5 on January 04, 2013
WE have stayed several times this place is the best for fun for a wedding THE FOOD IS SO DELICIOUS!! The entire events they offer are the greatest!!! SLUMBER PARTY GIRLS NITE OUT SO MANY CHOICES THE OWNERS MAKE EACH VISIT SO WELCOMING LIKE FAMILY WE LOVE THEM & ALL THEY OFFER GO YOU WILL NEVER HAVE MORE FUN TOM & MELANIE GRAY
5 on August 28, 2011
This was my second stay at a Bed & Breakfast. The owner & staff couldn't have been anymore super in all that they did. Food, delicious! Yummmm The antiques, WOW! History of the place, unreal. I had a fun time celebrating with my friends my birthday & theirs! We all have the same birthdate. Just alittle difference in years... So, the three of us gals try to plan a birthday trip sometime in the Spring time because of the weather in Nov. when our real birthdays are. We had alot of laughs with the owner & staff. They work their fannies off for their guests. It's amazing how they make it all look effortless. Listening to the history of the home was very a delight to hear , from the owner who took time telling us about all the rebuilding, etc... and answered our endless questions. Our package deal was a girlfriends weekend pajama party. We also had a massage there. The gal had just the right touch in relaxing us. There was also a cooking class that was offered too that was fun. Garnishes that you make and eat also~ They showed us how to make Choc. Truffles~ OH double yummmm.... It was a fun activity, the massage relaxing, meals superb, and staff very personable. We went shopping in Galena, Ill. one day and then came back to the Bed & Breakfast to sleep in each of our own tastefully decorated bedrooms. Alot of charm at this place. I'd recommend it highly. They really work at making your stay great. Thanks gals~ Lynn (One of Sharon's friends who booked the place for us 3) Thanks also Natalie for sending my phone charger to me that I forgot to pack when leaving. You gals are special.
4.6 on May 09, 2011
My husband and I just spent a wonderful get-a-way evening at Mont Rest. We participated in the Murder Mystery and had a great time. This was our first time at a B&B and we was both pleasantly surprised at the warm welcome we received (also the warm chocolate chip cookies awaiting our arrival were great). It is a relaxed environment with great views of the Mississippi River from the rooms. There was an overlook area on the roof that offered a hot tub with spectacular views of the valley and the Mississippi River. We met the other people who participated in the Murder Mystery over appetizers and drinks. As we learned of the characters we could play, Naomi helped us pick out our costumes for our roles, then adding props to accentuate our character we played, we all laughed and had fun all through the evening. The food was fantastic and all made on sight. The evening meal was made to order for each person . The deserts were outstanding. The morning breakfast was served family style - everything was delicious including the homemade pastries.. We can’t say enough about Chris, Owner/Chef, Naomi, Manager/vibrant & fun loving, & Brice, wait staff/quick & witty, and all the other behind the scenes persons who made this an enjoyable and relaxing stay.. Next time we will stay longer and enjoy more of the offerings of the Mont Rest B&B.
5 on May 05, 2011
Our stay was nothing short of magical. This Bed and Breakfast sets a new standard from the personal attention to detail to making you appreciate history and nature with all the conveniences of this century. We've stayed at dozens and dozens of Bed and Breakfasts and Inns over the years and this one is light years ahead of the rest. The same owner (a bit of a character with great stories) has been running this establishment for over a quarter of a century . She and her staff are truly professionals at what they do and it shows . If you want to see breathtaking views, feel really welcome , have great food, this is the place for you. Best Wishes.PS Make sure you take your swimsuit to sit on top of the Inn looking at an unspoiled view of the Mississippi River. The beds were comfortable , the bed linens top drawer and the breakfast was the best I've ever had ANYWHERE EVER. Working fireplaces, Jacuzzi and oversized beds just begin to tell the story. Ham in a "clove reduction glaze" to the quiche to the homemade pastries to real Cappuccino it was great! Go stay there for a great experience. t
4.8 on December 04, 2010
This grand place offers much more than one would expect from the location. (Bellevue is coming back but local attractions are limited) Though, sadly, the original mansion burned, the reconstructed facility preserved the historic character while also adding modern amenities. It's a fascinating building to explore, with lots of interesting decorative pieces and collections. The owner's stories are worth the lengthy presentation. Breakfast was truly gourmet. Can recommend without reservation.
4.8 on November 03, 2010
I absolutely loved Mont Rest. The staff was so nice and accommodating. I have travel a lot and I have never received service like this. Naomi was super friendly and definitely helpful when we needed directions to get around the area. My boyfriend liked it too. I have always thought of bed and breakfast as something man just agree to go to to make us happy but he totally loved the place. The breakfast was superb. In all I had such a great time that I sent my parents to celebrate their 35th anniversary the following weekend!
5 on October 30, 2010
This was a wonderful experience for my wife and myself. From the moment we entered the Mont Rest, we were welcomed and the views from our room were breathtaking of the Mississippi River. We visited with guests from four different states and we were one of two couples that had not been to Mont Rest. Our room was furnished with beautiful antiques. We had a fun Trivial Pursuit game. The breakfasts were excellent and generous. We took advantage of a dinner. It too was excellent and reasonably priced. We highly recommend it.
4.8 on October 12, 2010
We stayed here in 2005 for our anniversary. We go to a bed and breakfast every year and this one has always been one of our favorites! The history and atmosphere is great! The host was awesome! The food very good and the views were perfect!
4.6 on September 11, 2010
I was not sure what to expect as this is my first experience at a genuine B&B and I was very pleasantly surprised by what a great time we had. The public areas are clean, comfortable and feel like a "home." Bed was very comforatble and the whirlpool tub was a great treat! The best part of the stay was the service and hospitality provided by the Innkeepers and their staff. From good food to great conversation, they quickly became a big part of our trip...we'll be back!
4.0 on August 29, 2009
R.I.P. (What a great Murder Mystery Fun with an energetic unique staff inside the B&B) You can relax, enjoy the delcious homebaked treats that are placed inside the adorable kitchen area for all guests to try. We received a bountiful fresh display of cheeses, fruits and wine in our room that overlooked the gorgeous area. Walks along the River were absolutely breathtaking and then dined at the newly decorated Mont Rest on the River restaurant that has the most romantic beautiful garden area this side of Italy. Thank you so much for such a great place to come and we look forward to each return.
4.2 on March 09, 2009
My husband and I spent our first anniversary here and had a wonderful time. The room was small, but nice. The staff was very helpful in finding places to eat. The breakfast was very good. We enjoyed relaxing out on the porch in the rocking chairs. You get a great view of the Mississippi.
4.8 on November 10, 2008
My husband and I received a murder mystery package for a gift and didn't know what a wonderful gift we had gotten until we stayed at the Mont Rest Inn. Naomi, the manager greeted us with hot cookies, drinks and popcorn. Chris the owner fixed an unbelievable gourmet dinner and breakfast and spent time conversing with the guests making us feel at home. Wonderful, comfortable rooms make it homey. We hope to return time and time again!