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“The view and the mansion!”
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River Rose Inn B&B
Reviewed 6 June 2013

We had the Rose Room at this lovely B & B. This room has a door into the garden where you can sit in the shade or in the sun and watch ships passing slowly on the mighty Ohio River. Great! There is also a swimming pool and a hot tub in the large garden. The room was very nice, the Quen bed average. Bruce gave us a warm welcome. We had bad luck, there was no breakfast because his wife Sue (Bruce cannot cook) had to go to her family for an urgent matter. We got a rebate on the room rate and had a good breakfast in a new restaurant, 2 min. walk. The E-Restaurant on a boat at the quai was very nice because of this unique location.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 July 2012

We usually don't stay in B&B's, lodging is very limited in the Cave-in-Rock, IL area so chose the River Rose because of the location on the Ohio River and stayed 7-16-2012. Sue and Rosie (cute little dog) greeted us, made us feel like we were family and even let us put our Harley in the garage overnight. It's a wonderful historic house, very clean with lots of updates. We chose the Rose Room because it was on ground floor with private entrance (opened to small patio sitting area and close to pool and hot tub) and views of the river. We enjoyed dinner at the E-Town Restaurant with family, then sit on the patio under a large Magnolia tree (was told oldest in IL) for a night cap watching the peaceful flow of the river. Sue suggested we open the windows for the gentle breeze, but temperatures were in the high '90's so wanted the AC. Breakfast the next morning was served on dishes that seemed like they came from my grandmother's china cabinet, mixed fruit, breakfast casserole, bacon and 3 pieces of french bread toast to sample the 3 kinds of home-made jam. Sue and Bruce are super hosts and we will stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2012

We were doing volunteer work in the National Forest and happened to find this WONDERFUL B-n-B. EXCELLENT food, wonderful hospitality, and Sue and Bruce made our stay easy as our hours were "strange" due to the work in the forest. We look forward to staying there again when we will be able to relax and enjoy the property and tour the area!

Room Tip: We stayed in the cottage because we were filthy and didn't want to tramp through the house. Alt...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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3  Thank SicilianAuntie
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Reviewed 17 March 2012

Southern Illinois may not be on many people's radar, yet this is a rather unique region, where Eastern & Western, Northern & Southern meet in a unique confluence of natural & climatic way. The River Rose Inn, a Bed & Breakfast in Elizabethtown (pop. 350) is a stately, turn-of-the-20th-century mansion with attentive and friendly owners, lovely rooms with whirlpool baths, tasteful furnishings, and a lovely view upon the Ohio River flowing stately just a few feet away.
Moreover, the food is incredibly good. Sue will cook not only fantastic breakfasts with a touch of class (Scotch Eggs, anyone?) and always fresh fruit, but also (if requested in advance) a four-course dinners that will fill your belly and make you wish for more.
Oh, and there is also a hot tub outside with view of the sunset beyond the river, and a pool in season. And a very friendly little doggy.
Sue & Bruce are ready to welcome you... and you can BYOB for dinners!
A winner in all categories: hospitality, comfort, location, amenities, food, and... friendship. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Scarlet Room, which has a private balcony (large enough to do morning yoga) with a...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

My husband and I stayed here the last 2 nights. We had the River Rose Inn and the hotel across the street booked for a family reunion. Everyone was more than happy. Sue, Bruce, Uncle Ralph and Aunt Sharon were wonderful. Hopefully we'll be back! Loved it!

Room Tip: The Magnolia Cottage outback is very private!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

I recommend this lovely B&B. Very accomodating and comfortable. Clean and fresh in a stately old very big estate-like house. Gorgeous views from several porches and verandas. The pool is an extra treat--and the Margaritas were unexpected. I would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank coldwoman
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Reviewed 16 March 2011

My husband and I drove 14 hours from Washington DC to check the River Rose Inn out as a possible venue for our son's wedding in September. Our hosts, Sue, Bruce and little dog Rosie welcomed us with enthusiasm. Breakfast is delicious. Sue even offered to cater the rehearsal dinner. The house, grounds and view are all marvelous. After the wedding, we envision many more vacations in this lovely spot.

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Additional Information about River Rose Inn B&B

Address: 178 S. Main Street, P.O. Box 78, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Region: United States > Illinois > Elizabethtown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Elizabethtown
Price Range: £45 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — River Rose Inn B&B 2*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This Magnificent Southern Mansion is nestled in the picturesque river town of Elizabethtown, IL situated on the banks of the Majestic Ohio River. You are invited to join us at our bed & brreakfast for a memorable expierience that will take you back in time... ... more   less 
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