Dr. Hertich's House...A Premier Bed and Breakfast

99 North Main Street , Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670 USA (Show map)


Approaching this circa 1850 French Chateau with mansard roof you will notice a placard on the front of the building with the name Charles Hertich and the date 1850. Dr. Charles Hertich, one of Ste. Genevieve's first full time physicians, purchased this property in 1850 for the sum of $1,800.00. At that time, only the northern portion of the structure existed. The southern portion was completed at a later date. The building served both as the Hertich family home and as an office for the physician. The exterior of the building looks much as it did in the 1850s, but the interior was totally and lovingly renovated in 1999. As you raise the latch on the wooden gate at the northeast corner of the property, your eyes are immediately drawn to the door through which members of the Ste. Genevieve community entered for their appointments with Dr. Hertich. Although the door is no longer functional, it bears the etched H that now serves as the logo for Dr. Hertich's House. As you step up and to your left you encounter the long covered front porch. The porch, with a warmth and charm of its own, affords one of the best views of Main Street. Also captured in your gaze from this viewpoint is the elegant and stately Inn St. Gemme Beauvais just across the street.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.3
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

Enjoyed our stay

3.8 on October 01, 2008

This B&B is across the street from the Beauvais Inn St. Gemme and is owned by the same people. The Beauvais Inn had burned last February and they are still rebuilding. This was a nice B & B, but the outside could use a coat of paint and a few repairs. The innkeepers are very nice, but are not ones to spend much time with the patrons. We stayed in the Memories Suite which was a large 3-room suite with a king-size bed, 6’ double whirlpool tub, a fireplace, frig, microwave, coffee maker, and robes. They also included a “wind machine”, but with the ceiling fan and extra fan in the room, we did not need it to keep out any noise, such as trains. The sheets were polyester, which was unusual, but quite comfy. Janet served wine, cheese, and crackers at 5 pm, which was quite enjoyable. We also used the huge Jacuzzi, which was very relaxing. Breakfast was served in the room promptly at the time we requested, and it was excellent – juice, bacon, toast, warm poppy seed bread, cantaloupe, and a ham, spinach, and cheese quiche. We made our own coffee. We were not given a choice of where to eat breakfast. We enjoyed our stay here, and would recommend it to other travelers.

What a great relaxing time we had!

5 on February 21, 2008

My husband spoiled me for our anniversary and we enjoyed this B&B..TOP notch, from the service to the sinfully delicious food served in our room as well as the dining area! Ahhh, so relaxing and comfortable!

Lovely place

5 on August 10, 2007

My family has stayed in the Dr.'s house on two occasions during the holidays. Holiday decorations are great, atmosphere is great, rooms are cozy and lovely.

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Rooms & Rates

The Ste. Genevieve Room

This three room suite is tastefully decorated with a sage and dark cream color scheme. On the walls are turn of the century photographs of the town of Ste. Genevieve and it¿s inhabitants. The fireplace is at the foot of the king bed; the double whirlpool tub has over 20 jets, waterfall and aromatherapy.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Family Ties

Decorated in shades of berry, sage, and pink, this three room suite honors the ancestral heritage of both owners, Mark and Connie Smith, and the innkeeper, Janet Joggerst. You will find some photographs dating back to the early 1800¿s. The fireplace is at the foot of the king bed; the double whirlpool tub has over 20 jets, waterfall and aromatherapy.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Good Sports

Tastefully done in hunter green, plaid, and beige. the six foot diameter hunter green double Jacuzzi tub with waterfall and aroma therapy and the fireplace at the foot of your king size bed make this a perfect room.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

Love Notes

Love Notes is tastefully appointed in white lace, burgundy and gold accents. The fireplace is at the foot of the king bed and the circular double whirlpool tub has a 6-foot diameter. Over 20 jets, waterfall and aromatherapy help make this the most romantic and relaxing whirlpool ever made! The suite is decorated with musical instruments, music scores, old 78's, and antique radios.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

The Doctors Room

As the name implies, this room honors Dr. Charles Hertich and a variety of antique medical supplies will be found throughout the room. A 13 inch color cable TV is perched on the wall across from the queen sized sleigh bed.

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $89

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Location Type

Historic District, Downtown, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 65 miles

Directions to property:

From St. Louis (One hour): Take I-55 south to exit 154. Turn left at bottom of the exit ramp and proceed approximately 1/8 mile (dead end) to highway 61. Turn right onto 61 and continue for approximately 8 miles to a yellow flashing light (you will not pass any other traffic lights or signs). Turn left at light onto Market Street. Wind into town (through residential area) to second stop sign (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street and proceed approximately 1/8 mile to 78 N. Main Street (right side of street). Check-in is conducted at The Inn St. Gemme Beauvais. From Cape Girardeau (One hour): Take I-55 north to exit 150. Turn right onto highway 32 and proceed approximately 8 miles. At 61 (stop light) 32 becomes 4th Street. Proceed on 4th Street to stop sign (Market Street). Turn right onto Market to stop sign (Main Street). Turn left onto Main Street and continue approximately 1/8 mile to 78 N. Main Street. Check-in is conducted at The Inn St. Gemme Beauvais.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Copier, Fax Machine, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 2PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Out on veranda
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night
  • Cancellations: A full refund is provided if room is cancelled 7 days or more in advance. Less than one weeks notice may result in loss of deposit if the room is not able to be re-rented
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Janet Joggerst

Languages spoken

Dutch, English

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  • Time Served: 8:00AM - 9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

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