Senator Rickert Residence B&B

Region: Southwestern

Innkeeper(s): Ed & Kathi Weilbacher

Address: 216 E. Third St., Waterloo, IL  62298

Local Phone: 618-939-8242

Fax: 618-939-8242

Rooms with Private Baths: 3

Rooms with Shared Baths: 0

Open Since: 1991

Rate Range: $95 - $150

Types of Payment Accepted: Cash, Personal Check, Travelers Check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover

Inn Description:

The Senator Rickert Residence Bed and Breakfast is in a Victorian building with fancy gingerbread everywhere. The well-maintained building is painted in a Victorian color scheme and the interior is decorated with antiques of the period along with the elegant decor.

There are three guest rooms, all with private baths. All rooms have a queen sized bed. The Senator Suite is on the second floor and includes a sitting room and a balcony porch overlooking the fountain. The Tack Room is handicap accessible and includes a fireplace. The room features a tin ceiling. The Garden Room is accentuated by the exposed brick and decorated with a garden theme. All rooms have wireless access to the internet and include TV and central air. Bikes are available for guests to use.

Two of St. Louis’ best restaurants are located in Waterloo – Gallagher’s has been picked for the best fried chicken in St. Louis and recently won the best burger contest.  J Fires has been named the best new restaurant in the St. Louis region for 2010 and the best patio.

Two breweries are within one block of the Bed and Breakfast.  One called Stubborn German is well known for its brewmaster and authenticity.  The other Hopskeller brings beer flavors from England and the Northwest.  Food is also available at Hopskeller.

Waterloo is located a short 20 min. drive from downtown St. Louis.

Site Seeing:

Scenic Mississippi River and its bluffs, Illinois Caverns, Fort de Chartres, Downtown St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals

Out on the Town:

Gallaghers, J Fires, JV's, Stubborn German, Hopskeller

Other Sports:

St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Gateway Grizzlies

Out in Nature:

Salt Lick Pointe, Illinois Caverns, Kaskaskia River, Mississippi River