The St. Louis directory for 1848 /

Montesano Place.

This new and splendid Hotel, situated four miles south
of St. Louis, in the village of Carondelet, is beautifully located
on a high bluff, one hundred and fifteen feet above the river.
The convenience and salubrity of its position, in connection
with the beauty and variety of the surrounding scenery, is,
doubtless, unequalled in the Union. To persons visiting St.
Louis for pleasure, the “Montesano Hotel” offers
every inducement as a resting place for a few days or months.
Travelers who have visited it, pronounce it one of the most
commanding, lovely spots in the valley of the Mississippi.

The improvements are an extensive and substantial Hotel,
sufficient to accommodate sixty boarders; large stable, &c.

The flower garden, alone, covers two acres. The park about
the same; and no expense has been spared, to make this one
of the most magnificent Hotels in America.

The omnibusses run hourly to the house. Parties of eight
to twelve persons, wishing to visit Montesano Place, can charter
omnibusses of Michael Suter, to go and return for $2 50.

John H. Corl