Whiskey Mansion Bed and Breakfast

1723 Francis St , Saint Joseph, MO 64501 USA (Show map)


Nestled in the heart of Saint Joseph's largest historic district, this 1885 Victorian mansion awaits visitors offering class and style. From twelve-foot ceilings to a grand Entry Hall and Parlor, Whiskey Mansion is an escape from the ordinary and offers the visitor plenty to explore within its walls. Spacious rooms and down bedding add to the quiet neighborhood and invite guests to a restful night. After nearly burning to the ground, Whiskey Mansion is full of photographs throughout its 120+ year history. Tasteful breakfasts made with local ingredients round out the experience. Join us at Whiskey Mansion for a unique stay.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on February 04, 2016

We wish we could have stayed longer. Understated elegance in every room. Thanks for the opportunity to stay there.

Nice Getaway

5 on January 13, 2016

The house was beautiful and the tub was such a nice feature in the spa room. Olin was very helpful and friendly even after I had to change our arrival time several times the day of our stay. The breakfast was very nice and Cindy was very nice and warm.

Love this place!

5 on January 04, 2016

I took our family here in December and as always (have been there before) everything was fabulous. I would recommend this to anyone. This mansion has an interesting history. After staying here, every where else will seem "below standards"!

Awesome place to stay!

5 on December 26, 2015

This was the second time we have stayed at the Whiskey Mansion and I would recommend it to anyone. Very charming and inviting.

Brief but excellent stay

5 on December 20, 2015

I stayed only for one night but enjoyed the decor, the service, and the atmosphere of the Whiskey Mansion. The host, Olaf, is a pleasant conversationalist, and he cooked an excellent breakfast. He also allowed me -- free of extra charge -- to connect my computer to his printer to print out a memorial service tribute that I was to deliver a little later that morning. Both in its particulars and overall, I enthusiastically recommend the Whiskey Mansion.

Retro Cool in a Retro Cool Town

4.8 on November 17, 2015

Okay, you have to understand a bit about St Joseph, as it is a very mixed town of restored Retro and the unrestored oldstock buildings that are run down, Whiskey Mansion is really a neat place to stay while traveling. We happened to be the only ones staying and Olin was kind enough to show us around the Mansion. We recommended an upscale Pizza place which was excellent. Slept very well in the quite Mansion and the cooked breakfast egg torte was outstanding in the morning. Good people and a great place made for an excellent stay. Recommended.

A wonderful piece of history

5 on November 07, 2015

Our stay was absolutely stellar. It was almost like you had travelled back in time, and we loved it! Service couldn't have been more accommodating and the amenities were clean and well supplied. Definitely would highly recommend Whiskey Mansion to anyone who appreciates beautiful construction, art, and unmatched caring service.

Anniversary Weekend

5 on October 17, 2015

My girlfriend and I stayed here for our anniversary. Neither of us had ever stayed at a bed and breakfast before and thought it would be a nice experience. We stayed in the Tower room and it was beautiful as was the rest of the property. I especially appreciated being told when we got to our room that we should close certain blinds before bed as they faced east. I can't really comment on the breakfast as I never eat early in the day but my girlfriend loved it. Quiche was served that day along with fresh bread. She felt spoiled. My one complaint, and it's a very minor one, is that I tried to figure out by phone and email what TV channels were available. Olin said he doesn't watch TV and couldn't confirm that they had one particular channel that my girlfriend absolutely had to have (her favorite show premiered that weekend). I had a backup plan ready but didn't need it. It would have been very helpful if I knew before arriving what channels they had but as I said above, it's a minor complaint that doesn't change my views of the stay or property. We would both stay again.

My Missouri home away from home

4.2 on October 07, 2015

I have stayed at the Whiskey Mansion 6 or 7 times in the past few years whenever I return to the St. Joseph area to visit family. The history of the house and neighborhood are fascinating and I enjoy walking in the neighborhood to see the many historic houses. I've stayed in nearly every room but return to the tower room whenever possible. The breakfasts are always delicious and my food allergies are respected, even if my portion has to be prepared separately. Soon after I discovered the mansion, I arranged to hold a reception for my mother's 91st birthday there and it was a great success with a grand array of desserts served in an impressive display. The owner and staff are very helpful and always willing to make a special effort to make me feel welcome.

Fun place!

4.2 on September 29, 2015

We enjoyed our stay at the Whiskey Mansion - staff were accommodating and welcoming. The house was beautiful and well-appointed. Just a few comments on improvement - we stayed in the Ferdinand Room. It was kinda dark and needed some more lighting by the beds so we could both read in bed, and in the bathroom.

Innkeeper Response
I certainly understand your lighting concern. This is a problematic topic for a historical bed and breakfast. We frequently get requests for "modern" adaptations to the Mansion. The light fixtures are 1880's that we have electrified. There is a limit to amount of light they can provide while still looking authentic. We included two other lamps in that room from 1910(c.). With the floor lamp in that room we recently fitted it with very bright 4 bulbs. Subsequently we have had complaints that the floor lamp is now too bright. While I am certainly open to suggestions, it is a tough balance to keep authenticity and modernize to individual requests and tastes.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Our Queen Rooms have a Queen Bed, Seatiing Area, Private Bathrooms, WIFI and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe Double Queen Room

Our Deluxe Double Queen Rooms are very large rooms with 2 Queen Beds, Seatiing Areas, Private Bathrooms, WIFI and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Water Spa Room

This room is a favorite for anniversaries, honeymoons, and romantic get-aways. It has a jetted clawfoot tub for two, period queen bed, water closet, Wifi and TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Queen Room

Our Queen Rooms have a Queen Bed, Seatiing Area, Private Bathrooms, WIFI and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Deluxe Double Queen Room

Our Deluxe Double Queen Rooms are very large rooms with 2 Queen Beds, Seatiing Areas, Private Bathrooms, WIFI and Cable TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen


Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village


Kansas City, MO (MCI) 40 miles

Directions to property:

From I-29 take I-229 to downtown exit. Follow Edmund Street to 18th Street. Turn left (North). Travel two blocks. Whiskey Mansion is on the Corner of 18th/Francis

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Fireplace, Piano, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: Cancellations within 7 days are non refundable.



Olin Cox

Languages spoken

English, Japanese

About the innkeepers

Historic Preservation. Travel. Outdoors. Hiking. Swimming

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:30 - 10:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian