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Weston Steamboat Inn

The Weston Steamboat Inn is located on the hillside of Weston, Missouri. Built in 1845, the home is one of the oldest in Weston. There are two suites available for reservation at the inn, each decorated with antique artifacts and handcrafted furniture. Happy Hour occurs every Friday and Saturday night at five o'clock. Guests can sample wine from local wineries and enjoy home-baked sweets by Glenna, a host at the inn and professional culinary artist. Breakfast is served every morning at the inn. The Weston Steamboat Inn is open year-round with an increase of guests during the summer and fall during the Apple and Irish Fests.


The Weston Steamboat Inn is located in the historic town of Westin, Missouri, along the Missouri River. The home was built in 1845 and is three thousand square feet with a wrap-around porch, large windows, handcrafted awnings, and original brick fireplaces. Shade trees spread along the property's border, providing shade for guests who wish to take their breakfasts out in the yard or relax in the outdoor seating areas during happy hour. A fountain is placed in the yard, along with a large fire pit surrounded by seating.

Two suites are available for reservation at the Weston Steamboat Inn. Each suite is unique, varying in décor and size. The Admiral Suite is on the second floor of the property adjoining to the Grand Hall. The suite is decorated in a colonial style with a king sized bed and large bathroom with an antique soaker tub and a two person marble wrapped shower. This suite was originally the servants' quarters of the home. The Captain Suite is also located off of the Grand Hall. The room has an iron queen-sized bed, an antique desk, and original exposed brick walls. The only drawings remaining from Captain Traver's daughter in 1855 are on display in this room.

The main floor is where the large farm style kitchen, sitting room, buffet, and dining area. Multiple sitting areas and tea tables are located throughout the halls of the Weston Steamboat Inn. The buffet has snacks and home-baked goods of all types, and hot coffee and tea are available all day. During happy hour at 5 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, wine tasting and other beverages are offered as guests gather to visit with the property hosts. In each room, everything is provided, including all soaps, robes, linens, hair tools, snacks, and an alarm clock.

A full breakfast is served every morning in the Sunroom. The room overlooks the town of Weston with large windows letting in the morning light. Glenna, a host at the inn, serves breakfast every morning; everything is made entirely from scratch. Glenna's extensive history in culinary arts makes it possible for her to prepare dishes such as crème brule French toast, scrambled eggs, applewood bacon, and fresh fruit. If a guest has dietary restrictions such as a gluten allergy or lactose intolerance, they can tell Glenna, and she will prepare their meal accordingly.

Weston, Missouri, is rich with history as the town was established in the early 1800s. McCormick's Distillery and Holiday Winery are two of the oldest wineries in the entire Eastern United States. Each of these, along with the O'Malley Distillery, are located near the West Steamboat Inn. The nearby Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are decades old and years of history regarding the Civil War and slavery. The property is open year-round, with an increase in guests during the fall. This time is when the Apple Fest and the Irish Fest take place. Noah's Cupboard and Avalon are popular dining attractions in the area, along with any of the vineyard cafes. Many parks and hillside walking trails are spread through the city of Weston.


Weston, Missouri, is a historical city that appeals mostly to an older crowd, as does the Weston Steamboat Inn. Both being established around the same time, the decades old city and home have been through many historical landmarks, including the Civil War and the steamboat era. Vineyards dot the hilly countryside where a fair number of tours and wine tasting rooms are offered year-round. The luxury experience offered at Weston Steamboat Inn contributes to the culture of the surrounding area. Most who visit the inn range from twenty to sixty years of age.

Rob and Glenna Nance want every one of their guests to have an intimate experience with the old time luxury that Weston Steamboat Inn has to offer. No children, pets, or smoking area allowed in the inn. These policies have been put in place in an effort to preserve the historic beauty of the property and antique furnishings. Extra care is placed on the tasks of cleaning and refreshing each room between guests. Everyone who stays at the Weston Steamboat Inn can expect fresh linens and restocked supplies in each of their rooms. "We want it to feel like a home where you don't have to do anything. We prepare the food and clean so they can relax," says host Glenna Nance.

In an effort to bring guests together and give them time as hosts to socialize with their visitors, the Nances have implemented a Happy Hour every Friday and Saturday night at five o'clock. During this hour, guests can converse with their hosts, taste new wines from local wineries, and snack on Glenna's homemade sweets. Guests are welcome to come down early before breakfast and watch Glenna cook the morning's meal in the home's large farmhouse style kitchen. The couple makes an effort to make sure their guests know they are there, but not to overbear them. Comfort is the main goal.

Those who stay at the property have left generally positive reviews regarding the antique furnishings, full breakfasts, and proximity to the main attractions in Weston. The property has a lot of history, and most guests take an interest in the original architecture and art on display in the home. A guest at the inn left this review, "The Weston Steamboat Inn offers the perfect blend of warm hospitality and historic charm, while also being conveniently located to the downtown shops and restaurants. The Happy Hour drinks and cheeses were delightful, and the breakfast was spectacular." Visitors will often take pictures of the spaces in the Weston Steamboat Inn. Due to this, the property gets most of its publicity through its guests.


Rob and Glenna Nance are the owners and hosts at the Weston Steamboat Inn. They purchased the Weston Steamboat Inn as a retirement project in 2020. Glenna has a history in hospitality and culinary arts. She taught culinary classes for over twenty years and worked in many restaurants. Rob worked as an anesthetist for over thirty years. The couple managed another bed and breakfast in Weston and fell in love with the area. Quickly they purchased the newly remodeled Weston Steamboat Inn and took the three thousand square foot home on as their retirement project. Glenna enjoys cooking the guest's breakfast every morning, and the couple works hard to keep the grounds up to date and to socialize with their guests.

The Weston Steamboat Inn was built as a home in 1845 by an old steamboat captain by the name of R. N. Tavern. The Federalist style home was built eight years after the founding of Weston. Mr. Julius Rumple, a Weston businessman, owned the home for many years before the Bless family purchased it. The family lived in the house for three generations while they ran the town newspaper. In 2015 the home was completely renovated, transforming the interior into the luxury home it is today. Many Civil War events took place in the town of Weston, and a doctor was shot on the front steps of the Weston Steamboat Inn. The Nances enjoy socializing with all of the guests who pass through their inn.

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514 Summer Street
Weston, Missouri 64098
United States


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