A Bed and Breakfast nestled between the bluffs along the Mississippi River, we are located in the Historic town of Elsah, Illinois- the 'town that Time forgot'. Come stay in one of our cozy rooms, finely appointed with all the creature comforts of home. Our friendly staff will immerse you in our signature Southern hospitality. We guarantee you'll thoroughly enjoy your stay and will be back time and again.
5 on April 25, 2018
The Maple Leaf Cottage is PERFECT! My friend and I had a wonderful stay, had the best breakfasts and were even able to have a group of our friends join us for a bonfire and s'mores one of the evenings. Deborah is a wonderful host. Highly recommend!
5 on April 13, 2018
Friendly hosts, great food, eager to accomodate our needs, comfy bed, cabin decor was fun and interesting - We stayed in the Wash House, very cozy. Our hosts know the area and good recommendations for things to see and restaurants.
5 on March 22, 2018
Deborah and Tim are great hosts and made sure that our stay was wonderful
5 on February 26, 2018
We had never stayed in this quaint little town but it was amazing! Wonderful B and B owners that were extremely nice and helpful! From the delicious sugar cookies and check in along with drinks to the awesome breakfast at check out! Everyone needs to try a night at the Maple Leaf cottage Inn!
5 on February 15, 2018
WONDERFUL Place! Food was wonderful and accommodations were quiet and comfortable!
5 on January 17, 2018
I got this room for one of my wife's Christmas presents, but it truly was a gift for both of us!!! This B & B nestled in this quaint little town of Elsah brings you back to a time when things were less hurried and relaxing. The owners were outstanding and made sure that we had everything we needed and more. We loved the homemade breakfast and the conversation with the owners in the morning...we will be going back this spring with our family.
5 on December 04, 2017
The hosts went out of their way to accommodate my schedule for breakfast. And the breakfast was superb!
4.6 on November 15, 2017
Our first visit, but certainly, not our last visit to Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, B&B. The Wash House was a separate little cottage that offered privacy, but allowed us to stay connected to the total "experience" of Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. The owners, Deb & Tim, were awesome hosts and went above & beyond to make our stay enjoyable. Tim prepped logs in the fire-pit for us to enjoy on the patio after dinner with a bottle of wine we brought with us. Deb had blankets waiting on the porch to snuggle in while we sat around the fire chatting & enjoying our wine. Breakfast was AMAZING! We will make this an annual event, staying each year in a different room! Chuck & Jean Whelehon
4.4 on October 18, 2017
Absolutely love this place. The rooms are decorated in the most lovely way with the attention to details that is unmatched. The people hosting you make you feel at home and it’s a gorgeous locale. Add this to your B&B list of must sees.
5 on October 13, 2017
We were fortunate to find Maple Leaf Cottage Inn on a busy Columbus day weekend! Our accommodations were great, cozy and perfect for 2 couples. Close proximity to Grafton which was our destination that weekend. The neighborhood is lovely and we enjoyed walking around in the morning. The owner even delivered a full breakfast-French toast, eggs, bacon/sausage, coffee, juice...incredible!
This romantic room affords guests a view of the gardens with plenty of natural light. Enjoy a movie or reading in the comfortable rocker recliner. Imagine yourself soaking in an antique claw-foot tub, then relax in a cozy chaise for two. In the evening, you can dim the chandelier to a candle-light glow and slip into a luxurious four-post bed.
Adjacent to the Maples Room, this inviting retreat stands at the far end of the gardens. Inside you will find Victorian gables which came from one of Elsah’s original residences—now they serve as headboards for two cozy, queen-size beds. A light touch of neighboring Principia College is reflected in this guestroom. Picturesque views from the covered porch await you.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $149
Nightly Rate: $129 - $149
This suite carries you back in time with antique and vintage memorabilia which span more than 150 years. It served as the very first guest room in 1949. Retreat to this comfortable space which has a four-post bed, a full bath, and private staircase.
This charming cottage was originally built as a summer kitchen in the 1800’s. Later, it was used as the family wash house. The cottage stands as a separate building with an entrance from our gardens. You will find antique wash tubs, wringers, and scrub-boards throughout. This room features original pine floors and a comfy queen bed.
This large room offers a glimpse at Elsah’s rich history. It features two queen beds- one firm and one plush. Decorative silhouette cutouts of Elsah’s historic buildings and 1850’s picket fence adorn the walls above the beds. Step out to the private covered porch and enjoy a view of our vibrant gardens.
This historic home dates back to the 1960's. It started as a wagon repair shop. The original lettering advertising the business are still visible on the front of the house stating "Wagons and Buggies Made and Repaired". Take a step back in time and join us in the Historic villiage of Elsah.
Countryside, Rural, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 35 miles
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Picnic area, River, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn
Alarm clock, Ironing Board, Movie library, Parking, TV , Claw-foot tub, Sitting area
Air conditioning, Bike rental, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance, Wi-Fi
My husband and I fell in love with this charming little town 25 years ago. When life presented us the opportunity, we were thrilled to become the new innkeepers of the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn- which began in 1949. We enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling, entertaining, Ole Miss football and Cardinal Baseball. Our newest love is spoiling our granddaughter. The best part of running a B&B has to be meeting new people. They arrive as guests, but they always leave as friends.