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Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
5 reviews

Popular amenities

Air Conditioning
Pet Friendly
Outdoor Space


Explore the area

Popular LocationMuseum of Missouri Military History10 min drive
Popular LocationOsage County Courthouse13 min drive
Popular LocationOsage Country Club15 min drive
AirportColumbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional)38 min drive

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    About this property

    Entire place

    You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

    Beautiful Country Home, Located on a Petting Zoo Near Historic Westphalia, MO

    Vacation home in Jefferson City with kitchen and patio
    This quaint ranch-style home is perfectly situated in the heart of Osage County. The home sleeps six (one queen bed, one full bed and two twin beds) and has one bathroom. Just 1/2 mile north of beautiful and historic Westphalia, MO, on Highway 63, the home is less than a few miles from several beautiful wedding venues (Kempker's Back 40, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Westphalia Lions Den and Knights of Columbus Hall), and will accommodate your family in comfortable surroundings. In the area for business? Quaker Windows, Diamond Dog Food and Elsevier are all nearby - and our home is much nicer than a hotel. Or -- do you like animals? The home is located on the property of Westphalia Trading Company's Petting Zoo. Even though the Zoo isn't open year round, special arrangements can be made any time to spend time with our animals. The home features: A large, comfortable living room Full kitchen - well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, full-sized refrigerator, stove and microwave -- everything you should need for your stay. Large utility room with washer and dryer and plenty of extra storage space, including clothes rack. Dining room with seating for six and a fully-stocked coffee bar Sun room with wicker couch and rocking chair Master bedroom on main level with queen bed Bathroom stocked with plenty of towels and washcloths The upstairs of the home is divided into two bedrooms. The larger of the two rooms is furnished with two twin beds and a small sitting area. The smaller room is furnished with a full size bed and a beautiful washstand and shelf. The upstairs has sloped ceilings on the sides, and the main part of the rooms have a clearance of 6'6". We call the home "Herman's House," named for Herman Brendel, the man who built it for his bride, Bernadette Koester, in the early 1960's. While we don't provide breakfast, we have several great options. You can always bring your own food and make use of the kitchen; just down the road is Joe's Market (a wonderfully fully-stocked grocery store with Hunt Brother's Pizza available); there is also the Eagle Stop with Godfather's Pizza; and Westphalia Pizza is located on Main Street. If you'd like something delicious and don't like to cook, give Desserts by Dianne a call at 573-619-2467 to check on availability. Dianne not only does desserts, she makes the most wonderful cinnamon rolls, quiches, parfaits and even caters full meals.
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.

    Property manager

    Julie Boeckmann
    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Dishwasher
    • Toaster
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker


    • 3 bedrooms
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower/tub combination
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • TV with cable/satellite service
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio


    • Washing machine and dryer


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board


    • Sleeps 6



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
    Minimum check-in age - 21


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    You will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions


    Pets allowed
    Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    About this area

    Jefferson City

    This vacation home is located in Jefferson City. Museum of Missouri Military History and Missouri State Penitentiary Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Osage Country Club and Oak Hills Golf Center.

    Visit our Jefferson City travel guide
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Museum of Missouri Military History - 10 min drive
    • Osage County Courthouse - 13 min drive
    • Osage Country Club - 15 min drive
    • Oak Hills Golf Center - 17 min drive
    • State Technical College of Missouri - 18 min drive

    Getting around

    • Jefferson City Station - 16 min drive
    • Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional) - 38 min drive

    Frequently asked questions

    Is this property pet-friendly?
    Yes, pets are allowed at this property.
    What time is check-in at this property?
    Check-in begins at 4:00 PM.
    What time is check-out at this property?
    Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
    Where is this property located?
    Situated in Jefferson City, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Museum of Missouri Military History, Osage County Courthouse, and Osage Country Club. Lincoln University of Missouri and Missouri State Penitentiary Museum are also within 16 mi (25 km).

    Guest reviews

    Overall score and ratings for Beautiful Country Home, Located on a Petting Zoo Near Historic Westphalia, MO

    5 reviews
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    5.0 out of 5 Excellent
      Beautiful and charming place

      We had so much fun at this place with the kids. The zoo is wonderful, the owner are very friendly, the house is the cutest and Missouri landscape are beautiful. So many great memories for the kids!

      5.0 out of 5 Excellent
        Herman's House Stay

        We traveled to the Jefferson City area for a friend's birthday, and the house was great. Julie was a great host, and the house was very cute and clean. We will definitely be back if in the area again.

        5.0 out of 5 Excellent
          Tranquility at the farm

          What a fun stay we had a Mother daughter get away and it was perfect. Close to shopping and eating and great home and farm to stay and relax. Loved loved loved petting all the fur babies. Thank you for such a great stay.

          5.0 out of 5 Excellent
            Cute Country Charm

            We absolutely loved our stay at this cute country home! Loved the antique feel of the place!

            4.0 out of 5 Good
              Country Charm

              Worked well with family. Cute with country antiques and some modern touches. Wish there was WiFi and more tv channels. Slept well. Easy access. Nice owners. Wish there was more than one bathroom but we managed.