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Acorn Ridge B&B
184 Jackson, Augusta
Aholt Farms
6133 Augusta Bottom Rd, Augusta
Apple Gate Inn
5549 Main St, Augusta
Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn
5567 Walnut St. PO Box 127, Augusta
Augusta Branch Library
198 Jackson St, Augusta
Augusta Brewing Co.
5521 Water St., Augusta
Augusta Trailhead

Augusta Wine Country Inn
5619 5th St, Augusta
Augusta Winery
5601 High St at Jackson, Augusta
Balducci Vineyards
6601 Hwy 94 South, Augusta
Centennial Farms
199 Jackson St., Augusta
Edelweiss Guest House
5567 Walnut Street, Augusta
Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 31, Augusta
H. S. Clay House
219 Public Street, Augusta
636-228-4414 fax
Halcyon Spa, Salon, and B&B
211 Jackson St, Augusta
Kate's Coffee
5525 Walnut St, Augusta
Klondike Park
Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast
5596 Walnut St @ Jackson, Augusta
Montelle Winery
Highway 94 S, Augusta
Mount Pleasant Winery
5634 High Street, Augusta

Red Brick Inn of Augusta B & B
252 Lower St, Augusta
Swan Haven Inn
164 Jackson Street, Augusta
Weinstrasse Cabins
210 Ferry Street, Augusta
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Forum Discussions about Augusta

Bill in Houston from Houston on 04/26/2019 09:11 AM:
Silly Goose restaurant was very good. Not cheap, but good.

Mr. Bump from Hannibal on 12/06/2018 11:25 AM:
Silly Goose owner is a saint. Calling a day ahead, the owner was apologetic that they wouldn't be open on Monday, but she offered to make us a meal and bring it to us! Wow, such kindness. After just getting off the phone with the owner of Augusta brewing, the contrast was stunning. Turns out we blasted on through toward St. Charles, but I contacted her and thanked her for her generous offer. I'm absolutely going to stop here on my next trip to meet this wonderful lady.

Augusta - Red Brick Inn and Mt Pleasant
Denise and Mike from Lees Summit MO on 11/02/2017 02:35 PM:
We stayed at the Red Brick Inn on our Katy Trip. This was a great find. We have stayed in Augusta a few times before but had not discovered the Red Brick Inn. Esther and Chuck are very gracious hosts. They were friendly and welcoming without being intrusive. We were there on a Monday evening and had not realized that there was nothing open on Mondays. Esther was quick to point that out immediately upon arrival so that we had time to go pick up a sandwich prior to the "daytime" places closed.
The Red Brick Inn has a "happy hour" of wine and appetizers which was a wonderful and great to get to visit with the other guests over a glass of local wine.
Breakfast was fantastic!
This was the prettiest B & B we stayed in during our week long trip.

Since there were no restaurants open in the evening there were two choices. Kate's Coffee is open till 3:00 and reportedly has wonderful sandwiches. Mt. Pleasant Winery has the Appelation Cafe that is open until 4:00 on Mondays. We walked up to Mt Pleasant and did their nice wine tasting, bought a bottle of Norton and then picked up a couple of excellent wraps from the Appelation Cafe to go. Later that evening we were able to sit in the sitting room at the Red Brick Inn, eat our dinner, drink our wine and watch the Chiefs beat the Broncos on Monday night football. Doesn't get much better than that.

By the way, if you interested in camping in Augusta, we have camped at Klondike Park in the past. The park is really nice, very clean, very comfortable; however, know that it is greater than 2 miles from the town of Augusta. A bit of a bike ride or hike after many miles on the bike, so be aware.

Bill from Lenexa, KS on 08/25/2005 08:47 AM:
You should know that ALL restarants in Augusta are closed on Mondays even during the summer. We were lucky that we had backup food with us.

savage24 from KC MO on 08/25/2005 09:06 PM:
Johann's general store is on the west end of town. Though not a restarant, they would probably have something to keep you going. I do not know their hours.

Ray (webmaster) on 08/26/2005 06:11 AM:
Another weekday option is the Augusta Brewing Company, a microbrewery and beer garden located across from the east end of the Augusta trailhead. According to their website, their summer hours are open 7 days a week 11AM-5PM (til 9PM Fri & Sat), serving lunch & dinner. You can see the food menus at their website.

sf from Augusta on 10/24/2017 04:12 PM:
Johanns is no longer there.

Teri from Augusta on 07/04/2015 01:48 PM:
Such a quaint small town with big town swagger. Pop a Wheelie on the Katy Trail and Katy Bike Rental Augusta are located in the same building at the Augusta trailhead. Gourmet ice creams, sodas, Mexican popcicles, bike rental, tires, tubes, 25th anniversary (and other) merchandise as well as on sight on the road basic repairs. Once you visit, you'll be back.

Jim W from St Louis on 07/04/2015 03:22 PM:
Your place is great! Is there going to be an easy way to get to Augusta by car with the Highway 94 detour. How long for the repairs?

natalie from leawood, ks on 05/17/2015 03:09 PM:
This is a comment for Silly Goose. It was a charming spot for dinner. Great food, great service, nice building. Have the chicken and waffles. Overall great spot!!!!!

S Curtis on 03/22/2015 08:44 AM:
I was amazed to find no lodging for children in Augusta--even children old enough to bike the Katy Trail. If anyone has a suggestion I would welcome a reply.

MidSouth from Rogersville, MO on 03/22/2015 03:02 PM:
I don't think Weinstrasse Cabins has any age restrictions and Klondike Park has cabins.

S Curtis on 03/25/2015 06:59 AM:
Thank you so much for your reply. The WS is booked fro a wedding, but Randall (delightful) from the Conservatory helped us find a place in Augusts that is not yet on this list. So glad to not have to cross the Washington bridge with kiddos! Here is the link for those in a similar bind: http://www.thereserveataugusta.com/

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
EB from Greenwood, MO on 10/07/2010 06:59 PM:
We stopped here for lunch just after one of our party discovered he had a broken spoke on his rear wheel. We were greeted by a gentleman who was cutting weeds(sorry I didn't catch his name but he worked for Augusta Brewing Co). He noticed us inspecting the broken spoke and offered to take the wheel to the nearest bike shop (Defiance I think) while we enjoyed our lunch. He restored our faith in the human race! The food was great and they have the best root beer in the free world! (The IPA is also quite good)

Chris J from Centralia, IL on 10/08/2010 03:25 PM:
I would say that "quite good" in an under statement for Augusta's IPA. It is best I have ever had. But, it was after 2-3 hours of riding and it is freshly made on draft. But that place is great even if you only drank water and have the summer sausage & cheese tray!

Klondike Park (Augusta)
Jeff from Washington on 09/14/2010 07:03 PM:
Just wondering if your aloud to put a small jon boat on the lake that would be nice!

Anonymous on 09/14/2010 07:39 PM:
Know yor knot.

Maggie from Kansas on 09/15/2010 03:07 PM:

Anonymous on 09/16/2010 11:13 PM:
awl rite

Cottage Guest House (Augusta)
Teresa and Jim from Austin, Texas on 09/11/2010 01:36 AM:
What a fabulous place! Comfortable, clean, classy....and a special deal for Katy Trail cyclists! I saw "cottage for two" and thought it would be expensive, but it wasn't! We slept at least 10 hours in the quiet neighborhood and comfortable bed surrounded by pillows! Thanks, Kitty (the owner)!

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Teresa and Jim from Austin, Texas on 09/11/2010 01:34 AM:
What a great place! Outdoor seating, great food, and wonderful beer! My personal favorite was the Wit Beer - filtered wheat beer with a hint of lemongrass and ginger - refreshing in the heat. Great stop on the Katy Trail!

frog lady from Cameron, MO on 08/23/2010 04:14 AM:
Last Sept. my daughter and I stayed at Klondike Park on a bike trip from St. Charles to Columbia. It was an awesome park - nice tent sites and clean bathrooms - reasonable prices. From the park we were able to bike about 1 or 2 miles to Augusta to eat dinner at a restaurant in an old blue house not too far from the trail. The meal was wonderful and we enjoyed the ride. One note, we turned off for the park at the first sign for it. If you stay on the trail and go a little farther, you will find a very steep path up to the park. It is still easier to walk your bike up the path than to take the long, long way around like we did to begin with.

frog lady from Cameron, MO on 08/23/2010 04:22 AM:
Oh, yea, the restaurant was Cafe Bella. It was a pretty steep climb up to the restaurant, but well worth it. The food was great and reasonably priced.

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Beth from Columbia, MO on 02/22/2010 06:32 PM:
We went to Augusta in February and were pleasantly surprised to find that the Augusta Brewing Co. had live music. There was a festival going on (Shiver Fest I think?). We have been here before, and like this day, the atmosphere was relaxed, and we had a good time. Food was good, beer was great, staff was friendly. They also have their patio newly enclosed and heated, which was really nice because it was a little cool! We will definately return.

Red Brick Inn (Augusta)
earthmaids4050 from Rolla on 01/21/2010 02:24 PM:
We atayed overnight here last April! What a Wonderful place to stay! The breakfast was amazing!!! The owners are very nice and the place was very quiet and clean. The private and relaxing hot tub out back was a perfect end to a long day of riding.

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
Mary on 12/30/2009 07:39 PM:
This was a wonderful place to dine. The price range on here is way off. Wonderful service, food, and atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

Anonymous on 12/31/2009 08:49 AM:
Thanks Ashley.

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
Disappointed from St. Louis, MO on 04/27/2009 03:00 PM:
Had visited this restaurant years ago when I first met my wife, was probably under a

different owner/name back then. Took a romantic trip to Augusta this weekend and

wanted to go back to the restaurant we visited so long ago. It was maybe 8pm, a server,

who greeted us at the door after about 5min of waiting went on and on about all of the

people that just "showed up" without reservations (it's Saturday night during the nicest

weekend of the year so far...). We were turned away I suppose due to a lack of

preparedness on the part of the staff. There were several empty tables. Another couple

behind us were turned away as well. Funny thing was when the server first greeted us she

stated she'd go back and check if they could seat us. When she never returned I finally

went looking for her, only to find out the bad news. I guess she wasn't actually going to

come back and just hoped that all of us standing at the door would just go away, I believe

that's called apathy? This should serve as a red flag to the owners/ concerned parties.


Anonymous on 12/30/2009 07:27 PM:
Years ago the restaurant where Cafe Bella is now at, was Ashley Ro se...they have moved and they are now located on Walnut St in Augusta, across from the town square.

Edelweiss Guest House (Augusta)
Mark and Tanner from Leawood, KS on 12/05/2009 11:42 AM:
It has taken me a while to write, but I feel it is important to do this. My 19 year old son and I stayed at the Edelweiss Guest House in October. We were doing a through trip, the weather was somewhat problematic and we didn't make it as far as we had planned. We were biking in the dark and fortunately, made it as far as Augusta. After calling around town to the various guest houses in no particular order as we hadn't planned on staying in Augusta, these accommodations were recommended by one of the other proprietors in town. We were very fortunate; the ladies took us in with a smile, served us homemade bar-b-que sandwiches, a cheese plate and drinks, and provided us great accommodations! We stayed in the "Miss Heather" room. Breakfast was great and I can't speak highly enough of the owner, the fine lady covering the desk, and their hospitality. Thank you for making our unplanned, late arrival perfect!

Millers from Glendale, California on 11/14/2009 11:27 PM:
The Lindenhof was lovely – great place to arrive after a day of riding. Wonderful hospitality

and beautiful rooms. Augusta is one of my favorite towns along the Katy Trail.

Laurie and Greg from Nevada City, California on 10/27/2009 08:53 PM:
We loved our stay in Augusta last weekend. It was our last stop as we rode the Katy Trail from Sedalia to St. Charles, and everyone in the town was so friendly and welcoming. We spent the night at the Applegate Inn, which turned out to be our favorite inn along the trail. Lynne, the proprietor, went way beyond the usual attentiveness we had gotten used to on our journey, even calling in the evening to offer us a ride to the restaurant of our choice. The breakfast the next morning turned out to also be our lunch that day, all carefully packed by Lynne into a cute little gift bag. We will definitely return!

Klondike Park (Augusta)
Scooter from The chuck on 10/05/2009 03:48 PM:
Klondike park camps grounds and cabins book very earlies in the fall. Plan ahead

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
jazzytraveler from ballwin, mo on 06/17/2009 12:59 PM:
The location is an oasis in the desert, if you're traveling the Weldon Springs to Augusta part of the trail. Unfortunately, the presentation of food is inconsistent. I dined on the same thing at least three different times and on each visit, what was offered on the plate of the Mediterranean platter varied. The first time, there were outstanding amounts of veggies but it unfortunately declined there to celery with crackers thrown in to take up the space of where the veggies once resided.

The hubby joined me once and ordered a turkey sandwich. Unfortunately, there wasn't much turkey to be found and the presentation was minimal on the plate. My veggie burger was simple and uninspiring in flavor.

On my last trip, I opted to skip the Augusta Brewery and chose a protein bar from my pack instead. The cost versus the nutrition offered just lost the romance after a couple of visits. However, please note the staff are friendly and efficient. The beer is also refreshing.

cunninghamair from O''''Fallon, MO on 06/20/2009 06:26 PM:
We like to stop here also, because their garden/patio is beautiful. DH likes the cold beer.

However, I concur the food is just average-below average.

MAH from Blue Springs, MO on 06/21/2009 11:22 AM:
For me the stop alone is worth it for their icy cold homemade Root Beer....some of the best ever. Definitely hits the spot after a long hot ride.

EB from Greenwood on 07/18/2009 02:35 AM:
I'm with the last guy. The food was good enough and their IPA was outstanding!

John and Lisa from Burlington, IA on 07/20/2009 05:14 PM:
We stopped here Monday, July 20 and again Tuesday, July 21. We thought the beer was wonderful and the food good. Monday we shared the cheese and sausage plate and Tuesday we shared the mediteranian plate, which had a very interesting olive - garlic spread. We also bought pint glass koozies, first time we had seen these. We rode bike from St. Charles to Mckittrick on Monday and back on Tuesday. First time on the Katy and can't wait to get back.

singlespeed from Augusta on 08/16/2009 10:42 AM:
The beer and the music are always great. The food is hit and miss, but the staff is fantastic. Come on a Sunday afternoon for good times and local music.

BEERxTaco from St. Louis on 09/11/2009 09:31 AM:
Is it possible to keep your bike in sight when eating on the patio or should I go buy a lock for our bikes?

Anonymous on 09/11/2009 03:25 PM:
There is nothing bikers hate worse after a long day on the trail; than "simple" food with "minimal presentation"

Mount Pleasant Winery (Augusta)
MM from St. Louis on 09/03/2009 01:36 AM:
I don't understand why people continue to patronize Mt. Pleasant Winery. My experiences there have been decidedly UN-pleasant. I went there with friends on Columbus Day in 2008. In order to sit on the patio, we paid *double the retail price* for each bottle of wine. Drink it inside, it's $10; drink it outside, it's $20. Ridiculous! Went back on a Sunday afternoon with a different group and had to pay a fee just to enter the grounds. The place was so packed, there were no tables or chairs available for us. A member of the security team took pity on us and let us have a "reserved" table that hadn't been claimed. The food choices were quite limited: cheese cubes, sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers and deli sandwiches...except the "market" had run out of lunchmeat, so sandwiches were no longer an option. A friend and I were hungry (we had cycled to the winery), so we went back down the hill and ate at the Augustry Brewery near the trailhead, which was less crowded and offered a better selection of food. Other wineries and restaurants along the Katy also are more appealing and hospitable than Mt. Pleasant; I suggest trying one of them...unless you like paying a 100% upcharge for the view and trying to fill up on cheese or pairing your wine with hot dogs.

Anonymous on 09/03/2009 07:21 AM:
Ugh. Another restaurant critique, how was your bike ride?

Anonymous on 09/07/2009 04:55 PM:
I hear ya about Mt Pleasant. We went there to get a cheap bottle of wine and a quick sandwich. Yea, they told us we could just buy our wine at the market with our lunch. When we got there the wine prices were outrageous!! But, the lady working there told us we could get our lunch and go back to the "take home" area, buy our wine and take it to the park across the street. Much cheaper and we could still hear the band very well. Even though they had only been open for an hour they were already sold out of a few wines. I have seen much better service elsewhere.

bsn from Chesterfield on 11/27/2010 01:36 AM:
Went to the Cyclocross there. Definitely bike friendly despite being in un friendly St. Charles County. People brought dogs, kids and generally had a great time. They seemed very concerned to undo the damage done by Brasell and company. Wine was really good, the biking was hard. Make an easier course! Bicyclists need to patronize this place!!!

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
Paul from Fairview Heights, IL on 08/24/2009 10:16 AM:
My daughter and I visited Cafe Bella for lunch on August 22nd, 2009. The hill getting to the cafe is a challenge, but the food and service were well worth the climb (and yes...it's uphill ALL THE WAY to the restaurant). My daughter and I both had just the salad for a brief lunch. The food was well-prepared and tasted wonderful. The server was busy handling a restaurant full of patrons, but was still very attentive and polite. She even offered to refill our water bottles! We'll be back!

Apple Gate Inn (Augusta)
JimB from O'Fallon on 08/22/2009 11:57 AM:
WOW!!! After 4 days on the trail and three nights camping the Apple Gate Inn was perfect - although it would have been perfect under any circumstances!!! Lynn is the absolute perfect hostess, the facilities are great - especially the Jacuzzi suite, breakfast was excellent. We will go back!!

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
John on 08/21/2009 12:24 PM:
The B&B was sold to Augusta Wine Country Inn.

Klondike Park (Augusta)
Eric Jolliff on 06/22/2009 02:05 PM:
Be advised...If you are staying in a cabin they do not provide linens or pillows. We missed that and hardly slept that night. Other than that miscalculation it was very nice.

singlespeed from Augusta on 08/16/2009 10:46 AM:
Great short technical singletrack with fun obstacles like teeter-totters, drops, wooden skinnies, and wooden berms. The camping is great for tenters.

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
VeloCityGirl from Carbondale, Il on 07/07/2009 11:08 AM:
A visit to Cafe Bella does require you to climb the hills of Augusta, which are not inconsequential. Do not be daunted by the first hill up from the trailhead. It is the steepest... walk it if you must. We rode a tandem loaded with camping gear all the way up to the restaurant, and the reward for doing so was more than worth it. Cafe Bella are happy to provide abundant ice water with lemon; the food is gourmet but not fussy, generous in portion but reasonably priced. I would say it was one of the top two places we ate in 5 days on the trail (the other SereniTea House in Booneville, not directly on the trail). And they're open on Mondays!

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Anonymous on 06/25/2009 10:20 AM:
GREAT PLACE TO STAY!!!!!!!!! very, VERY nice and also bike friendly!!!

Swan Haven B & B, Augusta
Bill and Tammy from Springdale, Ar on 06/23/2009 04:58 PM:
If you're looking for a nice place to stay during a stopover in Augusta, this is it. The inn has 4 unique rooms with private baths, and the owners, Gene and Jacqui, are a warm, hospitable couple.

Gene offered to drive us to dinner and back after our long,tiring bike ride, and the breakfast Jacqui served the next morning was delicious. A lovely visit, we will be back!

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
Jim from Washington Court House on 06/23/2008 09:21 PM:
If you are looking for a wonderful meal on the trail this is the place. Plenty of seating inside and a patio area when weather is nice. Food was amazing. Her special that day was a chicken quesadilla that I am tempted to drive back to have again, along with the Spicy corn chowder soup. Nice choice of wines to also have with your meal. Only downside is during the week if it is really slow they may close early. We were there during the middle of the week and another couple stated they were closed about a hour early that doy. Maybe call before heading up the hill but worth the ride for sure.

cls from eastern mo on 06/21/2009 05:48 PM:
We devoured our food....it was amazing!

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
Ginger from Warrenton on 08/06/2007 12:20 PM:
This place was terrible! Way over-priced. Small portions. I ordered the meat and cheese tray. The cheese was old and tasted gross. My boyfriend ordered the turkey club, which was awful as well.

Michele from Chicago on 08/17/2007 12:14 PM:
We ate lunch here because nothing else was open. The food was average. Service was fine. People were friendly. No problems. Not gourmet, but adequate.

cls from eastern mo on 06/21/2009 05:31 PM:
It's now Cafe Bella and the food was awesome!

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Matt from Nashville, TN on 06/08/2009 12:29 PM:
This place is not the place to go. They sort of have a monopoly, being one of the only two places to eat after 6:00 pm. Steeply overpriced meals with small portions. We came to eat here, because of some grossly inaccurate reviews of Ashley's Rose. Fortunately, we could not allow ourselves to go through with eating at the brewery, went to Ashley's Rose Cafe despite some bad reviews and had our minds blown. Ashley's Rose Cafe was delicious, absolutely scrumptious burgers at incredibly reasonable prices. Fresh ingredients! If we ever stop by Augusta again, we will, without a doubt, eat at Ashley's Rose. NOT the Augusta Brewery.

Chris from Centralia, IL on 06/11/2009 08:38 AM:
I have been to the Katy several times over the years. My favorite thing is riding and enjoying the trail. My SECOND favorite is stopping at Augusta Brewing Co. after 30-40 miles on the trail. If you are a McDonalds eater or a sodie-pop drinker, you may not like this place. (by "sodie-pop I mean Bud Lite). I really can't comment on the food though, I have only had chips & salsa which was great!

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
Matt from Nashville, TN on 06/08/2009 12:35 PM:
I had dinner here with three friends. We originally weren't going to visit here, due to the bad reviews on this site, however, the augusta brewery was much too overpriced for the small portion sizes and limited menu. ALL 4 OF US WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED by our meals at Ashley's Rose. Our waitress was friendly, and the food was delicious. We had the burgers, chicken sandwich and fried chicken, and satisfied with all. We were very happy to have gone despite the bad reviews. Don't be dissuaded from coming here, trust me, the brewery is not worth it at all.

Augusta Winery (Augusta)
Matt from Nashville, TN on 06/08/2009 12:26 PM:
We made this our final town to stop at on our trip from st. charles, through augusta. We went to the Augusta winery based on a review off this site. I want to affirm everything good about it. The ladies that ran the place were exceptional. We rolled in right before close and they still let us taste. On top of that, we had no idea the only place to get groceries closed at 6:00 in augusta, and they were so helpful and hospitable while we continually came back after hours asking questions of where we could get food. They even went out of their way to make a sale after their store and register was closed. A+++++++

Brian from Olathe, KS on 06/04/2009 11:04 AM:
Here are some pics from our time there


H. S. Clay House (Augusta)
Brian from Olathe, KS on 06/04/2009 11:02 AM:
H.S. Clay house is a great place to stay. 4 of us fat guys stayed there June 2nd 2009. The owners Allan and Lee were great. Allan is a European trained chief who made great chocolate chip cookies when we got there. Their was a chocolate in our individual rooms with a glass of Port wine. Later we got in the hot tub and had some welcome punch which is an mixed wine type drink, very good. Slept like a baby and breakfast was amazing. If you are in Augusta on bike, or with wife I highly recommend staying here.

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Craig & Donna from Caratunk, Maine on 05/26/2009 12:53 PM:
Incredible!! From the chocolate chip cookies,coffee and wine in the flower-surrounded hot tub on arrival to the lovely room to the "to-die-for" breakfast to Debbie's wonderful hospitality - we can't say enough and would highly recommend!!

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Craig & Donna from Crartunk, Maine on 05/26/2009 12:53 PM:
Incredible!! From the chocolate chip cookies,coffee and wine in the flower-surrounded hot tub on arrival to the lovely room to the "to-die-for" breakfast to Debbie's wonderful hospitality - we can't say enough and would highly recommend!!

Klondike Park (Augusta)
manhk from plano, tx on 05/14/2009 02:03 AM:
The absolutely best campground along Katy trail

Apple Gate Inn (Augusta)
Ann from Kansas City on 04/30/2009 08:21 AM:
My stay here was one of the highlights of my Katy trip! Lynn's passion for running the perfect B&B was obvious in everything! What she has done to this B&B is incredible (rehab, decoration, comfort, and amenities). She packed me a nice lunch for the no-service Weldon Springs area the next day too. Five stars!

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
Ann and Pete from St. Louis on 04/27/2009 05:57 PM:
We took a leisurely six-day trip from Clinton to St. Charles in July 2008, stopping for dinner at many great places along the trail. Cafe Bella was our favorite. Wonderful food!

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
BJ and Jill from Norman, OK on 04/02/2009 05:23 PM:
Our stay at the Lindenhof was luxurious. After making the hard climb up the hills of Augusta, it is worth it to stay here. Debbie was great, and playing Jenga was fun (bc it rained all day), and breakfast was great. We met some other bikers from Nebraska and hikers from Iowa and it was fun all hanging out. We would recommend this place!

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Mike T from Kearney, Nebraska on 03/21/2009 09:09 PM:
Stayed at the Lindenhof this past week(March 18th). We had a great stay. Met another couple from Oklahoma riding the trail - even Cornhuskers and Sooners can get along when talking about the great fun of riding the KATY trail. Debbie is a great host. Breakfast was wonderful! I would highly recomend this B&B.

mike T

Rowena from IN on 10/13/2010 12:25 PM:
We had the most delightful stay recently @ Lindenhof.

Debbie is most gracious hostess we have encounted in a b/b.

Also, her "stuffed french toast" is to die for.

You won't be disappointed in the stay.

Klondike Park (Augusta)
shan from st louis on 03/14/2009 10:18 PM:
can anyone tell me when the shower house at Klondike is going to open this year? Online lists April 1st, weather permitiing, however I read a new alert that winterization lasts from November til March 1st... I am wanting to head out there this week, but am unsure if I should because of possibly not having water...thanks!

Klondike Park (Augusta)
Derek from Oklahoma on 10/21/2008 11:23 AM:
We just got back from a week on the Katy Trail. This has to be THE nicest campground on the entire trail. Nice kitchen for cooking near the bathrooms and nice kept grounds. Just wonderful!

Cafe Bella (Augusta)
Sara Blacklock from Whiteman AFB, MO on 10/16/2008 11:12 AM:
Cafe Bella offers delicious food, a fabulous atmosphere, and good service. I would definitely visit this restaurant again. In addition, there is a wonderful shop right next door called "Wineroad" that had the best shopping on the Katy Trail! The shop held lovely hand-painted silk scarfs, jewelry and clothing. I can't wait to go back.

Gerda from Colorado on 10/11/2008 05:59 PM:
We enjoyed a 5 day bicycle trip along the Katy trail and on the 4th day we had a massage booked at Halcyon therapeutic massage & bodywork in Augusta. It was great! Just what you need after a few days of cycling.

Stoneridge Vineyard Farm & Inn (Augusta)
Anonymous on 09/30/2008 10:54 AM:
My wife and I and another couple set off to Augusta Mo to ride the Katy trail for the first time. Our goal was to get into the heart of wine country, bike a little and sample many wines and beers from the area. All the B&B's were full in this area. We have a simple 20ft C class motor home we thought we could drive up and find a place to hookup.... Well there are little to no areas to bring an RV and "hookup". The day of your adventure to Augusta I called around one last time to try and find a place to park. I called Johnny at Stoneridge Vineyard and asked if he knew of a place to park. Johnny was abosulutely wonderful to suggest some areas even gracious to offering a place on his property. If Johnny was this gracious to us not even staying at his B&B, just think how nice we would be treated staying there. We had a chance to meet Johnny and his wife and see his B&B. WOW! What a spectacular place and an incredible view.

Thanks Stoneridge for your hospitality!!

Red Brick Inn (Augusta)
Ricky and Jodie from Creve Coeur on 09/24/2008 01:26 PM:
We did an overnight from St. Louis to Augusta, Red Brick Inn a great place to stay. Truthfully, all the B&B's in Augusta have great guest reviews. This B&B is no exception. Gary and Corrine are great hosts. Their house is completely retored and beautiful. Breakfast is awesome with the stuffed french toast (you don't even need maple syrup it's that good). If you like conversation, stay here. They make their house seem like your own house. Bikes are locked in garage. Would highly recommend Red Brick B&B Inn

Red Brick Inn (Augusta)
Joan and Al Hoppe from St. Charles, Mo on 09/13/2008 05:39 PM:
This by far was my favorite Bed and Breakfast on the trail. What a wonderful place and host and hostess. Breakfast was great and their hospitality was wonderful. Planning on staying there again when in Augusta.

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Anonymous on 08/24/2008 09:24 PM:
The accomodations and food were superb. The biggest hill climb along the trail was reaching the b&b (quite doable).

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
Jim from Washington Court House on 06/23/2008 09:32 PM:
I have to agree with a few of the others, not worth the stop. We stayed in Augusta overnight and was told to try this place for good food and beer. We went down late afternoon and they were out of everything except about two things. Apparently ordering food for the resteraunt wasn't high on the list. Beer was average at best. Service was terrible. Only 6 customers in the whole place and still couldn't hardly get a beer. I know that we won't be back there. If you are looking for a meal go a few more blocks up the hill to Cafe Bella!

Dave from Augusta on 07/01/2008 11:42 AM:
I would have to disagree with the review of the Augusta Brewing Co. I live in Augusta and ride the trail often. The Brewery has the best food in town and if you like "Crafted beer" this is the place to go. As for the service depending on the time of day it can be slow, during peak hours it is better.

Doug from Bluffton on 08/09/2008 08:23 PM:
Just went there. Partly to see if comments were accurate. I walked up to the bar, was greeted in turn, received my beer and went to a table to wait for my sandwich(a delicious smoked brisket that was all meat). I had only begun my first beer when the food arrived. Now it is August and I had just ridden thirty miles so that first beer didn't last long. There must have been 40 other customers there so not like I was the only one they had to take care of. As to the glass of stout that I had. I had more.

Paul Corley from Chesterfield, MO on 08/13/2008 03:56 PM:
the Augusta Brewery is a great destination for craft brews and food also! I have been there several times in the last few years and have had a very fun time on a consistent basis! The beer is always fresh and tasty and always a large selection. The owner has another restaurant/ brewery in Soulard is very experienced... The view is very nice overlooking the valley and fields below!

H. S. Clay House (Augusta)
matt headley from wichita on 08/07/2008 11:10 PM:
what a fun place.... breakfast was unreal good..

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
matt headley from wichita on 08/07/2008 11:09 PM:
good food i recommend the twice baked potato...

Swan Haven Inn (Augusta)
Randy & Kelly from St. Louis on 07/26/2008 03:46 PM:
Neat house. Great people and service. Off the trail a bit if you don't mind that. I would not recommend reserving the $110 room because it doesn't have a stand up shower, but other than that it was a great place and I would stay there again.

Apple Gate Inn (Augusta)
Len B from O'Fallon on 07/20/2008 11:08 PM:
OMG what a wonderful B&B. My wife and I spent the weekend there for out 19th anniversary. The breakfast was the best that I have had in a very long time. Super clean, super nice hostess, one block from the trail, brewery, and wineries. The owners went out of her way to make this a very special trip for me and my wife. Although, we live a few miles away, we felt like were on a peaceful, secluded retreat.

Mount Pleasant Winery (Augusta)
gc from Columbia, Mo. on 05/21/2005 01:17 AM:
This is my least favorite winery on the "wine strasse." It is a large operation with an almost sterile-Disney Land type feel. While I have had their wine before and it was decent, I resent that they charge $5 for 5 tastings. I have not visited another winery in the state that charges. Also, at most wineries, the workers are very friendly and courteous. Not here! They acted like it was a huge nuisance to be serving their customers. I would recommend any of the other wineries along Highway 94 over Mount Pleasant. Montelle and the winery in Dutzow are especially nice.

BB from St. Louis on 05/23/2005 02:15 AM:
I have to agree. The $5.00 charge really put me off.

Also the younger crowd, unable to handle their wine, gave it a real

"frat party" atmosphere. However in all fairness, it must be noted that I am new to the winery scene and have only a few other experiences to judge it on. Montelle and Dutzow are both very nice places.

Tara from St. Louis on 06/07/2005 09:37 AM:
That's funny because I noticed there were A LOT of older people that couldn't handle the wine when I was there. It was very suprising to me and funny!

ladybug from Alton Area, IL on 07/18/2008 06:19 PM:
I enjoyed Mount Pleasant. I'm also new to the winery scene. I've never been to one that charges for tasting but it didnt bother me. I receive a coupon & got my $5 back when I bought a bottle (or 2)to take home in the gift shop, so it evened out. The wine was tasty! I appreciate the person who compares it to Europien wines. The view was nice, entertainment in the afternoon on weekends. We enjoyed ourselves & will be back.

A J from Caister-on-Sea, UK on 07/11/2008 12:56 PM:
A charming but very quiet little town, mid-week in July. We stayed at Anchor Mills B&B, a delightful house with a warm and welcoming hostess in Kathleen Turner. Excellent breakfast food and coffee! Be sure to have food available for an evening meal though, as all the eateries in town close around 5pm mid-week. Cafe Bella is a nice place to eat.

Be sure also to have bug repellent ready, as a drainage ditch runs alongside the Trail here and the biters are out in force. The wineries are well worth a visit.

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Bob/Margie from Davenport IA on 07/10/2008 02:53 PM:
Awesome! Stayed here a few weeks ago while riding Clinton - St. Charles. Debbie and Bill made us feel like we were staying with old friends. Patio was great - we relaxed with a glass of wine and a loaf of warm bread and slept like a baby in the Rose Room. Breakfast was wonderful! Would stay again.

River Witch Saloon (Augusta)
Maura from St. Louis on 06/30/2008 06:31 PM:
Last fall I was riding from Weldon Springs to Marthasville and back. I got as far as Dutzow and was attacked by a dog. I rode my bike to Augusta with two large puncture wounds in my calf, bleeding extensively. I went into the River Witch Saloon and was treated horribly. I was in tears and asked if I could use the restroom to wash the blood from my wounds which were filthy from the trail. My entire shoe was filled with blood and my wounds were obvious. The bartender told me to go somewhere else further down the street. What a jerk. He was so rude to me. I rode on to Defiance where I was treated for my injury by a very kind shop owner. I will never go to this dump again. Beware!

Anonymous on 07/01/2008 06:56 AM:
Them dogs from Deon's bar in Pilot grove are on the lose again. We need to get a posse up and take care of those critters. Have to bolt the door on the bar first to keep the locals in. Can't let those dudes out in main street public.

Augusta Winery (Augusta)
Jim from Washington Court House on 06/23/2008 09:26 PM:
Great winery to visit. The lady behind the counter was very patient and extremely helpful with our tasting. She explained different things with the wines. Without a doubt you have to visit this winery if you visit any of them. It may be a little smaller than the others but I think that is what helps the charm. The Ice Wine is wonderful.

Lindenhof Bed & Breakfast (Augusta)
Jim from Washington Court House on 06/23/2008 09:17 PM:
We stayed here on a Wednesday night a few weeks ago and had a great time. The owners really just let you relax and weren't around except at check in and when she made breakfast. I know if we needed anything though they were just in the other part of the house. Breakfast was awesome, stuffed french toast with white chocolate, strawberries, and blueberries. She also made some type of egg creation with cream that I can't remember what it was called but very good. The setting is very quiet and relaxing and not too far off the trail. Would recommend if you are looking for a great B&B

Red Brick Inn (Augusta)
J Chambers from Arnold, MD & W. Lafayette, IN on 06/21/2008 01:08 PM:
Red Brick Inn 31 May 2008. Biking the Katy Trail with two teen age grandsons, Sedalia to St. Charles. We spent some time on the internet selecting B&B’s along the trail and The Red Brick Inn was the frosting on the cake before our final short run to St. Charles. Beautiful old home built in 1867, large rooms, sumptuous and elegant breakfast. Marine or Naval Aviators would enjoy visiting with Gary. We would stay there again.

Red Brick Inn (Augusta)
kittywhiz from Oregon on 06/06/2008 11:21 PM:
This was definitely my favorite place to stay on the trail. Beautiful home, great hot tub, delicious cookies and breakfast, and friendly hosts. Great small town to walk around and see interesting artsy shops. Visit the winery- I didn't expect Missouri wines to be so good.

Ashley's Rose Restaurant & Inn (Augusta)
kittywhiz from Oregon on 06/06/2008 11:15 PM:
We stayed at the wonderful Red Brick Inn. Unfortunately, there is not much choice for dinner in Augusta in May and we made the wrong choice. We should have eaten at the brewery, as Ashley's Rose was not good.

River Witch Cabins
Leann from Pryor, OK on 06/05/2008 05:27 PM:
If you have four or more cyclists in your group, the River Witch Cabin is terrific! We were greeted with wine, cheese and crackers, and that was just the start of a great evening. The owners and manager take care of anything you need, including providing a bike wash for us. The cabin is historic, charming, comfortable and great for a group. With two king and three double beds that are like sleeping on clouds, and a really cool bedroom loft, there's a place for everyone. The stuffed french toast/eggs benedict breakfast was the fuel we need to get to St. Charles. This would also be a wonderful "girls weekend away" destination. I will definitely be back.

Anchor Mill Inn (Augusta)
Gray and Shelley from Tulsa, OK on 06/05/2008 02:22 PM:
WOW! We could not be more pleased with our stay at the Anchor Mill Inn. Normal check in is 4-6pm, but the Innkeeper kindly agreed to let us check in around 9pm. As it turned out, our train was late arriving in Washington and the bike ride from Washington to Dutzow to Augusta took longer than expected, so it was very late when we trudged in. Even so, Kathleen was gracious and happy to receive us when we finally arrived, exhausted. Our room was spacious by B&B standards. The private bathroom had an ample shower. The Inn has a nice hottub and pool which we would have jumped in had we not been wiped out. Breakfast the next morning was beautifully presented and absolutely wonderful to eat. The gardens around the home are lovely. I felt like I was visiting a wonderful old aunt I'd not seen in years. I only wish our travel plans would have let us stay longer, but we'll definitely return to the Anchor Mill Inn someday.

Augusta Wine Country Inn (Augusta)
annie&jeff from Columbia MO on 05/18/2008 01:33 PM:
Enjoyed our stay. We met two other friend-couples who motored in. This is a perfect place for three couples -- each can have a room of own -- plus there is a roomy additional common room & a lovely veranda. I could imagine this space would be good also for a "girls' weekend." I'd love to stay for two nights next time.

Montelle Winery (Augusta)
annie&jeff from Columbia MO on 05/18/2008 07:37 AM:
We love this place. It has grown in size substantially since about 5 years ago. So there is a much bigger crowd than there used to be. But what has remained: very friendly service, generous wine tasting, and the view is one of the best among the wineries in Missouri. We rode in a car with friends we met in Augusta. I would not cycle the road to Montelle because of lack of safety.

Augusta Brewing Co. (Augusta)
annie&jeff from Columbia MO on 05/18/2008 07:27 AM:
A welcome respit very near the trail: location a plus. Lunch was good enogh--we were hungry! Dinner dishes were uneven. Some were great - mussels, a wonderful soup -- but some were not so great - tenderloin appeared in fact to be a cheaper cut of beef The sevice was fine & some of the beers good. Note this place is fairly large. We were really happy to sit outside: the many asian poppies in May were beautiful! We'd go there again.

Augusta Winery (Augusta)
Michele from Chicago on 08/17/2007 12:18 PM:
This was a fun place to visit and within walking distance from "down town" Augusta. The staff was friendly. We didn't visit the other wineries because they were on the highway, or we had to back further to get to them and we were too hot to bike anymore that day. The wine was pretty good too!

The Hoosier Wino from Indianapolis on 03/23/2008 08:21 AM:
Do not visit Augusta without going to AUGUSTA WINERY. I repeat, do not miss this winery. Sure, it is very small and crowded but possesses a unique charm. You will not find a better bang for the buck anywhere in Missouri Wine Country. They also have great case sales. Their Norton is one of the best.

gc from Columbia, Mo. on 03/23/2008 08:49 PM:
Another good 'un. Very nice staff and some very nice Norton. If you have a sweet tooth, give the ice wine a whirl. You might need insulin, tho.