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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.


  • 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
  • International Choux Company, the cooking school of The Inns at St. Albans
  • 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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Love is always in the air at the Inns at St. Albans!

Looking back on a wedding we had earlier this year. Beautiful couple and wedding party overlooking the lake.

Let us help make your wedding dreams come true!

Photo: Zach&Rosalie

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Did you know? The International Choux Co. recently moved to a newly renovated building at the Inns at St. Albans. Its name pays homage to Oscar Johnson, co-founder of the International Shoe Company, and his wife Irene Johnson, the visionary who cultivated St. Albans’ beauty and tradition of hospitality throughout the early 20th century. 📸: Karl Lund Photography

Special overnight accommodations rates for class participants. Check out all our culinary camps and classes this summer:

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Individual CookINN Classes Now Offered on Weekends!

Choose from Friday "Lunch and Learn" classes, and "Happy Hour and Appetizer Demonstration" classes, a Saturday morning chef-led activity, an afternoon cooking demonstration at International Choux Co., or an exclusive evening al fresco dinner. And if you want to make a full weekend of it, sign up for all five sessions at a discounted rate and stay overnight at The Lodge!

Check out the schedule for the June 17th Jeff Ross class on "Foraging Edibles":

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“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. ” —Robert Browning

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at The Inns at St. Albans!

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Be sure to read St. Louis' dining newsletter this week. The Insider Tip is your spring motivation to "Get to Class"!

"A new series of immersive weekend culinary instructional camps led by nationally acclaimed food professionals and best-selling authors kicks off this season at the cooking school at The Inns at St. Albans." St. Louis Magazine

Read more here:

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The Inns at St. Albans take the corporate retreat to new heights with awe-inspiring views, gourmet catering and add-on options like cooking and mixology demonstrations, golf outings, and target-shooting and recreation opportunities. First-rate accommodations include 28 overnight guest rooms and meeting space for 25. Let our serene escape breathe new life, perspective and purpose into your team.

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Are you looking for a unique location for your meeting or corporate retreat? The Inns at St. Albans offers meeting spaces for small groups in a casual setting as well as larger spaces with full audio visual capabilities and overnight accommodations. Your group can enjoy lunch at Head's Store, hone their culinary and mixology skills with a CookINN class or browse our unique gifts at Honey Bee Point. Come have a look!

Call 636-458-0131 or send us some information:

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Summer is right around the corner and it is time to start planning a list of things to do! How about a hike at St. Albans? Head's Trail is steps away from our Farm House, which sleeps eight throughout its three bedrooms and bonus room. We offer a variety of accommodations for families large or small. Start planning your family reunion or summer getaway now!

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Spring has sprung! Come visit us at the Inns at. St. Albans!

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Our new Spring hours start this week at Head's Store!

Open Thursday through Sunday 9am - 5pm; closed M-W with some holiday exceptions.

Go to link in bio to check out our full menu!

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Happy Easter from all of us at The Inns at St. Albans!

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Let The Inns at St. Albans serve as the setting for your next corporate retreat, holiday office party or other private event. Conveniently located a short drive west of St. Louis, our splendid surroundings and seasoned event staff guarantee a gathering for the memory books!

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Did you know that in addition to our CookINN classes, the Inns at St. Albans is offering a full slate of culinary camps starting in May?! The International Choux Co. will welcome a host of accomplished experts for a range of classes on foraging edibles (Jeff Ross), artisan bread making (Judith Fertig), summertime seafood (Christine Burns Rudalevige), comfortably elegant entertaining (Sheri Castle) and the art of making Southern Italian-style pasta (Domenica Marchetti).

Book your culinary camp weekend now!

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Easter brunch at the Inns at St. Albans is SOLD OUT -- but Mother's Day is right around the corner on May 8th! Make her feel extra special this year with a delectable brunch provided by The Inns at St. Albans.

Book your reservations now or even make a weekend stay out of it! We offer a variety of room accommodations for the whole family!

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Mothers Day is May 8th. Have you made your brunch or weekend reservations yet? Let The Inns at St. Albans make it easy for you to celebrate your mother, wife, daughter, or special women in your life.

Our delicious buffet will feature chilled salad, carving, omelet and sweets stations, along with a kid-friendly menu. Make it extra special with a weekend stay in one of our cottages and truly let her relax and enjoy herself.

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A new series of five immersive weekend culinary instructional camps led by nationally acclaimed cooks, bakers, food professionals and best-selling authors will be presented by the International Choux Co., the cooking school of the Inns at St. Albans, beginning May 13-15 and running through November 2022.

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