Grand Avenue B&B

1615 Grand Avenue , Carthage, 64836 USA (Show map)
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Gracious and comfortable, Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast has become known for its relaxed atmosphere and attention to guests. Amenities include free wi-fi, in-room coffee service, TV, DVD, book/movie library, elegant decor, and our generous breakfasts. We are located in historic Carthage Missouri, on Route 66, with Civil War sites, Victorian architecture, and Precious Moments Chapel.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on July 23, 2017

Just a wonderful time. The home & hostess are both so charming. The B&B feels like your are in your own home. If you want a friendly and warm stay this is the place.

You owe it to yourself to treat YOU at this B&B!

5 on June 18, 2017

This is our first experience at a B&B. HATE hotels, won't stay in one. Very familiar with Carthage, regular visitor. Wanted to treat husband to a special Father's Day, since he keeps asking me to slow down and stop. So, I did. This home is exceptional, the owners are exceptional. We just spent the evening Saturday and this morning and nothing negative can be said. We LOVED it, we plan on going back, ON A REGULAR basis, when time permits. Breakfast was delicious and wholesome and Jeannie is delightful. THE ROOM, was beyond expectations and we never feel comfortable anywhere but home. WE did here. VERY quite, cozy and CLEAN beyond imagination. And the plus is, if you love history like we do, especially Carthage history-- you will love it too. After all, I work in a museum, how could we go wrong? RIGHT? We didn't! Recommend to anyone.

Laura Ingalls Wilder Room

4.8 on April 28, 2017

My husband and I stayed in the Laura Ingalls Wilder Room. The owner had recently done some remodeling in the bathroom that was nice. The house is from the 1800s and the stained glass in the house is original & gorgeous! We communicated most with the woman of the house, she suggested great restaurants for dinner both nights that we stayed. Her breakfast was delicious, she accommodated to my needs for no milk products and gave us a well balanced meal both mornings. There was unlimited coffee and tea available at all hours & a stocked mini fridge with water & soda if you needed anything. We felt safe & enjoyed our stay. Thank you!

Grand Avenue B&B

5 on April 21, 2017

Jeanne is a wonderful host (and a great cook as well!) and the room was the most spacious we've ever had at a B&B. Beautiful setting in an old Victorian, beautiful interior and furnishings. Will definitely be returning!


5 on October 12, 2016

We had high expectations and they were surpassed! The room and house were so elegant and lovely. We definitely recommend and look forward to staying here again in the future.

Lovely overnight stop

4.4 on September 13, 2016

The appearance of the house and flowers is a lovely introduction. Jeanne was very welcoming and there to see to any need we might have.. The breakfast consisted of fruit, quiche, and blueberry muffins - all tasty. I would certainly stay here again or recommend it to people traveling this way.

Grand Avenue is a grand B&B

4.8 on August 12, 2016

My second stay, Jeanne is so welcoming. Breakfast is fresh and delicious. My go to B&B in Carthage!

Delightful birthday!

5 on July 20, 2016

What a delight! We have never stayed at a real B&B. It was wonderful! The home is gorgeous and the hospitality was fantastic! Very pleasant and relaxing experience!

Short trip

4.6 on May 28, 2016

The innkeepers were very nice. The breakfast was outstanding. We would stay there again.

Anniversary Weekend

3.6 on March 23, 2016

The owners do a good job of making you feel welcome and the food is delicious! Enjoyed the decor and the atmosphere. Would definitely stay again.

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Rooms & Rates

Laura Ingalls Wilder Room

The only room on the first floor, the Laura Ingalls Wilder room features a tall, king sized, four poster bed of hand-carved mahogany with colors of purple and gold featured in the room and rug. It has a larger private bathroom with a single person jetted tub, with a combination rain head shower and marble wall tile. The room also offers a walk in closet with a roll away bed that allows a third person to be accommodated. Additional amenities include in-room coffee service, flat screened TV/DVD, and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nathaniel Hawthorne Room

The Nathaniel Hawthorne room is a guest favorite due to the beautiful two-person corner jetted tub in the room, the tall, hand-carved mahogany queen sized bed, and the unique decor giving it a very romantic feel. We used embossed wall paper in a deep sage green, with a bronze colored picture rail, and topped the room with the historic hand printed wallpapers from Bradbury and Bradbury in the Raspberry Bramble design. The ceiling medallion encircles an antique light fixture that is original to when electricity was added to the house. Additional amenities include in room coffee service, flat-screened TV/DVD and wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Mark Twain Room

Spacious and elegant room in colors of navy and rose/red, upstairs on the south side of the house, with a king bed and a private bathroom with roomy shower. Half of the two-room suite, it can be rented as a single room or as the suite for families or groups up to 5. The Twain room also features an antique wardrobe, a converted antique washstand sink, in-room coffee service, flat-screened TV/DVD, and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mark Twain Suite

The E.B. White room, named for the beloved author of Charlotte's Web, is attached to the Mark Twain room to become the Mark Twain Suite. Spacious and elegant in colors of navy and rose/red, upstairs on the south side of the house, with a king bed and a private bathroom with roomy shower. A connecting door between the rooms adds a queen and a twin bed along with the king in the Mark Twain room. Bathroom is through the the Twain room. A two-room suite for families or groups up to 5. The Twain Suite also features an antique wardrobe, a converted antique washstand sink, in-room coffee service, flat-screened TV/DVD, and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Louisa May Alcott Room

The Louisa May Alcott room features a newly remodeled and expanded bathroom with a larger shower with both rain head and hand-held shower attachments, and a charming antique English washstand with original floral tile back splash and a vessel sink. Soothing colors in the room are grays and cream, on an antique cherry sleigh bed with matching dresser. Other amenities include in-room coffee service, flat screen TV/DVD and free wireless internet.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Beds 1 Queen

Check Dates


Location Type

Victorian community rebuilt after Civil War, Small town


Springfield, MO (SGF-Springfield Branson Regional) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-44: Take Exit 18-B. Go north on Highway 71 to the second exit, marked Garrison Avenue. Take Garrison north about 1 mile to the 3rd stoplight. Garrison will curve off to the left at the light - continue on straight instead which will put you on Grand Avenue. We are about 1 mile north on the left at 1615, one house before the second 4-way stop. Call us if you are lost, we'll talk you in or go and get you. Highway 71 coming from the North: Take the third Carthage exit - Central Avenue. Turn left at the bottom of the exit ramp and take Central to Main. Turn right on Main and go through the square. Continue south on Main about 1 mile past the square to Centennial. Turn left on Centennial and go 1 block to Grand Avenue. Turn right on Grand - we are the second house on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Civil War Battlefield, George Washington Carver Natl , Precious Moments Chapel, Theater, Bass Pro Shop, Eureka Springs, AR, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Bike rental, Conference Rooms, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Piano, Telephone , Refrigerator and Microwave for guest use, High-speed Internet

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Relax on our front porch and enjoy our butterfly garden.

Check Dates


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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms will be held with credit cards or deposits received in the mail. Nothing will be charged to your card until checkin.
  • Cancellations: Please give us at least seven (7) days notice of cancellation. No charge for cancellations seven days prior to your stay. There is a $40 cancellation fee for less than seven-day notice. Please let us know if you will be arriving late. Cancellations after 4:00 p.m. day of arrival will be charged the full room rate.



Jeanne and Michael Goolsby

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

Dogs , Our dogs are outdoors.

About the innkeepers

Jeanne enjoys reading, gardening, crafts, and involvement with church youth groups and our Literacy Council. Michael is a computer systems professional by day, and also enjoys home renovation and helping around the house. Michael serves on our local school board and is also involved with our church. We both love to cook and host people in our home!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 or by arrangement
  • Serving Location: Front Porch, Breakfast/dining area, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Classic Omelet
Each breakfast starts with a yogurt, fruit and granola cup, followed by a main entree. All breakfasts include coffee, hot tea, and orange juice. Other beverages are available by arrangement. One of our most popular dishes is our bacon, cheddar, sauteed peppers and chives omelet, generously filled and expertly cooked. We serve it with scones or muffins and two kinds of fresh and delicious fruit.