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The Bittersweet Inn Bed and Breakfast

1101 N. 3rd Street , Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA (Show map)
56 Reviews
$99 - $129
per night

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This beautifully decorated home built in 1864 and located in the Frenchtown District of Historic St. Charles has been elegantly restored and welcomes you with gracious hospitality. You may relax in the garden, on the wonderful front verandah or enjoy one of the spacious rooms, every effort will be made to make your stay memorable.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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Lovely Lady

4.2 on September 24, 2014

Sandy is a wonderful hostess. She had great stories to share and makes you feel at home immediately. Her cooking is amazing. I've never had a crustless quiche that good before! Listening to Cicadas all night long through the windows was the icing on the cake (no Cicadas here in the Pac NW). Will definitely stay again.

1st Timers - We will be back!!

4.4 on November 05, 2013

My husband and I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. We go on a couple's trip each year and this was going to be it. It was my husband's birthday weekend so we decided to stay Friday and Saturday night. Our friends were coming Saturday. We were a little apprehensive before we got there not knowing what to expect. There was no reason to be!! Sandy met us at the door and immediately made us feel at ease. She is very friendly and easy to talk to . Our room was a suite so we had our own bathroom. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings was outstanding. We did not need to eat lunch. We plan on returning to the Bittersweet Inn in the future. I hope all Bed and Breakfasts we go to in the future can compare!!

Perfect girlfriend B & B getaway

5 on September 05, 2013

The innkeeper, Sandy, wrote the book on hospitality. She is a fabulous gourmet cook. She warned us after a several-course breakfast that we probably wouldn't be wanting lunch. True. The Inn is charming, lovely décor, and fun, cozy bedrooms. Plus, Sandy is a hoot. We had a great time visiting with her. We'll definitely be back. Diane/Overland Park, KS

A peaceful, pleasant getaway w/cozy rooms, friendly owner & an abundance of amazing food!

4.4 on July 21, 2013

Sandy was outstanding the minute we walked in the door! Beautifully decorated w/tasteful antique furnishings the Bittersweet is a cozy, quiet Inn that we will visit again. You won't be disappointed!

Impressed beyond my imagination! (5/3-5/5/2013)

5 on May 07, 2013

Words can not describe the level of satisfaction and comfort. Once greeted by Sandy at the door we became fast friends and will look forward in spreading the great news with exceptional accolades affirmed! :) Many blessings to you Sandy! Cassie-St. Peters, MO.


4.8 on February 08, 2013

What a wonderful getaway. We only stayed one night, but the hospitality, delicious food and of course Sandy made our brief stay seem like a long weekend. We got lots of rest, good company, great food and delightful conversation. Sandy is a gem. Walk, no RUN to the Bittersweet if you are looking for somewhere to stay in St. Charles. P.S. The butter is worth the visit.

Sandy Snyder is an absolute gem!

5 on January 20, 2013

On a very busy day at The Bittersweet Inn Bed and Breakfast (1101 N. 3rd Street in Saint Charles, MO), we met Sandra Snyder, the chef and owner, who is an absolute gem. Sandy is someone who understands that being a good hotelier is as much an art as it is a science. We still have fond memories of our stay at the hotel, thanks to the courteous and professional service of Sandy. She took the time to answer our numerous questions regarding her antique furniture, places to eat near the B&B, but that was not the end of her effort. Then, she cooked for us a huge and delicious breakfast, and then served us herself, as if we were family. During our stay, we were delighted by Sandy’s sense of humor, stories, and in-depth knowledge of all the intricacies of running an outstanding Bed and Breakfast, something of a rarity in this self-serve era. Sandy clearly enjoys working closely with people and building strong bonds with her customers. When we travel back to St Charles, Missouri, again, we will definitely be coming back to The Bittersweet Inn Bed and Breakfast (1101 N. 3rd Street in Saint Charles, MO), again, primarily because of the high-quality service and attention we received from Sandra Snyder there at a very busy time of the year.

Fall Getaway

4.4 on October 21, 2012

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bittersweet. Sandy welcomed us and made us feel at home from the beginning of our visit until the end. The food was delicious, homemade, and so tasty! Would definately stay again.

A wonderful visit

4.8 on September 11, 2012

We have never had such a wonderful breakfast in our many stays at B&Bs. Sandy, our hostess, was a fantastic hostess was a fantastic cook and very helpful and congenial. A great experience!

Friendly Innkeeper

4.2 on September 04, 2012

The innkeeper went out of her way to welcome us with cookies. She even gave us a $10 gift card for a restaurant downtown. A very charming historical inn.

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Location Type

Airport, City, Downtown, Small town, Suburban, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate 70 West to 5th Street North. Take 5th North about 1.7 miles and turn right onto Lawrence Street. Go two blocks to Third. Bittersweet Inn is located on the corner of Lawrence and Third streets.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Katy Trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to one night's lodging is required to confirm your reservation. Balance is due upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: A full deposit, less a $25.00 process fee, will be refunded if cancellation is made seven days prior to arrival date. Cancellations made less than seven days will be charged in full.



Sandra Snyder

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About the innkeepers

Your host, Sandra Snyder, loves to garden, cook, decorate, sew, and entertain. Her wish is to provide you with a relaxed, comfortable stay in the interesting atmosphere of a fully restored historic home

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  • Time Served: 9 am
  • Serving Location: patio or verandah, Dining Room

Signature Dish

Baked apple pancake
A delicious baked pancake topped with fried apples, cinnamon and powdered sugar.


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1101 N. 3rd Street , Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA (Show map)

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