Jeni J's Gifts and Guest Houses

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


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
  • Onsite Dining4.0

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!

Cozy and charming

5 on November 12, 2015

We had never been to the area and we're driving 4 1/2 hours to come to a wedding on the same day. Nancy Jo was amazing and let us check in two hours prior to their normal check in time so that we would have time to get ready and make it to the wedding. The room was amazing, it exceeded my expectations. There were so many places for us to go to that were within walking distance, and view of the river was outstanding. The town of Grafton had so much charm. We encountered so many friendly people and so much beautiful scenery that we will definitely be back. Jeni j's Will definitely be where we stay again

Great place to stay

3.8 on October 24, 2015

We had a wonderful stay in the one bedroom cottage. The cottage was decorated very nicely. The kitchen being stocked with utensils and glassware was really handy. Great location...walking distance to anything you'd want to do. We will definitely be staying at Jeni J's again in the future!!!

Clean, Cozy, and Romantic ;-)

4.6 on October 19, 2015

Nancy greeted us at the Guest House and that set the mood for a very memorable stay. A beautiful place to stay, with a touch of St. Louis baseball, well stocked kitchen and a remarkable bedroom. Within walking distance to winery, shops, and restuarants. The river and marina is right across the street and the Grafton "Rendevous" made this a fantastic, memorable, and romantic getaway. We will be back!! Thanks again Nancy, for providing the "spark"!! J & J

Absolutely Fantastic in All Areas!

4.6 on October 13, 2015

Jeni-J's is the place to stay when in the Grafton area. The Owner's Cottage far exceeded my expectations. The décor, the cleanliness, the comfortable accommodations - everything was fantastic. Nancy, the owner, is a personable and inviting woman. She puts you at ease right from the start. I didn't get a chance to shop in her boutique, but saw items that definitely would have been purchased. Thanks Nancy and Jeni-J's - the best.

Best place to stay in Grafton!

4.2 on October 09, 2015

Mike and Nancy Wilson are gracious and courteous hosts. They always go above and beyond to guarantee your Grafton stay will be spectacular. All of their cottages are immaculate, comfortable, homey, and very affordable. They are centrally located to all there is to do in Grafton, and roomy enough to stay in and entertain if you prefer. Be assured that whether you're looking for a getaway for two or a party for a group, Jeni J's should be your home away from home in Grafton! Note: Jeni J's does not serve food, but all rooms have dishes, flatware, mugs, glasses, refrigeration, microwaves, and/or a stove/oven for guest use.

Great Experience

4.6 on August 25, 2015

This was our first trip to Grafton and our stay at Jeni J's made it memorable. Nancy was so warm and welcoming and our cottage (Wharf Suite) was perfectly located for our stay. It's located within walking distance to just about anything you would want to do in Grafton. Highly recommended and will plan to visit again.

Weekend in Grafton

4.8 on August 04, 2015

Nancy was very nice and our cottage was clean and cozy! We stayed in the Cardinal Cottage. It was nicely decorated and we enjoyed looking at all the Cardinals decor. We would definitely recommend a stay at Jeni J's it was a pleasant experience.

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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, Oceanfront, 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

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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