There are family photos on the walls, perfectly-matched mismatched furniture, a million interesting collectible things to look at everywhere, and a plate of perpetual cookies in the sitting room. Jordi was the most warm and friendly and helpful host - from making a list of bicycle shops with addresses and phone numbers for us to bringing us an extra bottle of water for the road after we'd packed up the car and our bikes. I wasn't feeling very well at breakfast, so I went for a walk. When I got back, they reheated a piece of (amazing) egg cheese breakfast pastry for me and asked what they could get for me to feel better. I ended up nibbling for over an hour, sitting at the table with my husband. Lillibet and Jordi eventually joined us, and we had an incredible hour-long conversation about travel, hiking, bicycles, families, school, life. If you like staying places where you get to make friends, you will love this. Not to mention a great shower, toiletries provided, soft bed, cozy romantic room, a real fireplace in the sitting room, and a great patio out back with a swimming pool (not quite warm enough for us to use it). It's also right on Tower Park, which is just beautiful and perfect for evening runs and morning walks. We loved this place and the wonderful people who own it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Magnolia is a beautiful Victorian home in the historic Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. The house was built in 1906 and overlooks exquisite Tower Grove Park, a historical landmark created and designed by Henry Shaw, who also founded the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1868, which is located less than a mile from Casa Magnolia and attracts visitors from all over the world.The three bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with a sitting room complete with a fireplace and plenty of books!The bedrooms of Casa Magnolia are beautifully decorated, and each one has its own unique character. The King Bedroom has a beautiful view of historic Tower Grove Park, while both of the Queen Bedrooms overlook the backyard patio and swimming pool. All three rooms have a private bath and free wireless internet access.A full breakfast is served every morning, which includes fresh fruit, home made pastries, home made jellies, a main dish (such as casserole, omelet, puff pastry or pancakes) and side dishes, served with juice and your choice of coffee or tea.Lillabet and Jordi, innkeepers of Casa Magnolia B&B, "your home-away-from-home" ... more less