Cindy D. from Edwardsville, IL on 08/17/2020 03:41 PM:
Sept 2019 & August 2020: My husband & I have stayed here twice in the past year while biking the Katy Trail. If you like a beautiful rolling hill setting that's away from the noise and hustle & bustle of downtown Hermann, then this place is for you. We stay in the guest apartment that's perfect for two, but also has a pull out couch bed for additional guests. (they also have a full house to rent for larger gatherings). The apartment has a Full kitchen, living area, dining area, 1 bedroom, spacious and new bathroom, shared patio & fire pit. We call on Debbie w/ 'Lyft You Up' to take us into to town for dinner & wine, groceries, medical attention from bike injury :-o. Full door-to-door transportation. She is an awesome tour guide as well. We found Debbie because the owners of White Wolf Inn had all the needed info in a binder in the apartment. BTW - the apartment & house are spacious, clean and lovely. I didn't want to leave and plan a girl's get away there after Covid 2020 goes away. It's the only place we stay and will be back often. The property is only a few miles from downtown Hermann and accessible by the bike trail if you desire. Located off the bike trail and up a slight incline to reach the Inn. We made it just fine even with a weeks worth of gear loaded down in our bike panniers and tired legs after a 38-mile ride of 2019 flood detours. Don't miss the Corner Restaurant just down the hill from the White Wolf Inn on Hwy 94. OMG!! Casual dining - Fantastic lunch, dinner, breakfast and DO NOT MISS the desserts! Perfect meals for coming off the trail - clean and nicely appointed interior, super friendly staff. So - I almost hate to give away this 'best kept secret' of the Hermann MO area, but how can you not enjoy the quiet, star gazing, fire pit, and awaken to the cows grazing nearby and not want to share with other bicyclists who love the outdoors. Plus, bonus, it's not nearly as expensive as many of the places downtown Hermann. ;-). I feel safe there too. The owners live down the road and are always available for questions. I find they are promptly responsive to text or email communications. And - if you get the chance to meet them, you'll find they are very kind people & a pleasure to visit with. Golfers - bring your clubs, there is a beautiful 9-hole course a few miles up the road. For us, it the best of several ways to enjoy the area. Just hope we get there first!
Trail: we biked 8/13/2020 from Rhineland toward Trelor (great burgers there!) and back. Rains had come through the week prior and there were wash outs on the trail making for a rough ride if you weren't alert. There were 2 trail workers surveying the trail conditions, some limbs had been removed or cut. Still - with all the rains, best to ride alert. We switch off being the lead rider who watches for washouts. The trail takes a little extra effort to peddle when it's been wet. Excellent adventure if you bike any distance at all. It was really hot the following day so we took a break from riding and opted for a day in the AC.
This webpage & forum typically has all current info you might need. I used this and a book on biking the Katy Trail to arrange our bike trip from Clinton to Hermann (had to stop due to injury, planned on going to St. Charles).
Give it a try & Happy biking!