Lodging Gems in the Show-Me State

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Bed and Breakfasts , Cabins / Cottages , Cabins / Cottages
Hidden Treasure
Author: H&L Partners
You cannot truly experience Missouri without a stay at one of the many unique lodging possibilities. The Show-Me State has quaint bed-and-breakfasts, mansions with a view, and even options to sleep in a cabin beside the river. We know exactly how to customize your weekend getaway.

Spend the night in a Queen Anne Victorian Inn at the Walnut Street Inn Bed & Breakfast in Springfield, where t
he innkeepers provide the perfect weekend.  This 12-guestroom inn combines old time charm with a relaxing feel. Their Culinary Institute of America trained chef is known for satisfied bellies and repeat visitors.

Three miles from the Walnut Street Inn you'll find another quaint bed and breakfast inn: The Mansion at Elfindale. Built in 1892, 13 suites allow guests a wonderful weekend away. Each suite is fully furnished in Victorian fashion and has a private bath, DirecTV and Wi-Fi. Weekend stays include breakfast. The on-site wedding chapel makes this the perfect spot for romance.

Get away from the city and sleep beside a Missouri stream. The Treehouse Cabins, located at River of Life Farm, provide amazing views of the North Fork of the White River, eight miles south of Dora. Each of these riverside cabins, situated on 350 acres of secluded woodland, offers a variety of amenities, including: a fireplace; hot tub; full kitchen; and a private bath. Some cabins accommodate two; others sleep eight guests. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Falls Restaurant on-site.

A gazebo, walking paths and wildlife complement to surroundings at Garth Woodside Mansion Bed and Breakfast, one of the founding members of the Bed-and-Breakfast Inns of Missouri. This Hannibal inn has even hosted Mark Twain as one of its guests. Choose from their eight guest rooms and three cottages, all decorated in period antiques, with amenities ranging from custom robes to evening turn-down service to jetted tubs – you will feel like royalty in this 1871 mansion. The mansion includes a full bar and an extensive wine list.
In the December 2013, issue, Victorian Home Magazine stated: “There is something magical about a Victorian Home dusted with snow.” They listed the inn as one of six “North America’s best destinations for Victorian Christmas decor.” Garth has been awarded Three Diamonds by AAA and Three Stars by Mobil Travel Guide.

For a truly romantic weekend away, Victorian Country Inn in Hallsville provides the perfect place to get away from it all. Not only is each room themed, but you can book spa treatments, couples massages and breakfast in bed. Guests are treated like family and served a full Amish-style breakfast, plus other little touches to remind you of home.

Want the feeling of being away from it all while being able to be part of the action? Located in Liberty, 15 miles northeast of Kansas City, Stone-Yancey House Bed and Breakfast offers attention to detail that can’t be provided by the big hotels. Their three-course breakfast is the perfect beginning to any day; before breakfast, coffee and tea are delivered to your door.
After a day in Kansas City, enjoy the sweets offered in the dining room. The guest parlor allows you to kick up your feet and enjoy a book and a game next to the fire.

St. Louis is home to many big name hotel chains, but for a truly grand experience, stay at Fleur-de-Lys Mansion Bed and Breakfast. Tripadvisor.com awarded Fleur-de-Lys a Certificate of Excellence in 2013. Situated less than two blocks from Tower Grove Park, three miles from downtown St. Louis, the innkeepers will help you customize a memorable weekend of sightseeing. Before starting your day downtown, enjoy the full gourmet breakfast, featuring dishes such as baked eggs with brie and ham, cheese blintz soufflé and raspberry/blueberry stuffed French toast.

Smaller is better when it comes to quaint towns with lots of charm. Arrow Rock was a key stop on the Sante Fe Trail and for Lewis & Clark. Stop by the Down Over Bed-and-Breakfast to see a 1912 arts and crafts home transformed into a five-bedroom B&B with a private cottage. The inn  was showcased in “Theater Thrives in Historic Missouri River Town” by USA Today. Relax on the front porch after attending a Broadway-style play at the Lyceum Theatre. Arrow Rock offers a quiet getaway from the daily grind.
To read all about this quaint village, click this link: Arrow Rock Charm.

If you are looking for a one-of-a-kind spot, how about spending the night in a grain silo? At Granny’s Country Cottage B&B, located in Humphreys (18 miles east of Trenton), choose between a night in the grain silo (don’t worry–the grain is gone) or in the cozy cottage. At Granny's, every guest is greeted with homemade pie.


 Walnut Street Inn Bed and Breakfast
Twelve guestrooms, some with canopied bed and a steam shower; some have a private balcony; five have ...

 Mansion at Elfindale Bed and Breakfast
A restored Victorian mansion, built in 1892. A European style bed and breakfast with 13 guestrooms, ...

 River of Life Farm
Several tree-house cabins in the wild trout management area of the North Fork of the White River – ...

 Garth Woodside Mansion Bed and Breakfast
Victorian mansion on 36 acres with a gazebo, meadows, ponds, walking trails, llamas and wildlife. Eight ...

 Victorian Country Inn Bed and Breakfast
The mansion consists of four, themed suites. It is situated in a grassy meadow, near two ponds; there ...

 Stone-Yancey House Bed and Breakfast
This 1889 Victorian Inn offers three guestrooms with private baths, all on the second floor. The parlor ...

 Fleur-de-Lys Mansion Bed and Breakfast
A restored circa 1900 mansion in a historic neighborhood. Four well-appointed guestrooms, with luxurious ...

 Down Over Bed and Breakfast
Built in 1912, this bungalow is the only one of its kind in Arrow Rock. Five guestrooms with private ...

 Granny's Country Cottage Bed and Breakfast
At Granny's Country Cottage Bed and Breakfast, you have the choice between two unique units: The Cottage ...