A Bed and Breakfast Inn
As a B&B, Le Coquerel offers a unique experience to all our guests.
Featuring three suites and a total of five queen sized beds, we can
accommodate up to 10 adults in comfort and style. Our all new Serta
mattresses feature luxury sheeting and beautiful designer appointments.
You are welcome to enjoy a movie or the big game in our parlor, and your
breakfast is served at the family dining table where there are always
home baked goodies and refreshing drinks available.
Located in the heart of Ste. Genevieve's historic district, our guests
are mere steps away from the historic sites and events of our town. Sit
on our front porch and enjoy a view of the local winery, take in the
spectacle of a passing parade, or just enjoy a pleasant moment in our
rocking chairs. Step off our front steps and you can choose from several
attractions such as the Orris Theater, Sirro's bar and grill, the Ste.
Genevieve Winery, First Settlement Antiques, the Historic Valle home,
and more- all of which are less than a block from our front door. Turn
the corner and you will find several more famous restaurants such as the
Anvil and the Old Brick House. In fact, from our location in the
center of town, everything in old Ste. Genevieve is a short walk from
our front porch.
Feel like a glass of wine or a locally brewed beer? Ste. Genevieve is in
the center of Missouri Wine country. Beginning with the Ste. Genevieve
Winery, a short drive will take you to a growing number of excellent
wineries such as Chaumette, Charelville, Cave Vineyard, Weingarten, and
A Historic Property
Le Coquerel is seated on the historic property once owned by Ferdinand
Rozier, the famous business partner of John James Audubon and patriarch
of a leading family in our history. Insurance drawings for the property
go back to 1809, showing a house and outbuilding that were soon sold to
Rozier. That outbuilding, known as the summer kitchen, was built
sometime before 1809 and is still standing and serves as our family's
residence. Several of the doors and one exterior window are
least one historian has called the summer kitchen "one of the most
important surviving structures on Merchant street."
The main house (which serves as the guest quarters) was built after the
Rozier home was razed in the late 1800s. Built in the early 1900s, it
is a classic four square home built in the "new" style of the German
immigrants who arrived in Ste. Gen in the early 19th century. The three
story home features century old original wood floors, wood sashes, a
lovely staircase, and 13 inch brick and plaster walls.
However, the German engineering couldn't overcome the French heritage
and the home became host to a French restaurant for many years. After
the turn of this century, the building was restored by a local family
and has been used as a Bed and Breakfast and as private residence since
Through the centuries, this property has been known by many names, the
Jacob Phillipson home, the Rozier Home, Lecrecia's, and Steiger Haus to
name a few. When the Cunningham family purchased the property, Steiger
Haus was no longer in business and it seemed a good time to rename the
historic house. We chose Le Coquerel, an old French word which means
"little rooster". Why that name? The rooster was a ubiquitous symbol of
the French Colonial Empire. In fact, around the world there are
wineries, hotels, and B&Bs named Le Coquerel as a reminder of the
influence of the French Colonial period. Our name helps us recall our
grand history as America's most important surviving French colonial
village. We hope to add our own stories to the ongoing history of this
historic home and we hope you'll join us. We'd love to have the opportunity to treat you as honored guests.
Welcome to our home.
Au, bienvenue a Le
Brad & Diana Cunningham