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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
See CookINN and HappenINNS Schedule


  • 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

Connect With Us

Whether you’re shopping for that extra-special someone, a foodie friend or the loved one who has everything, a gift card to The Inns at St. Albans fits the bill for any and all occasions.

Available in increments of $100, gift cards can be redeemed on:
• lodging at any of the resort’s accommodations;
• Head’s Store purchases;
• HappenInns events; and
• other activities/costs affiliated with a visit to The Inns.

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Hurry act now!!

With the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, now’s the time to make those Christmas Village reservations! The festivities get underway Thanksgiving weekend, so don’t delay in reserving seats for lunch and dinner at The Inns at St. Albans.

Throughout the duration of Christmas Village, we’re offering discounted rates on rooms at The Lodge and on whole-home rentals.

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We're opening the doors of The Studio Inn for one night this holiday season to celebrate the full cold moon, and you're invited to come see our storied estate bedecked in Christmas splendor while sipping on a signature cocktail and sampling a spread of appetizers and desserts. While there, tour the spectacular artwork on display throughout the exquisite estate. Tickets are $45 per person and include parking plus shuttle transportation to and from the estate.

Join us at The Studio Inn on Wednesday, December 7 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Get your ticket now!

It’s beginINN to look a lot like Christmas at Missouri’s most storied setting! There are lots of opportunities to get in the spirit this season, and we welcome you and yours to join in the festivities starting Thanksgiving weekend. Join us!

This year’s Christmas Village experience includes:

🎄 Holiday Open House at Honey Bee Point
🎁 High Tea Lunches at Head’s Store
🎅🏻 Friday Night dining events at Old Barn Inn
🎄Saturday Wine Dinners at Old Barn Inn

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Join us! Next weekend at our Italian CookINN classes, we still have spots available at the Tavern Creek Happy Hour and Appetizer Demonstration on Friday, November 11.

Sicilian cuisine is the focus of this fun event. Observe our chef creating two appetizers – a caponata (tapenade made with eggplant, tomatoes, olives, capers, served on top of crostini) and a scaccia (thin dough rolled and baked with cheese, tomatoes, and basil) – while sipping on an Aperitini.

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Yes we plan a lot of weddings at the Inns at St. Albans but did you know we were equipped to handle corporate events too? An easy drive from the hustle and bustle of St. Louis, The Inns at St. Albans takes the corporate retreat to new heights with awe-inspiring views, historically significant surroundings, and nourishment for body and mind alike.

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"Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a chance to spend the weekend with a gaggle of girlfriends, The Inns at St. Albans offers luxurious accommodations in a pastoral setting about 45 minutes west of St. Louis."


Join us November 11-12th for our Italian weekend CookINN class dinners with Chef Mary Andino. Our daytime sessions sold out FAST! Make sure you get your tickets to our evening events before they are gone.

Friday, November 11th we have our Tavern Creek Happy Hour and Appetizer Demonstration where Sicilian cuisine is the focus of this fun event.

Saturday, November 12th enjoy our Evening Chef’s Dinner at the Old Barn Inn Restaurant for a three-course dinner.

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Join us for the weekend of November 11-12th for our Italian weekend class. Come explore the different regions’ approaches to food and learn techniques and ingredients necessary to create an authentic Italian meal. With a focus on preparing fresh, quality ingredients in a simple way that allows their flavors to shine, we’ll spend the weekend exploring the cuisines of Florence, Sicily, Sardinia, Southern Italy and Venice.

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Join us for our last SIPInn Sunday of the season, Sunday October 16th. Come for a quick drink or stay the entire afternoon to savor the sights, sounds and flavors of our historic setting! Live music, great food, and lake views!

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Fall has arrived at The Inns at St. Albans. 🍁 Come visit us to see for yourself. Shop at Honey Bee Point store, join us for lunch at Head's Store, or come stay for a long weekend. 📸: Mike McCann

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