Victorian Country Inn B&B LLC

1850 E Hwy 124 , Hallsville, MO 65255 USA (Show map)


VCI, a Country Inn with Victorian Details and Antiques is surrounded by a white picket fence,settled on top of a meadow near two ponds with gazebo and white event hall. From the highest point in the meadow guests can watch the Missouri sunset over the trees. Walking our trails or adding on a picnic basket is very popular along with an Amish Country Tour. This land has been in Ms B.'s family since 1896. 100 yrs later she married her Buddy next door. With three beautiful themed guestrooms (all with private baths), you will be amazed at the history and detail throughout the house. On the first floor guests are welcome in the Victorian Tea Parlour, ornate dining room and old time photos. The breakfast coffee/tea bar is available for you to sample amish candies on arrival or fresh fruit. Find rest,relaxation & romance in the Garden Spa Suite (king bed). The Starlite Suite (queen with futon) has Vintage Private Movie Theater can be found through a secret passage! The country french blue & white Dan-Diva Guest Queen Bed Room is our economical value.Just add a couple massage, Birthday or Anniversary package to any room or book a private dinner in our parlor or gazebo or take your picnic on our walking tour. Besides Gourmet we are known for our local Amish Country Cuisine with Full Country Menus. Menus can be adapted to your diet restrictions including my special Vegetarian Quiches. Delicious! Book now to reserve your theme suite and memorable country getaway.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8


5 on August 02, 2015

Ray and Barbara were outstanding hosts! We arrived on Friday and immediately knew we made the right choice for a "get away" weekend. You could not ask for more gracious hosts. We enjoyed the "tour" of the property in the off-road vehicle along with the history of the families. We felt extremely privileged to see and hear the restored Nova come to life. It was a great way to finish off the get away weekend. Breakfasts were fantastic! the Starlight room was the highlight of the trip. The private "hidden" video room was a relaxing way to unwind. Before our departure on Sunday morning Ray and Barbara saw us off after a relaxing conversation. This hidden gem is the perfect place to relax - not to far from Columbia but far enough to enjoy the simpler things in life. We definitely will be returning to enjoy the Inn and the company of Ray and Barbara.

Loved this place!

5 on July 31, 2015

I felt right at home as soon as I was greeted at the door by Ms Barb! From the tour of the fantastic Starlite Theater room to the amazing breakfast the next morning this B&B is truly a hidden jewel of Hallsville, MO. I do plan to make time to come stay at the VCI in the near future! My girlfriend weekend was so much fun because of our choice to stay here.

Outstanding visit

3.8 on May 28, 2015

Ms. "B" took care of us as if we were her own. The Cabin was exactly what we were looking for and was very clean and well kept. The service and cuisine were excellent. I will stay there every time I visit Columbia.

great place to stay

5 on March 22, 2015

We had a delightful stay at VCI. The room was beautiful, as was the house. Beautiful grounds out in the country. Barbara welcomed us with a snack and some Amish candy, as well as a cup of tea. Lovely hospitality. She gave us a tour, telling us about some of her antique pieces. Being antique hunters, we enjoyed this. A nice common area was available to us and breakfast was terrific.

Excellent Hospitality at Show Me State Inn

4.6 on January 28, 2015

Ray and Barbara Spencer graciously receive and serve guests in their well appointed country inn with Victorian touches. Gourmet breakfast is delicious. Everything you could imagine is furnished in this lovely accommodation. Great bargain, too!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your eloquent review. I feel privileged to serve folks like you. Come again to Victorian Country Inn, B&B,LLC and we will visit again. Thanks again for coming to our inn. Safe travels.

Victorian Country Inn - Ambience Plus

3.0 on January 12, 2015

THE STARLIGHT ROOM The bed was too firm and uncomfortable. If you like firm, you would be fine with it. My husband's back hurt after sleeping on bed. We just didn't find the room as comfortable as we would have liked. The Starlight Room, with its secret movie theater, was very cool. A lot of attention to detail. Better than expected. Really loved it! Barb gave us a tour of the room, pointing out all the extra touches that went into the design and decor of The Starlight Room. The secret room described in the online information delivered all the expectations we anticipated. DINING Breakfast was a beautiful presentation on fine dinnerware in elegant setting. The quality of food served was a bit of a disappointment. Eggs, one piece of toast, and yogurt that tasted like a store bought brand in a cup. To be fair, we were offered a lemon custard and homemade plum jelly for toast the first morning. The warm lemon custard was to die for! The second morning we were offered Amish pastries. We have been to other B&Bs that served outstanding food, as well as extra special treats available all the time. Breakfast was nothing special. VALUE Reasonable, although tips were encouraged. We had a jar in our room with sign "Tour Tips," which we thought was a bit much. Giving us a tour of the estalishment should be standard. Also in our room on desk was envelope labeled "Mrs.. B's Tips." We also booked for Mystery Murder Dinner (not part of review), and we were asked to tip for that, as well. We looked up etiquette for tipping at B&Bs, and read that tipping is not usual for owners of B&B, unless guests felt the service and quality was so exceptional that tipping would send a message of extra appreciation. We felt we received the quality and service we expected for the price we paid. All the tipping "suggestions" (notes, jars, etc.) were a bit of a put-off to us.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your input. The Starlite Bed is extra firm. We have other guests with that stated it helped their back. Since your visit and comment, my husband and I have added a new gel foam mattress topper to give an extra plus for the bed. It is hard to please everyone and will take your comments seriously.

Very Enjoyable!

5 on November 17, 2014

My wife and I attended a mystery dinner and nights stay at the Inn. Our hostess Barb or Miss B for short, was very nice and organized. The dinner was wonderful, room was nice, and breakfast filling. Couldn't ask for a nicer experience. We didn't know anyone else at the mystery dinner but we all got along very well and I think everyone had a nice time. We found out they do a chuck wagon cookout when the weather is nice and we will come back for that.

Mizzou Homecoming

4.8 on October 29, 2014

We stayed at the Victorian Country Inn 2 times this fall for football weekends at Mizzou. We have a wonderful time. Barb is very kind and accommodating to her guests. She was aware I had a food allergy and made me something different than everyone else and it was always delicious. We enjoyed are stay and definitely will return.

perfect getaway

5 on October 19, 2014

We needed a relaxing getaway just the two of us. We had a relaxing couples massage the first night. Then the second night a romantic dinner for two. Just what we needed to be ourselves again as a couple.

I stayed in the cabin.

3.0 on September 16, 2014

nice set-up, especially with the house rooms being all occupied, the cabin was very quiet. No sink in the bathroom, have to use the kitchen sink.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your input. The cozy cabin is not a modern cabin and yes the sink is outside the bathroom rather than in the bathroom. Any dishes in that area are sterilized in the B&B and that sink is dedicated only for your handwashing. Hope you had a good time at the Battle of Centralia and enjoyed our civil war reenactment portrait gallery and stories. Good luck with your historical research. Sincerely yours

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Rooms & Rates

Dan Diva Guest Room

The Dan Diva Room is a newly remodeled small guest room with new bathroom and queen mattress with high end linen, private new bathroom. FREE Satellite TV plus WiFi. Enjoy the pristine white and morning glory blue decor as you look out at countryside. Order High Tea or book a spa day with massage and /or reflexology for complete rest and relaxation.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $129

Starlite Theater Suite

This special vintage suite has a queen size ornate iron bed that overlooks the scenic woods. The library has a hand painted ceiling treasure map for the hidden passage to the Starlite Theater where you can enjoy vintage movies!The vintage movie theater has a box office with popcorn, Fridge and Microwave. New Big Screen Satelite TV with DVD Library in Starlite Theater thru Secret Passage. Free WIFI.Private Bath/Shower & Plush Bath Robes.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Garden Spa Suite

Rest, Relaxation and Romance with a hint of inspiration. Perfect for honeymoon, anniversary or that special occasion! This luxurious sage and white room has a king size iron bed with high-end linen. It comes with a private vertical spa shower. Sit by the fireplace and listen to music or curl up with The Good Book or movie. Make it a night to remember. Complimentary drinks: coffee and tea.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $169

Cozy Cabin

The Cozy Cabin has amenities including microwave, coffeemaker, shower, full size bed, small TV, private entrance and parking.It is decorated in rustic country decor so its best fitted for those cowboys and cowgirls that love the outdoors.The cozy cabin is not a part of the BnB instead it is a separate rental rustic cabin with modern amenities. Extended stays value pricing without bkst or in cabin bkst baskets available with home cooking and Amish pastries.Enjoy our walking trails and add on a picnic basket or chuckwagon dinner show when available.

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

Nightly Rate: $59 - $109

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Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Rural, Small town, Waterview


Columbia, MO (COU-Columbia Regional) 26 miles

Directions to property:

Go 11+ miles north on Hwy 63/I70 interchange in Columbia to 124 East Exit one mile. On south side with pond in front yard.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Mystery Dinner Theater, Tea room,Retreats,corporate travel rates, Small Wedding Venue & Elopement, Old time photos Walking trail , Bass Pro nearby, Amish Country, Chuckwagon Dinner Show ; Dutch Oven Demo, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Tours, University

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Homestay, Spa, Farm, Cabin

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Spa , Tearoom and Coffee Bar Retreat room for meetings or groups & guest when not booked, Mystery Dinner Theaters, Intimate Wedding Venue, Vow Renewal and Elopement in our Gazebo. Amphitheater seating. Massage & reflexology. Couple massage very popular.The Starlite Theater has a Hidden Passage & Chuck wagon Dinner Shows in season.Walking trails and Farm Safari Rides available upon request to see Farm to Fork.

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 5-8pm or call
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No candles or smoking please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Well behaved and supervised teen
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Unlisted Extended Stay prices Minimum 5 days Call for Cabin
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card charged with reservation to assure booking.
  • Cancellations: If canceled 2 weeks or more before reservation, a Gift Certificate -20% will be sent to you. No refund for early departure.



Barbara Spencer

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , Harley Duke of Spencer(Westie)

About the innkeepers

Vintage Photography including owning an old time photo studio since 2004. She likes living history especially American history. Acting at her new mystery dinner theaters. Also teaches tea etiquette and provides tea lunches and parties for all ages. Called the hat lady or Mrs Bee. Has done hat portraits for her cancer patients. Loves to utilize local artisans in her Bed and Breakfast.Enjoys traveling to Amish country for their homemade pastries. Brought back great ideas from Scotland and England

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  • Time Served: 8-10am or as arranged
  • Serving Location: Private Victorian Parlour, Gazebo, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Diabetic

Signature Dish

Spencer Sausage Strata & Quiches
Specialty Crustless Quiches Spinach & Mushroom is a fav, Eggs Benedict ala Barbara, Egg& Cheese Muffins with Bacon or Sausage



Special Package

Cool Summer Savings

Email Ms.B (Barbara Spencer)@ and book with code Flip Flop Summer Special Get weekday rates on weekends and save big bucks.

Spa/Massage Specials

Book a special R&R with single pampering or couple Swedish massage/reflexology. Prices from $99-$199. Great Deal is our Couple twilight special with 2 therapist for only $150 +tip. Need 2 weeks notice. Reservations required at least 10 days before massage. Email me at and then book your weekend R&R @VCI.

Murder Mysteries

On designated Sat nights the separate event hall. You get in on our most popular murder mystery featuring Great Gatsby, Sherlock Holmes, Bonnie and Clyde or Sarsparilla Speakeasy. Check calendar on website under murder mysteries dates. You may get a group together and have your own private party. We provide the costumes, clues, objectives, gourmet meal, secret passageways and entertainment you will be talking about with your friends for a long time!!! Book ASAP.Make it a Weekend Theme Scavenger Hunt tied into the theme murder mysteries.

Girlfriends' Getaways

Girlfriend Weekends can b filled with relaxing as well as exciting activities here at VCI. R&R with Massage/reflexology/spa packages as low as $99-$139-$169 specials Book the Garden Spa with King Bed and Spa Shower or Go for Girlfriend Getaway Adventure Book the Starlite Theater with Secret Passage and add on Clue Murder Mystery or Old time photos EMail me at

Craft Workshops & Getaways

Enjoy our white veranda event room for 25 for most crafts and book for 9 overnight guests. Add on lunch or drinks and refreshments with Group rates applying.Email Ms. B @ Locals make it a day retreat.

Literary Weekend

Are you a teacher, librarian, or travel writer? Come enjoy the Starlite Theater Library filled with Who Done it Books.Book a murder mystery with your friends and scav hunt in the Starlite. Library. Have your friends or family join you for an epic adventure in literary and theatrical history and mystery. 2 night stay required. 3 couple minimum with our 3 theme rooms.Email me at to set up. Need 10 day notice.

Teacher's Treat

Teachers need a break not just in the summer but all year long. Submit your teaching certificate and get 10% off any room for the weekend.

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