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Jeni J's Gifts and Guest Houses

202-214 W. Main Street , Grafton, IL 62037 USA (Show map)
37 Reviews
$129 - $349
per night

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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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.2

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Best visit ever!

4.8 on November 13, 2014

My sister and I took a few days away for some much needed R&R


4.2 on September 18, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to find our cottage was set back from the main road and had a spacious deck. It was very relaxing watching the river and marina while sharing a bottle of wine we purchased at Jeni J's quaint boutique! Our cottage was clean and a Keurig was provided so we could also enjoy coffee on the deck before we ventured out. Private, clean, quiet, food, wineries and antiques within walking distance, we will definitely return. Great place to unwind!

Very Clean, Staff was there to assist if needed with no hesitation.

5 on September 16, 2014

Great Weekend, will be going back for sure. Nancy was there to suggest placed to eat, and visit. The gentlemen assisting her were there to help in anyway you needed. Loved being in the central location we were in, and short walk to anywhere! No car really need unless your leaving town. Will be returning next spring.

Absolutely Wonderful

5 on September 09, 2014

We booked the stone cottage for a girls weekend and were absolutely blown away by how beautiful it was. I was expecting a quaint two room house but this place was HUGE! There are two living rooms, two bathrooms, a huge (fully equipped) kitchen, enough beds to sleep seven, and a lovely courtyard they had all lit up for us. AND, on top of it all, it is right down the sidewalk from the popular Grafton Winery. We parked our cars and walked everywhere since this is right in the middle of the "entertainment district." We couldn't have asked for anything better. I'm already looking to see if this is available next year!

Jeni J's in Grafton, Illinois

4.6 on July 29, 2014

My family and I stayed in Jeni J's cottage website: (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house) it was a very nice, very clean house. There were several exits so, that the early risers could leave without waking anyone else. Nice sitting areas to the rear and front of the house. Very close/walking distance or free shuttle to all the events in the small town of Grafton, Illinois such as zipline, parasail (weather permitting), small shops and great restaurants. If you enjoy small towns this is the place for you.


5 on June 11, 2014

Friendly owners, very clean room, and a beautiful view! Loved the gift shop, and reccomend checking out some of the wines! Perfect walking distance from Grafton Winery, my husband and I can't wait to return!

Honeymoon Paradise

5 on May 27, 2014

Great place to stay for your honeymoon night. Loved the room. Very clean, and neat and just a peaceful place to stay. Great inn keepers made us feel like family. Planning on returning for our 1st anniversary all the way to our 51st. Loved the Grafton Winery next door within walking distance. Great couples special $30 for the two of us.

Great Place to Stay

5 on May 25, 2014

This is a great place to stay. Owners are the friendliest people ever. Such a great property and location. We will definitely be back soon.

Easter Vacation

4.8 on April 24, 2014

Came on vacation and stayed in the Owners Suite. We were very impressed with how clean, cozy and inviting our cottage was. We had a great view of the river, on our wrap around porch. We were able to drink wine and watch the sunset nightly. Its located centrally within blocks of all the wineries and sites. Nancy and Mike were very amicable and we look forward to seeing them again soon! Thank you for an awesome vacation!

Comfortable getaway

4.2 on December 15, 2013

Came with three girlfriends to unwind and relax. The Cardinal guest house exceeded our expectations for comfort. Full kitchen, nice living room with comfy furniture, three queen beds, 2 bathrooms, gas fireplace. Nicely decorated for the holidays.

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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 Type

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


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


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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  • 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.



Nancy Jo Wilson and Mike Wilson

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


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

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