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Keener Spring Cottage on Black River

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

The Spring House at Keener Spring sits on a bluff overlooking beautiful Black River in the Ozark Foothills. Keener Spring is one of the largest privately owned springs in the country emitting 27,800,000 gallons per day. The spring and the unique, water filled Keener Cave are the focal points of the 65 acre property. There are numerous places including our gravel bar within walking distance to BBQ, picnic, or just relax in the sunshine with your favorite beverage.

Should you tire of watching our resident wildlife or listening to the rush of the spring, a large deck awaits your morning coffee or afternoon happy hour. You will not get bored during your stay at Keener Spring, there is much to do.

Float trips from Markham Springs or Bradley Hammer can be arranged. Clearwater Lake and Lake Wappapello are nearby for additional water activities.

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Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Robin

We moved to Keener Springs in 2004 for the summer and loved it so much we sold our home in Poplar Bluff that Christmas! We have lived here ever since and opened to the public in 2010!

Robin purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Robin chose Williamsville

This property has been in my husband's family since the 1970's and has been such an integral part of his upbringing. He camped here during the summer as a kid and worked here during the summers as he got older. We work here today as a family!

What makes this cottage unique

In the 1920's, 30's, & 40's Keener Springs was nationally known as a vacation resort where such named entertainers as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey & Guy Lombardo appeared. In the 1950's and 60's the resort was a familyl favorite and would remind us today of the movie Dirty Dancing.

Over the years the cottages have been used by vacationers to enjoy the beautiful scenery, fresh air and pure water the Ozark Foothills has to offer!


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Williamsville

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water tubing


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Keener Spring Cottage on Black River
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Was a good time

  • Submitted: 29-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Come back anytime!
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Good Stay

  • 5 of 5

We very much enjoyed our time at Keener Spring Cottage. The cottage was clean and welcoming. Keener Springs hosts were very kind and accommodating.

  • Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking, beautiful property with a natural spring, cave and river; We can't wait to return!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in Keener Springs for two nights, while traveling to another destination, and were amazed by this beautiful property. We enjoyed exploring the Keener Cave, hanging out by the Keener Spring, looking at the Black River from the large deck on our cabin, taking our dogs for long walks, pushing our children on the tire swing and making friends with the family who owns this remarkable place.

The cabin had everything we needed and we never left the property once during our stay.

We saw turtles by the cave, had hummingbirds visit us on the deck, watched little lizards play and were amazed by all of the beautiful butterflies in the much beauty everywhere you look!

Thank you for letting us stay at your lovely property Robin and Lee! Also, please tell your girls that our kids said, "Hi" and we hope they received their post card.

  • Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kirkwood, Missouri

Right on the river with all you really need.

  • 4 of 5

The obvious best part of Robin's property is its proximity to the Black River and springs. My old college friends and I spent a day wandering the surrounding area and sitting in camp chairs in the river, enjoying the sights and each other's company.

The property was all we really needed for a weekend away, meaning it had what it should've had. We were able to cook for every meal with the amenities in the kitchen. The deck traversing the entire back of the house overlooking the river made for a stunning morning coffee. The bathroom was a little rickety and the refrigerator was probably older than us, but for a weekend with friends, it worked. Anyway, the priority was absolutely the river!

  • Submitted: 17-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous getaway

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a GREAT time at the river. Peaceful, beautiful setting with very friendly owners and staff.

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great getaway

  • 5 of 5

beautiful place to stay, the home was clean, had everything we needed, peaceful place, we had lots of fun

  • Submitted: 16-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

This lovely, wooded setting serves as the perfect background for all your favorite outdoor activities.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Williamsville

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee C$33.01

There is a pet fee in the amount of $25 per day per pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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