5 su ottobre 04, 2017
While planning a trip to St. Louis, Missouri, I found the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn and based on the reviews decided that it would be the perfect place for a Mother, Daughter & Daughter, 4- night getaway. I could not have picked a better place to stay! It is 30 miles from St. Louis, and easy drive, next to the Mississippi River in the quaint and charming Village of Elsah, Illinois. What an amazing and comfortable place to stay! Upon our arrival we were warmly welcomed by the owner and innkeeper, Deborah. My mother stayed in the Garden Room. What a beautiful room. The bed was comfortable, there is a wardrobe to hang clothes, a clawfoot tub and a sitting area with a TV, recliner and a chase lounge large enough for 2 people. It was the perfect place for an evening movie. My sister and I stayed in the Gables, which has two separate beds. Both rooms were very comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated and we loved them! Every breakfast was absolutely delicious and on a few nights Deborah surprised us with a sweet treat! There are lots of tables and chairs outside where you can read, talk, play games and enjoy the surrounding. They have a firepit which can be lit each night is you wish to enjoy a campfire. My favorite spot was on the front porch of the gables, with a blanket, book and cup of coffee as the sunrise appeared. The dining room was great for board games. Deborah so nice and she is an amazing and awesome hostess! She made us feel like part of her family rather than a simple guest of tenant. Her main concern was that we were happy, and yes, we were very happy. I have been to many bed and breakfast places and this is one of the best! Whether you are going to visit St. Louis or looking for a nice relaxing vacation, this is the perfect place! I highly recommend the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn in Elsah, Illinois!!
5 su agosto 14, 2017
Owners are the best, nice area and great entertainment. Next time we will have Tim play for us and see if Deb can sing too! Our Wash Room was perfect, clean and so cute, we loved the extra things she did to make our Anniversary special.
3,8 su luglio 24, 2017
V ickie and I had a wonderful stay at the maple leaf and are going back in the fall or in the winter,wonderful host and a beautiful place to stay.
5 su maggio 05, 2017
Deb and Tim were outstanding and met our every need. They went above and beyond and made our weekend so very special. We will be back and The Wash House was perfect! Thank you Thank you Thank you
5 su aprile 30, 2017
We had another delightful stay at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. Set in the dear village of Elsah, across from the bluffs and near the Mississippi, this B&B is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. We woke to a lovely chorus of birds singing, caught a glimpse of deer that had come down for some breakfast while we ate ours, and drank in the aroma of the flowering trees on our walk through town. Deborah, the host, is so friendly. We enjoyed a relaxing chat with her around the fire in the evening. She is very attentive to the needs of her guests, serving up a delicious breakfast tailored to your dietary needs. And she's happy to share with you tips on local places to dine and visit. The rooms are charming. A frequent visitor, I've stayed in several of them, and each has its own personality. This time, I stayed in the Maples, a personal favourite, because of the beautiful garden outside the front door, but also had my first stay in the Buggy Shop. The Buggy Shop offered us a place to gather and spend family time together. I'm looking forward to checking out the newly renovated Wash House on another visit.
5 su aprile 28, 2017
We had another delightful stay at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. Set in the dear village of Elsah, across from the bluffs and near the Mississippi, this B&B is the perfect spot for a peaceful getaway. We woke to a lovely chorus of birds singing, caught a glimpse of deer that had come down for some breakfast while we ate ours, and drank in the aroma of the flowering trees on our walk through town. Deborah, the host, is so friendly. We enjoyed a relaxing chat with her around the fire in the evening. She is very attentive to the needs of her guests, serving up a delicious breakfast tailored to your dietary needs. And she's happy to share with you tips on local places to dine and visit. The rooms are charming. A frequent visitor, I've stayed in several of them, and each has its own personality. This time, I stayed in the Maples, a personal favourite, because of the beautiful garden outside the front door, but also had my first stay in the Buggy Shop. The Buggy Shop offered us a place to gather and spend family time together. I'm looking forward to checking out the newly renovated Wash House on another visit. Looking forward to my next stay.
5 su aprile 03, 2017
We have had the pleasure of visiting this lovely B&B many times over the years. It changed ownership several years ago and we a few weeks ago. It had always been our favorite place to escape life and return to the simpler joys of peaceful surroundings in a quaint, beautiful tiny town. We were so delighted to see and experience the reblooming of this beautiful retreat. The new owners have breathed new life and spirit into this charming retreat. Their love and zest for the town of Elsah created in us, a joy we had not experienced. They are truly amongst the the most delightful innkeepers we have encountered, on our many stays at B&B's across America. Elsah is a wonderful destination B&B, as well as a simple get away for those of us, lucky enough to live close by. It is a quaint town and has lovely areas to explore. We chose to visit a nearby winery, overlooking the great Mississippi River, with absolutely stunning views. We received a great dinner recommendation from the owner and enjoyed a great and casual meal, close by. The lovely touches they have made to the Inn make it ever so more special. The fire pit outside, with chairs is so welcoming. We were even brought popcorn and lemonade, as we sat outside. Fresh cookies in our room were wonderful. And breakfast was a delicious treat. The Innfulfilled and then exceeded our expectations. We are so pleased to know that the tradition and history of the Maple Leaf Inn continues and grows.
5 su marzo 28, 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. The room was clean and inviting. It was everything that we expected in a Bed and Breakfast. The service and breakfast were very good . All of this tucked into a small village that was quiet and cozy. The decorations were the final touch that completed an exceptional time..
5 su novembre 02, 2016
We stayed in the wash room, it's a stand alone building and it was very well decorated, as well as clean. The owner is the best, she goes above and beyond to make you feel at home, and you will.. If ever in the area again, I will definitely stay there again.. Thanks Deb, for a great stay, see ya again.. :)
4,2 su agosto 30, 2016
This is a wonderful B&B located close to Alton and Grafton. Elsah is a very cute village and the Maple House Cottage in fits right in. Deb was a wonderful hostess and made us feel at home. We would definitely stay here again when in the area.
5 su agosto 11, 2016
Take a trip back in time to the historical village of Elsah. I didn't have any idea that this place even existed. Not far from the river road, is a beautiful, quaint village where the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn resides. As you travel the peaceful roads lined with cobblestone homes, you immediately get caught up in the whimsy of the area. We were fortunate enough to stay in the "Buggy House". Deborah, who happens to probably be one of the kindest people I have ever met, gave us a full tour of our dwelling where buggies were once made and repaired. The once buggy house now serves as a quiet retreat with a babbling brook in the backyard. We traveled into Grafton to have dinner at the Grafton Oyster Bar (phenomenal) and returned to freshly picked flowers by the doorstep and enjoyed the most delicious marbled cake. There is a small general store in town with limited hours. They serve bottled sodas and featured many unique findings, including village souveniers. Deborah offered multiple times to get anything from the store that we needed. However, she thought of everything before we even arrived and we did not need a thing. The next morning, we drank freshly brewed coffee on our porch swing as we marveled at the well kept and overwhelming flower beds that surrounded the home. Later that morning, we were served the most amazing banana nut bread topped with cranberries and walnuts; a freshly chopped fruit salad (no out of the can fruit salad here!); sausage and bacon, and a variety of juices. We left knowing that we would make plans to come back again. I highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast. We comfortably fit three couples in the Buggy House.
5 su agosto 02, 2016
Our first time at a B&B, 3 day weekend. Deborah was super helpful in helping with scheduling. Our room was the Maples. The room was pretty, quiet, clean, and relaxing. Breakfasts exceeded expectations, something new every morning. Night-time gathering at the fire-pit with wine/dessert was really nice. A friendly and fantastic weekend. We will be back. Cheers to Deborah and Tim !!!!!
3,2 su luglio 05, 2016
A pretty, QUIET, and relaxing place to stay. Explore the tiny village by bike or walking. Deborah was very helpful in telling us things to do in the area.
5 su giugno 22, 2016
The owners have created an incredibly hospitable and comfortable place to stay. They are friendly and take great care of their guests. Breakfasts were well-prepared and service was awesome. We will stay again in the future. I highly recommend the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn! Sean
5 su giugno 12, 2016
We enjoyed our girlfriend get away in the lovely town of Elsah. Deborah was a wonderful hostess and I look forward to another visit.
5 su maggio 30, 2016
Highly recommended, relaxing stay. Great to come back to after sight seeing the area.
5 su aprile 24, 2016
The village of Elsah, Illinois is beautiful, quiet and accessible to the Mississippi River and a stone's throw from St. Louis. The Inn is lovely, the owners displaying the arms open hospitality you'd expect in the Deep South. The food excellent and ample and filled me up for the whole day. I even brought an incredible French toast recipe home with me. I will go back again.
5 su aprile 10, 2016
We have stayed in over 60 Bed and Breakfasts over the past 30 years, primarily in the Midwest. This is definitely in my top 3 favorites. I have stayed here 3 different times over the years. Deborah is absolutely gracious, accommodating, enthusiastic and welcoming as a newer hostess. The room was inviting, the welcome warm and genuine and the food delicious, including an evening snack and beautiful breakfast! If you desire an idyllic setting, peaceful surroundings, comfortable accommodations, visit Maple Leaf Cottage. You will make good memories, leave refreshed and look forward to returning.
4,6 su marzo 17, 2016
I was looking for a B&B near St. Louis (had an early flight) and found the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. It is a great place - the rooms are great, the house too. Deborah is a great innkeeper. She got a fire going outside int he fire-pit and I spent a lovely evening meeting new friends and sipping a bit of wine. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the breakfast was wonderful. I will stay again.
5 su marzo 03, 2016
Our stay couldn't have been better. We stayed in the Wash House and found the accommodation to be just what you are looking for in a B&B off the beaten track running along the Mississippi River. I found it astonishing the amount of effort the owners placed in to getting even the smallest details right. The owners are incredibly welcoming and friendly and the breakfast was amazing.
5 su febbraio 08, 2016
My sister, daughter, and I happened across Maple Leaf Cottage Inn back a couple of years ago, when it was up for sale. We're delighted to see what the new owners have done with it. It's just as warm and charming as Elsah is. My daughter, an aspiring artist, found lots to sketch in this quaint community and on the grounds of this delightful B&B. I found the room to be very comfortable, the evening snack and breakfast delicious, and Deborah, our hostess very friendly and accommodating. We look forward to visiting again.
5 su ottobre 27, 2015
We took a road trip on the Mississippi River road and this was the most charming - old fashioned B&B ever. Cannot say enuf about all the special touches from fire pit, surprise late nights dessert, to charming host. You felt you had known all your life. Will always remember Deb 7 Tim w/fond memories of their homey B&B & Immaculate!
5 su settembre 06, 2015
Excellent service! Beds were incredible. Food was delicious and plentiful. We will be back !!
Risposta del proprietario
Thank you so much for your feedback! It was a pleasure to have you and we hope you come back soon!
- Rob (innkeeper)
5 su agosto 12, 2011
My husband and I stayed on our first anniversary, and again on our 5th. We're planning our 3rd trip for our nineth anniversary in October. I can't say how much I loved it here!! The little town of Elsah is very quaint and beautiful. The rooms were clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed sitting out on the chairs in front of our room taking in all the beautiful leaves of the season. Breakfast was wonderful, and I felt we were treated very special each morning! Thank you Jerold for your great Bed and Breakfast!!
5 su marzo 28, 2010
what a wonderfully quaint place to stay...every cottage has it's own bath and is decorated perfectly!! Jerry made a delicious breakfast of pears,french toast, bacon, cooked apples, juice,coffee and tea.... the town is small enough for you to walk around and look at all the historic buildings and is close enough to Alton to spend the day looking thru all the antique shops...you must give Maple Leat Cottage Inn a try!! :O)