[Photo] The River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast, a romantic getaway on the Ohio River at 178 S. Main in Elizabethtown, Illinois.
Welcome to our Greek Revival Mansion nestled on the banks of the beautiful, historic Ohio River by the Shawnee National Forest. We invite you to join us at our riverside inn and cottage for a memorable experience that will last a lifetime...Sue Hemphill, Innkeeper

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Description/History * Amenities * Accommodations
Specials * Local Attractions * Our Guest Policy * Contact Us
* Business Opportunity

[graphic] Description and history of the River Rose Inn.

Built in 1914 in a picturesque rivertown, the River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast is unique and gracious with spectacular views of the dazzling Ohio River. This was the lovely historic home of Ed Wall, a direct descendant of James McFarlan, who founded and named the town after his wife, Elizabeth in 1812.

At the River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast, we offer luxurious accommodations and our gourmet breakfasts are served in the formal dining room. Inside the inn you may relax in the formal living room or the cozy parlor on the second floor. Our wraparound mosaic tile porch provides the perfect excuse to watch the paddle wheelers and barges meander by or simply delight in the morning and evening breezes under the Magnolia Tree.

Treat yourself to an invigorating swim in our large inground swimming pool or pamper yourself with hydrotherapy in our outdoor private Jacuzzi Spa overlooking the river. (Seasonal)

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[graphic] A list of amenities offered to guests of the inn by the River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Download our printable brochure
as a .pdf file (677 kb).

[Graphic] Link to the River Rose Inn brochure.
* Panoramic riverfront setting
* Whirlpool tubs for 2
* Cozy fireplaces
* Private balconies/decks
* Private entrances
* Massage therapy available in the privacy of your room
* Fridge/coffeemaker/microwave
* Satellite TV and DVD player (Bring your own movies)
* Riverside inground swimming pool (Seasonal)
* Riverside Jacuzzi Spa (Seasonal)
* On-site management 24 hours/7days
* State Inspected Facility
* Certified Food Service Permit
* Delightful, hot and hearty homemade breakfasts
   featuring Sue's signature dishes

* Valentine's Package
* Hunter's Package
* Gift certificates available

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[graphic] Accommodations offered to guests of the inn by the River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast.

[graphic] Roses. Furnished in antiques, the guest rooms inside the inn include satellite TV/DVD player (bring your own movies), a queen-size bed, a private bath, and a dazzling view of the river. Our Magnolia cottage is nestled under the ancient pecan tree behind the inn, and offers a cozy living room and kitchenette. All rates are based on a per-night, double occupancy including our hot and hearty homemade breakfasts featuring Sue's signature dishes.
Click on links below to see more room photos.


The Eagle's Nest ..................................
A delightful room with a four poster queen bed, tub and shower and a partial view of the river.

The Rose Room ....................................
A quaint room on the main floor with a single whirlpool tub, private entrance and private deck overlooking the river.

The Quilt Room .................................
A cozy room with a whirlpool tub for two and a private balcony with a gorgeous view that overlooks the river.

The Captain's Quarters .........................
A magnificent room with a whirlpool tub for two, fireplace and a view of the river.

The Magnolia Cottage ...........................
A romantic cottage with a whirlpool tub for two, a gas-log fireplace, and a private porch that overlooks the river.
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[graphic] Roses.
[graphic] Special reservation packages offered by the River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Valentine Package
First night full price, second night 30% discount plus a special Valentine treat.
Hunter's Package
Bed and supper.
Wedding Package
Let us help you to make your wedding day especially memorable.
Call or e-mail the River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast for more details.

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[graphic] Local attractions. Many visitor opportunities within easy reach for guest of the River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast.

In addition to a rich and fascinating history, southern Illinois offers some of the most fabulous scenery in the Midwest. Shawnee National Forest, the largest, most diversified treasure in Illinois, is just one of the many possible excursions from the River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast. The following sites will give a taste of the natural beauty and historical interest in the Elizabethtown area.

The Daily Register Online - Take a look at the regional newspaper.

Enjoy Illinois! - Illinois' Bureau of Tourism site, offering trip planner and search features.

Garden of the Gods Wilderness Guide - Information on and images of the beautiful Garden of the Gods.

Hardin County Tourism - Attractions, Events & Festivals, Dining, Shopping guides.

Hogg Hollow Winery - Hogg Hollow Winery is Pope County's first winery. The winery is surrounded by the scenic hills of the Shawnee National Forest. Hogg Hollow Winery is just minutes away from Lake Glendale, Millstone Bluff, Bell Smith Springs, War Bluff Valley Sanctuary and the Garden of the Gods. We welcome visitors!

Shawnee National Forest - Excellent site! Includes information on lakes and ponds, trails, picnicking, wildlife, fishing, history, and more.

And, for those who enjoy interesting curio and antique shops, there are several in Elizabethtown and the nearby vicinity:

Flower Basket & Gifts * Gillin Cottage Gardens * Marion Antique Mall
Olde Heritage Shoppe
* Rosiclare Antique Mall * The Antique Rose
Shawnee Forest Custom Tooled Leather
* The Old Hen's House

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[graphic] The River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast guest policies.
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Check-in after 3:00 p.m.; check-out at 11:00 a.m.

Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, checks and cash accepted. Cash must be accompanied by a debit or credit card.

Reservations are to be confirmed with a credit card or one night's deposit received within seven (7) days from date reservations are made. Deposit will be refunded if cancellation is made more than ten (10) days prior to reservation date. A gift certificate will be issued for deposit amount if cancellation is less than ten (10) days prior to reservation date.

Please note that smoking is strictly prohibited inside the inn. Smoking is permitted in outside designated areas only.

Limited appeal for children under 12.

Sorry, but we can not accommodate pets!

Rates for double/single occupancy; $20 additional person.

The Inn is closed December and January for annual maintenance.

Rates and information subject to change without notice.

(Rates and information effective Jan. 1, 2015)

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[graphic] Contact information for the River Rose Inn Bed and Breakfast.

Sue Hemphill, Owner/Innkeeper
River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast
P.O. Box 78, 178 S. Main Street
Elizabethtown, IL 62931

618-287-8811 ph

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[Graphic] Link to the River Rose Inn Business Card.

Home | The Eagle's Nest | The Rose Room | The Quilt Room | The Captain's Quarters | The Magnolia Cottage

Formal Dining Room | Formal Living Room | Cozy Parlor | Mosaic Tile Porch | Magnolia Tree

Jacuzzi-Spa | Swimming Pool | Ohio River | Business Opportunity