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The Twisted Mulberry Inn

You are cordially invited to experience

the whimsical and peaceful surroundings of

The Twisted Mulberry Inn

~~~ a DB&B created with love ~~~



We have spent years in creating our home in what was once

the Historic Crean General Store located in Byrnesville, Missouri.

Yes, we were on an episode of HGTV's "You Live In What?"

And yes, we looked goofy!


We now open the doors and welcome you

to spend a relaxing getaway with us. 

We hope to see you soon!

Chris & Diane



  • 1000 sq. ft. lodging space of our newly renovated barn.
    King size bed
    Two large sofas in living room
    A/C and heat with remote
    Large inviting pool areas and deck with great private seating areas.
    Hot tub
    Fire pit just outside your door for those chilly evenings.
    Hammocks for those relaxing afternoons.
    Satellite Television.
    Linens and towels.
    Claw foot tub with a hand held shower.
    Complimentary Snack cupboard.
    Complimentary non/alcoholic beverages in the refrigerator.
    Take a relaxing walking tour of our little old town.  You can walk the road down to the old iron bridge and get a delightful view of the Big River and The Old Byrnesville  Mill and waterfalls.   


  • We do ask that when taking this walk, that you stay on the pavement and respect that the surrounding properties are all private residences.

  • Please note:  Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to make certain that all food items are purchased fresh for meals.  

The Crean Mercantile ~ Byrnesville Missouri

Crean Mercantile  1939

Lodging details:   

  • Lodging is for two adults

  • Cost:  $349.00 per night + tax  

  • Check in time is 1:00

  • Check out is 12:00 noon

  • Includes: dinner, dessert and breakfast choices 

  • Dinner Option #1                 

  •  Voodoo Shrimp w/Voodoo slaw, corn    cob nubbins  or Green beans and a nice crusty garlic bread                       

  •  Dinner Option #2                 

    • Fried Pork Chops, garlic mashed potatoes, country milk gravy, choice of fresh green beans with a wonderful balsamic finish or  sweet butter corn 

  •  Dinner Option #3                    

    • Chicken Fettucine or Chicken  Tortellini Alfredo Sauce.  Both served with a nice Crusty Italian bread 

  • Dinner Option #4

    •  Chuck Roast smothered in a delicious brown gravy served with mashed potatoes and green beans.

  •    (Ask about seasonal meal options)

  • Breakfast Option                

    • French toast, bacon or sausage, eggs, fried potatoes, fruit, biscuits and sausage gravy.             

    • Orange juice, coffee, tea or milk included


Byrnesville, Mo.  c. 1912

About Us

I was raised in this wonderful village known as Byrnesville   

My Mother worked here in the store, for the stores final years.   Sadly the Crean General Store closed in 1967.

I have so many fond childhood memories of coming into the store.  One of my favorites was just walking in and seeing my mom. 

I can remember standing in front of the counter asking mom for a piece of candy. Even as a child I loved the smell of the old oiled wood floors.  There were lazy days of sitting on the porch listening to the grown ups visiting with the farmers and their families

Efforts to transform the store into living quarters were begun in 1970 by previous owners.  It changed hands yet again in 1976 as renovations continued.  

In 1984, Chris and I were given the opportunity to make it into our dream home.


I have lived in this little town of Byrnesville my  entire life. 

Chris and I married in 1978.   We moved all of the way across the street.

We have lived and raised our two sons here.   

The Store was like our third extremely spoiled child.

For me, it was like buying a piece of my childhood.  It has taken a tremendous amount of work, love and devotion, over the years to get it to this point. 

As a side note, The General Store was featured on an

episode of  " You Live in What?" on HGTV.  Yes, we look goofy.

Our latest endeavor has been the renovation of our old barn.   In the past it has housed our cows, chickens and many prized possessions.  Now it has been transformed into a charming whimsical place of pure relaxation and comfort.




Don Robinson State Park

Just minutes from the Inn and an ecological wonder complete with walking trails.  

Old Farm Winery

Our winery is a grass roots endeavor focused on producing quality wines offered in a relaxing and enjoyable environment.  

St. Patrick's Rock Church

Few buildings in the rural reaches of eastern Missouri have a more often-told history than St. Patrick’s Old Rock Church in Catawissa — 

Catawissa Conservation Area

The area is mostly forested with early successional bottomland species that have grown up since the area was initially acquired and also has about 53 acres of manmade lakes that used to be gravel mining pits in which the water level is controlled by the Meramec River.

Young Conservation Area

This property helps to maintain and enhance the ecological and recreational values of the LaBarque Creek Watershed, which supports a high quality stream system and diverse plant communities. 

LaBarque Creek Conservation Area

  • See wet-weather waterfalls and interesting rock formations carved from ancient St. Peters sandstone.

  • Keep your eyes and ears peeled for over 40 breeding bird species.

  • See over a dozen natural community types supporting over 400 native plant species.

Biking Trails Nearby

Explore the best rated trails in Eureka, MO.  With more than 42 trails covering 554 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. 

Lone Elk Park

Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk

and deer.

Hidden Valley Ski Area

Ski runs, tubing, zip lines and more.


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