Rockcliffe Mansion

1000 Bird Street , Hannibal, MO 63401 USA (Show map)


Rockcliffe Mansion is a massive historic Gilded-Age Grand Residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places overlooking the Mississippi River and the Town of Hannibal, MO. It was built between 1898 and 1900 by lumber baron John J. Cruikshank, Jr. Most of the original family antique furnishings and fixtures are preserved. The Mansion is filled with rich Mahogany, Oak and Walnut woodwork, ten grand fireplaces, magnificent Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass windows, and the finest interior decorations from America and Europe. It has been featured in both movies and TV programs. The Mansion is an historic house museum offerng guided tours daily. Boutique Bed & Breakfast accomodations are also available. Season: March 15th through November 15th. TO MAKE RESERVATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Historic B&B

5 on August 22, 2017

My wife and I stayed there one night following our wedding and were blown away by the decor and original pieces in the house, including furniture, light fixtures, wallpaper, books, among many others. The knowledge of our hosts combined with the atmosphere of the historic mansion was awe-inspiring. The room was spacious, comfortable, and affordable when counting all the extra benefits like the guided tour and wine and cheese tasting. We will be returning to the Rockcliffe for sure!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We enjoyed your visit.

- Juan (innkeeper)

The best B&B experience of our lives

5 on May 13, 2017

Rockcliffe Mansion is an extraordinary Greek Revival mansion, filled with Tiffany windows and lamps, most of the excellent furnishings original to the house. And it was very comfortable as well, comfortable bed and temperature, and the sunflower showerhead rivals any modern shower. The reason for this, and the best part of the experience were the unrivaled hosts, Warren and Juan. They anticipated all needs and comforts. And they were generous with their time, giving us a personal tour, and joining us for the whole delightful wine and cheese service on the grand porch overlooking the Mississippi. They are justifiably proud of the painstaking restoration they've undertaken, chasing missing original pieces countrywide, and full of knowledge (and humor) about the grand Mansion. They served an outstanding multiple course breakfast too. We could not have enjoyed this more, and eagerly look forward to our return.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful experience at Rockcliffe Mansion

- Juan (innkeeper)

Amazing getaway

5 on May 22, 2016

this was the 2nd stay for myself and my husband. Such a relaxing place to be. The mansion is just amazing and so beautiful, and I love that you are sleeping in a museum. Our hosts are so gracious and make everyone feel welcome. To learn the history of this mansion just adds to the enjoyment. Their tour is a must. There are so many things to do close by and then to come back here and just relax on the porch and see the view is just breathtaking. Highly recommended

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay in the Mansion

- Juan Ruiuz (innkeeper)

Astonishing Rockcliffe Mansion

5 on August 22, 2015

This is the premier attraction in Hannibal, even thought the Mark Twain home is wonderful. The owners of this fully restored lumber baron's enormous home are gracious hosts and excellent guides. They are restoring the many ornate rooms with original furniture and there are Tiffany chandeliers and windows to amaze. The room was huge and comfortable and the breakfast gourmet and perfectly served.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you very much for your review.

- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

Night with dear friends

4.8 on May 19, 2015

The Rockcliffe Mansion was a charming bed and breakfast. The proprietor, Juan was an amazing host

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review.

- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

Unique and outstanding in every way!

5 on April 20, 2015

Rockcliffe Mansion is not your everyday B&B, so expect to be awed. The mansion is meticulously preserved and has the authentic air of an early 20th century post-Victorian home. The pictures don't tell the whole story, because you can't see the grandeur and get a sense of the atmosphere, especially in the evening. My husband and I stayed there for our anniversary and loved every moment. Our room was most comfortable, as was the bathroom. Breakfast--in the regal family dining room--was delicious. The hosts, Juan and Warren, were most gracious and very informative about the history of the mansion (which they have been researching for a long time now), and saw to it that we had everything we needed. Thank you! This is one place we will definitely return to.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for this spectacular review! We both very much enjoyed meeting, getting to know you, and having you as a guest at the Mansion. We're pleased that you enjoyed staying in the Golden Chamber, accompanied by its recently restored to original condition bathroom in the former servant's quarters on the 3rd floor. It is very special to us to have guests, such as you, as interested in history as we are, and appreciate the restoration efforts underway. Also, thank you for pointing out that the Mansion takes on a different and unique atmosphere when lit at night by the original electric and gas combination light fixtures - we never thought of that before, but its very true. We hope to see you again soon. Warren & Juan

- Juan Ruiz, General Manager (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B.

5 on November 13, 2014

We have stayed at many B&B's, but this is one of the best. We would recommend it to anyone wanting a wonderful experience.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review. And thank you for all your recommendations!!!!

- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

Pampered at the Mansion

5 on November 10, 2014

After taking the tour at Rockcliffe Mansion, we were one of the lucky couples spending the night in this beautiful home. The complimentary cheese & wine was welcomed after several trips upstairs & down (we stayed on the 3rd floor). We were invited to look around the house, after hours, and enjoyed the peace & quiet of this lovely, historic gem. We slept so well we are not able to report on any rumors of ghosts. Breakfast was a delight, more than we could eat; conversation was engaging as our host joined us and told more of the history, past & more recent, of this magnificent estate. Juan: thank you! Thank you for sharing your home and your dream of restoring this Gracious Lady.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us!!!!!

- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

Elegant Bed & Breakfast

4.6 on October 22, 2014

It was beautiful room with an elegant atmosphere. The breakfast was wonderful and the service was more than expected.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your review.

- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

Our stay at Rockcliffe

5 on October 22, 2014


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- Juan Ruiz (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

The Servants Quarters

Comfortable room with private bath - located in the original servants' quarters - furnished with a full size antique bed of historic provenance, and an original in-room J.L.Mott Iron Works two-legged china sink. Completely restored to original private bath, conveniently located directly adjacent to (outside) the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $159 - $159

Gladys Chamber

Large 2nd Floor Chamber with comfortable antique Full-size Half-Tester bed; fireplace; spectacular view of the Mississippi River; cozy and quiet. PAIR WITH JOSEPHINE'S CHAMBER TO CREATE THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER SUITE.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

The Governess' Quarters

Cozy chamber with phenomenal view. This lovely bedroom is furnished with a beautiful Victorian bedroom set (Queen size), antique Persian carpets, original brass light fixture and other antiques. Completely restored to period private bath conveniently located just outside the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Mississippi River Suite

A fabulous suite of Chambers furnished with original antiques; comfortable Full-size beds with featherbedding; spectacular view of the Mississippi River and the historic town of Hannibal; original 1900's shared bathroom with all original working fixtures; cozy and comfortable.

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

Nightly Rate: $349 - $349

Mr. Cruikshank's Chamber

This chamber - Mr. Cruikshank's Master bedroom - is furnished with a beautiful full Tester bed original (full size bed) to the Mansion, attributed to American furniture maker P. Mallard, antique Persian carpet, and other antique furniture. The chamber also features an original tile fireplace and original brass electric light fixture. Private bath - the Mansion's original Master Bath - outfitted with original J.L. Mott fixtures, including ceramic Roman tub, china sink, and high-tank pull-chain china toilet

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

Nightly Rate: $259 - $259

Anne Louise's Chamber

The brightest and biggest chamber in the Mansion. This chamber - Mrs. Cruikshank's bedroom - is furnished with a beautiful queen size antique half-Tester Bed, antique Persian carpet, other antique furnishings, and original brass electric lighting fixture. The chamber also features an original Delph tile fireplace. The private bathroom is outfitted with original J.L Mott fixtures, including ceramic Roman tub, high-tank pull-chain china toilet and sink, as well as a very unusual Sitz bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $269 - $269

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Location Type

Historic Small Town, Small town, Village, Wine country


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 99 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Mark Twain Cave, Historic House Museums, Historic Trolley Tours, Mississippi River Boat Cruise, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Desk, Internet Service, Piano, Private entrance, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Fireplace, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No Absolutely smoke free!
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Discuss with innkeeper at reservation request time!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Absolutely pet free!
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Secure with credit card at time of reservation request.
  • Cancellations: Our cancellation policy is as follows: Cancellations made at least 15 days in advance of scheduled arrivals will be refunded, less a $35 handling fee per room. For cancellations made LESS THAN 15 days in advance, a full refund will be provided less a $35 handling fee per room, PROVIDING WE CAN REBOOK YOUR ROOM TO ANOTHER GUEST. CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE DONE VIA E-MAIL, OR BY SPEAKING WITH THE B&;B MANAGER IN PERSON (573-221-4140). CANCELLATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED BY VOICEMAIL.
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Juan J Ruiz-Bello, Manager

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

None and No

About the innkeepers

Historic Preservation; Hiking and Backpacking; Art; Literature

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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

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