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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

12 Selma, Elsah, IL 62028
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Maple Leaf Cottage Inn for a much needed getaway and it was the perfect spot to relax. The property is absolutely charming. I stayed in The Wash House and it was adorable and the bed was very comfy. The gardens were beautiful. Breakfasts were big and delicious. Seriously - warm home-made cinnamon rolls from scratch! I intended... More 

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Springfield,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great new owners with several updates!! We were treated so kindly! Saturday night when we returned we had a warm dessert awaiting us. After speaking with Deb she informed us that there would be a fire in the fire pit shortly and to feel free kicking our feet up. She also offered us several movies to watch. Sunday morning we... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. So glad you had a good time. So much to do and so little time! I will start posting recipes for my guests' favorite breakfast meals served. I receive a lot of requests for my recipes -Toasted Coconut French Toast, "Good Mornin' Elsah" casserole, etc. A southerner at heart always loves to cook and serve... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked the entire cottage for 14 girls for my one of my best friend's bachelorette parties. Deborah was so helpful throughout the entire planning process, even offered to call other hotels/inns when we thought we had more people than would fit in her cottage. She was very accommodating to our tight schedule. The rooms were very comfortable, we had... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Thank you to all the ladies from this group that have written in the room journals and left positive comments in other social sites. Money can not buy that kind of advertising!!! About the cell phone issues ... I have just purchased a new media package to help correct the reception problems that we sometimes have in this area. Tucked... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My Bachelorette party booked up the entire property. The rooms were adorably and warmly furnished. The bed in the Garden Room is more comfortable than my own! Deborah went the extra mile to ensure our stay was wonderful: she left us a small gift, party favors, and even made up the chaise lounge in the Garden Room when an extra... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Having all you lovely and fun ladies was a pure joy. You all reminded me of my daughter's wedding and all the parties her girlfriends planned. I was honored you chose to come here. Maybe we will all be reunited with another pre-wedding event in the future. Be sure to post pics of your time here. Thanks. Deb More 

Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My husband and I stayed in the Garden Room and it was fabulous! It was quiet, comfortable, cozy with great décor. We both had a great night sleep both evenings and woke up to great breakfasts. In the evening, we sat on the screened-in front porch just chilling. The Innkeeper and interim Innkeeper were both delightful to talk to and... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Susan, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so happy you found Elsah to be as special as we do. Hurry back!!!! Fall will be here soon and the colors are exceptional. We can sit around the firepit for a relaxing evening and conversation. Hope you are having a good summer! Deborah More 

Carrollton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed in the Wash House to celebrate our 25th anniversary and it was perfect. We did not see any of the other rooms, but I would be delighted to stay in the Wash House again...I hope we don't wait another 25 years before we return to Elsah. Unfortunately we were only able to stay one night... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Your experience was with the previous owner, Mr. Taetz and his wonderful staff. I am pleased to share with you, as the new owner, we strive to provide the same comforts, beauty and peaceful environment as before. We have spared no expense or hard work in upgrading and restoring and I invite you to come back. Same charm ... Your... More 

Atlanta, GA USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

My sister's wedding party stayed here, and Michelle and the gang pulled out all the stops in ensuring everything went smoothly. Kudos, kudos, kudos! Situated in a quiet B&B area, the town of Elsah is almost like stepping back in time. A quaint, quiet place to unwind, relax and let the stress levels come down. We stayed in the Gables,... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Same charm, new owners. Please come again! More 

maryland
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28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I don't typically enjoy the bread and breakfast lodging format. As a frequent traveling, I want to get to my destination, do my job and get back home. I am one of those travelers who enjoys the relative anonymity of the Hilton or Marriott chains. However, I recently stayed in the Gables at the Maple Leaf cottages in Elsah, IL.... More 

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Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn, responded to this review

Come again for another 'enjoyable stay". A lot of improvements while keeping the charm ... Elsah awaits your return. Deborah More 

Alton, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

If you want to get away for a bit this is the place to go. The town is small old and quaint and reminds you of an old new England town and the Maple Leaf Cottages are quiet lovely old places the breakfasts are wonderful and the hills are just right for biking or the bluffs are great for hiking.... More 

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st louis
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

We have stayed at the Maple Leaf Inn approximately 12 times over the last 15 years. We have given gift certificates to the Inn as shower and wedding gifts. Every time we have visited the Inn we have exjoyed ourselves immensely. We have stayed in each of the rooms and really can not say that we love one room more... More 

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