Enjoy peaceful rest in the heart of historic Elsah, IL where architecture of early America is framed by limestone bluffs and the mighty Mississippi. Settle into your graciously-appointed guest room with private bath. Enjoy the home-cooked breakfast with great conversations where new acquaintances become old friends.
5 on August 07, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at the Green Tree Inn so much! The rooms were beautiful, breakfast was yummy, and Connie was a perfect hostess. We will visit again!
5 on July 24, 2014
This bed and breakfast was the perfect place to spend a relaxing time in lovely Elsah, Ill. The accommodations were great with a comfy bed, clean modern bathroom and TV. The breakfast was delicious, we had bacon and egg cups with stuffed French toast and strawberries! The proprietor was friendly, helpful and quiet knowledgeable about what to do in the area. We will return to the Green Tree!
5 on July 18, 2014
We stayed one wonderful night at Green Tree and were completely satisfied by the accommodations,service and food. Connie is a delight to know and a host who obviously wants he guests to have the best possible stay at her inn.
5 on July 02, 2014
We were in town for the Principia Reunion...and yes we stayed at the dorms. Never again...as the fabulous Green Tree Inn in a stones throw from campus and uber comfortable. The beds were super comfortable, Connie the innkeeper was accommodating and even pointed out the local deer who went walking past. The rooms were bright and clean, the breakfast was delicious and they had real COFFEE. Oh it was a treat. We will be returning again and again...while I love visiting the campus, I don't need to stay in a dorm room when I know Green Tree Inn is just down the hill. Thank you Connie for the warm visit and the cookies we took on our plane trip home.
5 on June 18, 2014
We wanted to get away from life and this was a great place to do just that! We enjoyed our comfortable room and the quiet setting. Connie was very friendly and put us at ease. All of the food was fantastic, from lemon bars upon arrival to a delicious breakfast in the morning. We will have great memories of this place and hope to return at some point!
5 on June 16, 2014
Brought my mom on an overnight trip for her birthday. Lots of antiquing in the surrounding communities! The Green Tree Inn B&B was a great find! Our room, the only one with 2 beds, was absolutely charming - beautifully decorated in a soft and soothing pale mint green with 5 white shuttered windows that let in lots of natural light! Plenty of in-room lighting as well, plus a ceiling fan that is quiet and felt wonderful (didn't even need the air conditioner!). No TV in this room, but that's ok because there is a lovely and comfortable sitting area downstairs with TV (although we didn't need it), antiques to look at and interesting books to read. B&B was impeccably clean and well-maintained. Breakfast was a delight. Connie is an excellent cook and hostess - fresh fruit and yogurt, peach blueberry baked pancakes, and egg, cheese & ham cups. All absolutely delicious! Oh, and there were homemade treats awaiting our arrival last night - snickerdoodle cookies and some kind of yummy chocolate caramel bars! Be prepared to be asked if you have any food allergies or foods you don't like because that level of consideration is a part of their hospitality. If you are looking for a relaxing and inviting place to stay, you can't do any better than this! Wander around this quaint historic village to feel like you stepped back in time. And if you are here on a Thurs, Fri, Sat or Sun, you can get a wonderful lunch just a stone's throw away at The Cultured Table Bistro (starting sometime in July they will also be open for dinner-check their website!). THANK YOU to Connie and Gary for such a delightful experience! If we are down this way again, we will definitely be back!
5 on June 15, 2014
The Green Tree Inn is a gem! My husband and I have stayed in many B and B's across the US over the last ten years and this one ranks at the top of the list. In every way, this was the experience that we look for in this type of lodging. The room and grounds were clean and well-kept and breakfast was delicious and filling. In addition, there were extra touches like late-afternoon snacks and complimentary water, soda, coffee throughout the day. These are all important ingredients to a successful B and B, but the key component that makes a stay memorable is the warm hospitality of the owners. It's apparent that Connie and Gary take pride in their establishment and love people. We felt as though they were old friends. If you are planning a trip up the River Road, Grafton offers a lot of activity, from wineries, to zip-lining to fun nightlife. But when it's time to step away, refresh and enjoy the serenity of a beautiful historic town, the Green Tree Inn in Elsah fits the bill. We had a wonderful time and hope to return again soon.
5 on June 08, 2014
This is my second time to the Green Tree Inn. Both visits were wonderful. I stayed in the Meadowlark Room each time, and this room is so cozy and comfortable. I rested very well in the bed, just like I was at home. The bedrooms and common rooms are clean, and also well decorated without being fussy. Makes for a very relaxing atmosphere. Greg and Connie are so friendly and hospitable, and again I felt like I was at home. The food is great. We got wonderful treats in the afternoon, and yummy breakfast in the morning. A great variety of beverages available all of the time. Several of us ladies traveled together to celebrate birthdays, and we had fun playing games at the dining room table in the evening, sitting outside on the back porch in the rocking chairs, watching the chipmunks and hummingbirds, taking pictures in the garden, and walking the beautiful village of Elsah. This is a great place to unwind and relax. Would recommend to anyone.
5 on June 04, 2014
Don't want to leave. personable hosts, excellent food. Perfect getaway
5 on May 26, 2014
The inn is adorable. It has five rooms (one on the main level and the rest are upstairs) and they are all in the same building as the common area. The common area has two dining room sets, where everyone eats breakfast, a loveseat and two chairs. Anyone is welcome to use the common room area at anytime. There is a lovely garden on site and there are bikes in the garage if you want to ride around the village. If you like antiques, you even have the opportunity to purchase items since Gary is an avid collector. FYI, there is free WI-FI and all the rooms have satellite TV. There were so many things that I liked about the lodging. First, Connie and Gary are absolutely wonderful! You feel like you've known them your entire life...and that's just after five minutes of talking to them. They are so personable and welcoming. Secondly, they ask you--at the time you make your reservation and, again, upon checking in--if you have any dietary needs/concerns. Connie's meals and treats are so wonderful and she'll adapt them however the need so that everyone can have the same goodness. Speaking of goodness, the treats are not to be missed. There is a home-made treat every evening so be sure to save room for dessert (side note:the gluten-free peanut butter cookies were supposed to be for someone who couldn't consume gluten but all of the other guests ate them, too). Fourthly, there is a mini-fridge in the common area that is filled with free cans of soda and bottled water. It was nice to just grab a bottled water after I worked up a sweat walking around the village. Finally, I liked the fact that you were able to chose your own breakfast time. I've been at B&Bs where everyone had to eat together and, personally, that's not my thing. The owners are very adaptable and they'll serve you breakfast whenever you want. This B&B experience was a real treat and I've already told several people about it. I can't wait to return!
Scenic, Riverside, Small town
Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, on site parking, meditation garden, water park, fruit orchards and berry picking, bike trail, Picnic area, River, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , on site parking, meditation garden, use of kitchen for microwave, ice, etc., cozy sitting area next to fireplace, Browse our on-site antique store
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Hiking trails
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Make-ahead French toast
Layers of French bread chunks stuffed with cream cheese, raisins, and spiced apple bits, then soaked in egg and cream mixture and baked till golden brown. We usually serve it topped with hot cinnamon apple sauce.