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Grand Avenue B&B, Inc.

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

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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

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101 Reviews

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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!

Incredible find in beautiful Carthage!

5 on January 22, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Grand. What a great location! The place was spotless. Jeannie's (the owner) attention to detail was incredible. There was nothing we could think of that we wanted or needed that wasn't already provided. She made us feel so welcome and "at home." And the breakfast was out of this world! She even contacted a friend and arranged for us to tour one of the other homes down the street. We just cannot recommend this place highly enough. Definitely on our list to return here the next time we are near Carthage. A real gem!


5 on November 12, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Grand Avenue B&B for Veteran's Day and it was a wonderful experience. Our first B&B to ever stay in and it was so quiet and the house is beautiful. The bed was amazing and very comfortable. We stayed in the Hawthorne Room.

A lovely stay

4.6 on October 28, 2014

Grand Avenue B&B is a lovely Victorian home with beautiful stained glass windows and plenty of charm. Our room (Nathaniel Hawthorne) was tastefully decorated, comfortable, with a two person Jacuzzi. (Keep in mind the rooms are small--it is an authentic Victorian home!) Jeanne and Michael who have run the inn for 18 years were friendly and helpful. My husband's comment was that this was a very 'human' B&B, which is a good thing! We also enjoyed exploring Carthage a bit--lots of antique stores on the square which was so fun. We'd definitely go back!

A Step Back in Time

4.6 on October 01, 2014

My sister and I came back to the small town of Carthage in which we grew up. Staying at this B&B was part of our wonderful reliving of our childhood. The inn is lovely and gracious as is the owner, Jean. The food is scrumptious and most surprising, the mattresses are comfortable!! Highly recommend this for those who like to stay at B&Bs.

Our B & B

5 on July 15, 2014

My wife and I were visiting the Precious Moments Chapel and booked the Grand Avenue B&B. We have starting staying at B&B because they are so much nicer and friendlier than the chain hotels and motels. We arrived at around 5pm and were meet by Jeanne. She was so warm and friendly. Gave us the tour and told us some of the history of the house. This is really a wonderful old home and for it's age it is in remarkable shape. It is an on going labor of love to maintain and restore this home. Jeanne even recommend places to go and have dinner and even check out the town square. We took all her advice and did it all. When we returned from dinner we sat in the cool of the evening on the front porch and watched the fire flies, We haven't done that in many years. We stayed in the Mark Twain room and it was exquisite. The bed was very very comfy! We sleep like a couple of lumps and woke up refreshed and ready for the new day. We had and wonderful omelet with fruit and yogurt. We hated to see our stay end. When we are out Carthage way again we will definitely stay with Jeanne again. I highly recommend you visit Carthage and stay at the Grand Avenue B&B.

Already looking forward to next visit!

4.6 on July 08, 2014

My wife and I were on a road trip and found this B&B online. Wow! Nice place and nice people! Very comfortable, clean and great breakfast. Already looking forward to our next opportunity to stay again.

my stay

5 on July 03, 2014

this was our first stay at a B&B and the staff were very professional and at the same time very friendly, cheerful and knew the area. The room was set up very nice and was also very clean and relaxing to be in.

A Very Comfortable Stay

4.0 on June 16, 2014

After a few nights in motels traveling Route 66, we really enjoyed our comfortable stay at the Grand Avenue B&B. Jeanne was very friendly and helpful, and served a perfect breakfast at a time that we chose. And we enjoyed the wonderful stained glass and other features of this historic house. Unfortunately, we had to move on, but a few nights here and further visiting in Carthage would be recommended.

Excellent Choice!

5 on May 23, 2014

From the moment we were greeted by the hostess, Jeanne, to the time we left, we were treated like royalty! A beautiful and spacious home, a gracious hostess, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent breakfast - it was a most pleasant experience. Our room was private and very comfortable, but we also loved the peaceful time of relaxing in the parlor, and then later on the front porch. We most definitely recommend this B&B to everyone who wants to have a restful vacation where they are treated like treasured guests!

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Rooms & Rates

Louisa May Alcott

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Nathaniel Hawthorne Room

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

Mark Twain Room

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $110

Laura Ingalls Wilder Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $105 - $125

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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, Gourmet/Fine Dining, 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, River, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Desk, Library, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Refrigerator and Microwave for guest use, High-speed Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Fitness Center / Gym, Shopping, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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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

About the innkeepers

Jeanne enjoys china painting, reading, gardening, and collecting books. Michael is a computer systems professional by day, and also enjoys home renovation and helping around the house.

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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.


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

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