Award winning Bed and Breakfast with 4 beautiful guestrooms.....elegance combined with comfort...how about the perfect getaway complete with Champagne ....chocolate covered strawberries.....perhaps a candle-lit romantic dinner? We can make it or arrange it! Go for a walk or run in historic Lafayette Park just across the street, relax in our English gardens, or snuggle with a book by your fireplace on a cold day. Sophisticated and comfortable surroundings, spectacular gardens, fabulous neighborhood…....Whether a business or leisure traveler, you won’t be disappointed.
Bathed in soft greens, gentle yellows and dusky red, this room once belonged to the original Lady of the Mansion. Your own refrigerator to keep your edible treasures and beverages cold, and a writing desk to write your friends about your fabulous stay....what could be better?!
One of our largest and most comfortable rooms, the Lafayette Square is a perfect choice for a Missouri getaway. The antique four post queen-sized bed is beautifully canopied in rich fabric with a luxurious crown of cream and taupe while the entire room is carpeted in true Victorian style and furnished with beautiful antiques. Serenity surrounds everything in this romantic guestroom. Luxurious amenities, a corner fireplace, a view of Lafayette Park and the gardens from the windows complete its tranquility.
Sedate and elegant, the Park Avenue is an ideal choice as the St. Louis honeymoon suite. Facing Lafayette Park on the 2nd floor, and done in a rich taupe and appointed with antiques, the rich burgundy and cream fabrics drape the wall behind the Victorian queen-sized bed and add to the opulence. Mirrored French doors lead into a Portuguese marble bathroom complete with a crystal chandelier, 2 person Jacuzzi, and Sconces on dimmers. Our original marble fireplace supplies the rest of the heat and romance.
Magnificent! St. Louis's finest honeymoon suite. The 3rd floor insures privacy and You'll be irresistibly drawn to the crown canopied, king-sized feather bed and the fabulous in-room marble 2-person jacuzzi. 2 antique wall sconces on dimmer switches grace the back wall of the jacuzzi to cast a romantic glow throughout the room, and the fireplace flames insure that you will be warm and toasty. The separate bathroom has imported Portuguese marble throughout. Truly the Premier honeymoon suite in St. Louis!
5 on August 21, 2014
The hospitality we received from Kathy and Mike was beyond comparison. Our comfort and enjoyment was their number one concern. The food was fabulous and I loved having a Keurig machine available on each floor for that early morning coffee while relaxing before breakfast in the spectacular garden. Stepping into the garden was like entering a nature preserve … fountains, birds, and lovely soft music streaming through the air. Kathy and Mike were available to accommodate us and answer any questions throughout our stay. The location of this B&B is in an idyllic neighborhood full of mansions restored from the 1800's. It's across the street from Lafayette Park, whose park bridge extends the experience of nature as it feels like stepping into a Monet painting. Neighborhood restaurants and Bailey's Chocolate Bar are all within walking distance. We stayed in the Lafayette room which was beautiful, quiet and clean. Wifi worked great in the room. One of the windows in the room has a view of the top of the arch. What I like best about Park Avenue Mansion was the warmth of our hosts, Kathy and Mike. The beauty of the B&B and the fabulous food were icing on the cake. What I liked least was not knowing how soon I will be back to this retreat to once again enjoy this slice of heaven. Janet Larson Melugin
5 on July 29, 2014
A lovely spot, a wonderful old mansion, generous and kind hosts, good food, and located within walking distance of quality restaurants and a lovely park. We liked it so much we never left the local area to see St. Louis. Our room with a balcony overlooking the garden was so lovely, it felt like being in Paris. A bottle of wine while the sun set, and latte with local pastries in the morning before the heat of the day. Mike and Kathy were friendly and courteous hosts without being intrusive in any way, and served a delicious breakfast for us in the gardens along with the 6 other guests with a grace and ease that we all us guests got to know each other in the nicest way. I would recommend this to anyone visiting the area - so much nicer than any hotel could possibly be, close to town, a lovely spot, and we left feeling very refreshed. Thank you Mike and Kathy!
5 on June 30, 2014
We had a wonderful two night stay in the Lafayette room on the third floor of the B&B. The room was spacious and comfortable. The home and grounds are beautiful. We enjoyed drinking a glass of wine (bring your own) while sitting on the back patio in the lovely back yard one evening. We also enjoyed walking around the neighborhood and the park across the street. The hosts, Mike & Kathy were great! They were very knowledgeable about local restaurants and places to see while in St. Louis. We plan to stay with them again the next time we visit St. Louis.
5 on June 22, 2014
We were looking for something out of the ordinary for our weekend stay in St. Louis and found a gem in the Park Avenue Mansion Bed & Breakfast! Mike and Kathy went out of their way to give us what we needed - directions, suggestions for dinner, history of the area around Lafayette Park, after dinner liquors, to-die for breakfasts and privacy too! The house is beautiful with stunning woodwork and marble throughout. The garden area features colorful and unique flowers and trees, a koi pond, a gazebo and the sounds of a relaxing babbling brook no matter where we sat. Our large 3rd floor room stayed nice and cool the entire weekend even though it was very hot and humid outside. The area has a lot to offer as well - unique shops, restaurants and pubs featuring locally grown/brewed/infused items. Lafayette Park is right across the street and is perfect for a morning walk. We highly recommend Park Avenue Mansion Bed and Breakfast We'll be back!
4.4 on May 18, 2014
Whenever I'm in the USA, I manipulate my Itinerary to ensure I can visit St Louis and enjoy the outstanding welcome from Mike and Kathy. I've been visiting since 2008 and their standard has never slipped. I recommend The Park Avenue Mansion to anyone looking for a wonderfully-located, warm, inviting, place to stay. Peter T Sydney, Australia
5 on April 29, 2014
McCoy from Mississippi
5 on February 20, 2014
We did the murder mystery weekend and had the best time! The owners made us feel right at home. After our weekend, I felt like we were leaving a visit with old friends. The inn, food and area was perfect. Cannot wait to return.
5 on October 30, 2013
We rescently spent a couple days at the Park Avenue Mansion. We were greeted by our canine Innkeeper, Daisy. What a treat! You will enjoy this lovely accomodations at this B&B. The Innkeepers are wonderful at making you feel so welcome, and breakfast is a culinary delight. It's location across from Lafayette Park offers many outstanding restaurants and shops part of the Victorian neighorhood. Give it a try. You will enjoy the experience.
5 on October 28, 2013
The most beautiful B&B I have ever stayed in along with the most charming, friendly, helpful hosts. I definitely plan to visit again.
5 on September 30, 2013
We LOVE to visit St. Louis and staying at the Park Avenue Mansion B&B is ALWAYS 1st on our to do list! Michael and Kathy are great hosts and go above and beyond for all their guests. The location, comfort, ambience, service, food, EVERYTHING is top notch! You'd be hard pressed to find ANY place (hotel or restaurant) that can beat Kathy's breakfasts! The courtyard, with its beautiful trees, flowers, fountains and arbors is fantastic... and just wait 'til you meet Daisy (you'll want to take her home with you)! The B&B is in walking distance of several great restaurants, shops and right across the street from a beautiful historic park surrounded by architecture that dates back to the 1800's. If you're looking for a wonderful EXPERIENCE to enhance your stay while you enjoy an amazing city, you love great food, great people and like to treat yourself to something special, do yourself and those traveling with you a favor and stay at the Park Avenue Mansion B&B! Enjoy! Patrons for 9 years running... - Laura and Tony
15 minutes from St. Louis Airport, 3 hours to Lake of Ozarks, 4 hours from Indianapolis, IN, 4 hours from Kansas City, 4 hours from Memphis, 5 hours from downtown Chicago, City, Downtown
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 10 miles
Take I-70 east to Interstate 170 (Innerbelt)South. Take Interstate 170 south to Highway 40/I-64 East. Exit at Jefferson. Turn right. At 3rd stop light, turn left onto Park to 2007 (just before the stop sign). We are next door to Arcelia's Restaurant on the corner of Park and Mississippi.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, 1 mile to Downtown St. Louis, the Arch, Botanical Gardens, Museums, Victorian Walking Park, Sport Stadiums, St Louis and Washington Universities, 7 restaurants within 2 blocks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery, Zoo
Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast, Other
Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Spa, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Swiss made Arbonne Bath Amenities, Plasma TVs with DVD - 200 movie library, Free WiFi, Concierge Service, Fireplaces and Refrigerators in all guest rooms, 24 hour Coffee & tea bar w/cookies & candies
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Theatre, Culinary events, Symphony, Professional Sporting Events, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Professional Opera, Outdoor Live musical productions, Fox Threatre - musical & theatrical productions, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts
Kathy and Michael Petetit
Dogs , Irving the McCaw, & Bebe
We love people, entertaining, and pampering our guests! Mike gives wonderful "histories" and stories of the house and Lafayette Square, if you ask him. We enjoy living in a fabulous neighborhood with great restaurants starting within 50 feet, a Victorian walking park across the street, and a short walk to the city's farmer's market. We are very grateful people who want to share our city with you!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, celiac
This is always a hit!! Use it as a wonderful dessert. Simply elegant and delicious! The champagne glass gives it such style and class! 6 pears, almost ripened 3/4 cup fresh cranberries 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white wine canned whipped cream about 1/4 c for each serving Peel and cut pears into small pieces. Chop cranberries into small bits. Melt butter in a saute pan. Add pears, cranberies, brown sugar and wine. Cook on low heat for about 10 minuntes **Until pears are tender not mushy. Spoon whipped cream in a crystal champagne glass. Add warm pear mixture. The mixture will start to bubble over the cream. Serve warm. Make 6 servings.