3.0 on October 04, 2016
Nice stay at Jeni J's Owner Suite. Conveniently located near Grafton's Harbor marina, wineries, and restaurants. Pros: - Comfortable Bed - Nice View - Good WiFi - Roomy shower Cons: - Honor Bar - No reading light/lamp
3.6 on August 28, 2016
Great location for walking to various shops, eatery's, pubs& winery's.
4.4 on August 12, 2016
My wife and I had a great experience here at Jeni J's! Nancy was great to visit with and gave us a quick run down of the town and where things were located. The onsite dining rating is lower just because they don't offer breakfast, but based on where they are located they really don't need to. The options for meals and entertainment in this quaint river town was amazing. We stayed in the wharf suite and it was really nice. Very clean, tidy and well stocked for whatever you might need. I highly recommend staying here and will be back in the future.
4.8 on August 10, 2016
Excellent guest house and in a great location! Staff were very friendly and responsive. It was a great experience!
1.6 on July 22, 2016
Owner was beyond rude upon arrival and check in. I was advised prior to payment that it was likely our room would be available earlier than the 4pm check in time. I should say there was no mention of when this may be. However, when we arrived to Grafton at approximately 2pm, we stopped to let Nancy (the owner) know we were in town. She was less than friendly about this and acted as if we had done something wrong by stopping at that hour. With a unfriendly attitude, Nancy said she would call us when ready. We received the call at approximately 3:30 and Nancy asked when we would be there. I advised her we were eating locally, but maybe 15 to 20 minutes at best. Nancy said, "Okay, 15 minutes then." When we arrived again approximately 25 minutes later no one was was there to meet us, as we were advised she would be. We were forced to walk around looking for her, ending up at the gift shop up the street. We were advised there, they had no idea where she was, then ignored. Nancy then walked in the room and announced she waited for us for 17 minutes, letting us know she left due to it being more than the 15 minute time frame she set. Nancy was rude through the entire process. Other than prior to payment of course. The room was clean and fair sized with a nice gas fireplace and a fairly comfortable, but noisy, bed. But it had absolutely no dresser or place to put clothing, other than a coat tree. Floor tile is separating and kind of uncomfortable barefooted. Bathroom had no shelving for toiletries and sink has very narrow edge, forcing you to keep your bathroom items on kitchen counter. No place to put hairdryer/curling iron, make up or toiletries other than the floor. No available breakfast for a "Bed and Breakfast". But considering the attitude of the owner, that was probably for the best. We will not be back to Jeni J's and will pass the word to anyone who asks about a place to stay in Grafton.
4.2 on July 21, 2016
We stayed in the "Owner's Suite" on a Sunday night. Jeni was very pleasant and it was great to have a private suite plus a large deck overlooking the Mississippi - but bring bug spray!
4.6 on July 12, 2016
My husband and I stayed in the owner's suite for a night away. It was so cute! The deck outside was fantastic as well. Great location within walking distance of so many places. The owners were so nice and fun to talk to as well! Definitely planning to go back and would recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Grafton!
3.4 on July 01, 2016
Overall my husband and I would cone back and stay here. After I booked, I received a phone call from the owner welcoming me and gave me her cell phone so that if there's anything I needed at or even prior to my arrival to call her. I loved that!! The reason I rated the dining poor is because a bed and breakfast typically includes breakfast. They don't do that here. In my mind thats why breakfast is at the end. Great place otherwise and we would stay here again in an instant.
4.6 on June 27, 2016
Great Location, Great Service. Can't beat the prices or the location when in Grafton. Charming Units.
5 on June 15, 2016
Our stay at Jeni J's could not have been better. There were 3 couples and the Cardinal Cottage worked perfectly for us. The location was wonderful, walking distance to pretty much anywhere we wanted to go. We will definitely be back!
4.4 on June 10, 2016
We stayed in the Owner's Suite. It was perfect for a couple's night's getaway in Grafton. Location was great, right on the main road by 3rd Chute, Piasa winery and Grafton Oyster Bar. It was super clean. The deck was a hit! We sat out and listened to the live music from across the street with a view of the river! The owner was super nice, checking to see if we needed anything. She even found some bug candles for us to use. We'll definitely stay here again! Not one complaint!
4.6 on May 24, 2016
We absolutely, LOVE staying at Jeni J's, the cottage is our favorite! Nancy is so accommodating! The cabin is fully stocked with everything you need! The location is perfect, I can't say enough good things about it! I can't wait to come back!!
4.6 on April 27, 2016
Had a great time centrally located good view of the river
4.6 on April 01, 2016
I must say I was impressed from the minute I met Nancy. She greeted me oth a hug and I instantly felt as if she was a long lost friend. Her store was awesome and her boutique was screaming for me to buy everything in it! The cottage was just fabulous. I mean every detail was in place. When we walked in there was champagne on ice, a nice fire in the fireplace going along with music. I was in comfort mode as soon as I walked in. The view of the river was awesome. A nice cup of tea while sitting in the rocking chair just enhanced the relaxation and view. Nancy was very acommodating. Anything I could ever want or need Nancy was there. I would have to say I am a proud St. Louisan and this is the hidden jewel of the metro area. Rent this place and you will not be sorry. I will be returning quite often.
5 on February 05, 2016
We love to watch the eagles and this was a perfect place to stay! Right out our window a huge tree stood and an eagle sat there for two hours! The room was very clean and delightful! The owner was very nice to us, and I would stay there again!
5 on November 12, 2015
We had never been to the area and we're driving 4 1/2 hours to come to a wedding on the same day. Nancy Jo was amazing and let us check in two hours prior to their normal check in time so that we would have time to get ready and make it to the wedding. The room was amazing, it exceeded my expectations. There were so many places for us to go to that were within walking distance, and view of the river was outstanding. The town of Grafton had so much charm. We encountered so many friendly people and so much beautiful scenery that we will definitely be back. Jeni j's Will definitely be where we stay again
3.8 on October 24, 2015
We had a wonderful stay in the one bedroom cottage. The cottage was decorated very nicely. The kitchen being stocked with utensils and glassware was really handy. Great location...walking distance to anything you'd want to do. We will definitely be staying at Jeni J's again in the future!!!
4.6 on October 19, 2015
Nancy greeted us at the Guest House and that set the mood for a very memorable stay. A beautiful place to stay, with a touch of St. Louis baseball, well stocked kitchen and a remarkable bedroom. Within walking distance to winery, shops, and restuarants. The river and marina is right across the street and the Grafton "Rendevous" made this a fantastic, memorable, and romantic getaway. We will be back!! Thanks again Nancy, for providing the "spark"!! J & J
4.6 on October 13, 2015
Jeni-J's is the place to stay when in the Grafton area. The Owner's Cottage far exceeded my expectations. The décor, the cleanliness, the comfortable accommodations - everything was fantastic. Nancy, the owner, is a personable and inviting woman. She puts you at ease right from the start. I didn't get a chance to shop in her boutique, but saw items that definitely would have been purchased. Thanks Nancy and Jeni-J's - the best.
4.2 on October 09, 2015
Mike and Nancy Wilson are gracious and courteous hosts. They always go above and beyond to guarantee your Grafton stay will be spectacular. All of their cottages are immaculate, comfortable, homey, and very affordable. They are centrally located to all there is to do in Grafton, and roomy enough to stay in and entertain if you prefer. Be assured that whether you're looking for a getaway for two or a party for a group, Jeni J's should be your home away from home in Grafton! Note: Jeni J's does not serve food, but all rooms have dishes, flatware, mugs, glasses, refrigeration, microwaves, and/or a stove/oven for guest use.
4.6 on August 25, 2015
This was our first trip to Grafton and our stay at Jeni J's made it memorable. Nancy was so warm and welcoming and our cottage (Wharf Suite) was perfectly located for our stay. It's located within walking distance to just about anything you would want to do in Grafton. Highly recommended and will plan to visit again.
4.8 on August 04, 2015
Nancy was very nice and our cottage was clean and cozy! We stayed in the Cardinal Cottage. It was nicely decorated and we enjoyed looking at all the Cardinals decor. We would definitely recommend a stay at Jeni J's it was a pleasant experience.
4.4 on May 16, 2015
My wife and I have been staying in Grafton for years and wanted to try Jeni J's. This is a great place to stay, centrally located, reasonably priced, and close to the river. The property has everything you need for a romantic getaway. The kitchenette is fully stocked, the sitting area roomy and the bed cozy. Decorated very nice. There's also a nice porch with comfortable chairs. You will not go wrong choosing this as a place to stay. We liked it so well we booked another couple of nights later in the year.
4.6 on May 13, 2015
Perfect in every way!
4.0 on April 09, 2015
Our stay was nice. We stayed I'm the one-bedroom cottage, and it was very cozy. I loved that there was an electric fireplace in the room as well as a Keurig coffee maker. My one suggestion for improvement would be that there needs to be a dresser or something to put clothes in. Other than that, I have no complaints.
3.6 on December 05, 2014
If anyone is looking for a relaxing weekend. Jen J's is a nice place to stay. There is good food and Wineries close alone with shops to browse through.
4.8 on November 13, 2014
My sister and I took a few days away for some much needed R&R
4.2 on September 18, 2014
We were pleasantly surprised to find our cottage was set back from the main road and had a spacious deck. It was very relaxing watching the river and marina while sharing a bottle of wine we purchased at Jeni J's quaint boutique! Our cottage was clean and a Keurig was provided so we could also enjoy coffee on the deck before we ventured out. Private, clean, quiet, food, wineries and antiques within walking distance, we will definitely return. Great place to unwind!
5 on September 16, 2014
Great Weekend, will be going back for sure. Nancy was there to suggest placed to eat, and visit. The gentlemen assisting her were there to help in anyway you needed. Loved being in the central location we were in, and short walk to anywhere! No car really need unless your leaving town. Will be returning next spring.
5 on September 09, 2014
We booked the stone cottage for a girls weekend and were absolutely blown away by how beautiful it was. I was expecting a quaint two room house but this place was HUGE! There are two living rooms, two bathrooms, a huge (fully equipped) kitchen, enough beds to sleep seven, and a lovely courtyard they had all lit up for us. AND, on top of it all, it is right down the sidewalk from the popular Grafton Winery. We parked our cars and walked everywhere since this is right in the middle of the "entertainment district." We couldn't have asked for anything better. I'm already looking to see if this is available next year!
4.6 on July 29, 2014
My family and I stayed in Jeni J's cottage website: www.jenij.com (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom house) it was a very nice, very clean house. There were several exits so, that the early risers could leave without waking anyone else. Nice sitting areas to the rear and front of the house. Very close/walking distance or free shuttle to all the events in the small town of Grafton, Illinois such as zipline, parasail (weather permitting), small shops and great restaurants. If you enjoy small towns this is the place for you. www.enjoygrafton.com
5 on June 11, 2014
Friendly owners, very clean room, and a beautiful view! Loved the gift shop, and reccomend checking out some of the wines! Perfect walking distance from Grafton Winery, my husband and I can't wait to return!
5 on May 27, 2014
Great place to stay for your honeymoon night. Loved the room. Very clean, and neat and just a peaceful place to stay. Great inn keepers made us feel like family. Planning on returning for our 1st anniversary all the way to our 51st. Loved the Grafton Winery next door within walking distance. Great couples special $30 for the two of us.
5 on May 25, 2014
This is a great place to stay. Owners are the friendliest people ever. Such a great property and location. We will definitely be back soon.
4.8 on April 24, 2014
Came on vacation and stayed in the Owners Suite. We were very impressed with how clean, cozy and inviting our cottage was. We had a great view of the river, on our wrap around porch. We were able to drink wine and watch the sunset nightly. Its located centrally within blocks of all the wineries and sites. Nancy and Mike were very amicable and we look forward to seeing them again soon! Thank you for an awesome vacation!
4.2 on December 15, 2013
Came with three girlfriends to unwind and relax. The Cardinal guest house exceeded our expectations for comfort. Full kitchen, nice living room with comfy furniture, three queen beds, 2 bathrooms, gas fireplace. Nicely decorated for the holidays.
5 on November 27, 2013
Very nice place to stay and relax and the owners are great.
4.8 on November 05, 2013
This was our second trip to Grafton, and Jeni J's is now my favorite place to stay. The house was cozy, warm and inviting. Within walking distance of most of the locations attraction. Thanks for a great weekend, we will be back!!!
5 on September 25, 2013
We booked the two bedroom cottage for a friends birthday party in early September. The cottage was very clean, had everything we needed for our stay. Beds were also very comfortable. Shops, restaurants all within walking distance. Jeni J's shop is also a wonderful place! We enjoyed every minute of our stay.
5 on September 04, 2013
Very nice guest house, great view of the river, right downtown Grafton in the midst of food and wine-- Jeni J has a nice gift shop- the owners are friendly and helpful- overall we LOVE Grafton and Jeni J! Pat and Teresa
4.0 on September 03, 2013
We had such a wonderful time in Grafton and Jeni J's is located within walking distance of most everything. We loved sitting on the front porch in the evening and early morning watching everything that was going on. There is no "dining" at Jeni J's, but there are plenty of other restaurants within walking distance.
4.6 on June 28, 2013
Very cute place. Nancy was very sweet and helpful. Will be back
4.6 on June 19, 2013
Have stayed numerous times, and Nancy has always been above and beyond in meeting our needs. Accommodations are wonderful, and for a small, quaint town, there's a abundance of dining experiences with a variety of choices within walking distance. Stayed earlier this month, and back in July!
4.6 on June 06, 2013
What a great place to stay! It was the perfect size cottage. Very cozy and comfortable. Nancy and Mike were so friendly it was like we had known them forever. Before we left we made reservations to return in the fall.
4.8 on May 23, 2013
This is the second time have been there and will continue to go at least one time a year. Love the place, the town and the owners. Been trearted very well and you won't go wrong staying there.
4.8 on May 22, 2013
Second time staying at Jeni J's. Very clean rooms, great service and good value. The area has great dining choices. Will be back.
5 on May 20, 2013
My wife and I stayed in the Wharf party suite and were VERY happy with the room. It was absolutely spotless upon arrival and had everything you could need. This was definitely the way to go. For the same price of a moderate hotel room we got 4x the space, a kichenette, front porch to hang out on, and a view of the river. It is within walking distance of a few of Grafton's nice wineries, eateries, and zip line. Guys, if you want to treat your lady well, Jeni J's is a perfect night out. Do it.
4.4 on February 19, 2013
This is the second time we rented the two bedroom cottage at Jeni J's. We go with friends to celebrate our husbands' birthdays which are close in date. Mike and Nancy are great hosts - always willing to go above and beyond to help. The rooms are charming, inviting and very clean. Lots to do in the area - eagle watching, wine tasting and more!
5 on February 19, 2013
Thank you Nancy and Mike for providing such a wonderful place for me and my husband to stay! The cottage was absolutely charming! Your warm hospitality was also appreciated! We will definitaly be back!
4.8 on January 09, 2013
Spent New Years at the Wharf Cottage. Clean,comfortable, and very relaxing atmosphere. Owners where very accomodating and thoughtful from start to finish. Thank You. Nice to meet you both and look forward to seeing you again.
3.6 on December 10, 2012
Enjoyed a very quiet, relaxing weekend at the Wharf Cottage. Very clean, well kept, and we would definitely recommend it.
5 on December 03, 2012
We stayed in the 2-bedroom cottage with some friends celebrating a birthday in October. My husband and I stayed in the 1-bedroom cottage in November celebrating his birthday Both times were amazing. The cottages are very warm and inviting, charming and very clean. Mike and Nancy are great people. The gift shop has lots of nice things and the flip-flop wine is really good. We plan on staying in March for our anniversary. Can't wait!!!
4.4 on October 30, 2012
We had a wonderful time staying at Jenni J's cottage. It was so nice a cozy and the owners were so friendly. We would love to go back a visit again and will bring friends next time. Thank you for the wonderful vacation.
3.8 on October 30, 2012
Over all our stay in Jeni J's Cottages was nice. We stayed in the one-bedroom the first night and it was fine. We stayed in the 3 bedroom cottage the second night and that was very, very nice. The two cottages have a lot of St. Louis Cardinals decor and I would have preferred something more sports neutral as I am not a Cardinals/baseball fan, Nancy and Mike are very nice and very easy to work with. Value-wise, I thought it was a bit pricey, but I do not have anything to compare it to as this was our first time in Grafton. We will be back though as we had a great time!
4.0 on September 27, 2012
What a charming cottage! Perfect for our overnight stay in Grafton.
5 on September 18, 2012
Stayed at Jeni J's 3 times this summer and could not ask for a nicer place. grafton is a great place to go for the weekend. jenni j's is within walking distance of the harbor, the winery, and many other bars and resturants. great place with great service
5 on August 22, 2012
The cottage was very roomy and comfortable. Met all expectations. Right in the center of the town. There were lots of things to do and we enjoyed every minute! We would definately stay there again, Thanks
4.6 on July 10, 2012
This was my 2nd time staying at Jeni J's and I was thrilled that we were able to return. I have now stayed in 2 of the rooms (Wharf Cottage and Cardinal Cottage) and both were outstanding. They are charming, clean, well-kept and up-to-date. Nancy is wonderful and is extremely easy to work with. She offered flexible check-in times and included options of how to spend our time. Location in Grafton is great! Walking distance to 3 or 4 different restaurants/wineries that offer great food and reasonable prices. Night life is clearly around, but you can easily spend a quiet evening in your room. Anyone who wants to stay near St. Louis but have a more private experience, definitely consider Grafton and Jeni J's!
5 on June 06, 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our cottage was very clean and inlcuded all the amenities for a great girls' getaway. We definitely will return in the future.
4.4 on May 10, 2012
My wife and I just celebrated our 5th Anniversary here over the weekend. The room was much better than expected based upon the online photos, the location was perfect for accessing the area shops and establishments, and the hosts were second to none! Definitely planning to return in the future.
1.8 on February 20, 2010
We booked a stay at Jeni J's over Valentines weekend with a gift certificate we received for Christmas. I spoke with the owner several days ahead of our arrival, and she made a big deal over our picking up the room key before 6:00 p.m. when the gift shop was to close. The owner insisted I call her the day before or the morning before our arrival, to let her know what time we would be arriving to pick up the key. I called her an hour ahead of our arrival, to let her know we were on our way. When we arrived at the gift shop at 3:25 p.m., (check in is 4:00 p.m.) the room was not ready and the owners wanted us to "come back later" to get the key, which I found to be both rude and inconsiderate of our plans. They provide absolutely no type of breakfast, not so much as a bagel, muffin, or piece of toast, so I am not sure why they are advertising on the Bed & Breakfast.Com site. Seems to be misleading the consumer if you ask me. Afterall, there's a kitchen in the room, why not have a basket of muffins or bagels. There wasn't so much as a bottle of water in the refrigerator or snacks of any kind for $160.00 a night! I have stayed at other Bed & Breakfast in both Grafton & Elsiah and I will be returning to those establishments, but never to Jeni J's, which is over priced with poor customer service.
Guests arrived appearing to have been drinking. They were obnoxious and very difficult to deal with. Our gift shop was filled with customers who were embarrassed by their behavior. We went out of the way to accommodate them, but apparently they misunderstood our policies!
5 on November 20, 2009
In March of this year, we rented all three of the cottages and had a large group of friends gather for a birthday celebration. Easily within walking distance of many wineries, pubs, and eating establishments, the cottages' central location in Grafton made for a great evening. The Cardinal Cottage was large enough to serve as the center of activity for the evening with multiple tables of cards and board games available. We brought our own grill and used the patio for food as well. Mike and Nancy Jo even joined us for food and drinks that evening. What a pleasant place to stay!
5 on October 01, 2009
Great place to stay. beautiful cottages. Wonderful for girls' shopping weekends or a romantic getaway