.

What makes this cottage unique

Again we are close to many wonderful conservations sites, wineries, rivers, and as we stated before the stars will take your breath every now and again you can see things in the sky that just aren't explainable.


4.7/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Quaint Cottage ~ Close by the St. Francis River ~ Star Gazing is Spectacular ~
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews
St. Louis

Good place to stay for my weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage for a weekend trip as my "base camp" for visiting the state parks in the area. Everything was as described. As a bonus upon my arrival, I had beer, fresh blueberries and half a watermelon in my fridge. This place is located directly off of Highway 72, so it takes only 10 to 25 minutes to reach Taum Sauk, Elephant Rocks or Johnson's Shut-ins. Additionally, Silver Mines Recreation area and Millstream Gardens Recreation area are nearby.

Donna and Garland were very welcoming and provided tips for worthwhile excursions. I had a very nice stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Fun For Four

  • 4 of 5

My husband, myself, and another couple stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed our time. The owners were very pleasant, quiet, and hospitable. The house was situated on a great lot. There were minor issues with our stay, but the personal touches from the owner's made the stay much more enjoyable. We appreciated the location as well. The house was situated between many local attractions and we enjoyed the Arcadia Valley Mountain Music Festival. Thanks for the hospitality! We hope to see you all again in the upcoming years!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Outstanding Country Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Owners were very friendly. Several personal touches made for an inviting stay. Great for kids or romantic getaway. Tranquil spot with a good vibe. Felt relaxed as soon as we settled in. Many state parks nearby and close enough to town if needed. Treated to a big bonfire and other nice surprises. Would definitely return for a visit.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
St Louis MO Largest international airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Aztecas Hwy 21 Arcadia 546-1212
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 72
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
St Franicis River

Just north of Arcadia the town of Pilot Knob hosts a Civil War Museum on an actual Battle site with a spectacular reenactment of the Battle of Pilot Knob every 3 years. This years battle is Sept 27-28, the 150th anniversary. There are many conservation sites, parks and rivers including Elephant Rocks State Park, Johnson Shut-ins, Mill Stream Gardens, St Francis River, and the Black River just to name a few. There are antique shops, thrift stores and a must see, is The Plunder Palace.

You can also check out the Whistle Junction Museum, an old train station with a real caboose, Ursuline Academy, and so many others. If you are looking for sporting supplies, check out Arcadia Sporting Goods, they have over 1500 guns on display, Even if you are not looking for sporting goods, I recommend stopping by.

There are several small towns with 30-40 min drive with even more shops and attractions.


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Fredericktown Cottage Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250

Guest agree to leave the house and grounds as they are found. Owner(s) not responsible for accidents while on premisses. Property left behind , guest will have 30 days to make arrangements to collect and owners will do all they can to inform guest of property left behind. Again if using complimentary canoes guest(s) use at their own risk and by signing registration card agrees to these terms.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Fredericktown Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom has shower only. No bathtub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size bed and twin bed in the bedroom. The living room has a queen sofa bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • swimming
There are a lot of things to do in this area. Every 3 years there is a major civil war reenactment, a kayaking tournament every spring, wineries, civil war museum and battle site, antique stores and there are large canoe outfitters about an hour away. This is a nice place to just get away from it all.

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