The Gathering Place
A Log Home Retreat in Nevada, MO
Welcome to The Gathering Place Retreat! My hope is that you will find our retreat a place to pull away from your cares and busy lives for a quiet time of rest and reflection. A time to draw closer to our Creator and a time to quiet your soul in a country setting enjoying the simple pleasures of life. And whether it’s watching the early morning mist rising off the pond, rocking on the front porch while watching the deer and other wildlife, hiking the trail around the pond hoping to catch a glimpse of the Blue Heron or Crane that regularly flies about, fishing the stocked pond, or simply sitting on the dock in quiet reflection; we specialize in keeping life simple. This is a place where you can listen to the silence and count the stars all the while enjoying the comforts and conveniences we all have come to enjoy.
The Gathering Place was built in 1999 out of Spruce logs and is nestled in the trees in the center of 80 acres in rural Southwest Missouri. We are only 8 miles from the junction of two major highways and within 90 miles of the Kansas City, Missouri area, making us a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer a beautiful log home with wooded privacy—a perfect retreat from the whirlwind of busy lives.
Our Master Suite is on the ground floor with a queen size bed and spacious adjoining bath. You can feel your cares slipping away as you step into the jetted tub for a relaxing soak or you can choose to take a quick shower.
The Loft Suite is upstairs and overlooks the dining room and great room below. This suite also contains two private rooms with queen size beds and a shared bath. The Loft Suite has one additional queen size bed and one antique full size bed in the outer loft area and is perfect for those small retreat groups, girls weekend away, parties or small family reunions. Because of liability issues concerning our open loft area and young children we cannot accept reservations with children under the age of twelve. Thank you for your understanding.
Because we only take reservations on a whole house basis our guests have total access to the kitchen, dining room and great room as well as sleeping rooms during your stay. You will also find our kitchen is furnished with everything you need to prepare your meals during your stay or enjoy the convenience of our local restaurants. A BBQ grill is located on the grounds. Come visit us, kick your shoes off and enjoy some time relaxing in the country!
The Gathering Place Retreat Center, located within driving distance of Kansas City, Springfield and Joplin, MO and Fort Scott, Kansas is the perfect place for those seeking a romantic getaway, those wanting a quiet retreat in the country away from the noise of the city, or even for the corporate traveler wanting more than just a hotel. We also cater to the parents and families of our own local Cottey College for young women and will gladly accommodate those needing extended stays with special rates. Call us for availability!
We do have a private apartment in the basement of the Lodge and at times may be in and out as we take care of the grounds or feed the chickens but as we live in town you will rarely see us. But we are only a phone call away if you need anything.
The safety of our guests is of utmost importance to us and because we have additional cabins on our grounds we do have multiple Blink security cameras operating at all times. Both our cabin and guest house have those staying for extended stays and may work nights and sleep days so we ask that no unregistered guests be on the grounds without prior approval and that quiet hours be observed after ll:00 p.m.
Come join us and let your stress and cares slip away during your stay at our off-the-beaten-path country retreat. Here you will find no schedules, no interruptions and no alarm clocks. We trust the combination of friendly people, warm hospitality and peaceful surroundings in a beautiful log home, will make your stay with us one you will remember always. Then we will know we are truly a success. We look forward to welcoming you at our Log Home in the country!
Rent Our Cabin
We also have a cabin for rent on the property, It’s the perfect place for traveling nurses or those needing a short term rental for a few months. It is totally furnished just like a motel but located in the country. Our short term rental rate is $1200.00 a month. Call 417-321-4576 for more info.
We have two RV hookups now available to rent by the month for $350.00 plus electric. Call 417-321-4576 to reserve your spot.