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Wagon Master's Quarters

The Wagon Master’s journey to Boon’s Lick, Saint Charles, Missouri.

“…immense numbers of wagons, carriages, carts, etc. with families, have for some time past been daily arriving.  During the month of October it is stated that no less than 271 wagons, four-wheeled carriages and 55 two-wheeled carriages and carts passed near St. Charles, bound principally for Boon’s Lick.”~ Franklin Missouri Intelligencer, November 19, 1819

“Boon’s Lick was the common centre of hopes, and the common point of union for the people. Ask one of them whither he was moving, and the answer was, ‘To Boon’s Lick, to be sure.‘”  ~ Timothy Flint, 1826

The Wagon Master was one of the integral components in the expedition West or Great Migration. A wagon master had two jobs. He had to keep the wagons moving toward their destination day after day despite all obstacles. He also had to maintain harmony and a spirit of teamwork among the members of his party and to resolve daily problems before they became divisive. A wagon master’s worth was measured by his ability to reach the destination safely and to keep spirits high along the way. He had to do both in order to do either.* (Harvard Business Review, J.S. Ninomiya)

Our refreshed “quarters” will provide you with the utmost rest and relaxation while you immerse yourself in the history of the Inn and its surroundings. The Boone’s Lick Road directly in front of your room offers a comfy king bed as opposed to a wagon bed. With the highest quality of Amity Home luxury linens, sheets and Adaste Turkish towels to enhance your well-deserved evening sleep so you are refreshed. Western expansion décor delights your senses as you step in the room. Room features recessed lighting with an elegant chandelier and includes a coffee machine, saddle snack pack for your trek around town, smart television, iron/ironing board, step in shower(no tub) and quality personal items. Exterior Shutters are on room windows and may be closed at guest’s discretion.

The Wagon Master’s Quarters gives one an opportunity to feel the excitement of an upcoming adventure, but in a way that focuses on your well-being rather than the hardships of travel by covered wagon.


Please NOTE: These rooms are in an active tourism destination pedestrian area. Other rooms we offer are in our Cottage building (2 rooms), Duquettes Westward Supply and Attic Loft. Wagon Master’s Qtrs offers a king bed.


Room is situated off the open porch with comfortable porch seating to watch the hustle and bustle of the Historic District.  Large gallerie wrap-around porch up one flight of stairs. 

Weekday/Weekend: $189- $299 before tax

Rates are subject to change. Holidays, festivals and special events rates vary.