Green Tree Inn

15 Mill Street P.O. Box 96, Elsah, IL 62028 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Trip back in Time

5 on December 10, 2015

Great Get-Away. We were in Elsah for the Christmas House Tour. Connie & Gary are wonderful hosts. The rooms, the breakfast, their hospitality, everythiing was top notch. One of the BEST B & B's we have stayed in. The town, very historic, very relaxing and quiet; but restaurants and other activities only minutes away..Only 45 minutes from downtown St Louis, but a pleasant world away.


Elsa Enchantment

5 on November 30, 2015

My wife and I have vacationed along the Great River Road from Alton to Grafton, Illinois for the last 40 years. Our usual haunts were booked up with wedding activities in the area this November, so we went looking for a B&B. What a delight to happen on to the Green Tree Inn and Innkeepers Connie and Gary Davis. They are now at the top of our lodging preferences when in that area. These two very special people, with their culinary talents and the attention they pay their guests, made our visit an exceptional experience. Plenty of space, elegant coziness, mouthwatering evening treats and delicious gourmet breakfasts are the focus of this review. I would also add that Connie and Gary were a delight to visit with as well. We have stayed at many B&B's over these many years in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe. The GreenTree does it as well, if not better, than all our previous hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking time to do such a glowing review. It was our pleasure and we are so happy that you found us. I think it is easy to do a great job when you love what you do. Gary and I both feel blessed to be able to get to meet so many wonderful people.


Can't Wait For Our Sixth Visit!

5 on November 05, 2015

This was the fifth time that we've stayed at this B&B and it was just as charming as the first. Connie and Gary are such gracious hosts! There is always plenty to eat at breakfast (someone at our table had three servings of Connie's pumpkin pancakes--and it wasn't me!) and I just love the afternoon treats that are prepared from scratch. The inn was extremely clean, the free WIFI worked well, it's in an adorable village and you can't ask for friendlier hosts than them. We already made our reservations for next year! If you're looking for a nice get-away this is the place to go...and I promise that you won't be disappointed!


A treasure

5 on September 20, 2015

Just finished another fabulous weekend get away to the green tree inn!! Inn keepers are now friends!! Connie and Gary are the perfect hosts!!! There is no need to ask for anything because it is at your fingertips!! The inn is immaculate , food is always delicious but the smiles keep us coming back !! The village is so quiet and a historic gem , enjoyed beautiful River road, visited the local state park, rode ferry to st Charles one day just a great weekend retreat!! This is our favorite bed and breakfast!!!!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love being a favorite. We especially enjoy our return guests and feel the same way about becoming friends.


fantastic....could not have been any better

5 on August 19, 2015

We will be back and tell our friends about this little gem!


The best part of my trip

5 on February 21, 2015

Connie's hospitality at the Green Tree Inn knows no bounds. She has an incredible ability to make you feel completely at home and pampered at the same time! The guesthouse is absolutely spotless. Our room was beautifully decorated and comfortable. But on top of all of this stands Connie's herself and her amazing breakfasts!! I would recommend anyone to stay here. We're sorry to leave!


Fantastic B&B

4.8 on February 18, 2015

My husband & I celebrated an anniversary weekend here & it was fantastic! The rooms, service & cleanliness met our expectations! Greg & Connie treat you like they have always known you! Food is SO good & they fill you up for sure and don't let you walk out hungry at all! The snacks were mouth watering on top of that! We are definetly going back again! The 31/2 hour drive is well worth the stay we had!


Perfect base for photographing the Mississippi River

5 on February 02, 2015

The ONLY place to stay if you are visiting the area along the Mississippi River between Grafton and Alton. My husband and I spent a couple of days here while photographing the bald eagles. Our bedroom was delightful, with a super comfortable bed, impeccably decorated. Connie went over and above with her daily freshly baked cookies and imaginative breakfasts including blueberry and pineapple pancakes and baked eggs -- YUM! The Green Tree Inn provided us with the perfect base from which to find and photograph the bald eagles along the Great River Road.Thank you Connie! We will be back!


A slice of Heaven

5 on October 25, 2014

My sister and I enjoyed a three day stay at the Green Tree Inn. The owners are very streadfast to ensure your stay with them is the best. They truly make this Inn a cozy, welcoming place to stay. No worries, wonderful with any needs we had and already, we have booked another room in December of this year. If you want top quality and enjoy being pampered, look no further than the Green Tree Inn in Elsah, IL. PS: The food is out of this world, yes, a slice of Heaven.


Fantastic!

5 on October 23, 2014

My wife and I have stayed in many B&B's throughout the years and this one is a stand-out. Perhaps our best B&b experience. Our comfort extended beyond the room - the proprietors weer warm and charming.


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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen bed with private bathroom (show/tub combo) TV with cable High quality linens and towels

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

$145 - $155

Room

Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Scenic, Riverside, Historic, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

Located right off the Great River Road 10 miles from Alton, IL 4 miles from Grafton, IL Turn into the village of Elsah and stay on Mill street. Parking is located behind the Inn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, on site parking, meditation garden, water park, fruit orchards and berry picking, bike trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Swimming

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm-5pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are welcome if you book the entire Inn.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please contact Innkeeper directly.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is required at time of check in
  • Cancellations: see .greentreeinnelsah for cancellation policies

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Connie and Gary Davis

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Gary and I fulfilled our dream of owning a B&B when we purchased Green Tree Inn in June, 2012. We enjoy all aspects of owning and operating a B&B. I love to cook and now I have a captive audience. We have had the opportunity to meet great folks from all over the world. Every day is a new adventure!!

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 or as guests prefer
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , always happy to accommodate guests dietary needs


Signature Dish

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.