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Green Tree Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Elsah B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This B & B is a delightful gem, all decorated for the Christmas Holiday. Elsah is a village a National Historic Landmark just off the Great River Road and a short walk to the Mississippi. We found our room #1 immaculate and cozy. Connie and Gary welcomed us to their establishment with fresh cookies. Breakfast was wonderful as well. We definitely would recommend this stylish place to the most discriminating traveler without hesitation, be it a couple, family or groups.

Room Tip: There are several rooms on the ground level that would accomodate the handicapped.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Connie D, Owner at Green Tree Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2013

Thank you so much for the kind words. Gary and I are so fortunate to living our dream of owning a Bed & Breakfast and getting to meet so many wonderful folks. We will look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Connie and Gary are #1 Inn Keepers!! They make you feel so comfortable and treat you like family, but never let you lift a finger! :) Food was cooked in down home deliciousness, every room was immaculate and soothing and walking and exploring the community of the historical little village of Elsah is truly a joy! This is the best bed and breakfast I have ever been in and do plan to go back. They are planning a Honeymoon Suite in an adjacent on site building and wow, sure wish I was young again! I know it's going to be created with love and style!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 27, 2013

Husband and I had a wonderful experience and delightful stay for our mini fall vacation. We stayed 2 nights here, room was clean, cozy and comfortable, food was delicious and filling, loved the evening snacks. Will definitely plan to go back at some point.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Connie our host made our stay at the Green Tree a delight. Immaculate room with a delicious breakfast. Elsah established in the 1840's is rich in history. A drive through Principa College is worthwhile offering a stunning view of the Mississippi. Connie even opened up the museum in town for a private tour. You will enjoy you stay at the Green Tree in Elsah.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

We really enjoyed our time in Elsah/Grafton. The best part was where we stayed. The room we stayed in was outstanding. The Inn is kept neat and they enjoy antiquing and have several interesting pieces that I never had seen before. Very,Very good breakfast and the afternoon cookies/cakes were greatly appreciated. I would recommend this to anyone that is planning trip down the Mississippi /Illinois/Missouri rivers.. You couldn't have better owners than Connie and Gary. And you must pet Elsie (not sure of spelling) the cat...

Room Tip: We stayed in the hummingbird room however all of the rooms are outstanding.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We stayed one night at Green Tea Inn and everything was special from the room equipped with all and more than we needed, fresh baked chocolate cake on arrival, beautiful home cooked breakfast and wonderful hospitality. Connie and Gary have a hidden gem in this beautiful place and we will be recommending a stay here to all our friends in Australia if they ever come this way. The highlight of our visit to the US to date.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

This was our 2nd stay at the Green Tree Inn. It is now one of our favorites when we would like to get away but not travel too far from home. The Inn is located in historic Elsah which is a small but quaint village. My wife and I had such a quiet peaceful get-away and we really enjoyed our stay. Once again, Connie prepared a delicious breakfast and you will not walk away hungry. I'm looking forward to our next visit.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Humming Bird room this time, very bright and colorful. My wife loved it. It also...
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Green Tree Inn

Address: 15 Mill St, Elsah, IL 62028
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Location: United States > Illinois > Elsah
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elsah
Price Range: $153 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Green Tree Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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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