We enjoyed an earlier delightful stay with Lillabet and Jordi as part of a Missouri Botanical Garden and a St. Louis Science Center "expedition" to St. Louis and wanted to share our discovery with our Denver daughter. It took some family planning and scheduling to get it together, but was well worth the effort. Lillabet was able to give us good recommendations for restaurants nearby and on the "Hill" which were most helpful. The breakfast was absolutely scrumptious and the lively conversation with Lillabet and Jordi that accompanied it gave us the delightful story of the house, its restoration and transformation into the treasure that it now is. The weather was a bit cool for a dip in the lovely pool this time, but we brought a favorite Spanish wine and some tasty cranberry adorned goat cheese and crackers to celebrate our afternoon arrival...(there is a refrigerator available for snacks and wine you might care to bring to enjoy by the pool) And...there is a beautiful park (Tower Grove Park) for walking, running and relaxing just outside the front door! Next time we will plan on even a longer stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Magnolia is a beautiful Victorian home in the historic Shaw neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. The house was built in 1906 and overlooks exquisite Tower Grove Park, a historical landmark created and designed by Henry Shaw, who also founded the Missouri Botanical Garden in 1868, which is located less than a mile from Casa Magnolia and attracts visitors from all over the world.The three bedrooms are located on the second floor, along with a sitting room complete with a fireplace and plenty of books!The bedrooms of Casa Magnolia are beautifully decorated, and each one has its own unique character. The King Bedroom has a beautiful view of historic Tower Grove Park, while both of the Queen Bedrooms overlook the backyard patio and swimming pool. All three rooms have a private bath and free wireless internet access.A full breakfast is served every morning, which includes fresh fruit, home made pastries, home made jellies, a main dish (such as casserole, omelet, puff pastry or pancakes) and side dishes, served with juice and your choice of coffee or tea.Lillabet and Jordi, innkeepers of Casa Magnolia B&B, "your home-away-from-home" ... more less