Jeni J's Gifts and Guest Houses

202-214 W. Main Street , Grafton, IL 62037 USA (Show map)


Jeni J's invites you to escape to a romantic getaway at one of our charming nineteenth century bed and breakfast cottages in the heart of Grafton's beautiful historic district. Jeni J's is a complex of historical buildings nestled high on stone terraces overlooking the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. Jeni J's offers 6 charming cottages: 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms quaint cottages, all newly remodeled with Tvs, microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and free wireless internet.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining3.8

Shrine to St Louis Cardinals

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

Great place for overnight stay!

3.6 on August 28, 2016

Great location for walking to various shops, eatery's, pubs& winery's.

August stay at Jeni J'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.

Grafton Retreat

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!

Unhappy customer, ratings make no sense

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.

Beautiful stay along the Mississippi

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!

Great Place to Stay!

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!

Owners suite

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.

Owners Suite

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!

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Rooms & Rates

Wharf Party Suite

1 bedroom cottage, with king sized bed, TV with dvd, living room, bathroom with glass shower, kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and wireless internet access. Within a one-block area you will find two wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $149

Jeni J Cottage

2 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, with two queen sized beds, TVs and dvds, living room, one bath with shower and garden tub and the other one with glass shower, kitchen area with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and wireless internet access.Within a one-block area you will find two wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $249

The Cardinal Cottage

3 bedroom 2 bathroom cottage, with three queen sized beds, living room with fireplace and satellite TV, one bathroom with glass shower and the other one with tub/shower, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. Within a one-block area you will find four wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

Owners' Suite

1 bedroom 1 bathroom cottage, with queen size bed, living room with fireplace and satellite TV, bathroom with glass shower, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. Within a one-block area you will find four wineries and two restaurants/bars and a new marina. Free parking onsite.

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

Nightly Rate: $139 - $159

Stone Cottage

Historic Stone cottage, sleeps 7 with 1 bathroom, kitchen with range, dishwasher, refrigerator, coffee-maker, and microwave. Located right on West Main st. in the entertainment district, next to several wineries, bars and restaurants.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $269 - $349

Beach House

Our newest cottage consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, 1 bathroom, large deck overlooking Grafton Harbor Marina and the Illinois river! Also located right in the middle of Grafton's entertainment district. Park you car and walk to all the entertainment spots.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $299

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Location Type

St. Louis Arch - 45 minutes, Oceanfront, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 25 miles

Directions to property:

From St. Louis, MO cross the Clark bridge into Alton, IL then turn left at the Argosy casino onto State Route 100 and go west along the Mississippi river 12 miles to Grafton. Jeni J's is mid-way through the town at 214 W. Main, directly across the highway from the Grafton Harbor marina.

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Winery

Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Internet Service, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, St. Louis Cardinals baseball, St. Louis Rams football, St. Louis Blues hockey, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: On holiday or festival weekends.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 100 percent of your total stay amount within 180 days of arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancel before 14 days of arrival and you will received 100% refund less $25.00 processing fee. Cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival and we are unable to re-rent the room, the penalty is the room rate plus tax.



Nancy Jo Wilson and Mike Wilson

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About the innkeepers

Good location to visit wineries and Grafton Harbor marina! Stay all night and walk to all the attractions.

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  • Cost: 5
  • Time Served: AM
  • Serving Location: Guest room