We have one large guest parking site with access to 30 Amp electrical service. It requires only minimum leveling. However, large rigs towing a vehicle will have to unhook their towed vehicke before backing into our parking area..
Potable water is available for filling water bottles and coolers, but full-time water hookup is not accessible.
We do ask that you please time your stay to arrive before dark.
This site is by our machine shed. It offers plenty of room and privacy from our home.
This area has great views in all directions along with plenty of open green space available for your lawn chairs.. We often see deer and turkey in our fields.
Guests are welcome to relax in and enjoy our covered, outdoor backyard kitchen including use of our Weber gas grill before 9:00 p.m. See the photos included.
We also have a Tornado "Safe Shed" that is available to guests if needed during a severe storm.
Well behaved pets, on a leash, are welcome.
Our farm is near a busy 4-Lane highway which provides quick, easy and convenient access and sits less than 20 miles from 2 Major North-South Interstate Highways; I-29 and I-35.
Children are welcome and we have a large, grassy yard for them to play in. However, parents are asked to supervise them closely and to keep them away from all farm equipment, all growing crops or the driveway leading to the highway.
Please, no smoking or alcohol consumption in our yard or outdoor kitchen. NO ILLEGAL DRUG USAGE ANYWHERE on our property.
Guests are welcome to use the Weber gas grill in our outdoor kitchen along with the running water and electric plug-ins before 9:00 p.m.
Please clean-up after yourselves and place any trash, in bags, in designated trash cans.
We have a large vegetable garden in our backyard and often have excess produce to share with guests. However, please DO NOT help yourself without prior approval!
Please, no arrival after dark without prior approval.
No open fires, please.
Quiet time after 10 p.m.
We have a moderate hill coming up our gravel driveway off of a 4-Lane, paved highway. We have plenty of flat parking space available but please note, large rigs towing a vehicle will have to unhook before backing into our parking area..
Our site, suitable for all sizes, is on gravel with 30 Amp electric via a long, heavy duty extension cord. Note---it does not include a water hookup. Potable water is available for filling water bottles and jugs but is not close enough to the parking area to connect via a hose.
Plenty of tow-vehicle parking adjoins the site. Large motorhomes towing a vehicle will have to unhook their towed vehicle before parking.
We usually travel 6-10 weeks a year during the summer or fall. During those times our sites will not be available.
There may, or may not be, other dates that our sites will not be available. When possible, we will mark them ahead of time on our availability calendar.
Give us a call and we will make every effort to accommodate you.
Our farm has several State or City Managed Wildlife and Fishing areas and a nice, paved walking and bike trail, all within 10 miles. All include boat ramps and there is room to park your boat here at the farm. Excellent, bass, crappie and and other species native to Missouri are caught in these lakes.
St. Joseph, MO (25 miles) is home to the Original Pony Express Station and Headquarters, a National Historic site along with several other outstanding museums, a casino, a Nature Center and Museum on the banks of the Missouri River and many, many historic districts.
Our farm is within a few miles of a family owned dairy that offers farm tours and many flavors of freshly bottled milk along with home-made cheeses, ice-cream and butter.
We are also close to numerous Latter Day Saints of Jesus Christ historical sites and to the Missouri Star Quilt Company, a huge collection of nationally known quilt shops in Hamilton, MO.
In addition, we are about an hour north of Kansas City and all of its historical and entertainment options including Worlds of Fun, the Swope Park Zoo, the Royals and Chiefs home stadiums, a NASCAR Race Track, The Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Home, the Jesse James home and farm and all kinds of shopping along with Kansas City's famed barbeque restaurants.
The MissouriBirds are a gracious and serving Ma and Pa farm couple. She made a guest box filled with things to do in the area, basic information about businesses and amenities close by. It was completed with fresh Peach Cobbler Muffins!
They have a paved covered patio area complete with an available Weber grill to use. We enjoyed chatting with them on their patio, while admiring the beautiful sunsets on both nights.
They do a lot of RV traveling and can give advice for areas in about any state, including Alaska! (There’s another bucket list item!)
It’s easy access to the highway and we enjoyed the feel of farm country living next to the corn fields and out building.
One thing we Coloradoan’s didn’t know… Missouri has chiggers. Be prepared with repellent or protective clothing.
Thanks to the Missouri Birds! You made our stay special!
What a joy to spend some time chewing the fat with MissouriBirds. Sitting in their outdoor kitchen area we conversed about things large and small while taking in the cornfields near by and country air.
They are so kind and interesting. One missed his calling as a stand-up comic, while the other was a lady loaded with wisdom.
I hope we find ourselves in this neighborhood again so we can stop in to see them.
The cat, Barack, was my favorite though.
We had a great stay with the MissouriBirds. They are a very friendly and helpful couple. We couldn’t have asked for a better stay!
Created like good old freinds. They have a great package put together of things to do or see in the area.. I would stay there again, it's nice place to stay with truly people pleasing hosts.
I had a long day of driving and so did they. Even though they had been gone for weeks, hosted with an enthusiasm.
Despite the location next to the highway, it was very easy to get a good night sleep.
The outdoor kitchen is amazing.
I hope to pass through again!
A nice place to stay along the way and great people to talk with.
Pleasant visit on a beautiful farm.
Hosts were kind and engaging. Had a great time chatting about past travel adventures.
Would definitely recommend and stay again if we come back to the area.
Host met us with a sweet treat, and assisted us to get parked. So helpful.
We had such a fun time visiting with Ken and Robin!
We were warmly welcomed and made to feel at home so far from our own home.
The farm is charming and the property is beautiful.
We feel we have made lifetime friends in Missouri.
We would definitely stay here again when we are in this part of the country......and " that's a fact!"
The Missouri Birds were incredible hosts. Yummy pastries upon arrival, made sure I had everything I needed for a great stay. Loved the early evening chats and local information. Would definitely like to stay again someday.
We stopped here and were greeted by the Hosts who helped us park and gave us a container with information about tourism in the area as well as their guest book. Most surprising was the muffins in the container for our breakfast the following morning! They are interesting folks who have seen quite a bit of the USA and Europe. Very quiet and restful stop. Weather was perfect!
Great stop in on our way to Montana and best outdoor kitchen I’ve ever used. They let us grille out, shared some corn 🌽 and tomatoes 🍅 and helped us with a small trailer problem. Great couple!
Traveling during this hot hot weather has its challenges and finding a peaceful￼ and homelike spot to rest on a family farm is especially meaningful. They made me feel beyond welcome and like part of their extended family. I
spent one night at with these host and enjoyed getting to know them a bit. They have traveled extensively and shared their favorite spots which is very helpful. Good salt of the earth folks and I’ll be sure to drop by if I’m ever in the area again.
I had my fan on all night and didn’t hear any road noise from US 36.
Thank you for your hospitality😄
Had a great visit with Missouri birds
A great place to stay with wonderful host
We loved staying with MissouriBirds - super friendly and welcoming and a great location. Lovely to hang out and chat about travels
Missouri Birds are thoughtful, accommodating, exceptional hosts. We ended up staying an extra night and cannot speak highly enough of the time spent chatting and discussing travels, faith, and life. We hope to keep in touch and will definitely go out of our way to stay with them again if we are in this part of the country.
Easy access, easy to park and connect, and is a beautiful farm!! Highly recommended hosts!
Missouribirds are incredibly gracious hosts full of information about the area.
They delighted us with stories of their travels and tips for certain areas of the country.
Thank you Missouribirds!