The Vinchester Inn, Hermann Missouri


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After deciding when to visit Hermann, Missouri for the first time, my next step in planning this road trip was to find the right accommodations. As you might know, from reading my posts, I prefer a unique place to stay, something with a story connected to it, if possible.

I found it!

The Vinchester Inn, Hermann Missouri, not only provided an ideal place from which to explore the town, it has a lovely backstory. Hermann hosted a movie crew last December, for the filming of A Christmas Vintage, available to watch on Prime. This sweet inn could easily be the subject of a Hallmark Movie as well.

The Vinchester Inn title

The Vinchester Inn Details

This cozy inn, featuring 11 rooms and an event center, is located at 129 East 3rd Street in the heart of Hermann’s historic downtown. There is a parking lot behind the inn, with entrance into the main level. And parking is available on 3rd Street as well. Entrance from the street is on ground level with a flight of stairs to the main level above.

There are rooms available with king sized beds or two extra long full sized beds. Plus there is an accessible room with a queen bed. Three rooms come with a balconies that overlook 3rd Street.

Amenities include:

50” TV with DirectTV

Beekman 1802 bath amenities


Bistro table with chairs

In-room controlled heat and AC

Free Wi-Fi

Indoor, secure bike storage

Guest laundry

Filtered water (bottle filler in lobby)

Rooms are simple, clean, modern, and highly functional. While the inn has some of the most reasonable rates in town, the traditional hotel experience is elevated with plush linens and thoughtful details.

The Vinchester Inn exterior
The Vinchester Inn – 3rd Street entrance

The Vinchester Inn Story

In March 2018, sisters Hannah, Lindsey and Madison inherited the property from their dad, Rick Hessler.

According to the sisters, their dad Rick will always be the heart and soul of the inn. When he was innkeeper, Rick loved meeting and talking to new people, patronizing Hermann’s many pubs and wearing his lederhosen during Oktoberfest.

He designed and created his own original alpine-style hat many years ago, using a grey herringbone fedora, old twine and pheasant tail feathers. In honor of him and his love for Hermann, his daughters created replicas of his signature hat and started selling them around town. A new Hermann tradition was born. Guests can pick up a hat in the lobby to accompany them on winery tours. It is sure to add to the fun.

In 2021, Hannah and her husband Miles moved to Hermann to become the full time owners/operators of The Vinchester Inn. They can be spotted walking their pup, Nellie, or found at one of their other properties in town: The Schiller House – a Bed & Beverage House, The Fancy Pheasant General Store and Evergreen, a cocktail bar.

The Vinchester Inn hat
Rick’s hat and his photo, in the inn’s lobby.

What I Appreciate About The Vinchester Inn

Greg and I enjoyed a wonderful overnight stay in Hermann, at The Vinchester Inn. In no particular order, here’s what I appreciate about the inn.

Easy Check In and Check Out

We stayed at the inn midweek. I booked our room online through this LINK. Before arrival I received an emailed guide for our stay that contained everything we needed to know about checking in and checking out. I received a phone number in case I had any questions.

Texts before arrival provided more details about checking in.

The key to the room was in an envelope on the counter in the lobby. And when we checked out, we simply popped the key back in the envelope and dropped it into a box on the same counter.

Speaking of the lobby, there’s a nicely done coffee/tea bar there with a Keurig, an ice machine and a filtered water dispenser. These items are all complimentary. There’s also a selection of snacks and cold beverages in a refrigerator that are available for a small fee. The honor system is used. You drop the money into a box and take your items.

I made cups of hot tea for myself. And we filled our metal water containers a couple of times at the dispenser.

The Vinchester Inn lobby
Coffee, tea and distilled water available in the lobby of The Vinchester Inn.

Very Comfortable Room

Our double room with a balcony was so comfy and clean. The decor was simple yet cute, with framed photography featuring Hermann. The bed linens were luxurious and the bed wonderful to sink into at the end of a day of exploring the town. I don’t normally sleep well, the first night in a new location, but I did this night!

The tv is a SmartTV. I accessed my Prime Video account so that we could continue watching a British series we started at home.

The mini fridge was handy for keeping leftovers chilled. I also appreciated plugins next to the beds, for charging cell phones, and reading lights mounted over the beds.

And the bathroom was large and exceptionally clean, with a hair dryer, enough towels for two days and toiletries.

The Vinchester Inn room
Charming Vinchester Inn double room.
The Vinchester Inn bathroom
The Vinchester Inn bathroom. It also contains a tub with shower.

The Balcony

I loved the balcony with our room and made sure to book one of the rooms that had one. The weather was mild while we were there and it was fun to sit out on the balcony. In late afternoon, as the sun set and before we went to dinner, I lit the tabletop oil lamp and watched the dancing flame.

View two of the room.
View of room looking toward balcony door.
The Vinchester Inn balcony
Loved The Vinchester Inn balcony.

Bistro Table and Chairs

I enjoy having additional seating available, besides the bed. The balcony held a small table and two chairs. And a bistro table and twin chairs provided seating inside. Our room also contained an upholstered chair.

A hanging light in the corner, above the bistro table and chairs, made the area cozy.

Bistro table and chairs
Bistro table inside with two chairs.

Recycling Bins

I love an accommodation that employs eco friendly practices. The Vinchester Inn encourages recycling with bins placed conveniently outside the back entrance.

The Vinchester Inn recycling bins
Recycling bins at The Vinchester Inn.

I Highly Recommend The Vinchester Inn, Hermann Missouri

We enjoyed a wonderful stay at The Vinchester Inn. I look forward to a return visit to Hermann, hopefully next spring or perhaps for Oktoberfest. When we return, I’ll stay at The Vinchester Inn again.

If you visit this charming town, I highly recommend a stay at the inn. You won’t be disappointed!

For more info about The Vinchester Inn, click HERE. 

And for things to do in Hermann, check out this POST.

Vinchester Inn selfie
Enjoying the balcony


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