Tara Point Inn, opened in 1991, situated on a high bluff offering perhaps the best view in the Midwest from the guest rooms and 200-foot deck. The Inn includes a spacious Game Room with pool table, shuffleboard as well as a BYOB. Choose from the Delta Queen Suite or one of the two Riverside Rooms in the Inn or one of 3 cottages nestled back a bit further from the Inn hosting 8 suites. Just 45 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch, quaint Grafton is called 'A Real American River Town' and lives up to its name.
5 on November 07, 2016
When you close your eyes and think of the perfect bed and breakfast... You will open your eyes to Tara Point. It is everything you would expect in a bed and breakfast and so much more. From the moment you walk into the inn you already start to relax. You are met by the owner herself and greeted with a welcome to my home feeling. You instantly want to kick off your shoes, grab a glass of wine and walk out onto the beautiful deck that has a view of the river and the slow pace beautiful down town grafton. Every room has a sliding glass door that allows you to step out to the winding deck and view the scenic and colorful cliff view. The bed are king size and so comfortable There is an ambundance of things to do in down town grafton. Everything from wineries to antique shopping to music and amazing restaurants for food and drink. If you prefer something active you can rent a bike and travel the beautiful river road and explore all that this small town has to offer. After a day and night of fun you will sleep like baby and wake to the smell of fresh hot cinnamon rolls and fresh brewed coffee.. There is also a wonderful variety of tea, cereals, fruit and bagels. Fill your plate with goodies and sit outside on the deck to take in the lovely morning air. Watch the birds eat from the bird feeder and once again view the beauty of the river and landscape. You will leave Tara point relaxed, renewed and thinking to yourself , Mmmmm.. This is a small piece of paradise all tucked up in the hills of grafton.. I can't wait to come back.. Tara Point is definitely one of my best HAPPY places to relax and enjoy the simple life we can't get enough of.. .. Thank you Allison for always being a wonderful host.. Until next time... And there always will be a next time.. ¿¿ Kathy Gawlow
5 on October 07, 2016
Celebrated our anniversary here. Stayed in the cottage H1. Wonderful room with all amenities you could ask for. Had such a cozy yet updated classy cabin feel with a very large bedroom with comfortable king size bed. Awesome views of the Illinois and Missippi river confluence. Great river views from anywhere on the property, as well as from bedroom, main living room and cozy private front porch. Quiet surroundings. Best sunset view! Quant river town with 2 wineries, restaurants and shops. We absolutely loved it. Can't wait to visit again.
4.2 on September 24, 2016
We had a great "babymoon" at Tara Point cottages recently. Grafton is a sweet little town with fun festivals. The Tara Point cottage we stayed in featured a fun lodge style decor. The staff were very nice. The breakfast was substandard in my opinion, as we are used to full breakfasts at other B&Bs. It was breads, some fruit, muffin, juice coffee etc. Could improve on breakfast but overall it was an outstanding place. You can't beat the view!!
5 on December 08, 2014
My husband and I spent one night here for our anniversary. Laura greeted us bright and early (we arrived much before check in just to see the inn and grounds) and gave us some suggestions to fill up our afternoon in Grafton. We were able to check in two hours early. The room was warm and inviting, the view outstanding. I travel quite a bit and have a love for the Smoky Mountains...let's just say the Tara Point Inn cottages will now be my fix when I can't get to Tennessee! I felt like I was hundreds of miles from home, when I live only 30 miles from Grafton. We will be back, and next time for more than one night. It was refreshing and lovely!!! The kitchen was stocked with wine glasses, tons of ice, soda and popcorn. Breakfast was dreamy, delicious blueberry muffins and orange juice with an incredible view of the river on a chilly winter morning. I'm in love! Hope to be back soon.
5 on March 16, 2014
We (six lifelong girlfriends) escaped to Tara Point to celebrate one of our birthdays. From our first breathtaking glimpse of the beautiful view as we arrived at the top of the hill - we enjoyed every moment of our stay! We were welcomed and given a personal tour of the lodge. Then explored our adjoining cottages - complete with electric fireplaces, full size fridges, spacious pleasantly decorated suites with large comfy beds, cozy window seats, with books to read, en suites with both a shower and jacuzzi! Our serene getaway was the scene where we reminisced about fond memories of our childhoods. Then shared a relaxing evening, restful overnight, and breakfast - complete w/ juice, fruit, coffee & more! We created some wonderful memories & will all look forward to visiting again In the future! Strongly recommend visiting this amazing retreat on the river!
4.4 on October 20, 2009
We stayed at Tara Point in November and while the trees had already turned, the view from out cottage was spectacular. The two room suite was huge and the jacuzzi was enormous. It was very clean and the real wood fireplace added to the country feel and the romantic atmosphere. While it was a bit chilly outside, the rocking chairs on the front deck were nice to sit and enjoy the night air and sounds. It really set the bar high for other bed and breakfasts since this was our first visit to a bed and breakfast. We have since tried to find a comparable b&b and have had difficulty finding one with all the great amenities that Tara Point Cottages have. While the breakfast was continental and in our fridge, we didn't rate it as high as we would have if it would've contained some more adventurous food choices. However, since we had breakfast at our disposal at any time, we were able to sleep in and didn't have to worry about missing breakfast. Overall, it was awesome and one of the most romantic nights of our marriage.
4.6 on June 11, 2008
we love this place and always stay in one of the cottages.we look forward to our visits here every year
4.2 on June 09, 2008
Beautiful view, warm and very friendly host.
4.6 on June 06, 2008
We loved staying at Tara Point. This was our first experience staying at a B&B. We were delighted. Tara Point main house is clean, comfortable, and the view is spectacular. Marg was very friendly and made sure our needs were met. We hope to stay there again!
3.2 on February 16, 2008
We stayed in one of the Cabins. It was very nice, clean, private and cold. On our first night, all properties lost electric at 10:30 pm. The temp outside was around 20 degrees. We tried effortlessly to reach the main house to get information regarding the blackout, but could not reach anyone. The power came back on at approximately 8:00 am the next morning. We did have a wood burning fireplace, however, we were unable to use jacuzzi, take shower or watch TV that first night. The second day and night was much better with power on. The owner, while not admitting any fault, offered another nights stay at 1/2 price. We felt that since we lost a whole evening, another night free was an appropriate compensation. She refused. I feel that because we were left in the dark and cold and not knowing if the owner even knew of the situation, better customer service would have been to offer another night at no cost.
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 45 miles
From St. Louis take I-270 to U.S. 367 North and cross the Mississippi to Alton, Illinois. When reaching the Illinois side of the bridge, turn left. Turn left again at the third light. You will be on the Great River Road (Highway 100). You will travel 12 miles upriver to the town of Grafton. You will arrive on Main Street. Continue on Main for 9 blocks and turn right at Tara Point Dr. Proceed up the drive to the top of the hill. Prepare youself for the most striking view in hundreds of miles. A less senic route is I-270 to I-370, Right at Highway 94 to Grafton Ferry Road. Follow Grafton Ferry Road to the Ferry and cross the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers to Grafton.
Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Water Park, Picnic area, River, Winery
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Videos , Most spectacular view in the Midwest.
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Radio, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wet bar
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Bald Eagle watching - Dec, Jan, Feb., Shopping, Sight-seeing
Cinnamon Rolls (Inn Guests)
These rolls, made from an Amish recipe, have won 1st place at the Jersey County Fair.