An Authentic Experience
‘After every matter arranged we set out’ ~Lewis and Clark
For more than 175 years the Carter-Rice building has stood silently collecting stories about St. Charles, its residents and visitors. Now known as the Boone’s Lick Trail Inn, the building has been located along Historic Boone’s Lick Road since 1843. All of our accommodations provide an atmosphere of historic authenticity, appointed with fine antiques and comfortable period reproductions.
We want to let our guests know we are NOT serving breakfasts at this time due to the fact that our dining space will NOT accommodate County Health Dept. required 6ft spacing for parties and we must remain virtually contactless. Our City/County area does NOT have a mask mandate. This is a difficult decision but if a guest goes to area restaurants or establishments while staying with us, we can not control guest spacing in our dining room and other guests being exposed due to size and table arrangements. Due to extra protocols required by Covid-19 for your safety and our staff’s safety, we do not allow check ins or early arrivals in person BEFORE 4:00. Our cleaning protocols take every amount of time between guest stays as well as allowing the rooms to fully sit as required by CDC. We must coordinate with you for arrival times, key procedures and parking. We do appreciate your understanding as we navigate the hospitality we provide our guests, but safety is most important at this time. We have substantially discounted rates due to these requirements. Call or text with any questions (314) 575-2925 Venetia, Owner & Innkeeper
Our 1928 Arts & Crafts bungalow cottage three room suite is the most popular room at the inn.
Our newest addition on the river side of the Cottage.
Enjoy a larger room with a bird’s eye view of Katy Trail and Missouri River from a small private balcony.
This main Inn guest room looks out onto the hustle and bustle of South Main Street just as the pioneers readied their wagons for the long trek West at this very corner.
Guest Room Three
One of two queen rooms on a gallerie wrap around porch, this room has a private entrance out onto the porch to watch the hustle and bustle of the Historic District.
Guest Room Four
One of two queen rooms on a gallerie wrap around porch, with comfortable porch seating to watch the hustle and bustle of the Historic District.
Guest Room Five
One of two rooms on the garden level of the Easterly wing of the Inn, close to the Main Inn dining room.
Guest Room Six
One of two rooms on the garden level of the Easterly wing of the Inn, closest accommodation to walk out parking.