What time is check-in on my day of arrival?
Our check-in starts at 4:00 p.m. You may check-in anytime after 4 p.m. if you so choose. We ask each guest to call the Inn number 30 min before arrival time. We are within 20 min of the Inn. But we do need to set a time to greet each guest. Again, please communicate that time with us. Call the main landline number or text 314-575-2925.
When time is check-out on my day of departure? And do I need to see the Innkeeper?
Check-out is at 11:00 a.m. We ask that you let us know if you plan to leave earlier so we may plan our departures with all guests accordingly on busy mornings. As long as we have taken your payment we can also discuss a key procedure for early departures.
May our party arrive late after 9:00pm?
Yes. We can also plan a key procedure for late arrivals.
Where do I park my car and is it off-street?
Both of our Inns have off-street parking. At the Boone’s Lick Inn, the parking is on the South side of the building designated by ropes. Boone’s Colonial has parking directly behind the building along the public two-way alley.
Boone’s Colonial Inn’s guest entrance is at the BACK of the building. Enter the public alley to reach the Inn. Boone’s Lick’s parking entrance is off of Main Street. Our main common doors stay locked at all times for all of our guests comfort and safety as we are in a busy active retail/dining area.
May I arrive early and park in your lot?
No. We permit vehicles according to rooms and the sizes of vehicles as we monitor our lot. Early arrivals must contact the Innkeeper to park. We actively tow vehicles not permitted so that our guests may have parking. Large vehicles or large trucks may not fit in our lot. One vehicle per room.
Does the Inn have Wi-Fi?
Yes, we have very strong and reliable Wi-Fi available. Login information is located in your room.
Do the Inn rooms have television?
Yes. All rooms are equipped with HD television.
Do the Inn rooms have private bathrooms?
Yes. All rooms at both Inns have private bathrooms. Each room at Boone’s Colonial has a jetted tub and shower. Boone’s Lick Trail rooms have a combination of styles. Some are standing shower baths, some are tub and shower combinations and one room has a jetted tub and shower.
Breakfast at Boone’s Lick Trail Inn has been suspended due to County Health spacing requirements for in house dining during Covid-19. We can not deliver meals to guest rooms. As noted we have substantially discounted rooms due to this amenity not being available at this time. We have coffee makers in all rooms.
What is your Cancellation policy?
We ask that as a small inn, you understand our need for ample notice of cancellation. A full refund will be made if notice of cancellation is given at least 10 days prior to a Friday and/or Saturday night reservation and 14 days prior to stay during holidays, festivals, special events or any night during October or December. A minimum of 5 days cancellation notice is required for Sunday through Thursday night reservations.
For cancellations made after the required deadlines a refund, less a $65.00 service charge, will be made if the inn is able to rebook the accommodations. We sincerely appreciate your patronage, so please inquire if you have any questions regarding this policy.
How do I cancel my reservation?
You must CALL to cancel a reservation via telephone. Cancellations can NOT be made via the booking engine or online or via email.
Do you have smoking rooms or allow smoking?
No, We are a FULLY non-smoking Inn. Smoking is allowed outside in designated areas only (no smoking on balconies or porches). If it is determined by the Innkeepers that smoking has occurred in the room or these areas, a $400 cleaning charge will be added to the credit card. There are no exceptions at either Inn on our policy.
Do you allow bridal parties to get ready at the Inn or may I have friends over during my stay?
For Bridal/Groom Parties the room you have reserved is for two people. Maximum 3 people by prior fee arrangement when booking. We want you to enjoy your day however, the rooms are not large enough nor do our insurance requirements allow for wedding parties to get ready before ceremonies in rooms with multiple people. We offer several common areas for a fee for this activity. Please inquire if you need a space other than the room to ready for a ceremony or event.
Can your Inns accommodate group reservations?
Yes. We ask that you call to book these rooms. We generally offer a discount on 3 or more rooms. In addition our common spaces have restrictions for group events that must involve the Innkeeper for planning purposes.
Do you allow children?
We love children and they are welcome. No childcare is provided. There is an additional fee for extra persons in room ages 2 and up. Rate is based on double occupancy. If a cot is needed please contact us.
Do you allow sleeping on the floor?
No. We can provide a cot for a fee.
Consumption of alcohol is permitted (Bring your own).
Open all year round. Thanksgiving Day, Christmas/New Year’s has limited housekeeping services. Discounts available for corporate guests (single occupancy). Please inquire via phone.
Check-in time is after 4:00pm and check out time is 11:00AM. An additional hourly check out may be arranged for $75 subject to room availability.
Book direct on our secure website to get the best rates. Feel free to call with questions or book via phone as well. 636-947-7000(landline) or text 314-575-2925. If you do not get a response within 2 hours try again.
Your four legged Colonial friend (dog) is welcome for a $35 fee. It is our policy to enter rooms daily for safety and security of the entire Inn regardless of pets. Please make arrangements with the Innkeeper during your stay if you have a pet.
What safety protocols do you have in place for Covid-19 at the property?
Each room is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized between stays. This includes all linens washed and replaced, surfaces, light fixtures and door handles wiped with commercial grade antibacterial cleaning products, and rooms aired with fresh air and allowed to rest before the next stay. Boone’s Lick Trail Inn is 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 shops that are not practicing social distancing while staying with us, we can not control them coming to our dining room and other guests being exposed. We do request masks be worn in our common area spaces and encourage you to wear a mask while shopping and visiting restaurants in our community. Due to these 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 and key procedures. We do appreciate your understanding as we navigate the hospitality we provide our guests, but safety is most important at this time.
What does Saint Charles have to offer?
Historic Saint Charles has 120 small quaint shops, 33 restaurants, 88 restored 19th century buildings, the Art Foundry building, the Lewis and Clark Boathouse and Museum, the Katy Trail, the North Main Entertainment District, the Streets of Saint Charles Lifestyle Center and the Frenchtown Historic District. We also offer 14 annual special events. More information: www.discoverstcharles.com
How far are you from the St. Louis International Airport?
Approximately 10 miles or 15 minutes
How far are you from downtown Saint Louis?
Approximately 22 miles or about 25 minutes
What makes Saint Charles historic?
There are many historic characteristics since we were founded in 1769. One of the most important is that it is from the banks of the Missouri River that the Lewis and Clark Expedition began on May 14, 1804 and ended on September 23, 1806. A historic sign along the Katy Trail near the southern end of Frontier Park marks the campsite for the expedition. Historic markers abound throughout the historic district. You can explore our history at www.discoverstcharles.com or at http://preservationjournal.org/pioneers/SMPS/SMPS.html
Is Saint Charles safe to walk around?
Yes, very safe. However, it is just like any other place you visit in this world: be aware of your surroundings and practice safety precautions.
What is the Katy Trail?
The Katy Trail is a 200 mile long State Park for hiking and bicycling. It begins here behind the Inns and goes to Clinton, Missouri.
Are there any annual events in Saint Charles?
Yes. Please access www.discoverstcharles.com for a list.
Where is the wine country?
If you follow First Capitol Drive, which becomes Highway 94, it will take you into the wine country. A gorgeous country drive featuring nine wineries and quaint small towns as well as the Daniel Boone Home. It is approximately 22 miles to the first winery.
Can I swim or boat in the Missouri River?
No. The Missouri is a very dangerous river with major undertows and wing dikes that create whirlpools. Please be extremely careful near its banks.
Where can I get more information about Saint Charles?
How old is the Inn?
The Carter Rice building, built originally in 1843, represented one of the most seriously deteriorated and endangered properties in the area prior to the commitment of Paul & V’Anne Mydler. The Mydlers spent six years restoring the building to National Historic Trust standards. In 1987, as they neared completion of the restoration and preservation of the Greek Revival structure, the St. Charles Historic District National Register boundary was increased to include 1000 South Main Street, today home of the Boone’s Lick Trail Inn. To further understand the building’s fascinating history, you can read more about it here: Boone’s Lick Trail Inn History
What river runs close to the Inn?
Missouri River. It flows North here due to the Earthquake in the early 1800s.
Can I see the River?
Yes. The river you see is the Missouri River. Some rooms have direct river views, other rooms have partial river area views meaning once you step out your door.
Are the Inns haunted?
No, the Inns are not haunted.
Do you host dinner parties or family gatherings?
Yes, however space is limited. Please see notes on Group reservations and contact us for more details.
Do you allow weddings?
Yes. Please check with the Innkeeper.
Who do I call if there is an emergency?
If it is a public safety or public health emergency, please call 911 and the Innkeeper on call by dialing the main inn number. If there is any other issue such as excessive noise or other concern, please do not hesitate to call the Innkeeper. Many times we don’t find out about an issue until the next day. We want your stay to be relaxing.
Where can I bicycle?
If I bring my bicycle, is there a safe place to keep it?
Yes. At the Boone’s Lick, we have a shed that is locked and at Boone’s Colonial we have an alcove under our porches. We suggest all biking guests bring locks for your bikes.
If I am traveling the Katy Trail, where can I leave my car overnight?
The City allows bicyclists to park in the public parking area behind the Boone’s Lick Trail Inn. You simply leave a note in the car that you are bicycling with a contact phone number.
Our Request: Our Inns are a historic treasure and a generational family passion. We only ask that you immensely enjoy your stay, immerse yourself in the romance of the 19th century offered at our Inn and soak up the ambiance throughout Saint Charles. Please treat our building and historic Saint Charles respectfully so others can share in the experience. Find your Colonial self!