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Your home away from home.

Maple Leaf Cottage Inn is the perfect destination for overnight lodging or special occasions. The historic Village of Elsah is nestled in the bluffs off the Great River Road.


Enjoy the breathtaking scenic views and miles of trails on one of our free bikes or on foot. We’re just minutes away from fine dining, shopping, and entertainment in Alton and Grafton, Illinois.


Let us immerse you in our signature Southern Hospitality!

Call or book now: 618-374-1684

3 years in a row, Maple Leaf Cottage Inn has been chosen as the #1 Bed & Breakfast in Southwest Illinois!

Come visit and see why!

Best of Southwest IL 2016Best of Southwest IL 2017Best of Southwest IL 2018

Book a room at the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

Maple Leaf Cottage Inn has been a beacon for the history and natural splendor that is Elsah,  Illinois. We are a historic river town 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, our Bed and Breakfast stands out as a first choice for making memories that last a lifetime.

We look forward to having you as our guest!


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We’re pleased to announce that Maple Leaf Cottage Inn has been recognized with 2017 & 2018 Certificates of Excellence, based on the consistently great reviews we’ve earned on TripAdvisor




We have been named a “Best Romantic Getaway in Illinois” by


We are featured in Lonely Planet’s guidebook USA’s Best Trips – 52 Amazing Road Trips