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Iron Horse Inn

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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
The Historic Iron Horse Inn is a high quality Bed & Breakfast with very affordable rates located in the charming Historic District of Downtown Hermann & in Missouri's Wine Country. This Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1898 and was lovingly restored at the turn of this century. Enjoy a quiet stay with all the comforts of home while exploring our little Germany by the Missouri River. Breakfast is Continental style consisting of coffee or tea, items from your personal in-room refrigerator such as whole fruit, cereal, milk, yogurt & fruit juices, plus baked goods delivered to your room door in a basket. No need to go to a common area, everthing you need is in your room, unless you are wanting to enjoy the parlor, the covered veranda or the small deck. Each of the 4 rooms has its own private bath, one with a two-person jetted tub, and two with electric heat fireplaces. Two rooms offer a King-size bed, and two offer a Queen-size bed (one with a private balcony).
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Full view
70Somewhat walkable
Grade: 70 out of 100
29Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
11Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Stephanie R
Reviewed 3 weeks agovia mobile
We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Iron Horse Inn. Rhiannon was so pleasant and sweet. She walked us through everything and gave recommendations for place to eat and visit. We loved everything about the Victorian room except the mattress ( it is very hard). We would definitely stay here again if they got new mattresses.
Thank Stephanie R
Response from Rhiannon H, Owner at Iron Horse Inn
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Stephanie, I am glad that you enjoyed your time at the Historic Iron Horse Inn, and so sorry that you enjoyed the mattress firmness less. It's sort of a Goldilock's thing, that each person has a different idea of how firm or soft a mattress should be. I have actually removed alternate down matress toppers because guests have been unhappy with the cushiness. I myself have my own preferences, so I understand. Will definitely look at what can be done for future guests. Thanks again for choosing us and for the kindness of your comments. Rhiannon
Donna W
Independence, Missouri
Reviewed 4 Aug 2018
We stayed for two nights to celebrate our anniversary. We had the Captain's room upstairs. We were fine with the stairs but if you have trouble carrying your bags up you may want to select one of the rooms on the first floor. I really loved this place and it was so close to the main area of town that we often walked to stores, restaurants, etc. The bathroom was very large and truly different as the tub/shower was right in the middle of the bathroom. They gave us way too much food for the complimentary breakfast items but I'm not complaining! I would highly recommend this cute little B&B.
Thank Donna W
Response from Rhiannon H, Owner at Iron Horse Inn
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Thank you! We look forward to your return!
Ellen P
Reviewed 9 Jul 2018via mobile
Hermann is a delightfully preserved small town with a genuine German history and wineries, distilleries, brew houses and plenty of history for even the most ardent buff. But no big hotels and lots of visitors. So what did Hermann do? Rise to the occasion with more than a hundred guest houses and B&B’s. Those two nomenclatures provide very different services, so be careful. And even among the B&B’s there is a whole lot of difference. Why all this intro to my review? Because you need to stop and think about booking a really excellent one and rely on those who have stayed in a few and know when something and someone is very special. The Iron Horse Inn is a small Victorian house owned by a true professional hostess who has turned the house (formerly built and owned by an original Hermann family whose daughter was a friend of my mother’s) into a B&B where you feel like a family guest. Beautifully appointed rooms with lots of Victoriana mixed with some lovely contemporary art. Rhiannon, the innkeeper, adds all the touches that we spoiled “moderns” require for our comforts. Every little thing seems to have been thought of then she added the extras- night lights and tissues on both sides of the bed, a white noise generator, personal items in the bath, along with the expected fancy shampoo and lotions. There are videos, books, and guides and mints and water in the hall and in your room a fridge stocked with all kinds of drinks, including milk and juices and sodas and lots of water.. and a Keurig machine. Add the freedom to come and go like it was your own house with a key to the front door and your room door. All this says, “Welcome!” We are glad you are here and want you to experience a little bit of Hermann hospitality.” Although the rooms are like your own home-not a Holuday Inn suite-they are pretty and artistically furnished and cleverly updated to provide a huge jacuzzi plus a separate shower in one and a big claw foot tub/shower in another. We stayed in both. Different nights. I didn’t see the third room. If this wasn’t enough, in the mornings a basket of fresh pastries, scones and muffins and fruit arrives at your door about 7:30 am.
We’ve stayed at other B&B in Hermann and some were ok and others were quite adequate with some great elements but this one covers all the bases and then some. The Innkeeper knows how to make people comfortable. What more could you ask?
2 Thank Ellen P
Response from IronHorseInnkeeper, Owner at Iron Horse Inn
Responded 10 Jul 2018
As an Innkeeper you find yourself in the laundry room when you can think of any other place you'd rather be, or working your flowerbeds in spite of simmering heat; rushing to ready rooms for guests while hoping you don't overlook anything, and then wishing them a pleasant evening and a nice dinner out, while wondering if all that needs doing has been done so you can get your own meal. Then guests come along who touch your heart with their sincere appreciation of all that you have to offer, and seeing your efforts to provide all the comforts of home, and you are reminded why you chose to open up your home. I thank you for your kindness and look forward to your return. Rhiannon
Sharon C
Reviewed 5 Jun 2018via mobile
Such an adorable home! Clean, comfortable, nicely decorated and quiet (of course, it was a Thursday night and we were the only ones there). We’ve stayed at a lot of B&Bs and this one ranks right up near the top for us. We loved the continental breakfast in the privacy of our room. The mini fridge was stocked with fruits, cereals, yogurts, juices, etc. and a basket of baked goodies were left outside our door. Can’t say enough good about our experience. We will definitely be back!
1 Thank Sharon C
Response from IronHorseInnkeeper, Owner at Iron Horse Inn
Responded 6 Jun 2018
Thank you! You've just made my day! Now I'm off to groom the flowerbeds. : )
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 15 Apr 2018
We had never been to a B&B before, but this was the perfect experience! Rhiannon was so sweet and helpful. The house was well kept and clean. All the rooms were full but our room was always quiet. We stayed in the sweet dreams room and we loved it! The trolley stops right outside the inn too! We will definitely stay here again.
Thank wallis319
Response from IronHorseInnkeeper, Owner at Iron Horse Inn
Responded 16 Apr 2018
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. It's the positive feedback and kind patronage that keeps me gong as an innkeeper, and willing to contnue sharng my home. I'll look forward to your return! Rhiannon
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Kim R
15 December 2017|
Response from Rhiannon H | Property representative |
Dear Kim, Greetings from the Historic Iron Horse Inn! Yes. We offer beautiful gift certificates mailed either to you or your recipient. Simply give us a call to (573) 486-9152. The dollar amount can be of your choosing... More
Room Tips
"Each room is different so just check out their website for a good description of each unique room"
4 Aug 2018
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"The Iron Horse Inn is a B & B. Upstairs rooms have king size beds, downstairs have queens."
4 Oct 2016
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"2 upstairs rooms might be a problem for persons with limited mobility."
17 Aug 2016
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"we had the room with the large garden tub - it is very close to the chimes overnight"
15 Aug 2016
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US$154 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMissouriHermann
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