Our Corner of Historic Main Street

March 2nd, 2010

There is much to do in the historic district of St. Charles, Mo. Within several blocks of our St. Charles inn you’ll find a number of excellent restaurants and many good shops. The architecture is lovely, the ambience delightful. Strolling the streets of our neighborhood is always a pleasure for locals and visitors alike.

Stroll our corner of historic South Main Street

Stroll our corner of historic South Main Street

In fact, you’ll fill hours without ever leaving the 300 block of South Main Street. Linger over drinks and dinner across the street at the Vine Wine Bar and Bistro. Learn how to create beautiful stained glass at The Glass Workbench. Pick up yarn and a pattern for your next knitting project at Knit and Caboodle. Or browse for books at Main Street Books, which has a great selection of books about the local area and its history.

There is usually an interesting event at Main Street Books on Saturday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm. All are welcome. The line up this month is as follows:

March 6 – Book signing with Laura Bradford, author of Sew Deadly and Kayla’s Daddy.

March 13 – Storyteller Mary Garret presents Frog and Friends and Courage and Wisdom.

March 20 – Book signing with Judy Moresi, author of Widow’s Walk.

March 27 – Book signing with Bill Mueller, author of Peaches and Cream, a collection of short stories.

We love the central location of our St. Charles MO inn, and think you will too. There is much to see and do in this area, and a good place to start exploring is right outside our front door.

Winter Beauty

February 25th, 2010

Even with winter snows still upon us, St. Charles MO is a lovely place. We hope you will take time to stroll through our city the next time you stay at our St. Charles inn. You never know what you will find.

Crescendo Concert Series Welcomes Marlissa Hudson

February 20th, 2010

As always, we love to support the Crescendo Concert Series, which brings outstanding artists to St. Charles, Missouri.

Marlissa Hudson

Marlissa Hudson

The next in the 2010 series is Marlissa Hudson, the American soprano with “incredible vocal endurance”. She trained at Duke University and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, winning acclaim and awards at both. She has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Pops Orchestra and at the Union Avenue Opera in St. Louis.

Ms. Hudson was raised in Saint Louis, and now makes her home there. We are thrilled to have her nearby, and hope she makes many trips to St. Charles.

Ms. Hudson’s March 7, 2010, performance at the St. John United Church of Christ will begin at 3 pm. Dr. Nancy Rubenstein, musicologist, will speak at 2:30 pm about Ms. Hudson and the music she will perform.

Stroll to the concert

Stroll to the concert

Extend your weekend stay at our St. Charles bed and breakfast and enjoy Ms. Hudson’s concert. The St. John United Church of Christ is just minutes from the inn.

Come See Your Lindenwood Student Shine

February 13th, 2010

March marks a great moment for many students at Lindenwood. Graduate students are directing One Act Plays on March 11 – 13, 2010 at the Emerson Black Box Theater. A week later, undergraduates students follow suite, on March 18 – 20.

Enjoy dinner with your student at The Vine

Enjoy dinner with your student at The Vine

If your Lindenwood students are participating in one of these events, be there to support them. We are offering a Come See Me Package at our bed and breakfast St. Charles for just this type of event (although of course you don’t need an excuse to see your children). Enjoy a relaxing couple of days together, stealing moments with your student whenever you can.

Since some of the best conversations happen over delicious food, we’ve arranged for you to have dinner at The Vine, directly across the street from our St. Charles inn. We hope your student will join you for breakfast here in the morning, and linger over coffee.

These are special times with your sons and daughters. Come see what they have been learning at Lindenwood. Share in their success.

A Historic St. Charles Valentine

February 3rd, 2010

Let us help you create a romantic retreat with your loved one. We are offering a 19th Century Valentine Romantic Interlude package at our historic St. Charles inn through February 20, 2010. Our goal? Happy couples.

It’s easy to imagine you are traveling back in time when you travel to historic St. Charles MO. Our inn is situated in the St. Charles National Historic District, where gas lights and stone and brick buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries line the streets. The sound of horse-drawn carriages making their way slowly down the brick streets will help set the mood.

The first clue that you’ve left the 21st century will be the note accompanying the bouquet of flowers in your room – written with a quill pen on hand-made paper and sealed with wax. Toast each other with champagne or mimosas before heading out on a carriage ride together. Wrapped in a blanket, you’ll warm yourself sipping hot chocolate and Bailey’s.

There are many excellent restaurants along historic Main Street, St. Charles, and please feel free to ask the innkeepers for recommendations if you feel overwhelmed by the selection.

When you return our St. Charles bed and breakfast, you’ll find chocolates and a bottle of red wine in your room. They are perhaps best consumed in your historic night attire: a 19th century sleeping shirt for him and a French Corset for her. You may want to bring your camera.

You mad add massages for two at our local spa, dinner for two across the street at The Vine, Tapas for two at our inn St. Charles, and a Colonial Spa Bath with wine and cheese.

If you feel you can’t return home without a Colonial Sleeping Shirt and Corset, they are available for purchase.

Erin Bode Returns to St. Charles

January 25th, 2010

If you read our last blog, you are probably already planning to be in St. Charles, MO the weekend of January 30, 2010, to attend the Fete de Glace. We hope you will extend your stay at our St. Charles b&b in order to attend a concert by the mesmerizing Erin Bode on Sunday, January 31.

Sink your teeth into this

Sink your teeth into this

We are thrilled that Erin is returning to our St. Charles inn. To help us all celebrate, we’ve teamed up with our neighbors Mike and Kara Gatto at The Vine Restaurant to create an evening of delicious food and magical music. Dinner at The Vine starts at 5pm; the concert at our historic St. Charles lodging starts at 7pm. Don’t worry if you don’t have time for dessert, because it will be brought to you during intermission. Let the creme brulee melt in your mouth as the music fills your soul.

When you stay with us, you won’t have far to go after this wonderful evening of music, food and drink – you need only walk a few steps to your comfortable room in our historic inn.

Call 636-493-1077 to reserve your seat for this special evening.

Fete de Glace

January 19th, 2010

Swordfish, originally uploaded by klmontgomery.

The annual St. Charles Fete de Glace is an event that everyone should attend on Saturday, January 30, 2010. Professional ice carvers will create ephemeral masterpieces between 9:30 and 3:30, just blocks away from our St. Charles inn.

Come be amazed.