Gallatin, Mo was our destination and the stay at the Arbor House was a wonderful finish to our trip from the west coast. It is hard to add anything to the glowing reviews already written about this place. Gail escorted us to the Garden Room, showed us where everything was located, including the welcome basket in the refridgerator. You truly feel like you are staying in someone's home. Hospitality is key and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Our room was large and had anything you could possibly need.
There is no continental breakfast, but since we travel with a well appointed cooler, we were able to add to the lovely fruit and cinnamon rolls provided. Placemats on the table added another homey touch.
The room was sparkling clean, and Gail shared with us that she tells her housekeepers to make the room look as if no one had been there before. This goal is certainly accomplished.
Do not let the outside of this place deter your visit. The back faces the street corner and doesn't look especially appealing. Go around to the front and you are pleasantly surprised by the lovely patio. Also, be aware, this is an Amish community and the local grocery is closed on Sunday as is many other businesses. Plan ahead and you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arbor House Country Inn is located in the Amish town of Jamesport in the rolling hills of Northwestern Missouri. We provide relaxing and elegant rooms in a rustic setting. Our outdoor decks and shade trees provide excellent gathering areas when groups book the Inn. Each accommodation has its own character and is decorated with a theme. Microwaves and small refrigerators are located in each of the 4 smaller units. We have satellite television and flat screen T.V.S in each unit. THE COTTAGE: The 1500 sq. Ft. Cottage (built in 1915 and completely rennovated by Amish craftwmen in 1998) features a full kitchen with all dishes and eating utensils, cooking bowls, pots & pans, dishwasher, trash compactor, microwave, Stainless refrigerator and stove w/oven. The open style main room contains the kitchen, dining room, and living room, and original hardwood floors. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as an old-fashioned covered porch. The cottage sleeps 8 with 2 King sized beds and 4 Twin beds. INN ROOMS: The Hunter Room accommodates 2 people and has a King sized natural cedar log bed and couch. The Prairie Rose Room accommodates up to 4 people and has a Queen sized pineapple bed and day bed with trundle. It is decorated with a floral theme. The Rustic Suite accommodates up to 6 people, and has 3 bedrooms, one of which is a loft bedroom, and 1 bathroom. There are King sized, Queen sized and Full sized beds. The Garden Room accommodates 2 people and has a King sized bed, "car-siding" on part of the room, and has a full bathroom. This room is separated from the other 3, and is our newest room. ... more less