Turkey Hollow Road, Marthasville, Missouri

If you choose to buy this farm in Marthasville, Missouri you'll be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for sure, and not just because your address will be on Turkey Hollow Road. There's enough room here for your relatives, friends, co-workers, the woman behind you in the check-out line -- you get the idea. That cabin pictured above is just one of the guest cottages on the property.

This is Stone Ledge Farm, built in 1855 in "The Napa Valley of the Midwest." Looks like that Missouri stone was used to great effect on the house and landscaping.

The farm also has ties to the Firestone family, but the farming Firestones instead of the tire branch of the family.

The great room in the main house is ready for entertaining...

...as is this bar area in the beamed family room:

I may be labeling some of the rooms incorrectly. There are 97 photos in the listing, like the realtor spent the day wandering around taking pictures of whatever was interesting -- and there's a lot that's interesting. Where it usually tells how many bedrooms and bathrooms there are, the listing gives up and simply says, "194 acres."

I'll just concentrate on showing you all the places you can serve Thanksgiving dinner and where you could curl up for a nap afterwards.

This is the best place for napping in the main house:

There are also three other places for guests to pull up a chair:

Meanwhile, over the stone path and through the woods to the second house...

you can entertain indoors or out...

...and catch a nap upstairs:

But wait, there's more! Let's follow the path to the cabins and check them out:

We're still not out of entertaining options. If this 194 acre turkey hollow was mine, I might serve dinner in the barn:

...with some inspiration from the queen of barn entertaining, Martha Stewart (after all, the house is in Marthasville):

Martha could also give us some ideas how to serve Thanksgiving dinner in the greenhouse:

Marthasville was actually named for the wife of Dr. John Young, and was established in 1817. Interestingly, it was also the last home and eventual burial site of Daniel Boone. (And here I thought that was in Kentucky.)

If you and your guests don't feel like napping after dinner, you have your choice of options. You can go zip lining...

climb the hill up to the treehouse...

do some gardening...

paint that old shed...

or just sit and gaze at the lake and feel thankful. 

I'm thankful for you readers! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

The listing is here.

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