In between Jefferson City, Mo. , and the small town of Westphalia, Mo. (population 389), lies Huber’s Ferry, a bed & breakfast with some unique history and a great deal of charm.
Right when you walk up to the entrance of the brick house that was built in 1881, you will be greeted by Barbara, the proprietor.
Barbara will treat you like a long-lost family member. She will be so thrilled to see you, and will excitedly take you up the old staircase to your room.
The establishment features a large suite, as well as two other rooms. There is also a cabin near the brick home that patrons can reserve. This cabin is two stories and even has a two-person jetted tub.
From the bed & breakfast, you will have a breath-taking view of the Osage River. You will also have a beautiful view of the old barn that is on the property. Both the barn, which was built in 1894, and the actual B&B, are both on the National Register of Historic Places.
Something else noteworthy about this B&B is its food and snack offerings. Barbara has a wide assortment of snacks and sodas available in both your room and also in some common areas in the house. She also has warm, gooey chocolate cookies waiting for you right when you check in.
As for breakfast, Barbara lets you pick whatever time is most convenient for you to be served. Breakfast starts out with orange juice, coffee, and a delicious assortment of fruits. After that come a wide variety of breads. Last, Barbara will treat guests to a hot entree.
One entree that she is well known for is her sausage. This sausage is from Westphalia, and is comes from a German recipe. Since most of Westphalia’s buildings and culture comes from German roots, the sausage is a nice touch.
After you leave Barbara’s establishment, you have a couple of options. Jefferson City is only a few miles in one direction, and Westphalia is even closer in the other direction.
In Jefferson City, you can visit the Missouri State Capitol. This is definitely a trip worth taking. When you go, ask if you can take a tour to the very top of the building’s dome. This will not disappoint!
In Westphalia, you can check out beautiful German architecture. Another place to check out is the Westphalia Inn, an historical restaurant that deserves an article of its own!
Huber’s Ferry B&B easily scores a perfect 5/5 for its charm, history, and fantastic location.