Bed & Breakfast Inns for Two Tasty Missouri Events

Missouri Bed & Breakfast innkeepers are helping to promote chocolate-dipped strawberries at Bias Winery, chocolate truffle torte at Hermannhof Vineyards, Three Saints Syrah at Dierberg Star Lane, and Brut Rose Sparkling Wine at Stone Hill, because they all add up to romance on the Chocolate Wine Trail. Seven wineries along the Hermann Wine Trail participate in this popular Missouri event. 

Forget your diet and try the chocolate peanut butter cupcake at Adam Puchta Winery. Chocolate can be savory in the Cincinnati chili at OakGlenn, while the semi-dry Villa Rouge at Rӧbller pairs perfectly with cocoa-flavored treats.
Welcoming Missouri inns can be found all along the trail. Reserve the Brick Bungalow Guest Haus to have a space all your own or buy a bottle of your favorite wine to enjoy on the balcony of the Sun Room of The Iron Horse Inn. Burn off the calories from all of those delectable treats with a hike along the Katy Trail then stay at nearby Concord Hill Bed and Breakfast.
Travel to Sainte Genevieve a week before the Chocolate Wine Trail to start early on the chocolate tastings. Downtown establishments will be providing chocolate treats to participants in the February 9 Chocolate Walk Festival. Dr. Hertich’s House, the Inn at St. Gemme Beauvais, and Somewhere Inn Time Bed and Breakfast are all located in Sainte Genevieve and ready to help you start your tasty trip. Just an hour south of St. Louis, Sainte Genevieve is a safe and friendly town with French colonial roots.
Two couples exploring the trail together will latch onto the Brick Bungalow Guest Haus in Hermann where they can make meals together in the fully-equipped kitchen then rest in one of two private bedrooms. Share stories of the day while sitting in the bright sunroom. The whole house is yours to spread out and enjoy. The inn is offering Winter Special rates until March 15, 2013.
You will have the opportunity to meet many people in the wineries along the trail then settle down in the privacy you seek at The Iron Horse Inn. This bed and breakfast in Hermann’s historic district was once the home of a well-respected mayor of the town. The inn is offering a rose and glass of wine to every chocolate-loving woman who stays during the Chocolate Wine Trail event. 
Find even more respite from the crowds half-an-hour away from Hermann at the Concord Hill Bed and Breakfast in Marthasville. Start your day with a big country breakfast and request a lunch to bring with you on the trail. End the day with striking views of the horizon in the Sunset Room or live music in the Great Room. History buffs can visit the original burial site of Daniel Boone. 
The first full-time doctor in Sainte Genevieve lived in Dr. Hertich’s House and today his home's innkeepers prescribe antioxidant-rich chocolate. The inn has risen from the ashes of fire damage in 2008 with upgrades including hot tubs and fireplaces in the king-bed suites. Stay in the Ste. Genevieve Suite to see turn-of-the-century photographs of the town. This might be your chance to stay in your pajamas all morning and request breakfast delivered to your room. 
Continue sampling local wine over dinner at the classic French restaurant at Inn at St. Gemme Beauvais. As the oldest continuously operating bed and breakfast in Missouri, the inn celebrates its history with period décor. A four-course candlelit breakfast calls you out of your comfortable bed beside a gas-burning fireplace. Reserve the Carriage House to have a private cottage for two. 
You can easily stroll to the Chocolate Walk Festival from the Somewhere Inn Time Bed and Breakfast. Movie fans will notice that the rooms are named after characters and venues from the 1980 film “Somewhere In Time.” The outdoor hot tub has been closed for the winter and will re-open on Valentine’s Day. The inn is offering a ten percent discount to guests who mention the Chocolate Walk.

Julie Dietzel-Glair