About

Our Historic Bed & Breakfast

Napoleon's Retreat is a three-story home painted a sunny, eye-catching yellow. Since the inn is in a national historic district, signs are not allowed. There's a “Napoleon’s Retreat” plaque next to our front door. Parking is on-street and not metered.

There are 8 restaurants within 2 blocks of the inn, including 1111 Mississippi and Bailey’s Chocolate Bar. Lafayette Square has the largest collection of Victorian-era homes in the nation. Located in the center of the neighborhood is picturesque Lafayette Park, perfect for a morning jog or an evening stroll. 

St. Louis will be at your front door during your stay. We're 1 mile away from the Arch, convention center, Busch Stadium, 
Botanical Gardens, and Anheuser-Busch Budweiser plant. Just 3 miles west is Forest Park, where the Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum and Muny are located. 

Check out the Visitor's Guide on our website for a map of St. Louis attractions and restaurants! 

Delectable breakfasts

Start your day with a full gourmet breakfast. Breakfast is at 8:30 AM weekdays and 9:30 AM weekends and holidays. As a small business with one full-time employee, we are unable to provide multiple seating times. As a courtesy to guests requiring early breakfasts, we will provide fruit, juice, and a baked good in your room the night before your early appointment. A Keurig coffeemaker is available for early coffee.

Fresh fruit, juice, house-blend coffee and an assortment of teas are followed by homemade muffins or breads. Chef Stacy chooses the main entrée, which may be sweet or savory. Stacy surprises and delights our guests by preparing items such as crepes, Belgian waffles, soufflés, or quiché depending on the seasonal ingredients available. Special dietary needs can usually be met with 72-hour advance notice.

Greetings from your innkeepers!

We're Stacy & Brian Kistler, the owners and innkeepers of Napoleon's Retreat since 2011. We relocated to Saint Louis in 2007. For over a decade, we've stayed at B&Bs throughout the world. Our "research" as guests has provided us with ideas of what we would like to offer at our B&B. 


Our coworkers Indiana and Delilah are delighted to receive any attention. These 20-lb terriers reside in our private quarters and do not enter guests' rooms, as we strive to maintain an allergy-free inn. As part of this policy, we cannot accommodate guests' pets.


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