Jeremy and I love, love, love to visit B&B’s and I’ve posted about a couple on the blog before (read about them here, here and here). We decided to do a quick trip to one for a combined Valentine’s Day/babymoon getaway, but it will definitely not be the last! We realized that we’ve been to four in just the past year so I guess you could say we’re kind of addicted haha. Jeremy found this absolute gem of a B&B called White Cliff Manor in St. Mary, MO. You’ve probably never heard of St. Mary, MO but it is a VERY quaint little town near St. Louis and Illinois (the view from our bedroom window was actually of Illinois!) with one of the biggest antique malls we have ever been to! I mean there is literally nothing there but houses and this antique mall. However, if you drive about 30 minutes you’ll start seeing signs for a ton of wineries! They’re everywhere! And thank goodness because we really weren’t sure what we were going to do for dinner the Friday night we were there but one of the wineries, Chaumette Winery, was open for dinner and highly recommended. This place was quite possibly one of the best meals Jeremy and I have ever had. They only use local, seasonal, organic ingredients and wow, does it totally make a difference! If you are ever in east MO near St. Louis, definitely check Chaumette Winery out! I have a few pictures below of our brief but wonderful trip to the B&B.
First up, the cutest little candy shop, Sweet Things, in St. Genevieve, MO which is about five minutes from St. Mary. We tried a couple of truffles and some turtle fudge. Yum!
Pics of our bedroom and the view from the balcony outside our bedroom! The snow was perfect.
Chaumette Winery. There was a huge, roaring fireplace we stared at during our whole meal. So cozy.
I had the Cinnamon Bread Pudding made with their house bread, topped with a locally made apple butter, cinnamon whipped cream and a browned butter/sugar sauce. OMG. I was practically licking the plate. Jeremy got the Dark Chocolate Brownie, which was their homemade, fudgy brownie, topped with chocolate whipped cream and a port infused ganache. Heaven.
This place, The Anvil, was our lunch stop in St. Genevieve before heading home. Some of the best onion rings I’ve ever had, amazing burgers and even chicken livers!!! Yes, I love chicken livers and they don’t show up on menus that often, ya know. We also tried their homemade coconut cream pie and it was delicious!
It was a great weekend and we loved every minute! If you are looking for a cozy, accomodating B&B (with wonderful breakfast), definitely give White Cliff Manor a try!