|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
'The Riverfront Guest House' located at #422 Rear S. Main Street centrally located in the historic district of St. Charles, Missouri is a charming, upscale brick guest cottage built in 1830's and 100% remodeled in 2013 for the vacation rental experience and sleeps 4 people. The Riverfront Guest House was originally a wheelwright shop that made and repaired wagon wheels for the thousands of new settlers and explorers coming through St. Charles and heading westward. Today it has been completely refinished with beautiful modern amenties while restoring much of the original, unique qualities such as exposed brick walls, and large exposed wood beams. This ambiance continues to the surrounding area of Main Street St. Charles and Riverfront. With over 10 blocks on the Historic District National Registry, its one of the largest districts in the country. Panoramic views of the Missouri river greet you right out the front door.
The main floor (ground level) of this quaint cottage sleeps 2 people and includes a lovely queen size bed with luxury bedding and mattress. There is a very large corner gas fireplace with elevated brick hearth, kitchen with refrigerator, freezer, and microwave, and an antique table and chairs where you can sit and gaze out at Frontier Park and watch the beautiful Missouri river go by. Enjoy cable TV on a large wall hanging flat screen from the bed or seating area. The full bathroom also on the main ground level includes a walk in shower with two shower valves, one rainshower shower head and another multiple mode shower head.
The 2nd floor of the cottage sleeps two more guests with two cozy built-in beds with comfortable twin mattresses and bedding and individual lighting. Warm walnut floors and low ceilings make this an inviting place for children or adults to sleep. A window in the exposed brick wall provides a great view of Frontier Park and the Missouri River. A separate flat screen TV is also included with a Wii gaming system for the children to enjoy on this floor.
The historic cottage has been completely remodeled and designed entirely with vacation renters in mind. The cottage is completely private and separate from 'The Main Street Guest House' located near the cottage, and can be rented separately or with The Main Street house for guests traveling with multiple parties or large groups. All modern amenities are included such as two 40 gallon hot water heaters so you never run out of hot water, cable TV, Wifi, Keurig coffee maker, and high efficiency heating and cooling, and much more. Take a short troll across Riverside Drive into Frontier Park along the Missouri River, ride a bike on The Katy Trail directly in front of the cottage, or walk the cobblestone sidewalk along the one of the largest historic districts on the national registry. Countless shopping and dining options await you, all within walking distance (less than a half mile in either direction). The best part, most are unique businesses that you won't find anywhere else, like Braddens restaurant, Lewis and Clark restaurant, Winery of the Little Hills (great outdoor seating with fire pits located right across the street), Mother-in-Law House restaurant 98ft away, The Hobbit Hole Antiques, Moss next door for some of the latest fashion, Trailhead Brewery, Grandmas Cookies a few doors down, Kat and Me, and countless others. A personal favorite with our family of four small of children is Riverside Sweets located only two doors down where visitors of all ages can enjoy some of the best ice cream, homemade candy and fudge, caramel apples, and walls and walls of candy and collectibles to choose from. A few blocks north, Picasso's offers a great cup of coffee and some live music at times. Grab breakfast at The Bikestop Cafe and rent a bike for a peaceful ride on The Katy Trail just a few hundred feet from the home. Ameristar Casino is also located within a mile of the home just outside the Historic area for those looking for a little nightlife. Two major malls, Mid-Rivers Mall, and St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall, are located 10 minutes in either direction. Located on the other side of highway 70, The St. Charles Convention Center and Family Arena are located about five minutes from the guest house. A short 25 minute drive will get you to most St. Louis Attractions such as The Arch, The St. Louis Zoo, The Magic House, The City Museum, The Art Museum, Grants Farm, Busch Stadium, The Fox Theatre, The Peabody, The Art Museum, and so many other fun things to do and see. Spend the day seeing the sights of St. Louis and then head back to family friendly St. Charles, walk to dinner, and kick back and relax and visit with your loved ones at night. The home is located approximately 10-15 minutes from St. Louis Lambert Airport, with plenty of public and private transportation available. St. Peters Catholic church is just a short 1/4 mile stroll away, as well as the Main Street Church on North Main. SSM St. Joseph Health Center is also located within 1/4 mile for those needing a place to stay while visiting loved ones, or if health issues should arise. With many fantastic festivities on Main Street and in Frontier Park for year round interest for all ages, there's always something new to experience when you stay at the Main Street Guest House! for lots of great information and a calendar of upcoming events. Please feel free to call us at anytime at 636-439-9394 or email at email@example.com We sure hope to hear from you, and thank you!
Our family of six loves to travel, and when we discovered the vacation home option instead of hotels, we knew we wanted a rental property of our own to share with others. We hope our cottages enhance your vacation like so many homes have done for us. We love meeting and talking with people from all over, so please feel free to give us a call!- Audrey and Matt
Audrey and Matt purchased this cottage in 2012
We've always loved Old Town St. Charles because of its charm, fun atmosphere, and historic architecture. When we saw this little historic house that had been forgotten and left to deteriorate, we both really wanted to save it and bring it back to life. We love to remodel and are happy to share it now with couples or small families to enjoy St. Charles like we do.
You can get a real feel for the heritage of this unique town when you stay at The Riverfront Guest House. The same walls and ceiling beams that that were there when Herman Kuhlmann was making wagon wheels for pioneers in 1830, surround you now for a very cozy and inviting atmosphere. This combined with the Missouri River out the front window and all the shopping and dining you could want out the back, make it a very special place to stay for your vacation.
Staying here was on our bucket list. Thank you for fulfilling that dream! We are so impressed with the transformation you have created. The before and after pictures are astounding! We frequent St. Charles often and are thrilled to have found this jewel! We look forward to returning and renting the Main Street Guest House as well. The only challenge is finding vacancy :) Once again, amazing work you and your family did on this old homestead!
We stayed here for our honeymoon and the cottage was amazing! It was really nice to have the snacks that were stocked in the cottage. The location is so convenient to everything in the St. Charles historic district. We would definitely recommend this property.
My wife and I were in St Charles for 3 days and the Riverfront Guest House was the perfect place to stay. Its in the middle of everything and an easy walk to everything we wanted to do. Shopping was fun, we ate at Braddens which was good, and Hendricks BBQ which was FANTASTIC. We totally enjoyed the Riverfront Guest House--it was spotless, comfortable and the air conditioning felt great after walking around all day in mid 80's heat. The snacks and drinks in fridge were a nice touch and much appreciated. We even enjoyed watching a Lewis and Clark documentary on DVD in the evening which added even more historical background to our experience. Audrey was great and flexible with some scheduling snafus as well. Just a "heads up" that if you are tall, beware the front door--its only a 6 ft opening so if you're taller than that you could easily bang your head! Its my own fault--I wasn't paying attention when I did just that. Ouch! My wife says it STILL didn't knock any sense into me though.
We've stayed in many places through HomeAway and this ranks near the top--highly recommended! Thanks Audrey and Matt!
We loved the cottage...it was so beautifully restored and the setting was perfect with so much to do right out of your doorstep. We stayed with our teenage daughters who loved the upstairs and the beds in the alcoves--with lights and a place to charge their phones!
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at the Riverside Guest House. The location was great as we were able to walk just about everywhere that we went. The cottage was exactly what we were expecting! It was very charming. It felt has though we had stepped back in time, but with modern finishes. Matt and Audrey were very helpful and prompt when commincating with them. This made our trip very easy and relaxing. We will definitely plan another weekend getaway here!
Lovely little place to stay in quite a perfect location - I mean the location really can't get any better. You're situated perfectly just off of Main St with everything very easily accessible but far enough away from the noise and bustle. The owners were really nice about letting us check in a bit early to accommodate our daughters nap schedule. All the amenities were nice: kitchen area with treats, refrigerator, microwave, utensils, etc., DVDs to select from, nice shower with dual shower heads, great parking, and you didn't need a key that you could possibly lose because it was a code entry. That being said, there are several things that could be improved upon. It's not entirely clear what property is what upon arrival - there are two properties back to back without clear addresses. In fact, the renters of the other property tried to bust in on our location at night while we were already asleep in bed - totally terrifying! It was also an awful mattress - probably one of the worst I've ever slept on - and it creaked with every little move. The quality of the sheets also left a lot to be desired. The air conditioning was oddly timed - it would get extremely cold when it kicked on but when it tuned off, it got stuffy very quickly. The floor looked great but with it being stamped concrete, it's not exactly cozy - they could certainly do with some area rugs in the place. Plus, the password to the wifi didn't work and the owners did not respond to the notice I left for them regarding it. All in all, still a nice place to stay but there could be small improvements here and there to make it better, especially for the price.
Clean little cozy cottage afforded us the opportunity to be right in the heart of the "Festival of the Little Hills". We could walk to all the places we wanted to go; shops, venders, restaurants and entertainment, etc. When some of us got tired, we could head back, rest awhile, have a cold drink or a snack, and go back and meet up with the others in our group. Having the little kitchenette was nice for those of us on restricted diets with special food needs and we ate a lot of our meals "in". Our hosts thought of just about everything we could ask for and even had snacks and beverages ready upon our arrival. Having spent last year's festival time at another nice B & B, I'd have to say that the convenient location (with parking right there, too) was the biggest PLUS for our group. Would love to go back!
Just west of St. Louis you'll find St. Charles, a river city with a unique historical perspective, beautiful sites, friendly people and a pace just a little slower than that of the big city. Founded as Les Petites Cotes (The Little Hills) by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, Saint Charles, MO grew into a thriving riverfront trading center for a young America.
Thousands passed through on their journeys westward, replenishing supplies before departing into new territory. Saint Charles is a source of historical encounter: the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous, Missouri's First State Capitol, origin of the Boone's Lick Trail and home to Daniel Boone.
The people of St. Charles have labored lovingly to preserve and share its treasured river heritage. As destination for almost one million visitors each year Saint Charles history comes alive to welcome you.
You'll find St. Charles offers a first rate vacation experience with over 150 restaurants to choose from, numerous unique shops, and so many things to do, you may have to come back to try everything.
Experience the charm and beauty of a city that has been welcoming visitors since 1769.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Cleaning Fee||£42 + Tax|
Cleaning fee of $50 and taxes of 12.45% not included in nightly rate
Holidays require a 3 night minimum stay
No Sunday check-ins, please (This ensures that our cleaners do not have to work that day)
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