Nothing says romance quite like a trip to a bed-and-breakfast. Let gracious homeowners treat you like royalty, as you enjoy delicious meals and oh-so-comfortable environs.
In the historic town of Ste. Genevieve, the Main Street Inn Bed and Breakfast offers seven luxurious guestrooms with private baths. The renovated circa 1882 home includes such lovely touches as a perennial herb garden, porches and large common rooms. Each guestroom boasts beautiful antiques, a queen-sized bed and private bath.
About 10 minutes outside of bustling Branson, in Walnut Shade, Bear Creek Bed and Breakfast provides a soothing, secluded slice of paradise. Select a romantic suite for two, or take friends for a relaxing weekend in a rustic cabin. The on-site wine cellar stocks award-winning wines for unwinding at the end of the day. For the ultimate in relaxation, schedule a soothing massage (48 hours notice required).
Experience “the sweet life” when you check in at La Dolce Vita Winery Bed and Breakfast. This restful place occupies the Zachariah Foss House, the oldest wood-frame home in Washington, Missouri. The two 1850s-style guestrooms each have a king-sized bed. Soak all your cares away in the twin, antique his-and-hers bathtubs in the shared bathroom. Sip a cup of coffee on the balcony, while taking in a gorgeous view of the Missouri River. Eat a delicious breakfast – and perhaps meet fellow travelers – in the dining room. On-site facilities include a winery and a restaurant.
In Hannibal, the friendly hosts at Reagan’s Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast welcome guests to their 1889 Victorian home, originally occupied by a lumber baron. The gorgeously appointed guestrooms feature feather beds, fine antiques and claw-foot tubs. Enjoy a stunning view from your seat on the wraparound verandah. Each morning, a candlelit breakfast is served on fine china, with crystal, silver and linens. Truly romantic.
Ready for some serious relaxation? Book a massage package at the Victorian Country Inn, in Hallsville, 10 minutes north of Columbia. Fend off winter’s chill by sipping tea in the Victorian parlor. Explore the old-time movie theater. Admire the views of the countryside and ponds. At the end of the day, watch the sunset over the trees.
In Liberty, the Terrace Avenue Inn Bed and Breakfast provides the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The inn has three lodging options: the Terrace Suite, with a king-sized, pillow-top bed, private bathroom with rainfall shower; and private secluded second-floor porch; the Cottage Nook has a private entrance, queen bed, and private bath; and the Liberty Room, with a full-size bed and private bath across the hall. A premium tea service is available.
Feel like a treasured member of the family when you spend the night at Granny’s Country Cottage Bed and Breakfast, in the quaint village of Humphreys, 20 miles east of Trenton. Choose from two gorgeous units: the Cottage; and the Round House. The Round House delights visitors with its unique design – it was once a grain silo; but it has been remodeled into a relaxing, beautiful space. The first level includes a living room and a fully equipped kitchen; ascend a winding staircase to the second floor, where you’ll find the bedroom and a full bath. The Cottage, decked out in country-chic décor, offers two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a living room and a kitchen. Upon arrival, guests are treated to homemade pie.
Toast to a wonderful vacation when you visit Crown Valley Champagne House, in Farmington. Crown Valley uses two fermentation processes – the Champagne method and the Charmat method – to make its delicious sparkling wines. Learn the secrets during your stay. Discover your new favorite when you visit the tasting bar, where you sample selections ranging from Basic Bubbly to Limited to Grand Reserve. (Closed January thru March.)
Whether you prefer grapes or hops, you might find a new favorite at Bias Winery and Gruhlke’s Microbrewery, in the rural community of Berger, about 10 minutes east of Hermann. Sip house-made wines and microbrews as you enjoy a majestic view of the Missouri River bottoms. The helpful staff is more than happy to answer questions about wine making and brewing.