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.
- 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