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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

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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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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
12 Selma St., Elsah, IL 62028
5.0 of 5 bubbles
67 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2017
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Very Good
Recent Reviews
North Carolina
Great Proprietor!
Aug 14, 2017
Deb is a top notch proprietor! She treats her customers like gold! She worked through booking issues and made us feel like part of the community. We will book there... more »
Vince M
Eureka, Missouri
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Great stay!!
Aug 13, 2017
We had the most incredible stay!! Tim and Deb were the best hosts! We live in Eureka and we will be back often. Live music at night and the best... more »
Lori B
Trip type:
Friends getaway
Girlfriend getaway
Jul 31, 2017
my friends and I were pleasantly surprised with our stay at this hidden gem. Deborah and Tim took such good care of us in this quaint, turn back in time... more »
Chicago, Illinois
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Jul 26, 2017
Who thought staying in your home state could be so fun!! So Elsah is this itty bitty community where the whole town is listed on registry of historic places. It... more »
Atlanta, Georgia
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It's like going "back home."
Jun 29, 2017
For starters, the warm smile on the face of our hostess when we arrived after eleven hours in the car was worth as much as the cozy bed and friendly... more »
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