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Applegate Bed & Breakfast

Our History

The Applegate Inn was originally built by Rudolph Dammann in 1864.   The two story log cabin was likely built using a kiln on the property.  Rudolph Dammann served Augusta as a constable, post rider, and also as an undertaker.   Some years later, in 1881, Dammann set up a liquor store on his property and also made and sold cigars.   

Additions were made to the log cabin in the 1930’s and again in the 1980’s.  The property has served as a bed and breakfast for many years.  

Much of the charm of the 1864 log cabin still remains, such as 24 inch stone walls, original bricks,  logs and flooring. 

After Rudolph Dammann sold the property, it was aquired by Anna and Bob Parks.  Anna was a healer and midwife who often assisted Dr. Hampson Strother Clay with deliveries.    Dr. Clay built the house where the HS Clay House Bed and Breakfast is located.

From 2000 to 2005, the property was converted to a bed and breakfast called the Old Town Augusta Inn.  In 2006, the property was purchased by Lynn and Bob Hofer, who re-opened it as the Applegate B&B.  They ran the Applegate from 200 to 2020.   

In 2023, the property was purchased by its current owner, Kelly Dolan, who looks forward to carrying on the legacy created by Lynn and Bob.

About Our Owner

Kelly Dolan, the proprietor of The Applegate Inn, made a life-changing decision in 2019 when she left behind a thriving corporate career to devote herself to running the Inn full-time. During her corporate journey, Kelly discovered a deep love for planning trips, exploring new destinations, and indulging in the cozy ambiance of various B&Bs. This, combined with her genuine passion for food, led her to perceive the Inn as the perfect avenue to pursue her heartfelt career aspirations. Trust Kelly to employ her skills and passions in curating your unforgettable stay in Augusta. With her extensive knowledge, she can expertly guide you to the finest dining experiences, the most delightful winery offerings, and a plethora of engaging activities, ensuring a truly memorable and fulfilling visit.

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Kelly Dolan, the owner of The Applegate Inn, made a life-changing decision in 2019 when she transitioned from a successful corporate career to fully embrace the management of the Inn. Throughout her corporate journey, Kelly discovered an inherent love for planning trips, exploring new destinations, and immersing herself in the unique charm of B&Bs. Coupled with her genuine passion for food, the path to running the Inn became a natural and logical career choice for her.

Allow Kelly to harness her skills and passions to curate your exceptional stay in Augusta. With her expertise, she can expertly guide you to the finest dining establishments, help you explore the most enticing winery offerings, and recommend an array of captivating activities to make your visit truly unforgettable. Embrace the personalized touch that Kelly brings to your stay, making it an experience that goes beyond expectations.



Both sitting rooms have new flat screen televisions as do some of the guest rooms.

Bike Storage

All bicycles can be safely stored in the detached garage on property.

Cable Television

The Applegate Inn has cable television so that you can watch your favorite shows or catch the big game!

Heating & A/C

Separate zoned heating and air conditioning ensures the comfort of guests.   All guest rooms have ceiling fans as well.

Bath Robes

Bath robes are provided for use in the house or to wear to the hot tub. 


The Bed and Breakfast has free WiFi for guests to use.  

And more...

Swimming Pool – The swimming pool is open seasonally and is a great place to catch some rays or to relax.

Game Room – The Game Room has a shuffleboard table and is the perfect place to hang out with friends.

Snacks – The kitchen at the B&B is stocked with complimentary bottled water, sodas, as well as other snacks such as chips or cookies.   Tea and coffee is also complimentary.

Applegate Bed & Breakfast

Book online today and look forward to a relaxing stay with us!

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What our visitors are saying!

What a great time we all had celebrating my sister’s 60th birthday at H.S Clay B&B. Very hospitable staff, comfy and clean rooms and had a wonderful breakfast made and hosted by the owner Kelly… we also had a wonderful time in the pool …We will definitely be back!


I cannot rave about this place enough. What an incredible, thoughtful host. The place is incredibly charming and cozy. This was my first bed and breakfast experience, and it set the bar very high. A new hot tub made the weekend even better!  


I cant say enough good things about Kelly and the HS Clay House.    Great atmosphere, really great breakfast.   Loads of snacks and a refrigerator full of drinks.   And always greeted by a warm smile from Kelly.  Hot tub was soothing on the Katy Trail bicycle aches, too. 


Applegate B&B

5549 Main St, Augusta, MO 63332

(314) 261-3244