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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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Victorian community rebuilt after Civil War, Small town
Springfield, MO (SGF-Springfield Branson Regional) 50 miles
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.
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
Bike rental, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone , Refrigerator and Microwave for guest use, High-speed Internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Relax on our front porch and enjoy our butterfly garden.
Jeanne and Michael Goolsby
Dogs , Our dogs are outdoors.
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!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
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.