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Poway, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time I had ever stayed in a Bed and Breakfast in the United States. Deb was so welcoming and accommodating. She made us feel like part of the family. It felt like home while we were visiting the area and moving my son into college. She gave us directions and a map to help us find...

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

Wendy, it was an absolute pleasure to bake the chocolate chip birthday cookies for your son. I am always just a phone call away ... don't hesitate to call again. Until we see each other again, take care and thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review. Sincerely, Deborah

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved staying here. We arrived late and the owner Deb waited up for us and showed us the room. She went out of her way to try to accommodate our vegan diet. We enjoyed meeting other guests around the breakfast table! The beds were good and we could pick a firm or more plush bed in our room. Very...

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

My sweet Dutch guests ... thank you for your thoughtful review! I regretted not being able to properly thank you and telling you good bye due to our haste getting to our granddaughter's birthday party. I was happily surprised to see your review and now able to tell you how much we enjoyed you staying with us. I do hope...

Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to a bed and breakfast. I have to say that I was truly taken by surprise about how welcoming Deb was upon arrival. We walked on the porch and she waved us right in. Introduced herself and immediately showed us our room. It was a nice touch that our door had our names written on...

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! It is easy to welcome such nice people ... thank you for taking the time to share with me and others your experience. I agree with you, Elsah is an amazing small river town. So peaceful with all the nature surrounding you.... hurry back! Sincerely, Deborah

Exeter, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay at Maple Leaf Cottage Inn was a magical experience. Deborah and Tim welcomed us like family and made us feel so special. The hospitality is perfection, with delicious full breakfast and unexpected treats, you'll never want to leave. The setting is serene and charming, with so much to see and do close by, yet return at night to...

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

Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here. Tim and I delight in talking with our guests around the fire ... the stories and laughter are music to our ears. When this spills over to breakfast ... its the best! It was our pleasure having you stay with us ... please hurry...

Saint Charles, Missouri
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We didn't know what to expect. Deb showed us to o our room personally. The breakfast was amazing more than you can eat. There are so many small details in the he decor. We stayed in the Maples room and it felt very homey. Just loved sitting by the bond fire in the evening, very relaxing. It really felt like...

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

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. I am so glad you felt like family ... that is how we feel as well. My favorite times are the conversations around the fire pit and dining room during breakfast. Hearing our guests laugh and share their life stories is the best! Thank you for being part of those memories. I...

Reviewed 26 September 2016

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...

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

Shimira, thank you so much for such a kind and thoughtful review. We are always so happy to help our guests with recommendations ... so glad you were pleased with our suggestion. Hurry back ... the Fall weather is here - cooler nights around the fire pit and the leaves are already changing. Sincerely, Deborah

Reviewed 23 September 2016

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...

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

Katie and Hunter .... wow! Amazing and delightful review; Many thanks! You are such a cute couple and I am so happy you found our bed and breakfast such a relaxing retreat. It was amazing how small our world is ... Finding out how many family members we both know was so interesting. My sons both say you are the...

Reviewed 18 September 2016 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...

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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

Reviewed 9 August 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...

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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

Columbia, Illinois
Reviewed 30 July 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....

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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

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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
Region: United States > Illinois > Elsah
Price Range: $176 - $207 (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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“The have single and double bed rooms so it is nice for birthdays, weddings or just a romantic getaway for two.”
 of 5 bubbles shamirau, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Attic room is fun for kids or a couple, but for views & space choose a ground room”
 of 5 bubbles 152gailp, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Most rooms are for 2 guests, but they offer a buggy house for 6+.”
 of 5 bubbles 439janettes, 29 Jul 2016 | Read review
“all are lovely and different.”
 of 5 bubbles RobinLRogers, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are quiet! The Maples and Gables rooms have an excellent courtyard area.”
 of 5 bubbles Y2304HJpatriciat, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
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