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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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🍳 Calling all foodies! 🍽️ Get ready to sharpen your culinary skills for our highly anticipated 2024 cooking class schedule is on its way! 🎉🎉🎉

Whether you`re a beginner home cook or a seasoned chef, our cooking classes will take your kitchen game to the next level. Discover new flavors, learn expert techniques, and unleash your inner chef with our diverse range of hands-on workshops.

Make sure you stay in the know and subscribe to our newsletter or visit our Events and HappenINNS page for all the intel!

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🎁 Looking for the perfect gift? Look no further! Purchase our gift cards today and give the gift of unforgettable experiences. Whether it`s a peaceful retreat in our cozy lodging, a fun-filled cooking class, or an exciting event, our gift cards have it all covered! 🌟

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful friends and followers! 🍁🦃 We hope you are surrounded by loved ones and enjoying a day filled with gratitude and delicious food! 🥧✨ As we take a moment to reflect on all that we are thankful for, we want to express our deepest appreciation for your unwavering support and loyalty throughout the year.

#HappyThanksgiving #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #headsstore #thelodge #studioinn

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Reserve your seat at our whimsical Holiday Tea Lunch taking place Fridays and Saturdays at Head’s Store throughout the Christmas season. This Friday and Saturday are our first teas of the season! 🎄🫖

Location: Head’s Store
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Price: $35/person

November 24 & November 25
December 1 & December 2
December 8 & December 9
December 15 & December 16
December 22 & December 23

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Join us at the Old Barn Inn Restaurant 🌟THIS🌟Friday and Saturday night for a casual raclette buffet (grilled beef and shrimp skewers, fruit and vegetable kebabs, and assorted miniature desserts) and cash bar. Fireplaces will be roaring with complimentary wassail and s’mores. Additionally, the gardens will be aglow with holiday decor and music. Come make merry!

Location: Old Barn Inn
Dates: Fridays and Saturdays: November 24 and 25, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Price: $40/person for raclette buffet (Price includes service fee. Advanced purchase required. Full cash bar available).

#apresski #christmasvillage #oldbarninn #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #christmas2023 #funnightout

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🍽️ Start your week off in the most delicious way possible with Sunday Suppers at Head`s Store! Gather your loved ones and join us for a memorable dining experience in our historic setting. ✨

Time: Breakfast 9:30 - 11:30, Supper 11:30 - 5:00
Price: A la carte pricing.
Reservations recommended –

#sundaysupper #headsstore #theinnsatstalbans #homecookedmeal #comfortfood

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Christmas starts early at The Inns at St. Albans, and we hope you`ll come to view some splendid decor, cozy up at a roaring fire, savor some festive fare and experience the magic filling the air at Christmas Village!

This year we`re bringing back some beloved traditions and introducing some new ones! Don`t delay in purchasing tickets when required!

#christmasvillage #innsatstalbans #theinnsatstalbans #holidaycookingschool #openhouse #holidaytea #headsstore #holidayparties #christmas2023 #christamasactivities

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Don`t forget us on Sunday! Every Sunday from 9 - 11:30 am we offer breakfast, and then 11:30 am - 5 pm we have our Sunday Suppers at Head`s Store.

Sunday Suppers are the perfect opportunity to gather with friends and family, indulge in delicious homemade food, and enjoy some quality time together. We`ll be serving all your favorites, from fried chicken and biscuits to meatloaf to mouthwatering desserts and much more. Come hungry!

Reservations recommended. Email

#sundaysupper #homecookedmeal #friedchicken #catfish #chickenandbiscuits #headsstore #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans

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We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween! 🎃👻 ...

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Come check out our fall foliage colors that have emerged quickly at The Inns at St. Albans! We would love to have you for a visit, lunch, a stroll around our lake, or a hike. You won`t be disappointed with the scene that Mother Nature has created at The Inns at St. Albans!

#stalbans #fallfoliage #theinnsatstalbans #thelodge #headsstore #outdoors #stlouis

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🍁 New Fall//Winter Hours!🍂

Starting Wednesday Head`s Store will be open:
🕒 Friday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
🕒 Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
🕒 Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

#NewFallHours #AutumnVibes #EmbraceTheFall #saintalbans #theinnsatstalbans #headsstore

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Host with the most when you hold your corporate holiday party or night with friends at The Inns at St. Albans. Our winter wonderland at Old Barn Inn – complete with stunning decor, roaring fires and holiday music – is available on Saturday evenings for private events. From formal occasions with seated dinners to more casual gatherings with finger foods and signature cocktails, we can bring any and all visions to life. Email us at for more information.

#holidayparty #corporateparty #christmasparty #companyparty #companyevent #stalbans #theinnsatstalbans #holidayparty2023

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Happy fall y`all! Come by and see us and take in our gorgeous views! We invite you to take a walk around the lake or a hike on Studio Trail through Engleman Woods.

📷: Patty Stockell

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