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.
4.6 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.
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.
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!
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 !!
4.4 on May 26, 2014
We much enjoyed our stay which included wine and cheese on our arrival, conversation with our host, comfortable accommodations, a tasty breakfast, and a tour of the mansion. We did not miss the TV at all, but we would have liked a little more light in order to read before we went to bed. As it turned out, we were quite tired from our journey and fell asleep immediately.
5 on May 04, 2014
A hidden gem. The Rockcliffe Mansion demands to be visited by anyone visiting Hannibal. We were greeted by Juan with a wine and cheese welcome, on the veranda overlooking the Mississippi, and were made to feel we were visiting a friend. We stayed overnight, and the accommodation was quiet, private and comfotable. A delicious, well presented breakfast was provided by Juan the next morning, and we were able to catch up with more of the fascinating history of the mansion, and its rescue from demise by Juan, who has and continues to bring the mansion back to its glory years. We would highly recommend this B&B to anyone visiting Hannibal. It has charm, history, location and value for money. What more could one ask for? Simon & Nancy Des Moines, IA
Thank you, Simon and Nancy, for your review. I enjoyed your visit and I also appreciate that your will recommend our B&B. The work here is sometime overwhelming but it is also very rewarding. I feel honored to be part of the restoration of Rockcliffe. Thanks again. Juan.
5 on April 29, 2014
Rockcliffe Mansion was highlight of our week-long trip in the area. We loved talking to Juan about the house and his restoration journey. He has done an amazing job of providing a beautiful step back in time for Hannibal and surrounding areas. Thanks Juan. Carol in Ohio
Thank you Carol for your review. We appreciate your comments and I enjoyed your visit. You are actually the second guest that stayed in Anne Louise's Chamber and I am glad you liked it!
4.2 on April 26, 2014
A truly historical architectural structure with a story that leaves many parts untold. But the story is not significant. The artifacts are significant. Take the time to explore this beauty and you will be rewarded with a rich history.
Thank you for your review. You are right. The Mansion is full with original artifact, furniture, light fixtures and plumbing. Staying at the Mansion is traveling back in time!!!
4.8 on April 08, 2014
although restoration is still in progress, we were treated liked royalty, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Thank you very much for your review. I enjoyed your visit.
4.4 on March 27, 2014
An impromptu road trip in late March took us to Hannibal, MO and a 2-night stay at Rockcliffe. The house is beautiful and unique, with a very interesting history. The proprietor was extremely gracious and welcoming. I will recommend this spot to friends and family, and we would like to return when the weather is a little nicer! Thanks to Juan and Mary for a memorable visit. Dave and Beth Williams - Morris, IL
Thank you for your review.
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
Bed and Breakfast, Other
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 Others
Historic Preservation; Hiking and Backpacking; Art; Literature