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Spirit Hill Guest House And Gardens With Breathtaking Missouri River View

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Four Queen Bedrooms With Private Baths, Lovely Gardens And Amazing River View.

Spirit Hill offers a home away from home for 2 to 8 guests. The contemporary red house is located on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River in Hermann, the most beautiful small town in Missouri. Just five blocks from the Historic District, Spirit Hill is a quiet retreat that's less than a 5-minute drive from anywhere in town - wineries, museums, restaurants, shops, wedding venues, marina, bike trail, Amtrak.

Spirit Hill accommodates a group of eight with four queen bedrooms, each with private bath. The home was recently remodeled for a fresh, contemporary feel.

If your group is smaller, other options are available. For a group of six, choose the Main Level, available as a complete package with 3 bedrooms and baths. Or choose the lower level Patio Suite for two. Please contact us for rates for these options.

There's plenty of parking upstairs and down. And the house is completely accessible, with a roll-in front door and one bedroom with a roll-in shower.

Whole House rental includes living/dining area, full kitchen and generous deck with gas grill. Coffee and tea supplies are provided, and biscotti snacks. Breakfast and all meals are up to you. The kitchen is fully stocked with pots, pans, dishes, and even spices.

Hosts are on-site in the lower level Innkeepers Suite to answer any needs you may have.

Each rental has its own separate entrance. We enjoy meeting you on arrival, but after that, the house is your own unless you need something. We're glad to suggest grocery locations, restaurants, wineries and activities if you like.

In operation for more than 12 years, we enjoy sharing Spirit Hill's comfortable spaces and beautiful views with our guests, some of whom have been joining us for many repeat visits.

If you're in town for a wedding, Spirit Hill accommodates the wedding party or multi-generations of family for a mini-reunion. Groups of friends, couples or singles, enjoy relaxing on the deck or around the dining table for meals, games and laughter.

More Details

Marsha Nyberg
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2017

About Marsha Nyberg

We happened on Spirit Hill one day when we were staying in a Bed & Breakfast in Hermann. The stunning river view stopped us in our tracks! And there was a 'For Sale' sign in the yard ... so three weeks later, Spirit Hill was ours! After six years of enjoying weekends in the charming historic town of Hermann, we were able to move in full time. We did a complete rehab and expansion based on meeting the needs of our guests. It resulted in a completely new look, four bedrooms with ensuite baths, a separate Innkeepers Suite, and a beautiful, rocky landscape with two small fish ponds and a waterfall. We love to share the beauty and benefits of the property and the town!

Marsha Nyberg purchased this house in 2000

Why Marsha Nyberg chose Missouri

Only a few homes in Hermann enjoy such a beautiful river view. Year round, it's satisfying to watch the river flow and to see the water rise and fall with the seasons. Views from inside and outside the house make Spirit Hill a truly special place.

What makes this house unique

Spirit Hill was remodeled to resemble a Swedish summer house, with red walls and white trim, as a nod to our family's Swedish roots. The light is an important feature of the house, with windows spreading light from front to back. Even after dark, Spirit Hill is a fine location to watch for shooting stars, away from city light pollution.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Hermann in Gasconade County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Village View - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Accessible, with handheld shower and shower seat.
    River View - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Charming small bath with triangular vanity and vessel sink.
    Starlight Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Copper sink, antique vanity, heated floor tiles.
    Patio Suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Oversized whirlpool and a separate tiled shower.
  • All bathrooms have fresh white towels, soap, shampoo, a hairdryer and a makeup mirror.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Village View Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Accessible room with accessible bathroom
    River View Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Overlooks deck and river with sliding door and private bath.
    Starlight Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Private entrance to deck, private balcony overlooking river.
    Patio Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Lower level with living area, sofa bed and kitchenette.
  • Each bedroom has a queen-sized bed with a hypoallergenic comforter, crisp white linens, four fluffy pillows, an afghan, and an ensuite bathroom with white towels, soap and shampoo, hairdryer and a makeup mirror.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • swimming
Housekeeping is provided before and after your stay. During your stay, maintenance of the home is up to you. If there is anything special you need, please let us know. Our innkeeper/gardener is often outside and enjoys sharing plant knowledge, seeds and seedlings with interested visitors. Small scale events are a possibility. Personal kayak tours and/or knitting lessons may be arranged directly with the innkeepers. Please discuss your wishes with us.


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Spirit Hill Guest House And Gardens With Breathtaking Missouri River View
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Great view. ADORABLE house.

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property. House was very clean. Owners were helpful and very nice! Trolley picked us up at house for wineries!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Couples Weekend Away

  • 5 of 5

Gary & Marsha could not have been any nicer, they have a gorgeous set up. There were four couples and we arrived on Friday and stayed until Sunday, spending most of our time by the bonfire out back and the kitchen table for many laughs at breakfast. Lots of laughs, wine, dancing and music...bonfire was a hit!! We will definitely book again. The trolley picked us up from the driveway and they even took us to pick up pizza to bring back to the house for dinner one night. Gary even gave us all seeds to some of his gorgeous flowers for us to plant once it is warmer. Thank you so much Gary & Marsha!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home and property

  • 5 of 5

Spirit Hill home and gardens were more than we expected. Marsha and Gary have created a beautiful getaway home. The property had beautiful gardens and overlooked the river. We spent both evenings enjoying the fire pit. We stayed in the main home and each couple had a bedroom and bath. The home was very clean and had a full kitchen with most everything you could need to cook. We would have loved to stay longer. The trolley came and picked us up and dropped us off at the end of the day. You would need a car to get there from town.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just as beautiful as pictures show!!!

  • 5 of 5

I would definitely stay here again. Accomodations were more than expected!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hidden gem of Hermann!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Spirit Hill could not be any better!! What wonderful hosts, Marsha and Gary! This is the gem of Hermann and I'd prefer to keep it a secret for selfish reasons because once word spreads of how fantastic of a getaway this place is it will be hard if not impossible to get it! Beautiful views and even more beautiful grounds and atmosphere inside and out. We are already ready to go back and stay. We can't even begin to put into words how relaxing and enjoyable our stay was but you'll just have to see for yourself. We believe that Marsha and Gary's accommodations will exceed your expectations. Priceless. Thank you Marsha and Gary!!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to have you and your family as our guests at Spirit Hill. Thanks for letting us share our special space. As you know, Gary is especially delighted when bits of his garden will find a new home with new friends like you.
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Beautiful home, view, and garden

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented this home along with 3 other couples, and our stay was amazing!! Every room in the house was impeccably clean, comfortable, and decorated beautifully. We loved that each bedroom had a bathroom in the room, so no one had to share a bathroom. The very best part of the house is the outdoor area. The river view is gorgeous, and the view of the hills out of the front of the house is equally as splendid. We took advantage of the massive deck, garden area, and fire pit during our stay. I would highly recommend planning on spending time outdoors if you book this home, you will thoroughly enjoy the serene surroundings. The location is also perfect. The home is located about 1 mile from the center of town, so it is super close to the wineries in the area yet just far enough out to be very peaceful and quiet. We will definitely rent this house again in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad you were able to enjoy some of the most special features of Spirit Hill. It's a pleasure for us to be able to share the lovely views and the gardens. You're most welcome to join us again!
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Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wings a'Blazin
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Loutre Shores Country Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wings a'Blazin
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Hermann, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.1%

Whole house rental is designed to sleep 8 guests graciously. There is a queen-sized sofa bed in the Patio Suite to accommodate two more, at an additional fee of $25 per night per extra guest. We are sorry, but we cannot accept reservations for more than 10 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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