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Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast

11178 Highway 72 , Ironton, MO 63650 USA (Show map)
92 Reviews
$149 - $199
per night

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A private getaway bed and breakfast in the heart of Missouri's Arcacia Valley, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, scenic sightseers or those just wanting a peaceful country escape. This delightful farmhouse, built in 1908, is located just 2 miles outside of town. A bubbling creek runs behind the house and can be viewed close up with a short walk to The Low Water Bridge. Enjoy the many area attractions, such as the antique shops, carriage rides, Fort Davidson, Elephant Rocks, Taum Sauk Mountain, Johnson's Shut-Inns, Black River float trips and the Ozark Trail.

Rooms & Rates

Amish Room

Most of the furniture in this room was custom made and handcrafted by the Amish. The unique wrap-around queen size bed is the focus of this room. A hand crafted quilt "Star Gazing" adorns it.
Pictures of the Amish country in Seymour, MO. are displayed on the walls. There are Amish dolls and hats in the room as well as a book on the history of Amish people for your perusal.
But unlike the Amish, we have cable TV with premium channels such as HBO & Stars, VCR, DVD and High speed internet in room.
The deluxe bathroom features an oversize Jacuzzi tub, a spa shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149/$149

Rhett's Suite

Rhett's Suite consists of a sitting room, a bedroom, an adjacent bathroom and a private porch which can be accessed by either the bedroom or the sitting room. It sleeps up to four people. The suite is equipped with a thermostat so that you can adjust the temperature to your likeness.
The sitting room is equipped with a 42-inch-flatscreen TV, DVD. Cable TV. The sitting room also has a desk with access to high speed internet and a queen size sleeper.
The bedroom is furnished with a king size bed. The room is decorated in red, pink, lavender and purple.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169/$169

The Butterfly Room

This first floor room features an Amish style queen size bed. The desk & other furnishings are also handcrafted by the Amish. Antique butterfly quilts serve as wall hangings. Cable TV & a DVD player are available for your use.
The private bathroom has an oversized jet tub in the bay window & a seperate spa shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149/$149

Scarlett's Hideaway

Romantic getaway with private entrance. Fresh flowers & a bottle of bubbly come with the room. Real wood burning fireplace, oversize Jacuzzi tub, flatscreen TV, loveseat, double spa shower, mini fridge, microwave & Flavia machine, king size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199/$199

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.5
  • Value4.1
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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Plain and Fancy Review

4.8 on March 26, 2014

Excellent stay

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for visiting with us !!!

Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast

3.8 on February 26, 2014

Very nice stay. Clean rooms. Ruth works her tail off.

Innkeeper Response
I'm glad your stay was pleasant. The work is the most enjoyable that I have ever done!!!

Rathgeber February 16, 2014 stay

5 on February 20, 2014

Wonderful get away, great service, food and location. We will be back!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much. I am glad you enjoyed yourselves and I am glad I got to meet you. I hope to see you again soon!!

Highly recommend

5 on December 18, 2013

Unique property with beautiful grounds. The rippling creek is awesome in the hot tub. Very satisfied and impressed. Would take hwy 67 to hwy 72 instead of 221 because 221 has a couple turns that are easily passed which is a stressful ride. 67 to 72 is easy and gorgeous!

Innkeeper Response
Yes, Hwy 67 To Hwy 72 is a little farther but a beautiful scenic drive that makes it worth while. I am so happy that in the middle of winter you were able to enjoy our area and take time to gaze at the stars that are incredible at this time of year! Thanks for visiting and hope you come back in the summer!

Wonderful getaway in the Arcadia Valley

4.4 on November 14, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Plain and Fancy. Our room was neat and tidy, and not a lot of fru-fru, which made him very happy. Our hostess was very endearing, and our breakfast was delicious and just enough. We felt very welcome and at home.

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Location Type

Cattle & Horse Property, Creek runs along property, Countryside, Ranch, Small town, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 110 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Trail Rides & Horse Boarding, Ozark Trail, Elephant Rocks, Fort Davidson, Johnson Shut-ins, Taum Sauk Mountain, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Float Trips, Trail Rides, Walking Paths, Antique Shops, Horse Boarding, Historic Civil War Site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Working Ranch

On-site amenities

CD player, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Hot Tub, Swimming Pool, Patio with Fire Pit, Wedding Gazebo

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Float Trips, Trail Rides, Walking Paths, Antique Shops, Horse Boarding, Historic Civil War Site, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3-5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Children always welcome in cottages. Please ask for house.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Up to 2 pets in cottages. One pet in Scarlett's Hideaway

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekend and special events in valley require a 2 night minimum.
  • Deposit Amount Required: Mastercard, Visa, Discover and American Express accepted
  • Cancellations: One night deposit including taxes is required when the reservation is made. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 14 days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. This will assure that you will only pay the standard $35 cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 14 days’ notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a partial refund may be made. If you are not able to keep your reservation, you will be permitted a one- time rescheduling only if you call 14 days prior to your arrival. There is a charge of $35 to reschedule your stay. We regret that early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be accommodated due to cleaning schedule. Check-in between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you are running late, don’t worry—we can leave instructions in the mailbox on the side of the house—just give us a call, please! Check-out time is 11 a.m. Smoking is restricted to outside designated area only. We regret that we are not handicap or wheelchair accessible. Inquire about children. Small pets welcome for guests staying in Scarlett’s Hideaway.



Ruth Turner

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  • Time Served: 9 AM
  • Serving Location: Outside Patio, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Banana Split Pancake
A six inch chocolate chip German style pancake topped with a homemade strawberry sauce, whipped topping, fresh banana and strawberry slices with nuts and chocolate shavings.


Details Diamond Collection

11178 Highway 72 , Ironton, MO 63650 USA (Show map)

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