The Park Avenue Mansion is a beautifully restored Victorian mansion located in the heart of St. Louis' Lafayette Square Historic District. It is across the street from Lafayette Park, a great walking park and the oldest city park west of the Mississippi River. The Mansion grounds are elegantly landscaped and upon entering the inn you will feel like you've stepped back in time to an era of gracious hospitality and romance.
Furnished with period antiques, our formal parlor is designed for conversation and the comfort of our guests. Enjoy afternoon tea or a glass of wine in this gracious room or relax with a book next to the crackling fire in the fireplace.
In the evening guests may enjoy a complimentary tasting of brandy, wine, or perhaps a Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. At times we prepare some picky treats as a compliment to our offered aperitifs. Kathy's famous Smoked Salmon, Dill & Creme Fraiche Wontons are guest favorites when the Missouri herbs and dill are in season!
Delight in the eclectic collection of books in this friendly library. Sit by the fire, have some quiet time and read a good book. You may prefer to have that glass of wine or brandy in this comfortable room while relaxing alone or with company.
Painted from an artist's canvas, the Victorian Dining Room boasts of the best of it all! The antique dining table is made from the finest walnut and mahogany and its hand carving is unbelievable. Under the large crystal chandelier, you will enjoy an exceptional breakfast each day. By candlelight, accompanied by fine china and sterling silver, we will serve you such delectables as Eggs Benedict, Belgium Waffles with fresh fruit and whipped cream, or perhaps Puff Pastry stuffed with eggs and cheese served with a Vidalia Onion Sauce. Romantic 5 course dinners can be arrange with enough notice. Ask about our menus.
Available all day long enjoy the many teas, hot chocolate, spiced cider, and, of course our delicious coffee. For those early risers that don't have time for breakfast, we have instant oatmeal and breakfast bars. There are always cookies and candies available for those with a sweet tooth.
Of course, the best is last, .....our gardens. Step into a beautiful wonderland of fresh flowers, ferns, water pouring from fountains and where greenery is everywhere. The soft sound of water and birds chirping permeates the entire area creating a calm oasis for all who choose to indulge. A beautiful aura surrounds it all, supporting the serenity of those business travelers looking for a place to unwind, and yet, equally embraces the joy of weddings and parties. Our gardens are, indeed, a sparkling jewel in the middle of the city of St. Louis.