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An award-winning, Tuscan themed, all suite-style, AAA Three-Diamond hotel. Each guestroom features plush bedding; seating area with love seat; lounge chair; coffee table; 42-inch HDTV; desk; and a large bathroom.
Guests may relax in the spacious breakfast room and enjoy a free, hot breakfast with scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, and Belgian waffles. Also, fresh-made chocolate chip cookies are served Monday through Thursday afternoons. Complimentary USA Today available in the lobby.
Located three miles from the Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion, the historic Missouri State Penitentiary, Lincoln University, and many government offices. Columbia Regional Airport is 25 miles.
An historic railroad hotel located near the confluence of the Osage and Missouri Rivers in the town of Bonnots Mill. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.
Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.
Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large dining area. Choose from farm fresh eggs, locally produced breakfast meats, hash browns, pancakes and fruit.
Painted Rock Conservation Area consists of 1,480 acres. The Osage River intersects the property along the western boundary. Breathtaking views are offered from the Scenic Trail at two boardwalks and other locations. The forest contains six ponds, which are managed primarily for wildlife, and Clubhouse Lake. The lands show evidence of occupation by American Indians as early as 9,000 years ago. An Indian burial cairn, located along Osage Scenic Bluff trail, was constructed between 500 and 1,500 years ago. Area activities include bird watching, camping, fishing, hiking and hunting.
Country memories are made here. This off-the-beaten-path retreat provides seclusion in the wooded hills with private access to the Gasconade River. The setting attracts nature lovers, fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers and bird watchers. Scenic, wooded environment. Three modern cottages for family vacations or couples retreats. Two rustic ol' time cabins are nestled in the forest. Accommodations have scenic vistas and are secluded well apart from one another. Child and pet friendly. Private river access with canoes provided.
Plenty of room to roam. A place to discover! Bring your camera.
This is the official website of Welcome to Osage County and the Osage County Agritourism Council. This website features news articles and a list of events (including church picnics held throughout the year) along with details about family farms, Conservation Areas, museums, churches, points of interest and historic sites.
Cities in Osage County include: Chamois, Morrison, Linn, Frankenstein, Loose Creek, Westphalia, Meta, Freeburg, Belle, and Bland. Natural features include the Osage and Gasconade rivers (the Missouri River also borders the county), as well as Painted Rock Conservation Area and Smokey Waters Conservation Area. The northwestern edge of Osage County is approximately 15 minutes from the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.
The Osage County Agritourism Council is made up of business owners, educational experts, family farmers and other volunteers from Osage County. The goal of the council is to build Osage into one of the first counties in Missouri with an organized Agritourism effort.
The Westphalia Inn is located in a 1930s hotel, in the German town of Westphalia, 16 miles southeast of Jefferson City. The Inn serves dinners of pan-fried chicken, Burgers country ham and German pot-roast made from their own farm-raised American-Kobe beef (family-style and plated); plus sandwiches. Entrees are accompanied by hand-mashed potatoes, green beans, gravy, slaw, fresh-baked bread and a selection of desserts.
Reservations can be made on the website.
Upstairs, the Norton Room (and outdoor deck) is the official wine-tasting room for their Missouri grown wines from Westphalia Vineyards. It also serves full bar choices and appetizers. Watch the newsletter to learn about special events in the Norton Room.
The Inn is available for private functions, by reservation.
U.S. 63 Itinerary Part I
Take a trip from the northern section of Missouri to its southern border on this scenic route.
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