Green Tree Inn

15 Mill Street P.O. Box 96, Elsah, IL 62028 USA (Show map)

About

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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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Wonderful!

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)


Made a cold winter stay into a delightful experience

4.8 on December 20, 2016

Stayed 2 nights and had a wonderful time. Connie and Gary have great knowledge of the area, including interesting sites and restaurants. You can see the Mississippi river from the table were Connie serves you a wonderful breakfast and the afternoon sweet treats are great. Really neat, quaint town. We saw bald eagles over the Mississippi and Illinois rivers. Would love to go back.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and were able to see some eagles. Thank you for your kind words and for taking time to do a review, it is greatly appreciated. Hope to see you again soon.

- Connie (innkeeper)


We would never consider staying anywhere else in the Elsah area!

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Connie (innkeeper)


Home Away From Home

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!

Innkeeper Response
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!!

- Connie (innkeeper)


Trip back in Time

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.


Elsa Enchantment

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.

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Connie Davis (innkeeper)


Can't Wait For Our Sixth Visit!

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!


A treasure

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!!!!

Innkeeper Response
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.

- Connie (innkeeper)


fantastic....could not have been any better

5 on August 19, 2015

We will be back and tell our friends about this little gem!


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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

Location Type

Scenic, Riverside, Historic, Small town

Airport

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

Other

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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Policies

  • 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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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Connie and Gary Davis

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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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