Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Granny's Country Cottage

In September, I had the pleasure to stay the night at Granny's Country Cottage in northern Missouri. Owners Jack and Donna Thieme's first adventure into the bed-and-breakfast world by opening Donna's childhood farm home.

In July, they finished converting their 4,000-bushel grain bin into a two-story bed-and-breakfast. The 700-square foot home is fully finished and furnished with a kitchen, sitting area and dining area on the main floor. Follow a curvy set of stairs up to the second floor to find a queen-sized bed and full bathroom.

Both homes are decorated in the rural, country theme and a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle to relax.

Jack and Donna Thieme make each guest's stay memorable by providing a comforting atmosphere and great meals from homemade ingredients.

Read more in the online edition at: http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ruralmissouri/201211/#/29/OnePage

To book a night's stay, visit: http://www.grannyscountrycottage.info/


The grain bin or "Round House" is located on a small farm property in Linn County. A nearby farm pond and picturesque scenery provide for a peaceful weekend.

Jack and Donna Thieme opened the Round House in July. It took a team of workers including several of Jack and Donna's grandkids, 5 months to convert the grain bin to a place to stray.

The first floor features a living room setting with a pull-out couch.

The other side of the first floor features a dining area and kitchen. 

A homemade meal by Jack and Donna that included pot roast, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffed peppers and homemade rolls.

Follow the winding stairs up to the second floor to find a queen-sized bed with a bent-willow headboard made by Jack and Donna's son, Lin.

The Round House at night with a peaceful, country sky.

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