16095 Hwy W
Clarksville, MO 63336 US
Payment types accepted include Master Card, Discover, American Express, Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, Cash and Checks.
The types of beds available include Queen.
Circa 1860. Rackheath House is perched atop the hills of the Mississippi River Valley, and situated just a short walk from the Overlook -- one of the highest spots along the river. Built in 1860 and restored in 2006 by Nathalie Pettus, this Greek revival-style manor features sprawling grounds, a spacious veranda, and a romantic, flourishing garden filled with walking paths. Its accessible, state-of-the art kitchen and elegant dining room provide guests with the ideal place to uncork a bottle of wine. Prepare to lose yourself in rich country warmth, enchanting amenities, and strikingly serene landscapes at Rackheath or at one of the four sister properties. Each of the five inns offer quiet corners and cozy spots to relax, enjoy a lively conversation, or get lost in a good book. Over sized Jacuzzi tubs and plush, comfy bathrobes are a feature in every room, offering the utmost in relaxation. In-suite coffee makers provide instant access to your morning pick-me-up. Check-in for each of the inns is located at Overlook Farm office.Location: Country.
Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast and A lovely silver tray continental breakfast is included in room rate.
Types of meals: Dinner, Wine, Gourmet Dinner, Hors d'oeuvres, Lunch, Full Breakfast, Gourmet Lunches, Full Gourmet Breakfast, Country Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Picnic Lunches, Vegetarian Breakfast, Catering Service and Continental Breakfast.
Amenities In Room: Refrigerator, Telephone, Television, Kitchen, Heating, Wireless Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Coffeemaker, Cable TV, Air Conditioning, DVD, Bath Amenities, Bathrobes, Heated towel bars and double jaccuzi bath tubs.
Amenities On Site: Hot Tub/Jetted Tub, Handicap Access, Gift Shop and Free parking on premise.
Business Traveler Amenities: Television, Internet Access, Iron/Ironing Board, Wireless Internet Access, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, FAX On-site, Flexible Check in/out Times, Desk, Hair Dryer and Flexible Cancellation.
“I was fortunate to discover Overlook Farm thanks to a friend of mine, who told me I shouldn't miss it. I procrastinated a while, figuring my friend was probably making mountains out of molehills, but when my anniversary with my special lady came around, I figured it was a perfect time to check it out.
When the special day came, we took a long and relaxing drive up highway 79 and enjoyed the sights. Eventually we pulled into Clarksville and I spotted Overlook Farm's restaurant, the Station. I was amazed. I said this to the owner when I met her, and I'll say it now, but I felt like I was looking at a place that belonged in Southern California. It was a real oasis and I felt relaxed as soon as I walked in.
It was practically dinner time once we had finished looking around, so the two of us sat down in the beautiful dining room to partake. We both ordered a glass of red, organic wine (we felt snobby and eco-friendly at the same time!) while we waited. My steak arrived and was perfect. PERFECT. The seasoning on it was out of this world and it went really well with the organic wine. Not only that, but the chef himself came out to greet us and make sure everyone was tasting right. It really made us feel special and helped make the entire meal perfect.
Our server was a delight, keeping us laughing all of dinner, but not coming over too much. After dinner was done, we were surprised with two glasses of champaign and a plate of chocolate covered strawberries, on the house. Man, I'd never had champaign and chocolate covered strawberries together before, but if they always taste as good as they did there, sign me up!
Once all of dinner was done, we were shown up to our room at Rackheath House. The long driveway to the inn is surrounded by an expansive garden, a pond, and I saw a huge outdoor chessboard, but, alas, knew that my lady would not take me up on the offer of a romantic chess game! :-) The outside of the house looked simple, but the inside it a different story. We walked in and our jaws dropped: we felt like we were in a Southern mansion. It was amazing.
We spent a while looking around the inn before checking out our room. The second floor, where our room was, has an incredible view of the Mississippi Valley.
Before heading into our room, we took a stroll outside. It was amazing. The fireflies were out, lighting our way, and the stars were beautiful. We found our way to a hammock nearby and just watched the stars together, hand in hand. The crickets and sounds of nature surrounded us, making us feel all alone with nature and each other. I may be being a bit Romantic here, but it was truly amazing. We escaped from the everyday and found ourselves in a place where all we wanted to do was be with each other.
Eventually, like giddy kids on Christmas, we opened the door to our room. Inside we were surprised with flowers in the room, rose petals on the bed, brandy waiting on the coffee table, and one special surprise. When I called to make the reservation a while beforehand, the owner, Nathalie Pettus, asked me if there was any special wine we liked. I told her about the wine we had had the night we got engaged. Sure enough, that very same wine was waiting for us in our room, along with a great sampling of local chocolates. We poured ourselves two glasses of brandy and hopped into the jacuzzi bathtub, where we relaxed, laughed, and enjoyed a drink together. Afterwards, we got into our comfortable robes provided by Overlook Farm, and hopped into our luxurious bed.
Thank you so much, Overlook Farm. We will be back many, many times. I give this experience an A++ on the romantic scale!”
— David Welsh
“My fiance and I spent New Year's Eve 2011 at the Rackheath House at Overlook Farms. From our very first greeting at the Clarksville Station, we were sold on this beautiful, relaxed and friendly place and knew we had made the perfect choice to start our new year together.
The House was exquisite and the rooms impeccable. The staff pays attention to every detail and creates the most romantic atmosphere. From the linens, to the wine glasses in the room, to the homemade brandy awaiting you, to the enormous, luxurious bathrooms with heated towels, jacuzzi tub and two person showers.....we were in heaven.
We loved it so much, we are coming back in February to celebrate Valentine's Day. We could not think of a better place to spend a romantic weekend, with fabulous food, and fabulous people (the staff).
Romance abounds not only in the rooms, but in the house and the grounds as well.We cannot wait to come back in the spring to see the gardens in full bloom, to sit in the swing overlooking the pond, to ride the bikes into town and along the river and to end our day with the most amazing food we will experience in the St Louis area. The food is artfully done and perfectly prepared.....a true culinary delight!
Romance abounds at Overlook Farms!”
— Nicole Norton
“My wife and I decided to spend our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Inn. We did not know what to expect, but when we arrived and drove up the long drive to the Inn, the property was well kept and inviting.(can not wait to see the many gardens in the spring.) The house was all lit up as we arrived in the evening, and looked very warm and inviting. As we walked thru the front door we looked at each other in awe at the exquisite beauty. We knew this was going to be a weekend to remember. The bedroom was perfect and very private. the jacuzzi tub with double shower head added a nice touch. Being in this Inn felt like we were in a different world all to ourself. Simply amazing. The staff was friendly and professional. The Station Restaurant was so warm and relaxing. I have to say my wife and I agree that we have never had meals that were so perfectly prepared and so wonderfully delicious. There is no better way to cap your meal, then a sit by the bonfire with the drink of your choice on the expansive patio. We will definitley return again and again. What a weekend.”
— Mark N