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Overlook Farms - FAQ

Frequently Asked



Overlook Farm does quite a few things, so it's completely understandable that we end up with quite a few questions.

If you find yourself still wondering something about our farm, peruse the questions below and see if they can satisfy your pondering. If not, you can always call us at the Overlook Farm office at 573.242.3838, email us at, or drop by and pay us a visit at 16095 Hwy. W, in Clarksville, Missouri. 

  • What is Overlook Farm?
    Formally speaking, Overlook Farm is comprised of 325 acres of land, multiple barns and stables, 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 325 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 guests 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?
    Absolutley! We are so pleased to announce that Overlook Farm will be offering three new, all-inclusive wedding packages for 2019. Also, we are excited to share with you the news that we are embarking on a partnership with Catering St. Louis for larger receptions and other events on farm. Check out our "Weddings" section at the top of the home page for more information!
  • 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.
  • What is the price range of the inns?
    Nightly rates starting at $200.00 Cedarcrest Manor Rackheath House Avalon House Bridal Cottage The Lodge Please see indoor/outdoor pictures, and visit the different options to stay with us under the "Inns" section of our website, or click the individual Inns above.
  • Can we tour the farm itself?
    Any kind of farm tour will need to be organized in advance, and even then there is never a guarantee one will be possible. As a working farm, many areas of the property are in use for both animals and crops; for our safety and yours, we tend to limit interacton with this aspect to prevent any injuries or accidents.
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