Easter Weekend Activities

Paint Your Own Chocolate Bunny • Fish Fry • Easter Tea • Easter Brunch


Spring Tea Events

at Head's Store


CookINN Classes

Exciting Culinary Class and Weekend Announcements!


Mother's Day Brunch


Corporate Retreats & Events

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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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Spring’s arrival signals the return of the entertaining season! Snag some easy, make-ahead recipes and expert tips for hosting with the most while still being able to enjoy yourself when bestselling cookbook Judith Fertig, Author headlines at our cooking school April 13-16. Choose from a variety of demonstration classes and dining events, or join us for the full lineup of festivities coupled with a stay at The Lodge. Either way, you’re sure to leave inspired to start celebrating!

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Join us on Good Friday for a fish fry! 🐟
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Head’s Store
Reservations required.

Join us for an Italian weekend culinary class with Mary Andino! March 24-26. 🍝
Reservations required.

Join us for a traditional St. Patrick’s day meal 🍀 Get your tickets now! ...

Hey kids! Come to our cooking school the week prior to Easter to paint (and take home!) your very own chocolate bunny. Reserve your spot now, and we will be ready for you with kits (one bunny and edible colored chocolate paint), instructions, snacks and beverages. Two sessions available. Reservations required. Limited seating.

Sunday, April 2, 2023
Morning Class: 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Afternoon Class: 12:30 to 1 p.m.


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You never know what'll happen when there's a full moon out … unless you head to The Inns at St. Albans for a CookINN Class!

Themed around the name of the night's full moon, these festive evenings include cooking demonstrations at International Choux Co., 3 course dinner with drink and/or wine pairings. Tickets are $100 per person. Full moon nights are April 6, June 3, August 30, September 29, October 28 and December 28. Visit our website for more info and menus.

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This St. Patrick's Day, you're in luck! The Inns at St. Albans is serving dinner with traditional Irish fixings and holding Irish-themed tea parties over the weekend. Dinner at Head's Store on Friday, March 17, features corned beef, fried cod, cabbage and more. Snag a sitter for the wee ones and head on over from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., join us for more merriment over high tea and lunch, which includes a glass of wine or Prosecco. Please note that our Sunday tea and menu are geared toward little leprechauns.

Get your tickets now!


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Make it an Easter🐰 to remember in the beautiful surroundings of The Inns at St. Albans! Come for Easter Day breakfast, lunch or the entire weekend for an egg-specially momentous celebration. The breakfast and lunch buffets at Old Barn Inn on Sunday, April 9, feature a scrumptious spread (separate menus for each seating), plus Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars.

Reserve your table for either the 10 a.m. breakfast or 12:30 p.m. lunch seating. Additionally, we’ve got rooms at The Lodge, one-bedroom cottages and whole-home rentals for guests seeking an easy escape for the weekend. Bring your loved ones to our peaceful setting bursting with spring blooms for hiking, biking, lake activities, golf outings and relaxation. We’ll let the Easter Bunny know you’re here! 🐣


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If you haven’t heard, tea time is THE time to be at Head’s Store! Grab your gal pals or loved ones in the days leading up to St. Patrick’s Day, Easter and Mother’s Day for traditional tea time beverages and bites, plus a glass of wine or Prosecco. Our lunchtime teas start at 11:30 a.m. and take place Thursday through Saturday or Sunday. On March 19, April 8 and May 13, we’re welcoming children and offering a menus and sips geared toward our youngest tea-goers. Advance reservations required.


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Save the date(s)! An extremely talented slate of chefs will be headlining at International Choux Co., the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans, this spring and summer. Join us for a CookINN class or entire weekend of activities centered around Italian cuisine, easy entertaining and cooking with cast-iron. Space limited, so act fast!


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Come Here for Corporate Retreats With a Twist! Anxious to mix it up, literally, at your next corporate retreat? The Inns at St. Albans invites you and your team to round out a day of intense meetings and serious business with a live cooking class. If golf, hiking or mixology class sound like a better fit, we can arrange for those types of team-bonding activities too. A true one-stop shop for corporate events, our destination offers inspirational surroundings, flexible meeting space for 24, onsite catering services and 24 guest rooms. Inquire now to see what a change of scenery could do for your company.


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Hop on over to The Inns at St. Albans on Easter Day for an egg-specially delicious spread of classic brunch favorites. Choose from breakfast or lunch seatings, each of which feature a unique menu, plus Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars.

Reserve your spot now or make an entire weekend out of it with an overnight stay at The Lodge, an Old Barn Inn cottage or one of our whole-house rentals!


#easter #easterbrunch #easter2023 #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #brunch

Join us April 13 for our CookINN class, "Easy Spring Entertaining"!

It’s the time of year where we’re entertaining with our Mexican themed spring CookINN class! Join best-selling cookbook author Judith Fertig for an afternoon or evening class at International Choux Co. where she’ll show us how to whip up some impressive appetizers, main dishes and desserts you can make ahead then serve to rave reviews!


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Some bunny told us Tea is back at Head’s Store for Easter weekend! 🐰 Grab a friend or bring the family for sweet and savory bites and beverages.

Thursday-Friday, April 6-7, 2023 – Adult Tea
Saturday, April 8, 2023 – Children’s Tea
11:30 a.m.
Reservations required


#eastertea #easter #easter2023 #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #hightea #tea #headsstore

Join us for an Italian Cooking Weekend March 24-26 with Chef Mary Andino.

While one often thinks of Italian cuisine as just one type of food, in reality, the country’s gastronomy greatly varies depending on which of its 20 regions you find yourself in. Come explore the different regions’ takes on pasta and sauce 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. We’ll also delve into a bit of Italian history and culture along the way.


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Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! ☘️ Don your green for a festive dinner buffet featuring Irish favorites. Seats are limited so book now to make sure you’re in luck!

Friday, March 17th
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Head’s Store
Cash Bar


#stpatricksday #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #stpattysday #cornedbeef #headsstore

Introducing a series of Full Moon Nights at The Inns at St. Albans! 🌕

A full moon means celebration night at International Choux Co., the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans, so get ready for fun for a night of cooking demonstrations, light dinner and accompanying beverages.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

See the list of full moon dates, themes, and to get your tickets now:


#fullmoon #fullmoonnights #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #cookingschool

Join us for an Italian CookINN Class on March 23rd!

Come to International Choux Co., the cooking school at The Inns at St. Albans, to explore the different Italian regions’ approaches to pastas and sauces at either a daytime Lunch & Learn or an evening Demo & Dinner led by Italian expert and chef Mary Andino.

Each class features a three-course, light bite menu of salad, shrimp linguine and biscotti paired with prosecco.

We also offer a full Italian class weekend if you are looking for a more immersive instruction and a getaway at one of Missouri's most storied settings.


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