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Black Oak Inn Guest House Is An 1895 Cottage, In A Historic Town in Wine country

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quaint Cottage In Quiet Neighborhood, 2 Bdrm,1 Bath, Stocked Kitchen,Large Yard

This little cottage sits under a mighty Black Oak on a quiet street in downtown Hermann. The guest house will be all yours, and will fit up to 4 guests. We are in the heart of historic wine country, with many wineries and breweries close by. Hermann was founded by a German group in the early 1830's and most of the buildings are still standing and remain vital today. There are shops, museums, restaurants, and more attractions. The house has 2 bedrooms upstairs with queen size beds that share a newly remodeled bathroom. It has central air and heat, and a completely stocked kitchen and bbq grill should you choose to eat in. The living room is equipped with a satellite flat screen TV, games, movies and CDS. Coffee and teas are onsite. Even popcorn is there for you to snack on. The house is decorated in an eclectic country cottage style, with hardwood floors throughout, and many antiques, and creative décor. The yard is full of seasonal flowers, and herbs. We provide you with scissors and bags to cut them for your dining. Relax on the patio and listen to the church bells nearby or walk this safe charming little town and see our many local attractions.

Tom & Kathy Durham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

About Tom & Kathy Durham

We are artists and sign designers that do many of the local signs. We also run an antique shop with many unusual items and gifts. We have 4 children between us, some in Kansas City, and St. Louis. Our grandkids love to visit us here to enjoy the town and all it has to offer. We are only 3 blocks from our guest house, so if anything was needed, we are close by to help. We pride ourselves in service and cleanliness. We offer many amenities other guest houses don't. Many of the decorations are from local artists and are for sale, they will have a small price tag on them, just let us know you are interested!

Tom & Kathy Durham purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Tom & Kathy Durham chose Hermann

This guest house gives you the privacy you won't have in a hotel or typical B & B. We are situated on a quiet residential street, 1 block from the main street in town, with all the shops within a few blocks. You won't ever be renting with another group, and if just one or two of you want to rent the whole house, you can! We have special rates during the week, and military discounts! We reserve most weekends for a 2 night stay, however in the off season, or last minute booking we can sometimes do 1 night..depending on the weekend. Sunday through Thursdays are available for one night.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our quaint house, since it is loaded with charm, and has been lovingly restored . The stairs are unique corner stairs, with the original 1895 handrail that curves. The windows are all original with wavy glass too! The beautiful tall windows and ceilings add to the quaintness. We love to garden, so you can walk our gardens and see our cute shed. Sit on the patio set with umbrella for outside dining. Sip coffee in the back garden in the morning, smell the lavender growing, watch the birds and butterflies. In growing season, we provide sheers to cut herbs and use in your cooking. Parking is curbside, but only 10 feet away. Come visit our little piece of Heaven in Hermann, MO!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Hermann in Roark

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Wood floors and ceiling, bead board walls, new tiled large shower, all new plumbing, shared by both rooms Towels,hair dryer, shampoos & first aid items provided
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Augusta Woest Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , crisp ivory colors, named after one of the early owners
    Hensley Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Named after the original land owner, approx 1800
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Trolley service available to the house, and Lyft and Uber in town. Some wineries have shuttles as well.


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Black Oak Inn Guest House Is An 1895 Cottage, In A Historic Town in Wine country
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

From the moment we stepped in the cottage we were in love!

  • 5 of 5

We had another couple with us and we were a little hesitant about the one bathroom but it was NOT a problem at all! Everything was perfect! Soft linens, soft towels. Loved having a kitchen and a dishwasher. It was cool enough at night to have a fire in the pit put back! We will be back and I have already recommended this place to friends and people we met on the trolley! The trolley picked us up right at our door and dropped us off there too! We got to meet the neighbor puppy!!! Ahhh.. puppy breath!! Love! It was a nice relaxing weekend. The owners have a really nice cottage here in Hermann! They are very nice people and we even visited their store. You can tell they take pride in their cute cottage! Can't wait to come back! Thank you!!!

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review Megan, you were great guests as well! We would look forward to your next stay with us!
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Weekend stay

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed here this weekend and had an amazing time!!! The house was absolutely perfect for us, beds were so comfy and it is located within walking distance to enjoy Hermann to shop, go to the wineries, etc!!! I will recommend this house to my friends!!! Thank you for a great weekend!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy we found this cute, clean house. It is a great place to stay while in Hermann.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sarah, we were glad to have you, you were excellent guests!
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Perfect in every way!

  • 5 of 5

The house has absolutely everything that you could need. Plenty of fluffy towels, soft sheets and a fully stocked kitchen. The fresh fruit, pastries and herbs were wonderful additions.

There was even a ice pack in the freezer we discovered when our daughter accidentally hurt her toes.

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed our home, we loved having you!
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Best location for The Great Eclipse of 2017

  • 5 of 5

A year ago my astronomer husband began searching for a good location within a day's drive of our home in Oklahoma to view the total solar eclipse. Upon settling on a general area he then began to look at homes on VRBO in which to stay. At this point, I, being all about esthetics took over the hunt and I found that perfect place in darling Herman Missouri. Herman, small, quaint, beautiful, friendly...I could go on and on. Now about the place, The Black Oak Inn. It is beautifully decorated using appropriate items for the age of the home but not overdone. The kitchen is well stocked, the beds are comfortable with luxurious linens, the big back yard is wonderfully planted and perfect for viewing an eclipse.

The owners are approachable and helpful, and did I mention that they have a neat shop nearby? On the kitchen table when we arrived was an eclipse kit consisting of glasses for viewing, a commemorative magnet and chocolates for sustenance. Is that a great host or what?

We loved the town, the friendly people, our wonderful hosts...I guess we just about loved everything.

If you are looking for a quaint little place for a week or a weekend you can't go wrong with Herman and The Black Oak Inn. We will never forget it or our profound eclipse experience while there. Thanks Kathy!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for the great review, it is much appreciated...You were also great guests!
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Tom were so kind and accommodating. We hope to stay at the property again sometime!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Samantha for being such a great guest!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
St. Louis Mo
Nearest Barpub
Hermann Mo
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hermann Park
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Hermann Mo
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 70
Nearest Restaurant
15 restaurants
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Eureka Mo
Car: recommended

Zip line-approx. 10 mi. Race track 12mi. 2 historic museums, Amtrak 3 blocks away, Restaurants, 7-10 wineries within 20 mi., Unique historic German town, with an event or activity almost every weekend. We are walking distance to most attractions. A trolley is available for those who want to come in on the train or not drive while in town.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Hermann, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
12 Oct 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
19 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
26 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £18.61

special weekday rates Monday-Thursday : 1 bedroom=$175 Mon-Thursday 2 bedrooms-$200 Mon-Thur
one night stay available Mon-Thursday only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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