Jeni J's Gifts and Guest Houses

202-214 W. Main Street , Grafton, IL 62037 USA (Show map)

About

Jeni J's invites you to escape to a romantic getaway at one of our charming nineteenth century bed and breakfast cottages in the heart of Grafton's beautiful historic district. Jeni J's is a complex of historical buildings nestled high on stone terraces overlooking the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Jeni J's offers 6 charming cottages: 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms quaint cottages, all newly remodeled with Tvs, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and free wireless internet.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining3.9

Beautiful stay along the Mississippi

4.2 on July 21, 2016

We stayed in the "Owner's Suite" on a Sunday night. Jeni was very pleasant and it was great to have a private suite plus a large deck overlooking the Mississippi - but bring bug spray!


Great Place to Stay!

4.6 on July 12, 2016

My husband and I stayed in the owner's suite for a night away. It was so cute! The deck outside was fantastic as well. Great location within walking distance of so many places. The owners were so nice and fun to talk to as well! Definitely planning to go back and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Grafton!


Owners suite

3.4 on July 01, 2016

Overall my husband and I would cone back and stay here. After I booked, I received a phone call from the owner welcoming me and gave me her cell phone so that if there's anything I needed at or even prior to my arrival to call her. I loved that!! The reason I rated the dining poor is because a bed and breakfast typically includes breakfast. They don't do that here. In my mind thats why breakfast is at the end. Great place otherwise and we would stay here again in an instant.


Owners Suite

4.6 on June 27, 2016

Great Location, Great Service. Can't beat the prices or the location when in Grafton. Charming Units.


Perfect!

5 on June 15, 2016

Our stay at Jeni J's could not have been better. There were 3 couples and the Cardinal Cottage worked perfectly for us. The location was wonderful, walking distance to pretty much anywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely be back!


What a lovely place!

4.4 on June 10, 2016

We stayed in the Owner's Suite. It was perfect for a couple's night's getaway in Grafton. Location was great, right on the main road by 3rd Chute, Piasa winery and Grafton Oyster Bar. It was super clean. The deck was a hit! We sat out and listened to the live music from across the street with a view of the river! The owner was super nice, checking to see if we needed anything. She even found some bug candles for us to use. We'll definitely stay here again! Not one complaint!


Favorite place to stay in Grafton!

4.6 on May 24, 2016

We absolutely, LOVE staying at Jeni J's, the cottage is our favorite! Nancy is so accommodating! The cabin is fully stocked with everything you need! The location is perfect, I can't say enough good things about it! I can't wait to come back!!


Nice place to get away

4.6 on April 27, 2016

Had a great time centrally located good view of the river


Absolutely Beyond My Expectations

4.6 on April 01, 2016

I must say I was impressed from the minute I met Nancy. She greeted me oth a hug and I instantly felt as if she was a long lost friend. Her store was awesome and her boutique was screaming for me to buy everything in it! The cottage was just fabulous. I mean every detail was in place. When we walked in there was champagne on ice, a nice fire in the fireplace going along with music. I was in comfort mode as soon as I walked in. The view of the river was awesome. A nice cup of tea while sitting in the rocking chair just enhanced the relaxation and view. Nancy was very acommodating. Anything I could ever want or need Nancy was there. I would have to say I am a proud St. Louisan and this is the hidden jewel of the metro area. Rent this place and you will not be sorry. I will be returning quite often.


Great place!

5 on February 05, 2016

We love to watch the eagles and this was a perfect place to stay! Right out our window a huge tree stood and an eagle sat there for two hours! The room was very clean and delightful! The owner was very nice to us, and I would stay there again!


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Rooms & Rates

Wharf Party Suite

1 bedroom cottage, with king sized bed, TV with dvd, living room, bathroom with glass shower, kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and wireless internet access. Within a one-block area you will find two wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Jeni J Cottage

2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, with two queen sized beds, TVs and dvds, living room, one bath with shower and garden tub and the other one with glass shower, kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and wireless internet access.Within a one-block area you will find two wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

The Cardinal Cottage

3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, with three queen sized beds, living room with fireplace and satellite TV, one bathroom with glass shower and the other one with tub/shower, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. Within a one-block area you will find four wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

Owners' Suite

1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage, with queen size bed, living room with fireplace and satellite TV, bathroom with glass shower, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. Within a one-block area you will find four wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $159

Stone Cottage

Historic Stone cottage, sleeps 7 with 1 bathroom, kitchen with range, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee-maker, and microwave. Located right on West Main st. in the entertainment district, next to several wineries, bars and restaurants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

Beach House

Our newest cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, 1 bathroom, large deck overlooking Grafton Harbor Marina and the Illinois river! Also located right in the middle of Grafton's entertainment district. Park you car and walk to all the entertainment spots.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

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Location

Location Type

St. Louis Arch - 45 minutes, Oceanfront, Small town

Airport

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

Directions to property:

From St. Louis, MO cross the Clark bridge into Alton, IL then turn left at the Argosy casino onto State Route 100 and go west along the Mississippi river 12 miles to Grafton. Jeni J's is mid-way through the town at 214 W. Main, directly across the highway from the Grafton Harbor marina.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage

On-site amenities

Internet Service, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Blues hockey, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On holiday or festival weekends.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100 percent of your total stay amount within 180 days of arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancel before 14 days of arrival and you will received 100% refund less $25.00 processing fee. Cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival and we are unable to re-rent the room, the penalty is the room rate plus tax.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Nancy Jo Wilson and Mike Wilson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

About the innkeepers

Good location to visit wineries and Grafton Harbor marina! Stay all night and walk to all the attractions.

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Cost: 5
  • Time Served: AM
  • Serving Location: Guest room