Rockcliffe Mansion is a massive historic Gilded-Age Grand Residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places overlooking the Mississippi River and the Town of Hannibal, MO. It was built between 1898 and 1900 by lumber baron John J. Cruikshank, Jr. Most of the original family antique furnishings and fixtures are preserved. The Mansion is filled with rich Mahogany, Oak and Walnut woodwork, ten grand fireplaces, magnificent Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows, and the finest interior decorations from America and Europe. It has been featured in both movies and TV programs. The Mansion is an historic house museum offerng guided tours daily. Boutique Bed & Breakfast accomodations are also available. Season: March 15th through November 15th. TO MAKE RESERVATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE
4.8 on May 19, 2015
The Rockcliffe Mansion was a charming bed and breakfast. The proprietor, Juan was an amazing host
Thank you for your kind review.
5 on April 20, 2015
Rockcliffe Mansion is not your everyday B&B, so expect to be awed. The mansion is meticulously preserved and has the authentic air of an early 20th century post-Victorian home. The pictures don't tell the whole story, because you can't see the grandeur and get a sense of the atmosphere, especially in the evening. My husband and I stayed there for our anniversary and loved every moment. Our room was most comfortable, as was the bathroom. Breakfast--in the regal family dining room--was delicious. The hosts, Juan and Warren, were most gracious and very informative about the history of the mansion (which they have been researching for a long time now), and saw to it that we had everything we needed. Thank you! This is one place we will definitely return to.
Thank you for this spectacular review! We both very much enjoyed meeting, getting to know you, and having you as a guest at the Mansion. We're pleased that you enjoyed staying in the Golden Chamber, accompanied by its recently restored to original condition bathroom in the former servant's quarters on the 3rd floor. It is very special to us to have guests, such as you, as interested in history as we are, and appreciate the restoration efforts underway. Also, thank you for pointing out that the Mansion takes on a different and unique atmosphere when lit at night by the original electric and gas combination light fixtures - we never thought of that before, but its very true. We hope to see you again soon. Warren & Juan
5 on November 13, 2014
We have stayed at many B&B's, but this is one of the best. We would recommend it to anyone wanting a wonderful experience.
Thank you for your review. And thank you for all your recommendations!!!!
5 on November 10, 2014
After taking the tour at Rockcliffe Mansion, we were one of the lucky couples spending the night in this beautiful home. The complimentary cheese & wine was welcomed after several trips upstairs & down (we stayed on the 3rd floor). We were invited to look around the house, after hours, and enjoyed the peace & quiet of this lovely, historic gem. We slept so well we are not able to report on any rumors of ghosts. Breakfast was a delight, more than we could eat; conversation was engaging as our host joined us and told more of the history, past & more recent, of this magnificent estate. Juan: thank you! Thank you for sharing your home and your dream of restoring this Gracious Lady.
Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us!!!!!
4.6 on October 22, 2014
It was beautiful room with an elegant atmosphere. The breakfast was wonderful and the service was more than expected.
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5 on October 22, 2014
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5 on October 21, 2014
Had a wonderful time. We will be returning. You must stay for the tour in the morning such amazing information given. Breakfast was wonderful and such a delight to get to speak with the owner to learn the history of the mansion.
Thank you for your wonderful review. I am glad you enjoyed your staying and the tour of the Mansion. Looking forward to your returning. Thanks. Juan.
4.4 on September 02, 2014
Amazing building! The history of this mansion is truly incredible. We found ourselves walking through the rooms multiple times just to try to take everything in. Juan is a wonderful host and his humble pride in this magnificent place still shows through. The opportunity to learn this mansions history allows you to fully understand better exactly what you're seeing inside and out. The rooms were quiet and very comfortable with all of the turn of the century quirks. The wine and cheese arrival platter in the evening was perfect. And breakfast the next morning was on our schedule and was perfectly presented, plentiful and very tasty. Juan was very accommodating and great to have conversation with. We almost feel privileged that he allowed us to share his home for the evening. I would recommend the Rockcliffe Mansion to all of my friends
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4.6 on September 02, 2014
Rockcliffe is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The interior is gorgeous and well kept. The exterior is still being renovated a bit, but don't let that bother you. We spent the evening wandering the grounds, relaxing on the porch, and then (correctly anticipating no television) playing a board game that we brought along -- in the gorgeous formal dining room. It was so much fun wandering through the rooms and seeing all the details. Breakfast was delicious.
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5 on August 28, 2014
My boyfriend and I recently stayed a night here at this beautiful mansion. Juan greeted us outside and informed us there was a n incident with our room the previous night resulting in the key not working. He offered another room for us to stay in. We declined, figuring since we were the only people staying for the night we didn't have to worry about someone stealing our belongings. He said we could take the next tour in the morning but since we had to leave before then he gave us a private tour before showing us to our room. Juan is a wonderful host and the breakfast was amazing.The mansion is gorgeous. Thought went into every detail. Houses aren't made like that anymore. It does feel like you're staying in the 1800s. Everything is beautiful.
Thank you for the review. By the way , the key problem was fixed. We had to move the plate where the key goes a little bit to one side. And now it works perfectly. What a release!!!!. That is a very old lock. Original to the Mansion!!!!. Thank you for staying here.I really enjoyed your company. Juan.
Large 2nd Floor Chamber with comfortable antique Full-size Half-Tester bed; fireplace; spectacular view of the Mississippi River; cozy and quiet. PAIR WITH JOSEPHINE'S CHAMBER TO CREATE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SUITE.
Nightly Rate: $189 - $189
A fabulous suite of Chambers furnished with original antiques; comfortable Full-size beds with featherbedding; spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the historic town of Hannibal; original 1900's shared bathroom with all original working fixtures; cozy and comfortable.
Nightly Rate: $350 - $350
This chamber - Mr. Cruikshank's Master bedroom - is furnished with a beautiful full Tester bed original (full size bed) to the Mansion, attributed to American furniture maker P. Mallard, antique Persian carpet, and other antique furniture. The chamber also features an original tile fireplace and original brass electric light fixture. Private bath - the Mansion's original Master Bath - outfitted with original J.L. Mott fixtures, including ceramic Roman tub, china sink, and high-tank pull-chain china toilet
Nightly Rate: $249 - $249
The brightest and biggest chamber in the Mansion. This chamber - Mrs. Cruikshank's bedroom - is furnished with a beautiful queen size antique half-Tester Bed, antique Persian carpet, other antique furnishings, and original brass electric lighting fixture. The chamber also features an original Delph tile fireplace. The private bathroom is outfitted with original J.L Mott fixtures, including ceramic Roman tub, high-tank pull-chain china toilet and sink, as well as a very unusual Sitz bath.
Nightly Rate: $269 - $269
Historic Small Town, Small town, Village, Wine country
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 99 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mark Twain Cave, Historic House Museums, Historic Trolley Tours, Mississippi River Boat Cruise, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast
Desk, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone
Air conditioning, Fireplace, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Juan J Ruiz-Bello, Manager
None and No
Historic Preservation; Hiking and Backpacking; Art; Literature