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Lake Mizzou Guest House -- Get-A-Way Lodging On A Picturesque Lake

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 8

Situated just a short drive from Confederate State Park and The Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Lake Mizzou Guest House is the perfect place for your get-a-way lodging. This home is located on the rural outskirts of Higginsville, Missouri in the heart of Lafayette County. The front yard of the guest house is a private 17 acre lake well stocked for fishing with its own private dock. A wonderful retreat from everyday life, step out on the patio and grill your favorite meal or just sit down and enjoy the lakeside view with its quiet peaceful surrounding.

There are historic sites, civil war sites, 6 nearby wineries, Kleinschmidt's Western Store, a golf course, and antique shops. Just down the road 2 miles is our very own restaurant, Red Shanty BBQ and Roadside Cafe, available for dining in or taking out.

Lake Mizzou Guest House will sleep up to 8 guests; enjoy our luxury tempurpedic King size bed in the master bedroom, two extra long twin size beds in the second bedroom area, in the third bedroom there is a single bed, and a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. In addition there are two single fold-away beds.

More Details

Property Manager
Annette Meinershagen Dittmer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 6, 2017

About Annette Meinershagen Dittmer

The proprietor of Lake Mizzou Guest House, Red Brick Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and ‘Ain’t She Cute’ is Annette Meinershagen Dittmer and also on the broom closet staff is her husband, Kenton Dittmer. After working in several restaurants & becoming a Home Economics teacher, her favorite class to teach was Foods. She gained much inspiration from her mother & father in developing her gift for hospitality; preparing & serving meals for events & parties over the years. Along with her husband, Kenton, they have done much renovating of their 100 year old prairie style home & their original restaurant, Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe, located in Higginsville. Since opening the restaurant in 2008 Annette wanted to fulfill her dream of running a guest house & bed & breakfast so in 2015 the venture began. Annette and Kenton, natives of Higginsville, live at the Red Brick Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast.

Annette Meinershagen Dittmer purchased this house in 2015


Higginsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Includes laundry area equipped with washer & dryer.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size sofa sleeper located in the living room
  • Bedroom 1: Features a luxury king size tempurpedic mattress with luxurious linens and individual reading lamps, full vintage dresser and mirror and closet for hanging clothes. Bedroom 2: Features two extra long twin beds with reading nook. Bedroom 3: Features one twin bed and large antique wardrobe.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Lake Mizzou Guest House -- Get-A-Way Lodging On A Picturesque Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Lake Mizzou guest house

  • 5 of 5

Our family came together at the guest house. We had a wonderful time in a beautiful home with a serene lakeside setting. Everyone ages 4 to 64 had a very fun and memorable time. We mentioned that we need to do this again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home - great place to spend time with family!

  • 5 of 5

The "Lake Mizzou Guest House" has become our go-to spot for visiting relatives in Higginsville. We were pleased to find that we could rent the place for Christmas. The owner had everything decorated for the holidays as well as the extra tables and chairs available. Very comfortable and inviting for a family gathering! Another pleasant surprise - I had an injury just prior to the holiday and even if not wheelchair accessible - it was very easy to get around on crutches.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highest recommendation

  • 5 of 5

Love this place! This is my second stay at this lovely guest house on the shore of scenic Lake Mizzou. The home itself is wonderfully decorated with antiques, extremely clean, and equipped with everything you need. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful. Definitely will be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home, sweet home

  • 5 of 5

A fabulous vacation spot near Higginsville! This was the most comfortable and inviting place I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. No detail was overlooked, the owner has thought of everything. Impeccably clean, quiet and picturesque. Perfect for a short visit or extended stay. The sunrise on Lake Mizzou is not to be missed. Bring your camera and your coffee. Thank you for a fabulous getaway - just what we needed.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Setting

  • 5 of 5

First night was wonderful. The pictures on the website don’t do this location justice. What a wonderful relaxed setting. I went out after dark and the sky was full of stars. Something you don’t see from the city. This morning the birds were singing and the water on the lake was so calm. I will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 8.1%

Cancellation Policy:
*A $35.00 cancellation fee will be charged per reservation with 15 days prior cancellation.
*No refund will be issued if less than 15 days notice (prior to reservation) of cancellation is given.
*Full payment is required at booking and a deposit may be required.
*You may pay with Visa or Mastercard.
*No refunds on early departures.
Check In Time: 4pm Check Out Time: 11am
Holiday Rates: For the 4 days surrounding Memorial weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day weekend, Thanksgiving, & Christmas - there is a minimum 3 nights stay at $195.00 per night for 1 - 4 guests plus with any additional guests there is a 3 nights minimum stay at $30.00 per guest per night starting with 5 guests up to 8 guests.
-There is also an additional day rate for added guests using the guesthouse, but not staying the night.

Please email or call property manager to book property. No online reservations.
For a 1 night stay, there is an additional cleaning fee. This additional cleaning fee includes any added guests staying 1 night. For 8 guests the king bed is to be shared by 2 guests and the queen sofa sleeper is to be shared by 2 guests. If each guest requires their own bed there will be an extra bed charge.

Manager'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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