Welcome to the Old School on the Hill

Chamois, MissouriSeptember 2014 pic

1876 – 2017

Come relax with us in our 1876 historical building that started its life as a school and now offers a peaceful refuge from the hustle and bustle of the 21st century life.  Our suites have a spectacular view of the small rural town of Chamois.  One of our special features is a 100-year-old operating pendulum clock.

We offer a full breakfast in our spacious dining hall.  Each suite has app/Roku TV (remember to bring your logins to Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or Sling), wireless Internet, zoned heating/cooling and private bath. For your total comfort and relaxation, two of our suites offer a Jacuzzi with room for two, a large shower, double vanity and a king-size bed.  Our third King suite has an extra large shower and a pull out twin sofa. Our fourth suite is designed for families, with two double beds, dual vanities and a vintage tub for relaxing in.  We are dedicated to your every comfort with gracious and personalized service.

Rated:  Best in Class!


We are located in central Missouri with Hermann and their many festivals just a short drive. There are many wineries within easy driving distance. Want to take in a Cardinal game or go to the Zoo? St. Louis is just a couple hours from our B&B. On the other hand, for a change of pace, take a trip on the scenic Missouri River. Our picturesque park has a ramp for easy access to fishing, canoeing or pleasure boating. There is plenty of room to park your boat at the B&B.   Ladies, bring your SUV or a van and go shop at the wonderful antique stores along the way.  We are proud to be on The Lewis and Clark Trail.  So much to do and see in Missouri and The Old School On The Hill is the perfect place to relax after a busy day.  We hope to see you soon!


Join us this Summer!   Here are some open dates/events you can schedule with the Old School:

Urgent information on roads:  During the summer (June 12-Sept 1) if you are coming into Hermann or Chamois from I-44/Hwy 100 – there is a bridge reconstruction between New Haven and Hermann and 100 is closed at this location.  MoDot has provided a work around this closure:

  • Coming from the East on Hwy 100 you will need to take Hwy Z to the left a few miles past Robller Winery (and past Hwy VV). Hwy Z will take you to Hwy 19 (turn right or North) and follow it into Hermann.  To come into Chamois turn left to continue on Hwy 100.   The drive between Chamois & Hermann is unaffected.   
  • If you are headed West towards New Haven or Washington from Chamois you will need to turn right or South onto 19 from Hwy 100 in Hermann, turn left onto Z and then right onto Hwy 100 to enter New Haven.
  •  If you are coming to the Old School in from the west: Columbia, Jeff City, Hwy 70 or Kansas City (or St. Louis via I-70) area you are unaffected by this closure.

 July – August

July has been extremely hot and during our recent Missouri heat wave we did close down the Old School because of the inability to cool the hallways and strain on our A/C units.  We will be open the weekend of July 28-29, however due to a need to check on Debbie’s folks, we will be closed the first week of August.  As our parents age, it is always good to spend time with them and this is the only open week we have until the holidays. 

August Events around our Area:

July 28-29 – River Lights Festival & Berries & BBQ Wine Trail (Hermann)

August 4 – Big Screen Under the Stars – Hermann Amphitheater, Adam Puchta Winery Grill Your Own Steak Night

August 5 – Beer & Bagel Run @ OakGlenn Winery (4 mile race)

August 11 – Family Movie Night @ Showboat Theater 7:00 (Hermann)

August 12 – Adam Puchta Vineyard Run (2 mile obstacle course), Movie Night @ Showboat Theater (LaLa Land) 7:00

August 19 – Wine & Jazz Festival 1-9:00 @ Hermann Amphitheater

August 19-20 Robller Winery Reggae Sun splash (New Haven)


Old School on the Hill B&B hosting viewing and lunch on the grounds for guests

Viewing area at Chamois City Park by the River

END OF SUMMER SPECIAL:  Book a 2 night stay for one of the following weekends (8/11-12, 8/25-26 or 9/ 1-2) and receive complimentary wine glasses and a 10% discount if booked before or by 8/9/17

Check out our Reservations tab or call 314-229-5029.  Do you have a group that would like to stay together?  We have an awesome 2 night package for 4 rooms for a group of 8 – 10.  This saves you a lot of money so you can spend $ on fun stuff like wine, cheese and food!  Have a smaller group of 3 or 4 that can share a room? – we have the perfect option!

For a list of Hermann events – check the Chamber web page here.  Also the live music schedule is here.

The Old School offers the best rates you will find with a full breakfast served in our dining hall.  Want a catered in room or dining hall  meal?  Check out our Reservations tab and see what is available from our local caterer.  One week advance notice required.

We updated our video to give you a flavor of the Old School.  She is simple and elegant all at the same time.  Plan your stay with us today!