See. Eat. Stay

Osage County is the first county east of the state capital in Jefferson City. The county is rural and has a population of 14,000.  The five incorporated towns and villages in the county are Linn (county seat), Chamois, Westphalia, Freeburg and Meta.

The county is home to many beautiful historic churches including several Catholic churches on the National Historic Register.  The Agritourism Council is pleased to showcase the treasures of Osage County.

Besides a clean and comfortable 43 bed hotel in Linn, Osage County has 4 bed and breakfast opportunities – 2 on farms, 1 in former school building, 1 in former Osage County Poor Farm building.   Three of the bnb’s are in buildings from the late 1800’s.  

Osage County also has a campground on the shore of the Osage River and a RV park in Chamois just feet from the Missouri River.  

Take your pick for a memorable experience in Osage County. 

Chamois:

The Old School on the Hill B&B

Location: 402 S. Main St., Chamois

Information:

Former school building built in 1876 overlooking downtown Chamois.  4 large suites utilizing old classrooms.

Debbie and Leroy Huff, Owners

PHONE: 314.229.5029

Chamois Access – City of Chamois RV park

Location: Chamois 

Information:

4 individual campsites with electric/water hook-ups.  Access to  Missouri River.

Contact City Hall at 573-763-5541

Linn:

Ely Manor

Location: 116 Ely Manor, Linn

Information:

Rooms available in 1893 Osage County Poor House Farm on hill overlooking Linn.    New 400 person event center at same location.

Mike and Tricia Ely, Owners

PHONE:  573-746-2151  

Stone Hearth Inn

Location: 1639 Highway 50 East, Linn

Information:

Stone Hearth Inn is a family owned and operated hotel with 43 rooms.  We are here to serve the families and businesses that are looking for a place to stay during their business or event in Osage County.   

Bill Trenshaw, Manager

PHONE: 573-897-9903

Where Pigs Fly Farm

Location: 2810 Highway 50 East, Linn

Information:

4 bedrooms in 1882 rock home on 60 acre farm with worlds’ second largest collection of pig memorabilia and hundreds of rescue animals.

Cindy Brenneke, Owner

PHONE: 314-241-3488

Morrison:

Epple Guest Haus

Location: 155 Schwinke Hill Lane, Morrison, MO, 65061

Information:

Discover the quiet peace of our Guest Houses in a valley near the Gasconade River, just 20 minutes from Linn. Ideal setting for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Phone: 573-294-6203

 

Osage River:

Mari Osa Delta Campground

Location: Highway 50 and Osage River

Information:

28 hook up sites with water/electric/sewer and boat ramp/dock access to Osage River 

PHONE: 573-455-2452

Westphalia:

Herman’s House

Location:  Westphalia Trading Company, 1343 Highway 63, Westphalia

Information:

1960’s ranch style house upgraded with 3 bedrooms and other amenities – including a petting zoo just outside your front door.

Julie Boeckmann, Owner

PHONE: 573-680-7728


Fred Thoenen’s Pumpkin Patch

Location: Bonnots Mill

Information: Fred Thoenen’s Pumpkin Patch in Bonnots Mill gives visitors and natives alike a chance to pick their own pumpkins during fall harvest. Find the perfect pumpking for carving jack-o-lanterns or to make that delicious pumpkin pie recipe you’ve been wanting to try. And of course, the kids will love it! For more information, please call 573.897.2395.

Wolz Berry Farm

Location: Chamois

Information: Wolz Berry Farm, located in Chamois, is a picturesque U-Pick berry farm. Kenny Wolz and his family grow organic berries, for sale in early summer. Kenny also produces goat’s milk and natural honey, boasting a tasty ice cream treat marrying milk, berries and honey. He also raises organic pigs and cattle, hardy European breeds.

This list is a collection of eating establishments in the county — from those listed in Missouri Life magazine to neighborhood hang outs. We invite you to drop in while you are discovering the treasures of Osage County!

Argyle

Gas/Convenience:

  • D & J Grocery, 2nd and Poplar, 573-728-6244
  • Just One More Bar & Grill,  383 2nd Street Argyle, MO 65001, (573) 728-6244

Belle

Restaurants:

  • Bob’s Frozen Custard, 107 N. Alvarado Ave,  573-263-1967 (seasonal)
  • Country Belle Café, 305 S. Alvarado Ave, 573-859-3688
  • Dinner Belle, 311 S. Alvarado Ave, 573-859-3582
  • El Charro, 409 S. Alvarado Ave, 573-859-3146
  • Rivers Bend Pizzeria and Grill, 300 S. Alvarado Ave, 573-859-3744
  • Subway, 409 Highway 28 W, 573-859-3139

Gas/Convenience:

  • Casey’s, 402 Highway 28 W, 573-859-3850
  • Double L Country Store, 500 Highway 28, 573-859-3114
  • MFA Oil,  101 First St,  573-437-2580

Chamois

Restaurants:

  • Chamois General Store/Deli, 106 S. Main, 573-763-5155
  • Roomerz , 104 N. Main, 573-763-5169

Gas/Convenience:

  • Jerry’s Stop and Go, 573-763-5931

Freeburg

Restaurant:

  • 1905 Tavern, 101 S. Highway 63,  573-645-9555
  • The Outpost, 200 N. Highway 63, 573-680-4781
  • The Edge, 36550 Hwy 63 N

Gas/Convenience:

  • Eagle Stop, 101 N. Highway 63,   573-744-5800
  • MFA Oil, 301 Highway 63 South, 573-364-3096
  • T & L Zip Stop, 201 S. Highway 63, 573-744-532

Linn

Restaurants:

  • BJ’s Restaurant and Lounge, On the Square (across from Osage County Courthouse), 573-897-9994
  • Chop House Grille, 63 Progress Lane, 573-897-9999
  • Dave’s Wings & Pizza, 63 Progress Lane, 573-897-3283
  • Deustches Heim – Busy Bean Café, 87 Highway CC,  573-897-9942
  • El Carnival Mexican, 2488 Highway 50 East,  573-897-2648
  • Main Street Pizza, 309 E. Main,  573-680-7206
  • McDonalds, 320 W. Main, 573-897-0390
  • Serendipity Coffee & Tea, 1204 E. Main,  573-508-2622 
  • Sweet Bee’s Shaved Ice, 1214 E. Lee St,  (seasonal)
  • Subway, 1025 E. Main, 573-897-4291   

Grocery Store:

  • Thriftway, 318 W. Main,  573-897-2125

Gas/Convenience Stores:

  • Casey’s,  501 E. Main,  573-897-3517
  • Casper’s 66, 1763 Highway 50, 573-897-4461 
  • Eagle Stop, 1780 Highway 50, 573-392-6150
  • Breaktime, 1300 E. Main Street, 573-897-0188

Loose Creek

Restaurant:

  • Annie’s Station, Junction Highway A & Old Highway 50, 573-897-2407 or 573-619-3765

Gas/Convenience Store:

  • Conoco, 2981 Old highway 50 W, 573-897-2407

Meta

Restaurant:

  • Natalie’s, 102 W. 4th,  916-706-6383

Gas/Convenience:

  • Meta Mini-Mart, 500 W. 4th,  573-229-4484

Westphalia

Restaurants:

  • Towne Club, 108 E. Main, 573-455-2546 
  • Westphalia Pizza,  132 E. Main, 573-455-2575

Grocery Store:

  • Joes Market, 1980 Highway 63, 573-455-2307

Convenience/Gas:

  • Eagle Stop and Godfather’s Pizza Express, 1963 Highway 63, 573-455-2808

Enjoy the splendor of the rolling countryside while sipping and sampling some of Missouri’s finest wines at our distinct Osage County wineries.

Westphalia Vineyards

Location: In Westphalia at Westphalia Inn, Restaurant and Tasting Room

Information: Nestled in the rolling hills of central Missouri lies the town of Westphalia, the “Pearl of Osage County.” Settled in the 1830’s, the forested hillsides reminded the German immigrants of their native province of Westfalen in the River Valley. The tranquil Maries River ribbons through the Westphalia area past limestone bluffs, lush farmland, and picturesque vineyards. The vineyards are a part of the Westphalia Inn, Restaurant and Tasting Room and are owned and operated by Terry and Mary Neuner.

106 E. Main Street, Westphalia, MO
PHONE: 573.455.2950
EMAIL: Eric Neuner at eric@westphaliavineyards.com

Wenwood Farms Winery

Location: Bland

Information: In the middle of Missouri wine country, Wenwood Farm Winery is set in a beautiful valley with a home that is welcoming and historic. It was a natural fit to create a boutique Missouri winery that offered a haven of upscale sophistication with down home comfort. Old farm buildings were given new life as a stylish gallery and tasting room, a quaint outside pavilion with awesome acoustics for live music, and a top quality wine production area. When it’s time for wine, it’s time for Wenwood.
Tom and Laura Kalb, Proprietors

1132 Brick Church Road, Bland, MO 65013
HOURS: Mon-Sat: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Live music from 7-10 p.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
PHONE: 573.437.3443
EMAIL: wine@wenwoodfarmwinery.com

Churches are listed alphabetically according to denomination. 
Scroll down to find your congregation.

BAPTIST

COLLEGE HILL BAPTIST
off Highway D
Bland, MO 65014
573.897.4438

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Chamois, MO 65024
573.763.3570

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway 50 West
Linn, MO 65051
573.897.3862

LIBERTY BIBLE BAPTIST
Highway 50 East
Linn, MO 65051

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway 89 near Chamois
Chamois, MO 65024

PILOT KNOB BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway J West of Belle
Belle, MO 65013

PIN OAK BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway 50
Mt. Sterling, MO 65062
573.943.6386

SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH
Highway CC
Linn, MO 65051

CATHOLIC

ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH
Highway 100
Morrison, MO 65061
573.763.5345

HOLY FAMILY CATHOLIC CHURCH
Highway 63 & Oliver St.
Freeburg, MO 65035
573.744.5254 or 744.5987

IMMACULATE CONCEPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH
Osage County Road 402
Loose Creek, MO 65054
573.897.2922

MOST PURE HEART OF MARY
Main Street (Highway 89)
Chamois, MO 65024
573.763.5345

OUR LADY OF HELP CATHOLIC CHURCH
Route C
Frankenstein, MO 65016
573.897.2293

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH
4277 Highway U
Rich Fountain, MO 65035
573.744.5254 or 744.5254

ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH
Argyle, MO 65001

ST. ANTHONY OF PADAU CATHOLIC CHURCH
Route EE off Hwy. 133
Folk, MO 65085
573.455.2320

ST. BONIFACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Highway T
Koeltztown, MO

ST. CECILIA CATHOLIC CHURCH
Meta, MO 65058
573.477.3315 

ST. GEORGE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Highway 50
Linn, MO 65051
573.897.2293

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH
125 East Main Street
Westphalia, MO 65085
573.455.2320

ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC CHURCH
Church Hill
Bonnots Mill, Mo 65016
573.897.2922

CHRISTIAN

ABUNDANT FAITH TABERNACLE
Corner of Hwy 50 and 100
573.897.4881

COMUNITY CHRISTIAN
Hwy. 50 East
Linn, MO 65051
573.897.3011 

LINN FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER
Highway 50 East – 6 miles
Linn, MO 65051

META CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Highway 133
Meta, MO 65058
573.229.4594

CHURCH OF CHRIST

ABUNDANT FAITH TABERNACLE
Corner of Hwy 50 and 100
573.897.4881

COMUNITY CHRISTIAN
Hwy. 50 East
Linn, MO 65051
573.897.3011 

LINN BRANCH CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATER DAY SAINTS
Hwy. 100
Linn, MO 65051
573.395.9970

LINN FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER
Highway 50 East – 6 miles
Linn, MO 65051

META CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Highway 133
Meta, MO 65058
573.229.4594

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST

COMMUNITY OF CHRIST
Highway 50 East
Linn, MO 65051
573.699.4081

LUTHERAN

PILGRIM LUTHERAN CHURCH
Route N
Freedom, MO 65051
573.943.2261

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH
Route P
Babbtown, MO 65058
573.395.4686 or 229.4686

ST. JOHN’S LUTHERAN
Schubert, MO 65101
573.395.4591 or 299.4686

METHODIST

BETHEL SALEM HOPE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Hope, MO 65051
573.943.6313

PRESBYTERIAN

BELL UNITED METHODIST
208 Hwy 28

CHAMOIS UNITED METHODIST
Third & Main Street
Chamois, MO 65024
573.763.5698

KOENIG UNITED METHODIST
Take County road 706 off 89 South
Belle, MO 65013
573.897.3041

ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST
920 Highway 50
Linn, MO 65051
573.897.3100 

United Church of Christ

RYORS EBENEZER U.C.C.
Ryors – Highway N
Linn, MO 65051

ST. JAMES U.C.C.
Highway 100
Morrison, MO 65061
573.294.6684

ST. JOHN’S U.C.C.
407 S. Vine
Chamois, MO 65024
573.763.5698

ST. PAUL’S U.C.C.
Highway D
Cooper Hill, MO 65014

ZION – ST. PAUL U.C.C.
Rt. K – 2 miles North of Highway 50
Bay, MO

ZION – ST. PETER’S U. C. C.
Pershing, MO
573.294.6684

Osage County has over 1,000 farms with 305,000 acres in agricultural production and livestock. The average farm is 266 family acres according to the 1997 U.S. Census of Agriculture. Because agriculture is the main industry in the county, many products are, or can be made, available to consumers directly “from our home to your home.

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS:

WESTPHALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM has a large collection of memorabilia from the early days of the town. The museum is located at 119 East Main Street in downtown Westphalia. The museum is open April 1 through October 31 on every Sunday from 1-3 p.m.

ST. JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, founded in 1838, is the oldest Catholic parish in Osage County. This church holds the largest collection of relics in the Diocese of Jefferson City. The building features a unique double choir loft and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The church is located at 125 E. Main Street in downtown Westphalia.

TOWNLEY HOUSE MUSEUM, a house built in 1856 by Charles Phelps, is probably the oldest building in Chamois. It is located at the corner of Third and Main Streets in downtown Chamois. Tours are by reservation only.

ZEWICKI HOUSE MUSEUM, a nine-room house, was built in 1894 and is home of the Osage County Historical Society. The museum is located at the corner of Fourth and Main Streets in downtown Linn. Hours of operation are: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturdays, 9 a.m. until Noon.

LIBRARY:

Missouri River Regional Library – Osage County Branch, 22 Library Lane in Linn (across from Linn school complex) is open  9 a.m. – 6 p.m.  M-F,    9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday (closed Sunday).

Although the Library doesn’t have the extensive collection of historical data available at the Osage County Historical Society, some of the items that are searchable in a special Local History section in the Library include;

  • 3 volume  History of Osage County
  • Heartland History by Gary R. Kremer (Osage County native and Director of the Missouri  State Historical Society)
  • Books highlighting “sesquicentennial celebrations” at various Osage County churches (St. John’s United Methodist, Immaculate Conception – Loose Creek, Frankenstein, Koeltztown, etc)
  • Osage County Missouri Civic War Patchwork
  • Survey of Osage County cemeteries
  • Plat books
  • Marriage records and Linn High School annual yearbooks.

The library has a microfilm machine available and microfilm of the local newspaper, the Unterrified Democrat, from January of 1895-April of 2017.  The microfilm collection includes the Census from 1830-1910, The Osage County Republican from 1901-1973, and the WPA Roadworks from 1929-1943.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE A ROOM

Fun things to do in Osage County! 

Osage Community Players

Location: Linn

Information: Osage Community Players is a community theatre organization run by volunteers. We have a big Spring production in the first or second week of March. We have one fundraiser per year (generally a pork burger sale). We have an annual dinner theatre/murder mystery usually on a weekend around Halloween. We also try to put on two musicals that include both children and adults. Please consider sharing your acting talents with us. Of course, come and enjoy the SHOW!

573-694-2929
Kristy Russell, President
ocplayersinc@gmail.com

Where Pigs Fly Farm

Location: Linn

Information: Experience farm life and tour the only pig museum in America! Located just 3 miles East of Linn State Tech College on HWY 50.

Phone: 314-241-3488
Address: 2810 Highway East Linn MO 65051

Beyond the Barn

Location: Westphalia

Information: Our petting zoo is a great place to bring your family, grandchildren or your group or class! Come visit our corn maze, pumpkin patch and sunflower field! In addition to our goats, peacocks, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, ducks, homing pigeons and miniature donkeys,

Address: 1343 Hwy 63, Loose Creek, MO 65054
 

Old School Antique Mall

Location: Linn

Information:

Phone: (573) 799-4408
Address: 1212 E Main St, Linn, MO 65051