Grandma has the kids all weekend. You have no idea what to do with all the free time.
Don’t spend hours cleaning house or futzing around in the garage; get out, explore and spend the weekend at a relaxing bed and breakfast in Missouri.
Visit Fulton, where the Loganberry Inn’s Garden Room has a Jacuzzi tub built for two. Innkeepers Cathy and Carl McGeorge will set up a butler-drawn bath, which includes a fire lit in the fireplace; red rose petals surrounding the tub; flickering candles; music; chilled champagne and strawberries.
Not everyone is ready for such a feast for the senses. Fortunately, the historic 1899 Loganberry Inn has a variety of romantic rooms and packages available. They make it easy to strike the perfect note for a couple’s escape.
The proximity to the National Churchill Museum and Westminster College has helped bring people to Loganberry Inn from nearly every continent. Cathy believes there’s a larger reason for the world beating a path to their door.
“It’s the small-town charm and the charm of the Inn itself that draws people,” she says. “They can stay here with a cozy fireplace and walk to the theatre or wonderful restaurants like Beks. We’re not too far but completely different from being in the city.”
For some people, romance is all about the bright lights and big city entertainment. Jefferson House in Kansas City offers a sophisticated, glamorous bed and breakfast experience.
If getting back to nature is what your romance needs, you’ll love the 40 secluded acres of Blackberry Creek Retreat Bed and Breakfast in Rogersville. You can cozy up for some wildlife or bird watching from your room or the patio; hike, bike, ride or fish; then relax by the fire pit. And all this serenity is less than 30 minutes from Springfield.
Add a touch of history to your retreat at Boone’s Colonial Inn in St. Charles, with his-and-hers colonial sleeping garments and colonial lanterns for late night hand-holding walks along historic Main Street. Enjoy a nightcap and the flavors of Missouri when you visit Little Hills Winery and Restaurant.
For the perfect wine lovers’ getaway, head to southeast Missouri and the Tiger View Lodge, situated on a bluff at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary. You may catch sight of one of the resident big cats, or take a tour of the sanctuary in season.
After shopping the quaint antique shops in historic Ste. Genevieve, relax in your lavishly appointed bedroom before heading out to indulge in fine wines and gourmet dining at one of the area’s fine restaurants. Continue your adventure the next day, visiting the vineyards and wineries along the Route du Vin in Ste. Genevieve.
With bed and breakfasts in every corner of the state, ranging from elegant to quaint, glamorous to intimate, you never need to worry about finding a relaxing grown-ups getaway.
(Loganberry Inn photos provided by the Loganberry Inn, Fulton.)