Bed & Breakfast Mansion: Former award winning home of Mark Twain in 1882, and again in 1902.
John W. Garth, a Missouri Mayor, banker and builder of the town library was a long time friend of Mark Twain. Garth built the Victorian mansion among noble old trees on 39 acres of meadows and woodlands in true country splendor as a summer retreat. Prior to its present ownership, it was available only as a museum. Now, you can literally sleep in Mark Twain’s bed.
8 spacious guest rooms, recently refurbished and decorated with Garth family furnishings and personal Victorian collections. Canopied beds, antique clothing, hat pins, china, crystal, and delightful fru-fru.
Everything is a work of art from the ornate fireplaces and carved moldings -to the careful selection of fabrics, materials and wall coverings blended with one of the finest, private 19th century furniture collections in the Midwest. An impeccable treasure of another time.
Broad verandahs, library with hundreds of books still in the original Empire style cases. Steinway square grand piano and gramophone adorn one of the parlors. Focal point of the house is a magnificent walnut 3 story “flying” staircase. See it to believe it!
Roam Mark Twain’s old stomping grounds and get a taste of his life on the Mississippi River. The pond is stocked for fishing. See his nearby boyhood home and the Mark Twain Cave, in which Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher were lost.
Relive scenes from another time: A summer outdoor drama based on Twain’s books and characters, narrated riverboat rides and sightseeing tours. Stroll to restaurants, theaters, museums, many shops, special events and seasonal festivals. Tariff includes elegant gourmet breakfast served on china with crystal and silver place settings.
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