Gasconade County Courthouse~Hermann Missouri
Crossing the Missouri River at Hermann, via the Christopher S. Bond (Mo Senator 1987~2011) bridge.
This view, from our lodging, shows the Hofgarten at the foot of the hill. You can see several trucks and trailers parked nearby. The vehicles belong to businesses participating in the annual Wurstfest. These businesses are family owned and operated.
In the distance, you can see the courthouse. The Tin Mill Brewery is to the left (grey building). On the right side of the photo, The Elevator can be seen. The building with the mansard roof, seen in the background is the Festhalle. We have visited antiques shows in the building, in the past. These days, the Festhalle is The Inn at Hermannhof. The hall is still used as a venue for antiques shows and other events.
Hermann Star Mills building is across from the Festhalle.
Looking toward the Hofgarten. The stone cottage, on the hillside, with the deck/porch across the upper floor, is the one where we stayed.
The banners on the iron fence are advertising Wurstfest participants.
Looking from a hillside vineyard toward the Missouri River. This is one of the views on the drive up to the cottages.
Norton was our suite, in Hermann Haus. The suites are named for wines. The suite on the upper floor is Champagne. There are two suites in this cottage.
A historic house (Circa 1840), the stone for this unique structure came from a house built on land granted to the family of the first male child born in Hermann (This information is from The Inn at Hermannhof website).
The arched doorway is the entrance to Norton. The double doors to the left is a closet. The floors are heated flagstone throughout.
Attention to detail is amazing.
Wine and cheese supper on our private terrace, Saturday evening. It was a tad chilly but we were determined to have supper outdoors and managed just fine.
Breakfast is served each morning, for guests of the inn, at the Festhalle.
We have enjoyed visiting Hermann many years, in all seasons, whether driving over for lunch or for various festivals. This was our first “sleepover”. We hope there will be more.
Information for the Norton Suite is found HERE.
Hermann Missouri has a rich history worth exploration.