A Charming Chambre D'hote
joyfully welcomes you to our website and into our home.
 The most unique venue in town 
 

 Our Story

Before & After 

About Us

 

Jim & Jeannie Lalumondiere

Byrnesville, Missouri, United States

Jim and I began our dream of a lifetime some 46 years ago when we purchased the old Byrnesville Mill near House Springs. It was our desire to save the building; create home; raise our four children; and enjoy retirement here along the lazy Big River that flows beneath our house. This magnificent building was saved, the children raised in their life long home and now we enjoy the fruits of our labor as we sit and watch the lazy river flow past. It is our great pleasure to share the beauty of our surroundings with others.

About The Lalumondiere

Along the Big River in Jefferson County, not far from St. Louis, sits a secret delight.  Traveling across the bridge, in the town of Byrnesville, your eye is drawn upriver to a scenic dam & waterfall where you catch a glimpse of flowers hanging from a 3 story structure presiding over the rivers' edge.  You have discovered the historic Byrnesville Mill. 

As you wend you way through the open breezeway you feel your senses awaken to the sound of rolling and tumbling water, a perfect backdrop to the sight of multi-level patios, fish ponds, and flower gardens.

Described as intimate, nostalgic, unpretentious, and with eclectic charm, the mill home itself - as well as it's transformation to a one-of-a-kind venue for events & weddings - are some of Jim and Jeannie Lalumondiere's proudest achievements, and reasonably so.

Qualities of love and ingenuity, the belief in preservation and an abiding respect for nature have transformed the Byrnesville Mill into what is today knows as.....The Lalumondiere.

 

History

Once a grist mill owned by Patrick Byrne, the Byrnesville mill was the center of commerce for the young town of Byrnesville, Mo. from the mid 1800's and into the 20th century.  The town was also home to a grocer, dance hall, blacksmith, post office and several taverns, but it was the mill that put it on the map and drew farmers and families together.
 

In 1974 the Lalumondiere's rescued the mill from decades of neglect.  After securing the foundation, they blended their time raising children with the ongoing creation of their beautiful mill home and gardens.

As the years have progressed, their desire to share their special spot with others has brought about the creation of The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens, an outdoor venue and B&B Homestay site now offered to the public.

It is an opportunity for others to create memories of their own - of weddings and laughter, music and dancing, quiet retreats, family reunions, or corporate meetings away from the boardroom.  This wonderful landscape of opportunity can be shaped to fit your own special needs or desires. 

Photo Sessions

The Lalumondiere is primarily our home.  We receive many requests for personal photos to be done on our property.  

Our policy going forward is $75 per hour/2 hours minimum on the first Sunday of every month by appointment

Photos are allowed on the bridge and in the grove across river from our home.  No photos allowed around the house proper or our patios.  

 

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 Details & Contacts 

The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens

A Unique Chambre D'hote

Full package would include

Lodging Accommodations for two in the Garden Suite

Use of the Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens for our lodger's friends and family for any five hour period during their stay.

Three advance hours provided prior to event for dressing, photos, set up, etc.

Lighted dance floor

Outdoor bar area

Outdoor lighting of torches and twinkle lights throughout the property.

Electrical hookup for music or iPod/Mobile devices. Charging station for all. 

Five speaker sound system in patio/dance floor area

Two speaker sound system at ceremony site

Wireless microphone system

Fans, patio heaters and/or large fire pit with wood available for use. 

Use of various amenities such as refrigeration/storage/golf cart/easels and more

~~~Package includes engagement photo session for client.~~~

Maximum guest allowance is 150

10:30 is the latest end time.

Available in 2021:  5/15, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31

2022 pricing quoted upon request.

~PLEASE CHECK OUR  CALENDAR FOR AVAILABLE DATES~

Note:  The Lalumondiere has no rain contingency

Email us now to arrange a site visit

Please note that we are not available for baby/wedding showers or 'ceremony only' events.                                 The package listed above is our only offering.  Thanks

 

The Lalumondiere Mill & Rivergardens

Jeannie Lalumondiere - Owner

Email:  thelalumondiere@gmail.com

(Preferred contact method)

 Contact 

Bookings

Check for available

dates here

 

OUR SEASON RUNS FROM

MAY TO MID OCTOBER

~~~Now Bookiing for 2022 ~~~

 

From Interstate 44

 From Interstate 44 

  • West from St Louis  on Highway 44, exit at Eureka onto Highway 109.

  • Turn left under 44 to go South on 109.

After 2.5 miles, turn left at T intersection onto Route W.

  • After 5.3 miles, turn right onto Byrnesville Road.

  • After 3.5 miles, Byrnesville Road turns sharply to the right and the road to  The Lalumondiere is immediately on your left. 

Watch for the black and white street sign indicating

 "OLD BYRNESVILLE RD." on your left.

  • Turn left at this point in front of the beige & green house with the long porch and large round window. Continue down the road to the marked parking area.

 Getting Here 

 From Highway 30 (Gravois) 

 From Interstate 44 

 From Illinois 

Follow signs for I-255 S/US-50 W/St Louis Co.
 and merge onto I-255 W/US-50 W

Continue onto I-270 N

  • Take exit 3 for MO-30/Gravois Rd   (for 17 miles)

  • Take a right turn on Highway "W" in House Springs.

  • In 1.5 miles turn left onto Byrnesville Rd.

  • After 3.5 miles, Byrnesville Road turns sharply to the right and the road toThe Lalumondiere is immediately on your left. 

Watch for the black and white street sign indicating

 "OLD BYRNESVILLE RD." on your left.

  • Turn left at this point in front of the beige & green house with the long porch and large round window. Continue down the road to the marked parking area.

 From Highway 30 (Gravois) 

  • Exit from 270 onto Highway 30 heading south

  • Follow Highway 30 for 14 miles

  • Turn right Gravois Rd. (follow the dog leg to the left)

  • (at this point Google will tell you to veer left onto 'Irish Lane'.  This is an error.  Continue straight on South Byrnesville and cross the river to the next left)

  • In 2 miles turn left onto Byrnesville Rd.

  • Make the next immediate left onto Old Byrnesville Rd.

Watch for the black and white street sign indicating

 "OLD BYRNESVILLE RD." on your left.

  • Turn left at this point in front of the beige & green house with the long porch and large round window. Continue down the road to the marked parking area.

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If you require assistance call Jeannie

@ 314-707-2725

Please note that GPS does not always provide correct information.

 

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