Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Gathering Place Retreat Center-The Cabin

  Perfect for the traveler needing a place to stay with a more rustic feel.   The Cabin is located just across the yard from The Lodge making a beautiful addition to The Retreat Center.  

                      It has all the comforts of home in a rustic setting

Decorated in  Rustic Americana we believe you will find The Cabin a delightful change from your normal stay on your travels.  The main room has two couches and a recliner for relaxing after your days activities.  The walls  are decorated with a collection of quilts and pictures of days gone by.

We left the floor concrete and put down throw rugs cause we figure it would be just wrong to put carpet in a cabin..  And this way hunters won't have to worry about getting the floor dirty..

Since this part of the world has been known to lose power and we are all electric we decided to put in a portable fireplace and hook it up to propane.  So you'll still be toasty warm even if the electric goes out.  Which it will,   trust me....It's Missouri....

  And there is a flat screen TV with satellite and Wi-fi so you still have the benefits we all love along with the rustic setting of a cabin..


One corner has a snack bar set up where you can catch up on office work if you must do that sort of thing while taking a break from your normal routine.  Or catch a quick snack while watching the latest game on the TV...or play some solitaire...

The kitchen part of our facility is equipped with everything you'll find at home including  a fridge, microwave, convection oven, coffee pots, electric griddle and electric skillet in case you want to do some cooking.   Notice our Cedar cabinets which are also hand made.


 I love a bargain and I found this oak antique table at a local flea market.  Thought The Cabin would be a perfect place for it.  And it's already set for supper... Just pull up a chair and have a seat!


 I stained these cabinets and they make a perfect place for the microwave and confection oven.  The confection oven is just the right size for baking your pizza.   Just cause we're in the woods doesn't mean you can't enjoy the comforts of  the city life too.


The spacious bedroom follows the rustic Americana theme and is decorated with a queen size hand made log bed made by a local craftsman using native lumber.  (If interested in one of these beds for yourself give me a call and I can put you in touch with him)

        Simplify is the theme for our Cabin.

                                     The bathroom is attached to the bedroom and has a oversize shower.


  Laundry facilities are located in the basement of The Lodge for your convenience


There is also a separate entrance off the bedroom where you can take your cup of coffee out on the covered porch in the early morning hours and watch the mist rising off the pond or enjoy the antics of the squirrels and other wildlife.  There is also a BBQ grill on that same porch.

    Our wildlife think they are guests also...

The Cabin is located just a short walk across the yard from The Lodge and has plenty of outdoor lighting for those needing to come in late at night.


Fishing our stocked pond  is always encouraged here on the grounds and if you forget your poles we have some you can use.               

Sit on the dock and reflect on life

We have a walking trail around the pond for those who like to get some exercise while here for their stay

Take out the boats and enjoy spending some time on the water
And nothing compares to the beauty of the mist rising off the pond on those cool, crisp mornings


A fire pit is just outside the cabin door with plenty of seating.  Light the fire and roast some hot dogs or make some Smores and sit around the fire talking about the "good ole days"  when life was simple...

Hope you've enjoyed our little tour of our newest addition to The Gathering Place Retreat Center. .  And if you're planning on being in the area give us a call.  We do have a two night minimum stay and travelers needing extended stays are welcome also.   Our door is always open and we love welcoming new friends to our neck of the woods. Check out our website at  for more information. or call 417-321-4576 You can also find us on Airbnb.   We look forward to welcoming you and making your stay with us a memorable one!

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