Katy Trail Home  The Katy Trail and Rock Island Trail Rock Island Trail Home

School House B&B

Lodging
Mile marker 178.3
504 Third St @ Clark St.
573-698-2022
Directions: Pike St. crosses trail @ trailhead. N on Pike 2.5 blocks to Third. Left on 3rd one block
School House B&B 11 rooms; restored historic schoolhouse featuring King & Queen rooms, all w/ private baths, central heat and AC.
Full multi-course breakfast included.
Also secure bike storage with air compressor and tools.
School House BB
Your Current Location (if allowed by browser)
Katy Trail

Forum Discussions about School House B&B

School House B&B in Rocheport
Kaity Cotten from Jefferson City on 11/05/2018 09:11 AM:
We had the best time at the School House B&B. It was a wonderful mini vacation and a true break from reality. The hosts were so welcoming and provided tons of helpful information to ensure we enjoyed our stay. It is in the perfect location and close to the trail. They had a place for us to put our bike (we ended up keeping them in our vehicle). They also had cloths for us to wipe our bikes down after a damp ride. The breakfast was amazing. The entire experience was so cozy and everything was EXTREMELY CLEAN! (This coming from a neat freak). It was very classy, I will stay there again and recommend it highly.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Alex Pirnie from Greenwood on 10/17/2018 03:21 PM:
The girlfriend and I drove to Rocheport and did some cycling on the Katy. Stayed in The Teacher's Pet room. The entire place is beautiful! The grounds, the building, everything. Breakfast was amazing and we felt right at home. Highly recommend and we will be back again.

 
Susan from Nashville, TN on 10/19/2018 04:38 PM:
We also had a wonderful stay at the School House B&B. They provided everything we needed, wonderful hospitality and a great breakfast. We stayed in the poetry room. It was fun meeting other travelers. Rocheport was a quaint town- The food was surprising great, and there is a clothing boutique across the street from the School House that has beautiful selections of clothes and jewelry.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Donna Shaw from Boulder CO on 09/18/2017 05:33 PM:
We stayed on a Saturday, rate was $250. Not for the budget traveller but worth every $. Locked bike storage. Beautiful bedroom which was the cleanest I've ever stayed in. The house and gardens are gorgeous. The breakfast was delicious and there were afternoon snacks / cold and hot drinks available.
We booked the day before, so too late to arrange early check in but it would've been very useful if we'd been able to check in earlier than 4pm or even drop our bikes off.

 
Anonymous on 09/19/2017 03:25 PM:
The Dormitory at the School House for around $100 is for the budget minded. Otherwise the School House is overpriced although many apparent B&B newbies seem enamored with the place.

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 09/20/2017 02:19 PM:
Wow, I stay at a beach-front condo on Maui for less than $250.00.

 
Observer from Rocheport on 09/22/2017 01:06 PM:
I noted in the original post that the School House room price was stated and the poster thought the price was "worth every $". Following posters took issue with this and said the SH is over priced. I'd like to point out that the SH has been in business for over 25 years, has many repeat customers who are not newbies to B&B travel but are in fact seasoned/experienced B&B travelers. The prices don't seem to bother them at all. BKT.com posters complain rather excessively about prices of things and services along the Katy Trail. I'd suggest that if the price of something is objectionable to you that you make the choice to spend your money other ways. Clearly, if a business charges what they charge and stay in business for many years, we can safely assume that their goods and services are of sufficient quality to attract enough customers to stay open. The School House appears to be a prosperous business so I'll go out on a limb here and assume whatever they are selling is good stuff. Luckily, the Katy Trail has a variety of business with a range of pricing to accommodate the demands of the traveling public. If you see an unfilled need for goods and services along the Katy, I suggest you pull up your boot straps and try your hand at business. You'll quickly find that you can't please everyone and you probably shouldn't try.

 
Jim from St Thomas on 09/22/2017 01:55 PM:
" BKT.com posters complain rather excessively about prices of things and services along the Katy Trail."

Care to back up that generalization with evidence? People on this site are perfectly capable of sifting through the positive and negative posts and making up their own mind. No need to lecture folks just because your business (or a business you like) gets a couple of posts questioning the value for the dollar. As you say "the Katy Trail has a variety of business with a range of pricing to accommodate the demands of the traveling public."

 
Jim from St Thomas on 09/22/2017 02:03 PM:
I will also add that, even though I hear the accommodations on Maui are superb, there is no easy way to get there from Rocheport on a bike and the costs for a shuttle is kind of pricey.........

 
Gary from Near Tebbetts on 09/24/2017 02:16 PM:
Well Bro, perhaps I meant it must be a fantastic place based on the comparable price. ??

 
Jim from St Thomas on 09/27/2017 11:16 AM:
My apologies.......just another one of my sad attempts at humor.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Denise and Dave from St. Louis, MO on 09/25/2017 07:47 PM:
We had a lovely weekend of riding on the trail and stayed in such a convenient location. The Schoolhouse B & B is quite accommodating to cyclists. They provide a great shed to store bikes and they provide a lovely place to rest between rides.

School House B&B in Rocheport
JohnJen from Galena on 09/16/2017 08:19 PM:
Perfect place to stay while you explore Rocheport & the Katy Trail, a short ride down the hill & your on the Trail. We booked a room with a jacuzzi as I have health issues and need that little pampering after riding, but with or without the jacuzzi, you'll find the schoolhouse B & B to be the perfect place to stay. Wonderful food, wonderful hosts, goodies waiting in the evening, and relaxing outdoor spaces.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Francis Jansen from Rogersville on 09/16/2017 03:27 PM:
It was our favorite Bed and breakfast of the 3 b&b's we stayed on the Katy Trail!
I am so glad my hubby found this on line and made the reservation! Everything about our stay was perfect! We had ridden about 27 miles that day so the jetted tub was a bonus. The School house is perfectly set up with beautiful and spacious rooms, each a slightly different take on the School house theme. Mike, the owner-host is a great chef in his own ritght and had baked chocolate chip cookies and made iced tea to tied us over until dinner. We stayed in the "Teacher's Pet" suite at the top of the house. It is so cute and comfy! Our bikes were safely locked up inside the enclosed fenced yard but had the option to lock them up in a shed on property. The breakfast was delicious and hearty as we made our last trek of 37 miles to Jefferson City that day. We will definitely stay again and highly recommend to anyone else traveling on the KT trail! It was such a treat!!!

School House B&B in Rocheport
Debby Shiney from Topeka Ks on 09/04/2017 08:38 PM:
What a wonderful place to stay. I decided last minute to take a long anticipated trip to ride the Katy Trail. Called the Inn and they had room for me, when I got there they even upgraded my room! It was the most relaxing place I have ever stayed and traveling alone they made me feel safe and comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful stay. I will be back, room was clean, breakfast delicious, atmosphere amazing, historic element awesome, enjoyed my ride so much.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Tom and Linda from St Charles MO on 10/26/2016 05:49 PM:
The School House dating back to 1914 is a adorable B&B, Lisa and Mike are great host. They have a nice supply of beer in the fridge for a small fee and have a wine cooler stocked with wine form the local winery 1/4 mile away also for a small fee. The yard is perfect for some wine and a relaxing evening enjoying the gardens and evening. We we cycling the Katy Trail and didn't want our bikes left outside so Lisa told us about her Bike Shed where you store your bikes and gear. The breakfast was fabulous. We met a couple from Virginia beach who were riding the whole thrall they were very nice, wish we would have gotten their email. Would love to visit again.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Jbw from Carbondale on 09/02/2016 10:15 PM:
Perfect spot for a night on the trail. Nice people, great room, fantastic breakfast, and a locked shed for my bike! Consider eating at Abigail's for dinner but you must have reservations.

School House B&B in Rocheport
SWG from Springfield on 08/23/2016 05:12 PM:
Great place to stay in Rocheport !! Such a fun and unique setting; each room decorated beautifully. Very accomadating for those using the Katy, such as bike storage, cleaning rags, etc. Wonderful owners and a huge, delicious breakfast. Many nice extras.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Bill Whaley from Wright City MO on 08/21/2016 07:51 AM:
The Schoolhouse is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. Obviously it has a unique history and setting but they have taken this old schoolhouse and turned into something really special. It is much more like a home than a schoolhouse yet everywhere you look there are charming and tasteful reminders of the origins. All that aside, the two things that impressed us the most was the immaculate housekeeping (this place could honestly pass the white glove test even though it is huge with many rooms) and secondly the attention to detail both in their guests comfort and the decorating. EVERYTHING is absolute quality! This is a five star B&B at very reasonable pricing. Of course Rocheport is a charming getaway town and Katy trail is just down the street but the Schoolhouse stands on its own merit. We will be back for sure.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Bill and Sharon Kingston from Omaha, Ne on 06/26/2016 09:27 PM:
We were fortunate to spend two nights at the School House B&B on June 21st & 22nd. The hospitality, accommodations, and food were incredible and we highly recommend this venue to travelers and bikers alike. It's proximity to the Katy trail made it an ideal B&B for us!!

School House B&B in Rocheport
Carol Wehrli from St; Louis on 06/20/2016 01:24 PM:
Such a nice place to stay! It was a beautiful room with a private bath and cable TV. The next morning there was a gourmet breakfast served at 9am. The owner was so gracious and had all the equipment to fill up the tires on my bike.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Regina from St.Louis on 04/02/2016 03:58 PM:
Great access to Katy Trail. Wonderful room, an
amazing breakfast, nice owners, would definitely go back. A plus was bike storage, bike tools, refrigerator. free drinks, and more!

School House B&B in Rocheport
Robyn from St. Louis on 11/15/2015 06:46 PM:
My husband and I wanted to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary biking the Katy Trail in Rocheport (which is what we did on our first date). I looked for a B&B on Trip Advisor and found School House B&B. I chose it based on reviews and location. I was glad I did. We brought our own bikes (from St. Louis). We arrived late, but it wasn't a problem. I let the owners know in advance we would be arriving later, and they left us our key, and a detailed note on how to get into the bike shed to lock up our bikes. They have a locked shed in the back of the property. It was very convenient. It even has an air compressor for airing up your tires and some tools for working on your bike if needed. The inn is located about 2 blocks from the trailhead. It was very easy to access. We biked 17 miles into Columbia to eat lunch (we enjoyed our meal at The Flat Branch Pub near the end of the trail in Columbia). We then biked back to the inn, making a stop at Les Bourgeois Winery on the way.

I would recommend bringing a cable lock to lock your bike up at the restaurant, and especially if you plan to go to the winery. We locked our bikes at the bottom of the hill (about ½ mile uphill climb, but worth it for the views over the bluff down to the Missouri River).

The inn itself was fantastic. It was incredibly clean and the owners were very nice and friendly. We ate 2 breakfasts there, and they were both delicious. Our room was the Hide and Seek room, which is the only room on the lower level. It was very quite and private down there. It had free WiFi, a TV/DVD player (there is a bookshelf full of DVDs on the 2nd floor), a private shower and bathroom, and a mini fridge, and a very comfortable king sized bed. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to others.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Mike and Teresa from O'Fallon, MO on 11/09/2015 12:21 PM:
Plan your Katy Trail ride to include an overnight (or two) at the School House B&B. Mike and Lisa go above and beyond to accommodate their guests, and their attention to detail is what makes us return year after year. We truly felt like treasured guests. Our room was lovely and comfortable and the perfect getaway to celebrate our anniversary. Breakfast both mornings was generous and beyond delicious and fueled us for the entire day on the trail. Ask your hosts to make dinner reservations at Abigail's -- another great experience, but avoid Monday and Tuesday, as Abigail's is closed on those days.

 
Jim on 11/10/2015 07:29 PM:
Really enjoyed our stay here. Very great accomidations and friendly owners. Nice grounds and a place to lockup your bikes. Would stay here again.

School House B&B in Rocheport
KateSkates from Strasburg VA on 10/26/2015 10:24 AM:
The School House B&B was awesome! I loved that it had been repurposed to a B&B but kept some nice touches from the past like real chalkboards, bells, Dick & Jane art. The Poetry room was fantastic (with poetry books!), robes, Q tips, beautiful décor, comfy bed, wine and opener, a shed for bikes with a compressor, nice outdoor seating, hearty breakfast. I loved this place and highly recommend it.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Seaview from Missouri on 09/17/2015 03:20 PM:
Beautiful building, and rooms(looked at most of them). Great breakfast, although we were the only guests. Very comfortable atmosphere, cosy, nice amenities with lots of couch spaces and chairs. Cool reception by the hosts; they just did seem very enthusiastic. May have been a bad day for them. He thoroughly enjoyed this B & B, and would recommend it to anyone.

 
Poonjabby from Olathe, Kansas on 09/30/2015 08:06 AM:
Your review makes no sense.

 
Jim from St Thomas on 09/30/2015 12:56 PM:
In my humble opinion the review made perfect sense. Your reply - not so much.

 
Doug from Bluffton on 09/30/2015 10:53 PM:
I agree Poonjabby. Seaview's post was not very clear. I THINK they meant to say "they did not seem very enthusiastic" and "We thoroughly enjoyed this B&B" but that still seems more than a little contradictory.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Anonymous from Missouri on 09/17/2015 02:17 PM:
Tastefully decorated rooms, fantastic breakfast. beautifully restored historic building. Hospitality OK but not fantastic. If you go to Rocheport on a weekday, and are not a wine drinker, there is not much to do.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Jim Davis from Springfield, Mo on 09/08/2015 05:00 AM:
Beautiful facilities, excellent services, warm hospitality, and more amenities than we could ever have imagined. Great thought and care could be seen and appreciated at every turn. When combined with the town, the area, and the trail, it just can't be beat in the Midwest.

School House B&B in Rocheport
Becky Skeens from Kirkwood ,mo on 07/13/2015 01:02 PM:
This is a beautiful B&B with great food.... However, the male owner of this place really needs to work on people skills and hospitality. We didn't feel in the least bit welcome. We had 7 in our group with 4 rooms and felt like we were just an inconvience. He wanted to give us breakfast at 9am and most Bikers I know would never start a ride that late in the July heat, so we told he didn't need to make us breakfast that we'd be gone and he did step up and make us breakfast at 7am, which was very nice and greatly appreciated, but he made us feel guilty about it. This is a really cute place, with comfy beds, if the owner could work on his people skills it would be outstanding.

 
Cathy from Jefferson City on 07/13/2015 08:16 PM:
Sorry to hear about your experience. I had a completely different experience. My husband, sister and I stayed there. The owners were both wonderful and helpful. The property is beautiful, rooms are comfortable, the patio was relaxing. We discovered a flat tire when it was time to leave and the owner fixed our flat without complaint, and refused to take any payment.

We loved the breakfast. We were riding during May, so having breakfast at 9 and then heading out was no problem. I suspect you wanted to get out early to get as much biking in before the temperature went too high, so I don't blame you for that. I'm used to B & B owners saying breakfast is at 9 am. When we've asked other B & B owners for earlier breakfast, we were offered a bagged breakfast.

I hope your trip was an overall success.

 
Marvelous on 07/15/2015 11:50 AM:
Typically breakfast and dinner times for B&Bs should be mutually agreed with the owners and tenants as early as possible. Complaining for two hours difference is something I would put in the "water at the
trailhead wasn't as cold as I hoped it would be" category.

 
Anonymous on 07/15/2015 08:40 PM:
If you put it in the category of "the water wasn't cold at the trailhead" you don't ride much in July heat... 2 hours can make the difference between a pleasant day on the trail and serious dehydration...depending on your riding distance, etc.

 
Marvelous on 07/17/2015 04:47 PM:
Anon, If you get dehydrated because of 2 hrs difference in start time in the 90/90 July heat you are definitely not hydrating before you start at any time and are not ready for and have not trained adequately and obviously not acclimated to the riding distance, temps/and humidity.

 
Becky from Kirkwood ,mo on 07/28/2015 08:07 PM:
It was an exceptionally hot day and leaving early was a must, we had 60 + miles to ride. Our issue wasn't really breakfast at all. We just didn't feel at all welcome and felt like we were an inconvience. Maybe we just caught the owner on a bad day. He certainly made quite a bit of money from our group. We would have expected a warm welcome with a smile like everyone else we dealt with on the trail across the state. It didn't ruin our trip at all.

 
School House Innkeeper from Rocheport on 08/09/2015 11:21 AM:
We enjoyed hosting this cyclist group and are disappointed that we didn't meet their hospitality expectations. Our regular breakfast time for our leisure guests, especially on weekends, is 9 am, but we try our best to accommodate early breakfast requests for cyclists trying to 'beat the Summer heat' on the trail. As we typically do not know a cycling group's agenda/schedule until they check-in, if they indicate that 9 am will not work for them during our guest orientation, that's when we offer to serve them an earlier breakfast with the time dependent on the group's consensus about when they plan to depart the next morning. It is never our intention to make a guest feel guilty about that; in fact we insist they do not leave without having some type of breakfast option, either a self-serve continental breakfast or a full hot breakfast if that is their preference.