>We just completed one of the largest–and one of the most complex–photo shoots in quite a while: The Inn at Hermannhof in Hermann, Missouri. The Dierberg family owns the Inn with 28 luxurious rooms, suites and cottages…but there’s more…there’s Hermannhof Winery, a local Brewery and they’re also developing a 160 acre living history farm. Exhausting just thinking about it, right? Oops–I forgot the tasting room and fully-stocked deli for your wine picnics! Help!
The inn includes an in-town historic building with 8 very upscale suites and a nearby hillside with 20 deluxe suites in “Haus Winery” historic stone structures, all relocated here and painstakingly reassembled. Our shoot focused mostly on the Inn and it’s “fully loaded” accommodations. We hear lots of talk about “antique-filled rooms” but these rooms really deliver, with just about the most stunning antiques collection we’ve encountered in guest rooms in our 7 years of shooting inns and interiors.
The challenge here was to come up with a way to simply and effectively communicate what this place is all about, in pictures. The accommodations are housed in 7 different structures with expansive views, and are adjacent to a German-style outdoor festival space (the “Hofgarten”), the winery and a meandering stream. Our thanks to Scott and Allison Crumpton of White Stone Marketing (web site designer and marketers extraordinaire) who were on hand to assist and came up with some solutions for capturing this multi-faceted property. We’re looking forward to seeing the White Stone website that measures up to this gorgeous inn!
|View overlooking courtyard towards Haus Winery hillside suites|
|Interior of Brahms Suite in one of the hillside Haus Winery structures – beautiful stonework.|
|View over Hermann’s towers and steeples from Champagne Suite on the hillside|
|Cupola on top of Hermannhof Winery cellars and Tasting Room overlooking the Missouri River|
|Beautiful suite in the main inn building|
|Each door in the main inn is unique – - featuring faux wood grain finish|