In the historic rivertown of Glasgow, Missouri, only one hill is the highest, and only one house presides at its summit, up a long, steep, paved laneway through towering trees. My wife and I spent $300 to stay there three nights. The view from the sprawling Victorian veranda has no equal within at least 50 miles: town, bridges, floodplain, bluffs, and the sharpest bend of the river in all its length. Awesome sunsets and a big night sky. The quiet is enough to make city-dwellers think they’ve gone deaf. A portrait of Sterling Price, antebellum Governor of Missouri and Major General of the Confederacy, hangs over the living-room fireplace. The house was built by his hotelier grandson, A. B. Price, at the turn of the twentieth century. Gary and Vivian Becker have restored it tastefully and authentically, furnishing it with period antiques. They are gracious hosts, attentive but unobtrusive. Splendid cooks, too; only the best hotels serve breakfasts as good as theirs. And fastidious housekeepers; the place is clean and uncluttered. There are three guest rooms, each with private bath. A rare find.