One-of-a-Kind Container Home on Century Farm!

Property ID: 461835Mount VernonMOUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


Family-run since 1899, this organic working farm boasts no shortage of rich history and unique character. On-site, you'll find your own private 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental, direct access to the Spring River, and over 400 acres of majestic beauty. Spend your days exploring the river or the trails, then after dark, curl up for stargazing on the deck or snuggles around the fire pit. If you ever start craving a dose of civilization, venture out for an easy day trip to Springfield or Branson.


  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Essentials
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Private Hot Tub


Location Details

SPRING RIVER (on-site): Swimming, rafting, fishing, wildlife viewing

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Mount Vernon Prairie Nature Preserve (12.2 miles), Robert E Talbot Conservation Area (16.0 miles), Wire Road Conservation Area (23.3 miles), Piney Creek Wilderness (35.3 miles), Table Rock Lake (50.0 miles)

SPRINGFIELD (~37 miles): Fantastic Caverns, Wonders of Wildlife National Aquarium & Museum, Dickerson Park Zoo, Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield, Close Memorial Park, White Water, World’s Largest Fork

BRANSON (~60 miles): Silver Dollar City, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Titanic Museum, Aquarium at the Boardwalk, Hollywood Wax Museum, Ripley’s Believe it or Not!, Branson Scenic Railway, Table Rock Lake State Park

AIRPORT: Springfield-Branson National Airport (32.0 miles)


4 reviews
  • Relaxed mini vacation


    A great place to unwind and unplug from normal life!!! The container tiny home was cozy and clean!!!! The best part was definitely the hot tub overlooking a nice view…

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Coleman H.
    Published February 28, 2023
  • Wonderful retreat!


    My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful time staying at Elder Farm. The container house is unique, welcoming and perfectly appointed. We got lucky with spring like temps at the end of December and were able to take walks each day on the farm and sit by the river, it was relaxing and so peaceful. We loved sitting on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoyed the view. At night we soaked in the hot tub and did some star gazing. I was able to cook nice meals easily in the well appointed kitchen. If you were to have a problem or a simple question the host are readily available, friendly and hospitable. We definitely plan on returning this year.

    Published January 4, 2023
  • Unique stay!!


    We found the container house to be a fun stay for our family of 4. It was a little snug- for our two teens but we had a good time. The deck upstairs was fun and the view were great. River was a fun to play in!

    Owners were responsive to the couple of hiccups we had and did their best to fix it for us.

    Published October 17, 2022
  • Ann was wonderful, the farm was beautiful!


    This place was a piece of heaven, hospitality was great. The river was fantastic and very private, great place to relax and reset!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 29, 2022
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