Welcome to a one-of-a-kind B & B that spans more than a century of community engagement. The Inn we are welcoming you into is a former church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests marvel that today’s gracious site, with its many contemporary amenities, originally opened in the Gilded Age to guests in Victorian attire. Since opening its doors in 1895, the Tuxedo Park STL B & B building complex has housed seven different congregations.
The 2nd floor classrooms and nursery rooms of the school house became four spacious guest rooms with private baths. The adjoining original Akron Plan auditorium with its exterior curved wall became the main guest gathering area and kitchen. Guests relax in the 1908 sanctuary, which retains its 24-foot ceilings, original stained glass, and the only two original light fixtures not destroyed by water. The raised altar area holds a private dining area for 24 family members and friends.
You can access the self serve option and book directly online. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call first before booking by phone with the innkeeper. You can also call to schedule a tour for yourself or to view accommodations for out of town family and friends.
Bill and Maureen both grew up in the St. Louis area. They have also both lived overseas, which gives them a perspective into their guests’ needs, whether those guests hail from near or far. They have always been passionate about old buildings and have owned several on the historic register or in historic-designated areas. Bill’s design/construction firm, Kenrick Design/Construction Services, is located in the restored original facility for the Southside Street Car Line, now home to several established and start-up businesses.
Bill continues to design and adapt historic projects throughout the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County and St. Charles. Maureen has entered a new career as innkeeper. An alum of Nerinx Hall and Webster University, both a short walk from the B & B, in many ways she has returned home. Her former careers as an elementary teacher, mother of three, and construction firm office manager have taught her the necessary flexibility and patience for inn-keeping. Add to that hobbies that include local site seeing, hiking, theater, cooking and the French language and you have a host ready to help tailor your stay.