Bed and Breakfast House

For our anniversary, we decided to go to Hermann, Missouri for the weekend. And we thought it would be nice to splurge a little on lodging and stay at a B & B. So I looked and looked, but prices were kinda high, and most were booked full. Looking outside town in hopes of finding something less expensive, I found a B & B that has 2 whole houses to choose from. One was a 1960s ranch home, and the other a 1920s farm house.  We chose the farm house as it was a little more secluded and private.

Epple Haus

Very private. In fact, we think the driveway was probably about a half mile long.

View of house from the end of the drive. (white house partially hidden by trees- upper right)

And it went through a pasture with cows. But we loved it. It is down in a valley surrounded by pasture, hay meadows, and woods. There are a few farmbuildings on the property too. A peek inside one of the outbuildings revealed an 1800s log cabin.

We loved our little house. It had a large kitchen, living room, 2 spacious bedrooms, bathroom, and a jacuzzi, and all for only $89 per night.

Kay and Arlen Schwinke, the owners, were very gracious and warm hosts. There were homemade cookies and sweet rolls waiting for us on the kitchen table, and the fridge was stocked with bacon, eggs, bread, butter, o.j., milk, homemade jam, pop, and bottled water. Kay loves to collect antiques, and  has decorated the house with many of her treasures.

Embroidered Linens

Vintage Dishes

Antique Canning Jars and Milk Bottle

Antique Furniture and Quilt

Vintage Kitchen Utensils

Quilts and Linens

The house was so cozy and peaceful, and the surrounding fields and woods so restful.

There were cattle in the pasture along the drive, and a few times we had to wait for them to move along, but we loved it – it was all part of the experience. We will definitely stay there again someday. Here is a link to the Epple Haus B & B. We give 2 thumbs up, 5 stars, and a big Thank You to Arlen and Kay for a wonderful stay.

Tomorrow, we tour the Stone Hill Winery in Hermann.


[ad name=”Google Adsense”]


Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

You may also like...

37 Responses

  1. I just discovered you from Pioneer Woman’s site, and I just love your photography! I was born in Kansas 🙂

  2. Love it! That log cabin is wonderful!


  3. Truely a get away location!! Love it. So neat to see the old cabin safely protected in that building.

  4. What a beautiful place! I would stay there just for all of the amazing pictures that you could take!

  5. Gena says:

    Absolutely lovely. I would love to have a permanent home such as that. 🙂

  6. Linda says:

    What a wonderful trip. I love your trips.

  7. erica says:

    I just found your Blog and what a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  8. Stephanie says:

    This B&B place is fantastic! Looks really homey.

  9. Teresa says:

    What an absolutely wonderful getaway spot. I could imagine staying there for a very long time and enjoying the peace, except I’d have to take a goat or two with me. 🙂

  10. Shailaja says:

    Such a charming B&B in a picture perfect locale! I loved those green vintage dishes. My mother used to have something similar. Do you know what they are?

    • Suzanne says:

      Hi Shailaja,
      They’re called Jadite Green and they were made by Fire King. Could be as old as the 1940s. My mom had white ones.

  11. It looks like a little piece of ‘heaven on earth’. I only wished that we lived closer so we could schedule a visit 🙂

  12. Nancy says:

    I just discovered your blog and LOVE it. Your happiness and contentment shine through. Love the Kansas scenery and the recipes. Thank you for providing such a peaceful escape, even if it is via the internet. : )

  13. Happy Anniversary! The B abd B looks like a wonderful place to stay. She has decorated so nicely! 🙂

  14. Hi Suzanne, this place looks just like something my husband and I would love. The photo of the picnic table and the wide open mowed grass…omg! I just love that. I really does look peaceful. Love all the antiques!

  15. Julie says:

    oh my. thats my kind of retreat. Love the house, the antiques the surrounding landscapes. Fun, fun, fun…..
    Happy anniversary.

  16. IowaCowgirl says:

    Very cool. Reminds me of my Schoolhouse!!! I even have the same cherry-decorated vintage tablecloth! Thank you for sharing this!

  17. Starlene says:

    Just came through from Pioneer Woman’s site. Wow. Only 89 dollars a night with food provided? And so cute and cozy. I would love to stay in a place like that. I’ve never really like the idea of staying right in someone’s home with them, but in a little house on the property, that would be fun. Beautiful photos on your site.

  18. Leslie says:

    My grandmommie had green mugs like those in your picture. My brother and I used to drink coffee milk ( half coffee & half milk with lots of sugar) out of them in the mornings after we stayed overnight at her house. What a beautiful place to spend time, both at my grandmommie’s and the B & B.

    • Suzanne says:

      When I was a kid, we had those mugs too, but they were white instead of green. They must have made a lot of those back then.
      Thanks for visiting.

  19. Ruth says:

    Your website and photos are inspiring. I especially love the pictures of Hermann — my home town. My husband and I left Missouri in 1971 and lived all over the U.S.–but 30 years in Oregon. It was a book of photographs by Kansas Citian Kevin Zink that inspired us to return to my home state three years ago. We are now at the Lake of the Ozarks. Your pictures are equal in creativity and quality to his. I will definitely be making regular visits to your website. Thanks!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.