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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent our anniversary weekend at the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. We stayed in the Gables room which was very clean and comfortable! There is a lot to do in the area and we had a great time. The inn offers free bike rentals, movies and a fire pit. Deborah and her husband took very good care... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the instant that we arrived, the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn and its proprietor/hostess/resident mom, Deborah, charmed us to no end. The room was spacious, well-stocked, beautifully decorated in shabby chic cottage decor, and, as our daughters would put it, "cozy." Elsah and its neighbors, Grafton and Alton, gave us plenty of entertainment options without having to stray too far... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time I have been to a bed and breakfast, and it has convinced me to never stay in a hotel again. Our host was the utmost attentive and even helped us to acquire reservations for dinner. I know that hotels do the same. But it just feels different when you are welcomed into someone's home. Not... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words. I appreciate you taking the time to write this wonderful review. Having you stay with us was our pleasure! Hurry back ... Deb More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

This couple makes your stay so nice-they are both great cooks & Deborah adds so many little personal touches to make you feel welcome. Breakfast was just wonderful from the beautiful fresh fruit to the scrambled eggs & cinnamon rolls. Mom & I look forward to visiting again & staying in one of the other beautiful rooms. If you want... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind review. I agree, the Maples or the Gables guest rooms are better suited for two people sleeping in separate beds. When you return, we will make sure we reserve a room with two queen beds. Sincerely, Deborah More 

Columbia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

We got there 30 minutes early because it was 102 degrees outside and were welcomed warmly by Deborah and shown to our cool room. We stayed in the Garden room and it was impeccably decorated and clean. We were offered a snack(not shown in brochure) by Deborah and it fit the bill. The soaking tub was put to immediate use.... More 

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

Janette, thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review. The pleasure was all mine ... I hope you remember us at next year's Tug Boat Festival and stay with us again. Sincerely, Deborah More 

Broadview Heights, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We were traveling to St. Louis with our grandchildren, ages 10 and 13 and wanted some place outside the hot city to come back to after touring the sites. We stayed 3 nights at this lovely, relaxing Inn. We visited the Gateway Arch, Mississippi Riverboat Tour, City Museum, Laumeier Sculpture Park and the St. Louis Zoo. Rob, out host, could... More 

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

I am thrilled you had a wonderful experience in Elsah and at our bed and breakfast. I am the owner/innkeeper (Deborah) and was out of town during your stay; Rob and I stayed in touch and he kept me informed about the storm and electric outage. Rob is an excellent employee and trusted friend that has instilled confidence that he... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Cottage Wash House. It was a cute and cozy 1 bedroom with a lot of antique laundry memorabilia. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast both days was fantastic and our host, Rob, was exceptional! Gail and Dave Clodfelter Spfld., IL

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

Gail and Dave, thank you for writing your kind review. I was out of town and unable to meet you in person but very happy that you enjoyed your stay. Rob is a very trusted employee and friend. The Wash House is the oldest building on the property dating back to the mid 1800s. It was once the summer kitchen... More 

St Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit to the Village of Elsah and our stay at Maple Leaf Cottage. We stayed in the Wash House. The bed was comfortable. The room had everything we needed - including hair dryer! The fridge had soda and water stocked for our use. Deb & Tim had a fire pit going in the evening where we... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to share your experience and special memories made at our bed and breakfast ... the details of your review are impressive. I believe "quaint little village" is a wonderful way to describe Elsah. Peace resides here. We are thrilled you came and please hurry back! Sincerely, Tim and Deb More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Loved this little gem! Already rebooked for Fall. This couple is passionate about their business and it shows. The little extras like key lime pie in room before bed, fire pit for those who wanted to visit and great home made breakfast.

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

Thank you for your lovely comments. We will be waiting for you in the Fall - until then, have a great summer! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Not only is the site very restful, the innkeeper went out of her way to make sure our stay was outstanding! The room was well appointed and comfortable. Down the road there is a lot to do and some excellent wineries. This was a retirement party for a friend, and it was the perfect selection for us.

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

Ladies, the pleasure was all ours. We just need to get all of you retired so you can stay longer! Look forward to seeing you again! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

Address: 12 Selma St., Elsah, IL 62028
Location: United States > Illinois > Elsah
Price Range: $131 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Maple Leaf Cottage Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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