We're grateful for the many friends we've made through the years, Here are some comments from a few of them. If you would like to include a comment of your own please E-Mail me and I will add it to our page.
"The hospitality and breakfast was wonderful. Thank you for a great stay!" ~Chad and Ruth-Pastor and friend
"Thank you for a great stay. It was like a breath of Heaven after a long day's journey when we arrived here." ~Chris & Katrina
"Breakfast was great, as was the bed, room etc. Good choice on the Blackberry Wine." ~Jim"
"I'm one of Joyce's contractor friends (she likes to call me her favorite carpenter and list finisher), and have done many home repair and improvement projects for her over the several years that I've known her. Joyce takes pride in her home, and I can assure you she will provide you with the most comfortable atmosphere and lodging you will find in the area."
It was perfect--the bed, the quiet, the food. thanks so much. I think you've got a great thing going here and I think God will bless it. We love you. " ~Brooke & Steve
"Thank you so much for your hospitality and great food. We all really appreciate your kindness." ~Gary, Paulette
"Thank you so much! What a beautiful place to stay. We felt the warmth and hospitality. God bless you!" ~Bruce & Karin
"Thank you for making our "Girls Night Out" the oasis we needed. We'll be back. God bless you." ~ Nancy & friends
"Spent my birthday here in your beautiful home. Had a great time, very relaxing! Enjoyed the view and the wonderful breakfast. Hope to be back soon." ~Diana & Dennis
"Thank you so much for such an enjoyable stay. Everything has been perfect, including the delicious breakfast. We stayed here for our tenth anniversary and the experience has been much more than we had anticipated. your extra effort is greatly appreciated. See you again soon." ~ Cathy & Dan
"Girls weekend, sisters (5) mom, aunt & cousin, just spending time together, going to flea markets, antique shops and just spending time together and enjoying the great fall weather. The Gathering Place is a great house, beautiful land. Great idea!" ~Barbara, (Kansas)
" Girls weekend out for my sister and me. My mom is with us and we had a good time. Your place is beautiful. Thank you so much." ~Deb. (Kansas)
" We're praising God for your beautiful heart and generous spirit....the opportunity to be here and share this Gathering Place was wonderful. Had a great time. See you in May!" (Wyoming)
" Thank you so much for an amazing weekend. Everything was beautiful and I felt we were very well taken care of. The food was wonderful and I felt you went above and beyond to make our stay wonderful. I would love to return in the summer to see all the beauty of the surroundings. Thank you!" Elise (KC, MO)
"We spent our honeymoon night here and were very impressed by the beautiful, inviting home, the warmness of our hostess and the delicious breakfast. The welcoming smell and snack of zuchinni bread was amazing. Returning to the Prairie City area (slightly North of here) for our wedding we never dreamed of finding such a great and private place to stay. The Gathering Place is definitely a hidden treasure in rural Mo." Mr. and Mrs. Lucas H. Everest, Ks.
"We live in the area and have found the Country Gathering Place a peaceful and relaxing get away. It’s rustic, country setting provide a peaceful environment for the nature enthusiast as well as the person that just needs “to get away”. Delicious food and amenities coupled with a gift of hospitality from Joyce makes this gathering place a must for the honeymooning couple, or the family ready for a peaceful break." Pastor James and Amanda
"Thank you for everything, your hospitality and all your help with everything. We will never forget you! Your home is lovely and tranquil. We will return some day." Cottey Parents
"This was a lovely place to to stay although way too briefly. Next year my daughter will graduate from Cottey so I will return with my family to enjoy your lovely home more fully." Cottey Parent
"Thank you for the pleasure we had sharing the beauty of your creation in this place. We loved every area. Good work." Dale and Lovita, Newton, Ks.
"Enjoy being here where we can entertain our family all together in a spacious, relaxing atmosphere. Your gracious hospitality and generosity are a blessing. May God continue to use you to bless others and always shine His love upon you." Doug and Karen, Wyoming
"What a wonderful place! I had no idea this bed and breakfast was here, and its such an idyllic and restful place. My brother and I grew up on a farm just outside of Nevada and this place brings back so many memories of the country life I miss so much. The sights, the sounds, the wonderful scents of good earth--loved it!" Michigan & KC Mo.
"Thank you for a wonderful place to stay. Came up to watch my son play with the Nevada Griffons and to relax and catch up on some father/son time. Enjoyed fishing your pond or as we say in Texas "your tank". 5 lb bass was a nice surprise. Continued success with your B&B!" Bob & Colton-Tx.
"Thanks for hosting the KC Vipers baseball team. We love the place & had a blast. Hospitality & breakfast top notch!" Mark & Tammy KC, Mo
"Wow- what a great place to relax. Flew in from Wy., met my daughter and her friends from Cottey College. We had a wonderful time." Doug, Wy
"We're here for the Vicker's Apple Butter Festival. Beautiful getaway." Tracy Colorado Mike & Chris-Ks.
"Thank you so much for hosting us for our company retreat. Beautiful, peaceful surroundings to relax and come together as a team. We all enjoyed it very much." The Skills Unlimited Managers
"a beautiful and restful location in the country in a log cabin with nostalgic decor that revives precious memories of our upbringing and generations past- all of which made our few hours together the best it could possibly be. Hopefully we will have an opportunity to return another time and bring a few more with us ..."Jean
"This is the Perfect gathering place! Thank you so much for helping us feel welcome and at home surrounded by so many beautiful memories of years gone by." Deb-Blue Springs, Mo.
"I can not even put into words how you have made my stay here. It was fantastic and your really outdone yourself. The food was incredible and I would recommend this to everyone. See you turkey season!" Joel-Arkansas
"Thank you so much for your hospitalilty and that love you glow with. We appreciate all the things you've done for us. Love you Ms. Joyce" Aaron-Arkansas