The Belmont Inn's History

The restoration of this proud Victorian home was a labor of love. Read our story...


Richly ingrained into the history of this railroad boom town, the Belmont Inn takes its name from the service branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad by the same identity. Built around 1890 from lumber milled within the community, the home has graced Marquand’s landscape for more than 100 years. With nearly nine months of carefully planned renovation behind it, the Belmont Inn is ready to offer its charm and comfort to guests well into the next century.

The current owner was captivated at a young age by the character of the home, citing specifically the tall, slender, double Victorian porch, the decorative fish-scale gabled eves, and the intriguing lines of the roof, which led her to meticulously restoring the exterior to its original “Painted Lady” facade.

The earliest record found, indicated the home was built for the Hahn family. At one point in the home’s history, it housed an Art Gallery, but locally, the home is fondly known as the Tom & Iona Brotherton house; a designation that still applies today.

Today’s guests will find a residence where Victorian splendor reigns, while modern convenience prevails. The pleasing color palate is warm, cozy and thought evoking, while the individual room appointments bring back the grace and simplicity that make a historic home so inviting and nostalgic.

The Belmont’s porches are ready for relaxation and laughter, or can provide a quiet meditative space to indulge in a good read or hobby. The Belmont offers four splendid sleeping rooms, a beautiful front parlor, a modern kitchen, shared restroom accommodations, and a lovely dining room to enjoy your complimentary continental breakfast.

The Belmont Inn as it stood in the early 1900s.

The Belmont Inn as it stood in the early 1900s.