Green Tree Inn

15 Mill Street P.O. Box 96, Elsah, IL 62028 USA (Show map)
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Green Tree Inn of Elsah is located in the heart of historic Elsah, IL, right off the Great River Road between Grafton and Alton (only 45 minutes from downtown St. Louis). Take advantage of all the local activities then return to our quaint village to relax and rejuvenate. Settle into your graciously-appointed guest room each uniquely decorated. Each room has a queen size bed, private bath with a shower/tub combo, TV with Direct TV and high speed WiFi. Rates include homemade afternoon snacks and a full home cooked breakfast each morning. We are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions. Guests have access to a common area stocked with water, soda, tea and coffee as well as a full kitchen. Relax on our screened in porch, in the garden by the fire pit or by the fireplace in the common area. Take advantage of our bikes to enjoy one of the local bike trails or stroll thru the village which is located on the Historic Register. We are proud to use top quality Comphy sheets, Turkish Towels and local Chauvin coffee. Visit our on-site antique room and take home a unique treasure. We look forward to meeting you and sharing what we feel is a very special place. Enjoy all the comforts of home and more while we pamper you with home cooking and attention to detail.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Love this B&B

5 on April 30, 2018

Rooms are clean and the breakfast is amazing!!! We will be back!!!

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate our return guests. It gives us an opportunity to get to know them better. After being an innkeeper for 5 years, some of our return guests have become our dear friends. We will look forward to your next visit. Thank you!

- Connie (innkeeper)

Great location - Nice Inn

4.6 on April 19, 2018

We enjoyed our night at the Green Tree Inn. The owners are very nice and they will serve you an excellent breakfast.

Innkeeper Response
So happy you enjoyed breakfast. I feel very fortunate that I have a "job" that allows me to cook and see guests enjoy my cooking. Thank you for taking time to do a review and your kind words.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Relaxing stay!

4.6 on April 08, 2018

We had a lovely two night stay at the Green Tree- delicious breakfasts and afternoon treats! Very accommodating hosts! Charming accommodations!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your very kind words and for taking time to do a review. So happy you enjoyed your stay and my cooking.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Outstanding Place to Get Away and Relax!!!!!

5 on March 26, 2018

Just spent a much needed overnight get-away at the Green Tree Inn in the Village of Elsah IL with 2 dear friends. We all experienced such comfort, warmth and hospitality in this quaint, beautifully decorated, clean, comfy/cozy, quiet Inn nestled in Elsah. Another family was staying there also, and it was very apparent that we all were having a great experience at the Green Tree Inn. Connie and Gary were very available to visit with us, tell us about the history of the Village and things to do in the area, and made sure we had everything we needed to make our stay excellent. Connie's cooking was fabulous!!!.... she served us the best breakfast I believe I have ever had. This Inn is top notch! So glad I had the opportunity to spend one night there... it wasn't enough, though... can't wait to go back and bring my family with me!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your very kind words and for taking time to do a review. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. So very happy that you enjoyed your stay and especially enjoyed breakfast. I do love to cook and see guests enjoy my cooking. I will look forward to your next visit with your family.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Magnificent Everything

5 on January 11, 2018

Magnificent! The owners are passionate, friendly, and interesting to chat with! Everything was homey and felt like visiting mom's place, but you dont have to do dishes! We were blown away by our two course, unique german-style breakfast. Connie was just delightful and we will be returning! The town was adorable and in a perfect location for a getaway, with quaint bars, restaurants, wineries, and trails near by!

Innkeeper Response
It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. So happy you enjoyed your stay, our village and my cooking. I also like that you said it was like visiting Mom's and not Grandma's!! We will look forward to your next visit.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Exceptional B&B

5 on December 11, 2017

Every detail of Green Tree Inn was exceptional. Fabulous hospitality by Connie and Gary, clean, beautifully decorated, excellent breakfast and evening cookies, convenient to Grafton/St Louis/Alton. Connie and Gary shared the history of the village, and Gary gave us a tour of the Elsah Village Museum. Highly recommend Green Tree Inn to anyone visiting the St Louis or Grafton, Illinois, area or anyone visiting the quaint village of Elsah..

Innkeeper Response
WOW!! What a glowing review. Thank you so very much. Gary and I feel so very blessed to get to live and work in our adorable Village and share it with our guests. I think that is what makes it so easy for us to do our "job" so well.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Nice Getaway

5 on November 18, 2017

We had a great getaway weekend at the Green Tree Inn in Elsah. Its amazing that such a quaint hamlet exists so close to St. Louis. The Inn was lovely and well decorated for the upcoming holiday season. The owners were so attentive and take care of all of the guests. Breakfast with the other guests was yummy and interesting.

Innkeeper Response
So happy you enjoyed your stay and had the opportunity to enjoy our quaint village. Gary and I love taking care of our guests and getting to know them over breakfast. Thanks for your kind words and taking time to do a review.

- Connie (innkeeper)


5 on August 31, 2017

Our stay at the Green Tree Inn was wonderful. We had a hiccup in our reservations (caused by us and not them) and Connie was so great to work with and prompt with her emailed replies. Our room was clean and comfortable and our breakfast and afternoon snack was delicious. I would highly suggest the Green Tree Inn.

Innkeeper Response
We love seeing guests have their first time Bed and Breakfast experience. We like to think we set the bar high and will convert our guests to become hooked on staying at B&B's. Thank you for your kind words and taking time to do a review. So happy you enjoyed your stay. Come see us again soon.

- Connie, Innkeeper (innkeeper)

We loved the Green Tree Inn

4.6 on August 17, 2017

We stumbled onto this place because we had heard of Grafton but places there we tried were booked. We really lucked out as this place and the little town of Elsah were so much better than Grafton. The place was very nice and immaculate. The owners, Gary and Connie, were very friendly and helpful and made us a delicious breakfast. We would love to go back.

Innkeeper Response
So happy you found Green Tree Inn and enjoyed your stay. We feel we have the best location. You can take advantage of all the activities offered in Grafton and Alton and then return to our quiet peaceful village to relax. Hope you can visit us again soon.

- Connie (innkeeper)

Charming and peaceful

4.6 on July 16, 2017

Loved Elsah and the Green Tree Inn! I felt like I was stepping back in time in this lovely bed and breakfast in a village of old stone houses. Breakfast was delicious, and we loved the "sweet treats" that waited for us at the end of each afternoon. Hosts Connie and Gary were so nice, giving us a private tour of the town's museum and lending us bicycles to ride on the bike path along the Mississippi River. We were well taken care of and couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and charming experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Queen Room

Queen bed with private bathroom (show/tub combo) TV with cable and wi-fi High quality linens and towels

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $155

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Location Type

Scenic, Riverside, Historic, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 33 miles miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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

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Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3pm-5pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are welcome if you book the entire Inn.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Please contact Innkeeper directly.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Payment is required at time of check in
  • Cancellations: see .greentreeinnelsah for cancellation policies
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Connie and Gary Davis

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

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!!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 or as guests prefer
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian always happy to accommodate guests dietary needs

Signature Dish

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.


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