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

Love it!

4.6 on August 23, 2017

Very nice place to stay, and Nancy is a wonderful hostess!! Planning a trip back soon!! Cristal S.


5 on July 27, 2017

We stayed in the Wharf cottage.. it was amazing. Clean and so cute, we had a great time.

Bachelorette party

5 on April 10, 2017

Best getaway for the girls! The free shuttle was awesome and being so close to everything was great! We are coming back for another weekend very soon!

November Stay

4.6 on November 21, 2016

Only complaint was the trash bin for the bar next door was right outside our bedroom and you could hear the sound of bottles crashing into the bin. Other than that, everything was perfect.

Anniversary Getaway

4.2 on November 04, 2016

We had a fabulous time and Nancy and Mike are very hospitable and accommodating. We can't wait to come back!

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Owners' Suite - 1BR,1Bath, Large Deck-202 B W Main St.

Newly remodeled studio cottage with spectacular view of the Illinois/Mississippi rivers, from the wrap-around deck. Includes living room, kitchen area, bath room and flat-screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Stone Cottage - 2 BRs, 2 Baths-120 W. Main St.

On the National Register of Historic buildings, The Stone Cottage features many unique rooms to relax and enjoy your stay in Grafton. Living room, dining room, kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, coffee-maker, family room with fireplace and flat-screen TV, two bedrooms, one bath with shower-tub combination, second bath with a custom glass shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 7

Wharf Suite-1 BR,1 Bath-214 W. Main St.

One-bedroom(king bed),one-bathroom with ceramic shower,living room,kitchen with microwave,coffee maker,and refrigerator. Free wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jeni J Cottage-2 BRs,2 Baths-210 W. Main St.

Two-bedrooms,two-baths(one with shower and one with shower and tub),living room/kitchen area (with table & chairs),coffee maker,microwave,and refrigerator. Free wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Beach House-2 BR 1 Bath-301 W. Main St.

Newly acquired cottage on Main St in Grafton in the entertainment district that overlooks the Grafton Harbor Marina, and the Illinois/Mississippi Rivers. Sleeps 4 with one bathroom, kitchen area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

Cardinal Cottage-3 BR,2 Baths-202 W. Main St.

3 Bedrooms(Queen beds), 2 baths, living room, kitchen, gas-log fireplace, and satellite TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6

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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

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Inn Details

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On-site amenities

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.
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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

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