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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

12 Selma Street
Elsah, IL 62028
(618) 374-1684 PHONE
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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

Just off the Great River Road, located in the quaint, historic Village of Elsah (which is over 150 years old) you will find the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn. We are nestled in a lovely wooded area that is tucked between the limestone bluffs. The Maple Leaf consists of three main buildings with five charming updated rooms. Located in the Garden House is our dining room where you will enjoy delicious meals.

The new innkeeper, Deborah Smith, provides the most unique bed and breakfast experience you will find anywhere. With great pride, we offer many amenities with attention to detail. Clean, comfortable rooms, beautiful views, tasty snacks, homemade breakfasts with a friendly, accommodating staff awaits you.

Enjoy a relaxing walk viewing the diverse and unique homes listed on the Elsah National Historic Register. We take pride in our spectacular gardens. An appreciation of nature's beauty resides here. Relaxing on our porches or sitting at the many tables placed throughout our gardens is a past time of many guests. Others have enjoyed hiking, biking and taking a stroll to the Mississippi River. Also, cozy up around our fire pit in the evenings under the stars.

If you are looking for a unique venue we are set up to host: small weddings and receptions; a romantic getaway; intimate dinners; bridal and baby showers; birthdays and scrap booking parties. The possibilities are endless! We are available to help you plan your event big or small. We would love to make your experience at the Maple Leaf Cottage Inn a most memorable one. You will want to come back again and again.


  • Coffee Pot
  • Full Breakfast
  • Sitting Room
  • Screened In Porch
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Number of Guest Rooms: 5

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Reservations required

Payments Accepted


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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
12 Selma St., Elsah, IL 62028
5.0 of 5 bubbles
84 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2018
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Recent Reviews
Saint Louis, Missouri
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Best B & B within an hour of St. Louis!
Mar 25, 2019
This is our second stay at this charming Bed & Breakfast, the first being 3 years ago for our 20th wedding anniversary. We loved it so much, and I feel... more »
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Aug 25, 2018
I can’t say enough how awesome this place is. We were welcomed with excellent cookies! I loved the warm and family atmosphere.. the cottages are very clean and everything you... more »
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Aug 21, 2018
We stayed one night and were treated like extra special out of town guests - Elsah is a truly special place and Maple Leaf is gorgeous. We thoroughly enjoyed chatting... more »
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Great getaway any day of the week
Jun 16, 2018
Accommodations were fantastic, quaint and friendly village nestled in the Bluffs of the great river road. Definitely a must visit for a relaxing and refreshing time. Maple leaf cottage is... more »
Dan S
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Friends getaway
A magical getaway, a sweet innkeeper, and bliss—just bliss
May 14, 2018
Sitting on the bluff in Elsah, watching the river from above, one feels removed from the bustle of the everyday. Worries fade, thoughts settle, and the mind grows present. All... more »
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