The Gathering Place
A Country Bed and Breakfast Retreat in Nevada, MO

Welcome to The Gathering Place Country Bed and Breakfast Retreat!  My hope is that you will find my home a place to pull away from your cares and busy lives for a quiet time of rest and reflection. A time to draw closer to our Creator and a time to quiet your soul in a country setting enjoying the simple pleasures of life. And whether it’s watching the early morning mist rising off the pond, rocking on the front porch while watching the deer and other wildlife, hiking the trail around the pond hoping to catch a glimpse of the Blue Heron or Crane that regularly flies about, fishing the stocked pond, or simply sitting on the dock in quiet reflection; we specialize in keeping life simple. This is a place where you can listen to the silence and count the stars all the while enjoying the comforts and conveniences we all have come to enjoy.  

The Gathering Place
was built in 1999 out of Spruce logs and is nestled in the trees in the center of 80 acres in rural Southwest Missouri. We are only 8 miles from the junction of two major highways and within 90 miles of the Kansas City, Missouri area, making us a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. We offer a beautiful log home with wooded privacy—a perfect retreat from the whirlwind of busy lives. 

We have two guest suites to choose from during your stay with us.  Our Master Suite is on the ground floor with a queen size bed and spacious adjoining bath. You can feel your cares slipping away as you step into the jetted tub for a relaxing soak or  you can choose to take a quick shower. This suite also has its own separate outside entrance leading  to a shaded sitting area.

The Loft Suite is upstairs and overlooks the dining room and great room below. This suite also contains a private room with a queen size bed and attached bath. The Loft Suite has two additional queen size beds  and one antique full size one in the outer loft area and is perfect for those small retreat groups or girls weekend away, scrapbooking parties, or small family groups.


We believe privacy is important so will rarely have both suites booked at the same time giving you total access to the kitchen, dining room and great room during your stay.  Because some like to sleep late and others are early risers we will serve breakfast at the time you request. Our menu will include an Amish casserole,homemade muffins,  fresh fruit, milk, juice and coffee.


The Gathering Place Retreat Center, located within driving distance of Kansas City, Springfield and Joplin, MO and Fort Scott, Kansas is the perfect place for those seeking a romantic getaway, those wanting a quiet retreat in the country away from the noise of the city,  or even for the corporate traveler wanting more than just a hotel. We also cater to the parents and families of our own local Cottey College for young women and will gladly accommodate those needing extended stays with special rates. Our facilities are the perfect place for your  family reunions and small retreats.  Call us for availability!

Come join us and let your stress and cares  slip away during your stay at our off-the-beaten-path country retreat. Here you will find no schedules, no interruptions and no alarm clocks. We trust the combination of friendly people, warm hospitality and peaceful surroundings in a beautiful log home, will make your stay with us one you will remember always. Then we will know we are truly a success. We look forward to welcoming you at our Country Bed and Breakfast Retreat.


What's Happening

  • Looking for a quiet place for a "silent retreat?" The Cabin is available for reservations or for lease Our one bedroom one bath cabin with it's  small kitchenette  is now ready for rental!  The family room has plenty of seating with  two couches, two recliners and a ...
    Posted Mar 6, 2015, 7:35 PM by Joyce Wallace
  • New Blog check out the new blog for The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast at 
    Posted Feb 19, 2012, 8:44 PM by Joyce Wallace
  • Check out our special "Couples Package" We have  a  special "Couples Package" which can be added to our suite price.  Included in this special is a bottle of wine or if your prefer a bottle of ...
    Posted Feb 13, 2012, 6:05 PM by Joyce Wallace
  • Calling all hunters! ....The Gathering Place is a great place to stay during the hunting season.  Sorry, we protect our wildlife so can't hunt here but welcome to spend the night and ...
    Posted Aug 29, 2011, 2:58 PM by Joyce Wallace
  • Here's an idea: If you can get a group of 10 ladies together for a "girl's night out" and reserve both suites and then pay the $20.00 per person for the ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2011, 8:44 PM by Joyce Wallace
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