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Copperstone Cottage – Sleeps 2

Cozy Cabin that Overlooks River from Back Deck Providing Perfect Romantic Getaway

Sassafras Cabin – Sleeps 6

Escape From Home for Whole Family with Calming Views of Rolling Hills from Hot Tub

Dogwood Cabin – Sleeps 8

Break Free in Relaxing Ranch Themed Rooms with Stunning Views of Meramec River Bottom

Murphy’s Retreat – Sleeps 12

Breathtaking Riverside Views with Plenty of Space for All to Enjoy

Hillside Cabin – Sleeps 6

Quiet, Little Sanctuary Overlooking 200 Acre Working Cattle Farm

Country Cabin – Sleeps 6

River Access and Stunning Views of The Farm From Deck with Hot Tub

Whispering Woods

Secluded Getaway with Private Meramec River Access

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"What Guests are Saying"

Murphy’s Retreat

"Rustic, quiet, beautiful view"

John K


Great location yet away from everything!

Murphy’s Retreat

"Beautiful view of the river"

Marty B


Upon entering, the air smelled nice and clean. However, there were a few problems with cleanliness. The floors were quite dirty, the fireplace doors black, there was a spoon in the disposal and it smelled bad, and some of the kitchen items were greasy or soiled. Screens on porch have several holes allowing unwanted animals to enter. On the plus side, bedding was clean and there were plenty of clean towels. The furniture is well worn but comfortable. I've rented many apartments, condos and houses in this country as well as in Europe. In my opinion, this house, though very remote with a great view, is not a good value for the money.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Perfect weekend getaway"

Dani O


Very clean, beautiful view of the river, large screened in porch. We were a group of women that met at Peaceful Bend Winery (right across the street from the property) for a nice lunch and wine prior to check in at our cabin. The cabin had plenty of sleeping space and everything we needed. We spent most of our time on the screened in porch looking at the river below. It is a little hike to get down to the river if you don't have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Or you can drive a couple of miles to Bird's Nest Landing for river access. We had a great weekend.

Murphy’s Retreat

"New Review"

april m


Crystal responded quickly. Place was great! Already planning a trip back next year!

Murphy’s Retreat

"Wonderful Getaway from the City!"

Greg-Susan F


Everything was as advertised and the screened-in porch overlooking the river and woods was definitely the highlight of the trip! So relaxing for us, and the perfect place for the dogs to hang out too. Had a couple of issues but Crystal addressed them to our satisfaction. Would definitely return and have already recommended it to others.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Vineyards and Springs"

Douglas J


This place has a great view and is right on the Meramec River, we went to several vineyard and Missouri Springs. A good place to get away and see the natural beauty of Missouri.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Wonderful time"

cynthia h


It was a great property. Even though the weather was cold the wood burning fireplace made for great comfort. Very clean and had everything we needed for family fun. Thanks for everything.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Perfect Family Retreat"

Debbie D


Your property far exceeded our expectations. We hiked, ate good meals, talked and laughed and gave thanks for the opportunity to spend time together in a wonderful atmosphere. Thanks, The Darrow Family

Murphy’s Retreat

"Loved the location"

Lisa H


Very nice property and wonderful views. Overall the property was clean and comfortable. Kitchen had everything you need. Wish we had brought more meals to eat in. The only negatives is some of the furniture is older and worn and bathrooms are a bit dated. The cabin is very roomy and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again. We enjoyed having a nice dinner out at Sybill’s in St.James. Avoid eating at Hick BBQ in Steelville it was not good.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Hidden Gem"

Kristen B


Great experience! Enjoyed the house, making fires, drinking coffee & soaking up the view, hanging out at the pavilion, hiking, playing corn hole and cards, and baking pizzas in the pizza oven. We also enjoyed a trip into Steelville. Walked around visiting the stores. Enjoyed a burger and ice cream at the Dairy Isle.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Spring Break"

Corrina T


This is a beautiful home and the views are amazing. Everything was nice and neat.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Had a great time, place was clean and welcoming, definitely recommend a stay here!!!"

Michael C.


Murphy’s Retreat

"We stayed here for a weekend float trip on the Bass River. Location was close to both Cuba and Steeleville, MO making it convenient for groceries or anything else you may need from town. Also only a 20 minute drive to the resort for our float. Jessica was always quick to respond and helpful"

Zachary W.


Murphy’s Retreat

"Cozy Cabin with Tons of Space!"

Caitlin P.


We really enjoyed our stay and it worked out really well with our two toddlers. The kitchen was really well equipped and everything seemed really clean. We only slept in the master bedroom and the basement bed but both were really comfortable. The bathtub was so fun for our toddlers to bathe in and we used it everyday. The only issue we had was that the listing makes it sound like the pavilion is was for our private use, when in fact there are a handful of other cabins nearby that also have access to the pavilion. That being said the pavilion was awesome! It had a refrigerator multiple grills, a Johnny on the spot (that wasn’t awful) and plenty of seating. The gravel road to get down to the pavilion was pretty steep and hard to get up in a minivan but we made it just fine once we got the hang of it. If you have four wheel drive it would be no problem. The spring that is just down the river a bit is so beautiful and was so fun to explore! We did have a few questions for the owner who was super helpful and very polite. We look forward to staying at this cabin again and possibly trying out some other cabins at Murphy’s place.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Great place to stay!!!"

Jason V.


Murphy’s Retreat

"Breathtaking Views!!"

Stephanie B.


Our stay was amazing! Breathtaking views!

Murphy’s Retreat

"Perfect place to unwind and relax"

Kevin D.


Murphy’s Retreat

"Good Spot for a bachelor party"

Austin M.


There was a ton of room for guests to sleep (there were 12 of us). The kitchen was spacious and had everything we needed and the river was short walk down the trail.

Murphy’s Retreat

"Beautiful Area"

Tarah S.


House was amazing! Beautiful views!! Jessica was very nice and responding to any communication quickly. We got to meet her and her husband and they were both friendly and awesome! Definitely recommend and will hopefully be back soon!

Murphy’s Retreat

"Great Thanksgiving Gathering"

Elizabeth C.


We had a wonderful time gathering with our far flung children for the holiday in this remote spot. The kitchen had everything we needed for a traditional feast. The views are spectacular!

Whispering Woods

"Awesome Place!!!"

Laura S.


We have been to 3 of 4J's properties over the last 2 years. This cabin is one of our favorites, it is secluded and had everything we needed for a great time. Our kids loved the the large yard, exploring the surrounding woods, and the dart board and ping pong table downstairs. The river access they offer is amazing and the pavilion is an awesome place for an afternoon bbq by the river. We can't express how much we love coming to 4J's properties as we always know it will be first class!!!!!

Whispering Woods

"Stunning Cabin"

Zac M.


We have been coming to Jessica's cabins for years but this is our first time to this new cabin and we absolutely loved it. Clean, comfortable, and located close to 4J's private Meramec river access. We love being within a mile of the winery and the river. Jessica has always been great to deal with and makes sure our stays meet our expectations. Do yourself a favor and order meat from their farm. It is top notch!!! I keep asking when they will change there name to 4J resort as they have all that you need - floating, horseback riding, walking trails, and winery close by!!! WE LOVE THIS PLACE!!!

Country Cabin

"Short getaway"

Rachel A


Always a pleasure to stay in the house. Jessica is always a wonderful property manager. We’ll continue to come back!

Country Cabin

"Country cabin getaway"

Jason H


This property was perfect to getaway and unplug. The owner was great to work with and we had an amazing time.

Country Cabin

"Christmas Getaway"

Barb G


We absolutely loved staying on your farm! It was the perfect getaway.

Country Cabin

"Great weekend"

Jeff B


My wife and had the best weekend here!! The views of the hundreds of acres were amazing! Jessica and Justin were the best hosts! We can’t wait to come back this summer with friends for some floating! Also, we just had their 4J steaks for dinner when we got home. Very good!! Definitely stock up.

Country Cabin

"Relaxing weekend get away"

Michael W


I had a nice relaxing weekend at the cabin house. Took a drive around the surrounding area, saw lots of deer, horses, cattle and other wildlife. Enjoying the sunrise with a cup of coffeee, while sitting in the hot tub on a December morning made the trip well worth it. Thank You as I look forward to revisiting with some friends this coming summer.

Country Cabin

"3rd time staying"

Jeff R


Great getaway to a nice quiet, secluded cabin.

Country Cabin


Jessica C


This was a perfect get away for my family! Justin and Jessica were wonderful to work with!

Country Cabin

"Fall Getaway"

Batina J


This is a beautiful, peaceful property in the fall. There were deer each morning and evening. The host does a great job making you feel welcome. We would love to come back!!!

Country Cabin

"Beautiful cabin"

Katie O


The cabin was very clean and the property was beautiful. It was easy to find and was close to everything. Highly recommend staying here!

Country Cabin

"Relaxing Get away"

Kathy C


This property is located in a beautiful relaxing setting. We enjoyed local restaurants for lunch. Evenings were spent relaxing on the patio or the hot tub.

Country Cabin

"Beautiful stay"

Jessica C


We loved staying at this property. Beautiful property. The fog over the valley every morning was just a delight. Jessica was very easy to reach. We will be back!

Country Cabin

"Views were breathtaking!"



We desperately needed to get away from the city to enjoy some nature - the Country Cabin provided that for us. We walked our dogs who loved all the new sights and smells, sat by a fire at night, and took a lot of photos of the beautiful scenery. We picked up food from Rich's Famous Burgers and enjoyed it while sitting under the carport, at the cabin, while taking in the view. The lady at Rich's, now I can not recall her name, was VERY welcoming - we chuckled a bit during our exchange. 🙂 Burgers were delicious! The cabin had enough space for us to stretch out, while not feeling too big. The kitchen had everything we needed except an 8"x8" pan to bake cornbread it. We purchased one at the local grocery store and gifted it to the cabin. 🙂 We brought our own spices. There is another cabin pretty close to this one, but I feel it woud be more of a non-issue as there is a good amount of green space between them and each has their own "fire pit" location. It was not occupied during our stay. Jessica was quick to respond to messages, friendly, and thanked me after I provided a rundown on how we left the cabin. I can only imagine the beauty of the fall leaves . . . we saw a very small representation when we were there earlier this month (October). If y'all are thinking about a trip to Steelville, I recommend considering the Country Cabin. You'll be amongst nature after leaving the hustle behind . . .

Country Cabin

"Perfect place"

Emily J


We had such a wonderful time staying here! The house is so clean and we'll appointed! We came for my cousin's wedding at Crossbuck barn and I don't think there is anywhere closer to stay. The covered patio was perfect for family to come by and visit on a rainy day and we used it every night to enjoy the peace and quiet of the location!

Country Cabin

"Absolutely AMAZING"

Gina S


We came to Missouri for our sons graduation from US Army basic training at Fort Leonard Wood. We decided to make a long vacation out of it and chose to stay at this vacation rental. We had an amazing time, Jessica and Justin were wonderful! They were very accommodating and just a blessing to us. The home was perfect! The beds were super comfy, the home was clean, the kitchen was equipped with all we needed, the steaks we purchased from the farm were AWESOME on the grill, and the hot tub was spectacular! We loved exploring the property, playing in the river, driving to the field to look at the stars, watching the sunrise and the beautiful sunsets! We even had a deer family visit us multiple times. Thank you so much for sharing your property with us. We highly recommend this property and we will be back again!

Country Cabin


Carol H


Amazing little escape from the hustle and bustle!

Country Cabin

"Relaxing Weekend"

Kim L


Great hot tub, grill, and fire pit in a quiet location make for a relaxing unplugged weekend. The covered patio area is spacious, and the cabin had everything we needed.

Country Cabin

"Great weekend getaway"

Lucy E


This property is AMAZING! It is a perfect weekend getaway. There was great communication with the host- Jessica can answer all your questions in a very timely manner. We can’t wait to come back!

Country Cabin

"Quiet and Relaxing"

Denise C


Jessica is a great hostess. House was clean and comfortable. Hot tub felt great. Beautiful views, saw lots of deer and other farm animals. Nice fire pit, too windy for us to enjoy. Nice location for trout fishing. Highly recommend.