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.
Very private. In fact, we think the driveway was probably about a half mile long.
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.
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.
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I just discovered you from Pioneer Woman’s site, and I just love your photography! I was born in Kansas 🙂
Hi Live with Flair,
Love it! That log cabin is wonderful!
Hi Girl with a Camera,
Truely a get away location!! Love it. So neat to see the old cabin safely protected in that building.
Thank you, it was a really great place to stay.
What a beautiful place! I would stay there just for all of the amazing pictures that you could take!
I could have stayed there for several more days.
Thanks for stopping by.
Absolutely lovely. I would love to have a permanent home such as that. 🙂
It was a really special place.
Thanks for stopping.
What a wonderful trip. I love your trips.
It was, thank you!
I just found your Blog and what a wonderful trip. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Thank you for stopping by. Welcome!
This B&B place is fantastic! Looks really homey.
It was very homey.
Thanks for stopping by.
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. 🙂
The goats would enjoy it too. Look at all there would be for them to eat. 🙂
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?
They’re called Jadite Green and they were made by Fire King. Could be as old as the 1940s. My mom had white ones.
It looks like a little piece of ‘heaven on earth’. I only wished that we lived closer so we could schedule a visit 🙂
It was a neat place. Like a trip back in time.
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. : )
Thank you, and Welcome!
Happy Anniversary! The B abd B looks like a wonderful place to stay. She has decorated so nicely! 🙂
Hi Far Side,
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!
Very peaceful. A really neat place.
Thanks for stopping by!
oh my. thats my kind of retreat. Love the house, the antiques the surrounding landscapes. Fun, fun, fun…..
Very cool. Reminds me of my Schoolhouse!!! I even have the same cherry-decorated vintage tablecloth! Thank you for sharing this!
You’re welcome, and thank you!
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.
Thank you! We so enjoyed our stay there. And the low rate was a plus!
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.
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.
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!!