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

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


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, Sleeps 9, Wonderful View of the Lake

This modern craftsman style home is located on the rural outskirts of Higginsville Missouri. 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, just sit and enjoy the lakeside view with its quiet, peaceful surroundings. Feel free to take a stroll down the winding country roads surrounding the lake property: Lake Mizzou Road, Lyons Farm Road, and Long Grove Road.

THE SPACE - The guest House has 1600 square feet of living space with a full size kitchen, roomy dining area, living room with flatscreen TV, 2 full size bathrooms, laundry area, 3 bedrooms, and a beautiful yard to enjoy, on the lakeside. Beds for up to 9 guests include our luxury tempurpedic king size bed in the master bedroom, 2 extra long twin size beds in the second bedroom area, a single bed in the third bedroom, and a queen size sofa sleeper in the living area. In addition there are two premium single stowaway beds. All the modern conveniences of home are at your disposal. You may also build a fire in the fire pit near the lake (we furnish the firewood). Then sit back, relax and enjoy the night sky. Also the patio has a BBQ Grill, outdoor table and chairs for your convenience and enjoyment.

GUEST ACCESS - The Guest House occupies the entire lower level of this modern craftsman style home. The lower level has its own private driveway and private entrance with direct views and access to the lake.

INTERACTION WITH OUR GUESTS - We love to meet our guests, but we strive to give you as much privacy as possible. We live on a farm several miles south of the guest house, so if you need our assistance we are just a phone call and a short time away.

OUR OWN RESTAURANT - Just south 2 miles, along 13 Highway, is our very own restaurant, Red Shanty BBQ & Roadside Cafe, open Weds and Thurs, 11am to 9pm and Fri and Sat, 11am to 10pm (closes 1 hour earlier during winter). The restaurant is available for dining in, taking out, and catering. If we can help with any suggestions or ideas to make your visit more relaxing, entertaining, comfortable or enjoyable, please do not hesitate to ask.

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE - Holiday rates: for the 4 days surrounding Memorial Weekend, 4th of July, Labor Day Weekend, Thanksgiving, and 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 the fifth guest up to 9 guests.

GETTING AROUND - ‘Ain’t She Cute’ is located just 10 minutes off of I-70 at the 13 Highway Exit (Exit 49). The cozy travel trailer is 1 hour and 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, 60 minutes from the Country Club Plaza, 55 minutes from downtown Kansas City, and 45 minutes from the Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs Stadium.

SIGHTSEEING - In for a little sightseeing, just a short drive from 'Ain't She Cute' is Confederate State Park and Missouri State Veterans Cemetery. There are also historic sites, Civil War sites, six nearby wineries, Kleinschmidt’s Western Store, antique shops, and a local golf course. Scenic Byways along 24 Hwy and 224 Hwy are located approximately 20 minutes from ‘Ain’t She Cute’ travel trailer. Along the Missouri Scenic Byway 24 Hwy there are numerous orchards for purchasing your favorite fruits and vegetables, especially peaches in late July and August and apples in September and October.

More Details

Property Manager
Annette Meinershagen Dittmer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 8, 2018

About Annette Meinershagen Dittmer

The proprietors of Lake Mizzou Guest House, Red Brick Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast, ‘Ain’t She Cute’ and RV with Me Country Retreat are Annette Meinershagen Dittmer and also on the broom closet staff is her husband, Kenton Dittmer. After working in several restaurants and becoming a Home Economics teacher, she came to the realization she loved teaching Foods. Annette gained much inspiration from her mother and father in developing her gift for hospitality; preparing and serving meals for events and parties over the years. Along with her husband, Kenton, (a very talented building contractor) they have done much renovating of their 100 year old prairie style home and 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 and 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

Why Annette Meinershagen Dittmer chose Higginsville

Situated in the heart of Lafayette County, Missouri a private, peaceful setting awaits you for relaxing in the countryside. You'll be surrounded by multiple farms, but the town of Higginsville is just minutes away and has two local grocery stores, two auto parts stores, two fitness centers, a wonderful park with a public pool, unique restaurants, a variety of churches, a laundry mat, and many other facilities to numerous to mention.


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: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , Includes laundry area equipped with washer & dryer.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 premium single stowaway beds
  • 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
  • Games
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Lake Mizzou Guest House -- Get-A-Way Lodging On A Picturesque Lake
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews

Very Clean and organized

  • 4 of 5

This property is very clean and has all the necessities to cook, shower, and hang out. The outside is very pretty with flowers and back patio. The owners also own the Red Shanty BBQ which is very cute and good food. The guest house would work best for a bunch of ladies or one family instead of three couples. The layout is a little different. The owners definitely take pride in the upkeep of this VRBO

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The guest house has three separate bedroom areas - a master bedroom with a king size bed, a small bedroom with a single bed, and two XL twin beds in a separate bedroom area with a door for privacy. Also there is a queen size sofa sleeper in the living room. Plus in the living room closet are two XL portable twin beds with supreme foam mattresses. For three couples you may prefer to choose our Red Brick Farm House Bed & Breakfast also located in Higginsville and listed on VRBO. The B & B has three large bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with a queen bed and one with a queen bed and a twin bed.
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Relaxing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful extended weekend with my boys and granddaughter! The house was well-equipped for all of us to cook large meals, grill burgers, bathe, relax, fish, play in the yard, and sleep! We also really enjoyed two trips to the restaurant which had amazing food, beer selection, service, desserts, and fun gift items. We are so glad we chose this location and I am sure we will return to it again as our “meet in the middle” spot between Iowa and Oklahoma.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, scenic property next to private lake

  • 5 of 5

This property was everything advertised and more. The directions were concise and easy to find. The living area we rented was luxurious, far above what we are used to. It was clean and maintained beautifully. The decor worked very well with the quiet country setting. Our host manager was very attentive, although the amenities were so well-thought out that we didn't need to make any requests.

We were there mainly to visit and the property included a wonderful private patio space that was perfect for that purpose. Our daily visitors were very impressed!

We would definitely recommend this property to anyone travelling to the area! Thank you.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This couple was truly enjoyable. They left everything in the Guest House in such an orderly fashion. I do hope they decide to come back to the area to visit again.
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Perfect Getaway

  • 5 of 5

What a lovely little place - it was exactly what we had hoped for on our Missouri trip! The beds were luxurious, family room cozy, bath was perfect, and the kitchen was well equipped. Not to mention the beautiful property - what a lovely and relaxing place to go for a walk! We also thoroughly enjoyed the area - Higginsville is such a sweet little town! Be sure to check out the surrounding farmland, veteran's park, and delicious Red Shanty restaurant! We can't wait for our next visit :)

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Cozy, and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great stay! The house was cozy, warm, inviting, and just perfect for our stay. Beds were comfortable, the living room was great for gathering in the evenings, and the kitchen was perfect for meals. The property is just gorgeous and we enjoyed walking near the lake. Can't wait to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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
Guest making reservation must be 25 years of age or older
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

  • 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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