Little Hills Winery & The Mother-In-Law House –
St. Charles, Missouri
It’s October and all during this month we’ll explore haunted drinking establishments - restaurants, taverns, wineries, any place that serves spirits, and has “spirits.”
So let’s hit the road and discover who or what it is that makes these places so dark and brooding…
St Charles is a quaint town located on the banks of the Missouri River. Settlers began arriving here in the 1700s and called the region “Les Petites Cote” – The Little Hills.
But some bodies were never moved. Headstones were taken away and the remains forgotten as progress built up over them. It is little wonder that the historic downtown district of St Charles has so many ghost stories tied to it. Apparently a number of restless sprits still remain, seeking a proper burial…
|Little Hills Winery|
It is said that two ghosts frequent this location, a man and a woman, both speaking French. Research shows that a couple fitting that description lived in a residence here around the turn of the century.
Employees have reported hearing a couple arguing in French in the back storage area. Michael Henry of St Charles Ghost Tours http://www.stcharlesghosts.com had a French student transcribe the voices caught on tape.
The words spoken were “Don’t hit me.” “Don’t hurt me.”
|Courtyard During the Day|
Another haunted restaurant on Main Street is the Mother-In-Law House http://www.motherinlawhouse.com. Built in 1866, the two sides of this home are mirror opposites. Francis Kremer built the house in this arrangement so that his mother-in-law could live on one side while he and his family lived on the other. It provided Kremer’s mother-in-law with a separate place to live, yet the opportunity to be next to her daughter.
|Downtown St Charles|