Our affiliation with Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America is one of our proudest achievments. This designation as a Select Registry property is your assurance that Yates House Bed & Breakfast in Rocheport, Missouri has been selected as among the most comfortable and welcoming—unique and quality assured lodging alternatives in an increasingly cluttered and impersonal travel marketplace.

In the late 1960’s, a travel writer named Norman Simpson had an interesting idea. He drove throughout North America and identified unique places that offered what he called, "good honest lodging, good honest food, and good honest feeling." Hailed as "the Father of Country Inn Travel", Simpson—through his pioneering book, Country Inns and Back Roads—introduced an entirely new type of lodging experience to the traveling public. Today, this association of independent innkeepers started by Norman Simpson includes nearly 400 of the "finest country inns, luxury B&B’s and unique small hotels" from California to Nova Scotia.

Select Registry properties must measure up. We are regularly evaluated by independent inspectors against a stringent quality assurance program which judges high standards of lodging, food, and hospitality. You may rely on us to provide the highest quality in each of these important areas.

Our goal will always be to provide excellent lodging, food, and hospitality. We want to be among the "best of the best" and exceed your loftiest travel expectations.

Among all the different ratings today, the most coveted innkeeping award should
be and eager referral from a satisfied guest to a friend planning a trip.
- Norman Simpson