My Mom and I planned a trip to Hermann, and stayed at the Nestle Inn Riverview Suites. I had forgotten my information about the reservation, but one of the owners, Frank, met us at the office in the morning to confirm our reservation and ease my mind. He gave us great suggestions for lunch and dinner.
After meeting Frank, we spent the day shopping, then went back to the room and read for awhile. The rooms were really nice -- photos do not do them justice. The view of the Missouri River from Suite 22 was beautiful.
We changed clothes and went to dinner, and arrived back at the room around 7:30. We got into our comfy clothes and followed the beautiful grape arbor out to the deck overlooking the water, and read our books until dark. Very relaxing! The train went by a couple of times while we sat on the deck, but it was so far below on the hill that it was not bothersome at all. The lights of the bridge after dark made the nighttime view as nice as the daytime.
Then we had some hot tea, left by the innkeepers, and crawled into our nice beds for more reading and a little TV.
We drove over to the main building the next morning. Breakfast was perfect -- not a huge spread, but a nice wake-up. They served poached eggs, sausage, toast with apple butter or jelly, a few pastries, apples, bananas, and coffee or tea.
Frank warned us that we should have made reservations for two nights and he was right! We will definitely be back.