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Rockcliffe Mansion

1000 Bird Street , Hannibal, MO 63401 USA (Show map)
88 Reviews
$139 - $350
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Rockcliffe Mansion is a massive historic Guilded-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 musuem offerng guided tours. Bed & Breakfast accomodations are also available. Open daily - March 15th through November 15th. TO MAKE RESERVATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE

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Sage Chamber

3rd Floor Chamber with comfortable full-size bed; spectacular angular ceiling; original antiques and in-room antique sink/basin; cozy and quiet. PAIR WITH GOLDEN CHAMBER TO CREATE THE ROCKCLIFFE SUITE

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

Magnolia Chamber

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.

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

Golden Chamber

3rd Floor Chamber with comfortable queen-size bed; spectacular angular ceiling; original antiques; in-room closet. Cozy and quiet. PAIR WITH THE SAGE CHAMBER TO CREATE THE ROCKCLIFFE SUITE

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

Mississippi River Suite

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Double

Rockcliffe Suite

Stunning combination of two adjoining 3rd Floor Chambers; with one comfortable queen-size Bed and one Full bed; spectacular angular ceilings; original antiques. Cozy and quiet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Mr. Cruikshank's Chamber

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

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

Anne Louise's Chamber

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.

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

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Spending a night in 1914 almost...

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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Historical Gem!!

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

A trip back in time

3.6 on August 27, 2014

The original features are amazing. This museum like B & B allows visitors to experience the grand elegance of Hannibal, Missouri in the early 1900's. A true gem.

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A Beautiful Step Back in History

4.2 on August 21, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Rockcliffe Mansion. After a 'too long' drive, we were thankful for the bottle of wine and appetizers to snack on as we gazed out over the Mississippi. Our room had many original or of the period pieces and was very comfortable including the Queen size bed. Breakfast was fresh, delicious and bountiful! Check out is rather early - 10:30 am as public tours are given of the mansion. Our room fee included the tour. Though our host had shared some of the details of the mansion's history, the tour is definitely worth doing if you stay at the mansion or not. A great getaway or stop on a trip!

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Great stay at Rockcliffe Mansion

4.0 on August 15, 2014

AUG 11 ,2014

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Juan is a great host

4.6 on August 01, 2014

Juan is one of the friendliest hosts I have met. When we checked in I told Juan that I would not have time for the normal tour in the morning and asked for a brief tour that night. He graciously gave us the full tour immediately after our check-in that evening. This was followed by his normal cheese platter and a full bottle of wine. Breakfast was great, but we could not finish everything, so Juan packed us a large piece of homemade banana bread to go. Great stay.

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Found a treasure!

5 on July 05, 2014

What a gem! Staying here is like stepping into a time capsule. Juan was a fabulous host and guide as we settled into our stay at Rockcliffe Mansion. The house and furnishings are unlike any we've experienced in a B&B. Anyone interested in historic homes, buildlings and collections would do well by visiting here. Our stay whle short, was excellent in all ways.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. It was my pleasure having you in the mansion.

Sleep in the year 1900

4.4 on June 30, 2014

The Rockcliffe is the best place to stay in Hannibal, but you must be open to traveling back to a time with no screens. The house is peacefully quiet at night. The lighting is dim. The bed is quite comfortable. The bathroom fixtures, all original, are charmingly quirky. But the highlight of our stay was breakfast with the manager, Juan. The food was fantastic, and the conversation was very engaging!

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Historic stay in Hannable at the Rock Clift

4.4 on June 16, 2014

Stayed here a number of times, nice week end get a way, hospitality is great ! Guan take every effort to make you conforable, and makes you feel wellcome, service a geat breakfast, and in the evening wine, cheese, and fruit are servied, if you like historic homes, this is the place for you,,,,,like living in the 1800"s Great !!

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Location Type

Historic Small Town, Small town, Village, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 99 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Desk, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fireplace, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely smoke free!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No Discuss with innkeeper at reservation request time!
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Absolutely pet free!

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Secure with credit card at time of reservation request.
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation policy is as follows: Cancellations made at least 15 days in advance of scheduled arrivals will be refunded, less a $35 handling fee per room. For cancellations made LESS THAN 15 days in advance, a full refund will be provided less a $35 handling fee per room, PROVIDING WE CAN REBOOK YOUR ROOM TO ANOTHER GUEST. CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE DONE VIA E-MAIL, OR BY SPEAKING WITH THE B&B MANAGER IN PERSON (305-458-7183). CANCELLATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY VOICEMAIL.



Juan J Ruiz-Bello, Manager

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

None and No

About the innkeepers

Historic Preservation; Hiking and Backpacking; Art; Literature

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Details Diamond Collection

1000 Bird Street , Hannibal, MO 63401 USA (Show map)

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