Vintage Hill Farm – About the Farm
In The Area
Vintage Hill is located in the Boone's Lick area of central Missouri, a virtually undiscovered haven for the tourist. People here are friendly, prices are reasonable, and there are so many beautiful things to do while here why not take an extra day or two. A couple of our favorites:
Boone's Lick State Historic Site
Just up the road, then left on 187, is the Boone's Lick State Historic Site. Trails wind down to the spring where Daniel Boone's sons boiled water from the salty springs in huge pots to make salt. A few miles from there rolls the Missouri River. Drive on the backroads and see how the bottomland is returning to nature after the floods of 1993 and 1995.
If you head back to Hwy 87 and North you will find Glasgow, a quaint and scenic little river town with many old homes and nice shops. Stay at the Hilltop B&B with a spectacular view of the Missouri River, 660-338-2362, www.hilltopbandb.com.
East is Fayette, our county seat, with the historic courthouse square. Fayette is also home to Central Methodist College and the Ashby Hodge Art Gallery, (660) 248-3391. You can eat at Emmett's Kitchen and Tap, and browse the books at Possumhaw Antiquarian (660) 248-3351. Carolyn Sweet is the gardener and co-owner at Sweetbriar B&B (660) 248-1117 on Church Street.
Complete the circle back to New Franklin and stock up at a real quality small town butcher shop, Jennings Premium Meats (800) 210-6425.
Do not miss Snoddy's Store, since 1924, on your way back to Boonville. One of the few remaining family owned small general stores.
Across the bridge, over the Missouri River, is Boonville which is full of shops and small restaurants. A must visit and the closest hotel for Vintage Hill is the newly refurbished Hotel Frederick www.hotelfrederick.com It is located just at the end of the Boonslick Bridge and a treat awaits all who visit. Have a relaxing stay, bike or hike the Katy Trail and visit Vintage Hill on your way home.
Just 20 minutes east is the charming old town of Rocheport. You can stay at the Yates House B&B (573) 698-2129 or www.yateshouse.com and they will give you the details of the many fine antique shops while you stroll through their beautiful walled gardens. Richard Saunders Antiques (573) 698-3765 has a great courtyard garden in a beautiful old brick home.
You can't miss the Les Bourgeois Winery and Bistro (573) 698-2300 or www.missouriwine.com just a few miles out of town on the river bluffs. The view is as tantalizing as the food and is a great place to watch a sunset while overlooking the river.
Arrowrock and Blackwater
Head west to visit Arrowrock and Blackwater. Arrowrock has a state historic site as well as many interesting shops and buildings. The Lyceum Theatre is a great way to spend an evening.
Plan on touring award winning Blackwater's revitalized main street that serves as an example for many small towns to follow. The endearing people who have worked for this are a great example of the overwhelming good and beauty that can come from having your heart in the right place. Along with antique shops, there is the Choteau Garden located in what was a vacant storefront on Main Street.
Enjoy elegant overnight surroundings at The Iron Horse Inn (660) 846-3001 or have a relaxing meal at the Iron Horse Restaurant (660) 846-2011. Bonnie at City Hall (660) 846-4411 can give you other details and tell you when to catch a play at the West End Theater.
If heading home takes you eastward, we are only 30 minutes from Columbia. If its daylight to dark stop off at Shelter Insurance Gardens just off Ash and Broadway.
The University of Missouri (www.missouri.edu), has now been designated a Botanic Garden. The campus is alive with great plantings, including some innovative tropicals and annuals.
Thank you again for visiting, we hope to see you soon!
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