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Globe Hotel (Hartsburg)

We enjoyed our stay at the Globe Hotel. Jeannette greeted us with lemonade and provided a deluxe continental breakfast for us (fresh muffins, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, warm cinnamon buns). There are three well-behaved resident cats in the house (they are not allowed in the guests rooms) so if you are allergic you might not want to stay here.
We don't recommend traveling the Katy Trail on Monday or Tuesday though, as the services were very limited and most of the restaurants closed.
posted Jul 1 2007 3:09PM - Linda M, Tucson, AZ

Could you explain more about services and restaurants that were closed? We are planning a Monday, Tuesday Wednesday ride (Rocheport, Hartsburg, Augusta) in August.
posted Jul 7 2007 3:13PM - Michele

Not good, Michele. Most businesses in Rocheport and Hartsburg are closed on Monday and Tuesday. Click on the towns on the map at the top of this page for information. Also, were you planning to ride Hartsburg to Augusta in one day? It's 87 miles. I'm not saying you can't do it, but I would not want to without plenty of food.
posted Jul 8 2007 9:04AM - savage24, KC,MO

One option - although it might not fit your riding plans - is to ride into Columbia, where you'll be able to find anything you need any day of the week. The MKT trail, which leads into the heart of Columbia, connects with the Katy Trail at mile 169.9, just west of McBaine. The downside is that it's 9 miles into Columbia, so this will add 18 miles round-trip to your total mileage.
posted Jul 8 2007 10:52AM - Ray (webmaster)

We are doing Rocheport, Hartsburg, Bluffton, Augusta, Monday - Wednesday. I have called a few places between Rocheport and Hartsburg, (Trailside Cafe-Rocheport, Katfish Katy's-Huntsdale, Lucy's-McBain, Coopers Landing, yesterday Monday and today (Tuesday) and talked to live people who said they were open on Mondays, so I'm not too worried, but I will take some emergency food along! Do you think things have changed from a few weeks ago?
posted Jul 10 2007 11:47AM - Michele

We stayed at the Globe and found it a good value. Jeanette is a great hostess. Breakfast was good for biking, and Jeanette got up early so we could get a good early start and beat the heat. The Globe is not fancy, but the rooms and bathrooms are spotless. The winery or Dotties were not open because we arrived on a Monday, but we ate an early dinner/late lunch at the Hitching Post at 4pm. We arrived in town at 10:00 am, took a walk, a nap, and ate energy bars until the bar opened. Hartsburg is definitely a sleepy little town!
posted Aug 17 2007 11:59AM - Michele, Chicago

Our group of 9 stayed at the Globe Hotel September 23 and were very pleased. Jeanette was delightful and very gracious . . . greeting us with homemade lemonade. The rooms were clean and comfy, breakfast was delicous as described above. All rooms are up a steep stairway, so if stairs are difficult to navigate, one would not want to stay here. We were very fortunate to learn a brand new bar had opened next door the week before, as Dottie's has closed and there would not have been any place for us to eat dinner the night of our stay. The food at the bar was delicious and the manager very attentive to us on arrival.
posted Oct 10 2009 11:03PM - Cindy Bernard, Kokomo, IN

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