As B&B operators ourselves, we always enjoy having a chance to visit other B&Bs. We were in St. Joseph by accident, having to stop driving due to weather. The next morning we opted to explore the town, and we saw that the Shakespeare Chateau offered tours. We called, and Isobel graciously encouraged us to stop by. What a place! Opulence and history emanates from every corner! Isobel is well on her way to restoring the home after a period of neglect, and you have a rare opportunity stay in a magnificent home as well as see a “behind-the-scenes” look at the impressiveness of the rooms. It is well worth a visit, and we wish Isobel ongoing success in her operation.
- 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