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the best B &B's to stay along the trail?


My wife and I will be spending our honeymoon biking the entire katy trail from clinton to st. charles...what are the best bed & breakfasts' to stay at along the trail? Is there anything else we should know before we leave this friday 10.17.08...
posted Oct 13 2008 6:01PM - jmhmountainbiker, Hays, KS

If you don't already have reservations at your planned stops, call and make sure you will be able to as October is a busy month on the Katy. Sure wouldn't want to be on your honeymoon and not have a place to stay!
That said, some of my favorites (although there are many more I've never stayed at). In Sedalia, not a B&B but the Hotel Frederick is very nice, historic and charming. Jeff city...Cliff Manor would get definitely get my vote..historic, very nice, awesom breakfast and Thom is great host. Rhineland...the Doll House is always a good stay....not elegant or fancy, but right on the trail, food across the highway and Amanda is a wonderful hostess with great breakfast.
In Augusta, the Red Brick Inn is super...pricy but worth every penny and even a hot tub in the gazebo out back.
Congratulations and enjoy the ride!
posted Oct 13 2008 7:21PM - MAH, Blue Springs, MO

Jefferson City-Briar Rose
Rhineland-Doll House
Augusta-Red Brick Inn

All top notch and run by the nicest people you could ever hope to meet.
posted Oct 13 2008 7:24PM - Arkie

The Hotel Bothwell is in Sedalia and its counterpart, The Hotel Frederick is in Boonville....both are nice as is Rivercene just across the Missouri river north of Boonville. Birks in Hermann is a good stop along with Hermann Hill. Hermann Hill B&B or their "cottages" would be good for the honeymooner.
posted Oct 13 2008 8:00PM - Trek

We rode the trail last month, and I would second previous comments: don't miss Hotel Bothwell in Sedalia and Frederick Hotel in Boonville--both beatifully restored hotels from the early 1900's. The Globe in Hartsburg would be a close second. If one of your nights is in the Rhineland/Bluffton area, stay at Randleman's B&B. (Rocheport also has some places that look really neat on the website, but we did not stay in Rocheport so I can't make a personal recommendation).
posted Oct 13 2008 8:52PM - Dick Gabrriel, Marietta, GA

Forgot to add: there are a LOT of neat places in Hermann, a bit too pricy for me, but you only honeymoon ONCE--so it would probably be worth it!
posted Oct 13 2008 8:56PM - Dick Gabrriel, Marietta, GA

On your anything else to know question.....many of the businesses are closed on Monday. You may want to use this site to help you plan your stops so you don't find yourself hungry with nothing open. We usually carry food and water to get us by just in case.
posted Oct 14 2008 11:48AM - Trek

thank you all for your wonderful input! we can't wait to start the ride! Friday can't come any sooner! this site is wonderful for planning a ride on the katy trail! kudos to you all!!!
posted Oct 14 2008 1:19PM - jmhmountainbiker, Hays, KS

The Sedalia House B&B is also a nice alternative in Sedalia. It is in a quiet country location right outside of Sedalia, but not far from two different trailheads. The owners are very accomodating and even have a special just for us cyclists. I got to their website from the "towns and services" section. Just something else to consider. Oh, and yes, this is a great resourse to go to when planning a trip on the KATY!
posted Oct 14 2008 2:24PM - Craig, KC

Oops...on my earlier post, I did mean the Bothwell in Sedalia. I've never stayed at the Frederick in Boonville.
posted Oct 14 2008 5:09PM - MAH, Blue Springs, MO

We just spent our honeymoon in Hermann, MO, at the Heritage Inn B&B. The Gold Room is the way to go - no window but you don't hear the trains at night either. Gourmet breakfasts were delicious.
posted Oct 15 2008 2:02AM - Mrs. Murphy, Bakersfield, MO

We rode the Katy last month and two places REALLY stand out. The Hotel Frederick is a beautifully restored hotel. Great staff, gorgeous rooms and right on the trail. The other place I can not recommend enough is the Inn at Hermannhoff in Herman. AMAZING rooms with king size canopy beds, heated bathroom floors, a fireplace in both the bedroom AND the bathroom, a WONDERFUL German breakfast each morning, furnishings that are indescribable AND wine with your room!! Probably one of the best places I have ever stayed!
posted Oct 15 2008 11:25AM - Bubink, Omaha

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