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BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn

407 E. 12th Street , Alton, IL 62002-7230 USA (Show map)
95 Reviews
$99 - $358
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Voted "Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast" -Illinois Magazine Readers Poll. Experience elegance and romance at one of the St. Louis area's finest bed and breakfast inns. Whirlpools. HDTV. Wi-Fi. Complimentary 24 Hour "All You Can Eat" Chocolate Buffet. Conveniently located along the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail on Millionaire's Row in historic Alton, IL. Only 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch. Also ask about our neighboring property George Street Suites. Guest House | Extended Stay Lodging | Vacation Rental | Temporary Corporate Housing


Rooms & Rates

Senator Beall Room

Its subtly bowed wall and windows is will take you back to the days of castles and turrets, damsels in distress and knights in shining armor. Features romantic French Provincial decor, a king size bed with brocade headboard and a gas fireplace with wood and marble mantle. The spacious private bath has an imported marble floor, crystal chandelier, Palladian window, glass enclosed shower and a nouveau heart shaped whirlpool tub for two. Need we say more?

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Z. B. Job Room

One of our most popular rooms. Sleep where the rich and famous of the turn of the century slept. Originally the master bedroom, this extra large room has been the resting place of railroad barons, industrialists and politicians. Includes an antique bedroom set with Feathered King Canopy Bed hand carved out of solid mahogany in Indonesia, and a Wood and Tile Fireplace with Gas Logs. The private bath has an Imported Marble Floor, Brass Chandelier, Whirlpool for Two, and a priceless Art Glass Palladian Window that echoes the pride and the craftsmanship of a bygone era.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Mary Harris Room

Named after Senator Beall's wife, this large room features an Antique Bedroom Set with Feathered Queen Canopy Bed, Private Bath with Imported Marble Floor, Whirlpool for Two, and Crystal Basket featuring hand polished Czechoslovakian crystal.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Verandah Room

The Verandah room features a Private Balcony, sumptuous, Hand Carved Mahogany and Teak Feathered Queen Quarter Canopy Bed (feathered top removable for those with allergies), Hand Carved Solid Mahogany Romance Armoire, Fainting Sofa, and Writing Desk. The Private Bath features a Whirlpool for Two, Shower, Imported Marble Floor, and Crystal Chandelier.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Servants Quarters Suite

Escape the problems and worries of the rest of the world in this intimate third floor suite. With its circa 1865 Victorian Sofa, Four Dormered Windows, and Window Seats—this is the perfect place to curl up with your favorite book. French Doors separate the Private Sitting Room from the Bedroom. Beautifully furnished with a sumptuous, Hand Carved, Rosewood Feathered Bed with Matching Chest on Chest and Night Stand, Armoire, and Duncan Pyfe Desk. The Private Bath has as an Imported Marble Floor Crystal Basket, Shower, and Antique Claw Foot Tub—wonderful for lazy relaxing soaks.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.7

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The Beall Mansion in Alton, Illinois

5 on August 20, 2014

A beautiful home with great hosts, history and personal touches.

Wonderful retreat

5 on June 20, 2014

I just returned from this B&B. I absolutely loved it. Accommodations were over-the-top.....feather bed so comfortable it was difficult to pull myself out of bed in the mornings. The room was so quiet and comfortable I found myself staying in every evening. The innkeepers were very attentive and personable. Enjoyed myself so much I can't wait to return. You won't be disappointed with your stay here!

Fun, Elegant, Pampered

4.6 on June 03, 2014

We wanted a retreat and fun day with our son and daughter-n-law and decided to go to Grafton. First, we started out at Cahokia Mounds, then to Fast Eddies, checked into our beautiful Bed and Breakfast and was welcomed so wonderfully by Jim. Then, we ziplined in Grafton, had dinner at Aries Winery then back to the Bed and Breakfast to enjoy our glass of Brandy, coffee/tea and chocolates before soaking in the Jacuzzi tub. Breakfast in bed was quite a treat and delicious. Jim and Sandy were perfect hosts. We especially enjoyed Jim's stories and history. The place is very peaceful and definitely elegant. I enjoyed sitting in the rooms and thinking about all the history. The neighborhood has many interesting homes and we took a stroll down the street. We loved Jim and Sandy's Elegant Bed and Breakfast!!!

Our Illinois stop on way to Derby

5 on April 28, 2014

We could not have been more pleased with our choice of accommodation! Spent three nights in this warm and inviting home. Jim and Sandy were perfect hosts and the service and rooms were exceptional. We intended to visit St Louis and use the mansion as our base but enjoyed Alton, Grafton and the mansion so much that we only made it to St. Louis for 4 hours. I would highly recommend the Beall Mansion to one and all. We will be back.

St. Louis weekend

4.4 on March 17, 2014

During our recent visit to the St.Louis area we had the pleasure of staying at the Beall Mansion for two evenings. We were warmly greeted by Jim upon arrival with a tour and a brief history. The rooms were most elegant and spotlessly clean. The Sunday morning gourmet brunch was beyond any expectation with Jim not only serving, but providing additional detailed history of the mansion and surrounding area. Many thanks for a most enjoyable stay and sincere thanks to Jim, Sandy & Jean the 5 star service we received DCP & KV

The Beall Mansion exceeded our expectations again!

5 on March 01, 2014

The Beall Mansion exceeded our expectations again! This was our second time of staying and we had a good experience and did last time also. Upon arrival we were greeted by Jim who made us feel at home, we were given champaign, and he carried our bags to our room. The whole house has been restored and is very clean. The beds are so soft and cozy best night's sleep we have had in a while. Breakfast in bed was delicious and would highly recommend the upgrade. It was a great getaway that was close to home. We will for sure be back to stay again!

Chocolate Valentines Day

5 on February 15, 2014

Wow!! We choose to spend Valentines day at the Beal and we were impressed!! Chocolate bar, beverages and the breakfast was perfect!! Everything was taking care of. Room with rose pedals, champagne we had it all to include bedtime brandy ;) Jim and Sandy were awesome and very accommodating and full of history. We will be back!!

Beautiful and comfortable bed & breakfast

5 on August 25, 2013

My husband and I spent an evening at the Beall Mansion in Alton, IL. The home was beautiful and comfortable. We were welcomed with champaigne and then given a tour of the main floor of the home. We were then escorted to our room. Our room was spacious with a comfortable queen size bed. We had a separate bathroom with a whirpool tub. A continental breakfast was included in the stay, but we chose to have the option of breakfast in the dining room. It was several delicious courses served on fine china. Sandy and Jean were so kind and gracious. They both made us feel at home. We also enjoyed the area and plan on going back to visit.


5 on August 03, 2013

Beautiful and romantic. Service was amazing and the gourmet breakfast in bed was well worth it!!

Beall Elegance on a rainy weekend

5 on April 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!

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Location Type

25 Minutes from Downtown St. Louis MO, 25 Minutes from Lambert St. Louis Intl Airport, 4 1/2 hrs South of Chicago IL, 90 minutes South of Springfield IL, 5 hrs from Kansas City, 5 hours from Indianapolis, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

1. Take I-70 East, to I-170, North 5 miles. 2. Go right (East) on I-270 5.5 miles. 3. Turn North on Route 367 (Lewis & Clark Blvd.) 11 miles (Lewis & Clark Blvd. changes from Route 367 to U.S. 67 at Lindbergh.) 4. Turn left (W.) on Landmark Blvd 2 blocks to Henry St. 5. Turn right (N.) on Henry St. to East 12th Street. 6. Turn left (W.) on East 12th St. 2 blocks to 407.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bicycyle & Hiking Trail, Winter Eagle Watching, National Scenic Byway, St. Louis Gateway Arch, Underground Railroad Tours, Water Park, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , 24 Hr. Chocolate Buffet, Breakfast in Bed option, Plush Robes (also available for purchase), Home Made Lavender Bath Salts, In Room Massage (by appointment), Golf Pkgs. Available

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Antiquing, Bad Mitton, Chess, Croquet, Day Spa Nearby, Winter Eagle Watching, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No It is illegal to smoke in or within 15 feet of the building
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Not suitable for most younger children.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Nearby kennel facilities are available

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Vares by plan and dates. Please inquire or visit for details.
  • Cancellations: Varies by plan and dates. Please inquire or visit for details.



Jim and Sandy Belote

Languages spoken


About the innkeepers

Sandy loves a good morning cup of coffee, dancing, flowers, gardening and plants of all kinds. I love floating, hiking and satisfying my creative yearnings freelance writing. We both love cooking, gourmet food, classic architecture, art, good music, children, animals, traveling and pampering our guests in turn of the century elegance.

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Full Gourmet Breakfast or Self Serve Continental

  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Verandah, Patio, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Atkins, Vegan

Signature Dish

...Butter Poached Eggs in Tomato Basil Sauce. For best results, make sauce night before so flavors will marry. Combine in sauce pan: 4 oz. can tomato paste, 1/4 cup water, 2 tbl. sugar, 1 tbl. basil, 1 tsp. Italian seasoning. Simmer for 30 minutes and refrigerate over night. Reheat next morning and adjust seasonings to taste. Put 1/2 pat of butter and dash of salt and pepper in the bottom of 8 ramekins. Place ramekins in large shallow pan(s) of simmering water. When butters is melted break 2 eggs into each ramekin. Cover and continue simmering until done. Invert Eggs onto individual serving plates and surround with warmed Tomato Basil Sauce. Garnish eggs with fresh sprig of thyme.



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$100.00 In Room Spa Services

Regular Rate: $478 now $378 (21% Savings:)

Stay 2 or more consecutive nights in a Whirlpool Room and receive a $100.00 credit toward your choice of In Room Spa Services. Available on our signature Pampered Getaway and Pampered Lite. Call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-843-2325 and mention specials code Free Spa Services. Note: Weekend rates add $70

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407 E. 12th Street , Alton, IL 62002-7230 USA (Show map)

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