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Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast

11178 Highway 72 , Ironton, MO 63650 USA (Show map)
102 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
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.6

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Wonderful stay in Ironton!

4.8 on July 30, 2014

My time at Plain and Fancy was wonderful, relaxing. Tom and Brenda were gracious hosts and helped with anything I needed.

blessed stay

5 on July 17, 2014

They provided all the extras. We stayed at other B & B's on our visit...same or more expensive, but not as good of quality.

Weekend Getaway

4.8 on July 07, 2014

We had a great time horseback riding, and was pleased to be close to Elephant Rock park and Johnsons Shut - In State Park.

Great little weekend getaway

5 on June 25, 2014

Stayed here a Fri and Sat night to take in local attractions. Arrived very late, had called ahead, and they left my room key and a welcome note in their mailbox. We stayed in Scarlett's Hideaway so had a private entrance. The room was very modern, the whirpool tub in one corner with a fantastic seperate bath that included a very large two person spa shower. Bed was perfect firmness and the room had everything promised. Fireplace (which we didn't use) and couch were there, along with a small fridge containing a few complimentary soft drinks. They had our requested bottle of wine, two glasses and a fresh basket of flowers which my gf loved. Meals were served in central dining, great company from the innkeeper and food was fantastic. Will definitely be back...highly recommended. Just like name implies: a little plain, and a little fancy. Both in equal measure. Oh stables right next door, good time riding as well. Very convenient.

Great place to star

4.8 on June 16, 2014

My sister and I really enjoyed our time here. We stayed in the Amish room, which was absolutely adorable and we were pleasantly surprised my the home baked cookies! The caretaker made us a delicious breakfast the following morning and gave us some helpful information about places we should visit. Although we didn't use the pool or hot tub, they were well maintained and had it been hotter we definitely would have taken a dip! This place is close to all of the areas attractions such as elephants rock park and the Johnson shut ins. This is a lovely little gem of a bread and breakfast and we would definitely come back here again.

Plain & Fancy-Nothing plain about this wonderful Inn!

4.8 on June 10, 2014

My wife and I spent two nights recently at Plain & Fancy and had a truly wonderful experience! A friendly innkeeper, exceptional food (so good that we bought the cookbook that they offered!) and a clean, spacious and comfortable room all combined to make our weekend pleasant from start to finish. Ruth, our innkeeper, was also a great guide to local restaurants and attractions. We changed our plans based on her recommendations and were so glad we did. By the end of the weekend, we felt that we had really seen the area and gotten a feel for the rich history, natural beauty and the warm, friendly local population; all in all it was an enjoyable trip that we would recommend to anyone. The only suggestion we would make is to ask about the bathroom set up before reserving. We had a wonderful suite, but the bathroom was smaller than we like and clean, but dated. As we toured the other rooms, most had newer, larger bathrooms (some with whirlpool tubs or double sinks that ours did not have) that we might have preferred. A VERY minor thing, but worth checking out. Highly recommend Plain & Fancy!

Spring Vacation

5 on May 23, 2014

This B & B was fabulous! It was everything and more! The home is very clean and inviting. The breakfast was wonderful and the running creek behind the house was peaceful. I can't wait to come back and go horse back riding.


4.8 on April 27, 2014

Great hospitality, clean rooms, awesome facilities and beautiful surroundings. Definitely recommend this place to anyone that is looking for a beautiful relaxing getaway!!

Wonderful B&B, Great Location & Excellent Breakfast

5 on April 23, 2014

This was our first time staying in a Bed and Breakfast and it was a great place. The location was perfect for the activities we had planned, the room was beautiful, the breakfast was superb and the inn keeper was sweet, friendly, courteous and we felt like she was our friend when we left.

wonderful getaway destination

4.6 on April 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Plain & Fancy B&B! The location is perfect to take in all the local sights/parks. The stream that flows behind the house is wonderfully relaxing to watch/listen to. The food was delicious and we enjoyed everything about our stay here.

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Location Type

Creek runs along property, Cattle & Horse 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, Johnson Shut-ins, Ozark Trail, Elephant Rocks, Fort Davidson, Taum Sauk Mountain, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Working Ranch, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

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, Trail Rides, Walking Paths, Float Trips, Historic Civil War Site, Horse Boarding, Antique Shops, 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.



Hot Deal

Butterfly Room Special 1/2 off second Night

Regular Rate: $298 now $223.50 (25% Savings:)

Book Butterfly Room any week night Sunday thru Thursday and get half off second night. Not good with any other offer or promotion.

expires Wednesday

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

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