In the early 20th century, thousands of local residents flocked to the beautiful wilderness of Castlewood State Park…..or what was known then as Castlewood Resort. During the summer months, they’d swim in the Meramec River and sun themselves at Lincoln Beach, often arriving by train from St. Louis. Many would also hike the winding bluff trails and patronize the area hotels and nightclubs, which were known to be pretty swinging at the time.
Of course, more than 70 years later, only a few remnants of this once vibrant resort remain. But what can you see today are the summer cottages, at least the handful that still stand. Perched in the hills around Castlewood Park, these tiny retreats are still brimming with rustic charm and vintage character. And I don’t know about you, but every time I see them, I can totally understand how they became a magnet for artists and hippies back in the 60s and 70s. They’re just so peaceful and so cute, like this hand-built gem that just hit the market.
If you’re looking to get away from it all and get back to nature, for cheap, this is definitely your place…
Listing courtesy of Nancy Kemp, Keller Williams, (314) 677-6138. More photos and additional info here.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you this adorable country cottage (with commission paid by the seller, of course), I’d be happy to help!