Beekeeper’s Cottage

Inside the historical Locust Street District of Downtown Washington, Missouri, the Beekeeper’s Cottage is rumored to have had Auggie Bush as a frequent visitor when the Cottage first opened as a vacation rental in the 1900s.

The Beekeeper’s Cottage is a part of the exclusive collection of Missouri Haus vacation rental homes. Bring your mom and sisters for a wine country getaway, ride the Katy Trail, or celebrate a wedding at one of the nearby wedding venues. The Beekeeper’s Cottage is in the heart of WashMo and Missouri wine country and less than an hour from St. Louis.


On the National Register of Historic Places as a part of the Locust Street Historical District, the renovated 1920 historical home is fully updated with modern amenities. With 3 bedrooms and 2-1/2 bathrooms, it sleeps a total of 10 people in 4 queen beds and a queen sleeper.

Over a century old, the fireplaces (nonworking), doors, woodwork, and hardwood floors have been refurbished, adding a beautiful charm to this brick home.

The Beekeeper’s Cottage is dog friendly for pre-approved dogs only.


The living area on the main level is an open floor plan showcasing the fireplace centerpiece and hardwood floors. 

From the living room and through the double sliding pocket doors is the dining area with a gorgeous hardwood dining table and seating for 6 people.

The beautifully detailed full kitchen has everything you need to make your own meals, including place settings, pots and pans, wine glasses, and a regular coffee maker.


Up a flight of 100 year old steep stairs, the upper level has all three bedrooms and both of the full bathrooms.

Bedroom 1 has a queen size bed with crisp white linens, a nonworking fireplace accent, and an en suite bathroom with gorgeous clawfoot tub and shower.

Bedroom 2 has two queen size beds, and Bedroom 3 has a queen size bed. These bedrooms share the second full bathroom. This bathroom has double pedestal sinks and a walk-in shower.


The set of front loading washer and dryer is located off the kitchen by the back door. The half bath is also across the hall.


The fenced backyard is a treat with the shared hot tub and heated swimming pool of the Mill Haus next door. Note that the fence encloses the backyard for both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus, and there is no fence separating the yards nor an additional inside fence around the swimming pool.  

***Pool is open mid May through September weather permitting.***

Dogs are welcome in the yard, but not in the swimming pool or hot tub.


The game room above the garage is not included in the listed rate but is available for an additional charge of $50 per night plus a $35 cleaning fee. The rate is times the number of nights of your stay even if you use it for only one night.

The game room can be added to your stay and is available to both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus on a first-come-first-serve basis. It will not be shared, but the 1/2 bath in the garage is available to all guests using the swimming pool. 


Exclusive use of the hot tub, heated swimming pool, game room, and backyard is only available when you book both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus together — the houses together are referred to as the Bee’s Knees.


We welcome bridal groups for wedding preparation as well as bachelor and bachelorette groups. The light is beautiful in the house and will make for stunning wedding prep photos for both the bride and the groom.

Only the maximum of 10 guests are allowed on the property at any time. No day guests or additional overnight guests.


When planning your stay and celebrations, please keep in mind the following:

  • NO EXTRA GUESTS – maximum of 10 guests only
  • All groups must adhere to city quiet hours beginning at 10:00pm
  • NO glitter or sticky decorations
  • NO SMOKING inside the house or garage, and any outdoor smoking must have trash disposed of properly and responsibly
  • Vomit cleaning fee of $150 per room


The Beekeeper’s Cottage is only available to be booked within 45 days of arrival. If you would like to reserve a stay further out, you will need to book the Bee’s Knees (both the Beekeeper’s Cottage and the Mill Haus together).

Missouri Haus vacation rentals

“This place has so much charm and character. I loved the honey bee embellishments everywhere that really tied the theme together.

Comfortable beds, pristine linens, fast wifi. The pool and hot tub were lovely to enjoy as well as the game room stocked with all the entertainment you could want.

Easy to walk to the river front. Check in was a breeze, and the owners were so kind, and very fast to respond to my questions. Highly recommend booking this place.”

– Erin A., Missouri


Sitting on a classic tree-lined downtown residential street, the Beekeeper’s Cottage is only a few blocks from the riverfront and all the best cafes, restaurants, local pubs, and boutique shops in downtown Washington as well as the festival zone.

The Missouri River, the Amtrak Station, and the Riverfront Park, are an easy stroll or bike ride from the house.

Downtown Washington is a destination on its own, but if you want to explore further out, you don’t have far to go:

  • Mercy Hospital @ 5 minutes
  • Katy Trail (Dutzow Trailhead) @ 9 minutes
  • Augusta (Wineries and Shops) @ 17 minutes
  • New Haven (Wineries, Distilleries, Glass Shop) @ 18 minutes
  • Purina Farms and Event Center @ 23 minutes
  • Six Flags Theme Park @ 30 minutes
  • Hermann (Wineries, Breweries, Distilleries) @ 35 minutes
  • St. Louis @ 55 minutes
  • Huzzah Valley Floating @ 75 minutes

You can bike or walk anywhere in Downtown Washington or drive your car. You’ll need transportation of some type with you (car, bike, or your feet) as there are very few Uber drivers available in the area.

Winery shuttles are available to the local wineries as well.


  • Sleeps (10)

  • (3) Bedrooms

  • Bedroom 1: Queen bed

  • Bedroom 2: (2) Queen beds

  • Bedroom 3: Queen bed

  • Great room: Queen sleeper

  • (2-1/2) Bathrooms

  • Bath 1 (en suite): Clawfoot tub with shower

  • Bath 2: Walk-in shower

  • Bath 3: Half bath on main level

  • WiFi

  • (2) TVs

  • Washer and Dryer set

  • Iron and board

  • Heat

  • Air conditioning

  • Shared swimming pool

  • Shared hot tub

  • Fenced backyard

  • Gas grill

  • Wrap around porch

  • Fully equipped kitchen

  • Refrigerator

  • Stove

  • Oven

  • Microwave

  • Dishwasher

  • Coffee maker

  • Dishes and utensils

  • Cooking utensils

  • Wine glasses

  • Toaster

  • Blender

  • Tea kettle



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  • $165-$595 per night
  • Base for 4 people, additional $25 per person thereafter
  • $50/nt for the Game Room add-on + $35 cleaning fee
  • $25/nt per dog
  • $35/nt pool heat (required mid May through September)
  • 2 night minimum
  • 3 night minimum on holidays
  • 13.85% local tax
  • $165 cleaning fee
  • $50 hot tub fee


  • Quiet hours begin at 10pm. We use a Minut device that monitors the level of sound in the house. If you are louder than 80db (a regular dinner conversation level) after 10pm, we will be notified. Parties and excessive noise are not allowed and will result in your group having to leave without a refund.
  • Please be respectful of the neighbors

Have a larger group? You can book the Mill Haus along with the Beekeeper’s Cottage. We call this the Bee’s Knees (because together they are quite dandy).

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