Friday, March 18, 2011

Moonlight Walk in Rocheport Missouri

Many a couple, intent on romance, has taken the after dinner moonlight walk from Les Bourgeois Bistro back to the Yates House Bed & Breakfast in Rocheport, Missouri. This walk takes you down the private, winding path from bluff top at Les Bourgeois Vineyards to the Katy Trail State Park with beautiful bluffs on one side and the mighty Missouri River on the other.

We recommend checking a moon phase calendar and picking a near full moon phase for your Yates House Bed & Breakfast trip.

We have a good stock of reliable and bright electric fluorescent lanterns for guest use. You’ll hardly need a lantern though. The Katy Trail surface is nearly white and you’ll see the great and beautiful outdoors with surprising clarity.

There are a number of excellent benches along the trail that face out to the Missouri River. These are wonderful places to sit and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and each others company.

If you change your mind about the walk, simply have your Les Bourgeois waiter call us. We’ll come right up and give you a ride home.

                                                                                     Conrad and Dixie Yates, Your Innkeepers

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Rocheport Katy Trail Bridge Lift-Off

A seventy ton steel span of the Katy Trail State Park Bridge at Rocheport, Missouri was lifted off on Saturday, March 5, 2011.  This event was in preparation for a complete rebuilding of the railroad bridge over Moniteau Creek at the Katy Trail Tunnel.  The tunnel was built by men and mules in the 1890's and was the only railroad tunnel built on the Katy in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.  Builders say the new bridge will be opened in late May.
Bikers and hikers are welcome to contact the Yates House Bed and Breakfast for advice and directions on how to navigate around this break in Katy Trail continuum during construction.

Conrad and Dixie Yates Your Innkeepers