Bross Brothers Cabin
The Story of Bross Brothers Cabin
The Bross brothers Cabin was originally built in the early 1800’s in a settlement that was established where the Boone’s Lick Trail crossed the Dardenne. A country store, wagon repair shop, two little hotels and two grist mills where wheat and corn were ground into flour and meal were in operation by 1804. The settlement grew as the Boonslick Trail carried many travelers west seeing many wagon trains, stage coaches and pony express riders. The settlement was named Cottleville in 1839 and grew to over 500 people in 1860. The Bross brothers ran a thriving Blacksmith business in the center of town and lived next to the shop in this cabin. They resided in the old cabin and added on to the back in 1877. During this remodel the fact that logs were hidden beneath the siding and safe from the elements was forgotten for over a hundred years until recently when the property was purchased and cabin needed to be removed. Careful tagging of each individual log was performed before dismantling the cabin and the logs were stored until the property was sold again to Glenn and Cheryl Hill who rebuilt the cabin on the same property using all the same logs in the same configuration.
As you enter the parlor you step back into time to the early 1800’s. Enjoy the rustic fireplace and large sitting area including a large farm style table, pine floors and tongue and groove ceilings all surrounded by the original hand hewn logs from over 200 years ago. In the rear of the cabin you will find the master bedroom and modern bathroom and kitchen. Additional bedrooms exist in the basement with walkout access to a peaceful park like backyard and gardens with room for entertaining guests. Total sleeping accommodations for eight people are available. We hope you enjoy our cabin and have a peaceful stay in Cottleville where you can walk to many eating establishments and enjoy the local shops.