Ratings based on 50 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from IN
A quite amazing place.Posted Aug 10, 2014
Pros: Architecture, restoration detail. Breakfast!
Cons: Plumbing, electrical outlets.
Location: Neighborhood is run down, but there is activity to fix it up. Museums abound. St.Joseph is a historical gem that history buffs will love digging into.
This B&B is a work in progress, and it is abundantly obvious that the owner knows what he is doing and does it well. I think he may need more help than he has, however. A buzzer at the door would be great. St. Joseph is a very depressed community, and it's great to see a house like this rescued from an ignominious fate that others have suffered. Kudos for that alone! He has brought to life a beautiful taste of what St. Joseph was, and with a little economic help, might yet be again. Anyone staying at this B&B should be aware that it is a work in progress and concentrate on enjoying staying inside a restored work of period art. Details such as unfinished doorjambs should be overlooked. Architects and restorers will be delighted! I am vegan,and was served the best breakfast I had in my entire two week road trip. This dude can COOK. Just a couple of quibbles-- our toilet flushed very weakly and the shower apparatus took some figuring out. Also more conveniently located outlets for charging computers and phones would have been nice-- but I'm not certain that that is a fair request in a B&B that is intended to be a period experience. Thanks for a pleasant stay!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Gladstone, MO
BeautifulPosted Jul 22, 2014
Pros: Was so happy that there was a fridge and hairdyer in the room. Also, they supplied a wine bottle opener and wine glasses
Location: We visited Mt Mora cemetary, Patee House museum, Jesse James home, and the Glore psychiatric museum. All were very cool.
The mansion was beautiful. Sarah who checked us in was very informative and kind. She gave us lots of ideas for food and museums. The room was beautiful and the bed was super comfy. Our breakfast the following morning was wonderful. My husband and I felt like royalty eating on the front porch. Loved drinking wine on the porch the night of our stay and petting all of the neighborhood kitties. Would highly recommend and will probably stay again soon.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Excellent B & B experiencePosted May 14, 2014 on Hotels.com
The B & B is a delightful, true to the period, building, with beautiful antiques amid the grand architecture. The owner is gracious and very accommodating, the breakfast superb, and the environment quiet and unobtrusive. Not for the power business-user, but accommodating enough to get some work done. It's a small city, so it's close to everything, but its very close to some nice restaurants and fun places to visit.
for Everyoneby Nancy from Nebraska
Amazing step back in timePosted Apr 24, 2014
Beautifully restored mansion! Such luxury. We enjoyed an evening stroll through the historic district. Breakfast was wonderful. Host was friendly.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Perfect getaway!Posted Mar 28, 2014
Perfect setting for a weekend getaway! Great staff and old charm.
for Everyoneby Sanjeev from Olathe, KS
Decent Hotel compared to big chain hotel in townPosted Mar 16, 2014
Pros: Unique Bed and Breakfast experience.
Cons: Few places rust was noticed, but I believe if we remove those then we cannot say it is a 1885 house.
We had a very good experience. Comfortable stay. Delicious Breakfast. Friendly Staff. The house was built 1885. We had a unique experience. Do not expect decor to be modern because it is a old house, but a wonderful job was done to make it comfortable for visitors.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Feb 18, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Tanya from Tennessee
still amazed!Posted Dec 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
It was our second stay, and still amazed on the decor, the ambience, the hospitality. This time we slept in the tower room, again, clean and very comfortable, both stays we didn't get to stay long enough for breakfast but the hostess fixed a loaf of walnut and raisin bread, a pot of coffee and two bananas for us to carry!! I have nothing but good memories about this place, I will be back!
for Overnight Stay Before Destinationby Tanya Spangler from Carthage, Tn
Beautiful place!Posted Dec 24, 2013 on Hotels.com
Beautiful and tastefully decorated, very clean, invited and welcoming, the work on restauring the place, I cant imagine, the owner is very sweet and hospitable, a place I will continue to come to every time we go to elwood!
Recommendedby G from canada
off the route but worth it.Posted Nov 4, 2013 on Hotels.com
1885 era home and the surrounding area of period home was fascinating.