The Willows is an 1800 sq. foot retreat cabin on a private 28 acre stocked lake nestled in the middle of 160 acres of rolling grassland. We use it for getting away, recharging, walking, and fishing. The sprawling parklike landscape is ideal for outdoor events such as weddings, church picnics or family reunions, and with the cabin make for a great setting for a day long corporate or board planning retreat. There is a boat slip available for your complimentary use. This cabin features open floor plan and plenty of windows for stunning views of the property. A spacious deck provides flexibility for indoor/outdoor parties.
There is an outdoor pit for bonfires, and a gas fired charcoal barbeque. The kitchen features Amana appliances and an entertainment bar. Decorations change seasonally with a country/rustic theme. There is forced A/C and heat throughout and a franklin stove in the bedroom, which also houses the large screen television and foosball table. The main room boasts the kitchen and dining area, large professional billiards table and a large native stone fireplace complementing a twin sleeper and smaller TV. The billiards table converts to a conference table with an oak topper. The shower is spacious and full tile. We have dual receiver/DVR Dish network so two programs can be viewed in separate rooms at the same time. Sleep well on a full bed, Lazy Boy queen sofa sleeper with air mattress, a twin sleeper and two couches. It sleeps 6-7 if couches are used, 5 if not. Air mattresses and sleeping bags are available for that extra sardine in the group.Meal options: 1) bring your own food (we recommend buying in Kirksville or Memphis as local convenience store is limited) 2) We have engaged a number of local chefs and caterers to accommodate a variety of needs….from pig roast to elegant 5 course dinner. 3) Your entire stay’s dining precooked and ready to serve with minimal effort. We have been working with a local former restaurateur for food options, if you would like to have some or all of your meals pre-cooked and in the fridge. Another option is pre-selected tasty food from Schwan's, stocked in the fridge/freezer for your no-hassle preparation. Additional charges will apply for options 2 or 3. The Willows will ‘bend’ to customize any hybrid of the above in order to satisfy your needs.