About Aunt Jody’s Farmhouse: Past & Present
Jody Viertel was the youngest daughter of the late William and Dorsey Viertel family. The farmhouse was built in 1918 by the Ben Schuster family. In 1934, Mr. and Mrs. Viertel purchased the farm and moved their family from Boonville, Mo., to the country.
The farmhouse was in the Viertel family for 76 years until the recent purchase by the current owners, Russell and Karla Lang. Jody, better known as Aunt Jody to her family, lived in the farmhouse the majority of her life and raised cattle and crops on the 200-acre farm. On the farm, there were four barns built in the early to mid 1900s and all are still standing. In the house, the original plaster walls and wood floors are in beautiful condition.
The main bathroom has been renovated and has a beautiful clawfoot tub. With four bedrooms, three shared bathrooms and three large family rooms, there is plenty of space for guests to enjoy themselves in a group or in solitude.
We have an RV hook up in the circle driveway for RVs or trailers. For those traveling with horses, we have a small pasture and dressage size arena that can be used to exercise or rest your horse.
Currently, the farmhouse is part of the farming operation for our family but we do not reside in the house. During the spring, summer and fall, guests may observe different farming activities in action. Our beloved rooster, Roosie, is sure to awaken you in time for a homemade breakfast with our own farm-fresh eggs we collect each morning. Enjoy your breakfast on the front porch or on the back patio under the large shady maple trees.
For a truly restful night and a home-cooked, country breakfast, and plenty of fresh air, Aunt Jody’s Farmhouse is the perfect country getaway.