What is Overlook Farm?
Formally speaking, Overlook Farm is comprised of 327 acres of land, the Courtyard at Overlook Farm, on South Highway 79, two historic inns, and a variety of event spaces to host most types of special occasions. But when you look beyond that, we are so much more. Overlook Farm strongly believes in returning to the earth and supporting sustainable practices, from the harvesting of vegetables to the raising of livestock. On our 327 acres rest many jewels: berry and vegetable gardens, and orchards, just to name a few. All of these assets help to support the kitchen at Overlook Farm, providing our guest with farm-fresh meals and cocktails. Though Overlook Farm is a many-faceted entity, all of its parts work together towards common goals: beauty, relaxation, and elegant country-living.
Where is Overlook Farm?
Overlook Farm is located in historic Clarksville, Missouri, a little more than a scenic hour-long drive from Saint Louis, and within a very short walk of the Mighty Mississippi River.
Where does Nathalie Pettus find the time for all of this?
Oh my goodness! We all know that when something is important to you and to your life, you will always find a way. To say the least, Overlook Farm and Clarksville are both very important to Nathalie. No matter where she is, her passion for Overlook Farm and what it stands for is clear to be seen. In between being a loving mother and one active in politics, she spends many hours harvesting berries for the Farm's fresh summer cocktails, picking cherries for cobbler, working in the office to keep everything running smoothly, and greeting guests with her always bright smile and distinctive laugh. Truly, as her son Ethan would say, she is a mother to us all.
Does Overlook Farm host weddings?
Unfortunately Overlook Farm is no longer hosting weddings. Admittedly a bittersweet business decision, we are realigning our focus on the farm; that said, we still host various smaller-sized events, including reunions, birthday parties, and business retreats.
Where are the inns?
Overlook Farm is home to two historic inns: Cedarcrest Manor and Rackheath House. Cedarcrest Manor, the oldest Bed & Breakfast / inn in Missouri, and is a simple ten minute walk from Clarksville's Main Street. Rackheath House, nestled within a myriad of different gardens where Jane Austen and her characters would feel perfectly at home.