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Elves Manor Guest House

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



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.8

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Absolutely magical!

5 on January 06, 2015

The most perfect home-away-from-home! We traveled with our two children and could not have been more comfortable. The kitchen was full of delicious, healthy nibbles and breakfasts, and the hot tub was perfection. I've never experienced a more comfortable, wonderful B&B. Highly recommend!

Great location, beautiful accommodations!

4.8 on December 18, 2014

Last weekend my boyfriend and I stayed in Elves Manner. The carriage house is absolutely beautiful and located in a fantastic spot - literally 5 miles from everywhere you want to visit in St. Louis. Karen, our host, was friendly and helpful, and she is also clearly an amazing cook! We were surprised by home-made pecan waffles in the freezer as well as a refrigerator full of fresh healthy snacks upon our arrival. The fact that the accommodations also come with a garage is also a plus! Cannot say enough good stuff about Elves Manner - we definitely will be visiting again!

Wedding Weekend

4.6 on August 13, 2014

We were in St Louis to celebrate my daughter's wedding, and Karen could not have been more helpful and she is a gracious host. She allowed us so much freedom and was so welcoming. Elves Manor is located in a super neighborhood and is easy to find. Access is great (unless you can't climb stairs). We appreciated her hospitality. Our beds were very comfortable, the deck is marvelous, and there's even a hot tub! Would recommend this B & B very highly!

The main reason we came to St. Louis

5 on August 06, 2014

This was my second time at Elves Manor. My boyfriend and I stayed here a couple of years ago and were blown away by how amazing this house was. We purchased gift cards for his parents for Christmas last year specifically to bring them to Elves Manor—and they loved it. It was really special for us to be able to lounge around the house with them for a few days. It's not a hotel, it's a house full of so many wonderful things in there that you could spend your entire stay in St. Louis without leaving it! There is so much food in the fridge for your breakfast that we could eat it for lunch as well--and we still didn't finish it. Karen is incredibly welcoming, so you will feel right at home. Why anyone would choose to stay in an impersonal hotel downtown is beyond me.

Hidden Gem

5 on June 23, 2014

Lovely setting with plenty of privacy. More food than we could possibly eat. Location convenient to Central West End, downtown and Busch Stadium. Will definitely return.

I believe in elves and fairies :-)

5 on June 18, 2014

Our stay at Elves Manor was the most wonderful, cozy place my little family has ever stayed. As a type A personality (I know, I know not always a good thing.. right?) I am a detailed oriented person. I pay attention to every detail in my day to day life and was over the moon delighted at all the magnificent little details that riddled this charming home. Karen is over the top accommodating stocking the fridge and pantry with delectable "granola momma" style goodies! My youngest son was so excited to have organic pop tarts and hard boiled eggs (his two favorite snacks). She even procured decaf coffee for me as well as Chai tea for my fiance. My family was ready for a vacation after a few years of some rough times and the Elves absolutely provided the respite. We smiled away our worries soaking in the tiny details of the house. The decor was whimsy personified. Michael, Conner, Bradly and I plan on making this a regular stop when we come to visit St. Louis. What a blessing! Thank you from Chris Shipley

Elves Manor

5 on June 13, 2014

The inn keeper was very attentive to us and made herself readily available if any problems or questions arose. We had no problems and are already looking forward to going back!

Wonderful stay!

4.6 on April 24, 2014

Elves Manor worked out so well for our family. It is a wonderful space, full of character and the independent nature of breakfast fit our needs perfectly. Highly recommend staying here!

"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.

Anniversary Get-Away

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.

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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. Guests using one bedroom choose which bedroom and bath to use. Other rates available, based on number of beds. Complete rate information at .elvesmanor. The house has a full kitchen with all appliances, cookware, and dishes. Abundant breakfast in house to eat when you want. Amenities include a secure garage for up to two cars, washer/dryer, security system, working fireplace and outdoor jacuzzi available year round.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

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

Directions to property:

In the heart of the Central West End at 4149 West Pine Blvd. (ZIP 63108). From I-64 (Highway 40): From downtown St. Louis, drive about four miles to Boyle Avenue exit. Turn right (north). Stay on Boyle about one mile to West Pine Boulevard. Turn right (east). Elves Manor Guest House will be toward the end of the block on your left (the north side of the street) at 4149 West Pine Blvd.

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Urban Inn

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
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: No minimum stay, except on weekends (two-night minimum on weekends)
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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


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

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