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.
Fire pit just outside your door for those chilly evenings.
Hammocks for those relaxing afternoons.
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.
Lodging is for two adults
Cost: $339.00 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 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 with a nice Crusty Italian bread
Dinner Option #4
Salisbury Steak Casserole smothered in a delicious brown gravy served with mashed potatoes and green beans.
(Ask about seasonal meal options)
French toast, bacon or sausage, eggs, fried potatoes, fruit, biscuits and sausage gravy.
Orange juice, coffee, tea or milk included
Crean Mercantile 1939
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.
Byrnesville, Mo. c. 1912
Just minutes from the Inn and an ecological wonder complete with walking trails.
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.
Ski runs, tubing, zip lines and more.
Our winery is a grass roots endeavor focused on producing quality wines offered in a relaxing and enjoyable environment.
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.
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.
Few buildings in the rural reaches of eastern Missouri have a more often-told history than St. Patrick’s Old Rock Church in Catawissa —
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.
Lone Elk Park is a wildlife management area, with bison, wild turkey, waterfowl, elk