Float above the crowd in this 2nd story Art Deco era Commercial Building Loft and enjoy the peace and tranquility of a large private room and bath suite, well stocked, cozy library and all the comforts of home.
We offer 1- 2 Suites in the Liermann Loft - a 6000 SF rehabbed, re-purposed, 1929 Furniture Store, custom-designed Loft. We occupy the 3rd Master bedroom suite. John and I are Urban Pioneers and invite you to enjoy a snippet of the adventure, without the subsequent commitment.
Each is a relaxing, spacious room with a queen bed and a Jack & Jill bathroom, featuring a (shared) Jacuzzi bath & shower. The Jacuzzi is always ready for soaking or bubbling.
If you do book a suite with us, you will receive a Confirmation that includes our HOUSE MANUAL. Please be sure to read the Manual, as it contains important info regarding check-in AND OUT etc, that you will need if we are not available when you arrive.
We are 2 freeway exits from Downtown, or about 5 miles. It's 40 minutes by bus, 11 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bicycle (we do have a bicycle) and 1.5 hour to (website hidden) Louis doesn't have the most extensive public transit, but there IS a bus stop right at our corner.
Coffee or tea in the morning is included in your stay. And of course a real breakfast is available downstairs at the cafe.
We prefer that you not cook an entire meal in the kitchen- we are just too busy to deal with the consequences. Warming something up in the microwave is fine. You are welcome to store something small in the fridge if needed, but we expect you will be going out for most meals. So many fun options nearby!
Your own Café!
Well, sort of.
We own, operate and live above Urban Eats Cafe & Bar+, and the Urban Arts Collective., in the Liermann Loft. The Cafe is a neighborhood cafe with a social enterprise mission: Revitalization using the vehicles of food, art and gathering space to create community. The Cafe boasts a full line of espresso drinks, real fruit smoothies, unique, mouthwatering, sophisticated breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees, appetizers, soups, salads and desserts, made with premium fresh ingredients (no iceberg lettuce here). Urban Eats has substantial offerings in the Vegetarian and Vegan categories and crew is trained to help with any special dietary needs.
Oh yes, let's not forget- the Cafe DOES have a full bar, complete with fresh-juiced cocktails (like the delightfully refreshing Rum Bunny- freshly juiced carrots, ginger, pineapple and orange juice mixed with rum.) Get some real food in you, along with your preferred Happy Juice. You can finally feel good about feeling good!
Ok, back to the Liermann Loft itself:
We have two friendly dogs, Marley, a 70 pound Weimeraner, & Jasper, a 5 pound Yorkie, who will be happy to love you up, or remain in their own world of doggie delight in our Suite, if you prefer. They are cool with either scenario.
Dogs are not allowed on the furniture, btw.
St Louis is an incredibly accessible small city, with many cultural institutions offering free admission. What’s not to love?
Our building is located in south St Louis City, two blocks East on Meramec from Grand Avenue, a major thoroughfare, on one side. On the other side, we are about 8 blocks West of Interstate 55, which takes you EVERYWHERE (including one exit North to the Anheuser Busch Brewery with its free tours) . Did I mention we have the original Ted Drewes Frozen Custard just West, at the intersection of Meramec and Grand?
We are South of:
The Missouri Botanical Garden is just north of us off Grand, as is Tower Grove Park with all its historic Pavilions. We are just south of the SLU campus, and all its attendant amenities. The Liermann Loft is also one block South of the Thomas Dunn education Center and beautiful Marquette Park, replete with tennis courts, soccer and rugby leagues and City outdoor swimming pool and Rec Center. Again, our Loft is very convenient to Downtown, including such sites as City Garden, the Museum and the Arch, Stadium, Soulard, Lafayette Square, and Benton Park. Very close to Antique Row and the Cherokee Arts district, music venues such as Off Broadway, BB’s Jazz Blues and Soup, and much more. You may want to bring bicycles and explored the city on two wheels. We have a spare bike guests can use, tho you may have to air the tires..
We are North of:
Are you a Y member? We have a brand new $22 Million dollar YMCA and Waterpark just 16 blocks South, located in historic Corondelet Park. You can get your Urban Eats fix at our Y concession, Urban Eats Parkside, too, FYI. There is also a Schnucks Grocery, several fast food joints, QDoba, Starbucks and Office Max in Loughborough Commons, on the South side of Carondelet Park.
Ask us about the History of Dutchtown, Stringtown Road, the French Connection, and the Streetcar turnaround! We love to share. We are right on a Bike St Louis Path and one block away from the historic St Anthony of Padua Catholic Church and Franciscan Friary.
Interested in Historic Walking Tours? Our Staff Historian and Author lives just a few blocks away and is available ala cart or may have a tour planned that you could join.
The Café has occasional Karaoke nights, Art Shows weekly, Board Game Meetups monthly (6-midnite) Sunday Brunch and a variety of other fun things going on.
Across the street is Winkelmann Drugs, a 3rd generation family drug store, Maude’s Market for locally sourced fruits, veggies and other St Louis area products, a variety of antique shops and to die-for-resale shops.
Great restaurants of all kinds reside here- many of them are here in South City and very easy to get to from here. Thai, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Vietnamese, classic American, German, Iron Barley, a neighborhood favorite featured on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives a couple years ago. Not many real reasons to cook, but you would be welcome to do so, in our kitchen- we have knives and cutting boards and gadgets.
Did you know St. Louis has many choices in pizza? We can tell you where to get any kind you may fancy: from thick crust to thin, Chicago style to New York style, from traditional to adventurous.
There are lots of great breakfast options, from the Café downstairs to within a mile or two. Maybe have an early coffee in the Loft library, and then your full breakfast in the Café while you catch up on your email (free wifi) or favorite magazine, or browse the new art or books by local authors. Browse further afield and sample some other local eateries.
Close to Downtown City Center, Conferences
We are quite close to Downtown and many unique historic areas (Soulard, Lafayette Square, Benton Park, Shaw garden Neighborhood, Tower Grove South, The Grove, little Mexico, the Hill, Grand South Grand International district), and easily accessible to downtown, which is great for guests attending conferences and trainings at the downtown hotels.
We are not as accessible to the Central West End or Washington University and the Delmar Loop, so guests who have lots to do in that part of town will find this location a little bit out of the way. We are 7-10 miles to that very separate part of town, and no real direct public transportation.
No TV in the bedrooms, but there is a TV and a computer and all you need to relax and watch a movie or a game. Wireless internet throughout the building, of course.
Check in is after 3 PM, but before 10 PM, please. Check out is 12 noon
We are generally on site, in the Café or our other offices downstairs, occupying the Master Bedroom suite or otherwise easily accessible via text.
Getting around & Parking
Bikes are very useful in the city. And a vehicle makes it really simple. Just about anywhere you want to go can be reached in 30 minutes or (website hidden) Louis has virtually NO traffic issues compared to cities like Chicago or LA.
We have no garage or "secured" parking. There is PLENTY of street parking, so you’ll be just like us, the natives. We do have a couple spaces OFF the street that might be available, but they are not covered and they back onto our alley. So, as in any urban area, you would not want to leave belongings visible inside your car.
Its a city neighborhood, so it doesn't have the (usually false) patina of suburban "safety". Crime can happen anywhere, and does. We live here, we park our cars on the street, we walk our 4 pound Yorkie at midnight. But we are city & travel savvy people. In general, if you are more comfortable operating in any suburb than in any city, you should probably stay in a suburban location.
Free 2 hr parking on Virginia, our side street, or free parking half a block north or south of us.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$30 / night after 2 guests|
|Weekly Price:||$540 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1300 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Wonderful space in a nice location. I wouldn't have stayed anywhere else!
Fantastic couple. Fantastic place. They were extremely accommodating, gave great recommendations to eat, and have a gorgeous home - the pictures do not do their loft justice. I would highly recommend staying here.
We immensely enjoyed our stay at Caya and John's place. The loft/space is beautifully furnished. Eclectic, and warm. While we rented a car to drive around town, it was very convenient for us to have access to the Urban Eats Cafe below. The food is great - I loved the combinations provided, and could seriously eat there everyday if we weren't living all the way on the west coast. Truly appreciated the heater in the room, although we were lucky enough that when we visited, the weather started to warm up after hanging around near 45-50 degrees (for someone having grown up in CA, this was cold). :) Our room came with its own bathroom. Quiet area with plenty of parking around. Close to main bus lines for public transportation.
Caya and John were so kind and accomodating during our stay at their loft. Our room was clean, warm, and comfortable. The loft is beautiful and we could not have been happier with our choice of accomodations. We had a wonderful time in St. Louis thanks, in part, to our wonderful hosts!
John and Caya were both very gracious and welcoming. We solicited and took their advice about where to get dinner and it worked out swimmingly. Highly recommended.
Great location and housing. Couldn't ask for a neater place to stay!
Caya and John were wonderful hosts. One of my priorities during my stay was to learn more about St. Louis, and Caya and John delivered in spades. Their Liermann Loft/Urban Eats enterprise is a St. Louis story in its own right. I highly recommend visiting.
I really enjoyed staying with Caya and John. They have a beautiful, artsy loft in a nice quaint neighborhood within driving distance to downtown and the college area. They let us use their bike and borrow an extra backpack which was so handy and allowed us to explore St. Louis by bike. That really made the trip for me. We had a great visit. Thanks so much for having us Caya and John!
Caya and John are very nice and the loft is spacious and unusual and in a very interesting neighborhood. Note the shared shower room as described.
Most will remember the arch when they think of their first trip to St. Louis but I will remember John, Caya, Marley, Napoleon and Jasper, Chinese dinner, wine, brunch at Urban Eats, tomato fest, and a perfect nights sleep. Thank-you for making my short trip to St. Louis an adventure in Dutchtown! I will certainly return!