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Retreat to the Country

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· Holts Summit, Missouri
10 acres
3 sites
3 Lodging
This land has been asking to be shared. First it was swings and little things for the grandchildren and their friends. Then the Cabin by the pond began to welcome visitors. Soon the steep slope anchored a Yurt with a wrap-around deck that puts you up in the trees. Our gathering spot by the creek became a camp site. Recently the grandkids' Bunk House found its way in. Our Retreat is 10 acres, narrow, but 1/4 mile deep, stretching down a steep wooded slope to a creek - and up the other side to the top of a bluff.  It is only ten miles to Jefferson City but has a quiet and distant feel.   
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Holts Summit, Missouri, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Bill D.Joined in August 2019
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74 ratings · 74 reviews
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Mary K C.recommends
January 26, 2023
Comfy Cabin by the Pond.
Fantastic Gem! Will spoil you for o
It was incredible! The cabin was eclectically decorated and beautifully stocked: multiple kinds of tea and coffee, a tin of snacks, cold drinks in the fridge, fresh flowers, a candle and a personalized welcome note to name a few! The built-in desk along a wall of windows coupled with a full length glass door, another window, and porch on the adjacent side afforded an amazing view West of a private pond, sunset and all. A small dock with two chairs is an idyllic place just sit and be at peace. Hammock and fire pit complete the picture. Wooded land encircling the cabin on the West (beyond the pond) South and East sides adds to the “out in the wilderness” feel. Bill was an incredible host- available if needed and had the cabin pre-warmed for my winter arrival! I greatly enjoyed talking with him and he proudly gave me a tour of the yurt and two other places for lodging on site. We talked at length about hiking and paddling opportunities in the area. He generously provided me with a map of nearby Rock Bridge Memorial State Park and, when questioned, described his personal impressions of each of the hikes there! I can’t say enough about my visit and on a 5 star scale give it a 10 !! I’ll definitely be back! When I return with others I can’t wait to stay in the yurt!!!
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Jon F.recommends
October 30, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
The magical yurt!
Our experience at the Yurt was simply amazing. The setting is magical, the yurt was lovely and secure. Everything you need is there, they have thought through everything. The hike down to the fire pit by the creek was tranquil and relaxing. But best of all was Bill, who was always helpful, delightful to speak with, full of wisdom and an amazing presence to spend time.
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Lauren G.recommends
October 16, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Loved my stay
I loved my stay! I have a remote job, but there was strong wifi so I was able to tag on an extra night and get my work done during the day. The entire property was beautiful and secluded. Every detail was made intentionally and with love. Bill really has a special place created and I’m thankful to have enjoyed it!
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Sheila N.recommends
October 11, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Wonderful and indeed magical…
This truly is a Mystical Yurt! This yurt is more than you would ever imagine. Bill and Louise have supplied everything you can think of (just bring the food)! Very comfy, love the touches of art and mobiles. You won’t even miss a traditional toilet. The outhouse is fabulously well done and just a few steps away from the yurt. There is a beautiful walking trail down to the creek and back. The cats Cleopatra and Jimmy were a joy to have around…very sweet kitties and lap warmers. Thanks Bill and a Louise for creating and sharing such a special place! We will be back!
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Mary F.recommends
September 12, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Bill's space is really special. We were very comfortable, enjoyed relaxing on the deck, and exploring down the trail. Our 3 year olds are already asking to go back.
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Emily T.recommends
September 5, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
We loved the Yurt! It was very cozy and our host was very accommodating! It is a perfect little spot in the woods and very eco-friendly. I would highly recommend!
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Sarah J.recommends
August 29, 2022
The Bunk House
Bill was a very accommodating host! He's warm and friendly and made lovely suggestions. The stay was very cozy!
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Frank C.recommends
August 6, 2022
The Bunk House
The Bunkhouse was perfect. Beds were comfortable, AC was cool, coffee and snacks. Bill was a lovely host and the dip in the pool was a great way to wake up in the morning. We will definitely recommend and return!
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Makenah Z.recommends
July 15, 2022
The Bunk House
So happy to be able to stay at this awesome little gem again on my way back from traveling out west. Bill is an 11/10 host!
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Dave G.recommends
July 14, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
A haven from the mundane world
From all the care evident in the design, decoration and accessories in this yurt, you get the sense that this has been a real labor of love for the owner, Bill. I wish I had more time to stay and enjoy this very special place, and I'd encourage you to book as much time as you can here! Thanks to Bill for creating such a beautiful, thoughtful and enjoyable haven away from the cares of the mundane world.
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Makenah Z.recommends
July 11, 2022
The Bunk House
Bunk House
Stopped here on the way to Colorado! Was great to be able to sleep on a mattress and have air conditioning, water, etc. Bill was a very gracious host! This place is a great find:)
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Brenden B.recommends
June 29, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
We had a wonderful time and had fun
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Linda H.recommends
June 19, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
My granddaughters and I had a wonderful time at the yurt. We spent a weekend there and did a few side trips. Visited Missouri State Penitentiary, and Rock Bridge Memorial State Park. We had ice cream at Central Dairy and went to Columbia to get pie from Peggy Jean’s. All was wonderful. Thanks Bill.
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Claire S.recommends
June 14, 2022
The Bunk House
Fun kitty friend!
We loved it! It was delightful and so homey. We loved cleopatra!!
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Christopher F.recommends
May 22, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
It was a beautiful relaxing yurt that had plenty of privacy. We got to enjoy the outdoors with plenty of modern comforts.
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Matthew K.recommends
May 18, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
The forest was beautiful and the Yurt was perfect.. Huge amounts of personality and very well kept. We majorly enjoyed this slice of Paradise and will definitely be coming back.
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Kt T.recommends
April 10, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Family Camping Trip!
We had such a wonderful experience this weekend! Bill was very accommodating, friendly and very helpful in making this an unforgettable trip! Our family loved the Yurt and the tent site. (Parents stayed in the Yurt, and we tent camped). Parents are not campers, but this met everyone's needs! The views were spectacular, tranquil and just very relaxing. I wish we could have stayed longer! Bill truly has a hidden gem and I will definitely be recommending this to friends (and will be going back myself). The Yurt is beautiful and as soon as you walk in, you get that "homey" feeling. The Yurt also has all the necessities you need. The outhouse is by far the best outhouse I have ever seen! There is a beautiful hiking trail down to the tent spot and just listening to the stream was so peaceful. There are also many hiking trails nearby! (We went out for a day hike at Mark Twain). Words can't even describe how happy the family was. Thank you so much, Bill!
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Tabitha S.recommends
March 29, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Magical and Amazing!
The yurt on this beautiful property is nothing short of Magical. It was so well maintained and the host was so amazing! We had everything we needed and we're blessed to spend time there. We will DEFINITELY be back!
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Linda H.recommends
March 21, 2022
The Bunk House
Perfect relaxing stay. Beautiful property.
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Travis B.recommends
February 15, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
The yurt is we an amazing experience, there is an absurd amount of detail put into it and having no tv honestly made it even better. You will not regret booking this place definitely worth the money. The pellet stove throws out some amazing heat. The 2 cats were my absolute favorite part. Good hot water heater to. Amazing little piece of land not to big but not to small and the yurt is located not to close but no to far from his house to. Gives you a little sense of privacy. Overall I will be back!!
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Alexis G.recommends
January 3, 2022
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Beautiful!
I camped here with two other friends and it could not have been more perfect! Bill had plenty of wood prepared for our arrival and the yurt was perfect. It was cozy and we had everything that we could have possibly needed. Even the outhouse is cool, which is not something I ever thought I would say! 10/10! Definitely recommend!
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L.A. B.recommends
November 3, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Relaxing two nights in the woods
My daughter and I had a wonderful time and definitely want to return for a longer stay. Bill was a wonderful and obliging host and the yurt was everything we were looking for and more. Bill even walked down and started a fire for us in the firepit. I would definitely recommend the Mystical Yurt to anyone who enjoys a woodland area ( but still close to a town ) and a fantastic abode that has comforting and special personal touches of the hosts throughout. The yurt was combination spiritual, chic and boho. The place just offers a very relaxing and peaceful ambiance. Five starts and more!
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Kaycie S.recommends
October 29, 2021
Comfy Cabin by the Pond.
Such a cozy, charming place to stay for the night. I had a lovely rainy morning waking up to the pond and forest that I watched from the big windows while sitting in the cozy armchair and enjoying the great tea selection provided!
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Tj B.recommends
October 24, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
The Mystical Yurt is a luxury escape from reality. We arrived during a fall rain storm and felt so at peace inside the yurt sitting beside the pellet fire/heater as the temperature dropped outside. The hosts were very hospitable and the yurt was well stocked. I highly recommend this spot.
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Jasmin M.recommends
October 18, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Beautiful and will be returning
Fantastic!!! Exceeded my expectations expectations.
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Samantha S.recommends
October 17, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Amazing and Relaxing.
My boyfriend and I had an amazing weekend getaway for his bday! Bill was such a free spirited man and soo kind! They were very responsive and catered to all of our needs super fast. The Yurt was beautifully designed And very welcoming. We relaxed as we planned. We will definitely be back soon!!! I would recommend this hidden gem to anyone.!
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Daniel L.recommends
October 7, 2021
Comfy Cabin by the Pond.
Nice good value
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Jena H.recommends
October 4, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Perfect spot to getaway from the hustle and bustle. This place has it all! Great ambiance in a beautiful setting. Wish I could have stayed more than one night; will definitely be visiting again.
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Sandra E.recommends
October 4, 2021
The Bunk House
Unique and sweet place. Nice size community firepit.The directions were great.Bill was quick to answer questions. The little goodies were an added plus. And the cat was a sweetie.
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Skip M.recommends
September 27, 2021
Mystical Yurt Floating in the Trees
Thank you!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our night at the Yurt. Wonderful property, quiet and relaxing. got a chance to meet Bill (he isn't intrusive, but he is available).
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