Grand Avenue B&B, Inc.

1615 Grand Avenue , Carthage, MO 64836 USA (Show map)


Gracious and comfortable, Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast has become known for its relaxed atmosphere and attention to guests. Amenities include free wi-fi, in-room coffee service, TV, DVD, book/movie library, elegant decor, and our generous breakfasts. We are located in historic Carthage Missouri, on Route 66, with Civil War sites, Victorian architecture, and Precious Moments Chapel.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Grand Avenue is a grand B&B

4.8 on August 12, 2016

My second stay, Jeanne is so welcoming. Breakfast is fresh and delicious. My go to B&B in Carthage!

Delightful birthday!

5 on July 20, 2016

What a delight! We have never stayed at a real B&B. It was wonderful! The home is gorgeous and the hospitality was fantastic! Very pleasant and relaxing experience!

Short trip

4.6 on May 28, 2016

The innkeepers were very nice. The breakfast was outstanding. We would stay there again.

Anniversary Weekend

3.6 on March 23, 2016

The owners do a good job of making you feel welcome and the food is delicious! Enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere. Would definitely stay again.

Beautiful home, outstanding service.

4.8 on March 11, 2016

We had to arrange a late check in and the owner was very helpful and easy to work with concerning our arrival. It was fun exploring the home and it's unique architecture. The breakfast was amazing. We will definitely stay here again in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay!

Wonderful place to stay

5 on May 19, 2015

We recently stayed at the Grand Avenue B&B and had a wonderful stay. Jeanne and Mike were gracious hosts. The breakfast was very special and prepared especially for us. We enjoyed sitting out on the front porch and then feeling safe to walk the neighborhood. The room and in room hot tub were perfect. We would definitely recommend this B&B to our friends and will look forward to our return visit.

What a stay!

5 on April 21, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our evening stay. The breakfast was delicious and the staff was extremely hospitable. They went out their way to serve our every request. The home is beautiful and fun to venture through each decorated room. We look forward to returning in the near future and will definitely pass the word along to all of friends looking a great place to stay.

Wonderful Weekend

5 on April 15, 2015

We came down for the burial of a forgotten Civil War Veteran, we were the only ones there for the weekend and Jeanne was The Perfect Hostess. Our favorite part was to sit on the front porch and watch America go by in a small town while enjoying a glass of wine. We were even rescued after we locked ourselves out. The rooms were quote "cool" and the decor is pleasingly rustic. Breakfast was fantastic, we felt bad walking away leaving food on the table. If the opportunity arises, we will definitely go back!

Perfect 2nd Honeymoon

4.2 on March 27, 2015

My husband and I chose to celebrate our 22nd Anniversary with a 2nd Honeymoon. This charming and sweet vintage home on Grand Avenue in a town we love was simply perfect. Jeanne was most hospitable and blessed us with a lovely breakfast each morning. We both so very much enjoyed our stay.

outstanding service

5 on March 11, 2015

This was my 3rd stay at Grand Ave B&B, and have been well cared for every time, with little extras thrown in. Jeanne is delightful!

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Rooms & Rates

Louisa May Alcott

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $100

Nathaniel Hawthorne Room

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

Mark Twain Room

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $115

Laura Ingalls Wilder Room

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

Nightly Rate: $110 - $130

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Location Type

Victorian community rebuilt after Civil War, Small town


Springfield, MO (SGF-Springfield Branson Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-44: Take Exit 18-B. Go north on Highway 71 to the second exit, marked Garrison Avenue. Take Garrison north about 1 mile to the 3rd stoplight. Garrison will curve off to the left at the light - continue on straight instead which will put you on Grand Avenue. We are about 1 mile north on the left at 1615, one house before the second 4-way stop. Call us if you are lost, we'll talk you in or go and get you. Highway 71 coming from the North: Take the third Carthage exit - Central Avenue. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp and take Central to Main. Turn right on Main and go through the square. Continue south on Main about 1 mile past the square to Centennial. Turn left on Centennial and go 1 block to Grand Avenue. Turn right on Grand - we are the second house on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Civil War Battlefield, George Washington Carver Natl , Precious Moments Chapel, Theater, Bass Pro Shop, Eureka Springs, AR, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone , Refrigerator and Microwave for guest use, High-speed Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Relax on our front porch and enjoy our butterfly garden.

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms will be held with credit cards or deposits received in the mail. Nothing will be charged to your card until checkin.
  • Cancellations: Please give us at least seven (7) days notice of cancellation. No charge for cancellations seven days prior to your stay. There is a $20 cancellation fee for less than seven day notice. Please let us know if you will be arriving late. Cancellations after 4:00 p.m. day of arrival will be charged the full room rate.



Jeanne and Michael Goolsby

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Dogs , Our dogs are outdoors.

About the innkeepers

Jeanne enjoys reading, gardening, crafts, and involvement with church youth groups and our Literacy Council. Michael is a computer systems professional by day, and also enjoys home renovation and helping around the house. Michael serves on our local school board and is also involved with our church. We both love to cook and host people in our home!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 or by arrangement
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Classic Omelet
Each breakfast starts with a yogurt, fruit and granola cup, followed by a main entree. All breakfasts include coffee, hot tea, and orange juice. Other beverages are available by arrangement. One of our most popular dishes is our bacon, cheddar, sauteed peppers and chives omelet, generously filled and expertly cooked. We serve it with scones or muffins and two kinds of fresh and delicious fruit.