Dauphine Hotel Bed and Breakfast

100 Iris Avenue , Bonnots Mill, MO 65016 USA (Show map)


The Dauphine Hotel is an authentic, 19th century, railroad hotel located in one of the most picturesque little towns in the Missouri River Valley. It has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and antiques with modern amenities to ensure your comfort. Whether you’re looking to discover the natural beauty of the Osage and Missouri Rivers and the surrounding countryside, to learn about Lewis and Clark’s journey through the area and the pioneers who followed in their footsteps, or to escape the pressures of the outside world and re-kindle your romance with that special someone, you’ll find it at the Dauphine.



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

Simply amazing

5 on October 15, 2017

What a hidden treasure! Nestled in the quaint little town of Bonnotss Mill, And decorated with wonderful antiques. Scott and Sandra we're perfect hosts, and the hearty, country breakfast was amazing... BEST PART? NO TV!!! Perfect for reconnecting with your partner...... 5 stars in my book!!

I love this place!

5 on March 31, 2017

I've stayed here three times now. The owners are friendly and attentive when you want them to be, and leave you your space when you want that. The made-to-order breakfasts are wonderful. The rooms are charming, clean, comfortable, and cozy. Be aware that this is a bit off the beaten path - you need your own car (or better yet motorcycle on these scenic roads).

Perfect in the Fall!

4.6 on November 22, 2014

We took an extended weekend and stayed at Dauphine on Monday before Veteran's Day in early November. We had a wonderful day of hiking and arrived at Dauphine ready to relax. Scott and Sandra welcomed us, offered cold drinks (the temp that day was lower 80's) and made sure we were comfortable. Scott showed us around (including introduction to the chickens who laid the eggs for our breakfast), gave us a tip about the hike up to the top of the bluff overlooking the Missouri River and recommended a great restaurant for dinner, The breakfast was tasty, the conversation stimulating, the finches at the feeders outside the dining room window were entertaining and the bedroom delightful. But probably our favorite time was sitting on the porch swing into the evening, watching the river go by. BTW, you can only see the river when the leaves are off the trees. Thanks! We'll be back! Linda

A first trip

4.6 on August 14, 2013

Vacation scheduling allowed me to stay at the Dauphine for an extended weekend, and I couldn't have made more felt at home. Scott and Sandra were first-rate hosts, making me feel welcome and appreciated. The Inn provided me with a perfect launching point for traveling around the area, and the surrounding community was charming. I certainly will make my way back to the Dauphine.

You need to stay at the Dauphine!

5 on June 30, 2013

The Dauphine Hotel is the best place to stay if you live in Missouri & want a weekend getaway. I think it is Jefferson City's best kept secret as Bonnots Mill is very close & the town is like a time capsule. It was a beautiful little town & the Hotel & hosts were the best! My family & I are planning another stay there this fall!

Home in the Village

5 on June 11, 2013

Excellent hospitality, cozy village, great breakfast with home-raised eggs (you can thank the hens in person).


5 on February 08, 2013

Very nice down-home people. Made us feel welcomed and at home. Rooms were clean, beds were comfortable. Relaxing atmosphere. A piece of history.

Sweet Stay

5 on October 08, 2012

This vintage hotel has been preserved and upgraded to ensure a comfortable visit, but with authentic historic charm. Great breakfast cooked to order. Wonderful hosts.

Historic, Charming & Reasonably Priced. We Loved It!

5 on October 03, 2012

Sandy & Scott were wonderful hosts. The room was lovely, and breakfast was delicious, with fruit fresh from their garden and eggs and bacon also very fresh. We felt like part of the family by the end of our stay. Incidentally we got engaged while there!

Nowhere to be but a B&B

5 on August 14, 2012

Our hosts were extremely accommodating since we arrived late. Our room was amazing and the homemade breakfast was delicious. Definitely returning.

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Rooms & Rates

Alex and Adelaide's Room

Large, secluded room with 2-person jetted tub and small private deck. Ideal for honeymoon, anniversary or other romantic getaway.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $139

Annie's Lavender Room

A spacious room that opens directly onto the front porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

Riverboat Rose Room

This large room features an ornate, queen-size bed, a corner rocker with reading lamp and a private bath with both shower and tub. The window looks out over the rustic out-buildings and the Osage River. This room is named for the riverboats that used to stop in Bonnots Mill overnight on their way up the river from Saint Louis.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

Lewis and Clark Room

This large room features a pair of twin beds which can also be made up as a king-size bed upon request. There is also an oak rocking chair with reading lamp. The large bathroom features an antique claw-foot tub with shower attachment. The bathroom is private but is located directly across the hall - bathrobes provided.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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Location Type

Historic District, River Town, Railroad Town, Small town, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 120 miles

Directions to property:

From the East: Head west on US-50 toward Jefferson City. At the town of Loose Creek (in Osage County) turn right onto Hwy A which leads directly into Bonnots Mill. From the West: Take US-50 east through Jefferson City. At the town of Loose Creek (Approx 3 miles after crossing the Osage River) turn left onto Hwy A which leads directly into Bonnots Mill. Once in Bonnots Mill, turn left on Main Street then take an immediate right onto Church Hill Street. The Dauphine hotel is in the second block on the left (across Iris Avenue). Parking is available in the gravel driveway.

Area Attractions

Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Church Picnics, Hiking Trails, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Wineries, Historic Interests, Historic Interests, Historic Interests, Sight-seeing, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Exceptions made for group bookings.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required In designated room only, other restrictions apply.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A valid credit card number holds the reservation.
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Scott & Sandra Holder

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 outdoor cat

About the innkeepers

Scott and Sandra love history and their stories make the hotel's past come alive for their guests. They are also big nature lovers and can guide you through their various gardens and the many area birds and butterflies that they attract. Other interests include travel, motorcycling, and almost any outdoor activity.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 - 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Traditional County Breakfast
Breakfast features pancakes, farm-fresh eggs and all-natural bacon and sausage and is cooked-to-order anytime between 7:30 and 10:00 am.

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