Inn St Gemme Beauvais

78 N Main Street , Sainte Genevieve, MO 63670-1336 USA (Show map)


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.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great place to stay

3.6 on April 26, 2014

Stayed in the Felix Rozier room April 2014. Room was quite nice and the bed very comfortable. Amenities were exceptional and the service was wonderful. I rated the dining experience as meeting expectations because we only were able to partake in the breakfast and the late afternoon wine event. The inn owners were very hospitable and genuine. This was our 4th trip to St. Genevieve and our first in the St. Gemme Beauvais and we will be going back in the future.

Excellent B&B!

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)

5 Stars

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.

Romantic Birthday Getaway

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.

Really nice getaway

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.

Very nice

5 on July 24, 2010

Great bed and breakfast experience, wonderful room, great food!!!!

Can't imagine anything better!

5 on June 27, 2010

We stayed here for our anniversary. The Forever Summer room was much larger than conveyed in the picture. Everything was in pristine condition. The antiques were tasteful and a wonderful compliment to the decor. The meals were some of the best we've ever had-a succulent duck dinner and a decadent stuffed French toast breakfast. The owners were very pleasant. We will be going back in the Fall!

You'll have a wonderful time at St. Gemme!

5 on June 16, 2010

Are you looking for a relaxing bed and breakfast experience? The Inn St. Gemme Beauvais is the place to go. This facility has always been first-rate, but since the refurbishing project and re-opening in 2009, it is even better. Rooms are comfortable and beautiful. Happy hour is at 5:00 PM with complimentary wine and a homemade delicacy (ours was crab spread). If the weather is fine, you can enjoy this in the lovely gardens surrounding the historic inn. Breakfast is delicious, and there are eight choices so that everyone has the kind of breakfast they would like. The Inn also has a restaurant that serves dinner of French cuisine on weekends. My recommendation is that you make dinner reservations at this restaurant in advance, because you won't want to miss it. The appetizers, entrees and desserts rival any French dining I have experienced (even in France!!). The innkeepers are courteous, friendly, and so helpful. They will anticipate your needs and provide a great experience for you. The location of the Inn is in the heart of historic Sainte Genevieve, with charming shops, parks, churches, etc., within walking distance. I can't wait to go back to the Inn St. Gemme Beauvais.

A Getaway in St Genevieve

4.6 on October 17, 2009

My fiance and I stayed here in the Carriage House room for 2 nights. It was a seperate building from the main B&B. Very private and romantic. Janet is an exelent cook and really knows how to get your morning off to a good start. I HIGHLY recommend this B&B. It's a wonderful place to get away from it all.


5 on June 21, 2009

Went down with a group of friends. Had a great time. Would go again. Very nice rooms, was re-done recently and it is very nice!

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Rooms & Rates

The Garden Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Odile's Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Governor's Chambers

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

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Forever Summer

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $169

The Felix Rozier Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

The Marie Louise Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

Hunter's Glen

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Grandma's Attic

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

The Carriage House

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $189

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town


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

Directions to property:

From St. Louis: Take I-55 south to exit 154. Turn left at bottom of exit ramp. Proceed 1/8 mile (dead ends) to highway 61. Turn right on 61 and proceed approximately 8 miles to yellow flashing light (only traffic signal or sign you will encounter). Turn left at light onto Market Street. Wind into town through residential area. At second stop sign turn left onto Main Street. Proceed 1/8 mile to 78 N. Main Street (on right side of street). From Cape Girardeau: Take I-55 north to exit 150. Turn right onto 32. Proceed approximately 8 miles. After you cross highway 61 (stop light), 32 becomes 4th street. Proceed into town to stop sign at Market Street. Turn right onto Market to stop sign at Main Street. Turn left onto Main Street and proceed approximately 1/8 mile to 78 N. Main Street (on right side of street). If you have any questions, please call us toll free at 800-818-5744.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, St. Louis 45-60 min., North of Ste. Generieve, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, 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

Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , All rooms have private bathrooms, Mood lighting - Carriage House, Double jacuzzi in 2 rooms, Fireplaces in most rooms

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card used to hold reservation or 1 day deposit
  • Cancellations: A full refund is provided if room is cancelled 7 days or more in advance. Less than one weeks notice may result in full charge if the room is not able to be re-rented.
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Janet Joggerst

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

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."

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  • Time Served: 8 am-9:30 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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.

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