Downey House

The Farm House
Reviews -- Customer Comments

Following are comments that were left by guests while staying in our houses.
We hope reading some of their comments will give you an idea what it is like to stay in Downey and The Farm Houses.  
All original comments can be found in the "comment book" in each home.
Jeff & Rayeann - Owners
Last Updated 2/22/2015

Downey House
  The Farm House
12/25/14 - Ellis Family (7 night stay)

We had our family Christmas Eve & Day here.  All went well and we even had extra room!  Loved the antiques everywhere!

Fall 2014

We had a family scrapbook weekend and enjoyed the atmosphere of a cozy home.  The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed.  A fun relaxing weekend!  Thanks for sharing your "labor of love".

Fall 2014

We drove down from Minneapolis to attend haunted houses in Kansas City.  We loved the house!  The charm is outstanding.  The beds are amazingly comfortable and the location is great.  We will be back!

9/28/14 - The Johnsons (2 night stay)

We came in for our cousin's wedding.  3 brother's wives loved the soft beds and the original woodwork.  The amenities were well appreciated. Free Wi-Fi.  Dish network and the utensils in the kitchen all came in very handy.  The house is charming and inviting.  We all enjoyed our stay greatly!

9/17/14 - Murphy, Adams, Rutenbach, McKee (4 night stay)

We really enjoyed our stay in Plattsburg for our 17 annual girls getaway weekend.  Favorite thing we did was THE CORNER SPA and SALON -- you need to go be pampered by Nancy & Beth.. great manis, pedis and wraps, and ear piercings.  Also enjoyed the Courtside Restaurant.  It was fun to stay in a Victorian house; we had plenty of room and were impressed with the decor, location and well stocked kitchen.

9/14/14 - Eril's (2 night stay)

What a delightful house in a charming town! We enjoyed our brief stay.  Our daughter is a nun with the Benedictines of Mary in Gower, so we visit the area a couple of times a year.  We will return!  Thank you!

8/10/14 - Haus's (1 night stay)

Lovely house.  The kids were totally charmed by the age of the house.  Very comfy beds!

6/15/14 (7 night stay)

Danforth 8, was like home with plenty of room.  Loved the history of the community and the house.  Boys even appreciated the delicacies of the house.  God Bless Your House.

6/6/14 - The Sligols (2 night stay)

We liked the house and it's spaciousness.  We had slight issue with the dampness and allergies.  Beds were good and plenty of them.  Girls enjoyed Victorian era motif.  Loved the family table! We had a nice weekend. -- Owner's note: Right before the stay the sump pump had stopped and basement had abnormal moisture.  New pump was installed before Sligol's stay but basement was still moist.

5/22/14 - McCoy (3 night stay)

I grew up at Plattsburg and attended al 12 years of school here.  I came back before my 50th class reunion and was so happy to find this house to stay in as 2 of my grown children were here too.  It's beautiful and very clean.  Thank you for your TLC.  PS: My grandparents lifed at 311 Clay Ave (Sawyer).

5/20/14 - The Conants (1 night stay)

You've done a wonderful job restoring this beautiful home.  We enjoyed our stay!

5/11/14 (2 night stay)

What a beautiful house! We had a great stay here.  I can't wait to bring the family for a weekend.  They would love it here!

5/7/14 - Shaw and Thompson (2 night stay)

Love the house it was Awesome!  You all were so sweet and kind to us.  Thanks for making our stay so wonderful!

5/4/14 (1 night stay)

Bachelorette weekend for a great lady.  Was a great success.  The house had plenty of space for games and was comfortable for intimate conversations, also dancing!

4/11/14 - Barry Family (2 night stay)

We had a fabulous family vacation while staying at the Downey House. We have size children and there was room for everyone to sleep and play.  The house is lovely.  Thank you for sharing it and making it affordable!

3/26/14 - Plattsburg Baseball Senior Dinner (1 night stay)

I'm so excited to have our event in the house I called home for 21 years.  Thank you for keeping it up.

2/8/14 - Millard, Happy 1st Birthday (1 night stay)

Happy Birthday 1st - Maddelina Hart Phillips Millard. Had our daughter's 1st birthday party here at the Downey House.  The house was so warming and roomy for our baby girl to crawl around on.  With plenty of room for our family.  The house is so well kept and such a nice touch of antiques. Thanks.

11/24/13 - Wetter Family (2 night stay)

Had a wonderful time.

Fall 2013 Comments:

What a great place to stay and everything so satisfactory - Gingerich

Enjoyed the beautiful home and spending time in Plattsburg.  Thank you -- Simm

What a great place to stay!  Thank you so much for all your time and care in this beautiful historic home. - Nabity

September 2013 - Navity, Kam and Vlasnik

We enjoyed being able to all spend time together.  There were plenty of comfy beds for all - and the house is full of character and charm!  Thanks for a great experience!

  2/12/15 - Patterson (3 night stay)

Thanks again for opening this lovely home to us for a romantic Valentine's Day Weekend.  We always fell right at home here.  What a wonderful time we had and we can't wait until the next time!

1/22/15 - Warren (6 night stay)

This is the second year we've stayed in on eof your houses to Celebrative our Christmas.  Everyone has a terrific time because it gives us a family, relaxed atmosphere for our time together.  Thank you for providing a cozy place for us to gather.

11/15/14 - Hanes (1 night stay)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.  My sister Connie Tharp, let us have a room here to be at Rich's birthday party.  We live in Trenton Mo.  I slept so ood -- felt like we were on vacation.  God Bless you.

11/1/14 - group of ladies (1 night stay)

We had a wonderful time.  We loved the fact that it was far enough away from the city that we thought we were on vacation at the same time close enough to gget here for a short weekend.  The house itself was spacious allowing plenty of privacy and cozy surroundings.  We enjoyed lunch and dinner at 2 restaurants  downtown.  They were great meals at reasonable prices.  3 Amigos and Courtside Restaurant.  Fun was had by all (We laughed a lot!)

10/28/14 - Jackson (2 night stay)

Our stay was too short!  Lovely home and community perfect for the daily jaunt to KC.  Will be back in the spring when we can stay longer.  Thank you!

9-2014 - Rocker Chicks

We are the 'Rocker Chicks' and were here for our cousin's wedding.  5 of us stayed here - 4 cousins and my mother.  Originally from Nebraska, we have not all been together as a group since the 80's!  Your house is beautiful and the perfect setting for a reunion.  All 8 of us visiting met here Friday night and caught up on life stories from the last 25 years.  We loved your home, which reminded us of our grandparents farm house where held many sleepovers.  A great experience - We were all together but had plenty of room.  You thought of everything and we so enjoyed our stay.  Thank you.

I am the 'queen mother' and aunt of the Rocker 'Chicks'.  We have had such a nine time visiting in your wonderful pink house.  Everything here is so well-kept and decorated so beautifully.  I look around and alsway see something I hadn't noticed before.  We have all had a such a fun time here, visiting and catching up on everyone's news.  There is so much room so everyone was comfortable and had some privacy.  I got to stay in the master bedroom on the first floor so the mther hen - or 'old biddy' was well taken care of.  I will recommend this place to my friends.  For us, it was the ideal place to stay.  Thanks for a lovely place to stay.

Summer 2014 - Kraus 

Thank you for all the space!! We enjoyed all of the room and playing hide and seek.  The towels are awesome and the amount of bathrooms was amazing!!  We will stay again and recommend this to our friends.  We stayed to go to Worlds of Fun/Oceans of Fun.  Thanks for making our vacation perfect!!

7/3/201- - Headrick Family Reunion (3 nights)

Most enjoyable.

6 - 2014 - SOKC "Twilight moms"

This house is beautiful and we had a nice weekend here!  We enjoyed the historic walking tour also.  Thank you very much!

Summer 2014

Beautiful house - so much nicer than 2 hotel rooms. Everyone was together - yet separate.  Kids loved having their own rooms.  Will definitely come again if were coming this way.  Thanks for a great experiences.

6/23/2014 - Maranville Family Vacation (4 nights)

We spent the week here for our yearly family vacation.  Spent lot of time in Kansas City, but we also walked around town most evenings.  Beautiful town -- Even more beautiful house.  Great accommodations.  3 Adults and 5 kids all loved this old house.  The kids like playing hide and seek together.  Thanks for helping us make more family memories together!!

6/6//2014 - Sewell Family Reunion (4 nights)

Thank you for the user of your house for a few days.  We aall enjoyed our stay with plenty of room for the 11 of us.  The house was located well for us with both Kansas City and Sheshmore, MO.  We hope to return to the area and will contact you again for the ""Farm House".

5/23/2014 - Bell & Galloway Reunion (6 nights)

Had a great time -- love this place!!!

5/11/2014 - Olson Family (3 nights)

Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful Farm House.  We all enjoyed it very much.   Highlights were the bunk bed, backstairs and all the old items, that we were guessing what they were.  Still not sure if the can opener can be used as a "tooth extraction device".

4/19/2014 - Nation Family (2 nights)

Fun stay with family and the Shatto milk tour was amazing!  Thanks for providing us with that information.

4/10/2014 - Reynolds Girls (3 nights)

We enjoyed staying in The Farm House very much.  Our mother especially love it.  Being able to stay together in one place was very nice.  We also enjoyed the town.  Thanks so much!

4/4/2014 - Adams Family Girls (2 nights)

Girls weekend with family.  3 Aunts and 5 neices/cousins.  We spent the weekend crafting and sightseeing, eating, laughing and sharing.  Many sweet memories made in this beautiful place.  We already booked for next year.  Looking foward to many more years of memory making.  God Bless.

3/28/2014 -  (2 nights)

Best stay I've ever had away from home!!!!  Will tell everybody I know about your lovely "Farm House"

3/14/2014 -  Doubar (2 nights)

10 people two night and a murder mystery game.  The house is gorgeous and the perfect place for Sherlock Holmes to gather all the supsect at the Maria Gibson Mystery.  It was the governess who shot her in the middle of the night with the Courtoss Van Orluck's gun - with a sliver bullet.  There were witches and dancing and lots of fun.  Beautiful fun and we'll be back for lots and lots of fun next year!

1/3/2014 Lynn & Family -  (3 nights)

The Farmhouse was a perfect setting for an Old Time Family Christmas.  The home is gorgeous in itself bu your Christmas decorating skills added the perfect touch.  We had 4 families and enjoyed ever aspect of the home.  Had Breakfast in town, wonderful old small town service with a smile.  I hope you and yours have a Blessed 2015.  Thank you for sharing The Farm house with us.  I would most definitely return.

12/27/2013 Mora Family -  (4 nights)

This was a great place for our "sibling Christmas"; five of us and our families met here (halfway between Iowa and Oklahoma with our brother living in Liberty, MO).  The house accommodated all of us easily and I was so impressed that every detail has been taken into consideration for the comfort of the guests.  Excellent cooking & baking pans etc.  Thank you so much!e Farmhouse was a perfect setting for an Old Time Family Christmas.  The home is gorgeous in itself bu your Christmas decorating skills added the perfect touch.  We had 4 families and enjoyed ever aspect of the home.  Had Breakfast in town, wonderful old small town service with a smile.  I hope you and yours have a Blessed 2015.  Thank you for sharing The Farm house with us.  I would most definitely return.

11/14/2013 Lawlo -  (8 nights)

Jeff & Rayeann - You have done just a fabulous job on the "Farmhouse".  The house is so comfortable and well appointed.  You have thought of everything to make one's stay very enjoyable and easy.  Plattsburg has needed this type of accommodations for a very long time.

11/8/2013  (4 nights)

Thank you for a wonderful home to relax and get together.  Our brother/sister weekend was out standing.  Keep up the excellent work!

10/18/2013 Hopkins & Wayerski -  (2 nights)

You have a very beautiful and comfortable home here.  We loeve the old historic homes in the area.

We have nine in our groups.  Everyone loves your home.  The kids were delighted with the front and back stairs.  It is spacious and roomy.  It brings a lot of memories for the older ones in our group.  Appreciate your restoration of the original home.

10/12/2013  (3 nights)

Dear Rayeann,  You are incredible, awesome, and extraordinary.  You didn't miss a trick and I am so proud of al you can accomplish with this beautiful home.  You have a lovely spirit in your home.  You have not missed a trick -- You and your good husband know how to bring many blessing and friendships to many others.  May you be blessed for the good you do.  Love, Penny.

Love the house and the town.  You've done a great job!

Thank you so much for everything.  You both were so accommodating!  The pictures don't do it justice!  I had a great time and I hope to visit again!  Andrea

10/3/2013 Kowatski Family - (3 nights)

Great time and place.  You have had fun fixing it just right.  Max face time w/ families for sons weeding in Wathena.

9/20/2013 Bowness - (2 nights)

Very nice house!  I absolutely love it, especially the back stairs!

9/1/2013 Felzke - (1 night)

What a nice place!  Everything is so peaceful and quite in town.  People are friendly.  It feels like we went back in time except for the modern conveniences that the house is equipped with.  We had a great time.

8/2/2013 Mitchell Family - (1 night)

We had such a great time here at the Farmhouse.  The kitchen was well equiped and enjoyed a huge meal with family and friends.  We will definitely stay here again!

July 2013 Marachinos

What a wonderful home!  Thank you so much for all the attention to detail.  You've worked so hard and it's so beautiful!  It was a loeely, and so comfortable and spacious!  The gardens are beautiful and the location ios great!  Congratulations on another beautiful home and thank you so much for sharing it with us.

July 2013 Harlow, Tate, and Mitchell 

It is a nice house and we enjoyed it very much.

6/27/2013 Moore Clan - (4 nights)

Thanks for a lovely stay!  Had a great week.

5/22/2013 (7 nights)

We really want to thank you for such a great place to stay.  We had a lot of family here and had plenty of room.  It seems like we were all at home.  The towels were so great.  All our places we wanted to visit were all about 1 hr. away.  This is  a pretty town and area.  We had a total of 13+  We will be looking forward to another visit here to.

May 2013

Thank you for making such a welcoming and wonderful old house to stay at while we visited my brother's Zephry Mack Bingham family.  We came to see Christian graduate from High School.  We were very comfortable in the charming house.  It is so perfect with the style of furnishings and decorations.  You kept the essence of the time period but provided all the modern conveniences to make the stay for us very soothing and restful.  I especially like the embossed ceilings in the downstairs bedroom.  The view out the back was like a step back in time.   Thank you for sharing a truly unique experience with us.  e wish you good luck with all future projects.



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