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
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.
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
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.
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.
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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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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4.0 on August 15, 2014
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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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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.
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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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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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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