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Dauphine Hotel Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Bonnots Mill B&B and Inns
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We stayed at the Dauphine Hotel Bed and Breakfast the evening of October 25th on a spur of the moment trip. I called at the last moment and arrived later than expected...Sandra was absolutely flexible and accommodating with our unpredictable schedule.

This old hotel originally built in 1840 is delightful. It has been well restored with all the modern conveniences like central heat/air and wifi, while keeping the charm of this wonderful old piece of history. Notice the rounded thresholds from over 150 years of use. In short the Dauphine is a gem! Sandra and Scott have such a wonderful casual nature that you will feel immediately welcome and at home.

If you arrive in the evening you will find a great restaurant just around the corner to walk to (actually you can walk anywhere in Bonnots Mill!) that is open late on weekends and that was unexpected and appreciated. All roads lead to the church at the top of the hill.

The breakfast at the Dauphine was a cooked to order farmers type breakfast prepared in a team effort by Sandra and husband Scott, with a couple of nice features. Great fresh eggs from the hens that live on the property (be sure to thank them before you leave!) as well as bacon and sausage from a local area farm--REALLY good. There is fresh fruit and yogurt, toast, pancakes, hashbrowns....pretty much everything you could want and more. We truly enjoyed the unrushed relaxing breakfast and conversation with the other guests and with Sandra and Scott (who is an ULTRA marathon runner!!) and learning about the hotel and the little hamlet of Bonnets Mill. It is just what you would hope for at a B&B.

You may not think there is a reason to venture off the main roads to Bonnots Mill...but you would be wrong. The Dauphine alone is worth the detour. And don't worry about the trains...they add to the ambiance and did not keep us up at all. There are earplugs if you need them! We didn't.

Get an up to date map for the area as the "new" highway 50 might not show up on your gps or an online map for a while and you may be misrouted some. If you route yourself to Loose Creek, Missouri and take State Road A off to the north it will take you right to Bonnots Mill and the Dauphine.

You are better off staying at the Dauphine than in Jefferson City...it’s worth the short drive. Bottom line...highly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in Annie's Lavender Room which has a door to the interior stairs and onto the upper fr...
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2014

We recently stayed at the Dauphine which is a lovely B&B. It's very comfortable and a beautiful location. Sandra was great and made us feel very welcome. She gave us helpful recommendations for dinner places that were fairly close, and breakfast was very good with many options from which to choose.

However, I had no idea the trains ran that often and that close to the Dauphine. Luckily, they provided earplugs which helped us get a good night's sleep. If you are a light sleeper, this would not be the place for you.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Just got back from a weekend at the Dauphine. Totally satisfied, planning on returning with friends. I know they won't be disappointed. Very clean, interesting furniture everywhere, beautifully and lovingly rehabbed, excellent breakfast, and best of all were the hosts, Sandra and Scott. You can see in all the little details that they really care about their historic hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We booked 2 rooms for a Saturday night. My wife and I and her sister and husband. We attended a wedding during the day and reception that evening. Wish we could have enjoyed the front porch off our bedroom more. For an old hotel (listed on the register of historic buildings) the bath facilities were excellent. The bed, linens, and pillows were excellent also. The thermostat controlled the AC perfectly. Yes, you hear the train and whistle, but I did not need the ear plugs. It added to the unique quality of our stay. Sandra and Scott were very friendly. We enjoyed sharing common experiences with them during breakfast. Sandra stated the menu for breakfast and each of us chose what we wanted. I remember the fresh farm eggs, thick bacon, and signature cinnamon oat pancakes. The pancakes tasted like stone ground oat flour; very good! Experiences at B & B's are five times better than commercial hotels.

Room Tip: Choose a queen bed type room if you need it. Some rooms have regular size beds.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2013

Location is awesome, a little burgh tucked away in the river valley of the Osage. Scenic drive to get there, historic hotel with a great feel for the days of old. Stopped here after a day at Oktoberfest in Hermann on the way back towards SWMO. Rooms were great, beds very comfortable and there is plenty to be explored in the parlor. Sandra is one heck of a breakfast cook and storyteller. NOW, that being said, I failed to fully realize the gravitas of past reviewers when they talk of the trains that go by the B&B. So to forewarn any future patrons of the Dauphine, the trains are literally 150 feet from the hotel, pass by what seems to be every hour, on the hour at night, and lay on their horn as they blow through Bonnots Mill. Did not take long after settling in to understand just why in the world they put complimentary earplugs on the nightstand, which, unless you are the heaviest of sleepers, don't do a whole lot. I would recommend an ipod and earbuds, along with some good sleeping tunes to do the trick. I would go back, just a little more prepared for the nightly audible onslaught.

Room Tip: All are within train distance, but Annie's Room was nice with porch access.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dauphine Hotel Bed and Breakfast

Address: 100 Iris Ave, Bonnots Mill, MO 65016
Region: United States > Missouri > Bonnots Mill
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Bonnots Mill
Price Range: $106 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An historic railroad hotel located near the confluence of the Osage and Missouri Rivers in the town of Bonnots Mill. The Dauphine has been carefully restored, combining original architecture and furnishings with modern amenities to ensure your comfort.Choose from seven guestrooms, furnished with antique dressers and iron beds original to the hotel. All guestrooms have a private bathroom; one features a two-person jetted tub.Breakfast is cooked to order and served at your leisure in the large dining area. Choose from farm fresh eggs, locally produced breakfast meats, hash browns, pancakes and fruit. ... more   less 

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