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Set in one of Columbia,'s original homes, The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast is a modest, inviting guest house that offers a unique blend of luxury, comfort, and convenience with its close proximity to University of Missouri campus and the towns bustling downtown district.

The Gathering Place offers beautiful accommodations with elegant décor, private bathrooms, and spacious sitting areas, as well as modern amenities for comfort. A delicious gourmet breakfast is served every morning with compliments, and free parking is available for all guests.

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1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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The Gathering Place features five beautifully appointed guest rooms which are each named after a university course, for which the owners have degrees for. The rooms are lovingly furnished with authentic antiques from Missouri and boast beautiful walnut wood finishes. Each of the rooms have private bathrooms with showers and/or baths, mirrored vanities, plush towels and organic bath products and sitting areas have comfortable armchairs for relaxing.

The Missouri History room can be found on the main floor of the house and features a separate bedroom and sitting room. The bedroom offers a hand-crafted, four-poster queen-sized bed with luxurious linens and soft pillows, and an en-suite bathroom has a lighted shower/bath combination, plush towels, and organic bath products. A spacious sitting area enjoys a large leather sofa and wing chairs for reading, relaxing or meetings. This room is wheelchair accessible.

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2.More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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Located on the second floor, the Literature Room is a gracious room with a charming blend of antique and modern furnishings. The bedroom features a handmade Tiger Maple four-poster queen-sized bed in luxurious linens, and the sitting area offers matching wing chairs, an antique work desk, hand woven rugs, and warm lighting. The en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, jetted spa tub, plush towels and organic bath products.

The Wildlife Conservation room is a cozy room on the second floor, which features a queen-sized Shaker style bed with luxurious linens and antique copper bedside lamps. An en-suite bathroom has a lighted walk-in shower and pedestal sink, along with plush towels and organic bath products, and a sitting area offers a comfy leather love seat recliner.

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3.More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Textiles room is located on the second floor and features a matching pair of queen-sized iron beds with luxurious linens in cheerful yellows, blues and whites and a private bathroom with a lighted shower, jetted spa tub and large vanity, as well as plush towels and organic bath products. A sitting area features two winged back chairs and opens onto a charming private balcony overlooking the Main Foyer.

Also known as the penthouse suite, the Chemistry room is a spacious room is located on the third floor. This stunning room features an inviting king-sized white iron bed dressed with dark red toile linens and down pillows and an en-suite bathroom with a two-person corner Jacuzzi tub, walk-in shower, plush towels and organic bath products. A skylight floods the room with natural light, and a sitting area has comfortable seating and antique furnishings.

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A sumptuous gourmet breakfast is served each morning in the elegant dining room and features hot and cold a la carte or set menu options, including cereals, yogurt and fruit, eggs, meat and cheeses, fresh fruit platters, fruit juices, and hot coffee and tea. Complimentary snacks and beverages are served through the day and guests can help themselves in the lunch hook, including freshly baked afternoon cookies.

Amenities at The Gathering Place include a gourmet breakfast served every morning, featuring both hot and cold a la carte and set menu options, complimentary snacks and beverages served throughout the day, including afternoon cookies, free off-street parking, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet. Guests enjoy access to the University of Missouri's recreation complex and can relax in several communal areas around the Inn.

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5.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation
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The town of Columbia is home to the University of Missouri and therefore offers myriad attractions, activities and other forms of entertainment. From fine dining restaurants and casual cafés to art galleries, museums, sporting events and film festivals, there is something for all tastes in this vibrant college town. The town hosts many festivals throughout the year, including the We Always Swing Jazz Festival, True/False Film Festival, Roots ‘n Blues ‘n BBQ Festival and the University Concert Series. Good sights to see in and around town include the downtown district which is packed with shops, restaurants, cafés and bar, many of the University museums and art galleries and the Columbia MKT Trail, which offers adventure for bikers and hikers alike.

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606 South College Avenue, Columbia, MO 65201, Phone: 573-443-4301 | 573-443-4302

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Columbia, MO Getaway: The Gathering Place Bed and Breakfast