Hello, I do not often write reviews but this Inn is simply one of the most elegant bed and breakfast values. Deep in the heart of historic St. Joseph, the neighborhood is full of bygone mansions. We planned on only one night but could not resist staying a second even though it extended our travel plans. Well worth the extra day. We found the inn comfortable and our room spacious and well appointed. Breakfast was a treat. The owner was a gracious host and helped us with "what to see" and "where to go" while visiting St. Joseph.
The inn is incredible and a must see for anyone interested in beautiful architecture and art. A very good value and totally unexpected by us.
- 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, 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. ... more less