On first blush, Missouri is a long, flat state. However there are places which hold much more than first meets the eye. We’re here in one such place; Marshfield Missouri at the Dickey House Bed & Breakfast (1). Dickey House is a turn of the century Greek revival with prominent columns and beveled glass front entrance. Dickey House has seven guest rooms and claims to offer guests a glimpse into another era. Dickey House has bounteous gardens, numerous antiques, and seems something of a fish out of water upon a quick glance around the neighborhood. Standing out in town as a destination is important, but how are the beds at Dickey House? What does a night in the Dickey House have in common with a nearby replica which has carried our view into the galaxies and stars? Let’s head on inside Dickey House Bed & Breakfast and see if this is somewhere that you should Sleep Here Now (2).
The rooms at Dickey House are very much in keeping with the homes original intent. Both the Fontaine Room and the Heritage Room share access to a covered porch deck and both are outfit with queen sized beds. Guests staying in these rooms should be warned: this fact could present a problem for couples staying in the rooms on opposite schedules as the porch has direct views into the other room. The one other room in the main house; the Springtime Room has a double bed and is slightly smaller. We were not able to get inside the Carriage House or cottages but both have single or double occupancy, Jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, along with queen or king sized beds.
Dickey House is in Marshfield Missouri. One of Marshfield’s most famous birth residents was Edwin Hubble. Even though it was not launched into orbit till many years following his death, the currently still in orbit Hubbell Space Telescope has brought back to earth some of the most striking images from outer space. It’s only fitting then that in the main square of Marshfield there is a Hubble Telescope replica; quite literally within feet of Dickey House’s door. Space enthusiasts or history buffs will appreciate this amazing piece of equipment in plain view.
When we came down for breakfast the morning we left, we got a chance to speak with Innkeeper Larry at great length. The exhausted innkeeper told us of his efforts and trying to get artifacts preserved in his town to no avail. He told us how the locals just couldn’t be bothered with any sort of preservation or upkeep. This was too bad as Marshfield Missouri is still holding onto some scraps of its former self and is going to be changed over before you know it.
After a comfortable night’s sleep and a breakfast which included fruit, yogurt, an oatmeal raisin cookie, and a puff pancake which came drizzled with strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries along with a hearty side of bacon, it was time for me to be on my way. Dickey House Bed & Breakfast has so much history and is rather regal without being pretentious. Innkeepers Larry and Michelene will show you to your room, help you with any questions you may have or reservations you may need and then will leave you to your peace. Dickey House Bed & Breakfast is definitely an out of the way destination. But for folks who enjoy a building with character and history, Marshfield Missouri and Dickey House is an interesting option to consider.