Nat and Tyann (Marcink) Hammond
Deeply rooted in the area as a 6th generation German descendant, Tyann’s family land in Franklin County was a part of the “Go West” expansion when settlers came to the area and staked out 40 acres of land.
Her family rock house was built in 1872, and her gr-gr-gr-grandfather Henry Werner named the town of Lyon after General Lyon in the Civil War and was the first postmaster.
Meanwhile in the city of St. Louis, Nat’s family had begun Hammond Sheet Metal, one of the very first providers of wholesale metal ductwork and at the forefront of early use of sheet metal ductwork in St. Louis.
The original building on Cass St. in St. Louis was built in 1871 by the St. Louis Stamping Company and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Nat’s gr-gr-uncle Cooper Hammond was considered the leader in sheet metal in the early 1900’s and one of the few suppliers who sold exclusively to builders.
Both of Nat and Tyann’s families also worked in connection with the poultry and livestock divisions of Purina Farms in the mid 1900s. Did their family paths cross in the previous generation or two? We will never know.
Our mission for our vacation homes is to provide a place of rest and peace for families and friends to gather. There are many reasons to gather together, including strengthening family bonds, creating memories, and building relationships.
We believe those relationships, memories, and bonds are a part of the core foundation of a family unit, no matter the make up of your family unit. We celebrate diversity in families and friends by creating these spaces for our guests to enjoy.
Part of our support of the family unit is our support of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for foster children. Tyann serves on the board of directors for Franklin County CASA, and we as a business donate $1 per booked night at all of our vacation rentals, both those through Branson Family Retreats and our Missouri Haus vacation rentals.
We also give our guests the opportunity to donate their support when they book with us. The option of adding a donation of $1/night or $1/person is presented at check out. Many guests have taken the opportunity to support CASA along with us, and we are thrilled to present the donation check at the end of the year.
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Tyann has been a vacation rental host since 2007, beginning with her properties in Branson, Missouri (Branson Family Retreats). Her husband Nat joined her in 2019, shortly after they married. She began Missouri Haus in 2017, renovated the Bank Haus and Katy Haus in 2018, and then began managing vacation rentals for other owners.
Nat worked in the IT field for 25 years as a subject matter expert as a Build Release Administrator, TFS Administrator, and assisting Project Managers and Web developers with creating, updating, and maintaining websites for large client projects, including MasterCard, Maritz Motivation Solutions, and US Bank. He frequently volunteers for service projects with the Humane Society of Missouri and the local Harvest Table by serving meals to families in need.
Tyann is considered a leader in the vacation rental industry, mentors other vacation rental owners and hosts through the VR Mastered #vacationrentalbootcamp, and is the Global Community Ambassador for Touch Stay digital welcome books. She is also the creator behind Natty Media, Love of the Game Art, and Little Elephant Company and serves on the board for Franklin County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Association of Lodging Professionals (ALP). Learn more about Tyann at tyannmarcink.com.
Between the two of them, they have 6 children, their significant others, and 3 grandchildren. You’ll frequently find Nat and Tyann riding their bicycles on the Katy Trail or hopping a plane to visit a new destination.