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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast

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809 Hall Street, Saint Joseph, MO 64501
Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Topeka, Kansas
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Brought my girlfriend Shannon to the Chateau for her birthday surprise. We stayed in the Romeo and Juliet suite. I was amazed as I walked through the front door. It was as if I stepped back in time. Isobell was there to greet us and give us a tour prior to showing us to our room. She has done a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This bed and breakfast is sure to charm just about anyone. I was very pleased with the amenities and accommodations. Motorcycles and bikers are welcome. I'm excited to stop here again when traveling through.

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Honolulu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

60th wedding anniversaries are special, and deserve to be celebrated in style. Shakespeare Chateau was the perfect headquarters for our special weekend celebration! Family members travelled from as far away as Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Washington and Wisconsin for this momentous occasion. Four lucky families stayed in the suites, while the rest of us dropped in and made the... More 

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Romeo and Juliet suite at the Chateau was absolutely stunning. The detail throughout every room in this bed and breakfast is simply amazing. The owner Isobel was extremely gracious and knowledgeable about the history and detail of the mansion and general St. Joseph area. The Fantastic breakfast served to us on the front porch was delicious. Such a peaceful... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was excellent. Isobel, our delightful hostess, took plenty of time explaining the rich history of the Chateau and her loving restoration. The house is a gem: each room featuring a fireplace, elaborately carved wood, and period pieces. We stayed in the Romeo and Juliet Suite: roomy and immaculate, with a canopied bed, Jacuzzi, and a bay window view. We... More 

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

The Shakespeare Chateau is a true American Treasure - there is not another house like this one anywhere, and I'm so proud to have the opportunity to greet visitors here. The stained glass windows - all 47 of them - are worth a visit to see, but this house has so much more to offer. Extraordinary woodwork, original cast plasterwork... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breakfast was excellent, bed was unusually comfortable, house was quiet and beautiful. Isobel takes pride in her home, and we learned a good deal of history about the house and St. Joseph from her. Driving in, my wife and I thought it was the prettiest mansion on the block, and the interior is even prettier. Quite an eye-opener to the... More 

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

The history of St. Joseph is rich - in every sense of the word - and we have so many interesting firsts here: the first saltine cracker, the first ready-mixed baking mix, Stetson hats, Studebaker vehicles, STP oil treatment ... the list goes on and on. If you're planning a visit, take advantage of our 2-day special rates published on... More 

Saint Joseph, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We held our wedding here Sept 2014, it is an amazing beautifully restored place. We felt it was a perfect fit for our small wedding. Isobel is amazing also, she took care of all the details of the wedding so that we could relax and enjoy the day. If you are having a small wedding I highly recommend Shakespeare Chateau.

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

The elegant historic setting at the Shakespeare Chateau is the perfect backdrop for a most memorable wedding. We can host all wedding-related events, too: bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, candlelight dinner-for-two, honeymoon night or weekend, anniversary celebrations, and (if all goes well!) a baby shower! Call today for a quote on your custom-tailored wedding package! More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at this beautifully restored inn and were so impressed with its comfort, elegance and historical importance of the grand bygone life style in St. Joseph. Isobel McGowan, the owner and inn keeper, was so helpful and informative and prepared delicious breakfasts for us. The rooms were beautiful and the beds very comfortable. It was a great... More 

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Shakespeare Chateau during your recent visit to research family roots in St. Joseph, Missouri. I enjoyed meeting all of you, and helping you discover resources and discover what St. Joe has to offer. I hope to see you back for a return visit soon! More 

Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here with friends and relatives over my daughter's wedding weekend, and also held a post-wedding brunch on Sunday for out-of-town friends and family. What a beautiful way to end a wedding weekend! - Food was great, the Chateau was beautiful, and the guests loved seeing this part of historic St. Joe. Isobel is an excellent hostess and knows... More 

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

The Shakespeare Chateau is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding ceremony and reception, or for gatherings related to the wedding - rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or a candlelight dinner for two! I was very pleased to serve your family and friends for the "morning after" Sunday brunch, and I know everyone enjoyed the home-baked scones with lemon curd sauce... More 

Grafton, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a place to stop for the night as part of a road trip. We found the Shakespeare Chateau via tripadvisor and liked the reviews. The B & B is in a wonderful restored old home with the original windows and floor tiles intact. Our room was wonderful as well, nicely furnished with a... More 

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I love to meet travelers who are visiting St. Joseph for the first time - this place is such a treat for anyone who loves history and architecture. I hear from guests again and again that they have never seen a town so full of magnificent mansion homes, exquisite churches, and exceptional commercial buildings. Weary travelers love to take advantage... More 

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