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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

We have a few spots left for our fall CookINN class, "Fall Soups & Desserts" from our Executive Chef Ted Watts and Inns` owner Datra Herzog. Limited spots available in our 5-7 pm class on both October 19th and November 2. Other sessions are SOLD OUT. Get your tickets now and learn how to whip together some delectable soups and desserts for fall! 🍲🥧🍂


#cookinn #cookingclass #soupclass #dessertclass #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans

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Start the week off right with Sunday Suppers at Head’s Store! Bring the family for a delicious meal in our historic setting.

Date: Sundays, starting THIS Sunday, September 17
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Reservations encouraged by emailing info@innsatstalbans.com

#sundaysupper #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #homecookedmeal #friedchicken #kidfriendly #familyfriendly

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We`re fast approaching the time of year when, thanks to fall`s fantastic color palette, The Inns at St. Albans bursts with beauty! You can get an up-close look at both our pristinely landscaped grounds.

On Sept. 28 and Oct. 12, we`re hosting walking tours through the gardens of Old Barn Inn where our guide will offer valuable insights on planting for the St. Louis climate. You can also hear the fascinating history of our hilltop estate, the commissioned art adorning its walls and the vineyard where 620 Norton vines grow below on Oct. 5.

All tours commence at 11 a.m. and include lunch and a glass of wine at Head`s Store. Tickets required.


#falltour #gardentour #historytour #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #happeninns

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Nothing like the stomping of grapes!!! 🍇We had so much fun at our recent Veraison Celebration. The evening included wine, appetizers and lawn games set to live music. Check out additional activities and HappenINNS at our events page:


#makingwine #stompinggrapes #veraison #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans

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We welcomed some Classics on a Sunday drive. We would love to have you spend your next Sunday with us at Head’s Store.

“The thing about being vintage is that it never goes out of fashion.” — Anthony T. Hincks

#classiccar #oldcar #ido #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #bachelorette #bachelorparty #thelodge

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Another rave review for The International Choux Co, the cooking school at the Inns at St. Albans. 🧑🏻‍🍳

Be sure to check out our additional classes and weekends we are offering.


#ravereviews #cookingclass #cookinn #cookingschool #saintalbans #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans

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Introducing Sunday Suppers at the Inns at St. Albans - Join us!

Start the week off right with Sunday Suppers at Head’s Store! Bring the family for a delicious meal in our historic setting.

Date: Sundays starting September 17th
Time: 11:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.*
Price: A la carte pricing.
Reservations recommended – info@innsatstalbans.com

* Breakfast at Head’s Store is from 9:00-11:30 am.

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Fall is the perfect time to come....

Whole home, cottage and Lodge room accommodations available.

#theinnsatstalbans #stalbans #internationalchouxco #headsstore #thelodge #thecottages #getoutdoors #stlouis #destinationweekend #weekendgetaway

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The Inns at St. Albans wishes a Happy Labor Day to all those who wake up early, work hard, and never give up. As we celebrate, let us also remember the importance of rest and relaxation. Take a break and enjoy time with loved ones. ...

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Join us for our LAST Porch Party (tonight) and LAST SipINN Sunday of the season!

Porch Party - Friday, September 1: Common Ground starts playing at 5:30 pm.

SipINN Sunday - Sunday, September 3: Lauren Waters starts playing at 12:30 pm.

#porchparty #commonground #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #livemusic #sipinnsunday #laurenwaters #stlouismusic #outdoormusic

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There are a handful of LAST tickets for next Thursday`s Fall Soup CookINN Class at International Choux Co. Our 12-2 pm class is SOLD OUT, but there are limited spots left in the 5-7 pm class. Get your ticket now!

#cookingclass #soups #fallcooking #cookinn #cookingschool #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #internationalchouxco

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Last call!

In honor of the full moon, we’re welcoming you for an evening titled, Full Blue Moon – “Something Bleu: Celebrating Bleu Cheese” culinary class at International Choux Co.

Participants will enjoy cooking demonstrations, a 3 course meal and drinks or wine pairings.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

$100/person plus tax. Space limited. Advance registration required.

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Don`t forget to join us this weekend.

🌟 Porch Party Friday with live music from Pure Nectar from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

🌟 SipINN Sunday with live music from Matthew Dales from 12:30 - 2:30 pm

Food, drinks, good fun. See you this weekend!


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Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or frequently check our HappenINNS page. We have lots of events coming up and don`t want you to miss out!

We have Porch Parties, SipINN Sunday events, CookINN classes, Full Moon events, Sunday Suppers and SO MUCH MORE.


#happeninns #cookingclass #cookinn #sipinnsunday #fullmoonevents #sundaysupper #soups #desserts

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What`s your dream wedding? Exotic? Traditional? Simple? Elaborate? If you can imagine it, we can bring it to life. Say "I do" to one of our outdoor venues and enjoy 44-hour access to a picture-perfect destination, plus overnight accommodations for your bridal party, rehearsal dinner space and the perfect start to your happily ever after.


#weddings2023 #weddings2024 #ido #idoforever #outsidewedding #destinationwedding #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #dogfriendlywedding #stlouiswedding

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First Class is September 7th! 🥣

Just in time for fall entertaining season, we’re hosting a series of classes focused on soups and desserts ideal for the time of year when temperatures begin to drop and we all start craving some comfort.

Ticket required. Reserve your space before August 30.

#fallsoup #cookingclass #soupclass #cookinn #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #desserts #dessertclass #cookingsoup

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