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Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast

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809 Hall St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2139
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  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 3 in Saint Joseph
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4.9
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5.0
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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, mahogany, 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.
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Lou C wrote a review Apr 2022
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What a wonderful stay at this beautifully restored 1885 home in St. Joseph, Missouri. Amazing breakfast each morning. Service was over the top. Our room was very comfortable. The gardens were beautiful. Isobel was a gracious hostess. Shared so much interesting information about the area. We were in awe of all she has accomplished restoring this home to it's original beauty.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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ophuskers wrote a review Apr 2022
Overland Park, Kansas2 contributions
Loved the Shakespeare Chateau Inn! From arrival to departure, innkeeper and host Isobel was welcoming, warm, sharing, and quite informative about the area -- and her restored home simply took our breath away with its amazing woodwork and abundance of stained-glass windows! In celebration of our anniversary, we stayed in the Romeo & Juliet Room -- like the rest of the inn, it was immaculate and extremely comfortable in every detail. We have stayed in many B&Bs through the years and across the nation, and the Shakespeare Chateau Inn quickly became one of our favorites!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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KenW wrote a review Apr 2022
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Words and even photographs of this gorgeous home cannot do it justice. From the moment we walked into the foyer, we were gobsmacked! The cherry wood and bronze reliefs were simply stunning, crowned with a large bronze relief of the Bard himself. Owner and innkeeper, Isobel, gave us an amazing tour, pointing out some of the most unique and spectacular details of her home. We stayed in the Romeo and Juliet Suite, which was roomy and very comfortable, and we loved that it had a king size bed. The most breathtaking feature of this mansion is the 47 stained glass windows, especially the large windows in the smaller dining area and at the landing of the staircase. Isobel shared her experiences in doing various restorations which gave us an even greater appreciation of her stewardship of this property. The delicious hot breakfast she served was even better than expected, and included fresh fruit, a ham and egg dish she called a "Hamlet" (LOL) as well as homemade scones served with lemon curd. We look forward to a return visit!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All of the rooms are exquisite. Most require going up a flight of stairs. The executive suite is...
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Malloryfamily wrote a review Mar 2022
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We were gifted a night at the Shakespeare Chateau by some very special friends of ours. We had not heard of or ever seen this property. We were overwhelmed with the beauty of the mansion and could not been more pleased. The antiques, the intricate details of the woodwork in every room, and the historical significance of the period are all to be marveled at. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary and could not have picked a better place to do so. Isobel is truly the ultimate hostess and the breakfast was amazing. We will be back. We have paid it forward to another couple to experience the same wonder we did! Thanks so much for a wonderful evening.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Steven S wrote a review Jan 2022
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We stayed in Romeo & Juliet Room on Sunday night. The tour of history and antiques was great. The hostess Isobell is the force preserving and presenting this great house. It was a trip back in time. The woodwork and furnishings were extravagant in a way that is impossible to achieve today. It transports you back to the 1880's and allows you to sample the life of the wealthy family of that time. The woodwork is overwhelming in its quality and detail. The room was warm and the jacuzzi tub while watching the Chiefs win their playoff game was perfect. Breakfast provided by Isobel was an experience. Felt like you were taking part in helping here preserve this amazing house. Highly recommend this experience for anyone wanting an experience beyond the normal,
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: The Jacuzzi room was priced similar to other hotels with those facilities. Priceless experience.
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 23, 2022
Thank you so much for staying at the Shakespeare Chateau, and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay, the tour, and the breakfast. I hope you'll be back soon!
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lucy wrote a review Dec 2021
Overland Park, Kansas1 contribution
We had a wonderful night celebrating the holiday's at the Shakespeare château. The 9000 ft.² B & B was spectacular. The history and the original architect was breathtaking. Hospitality was superb with a delicious breakfast. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 15, 2022
Thank you, Lucy, for visiting. I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed your stay over Christmas. I hope you'll be back soon.
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Vallaree G wrote a review Nov 2021
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Isobel was such a charming and caring host, we loved every moment we were here! Our breakfast was absolutely delightful! I usually like to know what I am going to have, but it was a wonderful surprise. And now my son would like me to put together breakfasts like that; all I can is that I am going to do my best. The art, and carvings, and stained glass, everything, it was all so beautiful, especially in the light of the morning. Isobel was so sweet and attentive, I am grateful that we found this beautiful gem in St Joseph. If you want to take a step back into history, come to the Shakespeare Chateau!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 15, 2022
Thank you for visiting, and for bringing your son to enjoy the Shakespeare Chateau. I hope you'll be back soon.
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Rachael Pulley wrote a review Nov 2021
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We enjoyed our stay here! It was so relaxing and we really loved the atmosphere! Absolutely beautiful! Isobell is so knowledgeable and an amazing hostess. We felt so at home in her bed and breakfast! She is also an amazing cook! We highly recommend staying here! We are definitely coming back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 15, 2022
Thank you for visiting, and for posting your review. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I look forward to seeing you on the next visit.
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George F wrote a review Nov 2021
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I brought my wife to the Chateau as a birthday surprise. The Chateau is beyond words. You must see it to appreciate the architecture and woodwork of this beautiful mansion. You can see and feel the passion of Isobel’s restoration accomplishments. It is a place that will take you back in time. It’s all here, warmth, comfort, cleanliness, relaxation and hospitality. Last but not least, you will enjoy Isobel’s breakfast and her hospitality. You will NOT be disappointed. We will be back. Enjoy your time at the Chateau. George & Janet Fallert
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Jan 15, 2022
Thank you for choosing the Shakespeare Chateau to celebrate Janet's birthday. I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay, and I look forward to your next visit.
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Pam C wrote a review Nov 2021
North Kansas City, Missouri4 contributions
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What an incredible stay! From the moment I walked in to the moment I left, I would see something new in this majestic home. Isobel made me feel like it was my home while staying from being able to explore, take pictures, respecting my privacy and talking to me as long as I wanted about the beautiful renovation of her home. Breakfast was incredible, at the time I chose, allowing me to sleep in. I can’t give enough praise to Isobel for such a cozy incredible stay in such a gorgeous old home.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Isobel McGowan, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Responded Nov 15, 2021
Thank you, Pam! And thanks to your children who gave you a gift certificate for your little getaway! I really enjoyed meeting you and chatting at breakfast, and I'm so pleased to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Missouri Theatre (0.5 miles), Pony Express Monument (0.4 miles), and Mount Mora Cemetery (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include JC Wyatt House (24 hr advance reservation), Il Lazzarone, and Boudreaux's Louisiana Seafood & Steaks.
Is Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Saint Joseph.
Are there any historical sites close to Shakespeare Chateau Inn and Gardens Bed & Breakfast?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Missouri Theatre (0.5 miles), Wyeth-Tootle Mansion (0.6 miles), and Wyeth Hill Scenic Overlook (0.9 miles).