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4 Haney Road, Rocky Mount, MO 65072   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Rocky Mount B&B and Inns
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

This place is even more lovely than the pictures! Wonderful hosts and food exceeded expectations. We did not want to leave. We really enjoyed the beautiful view of the lake and being able to swim and relax on the floaties they provide. We were there when it was 95 degrees but still got in the hot tub early in the morning because it was so inviting with her beautiful flowers and landscaping and lakeview. Definitely the place to stay if making the trip to this area!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

When deciding where to stay in a place you've never been you can only count on the pictures that are presented on websites....we picked the Garden House because of the gorgous pictures. When we arrived and walked into the place that we had already deemed gorgous all we could say is "this place is more than we ever could imagine"....gorgous times 100! We met Lil who could not be more pleasant...we were shown around the entire home....introduced to Doug...they in unison asked us what we were wanting to do...what were we looking forward to doing. They answered with suggestions in detail that included the why's and why nots...the reasons to and not to...where we decided to go based on the opinions turned out exactly how they said it would...perfect. The mornings were served with a gourmet breakfast that are out of this world....prepared by Lil and/or Doug. Each morning, day, night were more than what we have ever expected. We now return once or twice a year...by ourselves and with other another couple or couples depending on the occasion. If we had our choice...we would never leave. Thank you!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Having stayed at the large complexes at the Lake multiple times, we decided to opt for a more private venue and personal experience. The Garden House did not disappoint. I viewed all of the pictures online and was elated to find they were an honest representation of the property. The rooms in the house are on two floors (main level and lower level) and are intentionally separated so that no two rooms share a wall. The larger of the rooms offers an in-room jacuzzi bath though all rooms have access to a lakeside hot tub. All rooms face south and have views of the lake. Admittedly, I'm particular, and I probably notice details others don't. The immaculate condition of the property, both inside and out, impressed me immediately. I would note that it is requested that one leave one's shoes at the door. For that reason, a pair of slippers or golf socks are nice to pack. The temperature of the room was perfect though I prefer a cold bedroom at night and wonder how it is regulated in the winter. The service was very unobtrusive. Somehow, Lil always knew when to be present and when to provide privacy. If early morning sunlight awakens you, don't be discouraged by the southern exposure of the rooms. There were shades on the windows that provided a barrier and you can always pray for rain. The Orchid Room is situated next to the communal gathering part of the house and above the pool table room and tv. The Rose Room is next to the kitchen. They are not soundproof but their location did not hinder our rest. The rooms on the lower level were smaller. Handicap accessibility might be difficult on the main level because one has to go down steps from the outside to get to the entrance. I would recommend asking the proprietor her opinion before assuming she can accommodate your needs. The quality china and crystal added to the inviting ambience, and breakfast will fill you until dinner. Unless you are familiar with lake property, you might be surprised by the remoteness of the location. Be prepared for a steep descent down the road to the property and winding roads to get to there. Eight miles does not take eight minutes to drive. We chose this B&B because of its proximity to St. Louis and nearby four star restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We booked this wonderful bed & breakast just by chance and ended up finding the perfect place to stay when visiting Lake of the Ozarks. The B&B provided everything you look for in a B&B....large rooms, large private bathroom, walk in shower, closet space, flat panel tv, dvd player,ceiling fan, decorated very tastefully and of course, the VIEW. Right on the water. Did I mention the hot tub that was available or the chocolate covered strawberries for each room, access to a refrigerator, ice machine, freezer (for ice cream), microwave, etc. The owners were so very accommodating and there if you needed anything. I haven't even mentioned the gourmet breakfasts on our own deck each morning. You will not be disappointed in staying at The Garden House Bed & Breakfast. By the way, our Garmin GPS took us right to the front door with no problem. We certainly will be back again and again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

I had great time and really enjoy the way we were treated, The food was good the room was very clean and the owners are very nice people can't wait to visit again! Next time I'm going to visit in the fall.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lake Ozark, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012 via mobile

We have been staying at the Garden House BnB for the last ten years! There is no reason to look elsewhere as Doug and Lil are two of the nicest, most accommodating people we have met anywhere in the world! They treat you like royalty but yet give you your privacy if that is what you require. They have always gone out of their way to make our stays enjoyable and relaxing. In another review something was mentioned about how they felt regarding your financial status. In all the times we have been there and sent many of our friends there, NO ONE HAS EVER mentioned even the slightest HINT of that being the case. Truly if you can't get along with Doug and Lil I suspect you can't get along with anyone!
This place is definitely a diamond among rocks at the Lake of the Ozarks, and one not to be missed!
OUTSTANDING in every way!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was our first stay at this B & B and let me tell you it was WONDERFUL! My husband and myself had no complaints except maybe that we had to leave! The house is beautiful it is very well kept inside and out. All the rooms have a beautiful patio overlooking the lake which we had breakfast on each morning. The breakfasts were delicious, Lill is a wonderful cook and host. When we first arrived Lill gave us a tour of the house and showed us to our room and even gave us some suggestions for dinner. We will be back for sure and we will be recommending this B & B to all of our friends and family!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4 Haney Road, Rocky Mount, MO 65072
Location: United States > Missouri > Lake of the Ozarks > Rocky Mount
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Rocky Mount
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Premiere Bed & Breakfast at Lake of the Ozarks. Where Romance Blossoms! The finer things in life await you and your loved one at The Garden House Bed & Breakfast. Your accommodations will surpass your expectations from the finest linens and china to the gourmet food and fantastic views of Lake Ozark. We offer massages, and boat rides available to some of the best restaurants the lake has to offer, from casual to fine dining. ... more   less 
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The Garden House Bed & Breakfast Lake Of The Ozarks, MO - Rocky Mount

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