Imagine staying with your best friends, who have a charming home in historic St. Charles Missouri. Consider waking up whenever you want and wandering into the kitchen for a self-serve continental breakfast. Later, meander down the block and grab the trolley to Historic Main Street or take the short half mile walk to Historic Main Street, stopping at the shops in Frenchtown. Come home and relax on the porch or patio.
Our home, Inn Frenchtown, is located in Frenchtown, on the north side of St. Charles, Missouri, 20 miles north of St. Louis and 7 miles from Lambert International Airport. We love our neighborhood! Frenchtown is committed to revitalization and preservation; it’s smaller and has a different vibe than the well-known neighboring Historic Main Street district. In 1991 the neighborhood became a National Trust Historic District. In Frenchtown, you will find locally-owned restaurants, shops, and longstanding commercial businesses. It’s a work in process with new businesses renovating and restoring significant buildings. We know the business owners and our neighbors. It’s a friendly small town.
The house itself is a French Colonial built around 1864. The home faces east toward the Missouri river and was owned by the Opitz family until the depression. The French Colonial style features a gallery or porch with a raised porch. Kitchens were often in the walkout basement, and the upper floor was a sleeping loft. Many have two front doors, which would have you believe that they are duplexes. Our French Colonial home was renovated in 1982 by the Frenchtown Community Corporation, and sometime after that, one of the front doors was removed, and a charming fleur de lis stained glass window was installed.
More historical information can be found one block away on Second Street at the Frenchtown Heritage Museum and Research Center, which is in what was once the Fire Department. The Museum now shares its home with the Good News Brewery, and we locals refer to it as the “Brewseum.”
Stay with us in our home and experience what Historic Frenchtown offers!
Self serve continental breakfast provided in the kitchen with fruit, yogurt, pastry item and bagels. Coffee & tea always available in the diningroom.
We are one block away from:
La Belle Vie Cafe
Bike Stop Bakery
Course Coffee Roasters
Coffee and Tea bar available all day.