A Bed and Breakfast nestled between the bluffs along the Mississippi River, we are located in the Historic town of Elsah, Illinois- the 'town that Time forgot'. Come stay in one of our cozy rooms, finely appointed with all the creature comforts of home. Our friendly staff will immerse you in our signature Southern hospitality. We guarantee you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay and will be back time and again.
5 on October 27, 2015
We took a road trip on the Mississippi River road and this was the most charming - old fashioned B&B ever. Cannot say enuf about all the special touches from fire pit, surprise late nights dessert, to charming host. You felt you had known all your life. Will always remember Deb 7 Tim w/fond memories of their homey B&B & Immaculate!
5 on September 06, 2015
Excellent service! Beds were incredible. Food was delicious and plentiful. We will be back !!
Thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope you come back soon!
5 on August 12, 2011
My husband and I stayed on our first anniversary, and again on our 5th. We're planning our 3rd trip for our nineth anniversary in October. I can't say how much I loved it here!! The little town of Elsah is very quaint and beautiful. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed sitting out on the chairs in front of our room taking in all the beautiful leaves of the season. Breakfast was wonderful, and I felt we were treated very special each morning! Thank you Jerold for your great Bed and Breakfast!!
5 on March 28, 2010
what a wonderfully quaint place to stay...every cottage has it's own bath and is decorated perfectly!! Jerry made a delicious breakfast of pears,french toast, bacon, cooked apples, juice,coffee and tea.... the town is small enough for you to walk around and look at all the historic buildings and is close enough to Alton to spend the day looking thru all the antique shops...you must give Maple Leat Cottage Inn a try!! :O)
This romantic room affords guests a view of the gardens with plenty of natural light. Enjoy a movie or reading in the comfortable rocker recliner. Imagine yourself soaking in an antique claw-foot tub, then relax in a cozy chaise for two. In the evening, you can dim the chandelier to a candle-light glow and slip into a luxurious four-post bed.
Adjacent to the Maples Room, this inviting retreat stands at the far end of the gardens. Inside you will find Victorian gables which came from one of Elsah’s original residences—now they serve as headboards for two cozy, queen-size beds. A light touch of neighboring Principia College is reflected in this guestroom. Picturesque views from the covered porch await you.
This suite carries you back in time with antique and vintage memorabilia which span more than 150 years. It served as the very first guest room in 1949. Retreat to this comfortable space which has a four-post bed, a full bath, and private staircase.
This charming cottage was originally built as a summer kitchen in the 1800’s. Later, it was used as the family wash house. The cottage stands as a separate building with an entrance from our gardens. You will find antique wash tubs, wringers, and scrub-boards throughout. This room features original pine floors and a comfy queen bed.
This large room offers a glimpse at Elsah’s rich history. It features two queen beds- one firm and one plush. Decorative silhouette cutouts of Elsah’s historic buildings and 1850’s picket fence adorn the walls above the beds. Step out to the private covered porch and enjoy a view of our vibrant gardens.
Countryside, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 35 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Picnic area, River, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn
Alarm clock, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, TV , Claw-foot tub, Sitting area
Air conditioning, Bike rental, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
My husband and I fell in love with this charming little town 25 years ago. When life presented us the opportunity, we were thrilled to become the new innkeepers of the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn- which began in 1949. We enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, entertaining, Ole Miss football and Cardinal Baseball. Our newest love is spoiling our granddaughter. The best part of running a B&B has to be meeting new people. They arrive as guests, but they always leave as friends.