Visit the historic Bross Brothers Cabin in Cottleville, Missouri, which was constructed in the early 1800s amid a community that grew up at the point where the Boone’s Lick Trail and the Dardenne River intersected. There was a general store, blacksmith, wagon repair shop, two small hotels, and two grist mills (to grind wheat and grain into flour and meal) in operation by 1804. The hamlet thrived as the Boonslick Trail took numerous travelers west witnessing many wagon trains, stagecoaches, and pony express riders. In 1839, the town was given the name Cottleville, and by 1860, it had more than 500 residents.
The Bross brothers, who owned and operated this blacksmith shop in the heart of town, also called it home. In 1877, they moved into the renovated cabin they had built in the back. For over a century, the logs were protected from the elements beneath the siding of this cabin, but that had to change when the land was purchased and the cabin had to be demolished as part of the renovation. After meticulously marking each log, the cabin was dismantled and stored until the land was purchased by Glenn and Cheryl Hill, who then reconstructed the cottage in the exact same location using the same logs and layout.
This historic log house, built during the beginning of the settlement of Cottleville, has been meticulously repaired and now provides comfortable lodging for two. The cabin, named after the Bross brothers who lived there in the middle of the nineteenth century, is spacious enough to accommodate an entire family on a holiday. Whether you’re in town for a wedding, event, family reunion, or just to soak up the quaint atmosphere of Cottleville, you won’t want to miss this charming cabin with its rich history and homey amenities.
When you walk into the parlor, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to the early 1800s. You can relax in the original hand-hewn logs from over 200 years ago while enjoying the fireplace and spacious sitting area, complete with a huge farm-style table, pine floors, and tongue-and-groove ceilings. The cabin’s master suite, together with a sleek bathroom and kitchen, can be found in the back. The basement features additional bedrooms with walkout access to a serene park-like backyard and plants, perfect for hosting parties. Eight persons can sleep comfortably in the available beds. Staying in the log cabin will provide for a relaxing vacation in Cottleville, where you can stroll to a variety of restaurants and shopping.
Available for rent at Bross Brothers Cabin.