The Parsons House B&B - Defiance, MO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 38° 37.959 W 090° 46.787
15S E 693253 N 4278350
Quick Description: The Parsons founded this town, Pleasant Hill Methodist cemetery was originally Parson Cemetery for this farm house and area.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 7/4/2018 4:27:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMYNMG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:

County of B&B: St. Charles County
Location of B&B: Lee St. & 3rd St., Defiance
Phone: (314) 280-3555 or (636) 798-2222

"Defiance is blessed with a great selection of B & B’s and overnight accommodations. We thought an introduction to the unique overnight lodgings in the area would be helpful. Last Month We highlighted Greatview B & B. this month we Feature Parson’s house B & B.

"At the top of the hill overlooking “downtown Defiance” and the Missouri river Valley up on Lee Street is the oldest residence in Defiance – Parson’s House. Built by the Parson’s Family in 1842 this large red brick home has been meticulously restored and maintained by the current Innkeeper, Norm Keller.

"It’s a classic bed and breakfast, with three guest rooms accommodating six or more persons, a large central living room and a traditional kitchen. The main rooms are Phoebe’s Suite, The Van Dyke room and the Garden View Room. The The furnishings are definitely 19th century colonial, and a large working fireplace heightens the warmth and traditional feeling of this beautiful home.

"But for the railroad, our little town would probably be named “Parsons”. The residents of the town wanted a train stop, but the railroad would not let them use the name Parsons because there was already a “Parsons” on the line (Parsons, KS), so they chose another name – Defiance. Members of the original Parsons family still reside in the area.

"We hear wonderful stories about Parson’s House B & B and what a great host Norm Keller is. In addition, Norm has a limousine service and can arrange transportation for winery tours, weddings or group outings. Parson’s House B & B is within walking distance of the Yellow Farmhouse Winery and the restaurants of downtown Defiance. Lots of free parking." ~ Yellow House Winery

Name: The Parsons House

211 Lee St., Defiance, MO

Phone Number: (314) 280-3555 or (636) 798-2222

Web Site URL: [Web Link]

Proprietor/Owner: Norm Keller

Dates/Seasons Open: year round

Number of Rooms: 3

Geographical Setting: Small Town/Village

Special Features: History, house was built by the founders of the town

Languages Spoken: English

Area Attractions:
Katy Trail Stat Park, and Matson Hill County Park...great hiking, bicycling and lot of history and woods.
Oh Yea, do not forget the Missouri River...
If you like wine and cheese, you are smack dab in the center of Missouri Wine Country


Menu Specialties: Not listed

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