Enjoy peaceful rest in the heart of historic Elsah, IL where architecture of early America is framed by limestone bluffs and the mighty Mississippi. Settle into your graciously-appointed guest room with private bath. Enjoy the home-cooked breakfast with great conversations where new acquaintances become old friends.
5 on September 08, 2016
This is a fantastic bed and breakfast! We just returned from our 3rd visit and can't wait for our next visit! Everything about The Greentree Inn is exceptional. The breakfast and snacks are awesome, the rooms clean and comfortable, and the innkeepers, Connie and Gary, go out of their way to make their guests welcome!
Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to do a review. We love our repeat guests - it is just like having "old" friends come for a visit. We will look forward to seeing you again, hopefully soon!!
5 on June 20, 2016
I have stayed here 3 times now and really don’t want to stay anywhere else! Gary and Connie are amazing and really do a GREAT job at making you feel comfortable. Right away they confirm/ask about any dietary restrictions and offer activities/events that are going on around the area during your stay. Then they show you how to get around the house, the dining room, kitchen, and your room. The rooms are clean and the beds are AMAZING! They offer bikes to ride around the town of Elsah and a fire pit to sit by weather permitting. The food has been different every time I have stayed and each time I ask for the recipes..thanks Connie! There is also so much to do around the area that we decided to stay 2 nights this last time. Elsah is right in the middle of it all and the town in and of itself is rich with history and provides a lot to look at and explore. Gary and Connie are honest, good, genuine people truly providing a home away from home. I told them last time that there was a part of me that didn’t want to share this place with anyone else but I have to...You have to check this place out!
My favorite part of this review is when you say that we provide "a home away from home". That is what we strive to achieve. We will look forward to your 4th visit. We appreciate your business and taking time to do a review. THANK YOU!!
5 on December 10, 2015
Great Get-Away. We were in Elsah for the Christmas House Tour. Connie & Gary are wonderful hosts. The rooms, the breakfast, their hospitality, everythiing was top notch. One of the BEST B & B's we have stayed in. The town, very historic, very relaxing and quiet; but restaurants and other activities only minutes away..Only 45 minutes from downtown St Louis, but a pleasant world away.
5 on November 30, 2015
My wife and I have vacationed along the Great River Road from Alton to Grafton, Illinois for the last 40 years. Our usual haunts were booked up with wedding activities in the area this November, so we went looking for a B&B. What a delight to happen on to the Green Tree Inn and Innkeepers Connie and Gary Davis. They are now at the top of our lodging preferences when in that area. These two very special people, with their culinary talents and the attention they pay their guests, made our visit an exceptional experience. Plenty of space, elegant coziness, mouthwatering evening treats and delicious gourmet breakfasts are the focus of this review. I would also add that Connie and Gary were a delight to visit with as well. We have stayed at many B&B's over these many years in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe. The GreenTree does it as well, if not better, than all our previous hosts.
Thank you so much for taking time to do such a glowing review. It was our pleasure and we are so happy that you found us. I think it is easy to do a great job when you love what you do. Gary and I both feel blessed to be able to get to meet so many wonderful people.
5 on November 05, 2015
This was the fifth time that we've stayed at this B&B and it was just as charming as the first. Connie and Gary are such gracious hosts! There is always plenty to eat at breakfast (someone at our table had three servings of Connie's pumpkin pancakes--and it wasn't me!) and I just love the afternoon treats that are prepared from scratch. The inn was extremely clean, the free WIFI worked well, it's in an adorable village and you can't ask for friendlier hosts than them. We already made our reservations for next year! If you're looking for a nice get-away this is the place to go...and I promise that you won't be disappointed!
5 on September 20, 2015
Just finished another fabulous weekend get away to the green tree inn!! Inn keepers are now friends!! Connie and Gary are the perfect hosts!!! There is no need to ask for anything because it is at your fingertips!! The inn is immaculate , food is always delicious but the smiles keep us coming back !! The village is so quiet and a historic gem , enjoyed beautiful River road, visited the local state park, rode ferry to st Charles one day just a great weekend retreat!! This is our favorite bed and breakfast!!!!
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love being a favorite. We especially enjoy our return guests and feel the same way about becoming friends.
5 on August 19, 2015
We will be back and tell our friends about this little gem!
5 on February 21, 2015
Connie's hospitality at the Green Tree Inn knows no bounds. She has an incredible ability to make you feel completely at home and pampered at the same time! The guesthouse is absolutely spotless. Our room was beautifully decorated and comfortable. But on top of all of this stands Connie's herself and her amazing breakfasts!! I would recommend anyone to stay here. We're sorry to leave!
4.8 on February 18, 2015
My husband & I celebrated an anniversary weekend here & it was fantastic! The rooms, service & cleanliness met our expectations! Greg & Connie treat you like they have always known you! Food is SO good & they fill you up for sure and don't let you walk out hungry at all! The snacks were mouth watering on top of that! We are definetly going back again! The 31/2 hour drive is well worth the stay we had!
5 on February 02, 2015
The ONLY place to stay if you are visiting the area along the Mississippi River between Grafton and Alton. My husband and I spent a couple of days here while photographing the bald eagles. Our bedroom was delightful, with a super comfortable bed, impeccably decorated. Connie went over and above with her daily freshly baked cookies and imaginative breakfasts including blueberry and pineapple pancakes and baked eggs -- YUM! The Green Tree Inn provided us with the perfect base from which to find and photograph the bald eagles along the Great River Road.Thank you Connie! We will be back!
Scenic, Riverside, Historic, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.)
Located right off the Great River Road 10 miles from Alton, IL 4 miles from Grafton, IL Turn into the village of Elsah and stay on Mill street. Parking is located behind the Inn.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, on site parking, meditation garden, water park, fruit orchards and berry picking, bike trail, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Bike rental, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi , on site parking, meditation garden, use of kitchen for microwave, ice, etc., cozy sitting area next to fireplace, Browse our on-site antique store
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet
Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Swimming
Connie and Gary Davis
Gary and I fulfilled our dream of owning a B&B when we purchased Green Tree Inn in June, 2012. We enjoy all aspects of owning and operating a B&B. I love to cook and now I have a captive audience. We have had the opportunity to meet great folks from all over the world. Every day is a new adventure!!
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian always happy to accommodate guests dietary needs
Make-ahead French toast
Layers of French bread chunks stuffed with cream cheese, raisins, and spiced apple bits, then soaked in egg and cream mixture and baked till golden brown. We usually serve it topped with hot cinnamon apple sauce.