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Plain and Fancy
Bed & Breakfast

Ironton, Missouri
(Arcadia Valley Area)

A romantic getaway bed and breakfast just 2 miles outside the sister cities of Ironton, Pilot Knob & Arcadia in the heart of Missouri's Arcadia Valley; perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, scenic sightseers or those just wanting a peaceful country escape.

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This delightful farmhouse, built in 1908, has recently been refurbished and features a romantic hot tub overlooking Stouts Creek, a wedding gazebo and a patio with firepit for those cool evenings.

Enter the front door of this post-Victorian farm house ands see to the right the staircase leading upstairs; straight ahead is the parlor, dining room and kitchen.  The ceilings on the first floor are antique patterned tin sheets which have been restored and painted peony white. The original oak and pine floors have recently been refurbished. 

The parlor invites you to sit and unwind. Comfortable chairs and reading lamps are placed so that you can enjoy the antique mantle (circa 1904) which has been added to the room. Bookshelves flank the sides. In the bay window sets a table which has an ongoing puzzle. Perhaps you will sit there for the evening or just fill in a piece or two on your way to breakfast.

Amenities at Plain & Fancy

Many amenities await you at Plain & Fancy. All rooms have cable TV, DVD players and high speed Wi/Fi internet access.
A selection of DVDs can be found in the parlor along with books that you may borrow. All rooms also include individual thermostats, plush robes, luxury linens, scented oils, bath gels and extra towels. Quality mattresses are either queen or king size. All rooms have private bath with separate spa showers and most have over sized Jacuzzi tubs.

Homemade cookies will be waiting in your room with bedside chocolates. Complimentary soda and bottled water are in mini fridges nearby. Microwaves are close at hand. Hot tea and coffee are available 24 hours a day. A delicious breakfast is included in your stay


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Most of the furniture in the house is custom handmade Amish oak furniture.

Bedrooms have cable TV with movie channels as well as high speed Internet & zoned heating & cooling for your comfort.

Spa showers have been added to the private bathrooms; one has a Jacuzzi tub and the other an old soaking tub.

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Breakfast & Snacks:

A hot breakfast will be served in the dining room or the breakfast room at 9 AM Monday - Saturday.
Breakfast also served outside weather permiting

The upstairs refrigerator is stocked with soda & bottled water.
Homemade cookies will be provided for your afternoon snack.
Special dietary needs can be met with adequate notice, as well as alternate breakfast times.

The Plain & Fancy House
Surrounding Grounds

Come relax and renew. The surrounding grounds of Plain & Fancy Bed & Breakfast are filled with treasures waiting to be discovered.  The spacious front yard has Adirondack chairs; lean back, close your eyes -- relax. Watch the birds play in the bird bath or enjoy the many Hosta varieties planted in the front yard

Follow the path to the side yard; linger at the wedding gazebo, enjoy the sun garden plantings as well as the other flowers and shrubs. Proceed further, to one of two patios. This one has a glider where you can sit and hold hands, overlooking t he creek. Or on a chilly night, be mesmerized by the flames in the fire.

A hot tub awaits you. During the day you can view the wildlife at the creek and by night you can gaze at the stars.
Follow the path to the creek. Walk along the edge and listen to it bubble or take off your shoes and enjoy the refreshing waters.  Romance . . . Relax . . . Renew


Wedding packages are available for small, intimate Weddings. Outdoor facilities include a 14 foot gazebo and patios overlooking Stouts Creek. Limited seating also available. Call to customize your Special Day.

Enjoy the many area attractions, such as Ft. Davidson, Elephant Rocks, Taum Sauk Mountain, Johnson's Shut-Ins, Black River float trips, the Ozark Trail, Mark Twain National Forest, St. Francois River, and much much more.

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  • The Amish Room - Rates starting at $140/night.  2 night minimum stay on weekends.
  • The Red Hat Suite (pictured above) Rates starting at $140/night.  2 night minimum stay on weekends.
  • Butterfly Room - Rates starting at $140/night.  2 night minimum stay on weekends. 
  • Scarlett's Hideaway - Rates starting at $199/night.

Corporate Rates are available - please call
Please call about our Specials


  • One night deposit including taxes is required when the reservation is made. Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express accepted.
  • If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 14 days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation. This will assure that you will only pay the standard $35 cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that you must cancel with less than 14 days notice, shorten your stay or check out early, please understand that we must ask you to take responsibility for your entire reservation. If we can rebook your room(s), a partial refund may be made.
  • If you are not able to keep your reservation, you will be permitted a one time rescheduling only if you call 14 days prior to your arrival. There is a charge of $35 to reschedule your stay.
  • We regret that early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be accommodated due to cleaning schedule.
  • Check-in between 3 PM and 5 PM. If you are running late, don't worry--we can leave instructions in the mailbox on the side of the house--just give us a call, please!
  • Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Smoking is restricted to outside designated area only.
  • We regret that we are not handicap or wheelchair accessible.
  • Inquire about children.
  • Small pets welcome for guests staying in Scarlett's Hideaway.

~Gift Certificates Are Available~

Plain and Fancy Bed & Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri
Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce

Plain and Fancy
Bed & Breakfast

HC69, Box 2554, Hwy 72
Ironton, Missouri 63650
(888) 546-1182
(573) 546-1182

Email: plainfancybb@hotmail.com
Homepage: www.plainfancybb.com
Innkeepers: Brenda & Tom Merello

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