The Inn St. Gemme Beauvais is the oldest continuously operated Bed and Breakfast in Missouri. The Inn is AAA approved with a three-diamond rating and a three star rating by Mobil. It has been a recipient of the Golden Star Award from Inn Style, Inc. and was featured in the June 1998 issue of Country Inns magazine. The history of the Inn dates back to the 1700's when the daughter of Vital St Gemme Beauvais bought the property. The building was constructed in 1848 as a private residence for Felix Rozier. The Inn maintains the splendor of the past with period decor while adding contemporary luxuries in each room. Upon approaching the wide veranda leading to the front porch, one cannot help but have their eyes drawn toward the six tall pillars that grace th e front of this three-story brick colonial mansion. After entering the front door your senses are inundated. The four-armed brass chandelier dating back to 1849 located in the foyer demands you immediate attention. The sounds of soft classical music play gently in the background while the smell of fresh baked goods lingers in the air. To your left you notice the registration desk which is largely made up of a six drawer spool cabinet. Next to it you notice an antique post office box which is used to hold the room keys. As you turn, you see the elegant dining room with an antique crystal chandelier which was imported from Florence, Italy. It hangs above and in front of the carved marble mantle of the fireplace. During your candlelit breakfast, there is bound to be a small fire burning in the fireplace allowing you to bask in the warmth of it's glow. There is a small common kitchenette and dining area on the second floor providing guests with a stocked refrigerator, coffee maker, coffees, teas and snacks all available on an honor basis. Included in your stay is High Tea at approximately 3:00PM providing teas and breads/cookies, wine and hors d'oeuvers in the evening, and a full breakfast.
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