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Keener Spring Cottage on Black River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Spring House at Keener Spring sits on a bluff overlooking beautiful Black River in the Ozark Foothills. Keener Spring is one of the largest privately owned springs in the country emitting 27,800,000 gallons per day. The spring and the unique, water filled Keener Cave are the focal points of the 65 acre property. There are numerous places including our gravel bar within walking distance to BBQ, picnic, or just relax in the sunshine with your favorite beverage.

Should you tire of watching our resident wildlife or listening to the rush of the spring, a large deck awaits your morning coffee or afternoon happy hour. You will not get bored during your stay at Keener Spring, there is much to do.

Float trips from Markham Springs or Bradley Hammer can be arranged. Clearwater Lake and Lake Wappapello are nearby for additional water activities.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

About Robin

We moved to Keener Springs in 2004 for the summer and loved it so much we sold our home in Poplar Bluff that Christmas! We have lived here ever since and opened to the public in 2010!

Robin purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Robin chose Missouri

This property has been in my husband's family since the 1970's and has been such an integral part of his upbringing. He camped here during the summer as a kid and worked here during the summers as he got older. We work here today as a family!

What makes this cottage unique

In the 1920's, 30's, & 40's Keener Springs was nationally known as a vacation resort where such named entertainers as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey & Guy Lombardo appeared. In the 1950's and 60's the resort was a familyl favorite and would remind us today of the movie Dirty Dancing.

Over the years the cottages have been used by vacationers to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air and pure water the Ozark Foothills has to offer!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Williamsville in Wayne County

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • resort
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • swimming
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Keener Spring Cottage on Black River
average rating of 4.8 based on 10 reviews

Breathtaking, beautiful property with a natural spring, cave and river; We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Keener Springs for two nights, while traveling to another destination, and were amazed by this beautiful property. We enjoyed exploring the Keener Cave, hanging out by the Keener Spring, looking at the Black River from the large deck on our cabin, taking our dogs for long walks, pushing our children on the tire swing and making friends with the family who owns this remarkable place.

The cabin had everything we needed and we never left the property once during our stay.

We saw turtles by the cave, had hummingbirds visit us on the deck, watched little lizards play and were amazed by all of the beautiful butterflies in the area...so much beauty everywhere you look!

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely property Robin and Lee! Also, please tell your girls that our kids said, "Hi" and we hope they received their post card.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkwood, Missouri

Right on the river with all you really need.

  • 4 of 5

The obvious best part of Robin's property is its proximity to the Black River and springs. My old college friends and I spent a day wandering the surrounding area and sitting in camp chairs in the river, enjoying the sights and each other's company.

The property was all we really needed for a weekend away, meaning it had what it should've had. We were able to cook for every meal with the amenities in the kitchen. The deck traversing the entire back of the house overlooking the river made for a stunning morning coffee. The bathroom was a little rickety and the refrigerator was probably older than us, but for a weekend with friends, it worked. Anyway, the priority was absolutely the river!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a GREAT time at the river. Peaceful, beautiful setting with very friendly owners and staff.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great getaway

  • 5 of 5

beautiful place to stay, the home was clean, had everything we needed, peaceful place, we had lots of fun

  • Review Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent an October weekend in the Spring House and we were very happy with the accommodations. The views were spectacular and the fall foliage was perfect. If you're interested in hiking or biking, there are also a number of parks and trails located a short distance from Keener Spring. We had a very quiet, peaceful and relaxing weekend away. I highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I l stayed for our 10th Anniversary and it was everything we had hoped it would be. Loved the beautiful springhouse, so clean and home away from home. I cried when we left, but knowing we will be back seemed to make it easier. Place to have plenty of peace and quiet and when we wanted to go have fun did so by floating down river. Owners are so helpful and friendly. We ate at Coltons on the way down and back, which we love also. Everyone there and in nearby towns were so friendly. Can't remember(sorry)were we ate a wonderful breakfast in a very tiny town,but was GREAT!!!! Thanks to everyone, and we shall return!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

This lovely, wooded setting serves as the perfect background for all your favorite outdoor activities.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Williamsville, USA

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per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.5

There is a pet fee in the amount of $25 per day per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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