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“Loved staying here!” 4 of 5 stars
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Briggs Pond
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604 Third Street, Rocheport, MO 65279   |  
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Ranked #5 of 5 Rocheport B&B and Inns
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Loved staying here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

For us, Briggs Pond is a great find in Rocheport. If you like a quieter and unique B&B with a lot of space to relax, then consider this place—plus the Frank Lloyd Wright vibe is really cool if that’s something you enjoy (and we do).

Rooms: There are only two guest rooms, which are on opposite sides of the house and connected by the large kitchen area in between. The room was very clean and comfortable enough. We stayed in the East Shore Suite and, seriously—with just two of us—there was so much room we felt more like we were renting a house than a room at a B&B. While we loved it for one night, I think this place would especially appeal to anyone who is planning on checking out Rocheport for multiple nights and wants some space to spread out. Also, with two separate sleeping areas in the East Shore Suite—plus the other guest room on the opposite side of the house—there are good options for couples or friends traveling together. The bathroom in our suite was on the small side, and the shower appeared to be older…but it worked for us.

The breakfast: As a vegetarian, I love that Briggs Pond is vegetarian, with a focus on locally sourced—and do know that even my carnivore husband was extremely satisfied with the breakfast, it was very good and very ample. (Frittata, muffins, fruit…yum!). Even though we weren’t biking the Katy Trail that day, we both commented that we would have had plenty of fuel for a long ride.

The owner: The owner is very welcoming and we enjoyed talking with her. Loved hearing about the history of the house. She went out of her way to make sure we were well fed, and even made a fresh hot breakfast for the other couple staying there who wanted to eat later than we did. She also brewed tea for us in the evening and—since it was a chilly day—she was building a fire in the fireplace as we arrived. She is not a full-time innkeeper and says, admittedly, that she is learning a lot as she runs the place. So while there are a few nit-picky things that could be improved from an operational perspective, she has a big heart and really cares that you enjoy your stay—and, to me, that is what makes or breaks an experience.

Other comments: Sadly, the ponds were dry when we visited due to winter and maintenance, but we could certainly appreciate the serenity of the courtyard and how beautiful it must be when they are full. Also, I would say that the price for this B&B was a great value in Rocheport, at least compared to what I saw with other B&Bs in my research.

Bottom line: we all have different preferences—especially when it comes to B&Bs. But for hubby and I who travel a lot and have stayed in our share of hotels, B&Bs and resorts, we would stay here again hands down.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at Briggs Pond B&B for a night while riding the Katy trail. Everything was perfect. The breakfast was the delicious. I have no idea what she puts in those Vegan Muffins, but they are incredible. She was even nice enough to wrap a couple up for us to take with us. The rooms were great, very roomie. The whole house is just really awesome. We will be back next year for sure. Hopefully it will be a little warmer and we can enjoy the backyard pond area. Icing on the cake for this place is the owner, she is extremely nice and fun to talk to. Also, if you're a meat eater like me and you are worried about the Vegetarian Breakfast, you are will cetrainly enjoy it, it is very very good.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 604 Third Street, Rocheport, MO 65279
Location: United States > Missouri > Rocheport
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Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Rocheport
Number of rooms: 2

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