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Elves Manor Guest House

4149 West Pine Blvd. Carriage House, Saint Louis, MO 63108 USA (Show map)
78 Reviews
$160 - $345
per night

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Elves Manor is an entire house all your own in St. Louis' most urbane and cosmopolitan neighborhood, the Central West End. Built as a contemporary carriage house (or alley house) behind an historic 1904 Tudor Revival cottage, Elves Manor sleeps up to six, with two bedrooms, two baths, and a truly comfortable sleeper sofa in the second-floor sitting room. The carriage house is yours and yours alone, ideal for one guest, one family, or a small group of friends. Rates are based on how many beds are in use; for easy-to-understand rate info, click through to our website. Amenities include a fireplace, spa, complete Internet access with a copier/fax/printer & WIFI, washer/dryer, cable television, alarm system, and secure two-car garage. Elves Manor is in a location that makes it easy to park your car and walk, bike, or take public transit to St. Louis' best attractions.

Rooms & Rates

The Whole House!

When you reserve Elves Manor, you receive an entire house, which is completely private. The rate listed is based on one bed sleeping up to two people and includes breakfast. Other rates are available, based on how many beds are in use, and whether breakfast is included. Complete rate information is available at The house has a full kitchen with all appliances, cookware, and dishes. Other amenities include a hot tub available year-round, two-car garage, washer/dryer, security system, working fireplace and guest bicycles (you must sign a liability waiver to use these).

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.8

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"a lovely weekend in St. Louis"

5 on January 23, 2014

When I was a child and our family would host relatives, special foods were lovingly prepared by hand, the house was cleaned from top to bottom, and entertainments were thoughtfully considered and necessary items were collected. When we were the guests, our hosts would do the same. The joy of being cherished was a lasting by-product of these familial visits. Our stay at Elves Manor Guest House last weekend reminded me of these events from my past. Innkeeper Karen asked us to contact her when we left the airport so she could meet us upon arrival. When we stepped out of our car, we were heartily welcomed and received with a joyful and generous spirit. As we settled in and explored the carriage house, we were delighted by each thoughtful detail. There are many to list but doing so might steal your joy of discovery. Suffice to say, the space is well-appointed and you will find all that you need and then some. Freshly baked bread; home-made quiche, yogurt and dessert; and freshly roasted coffee beans are a short list of the many culinary gifts that await. If we had consumed all the delicious and wholesome food and drink made available to us, we would be as portly as the elves that grace the manor. In addition to all that is mentioned above, this bed and breakfast is in a great location. However, there is a downside to staying at The Elves Manor Guest House; one day you have to leave. Our consolation is that we took with us wonderful memories of a lovely weekend in St. Louis and the joy of being a cherished guest.

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5 on December 03, 2013

We move Elves Manor to the top of our list, we will return. We enjoyed walking the area, we needed more time to explore. Perfect in every way, a gem.

Could not have asked for more!

4.8 on October 08, 2013

Have been wanting to stay at Elves Manor Carriage House and glad I was finally able to. The pictures do not do justice. Great attention to detail starting at the outdoor garden,deck & hot tub to the unique and comfy furnishings inside. Karen stocks the fridge with an incredible assortment of goodies. Next time I book I will make sure I can spend more time at the house - so comfy we didn't want to leave!

charming, quaint b & b

4.8 on September 28, 2013

Karen is a wonderful B & B hostess and she went out of her way to provide for us and make us welcome.

Fabulous place in the city. Lots of space, beautifully decorated and maintained.

4.4 on September 10, 2013

We stayed with our three kids, my sister and her kid. Because the house is full to the brim with beautiful furniture and decorations, we were nervous when we walked in, wondering how it would be with all our very young children. But it worked out very nicely. There is a nice big yard in which they can run around, a great tree house/fort, a hot tub, plenty of bathrooms, and a good amount of bed space. The hostess is warm and welcoming, and went out of her way to get things for us that we needed, including GF items, a high chair, and ice packs. I'd recommend it to friends and family.

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Location Type



St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 10 miles

Directions to property:

20-minute ride on Metrolink (to Central West End stop); from train, 20-minute walk to Elves Manor Guest House. If driving: I-70 east one mile to I-170 south. Five miles to Forest Park Avenue. East on Forest Park Avenue to Boyle Avenue (about nine miles). Left (north) on Boyle. Two short blocks to West Pine Blvd. Turn right (east). Elves Manor will be toward the end of the block on your left (north side of the street) at 4149 West Pine Blvd.

Area Attractions

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

Inn Details

Establishment type

Urban Inn, Cottage

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Copier, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum stay, except on weekends (two-night minimum on weekends)
  • Deposit Amount Required: A fully refundable deposit may be requested by the innkeeper, who will make this determination based upon the details of the reservation
  • Cancellations: Reservations may be canceled at any time at no charge. Please note that when a reservation is made, the house is taken off the market. If a cancellation is necessary, please give the innkeeper as much notice as possible, so that she may put the house back on the market for others who might be interested



Karen Karabell

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About the innkeepers

When not busy with innkeeping, I work in my family's property management business. I'm a wife, mother of three young adult sons, yoga enthusiast, gardener and bicycle safety instructor (who wants the world to know about CyclingSavvy. If you ride or want to ride a bicycle for transportation, check it out!).

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  • Time Served: Any time; at your convenience
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Organic Not Gooey Butter Cake
St. Louis is famous for "Gooey Butter Cake," but organic "Not-Gooey Butter Cake" is a healthful delight of its own. Your choice of this or organic brownies is always served. Also ready in Elves Manor to serve when you like is an abundant vegetarian breakfast, an excellent selection of teas, and the best fresh locally roasted coffee. A rotating selection of organic or otherwise wonderful treats are always available, too

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4149 West Pine Blvd. , Carriage House, Saint Louis, MO 63108 USA (Show map)

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