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Katy Trail Cottage

718A W Main

Katy Trail Cottage is located approximately 1.8 miles from the Katy Trail, in Jefferson City MO

  • just a stone's throw from the Missouri River Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge leading directly from the Katy Trail
  • Bicycle Bridge is 4 doors from the Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, laundry facilities, and plenty of locked bicycle storage
  • 3 doors down from the Cottage is a pub
  • 2 blocks away is a bike shop
  • close to downtown with eateries, Amtrak, & the Capitol
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Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Pat from Spooner WI on 12/03/2023 10:05 AM:
My family of 9 is planning a trip to Missouri to ride different parts of the Katy Trail. We age from 10 to 70 with a ride range of riding experience. I’m wondering how many people the cottages can accommodate and if this would be a good spot to start. Allowing us to try different parts of the trail during a 3 day stay.
Thank you

Anonymous on 12/03/2023 10:41 AM:
Jeff City would be a great place to ride east and west from.

Contact your choice of lodging for specifics about their business.

Gary from Washington on 12/04/2023 09:10 AM:
Jefferson City, Hermann and Washington are good locations that provide housing and food for a group your size. They aren't directly on the trail, but short and safe trails leading into them. Good Luck - you'll have a great time!

Alan from Sedalia on 12/10/2023 10:49 AM:
If I were going to plan a stay at one location for several short day rides I would pick a smaller town that sits right on the trail. Rocheport is one such place that's stands out to me. It is a beautiful ride going either direction out of town. Going southeast runs directly beside the river for miles. I'm not sure about accommodations for a group of your size but if you plan well ahead it might be doable in a smaller town.

Anonymous on 12/10/2023 11:59 AM:
Driving from Wisconsin the advantage of having a vehicle makes it much easier to access trailheads as well as a towns amenities. Jefferson City offers amenities that smaller towns do not.

Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Jill and Doreen from Columbia MO on 10/22/2023 07:45 PM:
What a fantastic find for Katy Trail riders! From the chocolate, ice cream, bananas, and chilled beer mugs, Julie and Steve leave no need or want unmet. Great basement to store bikes, with a much appreciated floor pump to top off the tires before the ride home. Comfortable, clean, great morning light. Close to "uptown" in JC, where you can find lovely breakfasts and the High Rise Bakery. Irish pub Paddy Malone's is two doors down from the Katy Trail Cottage, and is quite lovely. We already have our dibs in for next October.

Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Anne the Adventurer from Connecticut on 09/09/2023 08:41 PM:
Katy Trail Cottage is fantastic! Impeccably clean and very well appointed. Irish pub right down the street. Highly recommend!

Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Paul & Barbara from Decatur GA on 05/21/2022 05:29 PM:
What a find! This comfortable cottage with lots of space and surprising touches is just over the bridge. Owners Steve and Julie were super nice, and once inside we found frozen beer mugs, lots of little snack treats, bananas for weary muscles, comfy beds, a basement space to store the bikes (and do minor maintenance out of the sun), and a full kitchen so we could cook our own dinner. Highly recommended.

Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Jim & Barb from Cleveland, Ohio on 05/03/2022 09:11 PM:
We had a very nice stay at the Cottage! After a hard day on the Katy, with lots of rain, it was great to crash here! Julie and Steve have thought to provide all of the important things bikers could need - washer and dryer, secure bike storage and a comfortable bed for starters. There were also snacks and fruit - and chocolate!! A full kitchen is available if you want to cook a meal. The Cottage is conveniently located near where you get off the path on the bridge across the Missouri. On top of that, after we forgot a couple of things the next day, Steve was kind enough to bring them to the trailhead before we left town. Super!!

Katy Trail Cottage in Jefferson City
Char S. from Minden on 06/19/2021 12:54 PM:
So convenient! Just a few hundred feet from the end of the bridge coming over the Missouri. Very clean with nice big basement with laundry and space to store multiple bikes (necessary to haul them down 4 or 5 outside steps). Could use a TV: however the Wifi was fast.

I walked around the capital and had a great dinner at the Madison Cafe. Would book again.