Main Street Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Romantic, relaxed, and quietly elegant, Main Street Inn is one of Missouri's finest bed and breakfast establishments. Originally built in Ste. Genevieve as the Meyer Hotel in 1882, it has been totally renovated more than a century later with state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling. Beautiful, spacious, and unpretentious, Main Street Inn is a bed & breakfast even husbands find comfortable!
For breakfast, our philosophy is simple: serve the best of whatever is in season; preparing dishes that are familiar in slightly new ways with an aim toward good health; presenting the food in a straightforward, but beautiful manner on antique dinnerware, in a comfortable setting; and accompanying it with an endless amount of strong hot coffee and tea.
Fine examples of 18th century French colonial architecture— in a concentration greater than anywhere else in the United States — can be found in historic Ste. Genevieve today. Vertical post and horizontal log houses abound in Ste. Genevieve. Scented herb and flower gardens located throughout Ste. Genevieve's central historic district entice visitors to stroll the quiet streets of our real, living town and experience our slower pace of life. The special ambience of Ste. Genevieve — uncrowded and unspoiled is still here — is just waiting for you to discover it.
Although we once stayed at a B&B that didn't serve breakfast (or even coffee!), that is definitely NOT the case at Main Street Inn where the breakfasts are famous throughout the town. Some local restauranteurs have even complained that Main Street Inn guests don't have room for lunch.
Our eggs direct from the poultry farm; blueberries, peaches, melons, and veggies are picked in the area or bought from local farmers at the Saturday market. Fresh herbs are harvested from the inn garden, sausage from the local butcher. Many breads are made in the inn kitchen. And, with an eye to health and organic responsibility, and the delectable dishes are often sweetened by fruit reductions and olive oils.
Little luxuries that we hope will add to your comfort:
- All rooms have private baths with showers
- Early morning coffee or tea
- Full size refrigerator for guest use
- Early evening refreshments
- Starched & ironed vintage pillowcases
- Triple-sheeted queen size beds
- Real feather pillows (synthetic available)
- Ironing board, iron, hair dryers and curling irons available
- Several comfortable parlors and porches; two with gas log fireplaces
- Quarter-acre herb & perennial garden
- Free wireless internet service
- Breakfasts you are not likely to find anywhere else!
Browse in antique, craft, and specialty shops. Stop in at one or more of the historic homes to see what life was like a century or two ago. Ghosts of the past inhabit the old city cemetery and are rumored to make occasional visits at some of the local B&Bs. Mementoes from the old families and early settlers fill our local museum.
Hungry? Thirsty? Try freshly-made fudge in Sweet Things, an old-fashioned candy shop, or nibble on a gargantuan hand-dipped chocolate ice cream drumstick at Sara's, the local malt shop. Choose a latte or an espresso at Genevieve Java or a candlelit dinner at the Restaurant St. Gemme Beauvais or a hamburger or pizza at Sirro's or the Old Brick or the Anvil.
Fine Missouri vintages are just waiting to be sampled in the local wine tasting rooms. In the Ste. Genevieve Historic District: Sainte Genevieve Winery Tasting Room on Merchant St; and the Show Me Shop on North Main Street and Merchant which carries a selection of locally made wines, also available for tasting.
Play tennis or play golf. Picnic in the city park. Workout at the Community Center gym. Ride a bike. Go for a hike. Or take a ride on the car ferry across the mighty Mississippi.
Please visit our website for information on seasonal events around Ste. Genevieve.