River Rose Inn B&B      
1 Main Street, Elizabethtown, IL 62931-0078, USA    
(618) 287-8811
  • Free Night Participating Inn


- $140

Book a Room $100 - $140

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Circa 1914. Large, shade trees veil the front of this Greek Gothic home, nestled along the banks of the Ohio River. From the grand front entrance, guests look out to polished woodwork and a staircase leading to shelves of books. Rooms are cheerful and nostalgic, decorated with antiques. Each guest room offers something special. One has a four-poster bed, another offers a fireplace. The Scarlet Room has its own balcony and whirlpool tub, and the Rose Room has a private patio with a swing. The Magnolia Cottage is ideal for honeymooners and includes a whirlpool tub for two, fireplace and a deck that overlooks the river. Breakfasts are served in the dining room where guests can enjoy the water views.

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$100 to $140

Off Season: $95 to $135

Payment Types Accepted Include Visa, Personal Checks, Travelers Checks, American Express, Master Card, Discover and Cash.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner For Special Occasions By Prior Arrangements Only


This property has 4 total guest accommodations with private bath, 2 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpools and 1 cottage. The types of beds available include Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Cable TV
  • Coffeemaker
  • Copy Machine
  • DVD
  • Fax
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Swimming
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Business Traveler Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Flexible Check in/out Times
  • FAX On-site
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Honeymoons
    • Meetings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Weddings
    • Small Functions


street side

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages

Romantic Interest

Friendly, warm and cozy accommodations, whirlpool tubs for two, in-ground swimming pool, hydrotherapy Jacuzzi spa with Gazebo, spectacular view of the Ohio River.

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, I love Inns, Belhop.com

Describe Garden and Grounds

Nicely manicured grounds with ponds, Magnolia trees, Mimosa trees, fruit trees, perenials & annuals & lots of evergreen Hostas

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Minimum Stay Requirements

Holidays require a two night minimum

Children Restrictions

Ages 13 years and older are welcome


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.


3:00 / 11:00

Other Activities

    • Amusement Park
    • Antiquing
    • Beaches
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries
    • Garden Of The Gods
    • Rimrock Forest Trail
    • Pounds Hollow Recreation
    • Cave-in-rock State Park
    • Metropolis Casino
    • Pirate Caves
    • Shawnee Queen River Taxi Boat Rides
    • Summer Festivals
    • Local Antique/craft Shops
    • Restaurants

Historic Interest

Ed Wall, the direct descendant of James McFarland who founded Elizabethtown and named it after his wife Elisabeth, resided here and was president of the bank.

Historic Awards:

  • Local Register (Granted)
  • City Historical Site (Granted)

Historic sites nearby:

Historic iron smelting Iron Furnace (5 miles), Cave-in-Rock ambush pirate cave (10 miles), Garden of the Gods rock formations of 300 million years old (15 miles), Rimrock/Pounds Hollow (15-20 miles)

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Ms.Lizzie's Restaurant, E'Town River Restaurant, Kaylors Cave-In-Rock Restaurant & GeeJay's...

Nearby College/University

SIU, Logan College

Get a Free Night at this inn

The dates this property will honor the certificate are November-March, Sunday-Thursday, excluding holidays, subject to availability.

- One Night Free: This property is featured as participating in the iLoveinns.com Buy-One-Night-Get-One-Night-Free program.

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I don't think you could find a more beautiful setting for a B&B! Sue is a jewel, and so is her B&B. Can't wait to come back and stay again!
Karen Holloway
Fairmount, IN

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Ask Sue to fix her baked pancakes! They were super!
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A Wonderful Anniversary at River Ro

My husband and I stayed at the River Rose Inn in Elizabethtown, IL last week. I had mentioned to Sue when I made the reservation that it would be our thirty second anniversary. When we checked into our room, we found a personalized card commemorating our anniversary, and a bottle of Champaign on ice. We have stayed at many other B&Bs for anniversaries in the past but none went to as much trouble to make it special. The room, bed, food, and view of the Ohio River were great. I highly recommend a stay at the River Rose.
Candy Huckleberry

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