The Inn St. Gemme Beauvais is the oldest continuously operated Bed and Breakfast in Missouri. The Inn has earned a Three Star Mobil rating. It has been a recipient of the Golden Star Award from Inn Style, Inc. and has been featured in Country Inns and Midwest Living magazines. The history of the Inn dates back to the 1700s when the daughter of Vital St. Gemme Beauvais farmed the property. The building was constructed in 1848 as a private residence for Felix Rozier and his growing family. The Roziers were prominent and successful merchants in Ste. Genevieve and their family legacy is still observable today. The Inn maintains the splendor of the past with period decor while adding contemporary luxuries in each room. Upon approaching the wide veranda leading to the front porch, one cannot help but have their eyes drawn toward the six tall pillars that grace the front of this three-story brick colonial mansion. After entering the front door your senses are inundated. The four-armed brass chandelier dating back to 1860s located in the foyer demands you immediate attention. The sounds of soft music plays gently in the background while the smell of fresh baked goods lingers in the air. As you turn, you see the elegant dining room with its nineteenth century crystal chandelier which was imported from Florence. It hangs before the carved marble mantle of the fireplace. During your candlelit breakfast, there is bound to be a small fire burning in the fireplace allowing you to bask in the warmth of its glow. There is a small common kitchenette and dining area on the second floor providing guests with a stocked refrigerator, coffee maker, coffees, teas and snacks, all available on an honor basis. Included in your stay is Tea Time at 2:00PM providing teas and breads/cookies, wine and hors d'oeuvers in the evening, and a full four course breakfast.
Located on the first floor, The Garden Room is decorated in the pale pink and greens of a spring garden in bloom. A Victorian couch, settee and antique mahogany queen bed provide comfortable views of the gas burning fireplace. The private bathroom has a standard tub-shower combination. $109.
Also on the first floor, Odile's Room was named after the unmarried daughter who took care of her aging father and inherited the house. With a warm golden palette, this cozy room has a queen bed, settee and Eastlake dresser. The private bath has a large shower. $99.
On the second floor... The Governor's Chambers boasts a sitting room with gas burning fireplace and large bedroom with two queen beds. Eastlake furniture throughout is accented by the warm tones used to decorate. The private bathroom has a standard tub-shower combination. $149
Also on the second floor ... Forever Summer is a light and airy suite decorated in pale yellow and blue to evoke a feeling of summer. The sitting room has two comfortable armchairs in front of the gas burning fireplace. The bedroom is white wicker with a king size bed. A jetted tub for two and separate shower are in the large bathroom. $169.
The Felix Rozier Room is named for the gentleman who built the house for his family in 1848. Slightly masculine in decor, the rich warm tones and antique furnishings have an old world feel. A queen bed, couch and armchair make for a comfortable stay, whether enjoying the gas burning fireplace or the view of Main Street. Large shower in the private bath. $109.
The Marie Louise Room was named for the wife of Felix, and the soothing blue tones of the room reflect the comforting touch of a lady. The antique couch is placed in front of the gas burning fireplace. A queen bed, chairs and Eastlake dresser complete the room. The private bathroom has a large shower. $109.
Located on the third floor, the theme of Hunter's Glen is fox hunting, a sport popular in the late 1800s. The queen size iron sleigh bed, two antique settees and rocking chair make this a very comfortable getaway. The private bath has a large shower. $99.
Tucked into the eaves on the third floor, Grandma's Attic gives you the sense of stumbling into your grandmother's private place. The queen bed, settee and Eastlake dresser provide a cozy shelter from life's storms. The private bath has a standard tub-shower combination. $99.
The Carriage House is our private cottage behind The Inn. Its lovely exposed brick walls take you back in time. The fireplace and double jetted tub will soothe you before curling up in the king bed. $189.
5 on June 17, 2012
My wife and I couldn't have been happier with this B&B! Beautiful house, great sitting garden, perfect service from friendly owners and Janet, who's been with them for 40 years! Price includes a delicious breakfast that they'll either deliver to your room or you can enjoy in their beautiful dining room. Price also includes tea time and cocktails with snacks! They also serve one of the bet dinners in town on Fridays and Saturdays. This B&B is especially nice of you don't want to have to socialize wit the other guests. Most guests were nice but kept to themselves. (Which we appreciated). The Carriage House is really big and very private. I highly recommend a stay here! Right in the middle of town too, and only 20 minutes away from great MO wineries! The place and people couldn't have been more charming, and the food and accommodations were outstanding! Thanks! -Denis & Allison (10th anniversary stay in June 2012)
4.0 on September 26, 2011
This Inn was wonderful. The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was comfortable and clean. The food was delicious. Could not have asked for anything more. Awsome experience.
5 on July 07, 2011
I was surprised for my birthday July 20th, 2009 when we showed up at the carriage house for 2 days of enchantment. The room, wine, breakfast, and surroundings were amazing. The folks there were so very polite and accommodating. They did everything possible to make the stay pleasant and it was just that. What a wonderful way to spend a birthday. I hope to repeat the romantic getaway for many years to come.
3.8 on March 02, 2011
We visited off-season for a weekend and stayed in the Carriage House. Loved having the separate building, room was cozy, comfortable, and really clean. Breakfast was excellent - really nice selection and great food! We would definitely stay there again.
5 on July 24, 2010
Great bed and breakfast experience, wonderful room, great food!!!!
Downtown, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, North of Ste. Generieve, St. Louis 45-60 min., Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Hot tub/Spa, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Mood lighting - Carriage House, All rooms have private bathrooms, Double jacuzzi in 2 rooms, Fireplaces in most rooms
Janet has been described by one of our guests as "The Mary Poppins of Ste. Genevieve". She creates a magical spell making your stay simply enchanting."
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Stuffed French Toast
A generous portion of sliced French bread stuffed with a special filling of cream cheese and nuts, with an incredible corn flake breading, lightly pan-fried in butter and drizzled with a fruit glaze.