Raines Victorian Inn

1717 Elm Street , Saint Charles, MO 63301 USA (Show map)


This elegant Victorian, Queen Anne style, bed and breakfast inn was built in 1904 by the Belding family, prominent St. Charles residents, and is located just minutes from historic Main Street in St. Charles, MO. The graceful home has been restored to its original Victorian style, while maintaining a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. This beautiful home is now lovingly owned and operated by long time St. Charles County resident Ruth (Raines) Williams. Raines Victorian Inn is a proud member of the BBIM - Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri, Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII), St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. There are four romantic guest suites with queen size beds that have private baths with air-jetted tubs, cable television, telephones, wireless internet access and a small refrigerator with complimentary beverages. Each suite has a separate sitting room or sitting area. Ask about the Girls Get-A-Way Weekends, our romance packages and the extreme romance packages. Wedding packages are also offered and customized to your desires.


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Innkeepers: Ruth Williams



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Great Anniversary Get-Away

5 on December 07, 2014

Everything was to our liking. Ruth is very nice and helpful, we enjoyed a conversation with her over breakfast. The room was comfortable, the house was beautiful with lots of character. Breakfast was prepared from scratch and delicious! A great escape from St. Louis.

Best Breakfast Ever!

4.2 on October 14, 2013

The bedrooms were quaint in this older house. The whole house had a lot of character, though the bedrooms could have been larger. But it did have a sitting area off of the bedroom. The food was excellent! Everything was homemade and not just simple fare, either. The first morning there was peach and praline french toast. The second day was a strata casserole which was excellent as well. Ruth was very hospitable and we enjoyed conversing with her and the other guests during breakfast. She goes above and beyond to meet the guests needs and requests (of which I had several). Would definitely come back again!!

Lovely Experience!

5 on October 21, 2012

My husband and I stayed two nights in October, 2012 - our first time in a B&B. We were thrilled with the experience! Ruth is lovely, gracious and warm. The home is beautiful and our room was very comfortable and charming. Breakfast was lavish and delicious and we enjoyed chatting with fellow guests and Ruth (and her cute dog). Because of our experience, we're now B&B fans and will try more.

Very Pleased!!

5 on August 04, 2012

We stayed in the Lady Edith room for our anniversary last weekend, and we couldn't have been more pleased. This a beautiful and enchanting bed and breakfast, both inside and out. Ruth is wonderful and has thought of EVERYTHING to make the rooms comfortable. We can't wait to stay here again!

Loved our stay!

4.8 on July 28, 2012

We stayed two nights at the Raines Victorian Inn during July 2012 and we had a great time.So quiet in the house and the breakfast in the morning was very good. Veryglad we stayed here.

Great Getaway

4.0 on December 25, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at this bed & breakfast and would happily stay here again. Comfortable beds, terrific breakfast (peach pecan french toast), warm & cozy atmosphere.

Highly Recommend

4.8 on September 19, 2011

We made last minute plans for our anniversary and she took our last minute reservation and special requests to make this weekend away very special. We will return. Loved the oversized tub, hospitality, warmth and love.

Worth it

5 on June 24, 2011

Ruth was a great hostess. My wife and I were glad we spent a night here.

Anniversary Getaway

4.8 on March 21, 2011

We did a last minute getaway and stayed in the Lady Emily Suite. Ruth went above and beyond with our different food requests (such as gluten allergies and vegan requests) The room was very nice. We visited Main St. and fell in love with this community. Lots of different stuff to do, fine dining, live music and lots of cute shops. I would highly suggest stay in St Charles, MO and staying at the Raines Victorian Inn. Thank you Ruth for your great hospitality!

Aniversary weekend

5 on October 11, 2010

My husband & I stayed over the weekend (10-9 to 10-10) at Raines Victorian Inn. We stayed in the Lady Edith suite. It was perfect for our weekend getaway. Great extra ammenities. Breakfast was delicious! Ruth was great as well. I highly recommend Raines Victorian Inn! :)

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Library, Movie library, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: 4-8
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please ask innkeeper
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations: 1 night if canceled within 7 days of arrival.



Ruth Williams

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  • Time Served: 8:00am - 10:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Apple Praline French Toast