We open our August 2017 reservation calendar August 1st, 2016 so you can make reservations for the Total Solar Eclipse happening Monday, August 21, 2017. This will be the first total solar eclipse in almost 100 years whose path will cross the entire mainland U.S. And Rocheport is in the totality path! We will experience 2 minutes, 39 seconds of total darkness starting at approximately 1:10 pm that day. We will provide disposable solar glasses for all our guests and have a telescope with solar lens set up for safe up-close viewing. That Monday evening, we plan to host a 'post-eclipse' patio dinner party for our guests.
NEW for the 2016 Season: We now offer our INN guests an early SELF check-in option between 2 and 4 pm daily with advance notice (at least one day before your arrival date). When making your reservation, just add the 'Early Check-in Option' to your cart from the 'Something Extra' tab so we know to have your guest room ready by 2pm. The self check-in instructions will be included in your confirmation letter. We know self check-in isn't for everyone, so our personal Inn check-in will remain between 4 and 6 pm when the innkeepers will greet you and are available to answer questions, help with luggage, etc. Our self check-in procedure is always available for guests arriving after 6 pm; just indicate your estimated arrival time on your reservation form and we will include the instructions on your confirmation letter.
Planning to tour Warm Springs Ranch, home of the Clydesdales? It is just 10 minutes from Rocheport, but you need to book your tour tickets well in advance. Tours are offered daily, 10am and 2pm, except Tuesdays, April through October. Click here for their website and online ticket purchases.
The School House accepts both School House issued gift certificates and BBIM issued certificates. For School House certificates, please provide your certificate number in the Notes section of your online reservation so we can apply that value to your reservation deposit. For BBIM certificates, please provide certificate numbers, face value and purchase date in the Notes section of your online reservation. If we are not notified of your gift certificate details at the time you book your reservation, you will incur a 3% handling fee for the amount of the credit card deposit refunded.
We now offer small group lodging at our 'sister property': The Clark Street Lodge! Ideal for small groups such as cyclists, girlfriend getaways, families, and scrapbooking/crafting retreats, the Lodge has 2 apartment-style units that may be rented separately or together for a 'whole house' group. Each unit has a full kitchen, stocked with breakfast items for a self-serve breakfast. The Loft unit (max. 6) and the first floor Cottage unit (max. 10) are available for online reservations through the School House B&B availability/reservation links. For complete descriptions and photos of the Lodge, please visit ClarkStreetLodge.com .
Guests: Through this summer, Abigail's restaurant serves dinner Wednesday through Saturday evenings by reservation only. Please call them at least a week in advance of your arrival date to make reservations at (573) 698-3000.
An order-at-the-counter lunch with sandwiches, salads, soups, etc. will be available Wednesday through Saturday. Lunch on Sunday is by reservation only. Fall and Winter hours may vary.
The Les Bourgeois Bistro serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and lunch only on Sunday. No reservations are needed, but you may make reservations by calling (573)698-2300.
Their outdoor A-frame winegarden on the blufftop is open daily from Noon to sunset April through October, serving sandwiches, snacks and of course...wine by the glass or the bottle.
Katy Trail Trip Planning:
When planning your Katy Trail trip, we recommend
checking BikeKatyTrail.com for
trailhead services, mileage and user comments for helpful information. MoStateParks.com also
posts current trail conditions and advisories.
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