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Historic Rose Hotel

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We're not bed-and-breakfast people. With the exception of the Inn at Antietam, which overlooks the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland, we've rarely stayed at one. But Rose Hotel in Elizabethtown, Illinois, is an exception. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, it was built in 1812 and began sheltering travelers the following year. Breakfast, lunch and dinner...

1Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 August 2016

My friends and I passed through Elizabethtown on our cross country bicycle trip and had planned on camping at the bed and breakfast for the night. Being that it was very hot and humid and the price for camping on the lawn was somewhat steep, we inquired about rooms and decided to treat ourselves for the night. We were so...

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Springfield, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We just got back and loved it. We were in the Manny room and the view front out porch was stunning. The town had a July 4th festival, we literally had fireworks out our front door. Amazing! Grocery store, restaurants, bars are all within walking distance. I would of given it a five star be we did not see any...

1Thank pippin404
Dixon, Illinois
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay here and will definitely be back again. Our room was clean, the hotel and surrounding area was quiet, and the view from the outside porch was fabulous. The price was very affordable for such a great place. The owners are very friendly and made us feel at home. Can't wait to visit again! :D

1Thank Jnet898
Parkville, Missouri, United States
Reviewed 5 June 2015

My husband and I went to Elizabethtown for a quick Memorial Day weekend getaway this year. The hotel was very nice and quiet. It has a beautiful view of the Ohio River with a gazebo you can sit in and enjoy the quiet. It is very close to the main restaurant in town. Our room was comfortable and clean. The...

1Thank Angie N
Reviewed 27 May 2015

We stayed here so we could be close to hiking trails in the Shawnee National Forest. This place is beautiful. We had rooms overlooking the river, we could hear the hum of the barges going past from the room, it was so close. Our kids, 8 and 12, enjoyed climbing on the rocks by the river. Little kids would need...

Thank Hoopyhelga
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 29 March 2015

We wanted to stay near the Shawnee forest and found this gorgeous piece of history on Trip Advisor. Sue, Bruce, Emily and Mallory were all very kind and helpful and keen to please. We were given our choice of rooms. As another review explains - the town has clearly undergone many financial hardships. Several buildings stand empty and derelict. I...

Thank Womble48
Reviewed 28 February 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Historic Rose Hotel in May, 2014. I was torn between staying here or at a B&B across the street. We ended up at the Rose Hotel, mostly because it is supposedly haunted! We were the only ones staying that evening and had our choice of rooms. We stayed in the McFarland Suite, which...

Thank njoytrips
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Grand Rose is something to see as the state has spared no expense in renovations and restoration details true to it's glory of yesteryear. The views from the front porch and gazebo to the Ohio river does not get any better. Emily the Inn Keeper is the hostess with the mostess and will share some great stories and historical...

Thank FoodLord
Waterloo, IL
Reviewed 19 October 2014

The hotel was built in 1812 and originally served as a tavern on the river for pioneers traveling on the river. This is the oldest operating hotel in Illinois. The hotel faces the river and is set in the middle of a very small town (Elizabethtown)....a very quaint setting. My husband and I stayed elsewhere but we made the decision...

3Thank Terri D

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Historic Rose Hotel Bed & Breakfast sits on a bluff overlooking the Majestic Ohio River located in Elizabethtown, IL. Come join us at the 200+ year old hotel for a memorable experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Historic Rose Hotel

Address: 195 S. Main Street, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Region: United States > Illinois > Elizabethtown
Number of rooms: 5
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“Book the Manny room and enjoy the view of the Ohio River from the front porch”
866TaylorB, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a river view!”
Hoopyhelga, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“We had a room upstairs with a verandah outside to watch the sunrise / sunset and river traffic. The heating / AC is VERY loud but is easily turned on and off with wall controls.”
  • This seating area is available for guests
  • If you like ghosts - be prepared. We caught this in the Elizabeth Room
Womble48, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Like ghosts.”
FoodLord, 2 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Several of the rooms have wonderful river views so be sure and ask if that's what you want.”
VickiM_11, 2 Sep 2014 | Read review
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