About Us

Art and Kathy were married in the back yard of this inn on Aug. 20, 2005. Kathy's first husband passed away in 2004 leaving Kathy with three grown children and seven grandchildren. Art was a remedial reading teacher in the St. Louis public schools. Together they opened the Brick INN Bed and Breakfast in a house that his grandfather's brother built in 1911. Art previously taught in the Lutheran Schools in Napoleon, Ohio; New Orleans, Louisiana, and North St. Louis in the inner city. 
Despite having a business to operate,, Kathy and Art have traveled to many places staying in bed and breakfasts and hotels in many places: Yellowstone and Glacier Parks, Colorado, New Hampshire and surrounding states many times, New Orleans and surrounding states, West Coast of Washington, Oregon,California including Napa Valley, Upper Michigan, Chicago, Branson, and Alaska among others.

Couple Transforms Historic House into a Bed and Breakfast
by Sarah Wienke in the newspaper "Missourian" Nov 15, 2006

Art and Kathy Winters opened the Brick INN at 516 W. 3rd St. in Oct. of 2006. The newlywed couple married in August of 2005 in the back yard of the inn and decided to pursue this venture together as Art had retired from the St. Louis Public schools.

A full hot breakfast is served daily.

The bed and breakfast is located on half-acre with two stately pecan trees and off street parking. Two antique cars, a 1916 Chevy Truck and a 1955 Pontiac custom car, add to the feel of the home.

Art Winters had inherited the house from his mother, Frieda Stumpe Winters. The house was built circa 1910 by his ancestor William Stumpe, a brick maker. William's brother built the house next door which was Art's Grandmother's house.

"Bed and Breakfasts are an individual proposition," Kathy Winters said. "It's people and their hospitality that make it work."