Roll up your pants legs for fun and charity at Stone Hill Winery's Grape Stomp on Saturday, August 14. (It's also lots of fun to just watch.) Registration opens at 11:00, stomping starts at 1:00.

Hermann's second annual Country Fair, September 11-12 at the Hofgarten, will feature demonstrations and displays of life on the farm.

The next  Hermann Wedding Trail on Sunday, September 12, will give engaged couples and their families a chance to the latest changes and improvements in our wedding packages—from new appetizers and dinner entrees to more flexibility in the way we do flowers and cakes. Come see why Hermann is the perfect choice for your wedding, anniversary celebration, or meeting.

Teams from around the Midwest will fire up their grills for the BarBQ & Brats Festival, September 24-25, a Kansas City Barbeque Society-sanctioned event.

Oktoberfest, Hermann's most popular festival, will be here before we know it. There'll be four weekends of gorgeous fall color, oom-pah bands and brats on the grill.

Hermann's Calendar of Events

Did you know?

  • Chef Rhonda's herb garden is no longer a secret. Cottage guests frequent it daily to snip fresh herbs for their dinner. We even provide plastic bags and scissors.
  • Chef Rhonda is using deeper silocone pans to give our heart-shaped cookies a new look. The taller cookies have a surprise inside--a Hershey's milk chocolate square or caramel kiss. 
  • Our gluten-free Fiesta Soufflé continues to grow in popularity, with an average of three Inn guests a day selecting it as their breakfast entree.
  • We were pleased when our ongoing search for greener cleaning products turned up a replacement for a rather harsh chemical tile and floor cleaner. Guests and staff alike benefit from safer cleaning products.
  • We are making some long awaited improvements at the Village, creating more parking spaces and finishing the area west of the Gazebo.

Dear [fname],

Hermann Hill Salutes Those Who Serve

This year on Veteran's Day we wanted to do something special--really special--to show our appreciation to the men and women who serve our country. We kicked around several ideas and finally settled on the obvious.

On Thursday, November 11, we will give away all our rooms to current and former members of the military.

Winners will be determined by a simple email lottery. If you are a veteran or on active duty, simply email us your name, unit, and when and where you served. Winners will be announced in our September newsletter.

Liven up the Dog Days of August

The last two weeks of August are normally slow at Hermann Hill as guests transition from summer to fall. To encourage mid-week stays we are expanding our popular Summer Solstice Special to include all multiple-night mid-week reservations from August 15 to 31.  Sunday-Monday and Thursday-Friday reservations  also are included.

Staff members are the heart and soul of Hermann Hill

Returning guest often tell us how much they appreciate seeing the same Hermann Hill staff members year after year. In a rapidly changing world, it's nice to know there are things (and people) you can count on.

Mindy Bloch, who joined the Hermann Hill family in October of 2000, wears lots of hats. You may see her at Chapel events, assisting the chef or managing the dinning room. At the Inn she prepares breakfasts and checks in guests. Mindy's sons, Dayton and Colton, are 8 and 3.

Last month's "threads" winners shared their idea of the perfect getaway.

Sonja and Alan of Olive Branch, Mississippi, write . . .
We just walked into another country!  That's how we felt as we stepped onto our balcony at the Inn. Our first stop was the "Forest of Gongs" where we rang the "Soul Mate" gong 15 times for each year of marriage this trip is celebrating.

The KATY trail is a delight. We saw rabbits, birds, deer and a flock of geese. We settled back in at our room just in time for the famous "knock" for cookies, ice cream, and chocolate sauce.

For our next adventure we toured the cellars at Stone Hill Winery, then had a traditional German Schnitzel for lunch. Larry at Adam Puchta Winery insisted that we sample nearly every wine. At OakGlenn Winery we sat on the porch with Carol, the owner, reflecting on the journey that brought us all to such a gorgeous place.

The Lees of St. Louis write . . . Our stay here was all about unwinding and relaxing. We sat on our deck and enjoyed the view, then ate dinner during the most amazing sunset. Later we star gazed from the hot tub.

The next morning we enjoyed a waffle and fruit breakfast, then checked out the town. We loved all the quaint little shops. We spent the afternoon visiting wineries. With a few bottles in hand, we returned to our cottage for more grilling, sunset watching, and hot tubbing. We are both in agreement—this was a perfect getaway! 

We couldn't have said it better ourselves . . .

Sometimes guests do a better job of telling our story than we do. One particularly eloquent writer described the true meaning of a Hermann Hill getaway:

"Too often the puzzle pieces of our lives get jumbled into such a mess that we can no longer recognize the magnificent portraits they are when joined together in harmony.  At Hermann Hill, we were able to align our puzzle pieces again so that our lives paint that beautiful picture."  

Don't let summer slip away with taking time for your own perfect Hermann Hill getaway. Call 573-486-4455 today.

Your innkeepers,