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Birk's Gasthaus

Hermann MO
Mile marker 100.8
700 Goethe Street
888-701-2495 / 573-486-2911

Birk's Gasthaus is located < 3 miles from the Katy Trail, in Hermann MO

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Anonymous on 06/16/2009 09:19 AM:
im really going to miss rick and dianne i been coming down for 4 years now and i always loved that little turtle named jimmy he was great but not as great as rick and dianne.i always felt right at home with them i will be traveling down to stay but i hope its as good as it used to be im sure it will be your pal mrs.champlain

Trek on 06/16/2009 09:45 AM:
I don't know about the previous team there, but the new folks could not have been more accomodating during our stay at Birk's last year. We rode in late....tired and hungry. They quickly offered to phone a pizza order in for us and offered soda from their fridge. We quickly accepted!

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Janete Eaker and Lynsi Rahorst from Kansas City on 07/14/2008 12:41 PM:
Birk's Gasthaus has a new owner: a friendly lady by the name of L.C. However, the service was as superb as when Rick was the owner. We were there for 4th of July festivities and a Katy trail ride. L.C. was very helpful with updating us on the best places to eat, and to see. The only thing that we thought it was "questionable" in this experience was the lack of housekeeping for our room while we were there, but we figured it was probably because of the holiday. Overall, L.C. is doing a great job keeping up with the previous owners' excellent reputation as B&B hosts, even though I did miss Rick's homemade, warm, brownie topped with vanilla ice-cream at night!

gc from Columbia, Mo. on 07/29/2008 01:54 PM:
So what became of Rick and Diane?

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David and Tyler Kate Ferguson from Bloomington, Indiana on 10/12/2007 08:37 PM:
Rick was a great host. He really provided a great atmosphere. Room was comfortable.

Shower was great. Breakfast was good and company was entertaining. Not sure if it's

standard service but Rick made us brownies at nite - maybe he just wanted brownies and

decided to share, but he made us feel like welcome guests. We recommend Birks.

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Carol & Dan from Cypress, TX on 09/02/2007 07:49 AM:
We stayed at Birk's this past July and had a wonderful visit. The breakfasts were terrific, the room very comfy, and the hosts especially friendly.

After we stayed at another B&B in St. Genevieve, we appreciated our stay with Rick and Diane even more.

Karla from Effingham, IL on 09/07/2007 06:49 PM:
How did you get from the trail to Hermann? Did you just bike it or did you use a shuttle? We are staying in Hermann in a couple of weeks and were wondering how much problem it will be getting from the trail to the BnB.

Jsample on 09/07/2007 08:41 PM:
if you stay at Birk's Gasthaus, they will come and get you from the trailhead. Just call ahead. But if you stay elsewhere and the innkeepers don't provide transportation, the new bridge is open and its far better than before. You'd really have no trouble riding from the trailhead into town.

Wyn from Colorado Springs on 09/09/2007 10:14 PM:
We just returned from our second stay at Birk's. This is the best place in Hermann. Rick and Diane are wonderful hosts, and Rick's breakfasts will take you pretty far down the trail. This is what the bed and breakfast experience is all about!

Anonymous on 09/10/2007 09:14 AM:
No problem getting across the new bridge at Hermann. Probably less than a half mile from trail across the bridge. Once across plenty of bed and breakfast available.

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Linda M from Tucson, AZ on 07/01/2007 02:59 PM:
We stayed here for two nights and were very happy with Birk's Gasthaus. Rick's a cyclist and can assist with minor bike repairs and adjustments if necessary. Great full breakfast and brownies and ice cream in the evening. We enjoyed meeting the other hotel guests at breakfast.

The Stone Hill Winery is walking distance from Birk's so we took a winery tour & tasting and had dinner there.

Rick picked us up at Loutre Market and shuttled us over the bridge, though it's probably possible to flag down a pickup in the Loutre Market parking lot that is going over the bridge. Returning to the trail from Hermann it's a lot easier to cross the bridge by bike and the new bridge with a bike lane should be finished in August.

We recommend this place to other cyclists.

Betty Ann Mattingly from Springfield,Ky. on 07/16/2007 09:42 PM:
My first time at a B&B turned out to be a very rewarding experience. Our host was very interesting and made our stay a delightful time. The breakfasts were excellent and we enjoyed the other guests and had fun getting to know them. My daughter and I wish to thank Rick and his wife for opening up their home to us and making us feel welcomed

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Jsample on 07/01/2007 10:21 AM:
We stayed at Birk's Gasthaus and had a very nice time. Rick was kind enough to help us repair a tire, and make suggestions for dinner. Great host. And the brownies and ice cream was fantastic! Highly recommended.

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ron 7rose jordan from waterloo,iowa on 06/26/2007 07:45 PM:
we would like to say we had a very nice and relaxing stay with rick. He served a wonderful breakfast.We enjoyed the company we shared at breakfast. Our tour of the winery was very enlightning.We would rcommend to anyone wanting a relaxing time and town,to stay with Rick and Diane at thier guest house.We would enjoy doing it again sometime,Tahk You Rick.

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Janete Eaker from Kansas City on 06/19/2007 11:50 AM:
After a 53-mile day at the trail, we were welcomed at Birk's guesthaus by Rick with a brownie, ice-cream, and fudge desert from the heavens! The house was huge, our room was very charming, the jacuzzi was very refreshing, and breakfast was filling. Rick and Dianne were wonderful hosts. We will definetely be back in the fall with relatives.

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D Heitkamp from Glen Carbon, IL on 04/12/2007 11:18 AM:
We just returned from a stay at Birk's Gasthaus. What a great B&B! Comfortable beds, immaculate, pleasant rooms, charming setting, reasonable pricing, wonderful hosts and breakfasts the gods would give up their ambrosia for. We highly recommend Birk's.

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Kelly M from Columbia on 10/16/2006 04:22 PM:
I have been a frequent guest at Birk's in Hermann, Missouri. The owners are friendly and very willing to extend their hospitality to those biking the Katy Trail. The accomodations are comfortable, the service is good and the breakfasts are tasty. Birk's has a large covered porch where guests can visit and enjoy the town.

Jay & Marge from Shelbina on 10/18/2006 06:56 PM:
Rick and Nancy are very friendly and hospitable. Rick cooks a great breakfast! We slept well. Thanks Nancy & Rick!

Wilson from Santa Barbara on 10/21/2006 09:54 PM:
We recently (October 19) stayed with Rick and Dianne (two American kids in the heartland?) at Birk's. The place is friendly, the breakfast was epic and Rick picks up and delivers bikies from the McKittrick trailhead so you don't need to hassle with the super narrow bridge into Hermann. Price was decent too!

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Mike Ebers from Ofallon on 09/18/2006 06:20 PM:
Birk's was fantastic. I rode the trail from Weldon Spring to Hermann and stayed at Birk's this Sunday. The owner Rick picked us up at McKittrick on the trail. I ended up with a flat tire at the end of my trip and the trail was really wet from rain. Rick hosed off our bikes, fixed my flat tire and replaced it with one of his own innertubes and tires at no charge. He also washed our wet clothes and shoes and provided us with refreshments and brownies in the afternoon. He then drove us to Stone Hill Winery for a great dinner. The breakfast was also great. Rick also drove us back over to the trail for our return ride. This hospitality made the trip very enjoyable and saved me from having to find a bike shop in Hermann. The house was also fantastic and the rooms very clean. Overall a great experience.

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Cliff Jones from Wichita, KS on 09/16/2006 12:22 AM:
My Dad and I went on a 4 day ride from Sedalia to Herman and back. The folks at Birks were the best. They treated us like kings!! They came to the trail head at McKittrick and picked us up, drove us to a restaurant for dinner and then came back and picked us up. While we were out Rick though our riding clothes in the wash. Since we had a 70 mile ride the next day we talked to Rick about getting an early start and if there was any way that we could something for breakfast and a ride back to the trail head. He set up a early breakfast (eggs, french toast, sausage and fresh fruit... WOWit was a tremendous meal)then he gave us the keys to his truck and told us to take it and they would pick it up latter. I know we will be back next year. 5 stars.

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Vera from Kent, OH on 06/24/2006 07:47 PM:
This was our favorite B&B. The owner, Rick, was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was warm and inviting. People hung out in the common rooms to talk or sat out on the wrap around porch. The breakfast was huge and fabulous and we had a brownie with ice cream for a night snack! Our room was nicely decorated and clean with a very comfortable bed. If you want, he'll pick you up or give you a ride to the trail but we rode there without a hitch.

AC from MT Pleasant IA on 06/28/2006 10:21 AM:
Our experience was the same as above! It was wonderful. Rick joined us on the porch for an evening beverage. We talked, laughed, learned about Hermann, and had an enjoyable, relaxing evening after a short ride on the trail. We were joined by the other guests on the porch and we exchanged experiences. Our room was very clean, comfortable and quiet. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was a delicious feast and we also had the brownie/ice cream experience as a bedtime snack. Both Rick and his wife Dianne were wonderful hosts. Our group highly recommends this experience. It was the first B&B for me. I'd return in minute. A note on Hermann, not much going on Monday or Tuesday and we tried to find a place to eat after our ride which was about 8:30pm on a Monday - choices - subway, caseys, pizza hut. Try Birks - you won't regret it.