We provide clean and affordable lodging for bicyclists on the Katy Trail. More like a "glamping" experience, our guests have clean rooms with AC/Heat, small refrigerator, bunk beds with spa-quality linens, charging station for electronics, Keurig coffee supplies, a community microwave, Keurig, and water dispenser. Our Showerhouse offers two bathrooms with showers as well as towels, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and hair dryer. Guests can store their bikes in their room or in the Bikehouse.

The space

We are across the street from the Katy Trail in the heart of downtown Defiance. The Bunkhouse is a four-bedroom building with trail bicyclists in mind.

Guest access

Guest access is limited to the Bunkhouse, the Showerhouse and the Bikehouse.

Please note that the Yellow Farmhouse on the property is a whole-house vacation rental and is limited to the guests who are staying there. The Pavilion up the hill is a private event rental space.

Other things to note

Our Bikehouse, a bike storage area, provides a locked area to store your bicycle. Common bike tools, air, and some repair parts available. We are one block from the Katy Bike Rental which is a full-service bike shop, and we are across the street from the Katy Trail State Park at mile marker 59.1

"Right off the Katy Trail and across the street from two places to eat. Easy to get in an out of, overall a great value. It is called the Bunkhouse for a reason, the rooms are great for sleeping and getting ready, but you will probably want to plan on spending some time across the road at one of the restaurants if you want to sit and chat, although the benches out front are nice to sit at and watch the world go by. Would highly recommend, truly a great value."

-Joshua, April 2022

"Great space right in the middle of town. Near food and drinks, clean, quiet, easy check in and check out. It was a really great experience."

-Johnathon, March 2022

Address:
100 Defiance Rd
Defiance, MO 63341

636.577.1380

contactus@thevenueatdefiance.com

Escape to the 'Gateway to Missouri Wine Country' and base your holiday adventures out of this fabulous Defiance vacation rental! The bright yellow cottage offers historic charm plus a recently renovated interior with touches of modern luxury that you'll love. Spend your days exploring the famous Katy Trail, winery hopping, checking out historic St. Charles, or making your way to downtown St. Louis for an afternoon in the city. Relax after any fun excursion in this lovely 2-bed, 2-bath abode.

The Property:

Remodeled Interior | Near Wineries + Breweries + Distilleries | Steps to Katy Trail Access

A magnificent Midwest getaway awaits in the charming riverside town of Defiance, where 2 couples or a 4-person friend group can relax at this beautifully renovated 100+ year-old farmhouse after winery visits, hiking excursions, or biking the Katy Trail.

Bedroom 1: Queen Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed

INDOOR LIVING: 3 flat-screen Smart TVs w/ Netflix, 6-person dining table, classic spiral staircase, luxury bathrooms w/ walk-in showers, laptop-friendly workspace, electric fireplaces in bedrooms

KITCHEN: Fully equipped w/ cooking basics & spices, select stainless steel appliances, dishware/cookware, gas range stove, drip coffee maker, breakfast nook, dishwasher, Crock-Pot

GENERAL: Free WiFi, linens & towels, complimentary toiletries, air conditioning

PARKING: Designated parking spaces (2 vehicles)

The Location:

WINERIES: Defiance Ridge Vineyards (1.0 miles), Chandler Hill Vineyards (1.4 miles), Sugar Creek Winery & Distillery of Defiance (2.3 miles), Montelle Winery (6.0 miles), Augusta Winery (8.4 miles), Mt. Pleasant Winery (8.4 miles), Noboleis Vineyards (9.2 miles), Balducci Vineyards (10.9 miles), Quarry Wine Garden (11.5 miles), Blumenhof Winery (14.6 miles), Cedar Lake Cellars (19.8 miles)

HIKING + BIKING TRAILS: Katy Trail access (361 feet), Matson Hill Trail (2.4 miles), Lost Valley Hiking Trail (3.0 miles), Klondike Park (3.9 miles), Weldon Springs Conservation Area (4.1 miles), Weldon Springs Lewis & Clark Hiking Trail (6.4 miles), Busch Greenway Trailhead (10.4 miles), Pine Trail (11.3 miles), Castlewood State Park (26.7 miles)

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS: Daniel Boone Home National Historic Site (5.3 miles), The Butterfly House (19.4 miles), Historic Saint Charles (22.2 miles) Six Flags St. Louis (30.3 miles), Downtown St. Louis (38.9 miles)

DINING: The Defiance Roadhouse (50 yards), Terry & Kathy Tavern (50 yards), Good News Brewing Company (0.5 miles), Defiant Ridge Vineyard (1.0 miles), Chandler Hill Vineyard (1.0 miles)

Weekend get away with friends - "Was a great place to stay! We loved that it was close to walking trail, food, wineries, and breweries! It was a beautiful weekend to sit on the deck." 5/5

-Melissa, April 2022

Cute Remodeled Farm House - "We had a lovely stay at this centrally located home in Defiance, MO. It was made a perfect home base for our extended wine weekend in Defiance/Augusta! The two private bedrooms were a great fit for the two couples. The house was clean & well equipped. We cooked all our breakfasts at the house before heading out to several nearby wineries each day. Since it was cold & snowy, we enjoyed the fireplaces in the bedrooms & living room. We spent time around the large dining room table visiting & enjoying our wine purchases. Had the weather been warm, the deck would have been amazing for people watching. The spiral staircase to the upstairs bedroom was a neat feature - as well as the heated towel rack in the upstairs bathroom! We would definitely stay here again!"

-Tawn, February 2022

Address:
100 Defiance Rd
Defiance, MO 63341

636.577.1380

contactus@thevenueatdefiance.com