Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

Our bed and breakfast is located in the historic Village of Elsah, Illinois.  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.  Unique rooms with comfortable beds. Outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor.  We received the 2016 People's Choice Award for Best Overnight Stay and selected as one of the Top 25 Most Romantic Getaways in the state of Illinois.  

All our rooms have a private entrance and bath.  You'll find all the creature comforts you would expect from a turn of the century inn.  Truly your home away from home.


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Latitude: 38.954364 Longitude: -90.361559 Elevation: 463 ft
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Deborah Smith


Bed and Breakfast Style

Southern style, home-cooked hot breakfast.  Start your morning with a cup of coffee, tea or juice.  Fresh fruit and a plate full of deliciousness awaits...Whether it is our special French Toast or our Country Breakfast ... you'll leave full and satisfied!

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Range of Rates

$99.00 to $159.00

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Eco-Friendly Notes

We recycle.  We reuse/repurpose where we can and do our best to live a "Waste Not, Want Not" lifestyle.  Our gardens are maintained with organic soil and pest treatments. We use bio-degradable and eco-friendly cleaning products and detergents to reduce our impact on the environment.

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

Tim and Deborah Smith own the Maple Leaf and continue the tradition of welcoming guests to Elsah as has been done here since 1949.

Accessibility Notes

We are not wheelchair accessible.  All rooms have at least one step.  We provide personal assistance to those who have mobility challenges and provide in-room safety equipment upon request.

Pet Friendly Notes

Service animals allowed.

Seasons Open

Open year round.

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