Rutledge, MO, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Rutledge

Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Rachel Carson Room This listing is for the Rachel Carson Room, which has a queen and two twins (one in the bottom of a trundle bed). It can comfortably sleep 3 people. It can sleep a 4th if that person is a child who can be comfortable on a pull-out trundle bed. Our guest lounge and three bedrooms are upstairs, our accessible and dog-friendly room is downstairs. Bathrooms and showers are shared. Meals are served at our community table. Prices include a delicious, organic, local, made-to-order breakfast. Prices are for two people in a room. We happily accommodate dietary preferences/requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic...). Full bar with 23 kinds of craft beer. We can provide lunch and dinner by reservation. The benefits of staying at the Milkweed Mercantile instead of less-expensive accommodations at Dancing Rabbit are many. Most importantly: this is what we do. The Mercantile was designed for YOUR comfort. Rooms and showers are spotless, the linens are clean and feel great, breakfast is included, and we (the owners of the Mercantile and long-time members of Dancing Rabbit) are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Thick undulating strawbale walls provide tremendous insulation, providing warmth in the winter and helping to cool the building in the summer. Water is (filtered) rainwater, food is local and organic. Wifi included in rate. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms. We (delightfully) get poor cell phone reception. This is a place for peaceful relaxation, conversation and make-your-own entertainment. Our goal: to demonstrate that sustainability isn't about deprivation but about comfort, joy and living just a bit more lightly upon the Earth. Plus, we love what we do and enjoy pampering our guests - see our reviews on (website hidden) and (website hidden). The entire Mercantile can be rented for events (special birthday, receptions, etc.); rates include custom meals by our chef, room for 10 overnight guests, dining room for 20. PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS please note: We love to host traveling musicians on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and happily barter a meal and a place to sleep in exchange for a house concert. Please call for more info. Guest AccessGuest lounge and screened-in wraparound porch at all hours. Dining room during meals. Bar and store 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Pizza and beer every Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Interaction with GuestsThe Mercantile staff joins guests at our community table for all meals, enabling lively conversations and great connections. If you're looking for a private romantic meal, that can also be arranged! The NeighborhoodLocated in amongst gently-rolling hills in rural Northeast Missouri, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is close to nothing but on the way to lots of places. It is amazingly quiet here, and you will see more stars than you ever knew existed. 70 members live in this community based on ecological sustainability, and there are many examples of natural and alternative construction (strawbale, cob, etc.) We have opened our community to demonstrate our take on sustainable living, and ask that guests be respectful of the privacy of residents. Please ask about a tour! For more info please see the Dancing Rabbit website. Getting AroundSadly, no public transport. Free parking. Closest airports: Kirksville, MO (one hour drive); Kansas City, MO (3 1/2 hour drive); St. Louis, MO (3 1/2 hour drive). Closest train stations: LaPlata, MO (one hour drive); Quincy, IL (1 1/2 hour drive); Ottumwa, IA (1 1/2 hour drive). Please call for assistance in planning your arrival! Other Things to Note**A free tour of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is available at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Private tours at other times are available for $15. ** We happily accommodate vegan, vegetarian and omnivore diets. Please let us know about any other dietary requirements you may have. **A delicious, organic, local, made-to-order breakfast is included in rate. **We can provide lunch ($10) and dinner ($19) by pre-arrangement. There may be extra charges for special diets.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
1 review
Home/Apartment
  • Pets Allowed
  • Wifi
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
11 reviews
1br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Gnome Dome has proven invaluable to me in my time to Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. It has provided me with shelter over the first few winters while I established my other infrastructure. It has taught me important lessons about what does and doesn't work in buildings, and how to fix those things. And it has been an outlet for creativity and troubleshooting challenges in tiny house design. Physically, it is an earth bag dome embedded into a hill and opening out onto a patio (this patio will be brick, but is currently gravel). It's a very round space-- it's hard to find a straight line anywhere! While very quaint and cozy, the Gnome Dome is a very small space. The custom bed is about 6'3" long. I'm 6', and it has served me through two winters, but it's something you should be aware of, particularly if you're tall. It will be comfortable, but the exterior landscaping is far from finished (I will likely be installing stone masonry while you're there). It will be cool, but it may be humid (humidity is a big part of the weather here in NE Missouri). It does have a fan/ventilation system to help condition the air. I have since moved into my own house, but few things delight me more than seeing others use and appreciate this space! Guest AccessGNOME DOME AMENITIES: Electric: Yes Internet: Wi-Fi, good signal Bedding: I'll have clean bedding on the bed upon your arrival, beyond that laundry is your responsibility. Kitchen: None. There are meal options available (see below). I can make half of my dorm fridge available if you let me know beforehand, otherwise there isn't refrigeration available. Bathroom: There is a rustic outhouse (and hand washing station) 20 feet away. There are also modern facilities (toilet, bath, shower, sinks) in the common house (see below). Heat/AC: There is a custom masonry mass heater for the winter, and a ventilation system for the summer. (The space is generally comfortable due to being partly underground.) DANCING RABBIT ECOVILLAGE: The Gnome Dome is located at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, an intentional community of about 50 adults. We're ecologically oriented, so there's a lot of alternative sights to see and experience while here. Many houses use timber framing, strawbale, cob, or otherwise green construction techniques. We use consensus governance through a village council. Folks who live here focus on conservation and a mindfulness of the natural world around us, and we encourage guests to do the same, as you're inclined. A stay in the Gnome Dome includes a walking tour of Dancing Rabbit. This can be anything from 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on how much information you want! By staying here, you'll get an interesting window into a radical and dynamic environmental experiment (don't worry, we're also down to earth). COMMON HOUSE: Many of your needs will be met by the Common House, which is about a 3 minute walk away. This building is one of the few shared buildings at Dancing Rabbit (most homes are privately owned). Here you will find bathrooms, showers, laundry ($1.75 per load), library, shared office space with scanner / printer, and social lounge area. (You should be aware that our bathrooms use a composting system, and therefore don't use flush toilets. I am happy to give more information.) FOOD: For food and dining, guests are welcome to eat with the Critter Collective, my food co-op that serves about 8 folks. We can cater to all dietary needs. We're an agriculturally based subcommunity, so there may be ducks at large! We ask for $7-$10 (sliding scale) per meal per person to cover the cost of food and time. We ask for a 24 hour notice to accommodate meals. We eat lunch and dinner, so breakfast is not available. Other food options are as follows: MILKWEED MERCANTILE: A few minutes away from the Gnome Dome is the "Milkweed Mercantile." Functioning primarily as a pub, it also sells various snacks, pastries, toiletries, and souvenirs. The Mercantile serves a full breakfast on Sunday morning and handmade pizza on Thursday evening. They also serve coffee every morning 8 - 9 AM. ZIMMERMAN'S GROCERY/DINER: Three miles from the village is the amazing Zimmerman's Grocery store and diner. This is a quality and comprehensive Mennonite run operation. They package most of the dry goods themselves. Lots of tinctures, salves, and herbal treatments. The place is open from 8-5 Mon thru Sat and serves classic diner comfort food. RUTLEDGE MEAT MARKET: If you like meat or cheese, you're in the right spot. This small town country butcher shop is very friendly, affordable, and offers top quality simple food. TRAILS: The village is located on a 280 acre land trust that includes a few miles of trails through prairie and woodland. SWIMMING: Just outside the village is a nice swimming pond. The entire village is clothing optional - adult and child swimmers are often naked (no need for alarm). On the "beach" is a small floating dock, a few wooden chairs, and a drying platform under an osage tree. This swimming hole is quite popular during the warm season. Interaction with GuestsYou'll get a warm welcome! Guests can expect a general orientation to Dancing Rabbit and the Gnome Dome, plus a tour that's customized for your interests and time table. In general, exercising common courtesy is all that's needed when interacting with other folks at Dancing Rabbit. For example, please ask folks if it's alright to take their picture before snapping shots. Some areas of the village are nudity optional (like the swimming pond), so please be aware. The NeighborhoodYou're encouraged to find more information about Dancing Rabbit by searching "Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage" online. We have a comprehensive website. Getting AroundDancing Rabbit is designed as a pedestrian village. Most places can be traveled by foot within minutes. Our internal roads are surfaced with small gravel, so biking is possible, although mountain bikes work better than road bikes (also, we are located on a gravel road). Towns nearby include Rutledge (5 min by car), Memphis (20 min by car), Kirksville (45 min), and Quincy (1 hour). Other Things to NoteThis space is extremely small. I have it listed as suitable for two, because I didn't want to absolutely exclude pairs of people for whom it might work. I myself overwintered there with my girlfriend. But please note that for the most part, this space is best for one person. Drinking water can be found at a hydrant, a stone's throw from the Dome (it is county water). Checking in after dark can be difficult for all parties, and is not recommended. Toiletry items such as shampoo and soap need to be biodegradable (like Dr. Bronner's etc), or they may harm our greywater drainage system.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe Aldo Leopold Land Steward Room This listing is for the Aldo Leopold Room, which has a pillow-top king-size bed. It can comfortably sleep 2 people. The Aldo Leopold Room is upstairs with two other rooms and our guest lounge. Our accessible and dog-friendly room is downstairs. Bathrooms and showers are shared. Meals are served at our community table. Prices include a delicious, organic, local, made-to-order breakfast. Prices are for two people in a room. We happily accommodate dietary preferences/requirements (vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, diabetic...). Full bar with 28 kinds of craft beer. We can provide lunch and dinner by reservation. The benefits of staying at the Milkweed Mercantile instead of less-expensive accommodations at Dancing Rabbit are many. Most importantly: this is what we do. The Mercantile was designed for YOUR comfort. Rooms and showers are spotless, the linens are clean and feel great, breakfast is included, and we (the owners of the Mercantile and long-time members of Dancing Rabbit) are on-hand to answer any questions you may have. Thick undulating strawbale walls provide tremendous insulation, providing warmth in the winter and helping to cool the building in the summer. Water is (filtered) rainwater, food is local and organic. Wifi included in rate. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms. We (delightfully) get poor cell phone reception. This is a place for peaceful relaxation, conversation and make-your-own entertainment. Our goal: to demonstrate that sustainability isn't about deprivation but about comfort, joy and living just a bit more lightly upon the Earth. Plus, we love what we do and enjoy pampering our guests - see our reviews on (website hidden) and (website hidden). The entire Mercantile can be rented for events (special birthday, receptions, etc.); rates include custom meals by our chef, room for 10 overnight guests, dining room for 20. PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS please note: We love to host traveling musicians on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and happily barter a meal and a place to sleep in exchange for a house concert. Please call for more info. Guest AccessGuest lounge and screened-in wraparound porch at all hours. Dining room and store 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Pizza and beer every Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 p.m. Interaction with GuestsThe Mercantile staff joins guests at our community table for all meals, enabling lively conversations and great connections. If you're looking for a private romantic meal, that can also be arranged! The NeighborhoodLocated in amongst gently-rolling hills in rural Northeast Missouri, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is close to nothing but on the way to lots of places. It is amazingly quiet here, and you will see more stars than you ever knew existed. 70 members live in this community based on ecological sustainability, and there are many examples of natural and alternative construction (strawbale, cob, etc.) We have opened our community to demonstrate our take on sustainable living, and ask that guests be respectful of the privacy of residents. Please ask about a tour! For more info please see the Dancing Rabbit website. Getting AroundSadly, no public transport. Free parking. Closest airports: Kirksville, MO (one hour drive); Kansas City, MO (3 1/2 hour drive); St. Louis, MO (3 1/2 hour drive). Closest train stations: LaPlata, MO (one hour drive); Quincy, IL (1 1/2 hour drive); Ottumwa, IA (1 1/2 hour drive). Please call for assistance in planning your arrival! Other Things to Note**A free tour of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is available at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Private tours at other times are available for $15. ** We happily accommodate vegan, vegetarian and omnivore diets. Please let us know about any other dietary requirements you may have. **A delicious, organic, local, made-to-order breakfast is included in rate. **We can provide lunch ($10) and dinner ($19) by pre-arrangement. There may be extra charges for special diets.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThe David Brower Room features a queen-sized bed and is upstairs off of the shared guest lounge. The reclaimed wood floors, the antique doors, door frames and woodwork are beautiful but not precious - you'll not find a single doily or teddy bear in this BnB! All rooms have free wifi. There are no phones or TVs in the rooms - this is a great place to relax! Located in amongst gently-rolling hills in rural Northeast Missouri, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is close to nothing but on the way to lots of places. It is amazingly quiet here, and you will see more stars than you ever knew existed. 70 members live in this community based on ecological sustainability, and there are many examples of natural and alternative construction (strawbale, cob, etc.) We have opened our community to demonstrate our take on sustainable living, and ask that guests be respectful of the privacy of residents. Please ask about a tour! For more info please see the Dancing Rabbit website. Guest AccessGuest lounge and screened-in wraparound porch at all hours. Dining room and store 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Pizza and beer every Thursday 4:00 - 9:00 p.m., plus meals. Interaction with GuestsThe Mercantile staff joins guests at our community table for all meals, enabling lively conversations and great connections. If you're looking for a private romantic meal, that can also be arranged! The NeighborhoodRutledge, Missouri is not close to much, but is on the way to lots of places. We're 50 minutes from Kirksville, MO (home of Truman State University) and 3 hours from both St. Louis and Kansas City. The area surrounding Dancing Rabbit is very rural, and conservative. In the town of Rutledge, Zimmerman's Store is a must-see (open 8-5, Monday - Saturday). On the 2nd Friday and Saturday of each month (April through October) is the famous Rutledge Flea Market (located on Highway V in Scotland County). Getting AroundSadly, no public transport. Free parking. Closest airports: Kirksville, MO (one hour drive); Kansas City, MO (3 1/2 hour drive); St. Louis, MO (3 1/2 hour drive). Closest train stations: LaPlata, MO (one hour drive); Quincy, IL (1 1/2 hour drive); Ottumwa, IA (1 1/2 hour drive). Please call for assistance in planning your arrival! Other Things to Note**A free tour of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is available at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Private tours at other times are available for $15. ** We happily accommodate vegan, vegetarian and omnivore diets. Please let us know about any other dietary requirements you may have. **A delicious, organic, local, made-to-order breakfast is included in rate. **We can provide lunch ($10) and dinner ($19) by pre-arrangement. There may be extra charges for special diets. House rules **PLEASE put the toilet seat done when you're finished! **Emergency telephone and numbers available at the downstairs check-in desk. **The back door will always be unlocked. **Unless otherwise arranged, coffee/tea available at 8:00 a.m. and breakfast served at 8:30 a.m. **A tour of Dancing Rabbit can be arranged for $20 **NO hairdryers or hair straighteners. They wreak havoc with our solar power system! Please talk to a Mercantile staff member who will tell you that you look beautiful just the way you are! **Rooms have no phones, no TVs and no i-pod docks - this is the place for you if you're looking for peace, quiet and relaxation. **Full, organic, local farm breakfast included. **Quiet requested after 10:00 p.m. **Free Wi-fi. **NO LATE CHECK-INs - please arrive by 7pm. **Pets in Wallace Stegner Room only; $10 per pet per night extra charge. Pets may NOT be left unattended in the room, and must be on a leash when out of the room. **Children over the age of 2 are $15 per child per night. **No smoking in the building - outside in designated areas only. **Guests do not have access to the kitchen. **We ask that you not bring outside food or drink into rooms or dining room. We cannot store your food in our fridge. **Our location is rural, quiet and on a gravel road. Not everyone gets cell reception here - let us send you driving directions so that you don't end up in a corn field somewhere! **We love celebrations - let us make a birthday, anniversary or other celebration cake for you! We also have a full bar and can arrange for champagne, etc. **Any questions, please ask!
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
The SpaceThe Timberframe is actually two adjoining structures, the original Cabin and the Addition, connected by a single shared 15' wide strawbale wall. Both buildings have a matching exposed timberframe structure with insulative strawbales wrapped on their outside. Earthen and lime plasters cover the interior walls, and in them insets, mosaics, and relief sculptures are found throughout the building. Tons of light comes into the building from every axis, and both clerestory and transom windows invite added light into the center of the space. A mix of local hardwoods, hardened earth, and slate tiles line the floors. Guest AccessThis space is ideal for families or groups looking for a sense of spacious 'home' while at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, or for several friends who want the benefit of shared indoor space while affording themselves a bit of privacy as well. As a renter, you'll share this full-service home with Jennifer, 1-2 teenagers, and two cats but do not worry - there is plenty of space for you as well! You'll be staying on the main floor of the Timberframe Addition, and will have up to 625 sq ft of home available for your use. You can socialize in the common area or enjoy solitude in your room, depending on your preference. Two rooms are available for rent at the Timberframe. The north bedroom is ideal for 1-2 adults and a small child (newborn-4), offering a double bed, a pull out futon if needed, and plenty of space to do stretch out and relax. The south bedroom is ideal for a single adult or multiple children, and offers a twin bed, a pull out futon if needed, and shelving to put your things. Best of all, you'll get to experience sustainable living at the heart of the nation's most famous Ecovillage! Interaction with GuestsA stay at the Timberframe at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage is not your typical experience. Here you'll get to experience sustainable living first hand in a hand-built home with solar power and rainwater catchment. Sun and wood heat the home, and ground contact and natural ventilation cools it. We use composting buckets for our waste. The home was made primarily of materials harvested or reclaimed from within 60 miles of the site, and stands as a symbol of ecological design and construction. During your stay at the Ecovillage, I'll answer your questions about sustainability and cooperative living, give you a detailed tour of the village, and introduce you to village residents. You can partake of happy hour at the Milkweed Mercantile in the evening, and if you are here on Thursday, I highly recommend that you try their pizza! The NeighborhoodDancing Rabbit Ecovillage itself is a destination. For more info, go to (URL HIDDEN) Outside of the village borders are several delights, including two walkable intentional communities and two bikeable intentional communities worth a visit. Our local Mennonite community is robust, offering several unique services to our area. Zimmerman's Grocery is a delightful general store and restaurant, offering bulk foods and the widest selection of fabric in the county. Our local dairy is a great place to meet cows and collect milk on an organic farm. Meat eaters will appreciate the local butcher. Getting AroundDancing Rabbit Ecovillage is situated in the rolling hills of Missouri. Getting here is best by bicycle or vehicle. If you'd like to arrive by train, please let me know and we can coordinate a pickup for you. Other Things to NoteDancing Rabbit Ecovillage is a community demonstrating sustainable living. We live and work here, and try to balance that while living a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. Please do not take photographs of people without their permission, and stay on the main roads in the village unless accompanied by your host.