Your Hostess

Mary Maassen

It was absolutely love at first sight when I made an appointment to show the Femme Osage Haus to my sister-in-law in May of 2003!


The drive down Hwy. 94 and F, leading past the Daniel Boone Home and winding along Femme Osage Creek Rd was full of warmth and sunshine. It was one of those incredibly beautiful Missouri spring days, and the farms and rows of crops were pulling at something inside of me.


When I arrived in the quaint Village of Femme Osage, it was like stepping back in time 100 years. You could imagine what the original German settlers saw when they first arrived in 1830. Not much has changed. The Femme Osage Valley is still peaceful and full of nature and wonder.


It did not take long for me to call my six daughters and tell them their mother (who had always been a city-girl) was thinking of buying a bed and breakfast in Femme Osage, a place so small the town is technically a village.  The rest is history.

Mary now enjoys the peace and serenity of the country. She loves meeting the fun and interesting people who come from all over to stay at the Femme Osage Haus.