Valentine/Galentine High Tea or Children's Tea

February 9-12


Inn Love - Romantic Valentine's Package

Cooking Classes • Cocktails & 5-course Dinner • Overnight Accommodations • Breakfast


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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

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Have you had a look recently at all the wonderful events we have planned at the Inns at St. Albans? There is something for everyone. Plan Easter, Mother's day, join us for a full moon party, or afternoon tea. We would love to have you visit us soon.

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Last call for Galentine's tea! 🫖 We have spots remaining at our Thursday, February 9th high tea. Come to enjoy traditional tea time beverages and bites, plus a glass of wine or Prosecco🍾 and, of course, camaraderie with best friends and love ones. 👯‍♀️

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Make sure you read a recent St. Louis dining newsletter which highlights various places to celebrate Valentine's Day. We especially love the mention of our "Inn Love" package where "restaurateur Ben Poremba has created a special five-course menu “full of aphrodisiacs” and “seductive wine pairings.'"

Looking to plan a corporate retreat? Look no further than the Inns at St. Albans. We have plenty of opportunities for your group (large or small) and have a variety of meeting room spaces to accommodate your needs. We have full food and beverage options in addition to activities and recreational activities for your group. Inquire now!

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You're Invited: Valentine's High Tea at Head's Store!

We're saving seats for you and a loved one, your best gal pals or children to join us for tea time at The Inns at St. Albans in the days leading up to Valentine's Day. Thursday, Feb. 9, through Sunday, Feb. 12, we're holding a traditional high tea at Head's Store daily at 11:30 a.m. Come warm up with a cup and savor a lunch of soup, vegetarian quiche, fresh fruit, chef's seasonal salad and assorted miniature desserts.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, we cater the event to our youngest tea-goers with a child-friendly food and drink menu.

Tickets are $38/adult and $18/child 12 and under. Advance purchase required.

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Our “Inn Love” lineup of events takes its inspiration from beloved Old Barn Inn predecessor, Malmaison. Come mid-day Friday or Saturday to enjoy lunch and sit in on French cooking demonstrations. In the afternoon, a beverage industry expert enlightens us on the proper way to pair wines with a meal. In the evening, return to “Malmaison” for cocktails and a romantic five-course wine dinner.

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Come sip, savor and spend special time with loved ones at our Valentine's High Tea next month. We'll be catering to Galentine's celebrations for the first three engagements on Feb. 9-11. On Sunday, February 12, we invite you to bring your little loves for a Children's Tea. All tea times commence at 11:30 a.m. with limited seating, and reservations are required. Get your tickets now!

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Can you believe it? We are already booking weddings out for 2024 and 2025. For anyone newly engaged or looking to start planning you dream day, contact us now and set up a tour!

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Make sure you sign up for our newsletter and emails! That way you won't miss a CookINN Class, Porch Party, SipINN Sunday, Memorial Day or 4th of July weekends or anything else we have planned for 2023.... and we have A LOT of things on the calendar!

📸: Everyday Wanderer

Happy New Year from all of us at The Inns at St. Albans! 🥂

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Planning a corporate retreat or board meeting for the new year? At The Inns at St. Albans, your group has access to overnight accommodations, customizable meeting space for as many as 30, and fun team-building activities. Mixology class or golf outing, anyone? Our corporate retreat spaces and accompanying catering services are available all year long. Inquire now.

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Best wishes for a joyous Christmas filled with love, happiness and prosperity from The Inns at St. Albans 🎄

#merrychristmas #happyholidays #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #christmas2022

Exciting news, folks! Head’s Store will keep the doors of our historic general store and eatery open Thursdays through Sundays this winter. Now open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and carryout, we’ve tweaked our menu a bit to make room for some new and delicious additions, and daily specials are back. Come visit – all year long now – and get a taste for yourself!

Still have a few people on your nice list? Hit the easy button and wow your recipient with a gift card to The Inns at St. Albans. Redeemable at Head’s Store, toward overnight lodging, or at any of our HappenInns or activities (including cooking camps and classes), these one-size-fits-all packages can be delivered electronically on any date you specify.

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Head’s Store Open All Winter With Updated Menu, Hours

Head’s Store will not be hibernating in January and February as usual! Beginning December 1, the casual dining destination will be open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and carryout. We’ve tweaked the menu a bit, but it still features popular staples plus a few new and delicious additions. Daily specials are also back, and we’ve kept the popular kids menu.