Itineraries

A Weekend Getaway to Ste. Genevieve

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Quaint streets and breathtaking countryside create the perfect escape for a relaxing weekend in Ste. Genevieve. Explore French architecture, hike nature trails, sample regional wines and discover the hidden gems of this Mississippi River town.

Eat and Drink

A. Grapevine Grill

Voted one of the best winery restaurants in the nation, Grapevine Grill, located at Chaumette Vineyards & Winery, uses locally-sourced ingredients to create delicious meals that pair perfectly with the wine. Dine outside to enjoy the beautiful view of the vineyard.

B. Beanik Cafe and Pastry

The smell of freshly-made pastries will have your mouth watering before you even reach the counter. From cinnamon rolls and turnovers to made-from-scratch quiche and pour-over coffee, Beanik truly offers a breakfast worthy of champions.   

C. Sirro’s

Popular among locals, Sirro’s is known for its homemade onion rings and wide array of “samiches.” Pizza, pasta and a fresh salad bar round out the offerings at this Italian-inspired establishment. Save room for something sweet on the dessert menu.

D. Cave Vineyard Winery & Distillery

Sip wine and spirits in Saltpeter Cave with fellow wine enthusiasts. If vino isn’t to your taste, sample the new Cave Distillery brandy and grappa. Don’t forget to pack a picnic basket with your favorite snacks to accompany your drinks.

Explore and Learn

A. Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park

Immerse yourself in Missouri’s French Colonial history at the state’s newest national park area. Explore the early French architecture, including three poteaux-en-terre homes – only five of these structures still exist in all of North America.

B. Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial

Honor those who have served our country at Missouri’s National Veterans Memorial, located in nearby Perryville. It features a full-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Welcome Center provides additional information about the grounds and the foundation’s mission.

C. Pickle Springs Natural Area

Hike along the Trail Through Time at Pickle Springs Natural Area to view waterfalls, canyons and interesting rock formations. Biodiversity abounds at this conservation area, but remember to stick to the trail to protect the habitat of the animals and plants that call the area home.

D. Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary

Meet the big cats rescued by the sanctuary. Previously abused, neglected and sold for profit, the cats now call the expansive property home – where their health and care are the top priority. Book the Early Bird Tour (reservation required) to see the cats when they’re most active.

Rest and Relax

A. Main Street Inn

Built in 1882 and known at the time as the Meyer Hotel, this bed-and-breakfast has a long history of providing a comfortable experience for travelers. Each of the 10 rooms has a different design and one is pet friendly.

B. Hotel Audubon, Grill and Bar

This boutique hotel has balanced the vintage charm of the century-old building with modern amenities to create a cozy environment for visitors. Its location in the heart of the historic district puts you close to the town’s attractions.

C. Dr. Hertich’s House Bed and Breakfast

You’re within walking distance of many of the historic sites in Ste. Genevieve when you stay at Dr. Hertich’s House. As the name suggests, this bed-and-breakfast used to be the home and clinic of the town’s first doctor. All suites include king-sized beds and gas-burning fireplaces.