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Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 3 Saint Joseph B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Kansas City, Kansas
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7 reviews
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“Weekend trip. Will do again!”
Reviewed 22 April 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, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 April 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 20 April 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, travelled as a couple
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 24 April 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 13 April 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, 14 April 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 31 March 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, 4 April 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 30 March 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!

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 4 April 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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Aurora, Nebraska
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

My wife and I stayed again at the Shakespeare Chateau Bed and Breakfast March 20, 2014. This is one of our favorite stops. Isabel does a fantastic job of cooking and the accomodations are unique to say the least. This was our fourth stay and we will be back.

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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Our business continues to grow through referrals, positive reviews, and repeat visits - Thank You! I was so happy to welcome you back for your fourth visit to the Shakespeare Chateau, and look forward to seeing you again soon. As you know, my newest room will be open in the near future - it will be ready and waiting for your next trip through St. Joe!
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Saint Peters, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

We spent another wonderful weekend at the Chateau. The Magic show was fantastic. We are still trying to figure out how the table moved! The cocktail hour, dinner and show was better than spending our money on a trip to an expensive show! What a fun evening! Our stay in the equisite Verona room was as special as our previous stay.
Thank you Isobe, for your delicious breakfasts! We felt like we were a part of your family coming home for a visit! Best wishes for continued success with your labor of love in bringing Shakespeare Chateau back from it's once glorius past!
We are looking forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are beautifully decorated. You cannot make a wrong decision!
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Green Features: Enviormentally-friendly practice of use of towels, engery saving kitchen and lights, composted materials, recycle friendly, smoke free.
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Isobel M, Owner at Shakespeare Chateau Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
I'm always delighted to hear that my guests enjoyed their stay in our luxury rooms, but I'm doubly pleased to hear that you loved the show, "Magic and Mysteries at the Mansion." I will be offering more entertainment events in the near future, and hope you'll consider coming back again!
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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
Region: 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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