The Stone School Bed and Breakfast is located on several acres just outside of Hannibal, MO. If you are looking for an extremely quiet place, owned by the nicest couple, you've found it. Richard and DiAnn are amongst the friendliest innkeepers I've ever met, and went out of their way to make our night there comfortable. (Richard even let us park our convertible in his garage so we wouldn't have to put the top up that night.)
The elderly dogs, Coco and Daisy, will rush up to meet you. (So, if you don't like dogs, this may not be the place for you!) The B&B part of the house is not actually part of the old Stone School, although it's outer wall, with fireplace, is the inner wall of the B&B. There are 2 small bedrooms, one with an attached bath, the other with a private bath in the hall. They share a loft and 2 porches.
Breakfast was wonderful- bacon and sourdough pancakes with huckleberry syrup. Yummy! Richard and DiAnn shared with us the history of the house (and even let us see their living space). Richard will also make dinner or lunch with prior notice. We looked over his menus and would love to come back and have dinner there sometime.
The room and bathroom were small, but very comfortable. You may hear a train whistle from far away if you sleep with the windows open, but, other than that, I doubt you'll hear anything all night. It was very quiet. The only real downsides were the dirty fridge upstairs and the shower. Although there seemed to be plenty of water pressure in the sink and toilet, the water just dribbled out of the showerhead. I don't think I've ever taken such a long shower before, and was glad I had short hair to rinse!
Should our travels ever take us to Hannibal again, we will stay at the Stone School Bed and Breakfast. Next time, though, I'm having Richard cook us dinner!