What a gorgeous mansion - the woodwork, the period furnishings, and oh, the stunning stained glass! It is beautiful here and our hostess Isobel did everything possible to make us feel welcome, from the house tour to the restaurant and museum recommendations to the delicious breakfast: coffee, a selection of juices, fresh fruit, homemade scones, and even homemade lemon curd (yum!). The Twelfth Night suite was spacious and comfortable. The shower was fab, and the heated towels were a welcome surprise. If we find ourselves back in Saint Joseph we’ll return for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The majestic Shakespeare Chateau was built in 1885 by Nathan Ogden when St. Joseph Missouri was known as "The Queen of the River Cities." High atop a bluff looking down across the city toward the Missouri River, 809 Hall Street is one of several mansions in the Hall Street Historic District known locally as "Millionaires' Row." You'll enjoy meeting the friendly innkeeper, Isobel, as she takes you through the palatial interior. You'll marvel at 47 (yes, 47!) Original stained glass windows, carved cherrywood, mahogany, and walnut mantles, and of course, a bust of the Bard himself above the grand fireplace in the front foyer. But most of all, you'll enjoy our comfortable sleeping rooms, each one beautifully appointed with fabulous art and antiques and luxurious linens. ... more less