1343 Hwy 63, Loose Creek, MO 65054


Welcome to Westphalia Trading Co., LLC

Herman's House vacation rental home


Named for Herman Brendel, the man who built it in the early 1960's for his bride, Bernadette (Koester) Brendel, we have transformed this home into a place for guests to stay for a night, a weekend, a business trip, or an entire vacation. This quaint ranch-style home is perfectly situated in the heart of Osage County. Just 1/2 mile north of beautiful and historic Westphalia, MO, on Highway 63, the home is  less than a few miles from several beautiful wedding venues (Kempker's Back 40, St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Westphalia Lions Den and Knights of Columbus Hall), and will accommodate your family in comfortable surroundings.

In the area for business? Jefferson City, Quaker Windows, Diamond Dog Food, Elsevier are all nearby - and our home is much nicer than a hotel.

Or -- do you like animals? The home is located on the property of Westphalia Trading Company's Petting Zoo. Even though the Zoo isn't open year round, special arrangements can be made any time to spend time with our animals. 

Use the Reservation Request form below to contact us and book your stay at Herman's House!

Use the Reservation Request form below to contact us and book your stay at Herman's House!

Herman's House features


  • A comfortable living room 
  • Full kitchen - well equipped with pots, pans, dishes, full-sized refrigerator, stove and microwave -- everything you should need for your stay.
  • Large utility room with washer and dryer and plenty of extra storage space, including a hanging clothes rack.
  • Dining room with seating for six and a fully-stocked coffee bar
  • Sun room with lovely wicker couch and rocking chair
  • Master bedroom on main level with queen bed and nice closets
  • Full bath with plenty of towels, wash cloths and a full-sized tub/shower
  • The upstairs of the home is divided into two bedrooms. The larger of the two rooms is furnished with two twin beds and a small sitting area. The smaller room is furnished with a full size bed and a beautiful washstand and shelf. The upstairs has sloped ceilings on the sides, and the main part of the rooms have a clearance of 6'6".
  • Patio with two table and chairs sets (seating for 8) gas grill and privacy fence. 
  • Direct TV and Wifi by AT&T Uverse

Herman's House living room.

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2020 rates: $150 per night

*There is a one-time cleaning charge of $65 added on to the cost of your stay, as well as a $200 refundable damage deposit. 

Please use our Reservation Request Form below to request your stay.   

While we don't provide breakfast, we have several great options. You can always bring your own food and make use of the kitchen; just down the road is Joe's Market (a wonderfully fully-stocked grocery store with made-to-order sandwiches as well as Hunt Brother's Pizza available); Towne Club Restaurant is located on Main Street and is open on Thursday-Saturday evenings. There is also an Eagle Stop with Godfather's Pizza; and Westphalia Pizza is located on Main Street. Again, Jefferson City is just 15 minutes away with dozens of restuarant options. If you'd like something delicious and don't like to cook, give Desserts by Dianne a call before your stay at 573-619-2467 to check on availability. Dianne not only makes fabulous desserts, she makes the most wonderful cinnamon rolls, quiches, parfaits and even caters full meals.  


Payment is to be made in full at least 30 days before arrival date. If reservations and payments are made within thirty days of date of arrival, refunds will be made as per the cancellation policy below.  

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. No refund is given for reservations cancelled less than 2 weeks before arrival date.  

Refundable Damage Deposit

​There is a $200 damage deposit, which will be refunded after checkout and inspection of home. If staying with pets, the refundable damage deposit is $350.

Reservation request form

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2019 rates: $150 per night*

Jan. 2 - April 2, 2020, Mon.-Thurs., $100 per night.*

Jan. 2 - April 2, 2020, Fri. -Sun., $150 per night.*

After April 2, 2020, $150 per night.*

*There is a one-time cleaning charge of $65 added on to the cost of your stay, as well as a $200 refundable damage deposit. 

Please use the form to inquire about our availability. 

Herman's House at Westphalia Trading Co., LLC

1343 Hwy 63, Loose Creek, MO 65054