From the moment we arrived, I knew that this was the perfect place to get away for some peace and quiet. The drive out to the countryside cottage takes you along winding Ozark roadways through picturesque homesteads and grazing land (there's even Bison!). The family farmhouse sits atop a knoll flanked by magnificent hardwoods. Behind the house is perhaps the property's most enchanting feature, a nice wooden dock overlooking a pond (a vibrant native habitat in its own right) affording unparalleled views of the night sky (I work at a planetarium, I should know). Inside I was immediately reminded of my own country grandmother's home. The home is thoughtfully and tastefully adorned with photographs and memorabilia that hearken back to the first half of the twentieth century and pay touching tribute to the family's former matriarch, so emblematic of her generation. If you had (or have) a country grandmother from the "Greatest Generation," then you'll immediately feel "at home" here. The house has been fully updated and has all the amenities advertised. The rooms are cozy and well-appointed. The amber-toned century-old exposed hardwood floors and walls featured in the bedrooms lend an uncommon warmth and charm. I slept like a baby here. During daylight hours, the front porch quickly became the favorite spot. Expansive views of rolling farmland, fresh breezes, the baying of distant cattle, and the music of songbirds made the choice a simple one. The only problem with my stay was the duration - I didn't stay as long as I should have. I would love to stay again sometime for longer and recharge!