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The Stone Giraffe Guest House
Ranked #30 of 51 Hermann B&B and Inns
Reviewed February 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a mini honeymoon (took the big trip to Hawaii later last fall) after our wedding last June. Eddie and Sharon, the owners, are lovely and very welcoming. They made us feel entirely at home and largely stayed out of our way, although they were very helpful with explaining how to get around Hermann and making restaurant reservations. We had a couple of interactions with the other guests who were a varied group, as well as being warmly welcomed by some of the owners' personal friends who came over for dinner.

The home itself is meticulously decorated and maintained in a simple Shaker style, not the typical ornate doilies and lace you expect with a B+B. I suppose that the owners take pride in their home and expect guests to treat it respectfully, and that may be what's behind some of the negative reviews. If you want to spend the weekend hearkening back to frat party days, leave empties scattered around, and puke/pass out on the couch this may not be the place for you.

If you are looking for a beautifully decorated home base from which to explore Hermann (yet a little out of the way, not right in the middle of the downtown), and some very welcoming hosts, this is the place. We can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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14  Thank Carolyn S
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

We very much enjoyed our stay at The Stone Giraffe. The facility is beautiful and the owners were very accommodating. It was very peaceful and we were made to feel at home. We lingered over breakfast with fellow guests.

Room Tip: This would be a good place for family reunions.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Susan F
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Reviewed October 31, 2011

My fiance and I stayed here for a two night get-a-way, and we absolutely LOVED it. Beautiful scenery, beautiful decor, and simply comforting. We could not have picked a better destination in Hermann other than The Stone Giraffe. We don't live far and whenever we decide to take some time away from our busy lives we always think of here. The service is excellent and we always feel welcome when we visit.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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12  Thank Danielle M
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

The Stone Giraffe is reminiscent of a burning dumpster fire - really impressive from a distance but incredibly disappointing and stinky from up close. You don't think much of the owner/inn keeper hovering over you at first but soon you find out her expectations of a you are similar to your moms back in high school. This means all dishes cleaned, couches unoccupied ("BEDROOM BEDS ARE FOR SLEEPING, NOT COUCHES!!!") and lights out by 930 PM. The house and every accommodation in it was ultimately overshadowed by the very commanding ghoul that haunted us for 48 hours. Disrespectful, condescending, ignorant are just a few adjectives that come to mind when trying to describe the owner...sadly it ruined the experience for us. My stern recommendation is to only stay here if you are > 60 years old and don't mind military type rules and being treated with total disrespect. If you are going to visit Hermann, which is great, stay somewhere else.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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8  Thank BigBTravelin
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Reviewed October 21, 2011

The stone giraffe...where the owner is cold as stone and the amusement of the place is as amusing as watching a giraffe feed. If you wish to be belittled, thought of as irresponsible or just love an awkward lecture by the grumpy, geriatric owner in the morning, then get out your checkbook and overpay for this joint. This 2 day stay was reminiscent of going to your distant Aunts house, where the couches are in plastic, the remote control is still in a plastic bag and where leaving a glass on the counter is against code. Morning conversations between self and the hovering, living next door owner included riveting topics such as-"the couches at the facilities are not for sleeping," and glasses and 3 beer bottles and wine bottle left on the counter are disrespectful. I would be shocked if this woman did not watch us as we slept. Long story short, if you wish to visit a small town known for alcohol and are under the usual retirement age stay somewhere else. I'd like to recommend another place but honestly cannot as this was my first trip to Hermann but I am undoubtedly certain that the next time we go another place is in order and will probably be better than the reviewed...my car is large, I might try that.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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11  Thank Jumpman23ik
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

ONLY STAY HERE IF YOU ARE RETIRED AND GO TO BED AT 7:30.

The Innkeeper is CRAZY and talks down to her guests. Additionally, if you make any sort of mess, she will yell at you, even after you clean it up. She will take your money, make you feel at home, then after you have spent the night and paid, she will make you cry in the morning by yelling at you.

I have never in my life been treated so badly by anyone. I have had better service and continental breakfast at a MOTEL!!

Heed this advice, do NOT waste your money on this place.

Room Tip: any other hotel/b&b/motel in the area
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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8  Thank J F
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

My husband and I stayed at The Stone Giraffe in October and simply loved the style and warmth of the inn!!! The owner and manager are GREAT!!! Absolutely enjoyed the stay and definitely will be returning!!! We definitely recommend it!!

Room Tip: All rooms are great!!
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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13  Thank Sarah A
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Address: 1208 Highway H, Hermann, MO 65041-4203
Location: United States > Missouri > Hermann
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Ranked #30 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in Hermann
Price Range: $150 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5

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