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BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn

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

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Experience elegance and romance 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch - along Millionaire’s Row in historic Alton, IL. Whirlpools for Two. Fireplaces. HDTV. Wi-Fi. Complimentary 24 Hour “All You Can Eat” Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate Buffet. A "USA Top 100 Gold Inn & B&B" Award Winning Property. Also ask about our neighboring property George Street Suites. Guest House | Extended Stay Hotel | Vacation Rental | Temporary Corporate Housing




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

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105 Reviews

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Top Notch

4.8 on March 24, 2015

First class service all the way. From your first drive up to the house to the delicious breakfast the following morning, you get the impression that the owners are well schooled in culinary arts and 5 star service. We will be back.

Awesome experience

5 on February 17, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a special B&B to celebrate my birthday. This stay at the Beall mansion was beyond our expectations. We stay at B&B often and this is by far the best! We felt welcomed and the room was perfectly decorated,clean, had a fireplace and amazing bathroom. We had a wonderful gourmet breakfast in bed and a couple message in our room. We will be back!

Never To Be Forgotten

5 on January 21, 2015

My boyfriend and I spent a weekend at the Beall Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Alton Il. The innkeepers Jim and Sandy were very hospitable and kind to us during our stay. They made us feel as if we were royalty that weekend. The room was beautiful and it took me right back to the early turn of the twentieth century!! The whirlpool tub was probably one of our favorite features of the room. Breakfast was served hot to us in bed on sunday morning making us feel even more special and more like royalty. We did a little eagle watching, took in a play, and spent an afternoon in grafton shopping and dining....all in all it was a weekend to never be forgotten!1 I know my boyfriend and I will come back to celebrate another anniversary soon!!! Jim and Sandy thank you for making us feel like royalty!!

Excellent getaway from St. Louis!

4.4 on January 13, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a way to escape the hustle and bustle of St. Louis to celebrate our wedding anniversary when we happened upon the Beall Mansion. It was superb!!! Our only regret was that our schedules limited our first stay to only one night! Jim was a fantastic host. We felt transported back to a different time where we could truly enjoy time together away from the distractions of modern life. From the 24 hour chocolate bar to the night cap in the sitting room before retiring for the night to the excellent gourmet breakfast, we were consistently surprised and impressed by the entire experience. We are already planning our next trip back to the Beall Mansion, but next time we'll be sure to stay longer.

A perfect weekend to start the holidays!

5 on December 22, 2014

John and Sandy are the perfect hosts. Attention is made to even the smallest detail. Always available and smiling but never intrusive. Enjoyed a beautiful weekend in Alton--hiking Pierre Marquette in the chill early winter air, shopping and drinking wine in Grafton and wonderful dining in Alton. The Bealle breakfast upgrade was well worth it. Did one morning in the dining room and 1 in bed. Both fantastic! Can't wait to go back.

Amazing place for a mini-moon!

5 on November 11, 2014

My groom and I live in St Louis, but couldn't go on a honeymoon right after or wedding so we decided to stay a night at the Beall Mansion. The amenities with our pampered getaway package were perfect! Whirlpool, gas fireplace,a delicious breakfast in bed and the service was outstanding. The three layer feather bed made it a great nights rest. We look forward to visiting Jim and Sandy again!

Truly Wonderful!

5 on November 03, 2014

Jim and Sandy are absolutely wonderful! The bed was luxurious. The food was amazing!

R and R

5 on October 26, 2014

It was a great get away at a beautiful place. Close to St Louis to enjoy the Fox Theater too!

Pampered getaway

5 on October 07, 2014

The Beall mansion was a step back in time. We were greeted upon arrival with champagne and chocolates!! We had a wonderful suite, with a whirlpool tub in the bath. There was a carafe of water and full ice bucket in our room waiting for us. The refrigerator on the first floor was stocked with soda for our convenience. We were served a wonderful gourmet breakfast by Jim in his tuxedo. Great stay, great value!!

romantic getaway

5 on September 29, 2014

We arrived at the beall mansion to be greeted at the door by Jim, who I might add was dressed in a tuxedo. He was getting the guest before us escorted to there room and he had us sign the book while we waited in the parlor. He came back an escorted us to this beautiful room and explained the furnishing of the room and made sure we had everything before he left. I was a relaxing and wonderful stay. We had a fantastic gourmet 4 course breakfast the next morning.

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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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $358

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $358

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $298

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $298

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $238

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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. From I-55 take the Hamel exit, Hwy 140 West "to Alton". (Hwy. 140 becomes College and College becomes 20th St.) 2. From 20th Street turn left (S.) on Alby eight blocks. 3. Turn left (E.) on East 12th Street three blocks. The BEALL MANSION is located on the right (S.E. corner) of East 12th and George.

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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Not suitable for most younger children.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Nearby kennel facilities are available
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

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About the innkeepers

Sandy loves an early morning walk around the grounds and gardens while sipping a good cup of coffee. She loves gardening and helping people. I love floating, hiking, and freelance writing. We share a passion for food and wine, classic architecture, good music, traveling and pampering our guests.

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  • Time Served: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Butler's Pantry, Verandah (in season), 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.



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

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