Romantic Places in Missouri
The meandering Missouri River flows from St. Louis in the east to Kansas City in the west.
Hike or bike the scenic 225 mile Katy Trail—mostly following the Missouri River—from historic St. Charles past wine country and farms to the oldest mountains in the U.S.—the southern Missouri’s Ozarks.
Where Louis & Clark set off on their expedition and the Katy Trail begins. Located 25 miles south of St. Louis, St. Charles’ restored historic district and waterfront evokes the ambience of the 19th century.
Boone’s Lick Trail Inn
1000 S. Main St.
St. Charles, MO
T: +1 636 947-7000. 5 room b&b. US$ 165-
Mid-19th century Federal brick building with views over the Missouri River.
Missouri’s wine country. Historic Hermann is located off the Katy Trail, next to wineries, and is known for its Weinstrasse’ Octoberfests.
Meyer’s Hilltop Farm
20 Maggie’s Lane
Herman, MO T: +1 573 486-5778. b&b. US$ 80-
Two miles north of Hermann, this antique-filled romantic Missouri hotel offers a peaceful, scenic 75-acre country setting.
Hilly, tree-lined streets, barbecue, jazz, and renowned art museums.
Southmoreland on the Plaza
116 East 46th Street
Kansas City, Missouri
T: 816 531-7979 12 room b&b. US$ 135-
Located in the arts district, two blocks off Country Club Plaza.
Garth Woodside Mansion
11069 New London Road
T: +1 573 221-2789. 10 room b&b. US$ 109-
Mark Twain slept here in this private, 33 acre Victorian estate nestled in rolling meadows on the edge of Huck Finn’s Mississippi River town.
Greater St. Louis Area
Alton, an historic river town filled with antique shops, wineries and historic sites, is located on the Illinois side of the Mississippi, 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway arch.
An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn
407 East 12th St. Alton, Illinois 62002-7230
T: + 1 618 474-9100. Toll-free in N. America: 800 990-2325. 5 room b&b. US$ 159- www.beallmansion.com
This elegant and luxurious turn of the century mansion specializes in pampering its guests.