Historic Kage School Guest Cottage

The Historic Kage School Guest Cottage originally built in 1880 as a one room school house has been beautifully restored as a two bedroom guest cottage in the rolling hills of Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

The one room school house constructed in the German Venacular Architectural Style served families and students in the Cape Girardeau area until 1966, when the school board voted to close the school and transfer students to other established public schools.

In the spring of 2014, R. Hetzel Properties, LLC purchased the property from the Keith Deimund Family and began the process of restoring the old one-room school building into what is now the Historic Kage School Guest Cottage.

 Although re-purposed as a guest cottage, The Historic Kage School retains the charm of the original school building with 13 foot ceilings, the original school lights and original Missouri Ozark pine hardwood floors, as well as many other artifacts recovered from the building during restoration. The initials and dates of many Kage School students can still be seen scratched into the soft brick on the exterior of the building. The small stone wall comprising the border at the front of the building is constructed of the stone footings originally used in the 1880 construction of the school.


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Latitude: 37.330762 Longitude: -89.579158 Elevation: 457 ft
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Number of Persons Cottage or Cabin Will Accommodate


Structure Access

The Historic Kage School Guest Cottage may be easily accessed by vehicle and has a parking area with carport.


Warming Source

Propane or Natural Gas Heater

Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)

Fully equipped kitchen with all appliances, including dishwasher.  Common kitchen items such as plates, cups, utensils, pots and pans are provided.

What to Bring

Guests are required to provide their own food and personal items.

Nightly Rate or Fee (if any)

$159 per night with 3 night minimum

Direct Link to Reservation Site


Accessibility Notes

The Guest Cottage does have small steps leading to the entry.

Pet Friendly Notes

We love pets, but they are not permitted at the Historic Kage School Guest Cottage.

Seasons Open


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