Corner George Inn

1101 Main , Maeystown, IL 62256 USA (Show map)

About

The Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast consists of three restored historic buildings: an 1884 hotel and saloon, an 1890's summer kitchen, and an 1857 stone residence/tavern and saddle shop. The inn is located in a historic German village mainly settled by German immigrants from southwestern Germany in the 1850's. Today the village includes a museum, antique shop, coffee shop, general store, tavern and tea room. All are open on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of the tea room which is just open on Saturday....

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Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Fabulous Trip Back in Time

5 on August 28, 2016

David, the host, was patient with our delayed arrival and in order to ensure we were going to be comfortable, he walked us through all the available rooms. We chose the downstairs suite across the street eventhough we were only staying one night and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The town is very picturesque and if the weather had been more cooperative we probably would have explored it more. The Scotch Eggs for breakfast were interesting. There were many other items to choose from as well. Highly recommend this location.


Wonderful!

5 on August 07, 2016

David and Marcia are gracious hosts. They are eager to share sites of interest in the area and stories about the town they know and love. In our experience in other Bnb's, the breakfast at the Corner George was exceptional--flavorful and filling without a reliance on too many sweets. Staying with them in Maeystown was a complete delight.


"Historic Charm&Character"

4.8 on July 07, 2016

This inn is full historic charm. It is a quiet old Germany town. The innkeepers have done a fabulous job with the rooms. Dave was very informative and hospitable.


weekend away

5 on June 11, 2016

Very good atmosphere. Nice little village. Good Food. Excellent stay.


2-day R&R

4.4 on June 02, 2016

Friendly people, great Victorian atmosphere, quiet and relaxing


Loved it!

5 on August 30, 2015

Wonderful atmosphere and comfortable room. Very clean. Dave was so welcoming and went out of his way to show us the area. Breakfast was amazing and we just cannot say enough about how great we think this B & B is. Great value! Go!


Peace, quiet, and good conversation

5 on June 03, 2015

We visited the corner George inn for our anniversary. The rooms were neatly decorated and very clean. Dave and Marsha are wonderful hosts and the entire town is very welcoming. We enjoyed the shops and peacefulness of this old German town. The inn is located near several places of interest including a couple of wineries. Breakfast was delicious and filled with lots of good conversation from other guests as well as the hosts. It really felt like we were a part of their family...that's how welcoming it was!


A wonderfully quaint lodging

3.8 on May 23, 2015

My wife and I spent two nights at the Corner George, and found it to be a delightful experience. The old hotel building has been restored and filled with interesting and quaint objects and furnishings. Alyissa, our hostess (the Braswells were out of town during the time we stayed there) made us feel welcome, provided a full tour of the premises, and cooked a delicious breakfast for us each morning. The community of Maeystown is tiny (350 residents) and basically a "time capsule" of 19th Century German architecture and life. Unfortunately, we were there on a Monday and Tuesday, when the Museum, local tavern, etc. were closed...most visitors to the area come late in the week or on weekends. We would certainly stay at the Corner George again when in that area.


Quiet and cozy

3.4 on May 09, 2015

This was our first time at The Corner George. David was very personable and an excellent host. He had information on nearby restaurants that was very detailed and helpful. Some B&B 0wners can be pretentious but he was not one of those. We felt comfortable staying there. The bed was comfortable. The room had many antiques. Despite being on Main Street, it was quiet at night. Breakfast was healthy and tasty. The atmosphere was laid back. I recommend it for anyone wanting a relaxing stay,


Little corner of heaven

5 on April 28, 2015

We had a blast at the Corner George Inn! The owners were phenomenal! We got treated like royalty and had so much fun. We even signed ourselves up to help with the town's apple butter festival next year! Totally going back!


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Rooms & Rates

McRoberts Room

The McRoberts Room is named after James McRoberts, the original settler of the land on which Maeystown is located. The second-floor room is decorated in country green and has both a double and single brass bed. Private bath with shower/clawfoot tub. Internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Hoffmann Room

Hoffmann Room - This second floor guest room, an original 1884 hotel room, is named after the builders of the inn, George Jacob and Sibilla Hoffmann. It is also named in honor of George A. Hoffmann (Corner George) and his wife, Bertha. This room features green Victorian wallpaper, a high-back walnut double bed, and a wardrobe from an old Maeystown family. Private bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Roever Room

Roever Room - Named for an early Maeystown family, this first-floor guest room features a walnut Victorian high-back double bed and matching marble top dresser. The lace bedspread and matching lace curtains complement the champagne- colored wallpaper. Private bath features a clawfoot tub/shower combination. Internet access.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

The Loft Suite

The Loft - Created out of the upper part of the 1862 Georgia Mae Green rock house, this 700 square foot loft features an impressive 14 foot high exposed stone wall, a queen size bed, spacious living room, a full kitchen and private bath with an antique claw foot tub/shower combination. Room has a couch that can be made into a bed. Maximum number of persons in room is four. There is an $18/per person additional charge for additional guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Dave and Mayme's Suite

Dave and Mayme's Whirlpool Suite is a four room luxury suite with living room, Art Deco kitchen, bedroom and bath all located on the first floor of our restored 1859 house. The bedroom has a queen size bed and the bathroom features a clawfoot whirlpool tub as well as a shower. Internet access is available. The structure once housed one of the village's early saloons.

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

$159 - $159

Summer Kitchen

Summer Kitchen - is a separate guest cottage behind the main building. This brick and stone structure served as a washhouse, smokehouse, bakery and kitchen for the early owners. Two of the original limestone walls have been retained. The room features a primitive atmosphere, cathedral ceiling, electrified lantern lighting, a white iron extra long bed and a large six foot clawfoot tub. There is no shower. Room has a window airconditioner. Bathroom is built into the bedroom and is separted by an antique privacy screen. Internet access available.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country

Airport

St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 51 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 255 take exit 6/IL 3 to Columbia. Continue on IL 3 to Waterloo. At the third stoplight turn right on IL 156 toward Valmeyer. Go 300 feet and then turn left on Lakeview Drive. Go eight miles to Maeystown.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lau-Nae Winery, Fort Kaskaskia, Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, Fort de Chartres, Kaskaskia/Mississippi River Confluence, Schorr Lake Vineyards, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Fort Kaskaskia, Fort de Chartres, Lau-Nae Winery, Scenic Bluff Road, Schorr Lake Winery, Gallaghers Restaurant Waterloo, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: After 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee required...
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel a week in advance to receive a full refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

David & Marcia Braswell

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Marcia is a retired K-12 vocal music instructor. She has 30 piano students, is director of the St. John United Church of Christ Choir here in Maeystown and is music director for the local theater in Waterloo and Belleville. David is a German teacher at Southwestern Illinois College and manager of 12 historic properties in Maeystown and Belleville. He is active in the Belleville Historical Society which works to save old buildings in the Belleville area.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Second floor Victorian Ballroom, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Vegetarian


Signature Dish

baked victorian french bread
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