"Everyone's seen enough doilies," says innkeeper Jenn Schoemehl. That's why she took a decidedly modern approach to restoring this circa-1885 two-story home. A spiral staircase winds up to the single guest suite featuring angular, contemporary interior design. A full bathroom offers a windowed shower and tub, oversized Egyptian bath towels, and organic bathroom soaps, lotions, and scents to make your own mini-spa. Breakfasts are self-serve in the downstairs kitchen, where the fridge holds an egg bake, bread pudding, quiche, or French toast waiting to be warmed up. You're welcome to use the appliances and vintage dishes in the kitchen anytime, and help yourself to the gourmet goodies stocked there as well. The open lounge features 13-foot ceilings and an exposed brick wall hung with modern St. Louis art. With a gas fireplace, art library, dining area, flat-panel satellite TV, DVD player, and free Wi-Fi, this is where you can go to plug in and unwind. If you want to go out, it's a half-mile walk to Broadway and its lineup of blues bars and restaurants. Rates are $150 per night Sunday through Thursday and $175 per night Friday and Saturday.