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Bluffton Barn

Lodging, Camping
173 MO-94
573-236-4575

Bluffton Barn is located on the Katy Trail, in Bluffton MO

Bluffton Barn Mailing Address:
173 Highway 94
Rhineland
65069


Full furnished Kitchen

Laundry

Bonfires

Groups welcome

Multi-night discount

Tent camping also available with hot showers



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Matt from Joplin on 10/17/2021 02:43 PM:
Doug was the friendliest host we could have ever asked. We stayed in the barn loft and had plenty of room plus we enjoyed the evening bon fire. Doug doesn’t over sell the accommodations but he sure delivers on customer service. Make sure to sign up for the meal plan and ask about the persimmon French toast and pear breakfast.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 10/19/2021 06:25 AM:
Thanks Matt! I sure enjoy the fireside conversations. Thanks to Dave H. also! Got the package last week! My phone log got filled so I lost your no. and can't call to tell you.

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Art from Saint Charles, MO on 08/19/2021 03:26 PM:
I'm joining the chorus singing Doug's praises. I showed up exhausted after a 50 mile day and an on-trail repair. All I expected was a flat piece of grass on which to pitch my tent and access to a shower. I got oh so much more. Doug cheerfully welcomed me, gave me the ten cent tour, assured that I had everything I needed for my shower (including offering towel, soap, and shampoo), and even hauled a chair over to my tent.

In addition to camping, Doug offers a B&B-like experience. There was another guest staying at Bluffton Barn that night on that plan, which included dinner. I cooked my own dinner in the kitchen and then sat outside with the the other guest and Doug for a couple of hours of story swapping.

The next morning, I bought into Doug's breakfast and feasted on a breakfast casserole, home baked bread, and fresh cantaloupe.

 
Joey Los from McKittrick on 08/19/2021 07:25 PM:
Kudos to Doug indeed a Katy Trail treasure.

 
PeeDee from Columbus OH on 08/21/2021 09:39 AM:
The same can be said about you, Joey.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 08/24/2021 08:23 PM:
Just for the record; Joey is a better cook than I am. She's more knowledgeable as well as more skilled. But I'm bigger.

 
Ed from Redmond, Washington on 08/30/2021 09:17 PM:
Doug is a fantastic host! I originally planned on staying two nights, with an overnight bike camping trip in between at Klondike park. The ride would have been 50 miles out then 50 miles back the next day. However, a ferocious storm came in that night washing out my campsite.

I called Doug in a bit of a panic and he happily came and picked me up (in the dark) from the campground. This helped me so much that I can’t recommend his place enough. Perhaps I could have been better prepared for the storm, but it allowed me to stay an extra night at the Bluffton Barn, plus I was treated to music with Doug and a friend of his.

Doug, thanks again for everything, and also thanks for recommending the Churchill Memorial in Fulton.

Ed


 
Doug from Bluffton on 09/03/2021 03:46 PM:
Thanks ED! Hope You made it out to WAshington!

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Jefferson from Monteagle,TN on 08/08/2021 10:00 AM:
I stayed here on 7/27, 8/2, and 8/4/21.

My ‘master’ plan was to find a safe place to park my vehicle and do an out-and-back on the Katy, essentially doing it twice. I picked Bluffton Barn because it was near the middle (in case I’d bitten off more than I could chew in the heat), and I was looking for a good place to park the vehicle with a reasonable place to camp and clean up after a long day. As for the trip itself, I was mainly looking to just ride, sweat, and ponder.

This worked out extraordinarily well! Not only was Doug very accommodating, he took great care of me. With all the trail work and reroutes due to the flooding damage in July, he called to give me updates, and I’m sure he would have lent a hand if I’d gotten stuck.

As it turns out, the evenings at Bluffton Barn were a real treat. Doug is an attentive host and a great conversationalist. We talked long into the evening all three nights. Spot and Freckles were fine company as well, with Freckles slowly warming up to me.

So I was able to do the Katy (twice) in the heat, and clear my head as I had hoped. But then Doug helped me fill my head with philosophical fodder and a new appreciation for the goodness in people. Like his black powder rifles, once you clear the barrel, you need to reload carefully and in the right order!

On a recent trip to Hawai’i, my wife and I saw a quote carved into a bench, “Unplanned turns taken, often lead to the most unexpected, wonderful places." My turn was kinda planned, but it did lead to a most unexpected, wonderful place. Kudos to Bluffton Barn!

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Randy from New Mexico from Albuquerque on 06/29/2021 10:39 PM:
I stayed with Doug at the Bluffton Barn on June 12 after a very hot 50 mile day. Doug is a cyclist who knows what cyclists want and need after a long day in the saddle. After a much refreshing shower, hanging out with Doug, his neighbors, and his dogs Freckles and Spot, made for wondrous evening. I felt lucky to have an upstairs room with air-conditioning. Some other guys rode in and had reservations to camp in Doug’s field. They had called ahead with a beverage order and Doug had everything on ice ready to go. It was a blast hearing his stories about the Katy Trail, area history, and some of his above and beyond efforts to retrieve and rescue lost or ill-prepared cyclists. I read the many good reviews and was glad I got to experience an evening at the Bluffton Barn myself.

Trail Users
Doug from Bluffton on 06/17/2021 07:22 AM:
My turn to leave positive feedback for trail riders. I just had a group from Indiana consisting of ten teenage men with four counselors stay here. They knew how to carry on a conversation as well as say "thank you sir" at the appropriate times. They had a HOT day for riding but laughed and had fun while eating dinner in my field. To top it off they Left No Trace. No trash no mess no problems for me to deal with. I would welcome them back anytime. Tonight they will be at Klondike so say hello if you meet them.

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SuzieStarship from Pepperell Massachusetts on 06/12/2021 05:58 PM:
Of the many things I enjoy about riding the Katy Trail are the starry nights, fireflies, critters, creeks, MO culture, and PEOPLE you cross paths with along the way.

Doug, owner of the Bluffton Barn, his dogs Freckles and Spot, along with his nearby neighbor were highlights yesterday.

I heard critter stories and a recording of good local string-band music; held beautiful, handmade, deer tibia jewelry; learned about blackpowder, and events called “Rendevous”; all the while enjoying a cold, refreshing MO beer supplied by my host after my hot and humid ride (that’s Missouri!).

I was down to my last two carrots and a pint of peanut butter. Doug offered to make me a mighty good meal to be followed by homemade, scratch German chocolate cake, and dining al fresco for short change :-).

I stayed overnight in an air conditioned room in the old farmhouse —which does have a full-kitchen. It’s “down-home” as I like to say, not posh, and quite comfortable.

Many thanks to Doug for catering to cyclists on the Katy with kindness, rich stories and conversation, and options to suit the needs and pocketbooks of his guests.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 06/12/2021 07:14 PM:
Thanks Suzie! High Praise from an unbelievably fun human being! I have guests tonight that met you on the trail today and were amazed! A WHOLE lot of good vibes shared on your behalf! Nothing I can say will let you know how welcome you are in these parts; but I hope I have.

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SuzieStarship from Pepperell Massachusetts on 06/12/2021 04:27 PM:
Of the many things I enjoy about riding the Katy Trail are the starry nights, fireflies, critters, creeks, MO culture, and PEOPLE you cross paths with along the way.

Doug, owner of the Bluffton Barn, his dogs Freckles and Spot, along with his nearby neighbor were highlights yesterday.

I heard critter stories and a recording of good local string-band music; held beautiful, handmade, deer tibia jewelry; learned about blackpowder, and events called “Rendevous”; all the while enjoying a cold, refreshing MO beer supplied by my host after my hot and humid ride (that’s Missouri!).

I was down to my last two carrots and a pint of peanut butter. Doug offered to make me a mighty good meal to be followed by homemade, scratch German chocolate cake, and dining al fresco for short change :-).

I stayed overnight in an air conditioned room in the old farmhouse —which does have a full-kitchen. It’s “down-home” as I like to say, not posh, and quite comfortable.

Many thanks to Doug for catering to cyclists on the Katy with kindness, rich stories and conversation, and options to suit the needs and pocketbooks of his guests.

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Corie from Texas on 06/12/2021 09:23 AM:
Loved staying at “the Barn”. Had the most enjoyable interaction with other guests and of course our host Doug. He is a genuine person and provides comfort and entertainment and fellowship to all. Will definitely come again!,

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R Bruce W Laubach from Williamsburg, VA on 06/08/2021 09:56 AM:
Thumbs up to Doug and the Bluffton Barn. I took advantage of his hospitality earlier in March while I was on a solo ride from Machens to Clinton and back. He offers a wide range of options on how you stay with him. He offered me a warm bed, shower, dinner, and breakfast. He also gave me the option of setting up my tent and camping out. I took him up on a warm shower, but camped and made my own meals. I figured that if I was going to bother carrying a tent sleeping gear and food I should at least use them. Or, that would have been a useless weight on the trail.
Doug is very friendly and offers a campfire with singing and adult refreshments. I had a very good time and enjoyed our conversations.

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Dr Kyle from Lawrence,Kansas on 05/19/2021 08:44 AM:
Bluffton barn is Bluffton with Doug its owner and gracious host. By the time we arrived at the barn, it had been a long rainy day biking on the Katy Trail. Doug took us under his wing providing for us and our bikes. We were given warm comfortable beds in the old farm house. Enjoyment was added to our stay from the evening conversations with Doug where we learned of the history surrounding Bluffton and the workings of the Missouri river. It’s obvious Doug really delights in his guests. You would miss a wonderful evening by not spending time with Doug and all the stories laced with wisdom gained by a long life next to the Missouri River.

 
Thomas B Lee from Naperville on 05/20/2021 11:07 PM:
I also spent a night at the "Barn" in Bluffton. I agree with Dr. Kyle that Doug is a great man who takes very good care of over-night staying bikers. He had a few options of dinner or breakfast if you just show up, or contact him in advance if you want to eat specific food. We spent hours talking about a lot of stuff. Plan to stop over at the "Barn"

 
Doug from Bluffton on 05/22/2021 08:27 PM:
Thank you very much Kyle and Tom but my point of view is 180 opposite. It's the guests like you guys that make evenings and the conversations so enjoyable. Travel is places, life is people.

 
Iowa Cyclist from Northeast Iowa on 06/02/2021 04:08 PM:
Just thought we'd add that we met Doug on our ride in October 2020 -- he helped us with shuttling. He's a great guy. When we return to the KATY Trail for a future ride, Doug and the Bluffton Barn are on our itinerary.

Walking the Katy Trail
Erik from Pleasanton, California on 05/01/2021 09:15 PM:
Hi!

My family (2 adults and an 11 year old) like to hike the Camino de Santiago. Since the little guy isn't vaccinated yet and we're not sure about flights to and fro, I thought we could walk the Katy Trail from Jefferson City to St. Charles.

The stages I'm planning seem reasonable except bewteen Tebbetts and Blufton. 20 miles in one day could be a bit much for family cohesion. : )

Can anyone tell me if there is cell service in Blufton so we could take a taxi to Blufton?

Thanks for the wonderful information this provides!

 
Doug from Bluffton on 05/03/2021 11:24 AM:
call the Bluffton Barn for more info.

 
Thomas B Lee from Naperville on 05/05/2021 10:41 PM:
I just finished West to East bike riding on May 2, and I did stop by at Blufton (The Barn). I have T-Mobile service and I did not get ANY coverage there. Doug said he uses phone only (vs. data) and told me it is somehow with the help of his computer to boost cell phone signal. He uses AT&T service.

I have walked Camino de Santiago (CdS) six times in the last seven years (I could not go in 2020), and I am hoping to go this fall when Spain opens up the border for foreigners. The way I see your plan is that unlike CdS, there are very, very limited lodging options. Also places to eat. Are you planning to camp in the middle of nowhere? Do you feel safe doing so? Even if you carry tent and food, you have to carry a lot of water in order to cook and clean. You have to think through. if you want to contact me, leave your cont here.

 
Cat from Ohio on 05/12/2021 02:02 PM:
Fellow pilgrims here, and missing the Camino. We are thinking of walking the Katy Trail, too, possibly in the next few weeks. Wondering how your planning is going. We are planning to camp some and rent rooms some and from what I can tell, it's totally possible without too many days over 20 miles. About water, I'm assuming we can bring a water filter and collect water along the way if there are not fountains available. Has anyone else tried it? Not a lot of info out there for walkers.

 
Thomas B Lee from Naperville on 05/20/2021 11:19 PM:
I have to admit that I have not used all restrooms along the trail. I think most, if not all, "stations" have a restroom. I was impressed how clean they were for public restroom. In the washroom there is a flush toilet and a sink with elevated faucet to facilitate filling a water bottle. So I don't think you need to worry about water along the way as much as you worry about food. If you don't like the taste of the water, you can add electrolyte powder to alter the taste.

 
JH from Pacific on 05/21/2021 01:31 PM:
Not all of the trailheads have water. I appears to me there only water on the sections of the trail open to equestrians.

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KV from Kansas City, MO on 04/25/2021 10:57 AM:
This review is in regards to Doug, at Bluffton Barn. My friends and I biked the Katy Trail recently (2020) and unfortunately, 1 of our friends got injured. No longer able to ride to the next destination, let alone closest rest stop (10+ miles). Stranded, we frantically called every # we had in our emergency notes with no success of help. It was unclear if anyone from Bluffton Barn offered shuttle services but we were to try anyway. Our lucky stars - Doug answered the call and was more than willing to literally drop what he was in the middle of doing to come and pick us up and take us to the next town. 2 passengers, 2 bikes, all of our gear, next destination about 20 miles - he said no problem! We explained where we were on the trail and within 10 minutes he literally pulled his truck up on the trail and helped me get my friend and gear loaded. Being females we were unsure of what to expect and intimated but relieved to have received help. Immediately upon meeting Doug our fears disappeared and finally were able to breath at the thought of getting somewhere comfortable and safe. I can't express how much Doug helped us this day. He was overtly kind, patient, flexible, helpful, understanding, and just overall a genuine nice person. We had great conversations and laughs during transportation and at the end, charged us a measly $30 for everything. I couldn't believe it. I write this review not for a reminder that their are still good people out there but to let others on the KT trail know to have his (the Bluffton Barn's) information on hand, in case anything happens along the way. Doug is a safe and reliable person to call on! My friends and I all agree we will be traveling again soon and will be staying at the Bluffton Barn solely on the interaction we had with Doug. I recommend him and his business to anyone.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 04/25/2021 08:49 PM:
Thank you for the kind words! Perfect ending to a great day today.

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Backpacker Chris from Arizona on 03/01/2021 11:48 AM:
I will be hiking through in a couple days. Is bluffton barn open for rent camping in early march? Let me know. Thanks

 
Doug from Bluffton on 03/01/2021 04:50 PM:
I am. Give me a call so we can talk about what you might need. Doug

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Geo from Madison WI on 01/07/2021 10:13 AM:
This place has a very large lawn--perfect for camping. Campers are provided access to a toilet/shower in the old house. The did a load of laundry for $5 and has some supplies for sale; e.g. insect repellent.

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Geo from Madison WI on 01/07/2021 10:13 AM:
This place has a very large lawn--perfect for camping. Campers are provided access to a toilet/shower in the old house. The did a load of laundry for $5 and has some supplies for sale; e.g. insect repellent.

Nice place to stay
Jennie from Omaha, NE on 10/21/2020 03:24 PM:
We stayed at the Bluffton Barn on 10/16. Doug was a very nice host. We had own kitchenette/bathroom/etc. For an extra price, Doug cooked supper/breakfast for us (which was well worth it). Doug is very nice and enjoys hosting.

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Erik from Oklahoma City on 10/07/2020 09:48 AM:
I stayed at the Bluffton Barn on 10.3.2020. Doug was a kind and generous host. The place is eclectic and homey. Enjoyed lively talk around the campfire with Spot and Freckles (Doug's sweet dogs). Though I did not eat any meals there, the other guests had great things to say! I stayed in the upper barn loft. Lots of room, comfortable and quiet. This place is great for travelers who are a little more adventurous and enjoy a rustic old world charm. Thanks again to Doug for being incredibly welcoming and accommodating!

 
Rich from Fairview, TX on 10/12/2020 05:34 PM:
I stayed at the Bluffton Barn the night of 10/9/2020. I found Doug to be one of the most personable gentlemen I’ve met. I felt he and I could be friends. He is a cyclist and enjoys hearing of your experiences and sharing his. The dinner he prepared for his guests that night was delicious and there was plenty, and the blueberry pancakes and bacon the next morning kept me going the next day.
I think it was Erik who mentioned Doug’s dogs, Spot and Freckles, they are both sweethearts, and gave me my dog fix for the day.
If/when I ride the Trail again, I will plan my itinerary to include Bluffton Barn in Bluffton.
Enjoy your autumn ride.

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Ramon from KC on 07/31/2020 02:01 PM:
Stayed at Bluffton Barn last week on a Sedalia to STL ride. Doug was a very friendly and generous host. Dinner and breakfast were both great. Looking forward to visiting with my family next time.

 
Dave from Minneapolis on 08/31/2020 11:13 PM:
I had the pleasure of staying at the barn and spending time with Doug, his buddy BJ, and his fine dogs Freckles and Spot. The Barn will not be confused with a Four Seasons, but it is clean and comfortable. The reason to stay, though, is spending time with Doug and his posse, laughing and telling stories, and eating his fine cooking. A stay here is great way to enhance in your Katy Trail experience.

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Eric from Chesterfield, MO on 02/08/2020 11:25 AM:
Looking at riding thru this summer. I need electrical to recharge my pedal assist. Is electric available at or near campsites?
Thanks
Eric

 
Allen from Shawnee,Ks on 02/13/2020 12:35 PM:
Hi Eric
Its hard to say exactly but as a general rule there is usually electricity in the bathrooms or shower houses.
Here is a list of campgrounds I am familiar with:
Sedalia fairgrounds Shower house inside for sure (not in sight), may be some at RV sites close to tent sites
Katy Roundhouse Shower house outside (could be in sight depends where you pitch tent)
Hartsburg city park at gazebo (should be in sight)
Turner Shelter in Tebbets Inside (in sight)
Portland campground on side of shower house (in sight of tent sites)
Steamboat springs I believe some are outdoors by some RV campsites for sure in shower house
Herman City Park at campsites
Marthasville ballfields campsite, in shelter (would be in sight depending on tent placement)
Klondike Park at the shower house (not in sight of tents)
This is all the ones I am familiar with, hope this helps
Allen

 
Bill in Houston from Houston on 02/13/2020 04:39 PM:
You could also try to top up at rest stops along the way. Plug it in, go into Casey's for a Mountain Dew and a slice of pizza, sit for a bit while you eat...

 
John Hutchins from Pacific on 02/14/2020 08:04 AM:
You could charge at Cooper's Landing, also.

 
Bill from St. Louis on 02/14/2020 03:51 PM:
Hello Eric: What make of Electric Bike are you riding?

 
Anonymous on 02/15/2020 11:15 AM:
This might sound strange but have you considered calling the places you want to stay and asking them what they have?

 
Eric from Chesterfield Mo on 02/15/2020 08:08 PM:
I ride a TerraTrike Traveler. Need the stability of 3 wheel since a brain bleed & surgery in 2018

 
Allen from Shawnee,Ks on 02/16/2020 10:26 AM:
Hi Eric,
A couple of thoughts. Have you done any kind of tests to see how far your bike can go with a load? This might determine where you will have to stop. Do you have an extra battery? In general I don't think you will have a problem with recharging unless the miles you can travel are pretty short.

As an emergency you could always get a motel or a B & B for a night.

I rode a couple of years ago with a guy who had an electric bike and he made it all the way (he was camping also). I have also ridden with a guy who had a cpap machine, it required recharging every day he did ok also (he was camping).
Have a good trip.

Allen

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Mark from chesterfield on 12/04/2019 05:27 PM:
Do NOT stay!
I booked my trip, sent the check. The second day I realized that I mis-calculated the distance between my starting point and the barn. I immediately called the owner, and left him voice mails, text messages, and inform him that. His reply was cordial. Then I realized that he cashed my check! I understand if he had turn away others, or had spent anything for my reservation. But everything happened within three days. And he cashed my check AFTER I told him that I cannot make it. When I called, the attitude was plain and simple, "you are not going to get your money back, no matter what."
I take my fault. I miscalculated to begin with. I did not confirm the refund policy. But this is not right. Deeply disappointed by how much people are driven by money.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 12/05/2019 06:50 AM:
He placed a reservation for 11-8-19 at 4:38 PM on 10-30-19 by phone. at this time I explained the cancellation policy. He made his cancellation by text on 11-6-19 at 2:50 PM. AFTER his check went to the bank and AFTER I had turned others away. There were no calls or texts in the interim. This is all in my phone log. I have several times in the past returned deposits on last minute cancellations when I have been able to book the rooms to last minute show ups. I do not want to get paid twice for rooms but I DO want to get paid once. If that sounds like I am driven by money then so be it.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 12/05/2019 07:16 AM:
He also sent me a picture of his check to let me know it was on the way on 11-1-19 (the second day)

 
Anonymous on 12/05/2019 09:10 AM:
I doubt many people that offer lodging along the Katy do so as a nonprofit organization. Most probably do so to make a profit and are essential "driven by money" as you say. Not a bad thing all.

Read the fine print. Know the rules/policy. If you have to cancel and loose money because you "did not confirm the refund policy" why come here to bash Doug? You admitted it was on you.

I'm disappointed in you Mark for being so driven by money that you admit the fault is yours and then for publicly blaming Doug.

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lambchop from northwest arkansas on 04/10/2019 04:36 PM:
we will be in your area the first week in june and are interested in staying with you one night. we are not campers, and would prefer 2 beds. could you email us or post here with rates and availability for that week for 2 people.

thanks

 
Rider from Missouri on 04/10/2019 10:04 PM:
You would be better off contacting him directly. He has an ad on the Bluffton page. I doubt if he has your email address and might not want to conduct business on an open forum.

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Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/06/2018 09:30 AM:
Doug wasn't home when we passed through. We stopped just to say hello because Doug is awesome. Hopefully next time.

 
Doug on 12/07/2018 10:57 AM:
Dang it. Sorry I missed you. Company is scarce this time of year.

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David Howell from St. Louis on 09/11/2018 07:23 PM:
I stayed here for a night in early July, 2018. The loft has everything a person could want, great AC, comfy bed, cooking facilities, and shower. And Doug is a world-class raconteur and musician. If you're lucky maybe he will even play his bass for you. If you're a dog-lover like I am, you're in luck. Doug has two fantastic dogs, Spot, a super sweet yellow lab, and Freckles his partner in crime. The B&B is a short hike to the Grand Bluffs Conservation Area, which will take you to the top of the Bluff for a Lewis and Clark view of the surroundings. Highly recommended.

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Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 01/25/2018 11:59 AM:
Warm, spacious, unique, great home cooked food. Room for several people plus floor space for more. Doug is a wonderful host, who coordinated meals and even craft beer by request. Nice dogs. We talked till we couldn't stay awake any longer. Contact Doug in advance, send him a check, and he will take good care of you. Highly recommended.

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Mark Rovenstine from Dallas, TX on 10/12/2017 09:28 AM:
My wife Nancy and I just cycled the Katy Trail. We stayed at the Barn with Doug on this trip. Doug has done a nice job on his Barn and we were comfortable. Seeing Doug on our trips is always a highlight of our cycling trip. Doug is entertaining and a character. It is not your typical place so, be prepared to be flexible. But Doug is a great guy and will do his best to take care of you.

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Kathy H. from Atlanta, GA on 09/27/2017 12:59 PM:
It was a hot day and Chug and I were happy to arrive at Bluffton Barn. We set up our tents in an area of lush grass and had a refreshing shower. By prior arrangement, Doug prepared dinner for us since there is nothing nearby. He's a very good cook. The three of us shared dinner together and had some good conversation. The next morning Doug prepared coffee and breakfast and offered us some suggestions regarding our ride that day. After saying our goodbyes to Doug, Spot, and Freckles we pedaled away.

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RBratt from California on 09/22/2017 11:45 PM:
We stayed at the Bluffton Barn while riding the Katy Trail -- what a memorable night! Doug set us up right, and he joined us for a dinner that featured plenty of laughs and a lot of life truths in addition to some good food. Super interesting guy, and a terrific host. The barn is comfortable, and it has everything you need: kitchen, beds, table and chairs, and more guitars than you can play. Would love to come back again!

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Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:31 PM:
We were so glad to find that Doug's B&B is open again! We just love Doug and stayed at the Rendleman B&B many times. A few years ago, a truck ran off the highway and hit the house so hard it pushed it off the foundation. The insurance company has refused to settle and so unfortunately the house is still unusable. But since then Doug has renovated his barn into an adorable B&B and it is a fantastic place to stay.

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Scott from Sw mo on 09/13/2016 01:47 PM:
Is this Doug!

 
Ray (webmaster) on 09/13/2016 05:35 PM:
Yes, Doug is back! He has been renovating his barn to include a living space which he plans to rent on a nightly basis. Grand opening in the spring but he's test-marketing some availability this fall. Great to have him back.