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People Can’t Get Enough Of This Extremely Cozy And Rustic Cabin

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Take a look inside the Bross Brothers Cabin in Cottleville, Missouri, a cabin with history, originally built in the early 1800s in a settlement that was established where the Boone’s Lick Trail crossed the Dardenne. A country store, wagon repair shop, two little hotels, and two grist mills where wheat and corn were ground into flour and meal were in operation by 1804. The settlement grew as the Boonslick Trail carried many travelers west seeing many wagon trains, stagecoaches, and pony express riders. The settlement was named Cottleville in 1839 and grew to over 500 people in 1860.



The Bross brothers ran a thriving Blacksmith business in the center of town and lived next to the shop in this log cabin. They resided in the old cabin and added on to the back in 1877. During this remodel the fact that logs were hidden beneath the siding and safe from the elements was forgotten for over a hundred years until recently when the property was purchased and the log cabin needed to be removed. Careful tagging of each log was performed before dismantling the cabin and the logs were stored until the property was sold again to Glenn and Cheryl Hill who rebuilt the log cabin on the same property using all the same logs in the same configuration.

This 2-bedroom, a 2-bathroom vacation rental is an iconic restored log cabin, original to the town of Cottleville. The vacation home is perfect for the whole family, the Bross Brother’s Cabin was occupied by the Bross Brothers in the mid-1800s. The cabin is steeped in local history and sports all the comforts of home, this cabin is perfect for those in town for weddings, events, family reunions, or simply a visit to enjoy the local charm of Cottleville.

The cabin is located in Cottleville, Missouri, United States with plenty to see and do including local event/wedding venues such as the Public School House (0.2 miles), Piazza Messina (0.5 miles), and the Old Hickory Golf Club (2.3 miles). Nearby attractions include the Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (1.3 miles), Mastermind Room Escape – St. Charles (4.0 miles), Kokomo Joe’s Family Fun Center (7.4 miles), and Six Flags St. Louis (26.0 miles). Fresh air fun includes the Legacy Park at Dardenne Greenway (0.3 miles), Legacy Park (1.2 miles), Scott A. Lewis Park/Buchheit Lake (2.8 miles), and City Centre Park (6.2 miles).

As you enter the parlor you step back into time to the early 1800s. Enjoy the rustic fireplace and large sitting area including a large farm-style table, pine floors, tongue, and groove ceilings all surrounded by the original hand-hewn logs from over 200 years ago. In the rear of the cabin, you will find the master bedroom and modern bathroom, and kitchen. Additional bedrooms exist in the basement with walkout access to a peaceful park-like backyard and gardens with room for entertaining guests. Total sleeping accommodations for eight people are available. You’ll enjoy the log cabin and have a peaceful stay in Cottleville where you can walk to many eating establishments and enjoy the local shops.

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