We happened on to the Chateau via the internet while planning a quick weekend getaway to St. Joseph. It looked like an interesting place and that turned out to be true in many ways! The house is magnificent so that alone makes it well worth a visit. Isobel immediately made us feel welcome and gave us a very interesting tour of the property. As she got us settled she provided us with excellent information on restaurants and places to visit in the area,all of which was spot on! Breakfast was a treat served in a comfortable, homelike setting. If you are wanting something to add a great "off the beaten path" experience to your St. Joseph visit Isobel and her Chateau would be a superb choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Shakespeare Chateau was built in 1885 by Nathan Ogden when St. Joseph Missouri was known as "The Queen of the River Cities." High atop a bluff looking down across the city toward the Missouri River, 809 Hall Street is one of several mansions in the Hall Street Historic District known locally as "Millionaires' Row." You'll enjoy meeting the friendly innkeeper, Isobel, as she takes you through the palatial interior. You'll marvel at 47 (yes, 47!) original stained glass windows, carved cherrywood and walnut mantles, and of course, a bust of the Bard himself above the grand fireplace in the front foyer. But most of all, you'll enjoy our comfortable sleeping rooms, each one beautifully appointed with fabulous art and antiques and luxurious linens. ... more less