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Black Oak Inn Guest House Is An 1895 Cottage, In A Historic Town in Wine country

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Quaint Cottage In Quiet Neighborhood, 2 Bdrm, 1 Bath, Stocked Kitchen- Large Yar

This little cottage sits under a mighty Black Oak on a quiet street in downtown Hermann. The guest house will be all yours, and will fit up to 4 guests. We are in the heart of historic wine country, with many wineries and breweries close by. Hermann was founded by a German group in the early 1830's and most of the buildings are still standing and remain vital today. There are shops, museums, restaurants, and more attractions. The house has 2 bedrooms upstairs with queen size beds that share a newly remodeled bathroom. It has central air and heat, and a completely stocked kitchen and bbq grill should you choose to eat in. The living room is equipped with a satellite flat screen TV, games, movies and CDS. You will be provided a delicious coffee cake and fruit. Coffee and teas are onsite. Even popcorn is there for you to snack on. The house is decorated in an eclectic country cottage style, with hardwood floors throughout, and many antiques, and creative décor. The yard is full of seasonal flowers, and herbs. We provide you with scissors and bags to cut them for your dining. Relax on the patio and listen to the church bells nearby or walk this safe charming little town and see our many local attractions. We take reservations by phone, for your security. Please call us at 573-486-1519


Owner
Tom & Kathy Durham
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Tom & Kathy Durham

We are artists and sign designers that do many of the local signs. We also run an antique shop with many unusual items and gifts. We have 4 children between us, some in Kansas City, and St. Louis. Our grandkids love to visit us here to enjoy the town and all it has to offer. We are only 3 blocks from our guest house, so if anything was needed, we are close by to help. We pride ourselves in service and cleanliness. We offer many amenities other guest houses don't. Many of the decorations are from local artists and are for sale, they will have a small price tag on them, just let us know you are interested!

Tom & Kathy Durham purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Tom & Kathy Durham chose Missouri

This guest house gives you the privacy you won't have in a hotel or typical B & B. We are situated on a quiet residential street, 1 block from the main street in town, with all the shops within a few blocks. You won't ever be renting with another group, and if just one or two of you want to rent the whole house, you can! We have special rates during the week, and military discounts! We reserve most weekends for a 2 night stay, however in the off season, or last minute booking we can sometimes do 1 night..depending on the weekend. Sunday through Thursdays are available for one night.

What makes this cottage unique

We love our quaint house, since it is loaded with charm, and has been lovingly restored . The stairs are unique corner stairs, with the original 1895 handrail that curves. The windows are all original with wavy glass too! The beautiful tall windows and ceilings add to the quaintness. We love to garden, so you can walk our gardens and see our cute shed. Sit on the patio set with umbrella for outside dining. Sip coffee in the back garden in the morning, smell the lavender growing, watch the birds and butterflies. In growing season, we provide sheers to cut herbs and use in your cooking. Parking is curbside, but only 10 feet away. Come visit our little piece of Heaven in Hermann, MO!

Amenities

Hermann Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • smoking allowed ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Wood floors and ceiling, bead board walls, new tiled large shower, all new plumbing, shared by both rooms Hair dryer, first aid items provided
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Augusta Woest Bedroom - 1 queen , crisp ivory colors, named after one of the early owners
    Hensley Room - 1 queen , Named after the original land owner, approx 1800
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Notes:
Breakfast is homeade bakery goods, with in season fresh fruit and juice. Coffee always in stock as well as teas. Popcorn available at all times

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

Black Oak Inn Guest House Is An 1895 Cottage, In A Historic Town in Wine country
average rating of 4.9 based on 10 reviews
4

Comfortable, relaxing, and great location!

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location! Wish we could have used the lovely seating areas in the yard more, looked very inviting. Beds were very comfortable, rooms had plenty of space. Kitchen was nice, very homey.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Carla! We loved having you, thanks for the review. You will have to come back when its not raining to enjoy the patio!
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5

Absolutely wonderful🏡

  • 5 of 5

We were there for a girls weekend and the house was absolutely wonderful!! The trolley even picked us up at the front door. We will definitely be back...

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks Kim for the nice review!
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Kansas City
5

Super cute and comfy home!

  • 5 of 5

Really close to everything! Very charming - had orange juice, bottled water, and a pastry cake for us. Water was very needed after doing the Wine Trolley tours.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You Andrea, hope you visit us again!
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5

Perfect for our girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Five of us recently stayed at the Black Oak Inn over a 3 day weekend in October to celebrate our year of turning 30. It was our first trip to Hermann, and we couldn't have been more happy with the house!

It is more spacious than it appears in the photos. We slept two per bedroom upstairs and one on the couch in the living room. There was an extra fee for out 5th person, but there are sheets, blankets and pillows provided for the couch.

There is only one bathroom, but we also used the kitchen to get ready and it worked out fine. There are plenty of towels and washcloths provided. Two or three can easily get ready in the bathroom at the same time. It's recently been renovated and is super cute. The whole house is cute and spotless!

Kathy had fruit and homemade pastries at the house. The kitchen is also stocked with all the basics: coffee/creamer, tea, oils, spices, plates, pots, pans, etc....

We enjoyed our morning coffee on the new back patio. There is patio furniture, a grill and fire pit, cute gardens, and feels pretty secluded. They are planning to fence the back yard in eventually.

If you come in on the train, plan on being picked up to get to the house. But once you're bags are at the house it's within walking distance of the two main streets, Schiller and 1st street. We used Rhine Valley Shuttle Service to pick us up from the train and also to drive us on a winery tour. Plan to book them a week ahead on a busy weekend.

Be sure to visit the owner's (Tom and Kathy) shop on Schiller Street, Type Style Signs, Antiques & Gifts! It's super cute!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Black Oak Inn and plan to book again in the future. This was perfect for a girls trip and there was plenty of room for the 4 of us. We loved the privacy, the full kitchen, separate dining room, the back patio, large shower, etc. As previous reviews mentioned, the breakfast was great and there were plenty of towels, which is definitely appreciated. The window AC units did a great job keeping things cool in the bedrooms. If you have trouble with stairs, you may want to be cautious when walking on them as they are typical for this style of home (a little steep), but we didn't have any problems! We loved the look of the cottage and that it was so clean. We definitely felt at home! Check in/out was easy as the location to pick up the key was only a couple of blocks away. The cottage was within walking distance to shops, restaurants, and Hermannhoff. We also took the Hermann Trolley which picked us up/dropped us off right at the door. The trolley will take you to several wineries/restaurants throughout the area and the typical wait time was 15-30 min. We would definitely recommend the Black Oak Inn to friends and family!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Columbia, Missouri
5

We loved this house!

  • 5 of 5

Black Oak Inn was a lovely place both inside and outside. The place was clean, open, we loved the decor! Every time you turned around you saw something else that was adorable. The kitchen was well equipped with plenty of room, continental breakfast delicious pastry, coffee and fresh fruit. Newly remodeled bathroom upstairs, we had 4 women with one bathroom and all ended up fine! The 2 bedrooms were also upstairs with their own air-conditioning window units, bed were very comfortable. We spent time outside in the garden both morning and evening, beautiful setting. There was a grill outside as well but there are such good restaurants in Hermann we could not imagine passing those up. This house is easy walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. We bought a Trolley unlimited pass for Saturday ($20, 10 am to 10 pm, they will pick you up at this house and drop you off), we did not get into the car from Friday when we arrived until Sunday afternoon when we left!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
St. Louis Mo
Nearest Barpub
Hermann Mo
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hermann Park
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Hermann Mo
Nearest Motorway
15 Miles
Hwy 70
Nearest Restaurant
15 restaurants
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Eureka Mo
Car: recommended

Zip line-approx. 10 mi. Race track 12mi. 2 historic museums, Amtrak 3 blocks away, Restaurants, 7-10 wineries within 20 mi., Unique historic German town, with an event or activity almost every weekend. We are walking distance to most attractions. A trolley is available for those who want to come in on the train or not drive while in town. Call to reserve, 573-486-1519

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Rates & Availability

Hermann Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Octoberfest
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
Flat fee
 
 
Oktoberfest
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
$700
Flat fee
 
 
Oktoberfest
Oct 27 2017 - Oct 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
$750
$2,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$250
$1,250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 11.1%

special weekday rates Monday-Thursday : 1 bedroom=$175 Mon-Thursday 2 bedrooms-$200 Mon-Thur
one night stay available Mon-Thursday only

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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