5 en abril 29, 2013
We had a belated Valentines stay and were so pleasantly surprised with how nice it was at the Beall Mansion. Jim greeted us and made us welcome, and then we got to enjoy a late afternoon in the organ room together playing music and telling stories. The area restaurants were very good and then - most importantly - our room in the Senator Beall Suite did not disappoint! Every little detail was carefully attended to, and from the music, to the lights and the chandelier and the wondrous Jacuzzi, we were extremely pleased. Thanks!
4,6 en abril 18, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Room was large and comfortable...bath was quite nice. Bed was exceptional. Service was very friendly. Very quiet spot, great for getting away from work and the city. Breakfast was excellent - had purchased the 'Getaway Pkg' so we were served breakfast in bed. Would definitely go back.
5 en marzo 09, 2013
We stayed at the Beall mansion February 2013. The grounds and the house is BEAUTIFUL! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming. We stayed in the least expensive room, but it was still EXTREMELY nice, warm, and cozy. The all you can eat chocolate bar is wonderful. There is a nice variety of chocolates and other sweets readily available at all hours! We also enjoyed hot beverages any time we wanted. We chose to have the continental breakfast, and it was delicious. There was a good variety of choices including homemade granola! Yumm! Jim and Sandy are wonderful hosts. We could not have asked for a better stay!
5 en febrero 23, 2013
We stayed at the Beall Mansion Feb. 22-23, 2013. When we first arrived we were greeted by Jim in full butlers attire. Jim is very friendly and gave us a tour and history of the Mansion. Jim and Sandy have done a very good job of restoring the Mansion to it's glory. It is decorated in early 1900's period furnishings. This brings out the splendor of the mansion and its beauty. Each rooms wood trim type is different as the original owner Mr. Beall owned a lumber company. This is unusual and beautiful to see. Any room to stay in would be good, none better than the other. The mansion is centrally located in Alton and close to many attractions. Jim was extremely helpful in our decision of resturants. He is also very knowledgable about Alton and the surrounding area. We will visit again as the service is personalized and he saw to all our needs. I recommend the Beall Mansion to anyone.
5 en enero 07, 2013
Rebecca and Brian. The staff were very profesional and friendly. Historic building, with great decor.
4,8 en noviembre 23, 2012
The accommodations are beautiful and comfortable. Jim and Sandy are extremely knowledgeable of the history of the house. They accommodate all your needs. The champagne was a treat! I feather bed was so comfortable...words cannot describe. This is truly an experience you should not miss. We stayed in the Veranda room..,,,,now I want to stay in each of the rooms.
5 en octubre 28, 2012
The Beall Mansion was a great bed and breakfast. Jim showed us around and explained everything. We also booked the breakfast in bed which was AMAZING!
5 en octubre 25, 2012
We just enjoyed a short getaway at the Beall Mansion. It was so peaceful and the perfect place to relax. The hospitality, dining, and cleanliness were wonderful. I have nothing negative to say! I recommend to all!
5 en octubre 23, 2012
Everything was wonderful and breakfast GREAT. We had a fantastic time and we enjoyed every minute of it. Jim and Sandy were great host and showed us the best hospitality.
4,8 en octubre 16, 2012
I have stayed at several B&B's this is one of the nicest i have seen. The owners could not have been better host. The service could not have been better. It is as good as a 5 star hotel. We will stay at this B&B aagin Mike and Caroly Densmore Mike And Carolyn Densmore
5 en septiembre 10, 2012
The Beall Mansion gift certificate was a wonderful experience. We loved the hospitality, cleanliness, breakfast in bed and the beauty of the Mansion. Jean did a wonderful job taking care of us, and we very much enjoyed hearing about the history from Jim. All in all, a delightful experience.
5 en agosto 27, 2012
I enjoyed every minute. The Belotes are some of the kindest people you would ever want to meet. They were very accomodating and you get the sense that they truly have a love for people. The bed was very comfortable. The room was nicely furnished. I had some studying to do while there and the room was perfect for doing that. I enjoyed the chocolate buffet. It was also interesting to just walk around looking at the furnishing and imagining what it would have been like living there before my time. It was an excellent experience
5 en junio 23, 2012
My husband and I recently picked the Beall Mansion for a 2-day getaway. We enjoyed the beautifully appointed antique-filled rooms and the delicious gourmet breakfast. Another highlight was the unlimited chocolate bar! The peaceful atmosphere was relaxing and refreshing. A great place to be pampered. We would certainly recommend it!
5 en mayo 13, 2012
I had booked a romantic getaway for myself and my wife. We were overwhelmed with the elegance of this beautifully restored historical mansion. We were treated like royalty form the moment we arrived and enjoyed a glass of champagne as we were given a tour. The decor is beautiful and the room was exactly as I had booked online. It is quiet, relaxing and Jim, Sandy and the staff catered to our every need with unsurpassed hospitality. If your looking for a relaxing, quiet getaway full of history and nostalgia then this is the place. We will definitely be coming back as soon as possible!
5 en abril 28, 2012
We weren't sure what to expect as this was our first B&B. From the time we arrived we felt at home, and was pleasantly surprised at the length they went to to make our stay special. Jim was fantastic. We stayed in the Sen. Beall room and everything was perfect. Could not recommend more highly.
5 en febrero 01, 2012
We stayed at the Beall to celebrate our wedding anniversary and "get away" for a couple of days. The experience was delightful on every level.
5 en enero 03, 2012
My husband and I stayed at the Beall Mansion for our 18th wedding anniversary. While it was only my second time staying at a B&B, I could not have hoped for more. The mansion was beautiful, full of history and intrigue, and the amount of small ammenities far exceeded our expectations. Complimentary brandy in the music room, a 24 hour chocolate buffet, tea/coffee bar, complimentary drinks from the stocked fridge, lavender bath salts, robes, slippers, books, games, whirlpool tub, and era furniture and decor all made our stay comfortable and inviting; but the best part was breakfast in bed, served on platters, after having our pillows fluffed. And the food was excellent! We will definitely be back!
4,8 en diciembre 28, 2011
The staff was welcoming and helpful. Not only did they provide us with excellent service but they also gave us a history of the mansion. The room was amazing and breakfast in bed was incredible.
4,2 en octubre 31, 2011
Wonderful service,breakfast was fantastic..we had ours in bed.Which literally was placed on us while we stayed in bed!..fluff the pillows behind us to make sure were comfortable and then placed the breakfast trays on our laps..wonderful food,beautiful period pieces throughout the house.Nice staff...chocolate bar was a nice touch,as well as a brandy nightcap in the library.
5 en octubre 28, 2011
The house was gorgous. The room was wonderful, warm, soft music filled the air. The room was very private, quiet from other guests. Sleeping was a great experience as well. The breakfast - mouth watering. No bads. All good, great, superb. The owners were very friendly. Very informative about the house's history. Very down to earth people. Loved everything about the whole weekend at the Beall Mansion.
5 en octubre 26, 2011
This bed and breakfast is first rate. You host Jim and Sandy are the best. You come away feeling like royalty.
5 en octubre 24, 2011
We booked our night stay without recommendation. We were looking for someplace special, someplace memorable..... no place could have been more perfect than Beall Mansion. What a blessing and wonderful surprise!!!! We look forward to a return trip!!!
5 en octubre 13, 2011
5 en septiembre 27, 2011
My wife and I stayed at the Beall Mansion, in Alton, Illinois for 4 days and three nights. This Bed and Breakfast is a great place to hang one's hat! The house is immaculate, with beautiful decorations and ambience. The staff is outstanding- service was excellent, food was excellent, and our room was very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the whirlpool tub and the balcony. I would highly recommend the Beall Mansion. My wife and I plan on visiting there again, the next time we visit family in Alton.
5 en julio 22, 2011
We recently stayed at the Beall Mansion for a quick getaway. The house is spectacular. Lots of neat historic features. The hosts are delightful and attentive to every detail. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. Breakfast delicious. We look forward to returning soon.
5 en julio 08, 2011
My husband booked a 2 night stay at the Beall mansion as a combination 30th anniversary and birthday celebration. The rooms were beautiful, the gourmet breakfasts amazing, and Jim and Sandy were very warm and accomodating. The chocolate buffet was a nice touch! We will definitely return!
5 en mayo 21, 2011
We stayed at the Beall Mansion for 5 nights in May and had a wonderful time. Jim, Sandy and Jean were all so nice and took so very good care of us. The gourmet breakfasts were excellent and the bed was extremely comfortable. We have stayed in B & Bs throughout Europe and Hawaii, and we can truthfully say, that the Beall Mansion was the best one we have ever stayed in, and we will certainly return. Frank and Betty McCormick Camelot Acres Beaumont, Texas
5 en abril 25, 2011
The Beall Mansion provided the most romantic setting for our April wedding. We were married in the beautiful gardens outside the Mansion among white and pink blooming dogwoods along with other colorful spring budding flowers and greenery. It was magical. The pictures taken outside and within the mansion reflect the romance of our special day. We know we selected the perfect location to start our life together. Our wedding reception included a beautiful and delicious two tiered cake much larger than expected along with the Beall Mansion special punch, both of which we got to enjoy again with our breakfast in bed the next morning. Trust us in saying the Breakfast in Bed option is another WOW of the Beall Mansion. Our room was heavenly and filled with special touches left to meet our every need. Did I mention the scrumptious chocolates left in the room, or the 24-hour chocolate buffet in the dining room? We were pampered in every way. The attention to detail from Jim and Sandy made everything perfect. There were no worries from the time we arrived. It was as if we were transported into a world that catered only to us. We will forever cherish our wedding memories created by the Beall Mansion. We highly recommend the Beall Mansion for anyone looking for a truly romantic wedding and honeymoon package or just a romantic get away. You will not be disappointed!! We were made to feel like royalty and cannot wait to return again and again.
5 en abril 19, 2011
My husband & I only had one night to get away to celebrate our anniversary this year, and this was best idea ever. Everything was just perfect, this is a beautiful Mansion, all the details in decor are wonderful. Our breakfast in bed was the icing on the cake.
4,6 en febrero 23, 2011
From being greeted by a tuxedo-ed host (Jim), to the 24-hour chocolate bar to the beautiful rooms, our stay was amazing! My husband planned a surprise getaway & we were both amazed! The service was beyond expectation & we were very comfortable. Our room (the Mary Harris Room) was incredible- very elegant, but not stuffy. The complementary beverages were appreciated & the tour of the Mansion was wonderful. Jim even took a few pictures of my husband & I on my camera for us! I highly recommend booking a room here!
5 en febrero 05, 2011
My husband and I celebrated our fifth anniversary at The Beall Mansion. We opted for the Pampered-Lite package, which includes self serve continental breakfast in the butler’s pantry, which was great. It also included chocolates on our pillow each night. Yum. We added on an in-room massage for two. The massage therapists were both professional and courteous. And the relaxing bath in the whirlpool tub afterwards, with the homemade lavender bath salts was absolutely unforgettable. Read the rest of my review at: http://thatbaldchick.com/2011/02/05/the-beall-mansion/
5 en diciembre 19, 2010
This is my first time at a B&B Jim met us upon check in dressed to impress. I felt like every detail was addressed. The Breakfast in bed was a first for my Girl and I. We enjoyed the spacious tub and Jim was able to get reservations to a nice place without any issues. I will be back and feel like this maybe a start to a once a year event. Thank you for your house and such a great experiance.
5 en diciembre 08, 2010
A tall, dark, and elegant gentleman in white tie and tails opened the door, and said “Welcome to the Beall Mansion.” His smile and the ambience were so warm, we immediately shook off our winter blues and chill. Once inside, everywhere we gazed were wonderful things: large statuary, fully-restored hearths, staircases, wood floors, pocket doors, tapestries, Persian carpets, a pianoforte, and an endless collection of art and finery. We were transported back to 19th century opulence by walking through this door in Alton, Illinois. Scintillating fireside conversation and brandy followed before we were shown to our room. The master’s chamber featured a king-sized bed, sofa, oriental carpets, large fireplace, French mirror, five windows, an elephant desk, and even though all the modern conveniences were present, they were tastefully hidden from view in delightful antique furnishings. The bathroom’s Italian marble made each step cool and delightful to the feet as we made our way to the huge whirlpool tub over which an ethereal goddess presides. There was also a walk-in shower, sink, and every imaginable toiletry available, along with two elegant bathrobes in our specific sizes for us to use then take home. Alton was an Epicurean’s dream, with dinners at Bossanova and Gentelin’s and gourmet breakfasts in bed at the Beall Mansion. We enjoyed visits to the Mississippi River yacht club, parks, and museum, but our time at the Beall Mansion was heavenly. On our last night experienced therapists gave us couple’s massage in our suite, using aroma therapy oils and body treatments from the East. What relaxation! Then we retired to the whirlpool tub for a soak, and discovered a bottle of lavender crystals especially for us. The fire and bed were so inviting, and we enjoyed a romantic night together any Honeymoon couple would envy. An escape to the Beall Mansion will put you in another world, another time, and if you visit in winter, even in another season.
4,2 en noviembre 16, 2010
we stayed at the Beall nov12 thru 15 what a great B&B the owners are very gracious hosts, and very accommodating,would return in a heart beat.We stayed in the upper rooms,very relaxing and quiet.if your in the area be sure and book it, you won't be sorry. The mansion has been restored sparing no expense,just beautiful in every way.
4,0 en octubre 19, 2010
Warm friendly service, elegant room with a private verandah among the treetops. Perfect for a private celebration. A romantic evening walk among the mansions of old Alton was a highlight of the visit. Thanks, Beall Mansion.
4,8 en octubre 04, 2010
First off the mansion is beautiful! From the building structure to the antique furniture made it like stepping into a time machine and being transported to over a 100 years ago! Jim and staff were very friendly and helpful (we didn't get the chance to meet Sandy). The chocolate bar was great, breakfast in bed was excellent, and the bed was very comfortable! My wife and I had a very memorable 1rst year anniversary at the Beall mansion and look forward to staying there again in the future!
5 en septiembre 23, 2010
Beautiful place to stay. Jim and Sandy are wonderful hosts. Good complimentary breakfast and endless chocolate bar. Rooms were furnished with all the conveniences of home.
4,4 en agosto 23, 2010
Our stay at the Beall Mansion was very peaceful and quiet. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the mansion was decorated beautifully and truly made you feel as though you had walked into the past. We enjoyed both the whirlpool bath and the balcony we had. And who could forget the 24/7 Chocolate fountain available, great addition to everything!
5 en agosto 04, 2010
We had a wonderful evening at the mansion. We will definately be back to stay again.
4,8 en julio 27, 2010
This is the best b&b we ever stayed at. The building itself is very clean,beautiful, and has amazing craftsmanship. We enjoyed a night sipping tea and eating chocolate on our private balcony, a relaxing time in our whirlpool, lit by chandelier light. And, a wonderful night sleep on our feather top bed. The had a nice continental breakfast in the morning.
4,8 en julio 19, 2010
This bed and breakfast is a great place to stay, my husband and I recently stayed here and were very happy ! Our children also surprised us while we were there to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary...beautiful place and very very nice !!!!!
5 en julio 05, 2010
We went there for our 25th wedding anniversary and it was wonderful. We had never stayed in a bed and breakfast before. Can't wait to go back.
5 en junio 25, 2010
I enjoyed my stay so much, I didn't want to leave. The owners are so friendly and only want to please. They will learn what you like, from how you take your coffee at breakfast to your favorite chocolate. The rooms are not only beautiful, but oh so comfortable. A very relaxing visit.
4,6 en junio 22, 2010
After four days of wedding events, I came home relaxed and refreshed because of the excellent service and beautiful environment at the Beall Mansion. Thank you, Jim and Sandy. Rev. Lee W-M, Austin, Texas
5 en junio 20, 2010
After being divorced for forty years,Gary and I have decided to reconnect. In doing so, we found the Beall Mansion online and made reservations. The welcome, the room, the dining,the grounds and especially, the overall warm feeling we received while being a guest was outstanding. Jim and Sandy went out of their way to make us feel pampered and at home. They provided every possible amenity to make sure we had everything we needed while a guest at the mansion. Would I recommend the Beall Mansion to everyone I know? Absolutely! The experiece of staying in a mansion was wonderful.
5 en junio 14, 2010
My wife and I stayed June 11th till the 13 th and we had never been To some place so wonderful and nice the staff Jim and sandy were amazing And so helpful in our stay. Jim even took the time to explain the history of the mansion. We will for sure return soon!
5 en junio 09, 2010
We stayed here in January on an Eagle watching adventure for 1 night. It was our first experience at a B & B and it was amazing! The service and hospitality were amazing and the history of the mansion was very neat to learn about. I am recommending this to everyone I know and will visit again!
5 en abril 12, 2010
Jim & Sandy were were super-nice. Service was outstanding. The house itself was very cool. The weekend we picked for our visit worked out perfectly as the gardens & trees around the house (and throughout Alton) were in full bloom.
5 en marzo 29, 2010
Just a wonderful 2 night visit - decided at the last minute to travel to the St Louis area and fortunately chose this fantastic bed and breakfast. From accommodating our late arrival to the end of day brandy and chocolates Jim and Sandy could not have been any more gracious. We will stay again whenever in the area or on our way to another destination. Would recommend to just stay there and explore the entire region.
4,8 en marzo 14, 2010
We had a beautiful, romantic get away for our anniversary. Beautiful home filled with lovely antiques. Our room was gorgeous and the bed was super comfortable. Awesome whirlpool tub! We'll be back!
5 en marzo 13, 2010
We were most impressed with the owner, "butler" meeting us, dressed in a black tux with tails! This brought such an elegance and authenticity to our experience. We especially enjoyed him taking his personal time sharing the history of Beall Mansion. The extras included at our stay, the beauty of the decor and friendliness of the owner made it a truly restful and enjoyable time. We highly recommend the Beall Mansion!
4,4 en febrero 26, 2010
Very nice, and the "No Frills" option for breakfast was more than adequate. The host and hostess were very informative about the building's history, The rooms were beautiful and reflect the old world atmosphere and were very comfortable. J.Patterson
5 en febrero 17, 2010
Our daughter got married at the Beall Mansion on Valentine's Day . It was lovely. That night my husband and I stayed over night ,it was outstanding . The Mansion is so beautiful and immaculate. I felt like a princess staying there. Jim and Sandy were terrific as well. Truly something out of a Fairy Tale. Looking forward to returning some day .
3,8 en febrero 16, 2010
We had a fantastic valentine's romantic get away at the Beall Mansion. Jim and Sandy are extremely nice and will do anything to make your stay fantastic. We loved the beautiful wood work and antiques in the home. We would recommend this place to everyone.
4,6 en febrero 15, 2010
Jim greeted us in tux attire and carried our bags to our second floor room. The room was elegant and spacious. The bed very comfortable. We especially enjoyed the variety of chocolate treats and special organic teas. We also enjoyed the gourmet breakfast.
4,0 en febrero 14, 2010
It was our first time at The Beall Mansion. Super people, beautiful setting, couldn't ask for anything more! Alton has lots of fun shops, and great dining as well. Super experience.
4,6 en febrero 09, 2010
My wife and I stayed at the Beall Mansion while photographing bald eagles. Jim and Sandy are wornderful hosts and do a great job telling the history of the Mansion. The services are outstanding, details are not missed. Wish I had more time to stay! Will be going back. Ron J - Ron Johnson Photography
5 en enero 30, 2010
What a extraordinary experience!! My husband and I were guests for 2 nights and truly needed a getaway to relax and renew our personal energies. Beall Mansion fulfilled our expectations and more!! The Mansion is exquisite with a fine eye for detail...not a speck of dust to be found...everything first class. The gourmet, breakfast included touches from around the world....recipes, champagnes, and liquores. Jim and Sandy were very gracious and personable, giving freely of their time to share their journey of resurrecting the Mansion to the Bed and Breakfast it is today. There are no words to describe the comfort of the beds......the whirlpool tub and the fireplace.....I want to go back there now! The Alton community itself, only 45 minutes from where we live, has so much to offer as well. From the history, architecture, self guided car tours of the community, wineries, gourmet resturants downtown, eagle watching and nature's beauty...who knew!!! Our weekend experience rates right up there with the best!! We HIGHLY recommend Beall Mansion and guaranty you will go back!! Dave and Terri - St. Louis, Missouri
4,6 en enero 19, 2010
My boyfriend and I were skeptical as 19-22 year olds about taking such an "adult" vacation, but it was everything we could have hoped for and more! Our room was ornate and beautiful, we enjoyed the jacuzzi both nights, and the 24 hour hot beverage and chocolate bar came in handy often! We even had a chance to do some winter eagle watching on the river while visiting, and how rewarding that was! We would love to return.
5 en enero 18, 2010
We stayed two nights to celebrate a birthday. The Bed and Breakfast and the hospitality could not have been any better. We had the most wonderful time and will definitely make a return visit. We will recommend the Beall Mansion to everyone we know! Jim and Sandy and the entire staff are awesome! Tokqua Alms and Gary Brunner
4,8 en enero 04, 2010
This was my first experience at a bed and breakfast and what a great experience! I will recommend Beall Mansion to all my friends and family!
5 en enero 03, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Beall Mansion on December 30, 2009, for our 17th Anniversary. The Mansion was periodically decorated, with much history. We enjoyed all aspects of our stay. The breakfast served in our room was beyond our expectations with wonderful detail. Jim and Linda were very courteous and the room and mansion were very clean.
4,4 en enero 01, 2010
We arrived Christmas night fully prepared as Jim from the Beall mansion called our cell phones to help guide us in. Our stay was flawless. Stayed two nights in this wonderful house. Wish we could have stayed a week. Good conversation with the other guests. Great time with our very close friends from Ohio. Very nice home in a very nice neighborhood. Clean, neat, very well furnished. Slept like a bear in that great triple sheeted featherbead! Great job Jim and Sandy and thanks for the hospitality! Steve and Andrea - Independence, Kansas
4,8 en diciembre 30, 2009
We felt as if we were invited into your home with the wonderful hospitality that was given. All of the staff and guests were very respectful. It was a wonderful time....everything was perfect including the weather for such accomodations. My fiancee has expressed that this was the best birthday present ever. Thanks for making our weekend so special. Scott Heatherly & Kristine Williams
4,6 en diciembre 28, 2009
Met friends on Christmas weekend. Jim and Sandy are great hosts, and the Beall Mansion was an ideal place for us to just relax with good company.
5 en diciembre 17, 2009
this was the most exquisite place to spend a week - i didn't want to leave to go to work!
4,8 en diciembre 11, 2009
While in Alton, IL, for business, I recently spent 3 days at the Beall Mansion. For the same business rate as the Local Holiday Inn, we were amazed at the quality of service, decor, facilities and "feeling of elegance" at the Beall Mansion. The ownes, Sandy and Jim Belote truly provide a level of service that was amazing. I look forward to staying there on my next trip.
3,4 en noviembre 30, 2009
The B&B was gorgeous and is decorated with beautiful antiques. The bed was super comfortable and our room was beautiful. I would highly recommend this for a romantic get-away!
4,6 en noviembre 29, 2009
Excellent, clean rooms with awsome whirlpool tub. Nice touch with all the extras included: wine, chocolate, soaps, cotton balls, lotion, etc. We greatly enjoyed our stay!
4,4 en noviembre 24, 2009
Breakfast was wonderful, rooms are beautiful and couldn't feel anymore pampered. Highly recommended; just a bit pricey.
5 en septiembre 30, 2009
We absolutely loved the Beall Mansion in Alton, IL, and we will most definitely be back! The history behind the B&B was amazing, but that was just the beginning. You have to see it to believe it! We don't want to spoil all the surprises, so just go stay there, and see it for yourself! You will love it too!
4,6 en septiembre 27, 2009
We spent a Friday and Saturday night at the Manson. Jim was a very gracious host and shared some stories related to the history of the home and he and his wife’s effort to restore it. (Sandy was out of town.) We had breakfast in our room Saturday and in the dinning room Sunday morning. The food and presentation was excellent! Jim also made some dinner suggestions. Gentlelin’s was fabulous. Give it a try. Weather permitting walk the neighborhood. Very tranquil and beautiful if you like old charming homes.
5 en septiembre 23, 2009
We arrived at the Beall Mansion and were greeted by Jim, who was dressed in a tuxedo with tails. What a really nice thing. Yes, a little strange at the time, but when you see the Beall Mansion for yourself you'll know why it was so appropriate. The place is beautiful and elegant. Jim told us the history of the building. It's a delightful story. We slept so well we almost forgot to get up. Breakfast was glorified continental and was very adequate. But the CHOCOLATE BAR is the absolute best. What a great treat for anyone. Come and enjoy a peaceful night at the Beall Mansion and then a wonderful day exploring Alton, IL.
5 en julio 31, 2009
The Beall Mansion is a beautifully restored historic home, designed by a famous architect. The entire B&B is furnished in appropriate antiques, turning every room into a museum. Jim and Sandy have lavished loving care on the place, and do the same for their guests. They are not the least bit snobbish; do not fear to stay here because you are intimidated by the very term mansion. We arrived late, after nine, but since we had informed them, Jim was waiting and sprang to help us. We were desperately hungry and he called local restaurants for us to find which were still serving. After dinner we returned to our room, the servant’s quarters on the third floor. Because it was a mild night, we opted to do without AC and sleep with the windows, on three sides, open. In the treetops outside katydids serenaded us. The bed was so comfortable, when I woke in the middle of the night I briefly thought I was at home, which never happens in a hotel. The common rooms downstairs have many amenities (including chocolate!), and the furnishings make you feel like a character in a book. Jim can tell you anything you want to know about the history of the area. In the morning we went for the continental breakfast, and it was more than adequate, with many choices that left us completely satisfied. Sandy took time to help us plan the next leg of our trip while we ate. Afterward we walked around the neighborhood, which has many old beautiful homes. In sum: stay here if you possibly can! You will love it. And if you care about preserving historic architecture, go out of your way to stay here and contribute to seeing it done right.
5 en julio 29, 2009
This home is so beautiful!!! This was our first time at a bed and breakfast, we never want to go to a hotel again. Jim and Sandy make you feel like a celebrity!!! From whirpool tubs to featherbeds and breakfast in bed!! Sandys cooking was fantastic!!! Walking into this home was like a step back in time!!! We can't wait to go back! We highly recomend the Beall Mansion!!!!
5 en julio 23, 2009
We visit the Beall Mansion often and love the care and attention to detail Jim and Sandy share. They are great people and make us feel so welcome.
5 en abril 12, 2009
All the two weeks here in the Beall Mansion was a wonderful stay in an unique atmosphere and decorated with a generous hospitality. The day start with a delicious breakfast without any time pressure and with a warm welcome every morning. To sit on the Veranda of this wonderful Beall Mansion and to answer your e-mails by a cup of tea and peaces from the delicious chocolate buffet is so inspiring. The rooms are unique furnished and every room has a special atmosphere. The Service is so professional and awesome and in all details special. I will never forget this special hospitality delivered from Sandy & Jim and all the helping hands all around.
5 en diciembre 03, 2008
We stay at B&Bs all the time and we couldn't believe our luck in Alton, Illinois. Close by to St. Louis, the Beall Mansion is a lovely Victorian home with all the bells and whistles. Our "Servant's Suite" was comfortable yet nostalgic. We didn't want to get out of our very comfortable bed in the morning. All the modern conveniences-plus 24 hour chocolate buffet and hot drink station. We could be gone all day and come home late to a glass of brandy, chocolate, hot tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Our hosts, Jim and Sandy, were delightful and accomodating. We felt like cherished family! High five to the staff for a job professionally well done. We'll be back-we can't wait!
4,0 en mayo 15, 2008
It's apparent that Jim and Sandy really go out of their way to make you feel at home in this wonderfully conserved Victorian style mansion. From the time they spend in decorating, furnishing and up keeping the place to the time they are willing to spend chatting with you about anything from the history of the house to the history of the town, it is evident that the Beall Mansion is not just a business for them, but more importantly, a passion. This transcends in every detail of the house. We had a really good time there and look forward to staying at the Beall again. Patricia Garza, Chicago, IL
4,8 en octubre 22, 2007
Jim and Sandy were so nice. The house is lovely. We had such a relaxing time....Just what we needed
4,6 en octubre 01, 2007
Jim and Sandy are very charming and fun! We were only there for two nights and we almost felt like family. I have no complaints and would highly recommend staying at the Beall Mansion for any occasion. I wish I could move in with them. They have thought of everything to make your stay special. Stacey and Nick, St. Louis, Mo
4,6 en agosto 03, 2007
It was that good! All was very tranquil, friendly and quite relaxing. We would commend this B&B to anyone.
5 en julio 26, 2007
We stayed for two nights and we loved it!
5 en julio 05, 2007
Our recent stay at the Beall Mansion was our best B & B experience. Jim and Sandy go out of their way to make guests feel at home. We loved being greeted by Jim in his formal "uniform" and enjoyed sipping champagne while touring the home, which has gorgeously been restored with beautiful antiques. After dinner in Alton and viewing fireworks on the riverfront, we retired to our bedroom for a great night's sleep. We chose to have our gourmet "breakfast in bed" on our private patio and everything was delicious. We left the Beall Mansion relaxed and looking forward to spending another evening with Jim and Sandy in the near future.
5 en marzo 04, 2007
We enjoyed everything about our stay. We loved the atmosphere. Breakfast was very tasty.