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“Wonderful History”

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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
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Iowa Falls, Ia
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Wonderful History”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

From the moment we step into the Shakespeare Chateau we were amazed with the rich history of the Inn and Isobel the innkeepers tour of the this Inn. It is so well kept both inside and outside. The breakfast in the morning was delightful too. We would stay at the Inn again for sure!!!

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
The Shakespeare Chateau is a very special place, and I'm so happy that you had a chance to visit and spend an enjoyable stay. Please stop and see me the next time you're in Saint Joseph!
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Lee's Summit, Missouri
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Reviewed April 25, 2014

When you find yourself speechless upon entering the foyer...you know it's incredible. My husband and I are in to architecture and old homes and we've never seen an entrance on such a grand scale as this house. It's over the top amazing. The breakfast was excellent. We ate everything on our plates. The Inn-keeper and owner (Isabel) is a sweetheart. She spent so much time with my inquisitive husband walking him around the house and discussing the old home. We would come back to stay again and would recommend this place to anyone. Rooms are all spacious, private and clean. If you've never had a B&B experience and want your first one to be special....stay here. This sets the bar high for all others.

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 30, 2014
Thank you for staying with me recently, and thanks, too, for posting your review on TripAdvisor. I am always so pleased to meet people who, like you and your husband, are fascinated by history and architecture. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and I certainly hope you'll come back to see me again soon!
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Kansas City, Kansas
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

My wife and I wanted to do something nice for our anniversary, but did not want to travel very far. We are from Kansas City and we decided to visit St. Joe. My wife found this place online and booked us for the weekend. Isabel is the caretaker of this amazing place and was very knowledgeable of the house and the Victorian age that it was built. The dozens of stained glass windows are gorgeous. There is amazing architecture everywhere: the floors, the walls & the ceilings. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms had the old skeleton key/lock system. The breakfasts were delicious. We've been looking for a place to go sightseeing with my parents and this will definitely be the place we stay later this year.

St. Joe is a fairly small town and everything is within a few minutes drive. Many restaurants and a couple of museums are even within walking distance.

Green Features: Nothing is more environmentally friendly then repurposing a beautiful mansion such as this for a Bed and Breakfast.
  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
Thank you for staying at the Shakespeare Chateau, and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. And thank you, too, for commenting on the "Green Features" here at the mansion. We are part of the "Green Leaders" program, and take pride in conserving water and energy, recycling, and using reusable instead of disposable products. And you're absolutely right: adaptive reuse of a building is an environmentally sound choice!
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Aurora, Nebraska
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

This was our first stay at a bed & breakfast and we were more than pleased with what we received. Upon arrival, and after lifting my jaw off the floor, we were given a grand tour. Unique, amazing, wondrous, I cannot think of the perfect adjective to describe this trip back into time. Isobel is very personable, extremely knowledgeable and her love for this mansion is unmistakeable. And when you love what you do it radiates through all you do. She has set the bar high for our expectations of other B&B's we might visit. Definitely plan a return trip.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 24, 2014
It is so rewarding to hear from my guests who enjoy their first B&B experience here at the Shakespeare Chateau Inn. I strive to provide the most comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable visit here in the mansion, including the overnight stay in our luxury suites, an informative tour through this historic building, and a delicious and satisfying breakfast the next morning.
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

We stayed here April 10, 2014. Beautiful mansion with 130 year old décor still intact. We were given a tour upon our arrival. Isabel cooked up a great breakfast for us the next morning. She also gave us a couple of great nearby dining options, and they were both in walking distance. Do yourself a favor, and stay here the next time you visit St. Joseph.

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 14, 2014
Thank you for staying with us, and for leaving your review on TripAdvisor. I am most pleased to be bringing the Shakespeare Chateau back to be enjoyed by travelers like yourself. And it's great to hear that you enjoyed the home-cooked breakfast also! Please come back and stay with us again soon.
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Lawrence, Kansas
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a magnificent, historic mansion, dating back to the 1800s and the Merchant Prince time. The best part was that the integrity of this historical beauty has been kept intact and furnished with amazing antiques. Isabel gave a wonderful tour, chalked full of information for any history buff.

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for visiting the Shakespeare Chateau during your visit to Saint Joseph. I'm always delighted to share the history of this amazing place with my guests. Please come and visit again, the next time you're in Saint Jo!
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Kirksville, Missouri
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband surprised me with a stay at the Shakespeare Chateau! We stayed at the Romeo and Juliet suit! Beautiful!! What a great piece of history! Would recommend to everyone I know!! Can't wait to go back! Thank you Isabelle, we had a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed March 2014
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, April 4, 2014
Thank you for visiting, and for posting your review on TripAdvisor. As the Owner and Innkeeper at the Shakespeare Chateau, I take pride in ensuring that each and every guest enjoys a memorable visit. I hope you'll be back to Saint Joseph soon!
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Additional Information about Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast

Property: Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Address: 809 Hall St, Saint Joseph, MO 64501-2139
Location: United States > Missouri > Saint Joseph
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Joseph
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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 

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