It is a very interesting house. Three stories tall. The steps from floor 2 to 3 are pretty steep. I don't have a lot of Bed and Breakfast experience but this was really nice. Our host did his best to accommodate everyone (including gluten free meal for one guest). Hermann, MO has a lot to offer from bicycling (what drew us) to wine to food.
Apprill's will not wow you with ambiance. The rooms are basically musty old apartments that feel like Grandma's place. But if you're coming to Hermann to hang out in your room, you're kind of missing the point. We paid about $225 a night during peak season (Octoberfest) for a 3-bed, 2-bath apartment in downtown Hernann. We shared it with another couple and could easily have included a 3rd, which would have brought the cost per couple down to $75 per night. The apartment was spacious and well equipped with two separate kitchens and living areas. The bathrooms were tiny, but functional. The location was optimal, a couple of easy blocks from the river and all the action. The room was stocked with coffee, juice, milk, and basic breakfast pastries and cereal. Good points: price, location, size, privacy. What needs to be improved: - hot water. It's an old building with several apartments, but even taking a bath at midnight, when no one else is up, there wasn't enough hot water to half fill the tub, and it never got truly hot. A plumbing overhaul is needed. Other tenants had the same issue, except on the first floor. - beds. We tested all three beds in the suite and chose the least firm mattress, but it was still extremely firm and not terribly comfortable. Young people probably won't care, but it was noticeable to couples in their 40s. - heating system noise. This didn't bother me at all, as I'm a sound sleeper, but according to my companions who aren't, the heating system is very loud and kicks on and off frequently enough in fall to make it hard to get to or stay asleep. Overall, you get what you pay for. We are satisfied with the value and will return, but if you're looking for the lap of luxury, spend twice as much for half the space and stay at Schiller Suites or one of the other boutique places. Apprill's is basic, but it gets the job done.
For our second stay at Abigail's, my wife and I decided to experience Octoberfest in Hermann. We stayed at Abigail's in the summer of 2013 and loved it. Laurie and Gary are excellent hosts and always ready to help out in any way they can. The breakfasts and evening snacks are delicious. They are real diet breakers, so you have to be prepared for a lot of excellent food. The room was just as meticulously decorated and maintained as it had been the summer before. It is obvious that Laurie and Gary are dedicated to making their guests comfortable, well fed, and well informed about activities taking place in and around Hermann.
At first we were worried that the room is over the bar. However the bar closes at a reasonable hour so we had no problem sleeping. The quiche was excellent and the fresh baked goodies were nice as well. We would definitely stay there again.
We have stayed in this place before and just love it. It is a great deal for the money. The rooms are large and very clean. More of our family showed up unexpectedly and we were given a very reasonable price for them to spend the night. Will stay there again if possible.
Birk's Gasthaus, now called Herzog Mansion, has some real pluses. There's plenty of room for decent-sized groups with lots of couples; it's conveniently located within walking distance of downtown Hermann, and the owner is very hospitable. There is room for improvement, however. This is an old mansion, and its age shows. It's obvious the owners are putting work into making improvements. But the home is so large. It looks like an overwhelming task. Our bed was cozy, but -- and I hesitate to sound snobby -- the sheets were not-so-great. I promise I'm not one of those bazillion thread count snobs, but the bottom sheet wouldn't stay on the bed, and the top sheet was just not soft. Our room had only a tub. No shower. I believe some rooms have showers, but if that's important to you, make sure you mention it when booking. Breakfast each morning was very good. That said, the dining room is somewhat institutional for a bed and breakfast. There's a lovely, formal dining room, but breakfast is served in a room with plastic table clothes. The food was great, though. We loved the big wrap around porch. It was a lovely place to sit and have a cup of coffee in the morning. We also really loved how spacious our room was. There are ample common areas where guests can sit and chat, play games or watch television. That was nice. The price was similar to other bed and breakfasts in the area. All in all, definitely worth a try! Enjoy.
We just returned from our weekend in Hermann and greatly enjoyed our stay with Laurie and Gary at Abagail's. Our room was immaculate and the food was amazing. Dessert in the evening was a treat to return to and breakfast was always delicious! Definitely a top notch B&B and can't wait to return.
The welcoming atmosphere, the front porch with rockers, the incredible rooms, and then...the breakfasts that are clearly exquisite beyond description. What a perfect place for my four days visiting a college group...thank you, Cathy, for a great stay!
This was not our first stay at the Captain Wohlt Inn. We came here last year during the middle of a week in October and had a great time. The Captain Wohlt was quiet, clean, Brant is very accommodating and breakfast was delicious. The grounds are very well kept and tidy. There's always a small contained fire going to sit around in front of the main house where breakfast is held every morning and smores are consumed just after dusk. You can always meet a friendly face and strike up a little conversation on where to go next on your next expedition when meeting by the chiminea. We stayed in the Peters Suite which we had more room than we needed between my wife and I and our Schnauzer last year. This year, we decided to see what Oktoberfest was like in Hermann. We've read ton of reviews and majority are great! We had such a great time at The Captain Wohlt Inn the first time in 2013, we decided to go back and see if our expectations could be re-met. We did book a little late which was at the beginning of September and the only room left was the Wine Cellar. Now, it was a wine cellar and there are no windows except on the front doors to the room. I can see why someone may feel a little claustrophobic in the wine cellar but I thought it was quite cozy. It did have a small shower but it was very clean, comfortable bed, refrigerator, keurig for coffee and tea, television and historical books to read about Hermann. But apparently the house and wine cellar was built by John Siedler in 1858 after the street was chiseled out of the hill and many productive and successful wine growers lived in the house for years to come. Just to think about how many bottles, gallons and barrels of wine moved to and from that room is mind blowing. Just give Brant a call and he will accommodate your every need while staying at The Captain Wohlt Inn. The Winkelmans
We loved our stay! We were tucked away in Ludwig's Loft and felt right at home. The yummy breakfast got our day off to a great start and drinks at night in the bar were the best! It was wonderful to just walk up the steps to our room after a day at the wineries!
A beautiful house, a very welcoming hostess and, as for the breakfast? Amazing! As well as the great breakfast, having the chance to meet and talk with other guests - around Cathy's beautiful dining table - was an excellent way to start the day. Mick & Anne - Essex (UK)
We found the Wine Valley Inn to be a great value. Beds were comfortable, rooms clean and spacious. The A/C in our room was a window unit vs. central air that was provided the the room next door. The A/C had a hard time keeping up with the temperature, was very noisy and we had to shut it off early in the morning as it was spitting ice pellets. Still a pleasant stay and the best B&B we stayed in along the Katy Trail.
We enjoyed our weekend in Hermann and especially the Captain Wohlt Inn very much. Brant is a wonderful innkeeper and did everything he could to help us enjoy our stay. The grounds are beautiful as well as the rooms. We enjoyed the original artwork and attention to decor. A comfortable and safe place to stay.
I love Loganberry Inn! I have visited about 5 or 6 times now, and have stayed in a couple of different rooms. I loved them both! Cathy is the best hostess...warm, friendly, funny, and she makes the most awesome breakfasts!!! I have never left that table hungry or disappointed. The town offers a surprising amount to do, and Cathy stays up on it all. I always have a great time visiting with the other guests. If we couldn't keep the conversation going, Cathy will join in and keep it lively! I look forward to going back, and plan to for years to come!
Very charming 3 story Victorian home with very comfortable rooms and service. Breakfast was outstanding and is about a mile outside the main part of Herman so it is very quiet and relaxing but still within walking distance of wineries.
Laurie and her husband are two of the most considerate and caring people that you will ever meet. They bent over backwards to make our stay as comfortable and fun as possible. Laurie was even able to modify her cooking to accommodate my food allergy. My wife and I would love to stay there again some day.
My husband and I had a wonderful weekend at Abigails. The breakfast every morning was phenomenal as was the dessert every evening. Laurie and Gary were very inviting and informative on everything to do around the surrounding area. Our room the Schiller Strasse Parlor Suite was so beautiful. We will definitely be recommending this B & B to our friends and family. We look forward to coming again in the near future.
We had 4 girls for a 40th birthday weekend. Loved Hermann!!! Had a really great time. Our stay at Apprill's, if I had to rate between 1 & 10, I would say 5. The hallway smelled musty, but the room didn't. The suite needed some touch up. Ceiling, bathroom and couch. Loved the location. Loved the homemade breakfast bread. But PLEASE, add some tea bags! Reservation was easy and actually no problems!
My wife and I decided to take our 5 year anniversary trip to Hermann over Labor Day weekend 2014. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by Abigail and she gave us a detailed 'don't miss' itinerary of Hermann which was exactly what we needed! Our room was greatly designed and detailed, very private (felt like our own apartment), it had a wonderful neutral smell, the AC worked brilliantly as it was a warm weekend! I'd say the part we most enjoyed was the quaint back patio as we sat out back with a bottle of wine in the eve and the next morning enjoyed a plentiful and amazing french toast with summer berries breakfast and coffee. Abigails offered an 11am checkout so we didn't feel rushed and then offered to hold our luggage until our train arrived that evening. Abigails is in the heart of Hermann and shouldn't be missed by anyone stopping through Missouri Wine Country! Cheers, Chris Kansas City
We chose Abigail's in Hermann, MO after reviewing several other B&B's in the area. It turned out to be a wonderful decision, as our room was delightful and so comfortable. Laurie, the owner, met us at upon arrival, and gave us a thorough explanation about the inn and the surrounding area and wineries. She prepared a wonderful dessert which we enjoyed following our anniversary dinner at a winery. And, our gourmet breakfast the next morning was absolutely wonderful. We would highly recommend this B&B and hope to return again some day.
My friend and I had the best time in Hermann staying at Apprill's Getaway Suites. We stayed in the 3rd floor "Loft" room that sleeps 6. It has two bedrooms (with ceiling fans!) and then a large futon in the living room. It is so cute and modern for a bed and breakfast, perfect for a weekend away with friends or significant other. Great value as well.