Nostalgic Place Bed and Breakfast in the beautiful Arcadia Valley of Missouri

Nostalgic Place Bed & Breakfast, Arcadia Valley MO:  Lodging near southeast Missouri Wineries, Ironton, Pilot Knob, Black River, Lesterville, Centerville, Annapolis, Dillard Mill, Viburnam, Marquand, Caledonia & Coffman.  Visit these historic towns & villages.

Our own Arcadia, Ironton & Pilot Knob, Missouri

Not only is our area a wonderful and peaceful getaway filled with Missouri's natural wonders, it is rich with both American Indian History and the early history and architecture of Missouri's first white settlers.  Our area is filled with examples of early, mid and late 1800s architecture.  Early on, the area was populated with miners who came to work the iron and ore mines at Pilot Knob Mountain and Shepherd Mountain.  In the mid-1800s the railroad had arrived and secured our area as an important shipping and trading center for the region.  Although interrupted by the Civil War, tourism soon came to the Valley.  So close to St. Louis, wealthy families built summer homes here.  The magnificent architecture and history of our region is waiting for you to see and explore.

You may be interested in an article about Desoto's Expedition to our area in 1541 when our area was known as Calpista.  DeSoto arrived to encounter five different tribes of Indians on his journey through Missouri.  The Native American History of our region is rich and fascinating and goes back to paleo-Indians who camped and hunted along Ozark rivers, perhaps as long as 14,000 years ago.  "The Osage tribe was master of the area."  Read yet other fascinating and informative articles on the History of Iron County  and Ironton in 1868.

Ursuline Academy Historic District       

Caledonia, MO

The village of Caledonia (population in 2000 -158) is located in nearby Washington County (still within the Arcadia Valley Region) and is a short drive from Nostalgic Place. The village was founded in 1819 and is named after the Roman Empire's Latin name for Scotland.  The Bellevue Presbyterian Cemetery at Caledonia is the oldest Protestant Cemetery in continuous use west of the Mississippi River.  When Thomas Flanders travelled to Caledonia in preparations for its listing in the National Register of Historic Places, he wrote "The houses, streetscapes, and landscapes they constructed remain, in great measure unchanged, from the nineteenth century."   For more fascinating looks into the history of Caledonia and the Cemetery, click here and here.  Take a step back in time. Shop for antiques and explore Caledonia while you're visiting us.

Caledonia Missouri    Historic Carr House in Caledonia MO

Lesterville, Annapolis & Centerville, MO

Take a scenic drive a short distance south from Nostalgic Place and visit the Black River communities of Lesterville, Annapolis and Centerville, the county seat of Reynolds County. The three forks of the Black River rise virtually within the shadow of the highest point in the state, Taum Sauk Mountain, and join near Lesterville to flow quickly toward the lowest section of the state.  While in Lesterville, stop in for a brownie sundae at the old fashioned Black River Ice Cream Parlor.  Donna Foster at the Ice Cream Parlor is quite the historian and genealogy expert for Reynolds County.   You'll be able to view many old photographs at the Parlor.   These charming river towns are a nice side trip from Nostalgic Place.  The courthouse in Centerville is one of the only courthouses in the state that is over 100 years old.

Historic Centerville Missouri Court House       

Black River Ice Cream Parlor in Lesterville, MO

Dillard & Viburnam, MO

See Dillard Mill State Historic Site  which was completed in 1908.  "A barn-red mill nestled among green trees beside blue waters rolling over a rock dam create the colorful setting of one of Missouri's most picturesque historic sites. Dillard Mill State Historic Site interprets one of Missouri's best-preserved, water-powered gristmills."  Visiting the Mill is an educational side-trip you'll want to make when you stay at Nostalgic Place.

Dillard Mill and Viburnam Missouri   Historic Dillard Mill

Missouri Wineries - Take a tour of Missouri wine country while you're here! 

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Westphailia Vineyards

Westphalia Wines (from one of Missouri's premier vineyards) are now available for tasting at the Nostalgic Place.  Read all about Westphalia Vineyards right here, and when you're visiting Mid-Missouri, be sure to call ahead to visit their vineyards.

Farmington, MO Winery

Let us arrange your visit to Twin Oaks Vineyard and Winery in Farmington, Missouri.  The Hutson Family has spent years cultivating and maintaining their 180 acre farm, with 25 acres in vines.   The made their dream a reality by producing their own commercial wine in 2006.  Their tasting room sits in the middle of their vineyard, and is a lovely spot to go for a relaxing afternoon where you can enjoy their delicious wines or a glass of cold premium beer. You may wish to tour the vineyards and take lunch under the 350-400 year old Oak trees, for which their vineyard is named. The inviting porch has a perfect view of the vines and the tranquil lake. Let the sounds of the fountain wash over you as you savor the panoramic view from the large patio. Enjoy live entertainment by fine area musicians throughout the season. Yet again, another charming side trip not far from Nostalgic Place.
Farmington Missouri Winery Twin Oaks        
photos from their website.

Park Hills, MO  Winery

Visit The St. Francois Vinyard & Winery in Park Hills if you wish to experience a deeper understanding of the "winemaker's experience".   You will learn about different varieties, growing and propagation.  Quality plantings, rooting and cuttings are available.  Enjoy hand crafted wines, and locally made cheese and sausage from their tasting room or outdoor patio in a scenic vineyard setting.

St. Francois Vineyards

Coffman, MO Wineries

Chaumette Vineyards & Winery - Chaumette is located on 310 acres of lush meadows and quiet splendor. Enjoy the sophisticated rural experience. View original art in the Gallerie De Vins and take a tour of the Vineyard or Winery.

Charleville Vineyards - near Coffman in an area historically known as “Clearwater”, overlooking the Saline Creek Valley in nearby Ste. Genevieve County MO. This is a family owned vineyard and is one of Missouri's newest wineries. The property houses a tasting room and patio. You can sip their fine wines in a rustic country setting high atop a hill overlooking a panoramic view.

Crown Valley Winery - Located on 300 acres of which 120 are vineyard. The architecture and interior of the winery features hand-carved oak doors with reclaimed stained glass, copper and wrought iron crafted by local artisans, leaf stamped copper bars and church pews from the 1930’s. They offer winery tours, tastings, a banquet facility, a deli, gift shop, and indoor/outdoor seating.

Cave Vineyard - Open year round this family owned winery derives its name from the Saltpeter Cave, located on the property. The tasting room offers the opportunity to sample wines and purchase hand crafted quilts and products from local artisans. Share a bottle of wine in the natural cave wine cellar or enjoy the tasting room view overlooking the beautiful rolling hills. 


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