This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was wonderful. My fiancé and I have driven through Elsah many times and always wanted to stay here. We looked up the Green Tree Inn online and the pics were accurate portrayals of the inn.
When we arrived, we were welcomed with fresh baked cookies and warm smiles. The owners gave us a tour and made us feel welcome and at home. They had brochures of things to do and places to eat in nearby Grafton.
The bed we slept in was incredibly comfortable, and the room was nice and cozy. The owners keep the common area refrigerator stocked with soda and water, so we had plenty of refreshments to keep us satisfied. Also, having access to the common area all night was nice. We brought a bottle of wine back from the Grafton winery and used the wine glasses and corkscrew in the kitchen of the common area.
The breakfast the next morning was delicious and there was plenty of it! There were poached pears, which I had never heard of before, but absolutely loved! Then we had sausage links and blueberry-pineapple pancakes. I don't normally like pineapple but this combination was quite delicious! We enjoyed talking with the owners, who recently took over this b&b last June or July. They are doing an excellent job! We definitely plan on coming back and taking advantage of the bicycles they have for guests and riding along the bike trails on the Illinois River Road.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience the peacefulness of Green Tree Inn Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of historic Elsah, IL. The entire village of Elsah is on the Historic Register. Enjoy our graciously appointed guests rooms, each with a private bath. Each room is uniquely decorated. Guests are served homemade afternoon snacks each day. Breakfast is home-cooked and is a special time when new acquaintances become old friends over a good cup of coffee and great conversations. Elsah is set in a valley along the Mississippi River located just 4 miles from Grafton and 10 miles from Alton. It is a great place to rest and relax, but if you are looking for things to do there are many intriguing local attractions nearby. Guests have access to a full kitchen, a common area (stocked with water, soda, tea and coffee), a garden as well as a screened in porch. Guests are provided access to the free use of bicycles. Free WiFi and parking is available. Share our secret - Escape to Elsah. ... more less
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