Dear’s Rest, the Ozarks most romantic B&B

An Amish built cabin in the heart of the Ozarks Mountains.

This quiet little country style Bed and Breakfast is truly a relaxing and renewing getaway. It’s the perfect anniversary trip for two. If you can’t come now, keep Dear’s Rest in mind for that special occasion.

The busiest time at Dears’s Rest is in October. So if you are thinking of a fall foliage tour, the best thing is to call and reserve as soon as possible. Our stay in the spring was just perfect. Every thing is greening up and vibrant.

I am looking forward to a winter stay. Even if you lived only a few miles away, this cozy little retreat would feel like it was a million miles away from your cares and worries. With any luck, you’ll get snowed in when you stay at this little parcel of paradise.

There is plenty of room for two couples. Dear’s Rest is kid friendly and pet friendly. Just be sure to let them know when you make your reservation.

The Quiet Place has a hammock and a view of the water feature with gold fish and lilies.

Make this Amish built Dears’ Rest B&B your own private retreat. Load up your e-reader or catch up on that stack of magazines you have been meaning to read.

In the summer months, enjoy a fabulous pool with one of the most scenic Ozarks mountain views any where. Plus, there are poolside chairs if you like reading with a view.

There is even a poolside fire pit surrounded by privacy fences of bittersweet, grapes and trumpet vine. Your convenience is the first priority at Dear’s Rest. There is even a hot tub on the back deck. Did I mention the view?

All the modern amenities are here. Gotta love the walk-in shower, robes in the closet, hand made quilts on the bed. There is satellite TV, wifi, “We couldn’t live out here with out it” said our host Alan.

Breakfast is a three course feast. We chose to eat out on the deck, while we watched the hummers and finches at the feeders. Breakfast starts with Morning Delight (so named by a guest.) It is a refreshing fruit dish you’ll want to make at home.

Choose from heart shaped waffles or warm, filled muffins, then an elegant egg dish. When you finish this extraordinary breakfast, your next meal is optional. The breakfast is served on china, there’s plenty of juice and coffee. The handmade Dear’s Rest coffee mugs are for sale and make a wonderful souvenir. I mentioned the great breakfast coffee to Linda. She filled a carafe with the rest of the pot for me to enjoy later if I liked. Plus, homemade cookies appeared on the dining table as an after noon snack. What could be better?

When we first arrived, we had planned to go to Branson and catch a few shows. Only minutes after we were there, all plans changed. Being in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks Mountains, the beauty and serenity enrobes us. We decided to stay close to Dears Rest and just unplug our selves from a hectic world and bumper to bumper traffic.

If you decide on a little quiet time, there are some less frantic activities. Most guests at Dear’s Rest do not go to Branson. Dears Rest is half way between Springfield and Branson. You can mosey through the Ozark antique shops. Or, slip into something cooler, like the Smallin Civil War Cave. There are just so many weeks in a year. If you want to surprise your sweetie with a surprise getaway on a particular date or season, make reservations as soon as possible. You will have to decide whether you’ll tell your friends or keep this little treasure to yourself.

Details – Dear’s Rest B & B
1408 Cap Hill Ranch Road
Ozark, MO 65721
phone: (417) 581-3839
email: [email protected]
office hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Inn Keepers Allan and Linda Schilter will provide directions or plug in the GPS:
Latitude: 36° 51′ 58″, Longitude: -93° 11′ 7″


Heart shapped waffles with a pitcher of warmed pecan syrup served with plenty of gourmet coffee

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