Corner George Inn

1101 Main , Maeystown, IL 62256 USA (Show map)


The Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast consists of three restored historic buildings: an 1884 hotel and saloon, an 1890's summer kitchen, and an 1857 stone residence/tavern and saddle shop. The inn is located in a historic German village mainly settled by German immigrants from southwestern Germany in the 1850's. Today the village includes a museum, antique shop, coffee shop, general store, tavern and tea room. All are open on Saturdays and Sundays, with the exception of the tea room which is just open on Saturday....



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Lovely and charming!

5 on September 24, 2017

My husband and I returned to the Corner George Inn after a 10-year hiatus and loved it every bit as much as we did the first time. David is a gracious, generous, and thoughtful host who loves his town and the people in it and Maeystown is a refreshingly calm nook in a sometimes overstimulating-ly busy world. The Inn was clean, neat, and quiet and breakfast was delicious. The next time we have need of a place to stay in the St Louis area, we'll definitely go back to the Corner George Inn!

Outstanding hospitality

4.2 on September 06, 2017

The Corner George Inn is exceptional in the hospitality and knowledge of the host innkeeper. He know everything about, and everyone in, this charming historic town founded by German immigrants. He and his wife maintain a sweet antique shop right in the inn, and they invite you to browse through it any time during your stay. The rooms are decorated nicely in a Victorian manner but are not fussy. Breakfast around the big dining table was delicious and convivial. I highly recommend this B & B and intend to return annually.

Kitchen suite

5 on May 30, 2017

Stayed 10yrs ago for honeymoon and was able to get kitchen suite again for 10th anniversary. Everything was same, same friendly staff. Very clean room!!!!! If you are looking for quite getaway with a semi-rustic appeal, this is the place to go!!!!!!

Our second stay and we'll come again!

5 on April 27, 2017

This was our second stay at the Inn and we'll keep coming back as long as we can. We thought we might stay in the main house this time, but the summer kitchen is like our little house and we love it! We love the town, the inn keepers and everything about the area. Truly a relaxing getaway!

Everything was fantastic!

5 on March 10, 2017

The owners were great, and everyone in the town was friendly. Such a cute little historic town to explore. We truly enjoyed the location. The rooms were cute and comfortable. The Tavern across the street was delicious for dinner, and breakfast by David and Marcia was perfect. We are already looking forward to coming back. We stayed within Maeystown, but there is so much surrounding it to explore as well. Marcia and David are very knowledgeable of the area and gave great suggestions.

Charming, Inviting, Exactly What We Wanted

4.8 on March 03, 2017

My husband and I are both busy teachers, and we really needed a weekend away, out of town and with the toddler staying with grandparents. We love old world European charm, and Maeystown hit the spot with being only a couple hours from home. The inn was lovely, even beautiful. Like you would see in Victorian Era movies. Everything was clean and functional. The breakfast was delicious. We even had to leave very early our last morning and got left some fruit, muffins, and coffee for the road. The innkeepers were friendly and accommodating (no pun intended). The town is charming. The tavern across the street had great food at quite reasonable prices. Attractions are nearby for a nice day out, which we visited several by following maps provided and explained at the inn. We are both generally frugal with travel, and the evening we arrived we were already talking about coming back in the summer. Highly recommended!

A Delightful Gem

3.8 on October 29, 2016

A delightful oasis. However, as wonderful as the property was, it was the inn keepers that made it truly special. Their hospitality, the attention to detail that provided a a unique ambiance as well as a sense of time travel, and a delicious breakfast with stimulating conversation ensured that this was a memorable visit.

Lovely Stay on Short Notice

5 on October 09, 2016

We recently stayed at the Corner George and was delighted at the customer service. We enjoyed the hospitality and the breakfast was wonderful. This was my first BnB experience. The room was charming and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Sept. stay in Maeystown B&B at the B&B

5 on September 20, 2016

Ben and Billie Jo from Kansas City, MO. Wonderful experience. David and Marcia are wonderful.

Historic, quaint, and hospitable

4.4 on September 07, 2016

Our stay at the Corner George Inn was a real pleasure. The innkeeper shares interesting details about the history of Maeystown and the inn itself, and he goes out of his way to connect guests with places and activities they might enjoy - restaurants, antique stores, and scenic sites.

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Rooms & Rates

McRoberts Room

The McRoberts Room is named after James McRoberts, the original settler of the land on which Maeystown is located. The second-floor room is decorated in country green and has both a double and single brass bed. Private bath with shower/clawfoot tub. Internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Hoffmann Room

Hoffmann Room - This second floor guest room, an original 1884 hotel room, is named after the builders of the inn, George Jacob and Sibilla Hoffmann. It is also named in honor of George A. Hoffmann (Corner George) and his wife, Bertha. This room features green Victorian wallpaper, a high-back walnut double bed, and a wardrobe from an old Maeystown family. Private bath with clawfoot tub/shower combination.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Roever Room

Roever Room - Named for an early Maeystown family, this first-floor guest room features a walnut Victorian high-back double bed and matching marble top dresser. The lace bedspread and matching lace curtains complement the champagne- colored wallpaper. Private bath features a clawfoot tub/shower combination. Internet access.

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

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

The Loft Suite

The Loft - Created out of the upper part of the 1862 Georgia Mae Green rock house, this 700 square foot loft features an impressive 14 foot high exposed stone wall, a queen size bed, spacious living room, a full kitchen and private bath with an antique claw foot tub/shower combination. Room has a couch that can be made into a bed. Maximum number of persons in room is four. There is an $18/per person additional charge for additional guests.

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

Nightly Rate: $149 - $149

Dave and Mayme's Suite

Dave and Mayme's Whirlpool Suite is a four room luxury suite with living room, Art Deco kitchen, bedroom and bath all located on the first floor of our restored 1859 house. The bedroom has a queen size bed and the bathroom features a clawfoot whirlpool tub as well as a shower. Internet access is available. The structure once housed one of the village's early saloons.

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

$159 - $159

Summer Kitchen

Summer Kitchen - is a separate guest cottage behind the main building. This brick and stone structure served as a washhouse, smokehouse, bakery and kitchen for the early owners. Two of the original limestone walls have been retained. The room features a primitive atmosphere, cathedral ceiling, electrified lantern lighting, a white iron extra long bed and a large six foot clawfoot tub. There is no shower. Room has a window airconditioner. Bathroom is built into the bedroom and is separted by an antique privacy screen. Internet access available.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $109

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 51 miles

Directions to property:

From Interstate 255 take exit 6/IL 3 to Columbia. Continue on IL 3 to Waterloo. At the third stoplight turn right on IL 156 toward Valmeyer. Go 300 feet and then turn left on Lakeview Drive. Go eight miles to Maeystown.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Lau-Nae Winery, Fort Kaskaskia, Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve, Fort de Chartres, Kaskaskia/Mississippi River Confluence, Schorr Lake Vineyards, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Piano, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Bath robes, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Golfing, Hiking trails, Fort Kaskaskia, Fort de Chartres, Lau-Nae Winery, Scenic Bluff Road, Schorr Lake Winery, Gallaghers Restaurant Waterloo, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: After 4 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee required...
  • Cancellations: Guests must cancel a week in advance to receive a full refund.
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David & Marcia Braswell

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Marcia is a retired K-12 vocal music instructor. She has 30 piano students, is director of the St. John United Church of Christ Choir here in Maeystown and is music director for the local theater in Waterloo and Belleville. David is a German teacher at Southwestern Illinois College and manager of 12 historic properties in Maeystown and Belleville. He is active in the Belleville Historical Society which works to save old buildings in the Belleville area.

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  • Time Served: 8 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Second floor Victorian Ballroom, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options


Signature Dish

baked victorian french bread

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