Reasonably close to Springfield, this property is in the rolling countryside. A beautiful and large building, rooms were well-appointed, as well as generous common spaces. The hospitality and breakfast were certainly in the upper tier of similar properties. We were only there one night-wish I could have explored the grounds/immediate area more. This place is highly recommended as a veteran bed and breakfast traveler.
Another fabulous quilt retreat at Blackberry Creek. Mark and Dixie are the ultimate hosts, go beyond and above to make sure everything is ok with you. Mark makes the most amazing breakfasts each morning. He has the room set up to your liking. The beds are wonderful and it is so peaceful and beautiful. I highly recommend this for a retreat or just a place for r and r. Once there you will return.
We have used Blackberry Retreat for a women’s gathering for the past 3 years. The venue locations, venue itself, rooms and food are all amazing. Mark & Dixie are the kindest most hospitable hosts and our visits here never disappoint. The food served is beyond belief in taste and presentation. This is one of Springfield’s best gems and I highly recommend it to all.
I can’t brag on this place enough! As a group of quilters who meet here annually for a week of fun, laughing and yes a little sewing! Inn keepers are magnificent and spoil us rotten! If you pass this place by, you’ll be sorry! We love you Mark and Dixie!
This was our second occasion to stay with Mark and Dixie at the Blackberry Creek Retreat. Our first was seven years ago and from that time on we have been looking for another opportunity to enjoy their hospitality. Every detail of our stay was cared about from the pre-stay menu choices to Mark meeting us at the door to help carry in our luggage. This B&B should be on everyone's list. Come as a guest and leave as friends.
WE have had an great experience and will continue to visit Blackberry Retreat with quilting group and so relaxing. Mark is awesome host and excellent chef. He makes the experience personal and educates the group about the history of his community and state.
What a magnificent place to spend a few days quilting with friends! Spacious work area, gourmet breakfast, host that waits on you so graciously and makes you feel so welcome and at home. Peaceful country setting where you can sit outside and enjoy God's creations and listen to the birds sing. Highly recommend for retreat or an overnight getaway.
My husband and I stayed here on our wedding night. It was 10 minutes from where we had our wedding, and we wanted somewhere away from the city. This place has so much charm! Mark was so welcoming and friendly, we felt like we were visiting family! The blackberry creek spritzer was delicious! I’m not usually a fan of wine, but I would definitely have it again! We arrived to our room and they had typed out a welcome letter and congratulated us on our wedding and marriage. There were two adorable bride and groom rubber duckies on the whirlpool tub for us to keep. And some yummy chocolate chip cookies! The next morning we were served breakfast and it was amazing! Mark is an incredible cook! And there was so much food we had to take some home to eat later. We plan on coming back many more times! It’s a new favorite getaway for us and hopefully will be an anniversary tradition or years to come!…
I almost don't want to write a review because I'd like to keep this to myself, but BCR is the B&B retreat experience that everyone should have. Mark is phenomenal. Seriously, he rocks. He has a servant's heart and is insistent on ensuring everyone has a fabulous time. The rooms are decorated a little fru-fru, but are comfortable and fit the vibe of the retreat, but the retreaters spend most of the time downstairs in front of the fireplace, or eating, or talking about Mark's fabulous cooking. Every meal is a work of art, and better than a lot of 4-star restaurants I've been to. Make sure you have the corn chowder for lunch at least one day. You never have to worry about a thing as the ice bucket is always full, the coffee is ready before the first one wakes up, and no matter how hard you try to help, Mark won't let you do any dishes. The freezer is packed with every flavor of ice cream you can imagine, and there's a walking trail to try to burn off some of the calories you've consumed. It's absolutely incredible in the fall when the leaves are changing (and it hasn't been too dry to have great color). Leave your cell phone in your room because there's no signal (there is wi-fi), and connect face-to-face with others. Did I mention the food? Don't forget to buy a mug for future "mug shots," and bring an old license plate for the wagon if you have one.…
From the first phone call to the going away breakfast, the accommodations, service, and hospitality were phenomenal. Mark met us at the door and treated us as cherished friends. The breakfasts were exceptional. The rooms were fantastic. We were on bucket list trip to visit the home of Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is only a short distance away. Mark made sure our visit to the museum and home was everything we had hoped for. Mark and Dixie even took us sightseeing to visit the Route 66 museum and lunch in the local Amish community. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable.