‘The Reubling House’ - Modern-Rustic Cabin!

Property ID: 470138DefianceMOUS
Sleeps 41 BR1 BA
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Brimming with scenic spots, vineyards, and St. Louis thrills, this sleek 1-bedroom + loft, 1-bath cabin offers a true choose-your-own-adventure retreat. Walk to the Katy Trail, kayak in the Missouri River, and explore the Missouri Wine Country. At day’s end, return to the vacation rental that features a full kitchen, Smart TV, vintage bar, shared fire pit, and historic touches from the Reubling House’s early days — once owned and operated by August Ruebling, founder of the town of Defiance!


  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

ONE WITH NATURE: Katy Trail (0.1 miles), Matson Hill Trail (2.4 miles), Lost Valley Hiking Trail (2.9 miles), Weldon Springs Conservation Area (4.0 miles), Klondike Trail Head (4.0 miles), Lewis & Clark Trailhead Weldon Springs (6.4 miles), Broemmelsiek Park (6.9 miles), Busch Greenway Trailhead (7.6 miles), Pine Trail (11.3 miles), Castlewood State Park (27.8 miles)

WHITE OR RED: Defiance Ridge Vineyards (0.9 miles), Chandler Hill Vineyards (1.5 miles), Sugar Creek Winery (2.3 miles), Montelle Winery (6.3 miles), Augusta Winery (8.5 miles), Mt. Pleasant Winery (8.6 miles), Noboleis Vineyards (9.3 miles), Balducci Vineyards (11.0 miles), Quarry Wine Garden (11.5 miles), Blumenhof Winery (14.7 miles), Cedar Lake Cellars (19.7 miles), Renaissance Wine Garden (23.8 miles), Holy Grail Winery & Vineyard (26.8 miles)

DISCOVER ST. LOUIS: The Butterfly House (19.4 miles), Six Flags St. Louis (30.3 miles), The Magic House - St Louis Children's Museum (31.2 miles), Saint Louis Zoo (33.0 miles), Missouri Botanical Garden (35.7 miles), The Gateway Arch (39.5 miles)

AIRPORT: St. Louis Lambert International Airport (28.5 miles)


17 reviews
  • Spring Break Getaway


    We had a very nice getaway for Spring Break at this cabin. Katy Trail access is across the street and we lucked into a few days of warm weather to enjoy it. Very glad that we brought our bikes. Many of the local businesses were closed for the season so I would recommend traveling here Wednesday to Sunday. We were there Monday to Thursday and found the town pretty dead in off season. We were able to find some great spots - Defiance Ridge Vineyards, the Sunflower Farm Cafe, and Chandler Hill Winery to eat and drink and provided wonderful experiences.

    This cabin was good. The decor was cute and loved the modern farmhouse touches. The best part was the bathroom shower! The water pressure and warmth was perfect. Our 2 daughters slept in the loft and we slept downstairs. The temperature difference between both was extreme. Very hot upstairs while freezing downstairs. I would recommend bringing a space heater or extra blankets if visiting in cooler months.

    My husband did have to work a few days from the cabin. Plenty of outlets and WiFi was decent. Just wished there was a more dedicated space as a desk so we could use the dining room table.

    All-in-all, it was a nice getaway. We explored, we played games, and spent some time soaking up some sun on the front porch.

    Published March 23, 2024
  • Cute cabin like VRBO close to Wine Country


    Cute cabin type decos, full size appliances, all the ammenities you could possibly need. Plenty of room for two people. Close to the wineries and since it’s close by check out Washington, Mo. Lots of shops there. We just might have to stay here again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 5, 2023
  • Defiance Girls Trip


    My friends and I stayed here to go to the wineries. The property was great and our contacts were very accommodating and responsive! Overall, our experience was absolutely wonderful!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kaylen O.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • Beautiful space


    Nice place and good communication! Couldn't have asked for more.

    Published September 21, 2023
  • Clean and comfortable


    We stayed four nights. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The surrounding area is beautiful with many amenities nearby.

    Published August 29, 2023
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