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MIZZOU FANS! Pet friendly retreat, Perfect for large groups!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3500 Square Foot Retreat Home For Small To Large Groups

Set back in the woods, this private retreat center is easily accessible to the highway, to the Katy Trail, to Mizzou, to the Missouri state Capitol and more!

Whether you are enjoying a romantic get-away, a Mizzou game, Pumpkin festival, having a retreat, or just vacationing, you will love this secluded cedar retreat!!

Situation equidistant between JC and Columbia, you can enjoy everything MidMo!!!

Wendy Gustofson
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Wendy Gustofson

We are native Minnesotan's that lived in Missouri for a time. We built this house and were sad to have to part with it. For that reason, we decided to hang on and let you enjoy it for a while!

Wendy Gustofson purchased this house in 2009

Why Wendy Gustofson chose Hartsburg

We hope that you will love being in this peaceful retreat as much as we do. Listen to the cicadas, the spring peepers, the birds. Spot deer while you are roasting marshmallows at the end of a day of enjoying Mid Mo!


Hartsburg House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , 1st floor bed/bath are tiled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 3rd bedroom private bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bedroom #2 bath features xlarge tub-private
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Standard
    Bathroom 5 - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Tv Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • tennis
This home is situated off the main road, about 700 feet back in a cedar/elm grove. We love nature and that's why we built where we did. You can expect to see wildlife while you stay at this home and we hope that you will appreciate it as we do. Besides deer, opossum, fox, rabbits, and squirrels we have also seen a wide variety of reptile, insect and bug life. Black snakes are common in Missouri and are not harmful in the least. In fact, they keep away the mice, and the snakes that you don't want around. Turtles are common and in the spring, we see many crossing the roads. Walking Sticks and Praying Mantis are so cool and you may see them on the side of the house! There are spiders in Missouri. The Brown Recluse is the nasty one, but he's a recluse, and you likely won't see him. Bugs are common, they like to stay in the ground where it's damp, and sometimes come into the house. Don't leave food out. Inside or out- it's an invitation! Check in after 2pm Check out by 2pm


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MIZZOU FANS! Pet friendly retreat, Perfect for large groups!
average rating of 4.785714 based on 14 reviews

Very convenient to Katy Trail

  • 5 of 5

We were doing a multi-day family trip across Missouri on the Katy Trail. The house is only a few miles off the trail, and was extremely convenient as a launch point for the shuttles. The house was clean and spotless, loved the multiple bedrooms and very spacious upstairs. It was perfect for our group of adults and children. Wendy was gracious, helpful and always prompt. If I ever end up near Columbia or Jefferson City I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Roomy, cozy, perfect for large groups!

  • 4 of 5

Grandkids loved the tire swing, was nice to have a grill to use. Kitchen very functional. Had a great time! Already planning our next family gathering there!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hartsburg, MO

Great House in MId-Missouri

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house as supplemental housing for a big family gathering. Everything worked great for our guests. Wendy and Angie were responsive and the house was as advertised. Lots of space in the house. It's in a wooded location, but with convenient access to Highway 63. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Graduation Party

  • 5 of 5

We had the perfect house for my son's graduation party from Mizzou. We had about 12 people which was perfect for all of us. We had a party after graduation, which everyone enjoyed and loved the house. We talked and laughed by the fire pit each night. Loved it!!!! Thanks Wendy!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

Great for large family gatherings with 4 bedrooms and large upstairs family room at a very reasonable price. Loved having the fire pit available and used it everyday during our stay.

Wendy was great at answering questions promptly. If we do another family gathering close to Columbia, I will check to see if this home is available first.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I just love that we can be a gathering place for families. Just what we wanted this home to be!
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Harriman, TN

Katy Trail Riders

  • 4 of 5

My husband & I recently stayed @The Cedar House while visiting Missouri to bicycle The Katy Trail. There were just 2 of us in that HUGE house but there was plenty of room to accommodate 2 families comfortably. We chose the house because of the location. It was located close to the Hartsburg trailhead for The Katy Trail. We were able to complete 238 miles( biking)on the trail during our stay by driving to different trailheads from this central location. The property was very private and the accommodations were nice. We enjoyed the well stocked kitchen because we cooked and ate in most of our stay. The WIFI/cellular service to/at the house was good. We did miss listening to our CDs & the radio to pick up the local weather reports as there was no sound system/CD player at the property. We just used our cell phones to play music and find weather updates. The owner was very nice checking on us to make sure we had found the location and whether we needed anything. Would definitely book again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Columbia Regional
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Eagle Knoll
Car: necessary

The Katy Trail is a wonderful place hike/bike and accessible from Hartsburg (5 miles from the home).

Hartsburg Pumpkin Festival!! October!

MIZZOU SEC basketball and football

State Capitol


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $40
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

pets friendly with additional deposit.
No underage drinking

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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