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The Schiller House Bed & Beverage | Garden CottageWelcome to The Schiller House, a Bed & Beverage! Originally a stable for the Main House (our other listing), the Garden Cottage was built new in 2007 and has since been stylishly designed as a relaxing, private retreat in the BEST location in Hermann's historic district. • 500 sq ft private suite with King bed, seating area and kitchenette • happy hour drinks upon arrival • outdoor spaces: a covered patio with bistro table & chairs, as well as a spacious yard and patio with chiminea for fires • amazing location a short walk to shops, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, museums, a winery, brewery, distilleries and the Amtrak Station • Hermann Trolley picks up in front of the house for winery touring
Apple Tree B&BHigh atop Hermann! You can now book just one or both bedrooms. Just message me and pay for the extra guests and you can access both rooms with your private code. Private entrance to clean and comfortable bedroom and private bath, also a small kitchenette with microwave and mini fridge, coffee and homemade apple bread for breakfast. Short hallway leads to 2nd bedroom with its own bath. Second room is smaller in size but has own bath and can be closed off for two couples or small families.
Jett Haus Suites - Suite 4 - 1 Bed/KitchenetteJett Haus Suites are located in the heart of downtown Hermann, MO at the corner of Market Street (Hwy 19) and 4th Street. The location is ideal for walking and exploring Hermann. Crown Suites is directly across 4th street and features a large patio with live music on weekends. Ricky’s Chocolate Box and Hermann’s Bakery are across Market St. There are a number of coffee shops, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries and antique shops and other unique stores all within a couple blocks.
Hermann was incorporated in the 1830s after its 11,000 acres of land were divided and purchased virtually sight unseen by a German settlement society in Pennsylvania. Their goal: to build a new town in the American West that would replicate a traditional German riverside village, similar to those in the Rhine Valley. The area’s steep, rocky terrain proved challenging, but Hermann’s pioneering settlers made an agricultural investment that would seal the town’s fate: vineyards. Within just a few decades, Hermann boasted the second-largest winery in the nation. With Prohibition, Hermann became all but a ghost town. But with the revival of its vineyards in the 1960s, this town of 2,500 people is once again known for its wine, as well as the gorgeous landscape that bears the fruits of its labor. Coupled with stunning valley views, lively festivals, and 19th-century architecture, Hermann is an old-world destination revived for modern getaways.
Located about 70 minutes west of St. Louis, Hermann is served by St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Once you’ve arrived in town, traversing on foot is doable. Though Hermann isn’t all that big at 2.5 square miles, its points of interest are spread out enough that walking isn’t ideal. Most locals and visitors travel around town by car, although Hermann’s proximity to the popular Katy Trail State Park means there are occasional long-distance bicyclists weaving around, too.
Hermann has something to offer you in all four seasons, though its warm-weather festivals are added incentives to book a visit. With deeply rooted German heritage, it’s no surprise that the town’s biggest festivals follow German traditions. Maifest takes place the third weekend in May, when greenery and flowers bring the town to life; and Oktoberfest is spread over four weekends in October, when the valley bursts with autumn color. Other popular times to pay a visit correlate with Wurstfest in mid-March, helping to seal Hermann as the sausage-making capital of Missouri; and the Rhythm and Brews festival, held annually in June. While Hermann’s half-dozen wineries are open year-round, fall is perhaps the most beautiful time to explore the wine valley.
You’d be remiss to visit Hermann without taking a drive along its beautiful wine trail. Spanning 20 miles, the trail connects seven family-owned wineries between Hermann and New Haven. Wineries are open year-round for tastings and tours, and several events throughout the year offer opportunities to explore them in detail.
Stretching 240 miles across the state of Missouri, the Katy Trail is the longest recreational rails-to-trails project in the United States. Hermann marks a significant spot: the 100-mile marker on the trail (with a presumed start in the east). With picturesque bridges, scenic outlooks, and even a few major cities in its path, it’s a lovely way to explore beyond Hermann’s town limits.
Perched on the northeast edge of town, the Hermann Farm dates from the 1840s, and has preserved many of its iterations along the way. Its current owners, whose family has managed the farm for more than a century, maintain the buildings as a replica of a typical 1850s Missouri farm.