Several guests wrote journal entries in January, describing the thrill of watching a gorgeous winter sunset from their Village hot tubs, complete with ice floes and eagles soaring over the river —a reminder of why, year after year, Hermann Hill is Missouri's most popular B&B.  Photo by John Wilding


Grapes to Glass
February 13, March 20, April 17

A special behind-the-scenes VIP tour and tasting at Stone Hill Winery, limited to 40 participants. Advance tickets ($25/person) required. Call 800-909-9463.

Fasching Ball
February 13

Puttin' on the Ritz is the theme of this year's Fasching Ball at the Hermannhof Festhalle, a great way to glam up your Valentine's Day weekend. The $25 ticket price includes food, music and dancing.

Chocolate Wine Trail
February 20-21

Tickets are currently sold out for this popular event, which features romantic chocolate and wine pairings at seven wineries on the Hermann Wine Trail. Call the Welcome Center, 800-932-8687, to check for last-minute cancellations.

March 27-28

Celebrate the Best of the Wurst at the 31st annual Hermann Wurstfest. Highlights include samples and sales from the state's leading purveyors, sausage-making contests and demonstrations, German music and dancing, and the ever-popular Wiener Dog Derby on Sunday afternoon.

Hermann's Calendar of Events

Guest share their Hermann Hill stories

Billy and Amy Baudendistel of Cape Girardeau and Ross and Janet Rochat of Clayton are the first winners of our new Hermann Hill Threads contest, in which guests take pen in hand to tell us about their stay. We'll be posting these and other threads on our web site.

Guests now receive a one-page form at check-in that includes a few prompts to help organize their narrative. Aliases are allowed. (Maybe we should have had a best alias contest—January's included Tiger Woods and Monica Lewinsky.)

Our best-ever winter getaway deal*

Book a two-night stay in February or March that includes a week night (Sunday through Thursday) and we'll warm up your getaway with:

  • A complimentary Chocolate Bowl if you're staying at the Inn. This $60 value includes a bottle of Port Chocolate Raspberry Sauce, two Hermann Hill chocolate lover's mugs, and assorted chocolates, all packaged in a plastic flower bowl with a packet of herb seeds.
  • A complimentary Grilling Bowl if you're staying at a Cottage. This $50 value includes two bottles of Naked Grilling Sauce, a Hermann Hill basting mug, basting brush, and grilling apron, all packaged in a plastic flower bowl with a packet of herb seeds.
  • $20 voucher for Hermann Bucks you can spend however you like during your stay.
  • 10 percent off your second night's stay (Sunday through Thursday).
  • Frequent Stay program credits. After you've stayed 10 nights, we'll send you a gift certificate equal to 10 percent of what you've spent, retroactive to January 1, 2008.

*This promotion excludes Valentine's Weekend, February 13 and 14.

On a personal note . . .

It's an eventful time of life for our family. Our youngest daughter, Kate, married Aaron Wagner last November. We celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary in June. This past weekend we hosted a wedding reception for our oldest daughter, Beth, who recently married Mehdi Ferdowsi.

We feel truly blessed by these events. And we're grateful we can share our good news with all of you, who have become our extended family.

Your innkeepers,