The perfect place for a peaceful getaway
Although located only a mile outside of Hermann, when you arrive at Alpenhorn Gasthaus & Kitchen, you’ll feel like you’ve traveled back in place and time. The 8-acre property, its buildings and vineyards, are reminiscent of an earlier, simpler period, which is what makes this B&B such a popular retreat among visitors to Wine Country. The owners, husband and wife, Kate Schandl and Adrian Sigrist, a Switzerland native, found the property in 2003 and were enchanted by the beautiful and peaceful Hermann hillside. Opened that same year on Switzerland’s Independence Day, the Alpenhorn originally featured a two-room guesthouse.
In the sixteen years since opening, the Alpenhorn Gasthaus & Kitchen is now a B&B with a charming restaurant and four renovated guest rooms in the property’s historic buildings that date back to the mid-1800s. Close to Hermann for those wanting to explore Wine Country and all the Hermann area has to offer, the Alpenhorn also provides its guests with a tranquil, retreat-like space for them to explore and enjoy. Feel free to walk the property’s many acres, picnic on the hillside, feed the friendly Alpenhorn sheep (Hansel and Rudy), sip wine in the historic wine cellar, or even try to play a tune on the place’s namesake, a 12-foot authentic Swiss alpenhorn!
Warm, welcoming rooms for your relaxing retreat
Perfect for a romantic weekend getaway or anyone looking for a serene location to spend the evening, the Alpenhorn Gasthaus rooms are thoughtfully updated with modern amenities while maintaining their old world charm. The use of rich, historic colors and natural pine hardwood floors transports guests to the sweet and simple life that was likely once lived on the property. Two guest rooms, the King Room and the Queen Suite, are located in the beautiful brick main house. The recently-renovated spaces, Das Land Haus and Das Kleine Haus, were once a grandfather house and summer kitchen, and now serve as quaint cottages for guests to enjoy. In addition to the many amenities available to guests—including spa-like robes, private, updated bathrooms, and luxury mattresses—, a complimentary 3-course breakfast is available each morning.
Though the peaceful spaces are perfect for couples enjoying a weekend in Wine Country, the Alpenhorn also welcomes those traveling for business or visiting mid-week, often with special rates. Check out their website to learn more about room rates and availability.
Experience meals you’re not likely to forget
The Alpenhorn Kitchen presents visitors to the Hermann area several gourmet dining opportunities. Each morning at 9am, a decadent, 3-course breakfast is available to the public by advance reservation.
For an extra special dining experience, take advantage of Uncorked Tuesdays at Alpenhorn Kitchen. This 3-course, European-style meal features the Chef’s choice of savory, in-season ingredients prepared and paired with three different, delicious wines. Available each Tuesday by reservation only, this wine and dine opportunity will give your tastebuds a gourmet, hand-crafted dinner experience in a casual and unique environment.
Each Friday and Saturday night at Alpenhorn Kitchen features a delectable, four-course, European-style dinner, perfect for a romantic evening in the house’s beautiful and elegant Harvest Room. Each course showcases the season’s freshest ingredients and dedicated methods of preparation.
Once you’ve finished your magnificent meal at Alpenhorn Kitchen, don’t forget to check out a truly unique opportunity—the wine cellar. Open nightly at 9pm, it offers guests a chance to “sneak” down to the secluded, candle-lit wine cellar to enjoy a sweet, homemade chocolate treat accompanied by local and imported port wines.
More than your average B&B has to offer
The Alpenhorn Gasthaus & Kitchen is its owners’ dream small business, and the thoughtfulness and dedication to giving guests a memorable experience is woven into every aspect of the space. In addition to providing serene lodging and gourmet meals, the Alpenhorn also offers individualized events for groups up to 30 people. Perfect for proposals, intimate wedding ceremonies, birthdays, showers, and more, the Alpenhorn staff will help you cater the event to be exactly what you’ve dreamed of.
The Alpenhorn Kitchen, which offers daily, 3-course breakfasts, a weekly Chef’s choice food and wine experience on Tuesdays, fine dining on Friday and Saturday evenings, also provides personalized, gourmet picnics that can be enjoyed on the breathtaking hillside. Also available is a picnic-like backpack meal for those exploring Wine Country on Missouri’s Katy Trail.
The Alpenhorn Gasthaus & Kitchen truly offers guests a unique experience in the Hermann area. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable about all you can see and do, both at Alpenhorn and in the Hermann area. This is a place where you’ll be able to relax and refresh, and enjoy a great meal while you’re at it. Visit their website for room availability, reservations, and more information on the Alpenhorn Kitchen and events. And don’t forget to check out Alpenhorn Gasthaus and Alpenhorn Kitchen on Facebook to be in the know about specials and happenings around the area! Venture out to the peaceful countryside and visit the Alpenhorn today—you’ll leave happy, full, and relaxed!