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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Maple Leaf Cottage Inn has been a beacon for the history and natural splendor that is Elsah, Illinois. We are nestled between the bluffs on the Mississippi River, just a short drive from Alton and Grafton, Illinois. Whether you are looking for a quiet place to relax or a unique setting for that special occasion, the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn stands out as a first choice for making memories that last a lifetime. We look forward to having you as our guest!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
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I can’t say enough how awesome this place is. We were welcomed with excellent cookies! I loved the warm and family atmosphere.. the cottages are very clean and everything you need.. we had a nice time around the fire.. to finish the weekend a awesome breakfast!! We can’t wait
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We stayed one night and were treated like extra special out of town guests - Elsah is a truly special place and Maple Leaf is gorgeous. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting to Deb the host and she truly went over and above to make our stay the best it could be (going as far as driving
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Accommodations were fantastic, quaint and friendly village nestled in the Bluffs of the great river road. Definitely a must visit for a relaxing and refreshing time. Maple leaf cottage is the way to go....
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Sitting on the bluff in Elsah, watching the river from above, one feels removed from the bustle of the everyday. Worries fade, thoughts settle, and the mind grows present. All of this is facilitated by the golden innkeeper: Debra. She is sweet, loving, and hospitable. She has
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Response from Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
Responded May 25, 2018
Dan, you are a wonderful human and a beautiful person ... I enjoyed your stay here, especially our conversation with your friends from Washington University sitting around the fire in the evening. You give us great hope for the future - you are doing amazing work trying to bring peace into communities. Keep up the great work and stay in touch. Sincerely, Deboah
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We received a certificate for an overnight here as a Christmas gift. What a delightful place! We stayed in the Washhouse, which was decorated with antique laundry items. Very cute. Breakfast was great and the hosts are lovely people. Very quiet town. Good for a relaxing
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Response from Deborah S, Owner at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
Responded May 25, 2018
Thank you so much! I am so pleased you received a gift certificate to our bed and breakfast - when we have so many 'things', a gift of peace and quiet in Elsah is the perfect place for making new memories. Please come again. Sincerely, Deborah
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We normally do not allow animals but I have made an accept ion once. It is a case by case issue and we would have to talk about the conditions and so forth. Secondly, about using my kitchen for cooking, that is also something we would have to talk about. It is an insurance/liability issue. You would be more than welcome to prepare dishes in the dining room and if I am present, I would be happy to bake it for you. I'm not sure what my schedule will be that far in advance. We can discuss this in greater details. I would love to be your 'home away from home' during the holidays. I had two families last year and it was so much fun. For a week long visit using two guest rooms or more, I would gladly provide a discount. I hope the information was helpful in your decision making. Thank you for writing. Deborah, owner and innkeeperg
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"Wash Room clean and quiet."
"Talk to Deb about your requirements, she will steer you in the right direction."
"Every room is an oasis in itself....all guests were eager to show off their rooms to each other."
"The Wash House and the Buggy House will provide the most privacy."
"We only saw one room."
$143 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisElsah
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