COUPLE TRANSFORMS HISTORIC HOME INTO BED AND BREAKFAST
and Kathy Winters opened the Brick Inn at
"We really have been amazed at the traffic we've had from the Chamber Web Site," Kathy Winters said. The couple noted that the day they placed their business on the Web site they started receiving calls.
The newlywed couple married in August 2005 and decided to pursue this venture together.
"When we met, we realized that we both always wanted to do
it," Kathy Winters said. She noted that the time was right for Art, who had recently retired from teaching in the
The Brick Inn offers three different options: the Duke and Duchess suite, the King Room and the Queen Room. Each is unique decorated with charming antique furniture.
A full hot breakfast, including French toast topped with blueberries and bacon, is served in a cozy sun room or outdoors on the patio.
The bed and
breakfast is located on a half-acre with two stately pecan trees and off-street parking. Two antique cars, a 1916 C hevy truck
and a 1955
Art Winters had inherited the house for his mother, Frieda Stumpe Winters. The house was built in circa 1910 by his ancestor William Stumpe, a butcher. His brother built the house next door.
Art Winters had already renovated much of the interior and Kathy decorated.
"Bed and breakfasts are an individual proposition," Kathy Winters said. "It's people and their hospitality that make it work."
Winters said their main goal right now is to install a hot tub and keep a steady occupancy rate. He also would like to add a
spa to one of the rooms and a fireplace and may consider expanding the business in the future, possibly to include a second bed and
breakfast at another historic home on
For more information about the Brick Inn or to make a reservation, people may call 636-390-3264, 314-440-7140, or visit BrickInnBedandBreakfast.com. The email address is Kathy-Art@bedandbreakfast.com