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Escape to Missouri's Most Storied Setting


Nestled on acres of scenic rolling hills near the Missouri River, The Inns at St. Albans offers warm hospitality in a magnificent, historic setting. An inviting destination for overnight stays, outdoor weddings, corporate meetings, dining events and private parties, we welcome you and yours to gather, retreat and celebrate amidst our pastoral surroundings. 

Once considered America’s western frontier, this land was first charted by Lewis and Clark. Three historic properties anchor The Inns at St. Albans. Old Barn Inn was originally built as a barn in 1840. Today it operates as an intimate indoor dining and outdoor event venue. The Studio Inn was built by renowned architect, Theodore Link, the designer of St. Louis Union Station. In the early 1900s, the estate served as the summer home of Irene Walter Johnson, wife of Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Company. Guests can now indulge in overnight stays and open-air celebrations at the Studio Inn. A staple of the St. Albans community since its establishment in 1892, Head’s Store continues its tradition of offering sustenance and a gathering space for our community. 

The stories here abound. Come create your own.


The International Choux Co. – the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans offers two types of CookINN classes throughout the year:

  • Casual instructional experiences featuring cooking demonstrations, signature cocktails and great shopping
  • Immersive weekend culinary instructional camps led by nationally acclaimed cooks, bakers, food professionals and best-selling authors
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  • Old Barn Inn
  • The Studio Inn
  • Head’s Store restaurant
  • The Lodge
  • St. Albans Lake
  • Hiking Trails
  • Gardens
  • Outdoor Pavilions & Patios
  • Tiered Grass Landscape
  • Waterfall Ceremony Site
  • Studio Hill Vineyard
  • Cottage and Whole-Home Accommodations
  • WiFi
  • Lakeside Playground

What They're Saying


I just wanted to say again how wonderful our wedding was on Saturday night. We have heard from many of the guests, some who have told us it was the best wedding they've ever been to. I know the Bride and Groom enjoyed themselves and from the dancing, I'd say the guests did as well.

Ruth J.2019

My sister and I traveled to St Albans to take a cooking class. The cooking class was really fun and well organized. It was well paced...a good mixture of learning and leisure. We did learn a lot but still had fun. Hospitality was second to none...the owners and staff really wanted to take care of us. I am already planning my next trip back!

C. SoozgoCulinary Camp Guest

We went hiking today to soak in some of the beauty of fall in the Missouri countryside, and stopped at The Head Store for lunch. This cafe is located in an original 1892 store, the current owners have done a great job in restoration.

Head's Store Guest

We stayed at the cottages at Old Barn on Easter weekend to celebrate our 41st anniversary. The properties are beautiful, meticulously tended, extremely clean and simply beautiful. The [Head's Store] breakfast is a must! We will be back and have already referred to friends and family.

Christine W.Old Barn Inn Cottages

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Join us for a primer on pies where we’ll demonstrate a fail-proof crust, techniques for filling, and the best sweet and savory recipes! This "Pie Time" CookINN class is scheduled for September 15th and spots are going fast!

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Join us! At our next CookINN Class, "Pizza Party," we'll master the art of creating colorful, savory pizzas from the comfort of one's own kitchen. Create the perfect pie with new combinations of toppings and the best cheeses while sipping on a cocktail and enjoying fun conversation. Few spaces remain!

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Want a unique morning activity as a part of our Summertime Seafood CookINN weekend classes? We’re going to market! Snag a seat on the shuttle bus at 9 a.m. for a fun and educational excursion to Tower Grove Farmers Market in St. Louis, followed by scrumptious lunch at Peacemaker Lobster & Crab at 11:30 a.m.

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A little bird tells us space is limited in the August 18th birding classes with naturalist and artist Angie Jungbluth! Sign up now for a two-hour morning or evening session aimed at strengthening observational skills in the field and drawing abilities with a sketch pad. No artistic or birding skills required to attend, and both the novice and veteran birders will find it well worth their time to learn from this accomplished instructor. Each class is just $30. Or kill two birds with one stone by booking an overnight stay in conjunction with your visit!

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Flashback Friday to our wellness weekend. We indulged in a full weekend of health, wellness, mediation, barre, sound bathing, reiki, and fresh eating. It was a perfect weekend to dedicate to our mind, body, and soul.

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End the work week on a high note with outdoor dining, live music and a lake view! Every Friday night through October we have our Porch Party and we would love to have you join us!

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You won't want to miss our September 23-24 CookINN class "Comfortably Elegant Entertaining" with Sheri Castle.

Up your hosting game with tips, tricks and menu inspiration from one of the best! We’ll cover cocktails, appetizers, entrees, desserts and everything in between. Leave these sessions with newfound skills, ample recipes to reproduce at home and some good Southern lore.

Book your class now! Ask about our special discount if you book all 5 classes and stay the weekend at The Inns at St. Albans.

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Join us for our "Summertime Seafood" CookINN class August 12-13 with Christine Burns Rudalevige.

These classes will walk students through the process of selecting and preparing different types of seafood. Recipes covered include sea scallop lollipops, spicy crab hush puppies, Bloody Mary shrimp shots, smoked salmon mousse and cucumber canapés, and seared sesame tuna bites.

There is something for everyone in this complete weekend course. Join us for one class, or all 5 and stay the weekend. Book now!

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Overdue for some fun on the fairways? Get a foursome together for a day on the links followed by a night or two at The Inns at St. Albans, and you've got a getaway to remember! With access to nearby golf courses based on availability, inviting overnight accommodations and convenient dining options on premise, our property makes for a quick and easy escape with friends. Simply book your room, cottage or whole home online then add the "Golf INN" package as an enhancement to your reservation.

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Happy 4th of July from all of us at the Inns at St. Albans 🇺🇸🎆

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