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Maple Leaf Cottage Inn

12 Selma Street
Elsah, IL 62028
(618) 374-1684 PHONE
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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
62 Reviews
Certificate of Excellence 2017
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Very Good
Recent Reviews
Cleveland, Ohio
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The world's softest towels and all the best .............
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 23, 2017
Stayed here for four nights to visit local friends. Deb provides a great experience and large breakfasts. The location was great, like a step back in time but close to... more »
Carl W
Central Illinois, United States
Trip type:
Unbelievable attention to detail
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 13, 2017
Deb's attention to detail is unbelievable in every aspect of her establishment. From an awesome room, garden/lawn atmosphere, breakfast, literature, and local knowledge. It was an awesome trip, and we... more »
Springfield, Illinois
Trip type:
Friends getaway
A great Bed and Breakfast!
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 12, 2017
Maple Leaf Cottage Inn has a great, attentive staff and wonderfully decorative and clean rooms. Although our stay here was shorter than I would have liked, I hope to be... more »
Sheila B
Decatur, United Kingdom
Trip type:
A wonderful Cottage
5 of 5 bubbles Jun 6, 2017
We stayed at the Maple Leaf Cottage - new remodeled Wash Room. The attention to detail that the owners exhibit is amazing. From the cleanliness, comfortable beds, homemade late night... more »
Richard K
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Awesome great-away!!!
5 of 5 bubbles Apr 25, 2017
This B&B is AWESOME - it's in a great little Mississippi River town and both are lost in time!! Deb is a GREAT host and her toasted coconut french bread... more »
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