St. Louis Area, Alton, IL Bed & Breakfast Host & Hostess
My wife and I “purchased” The Beall Mansion (i.e. became the indentured servants to the bank) in November of 1996. The following month we took possession and began a massive restoration project. Upon completion of the 1st of many phases we opened to the public in June 1998.
Sandy, is nothing less than a superwoman overseeing restoration and staff, decorating, and working hard to make sure that everything will be perfect during your stay.
Always up to a challenge, as a young home maker she built her own furniture (we still use it in our private quarters on the third floor.) today she makes the Lavender Scented Bath Salts provided for each guest bath and whirlpool. Martha Stewart look out!
Sandy’s loves include a good morning cup of coffee, entertaining, dancing, rich, dark chocolate (and hopefully me—at least most of the time).
She is also an avid gardener—and in the spring of 2001 successfully completed a Master Gardener course from the University of Illinois Extension Service. (I regularly have to pull her by her hair out of the gardens and back inside . Ouch!)
An executive of an unrelated family owned business in St. Louis, at The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn I am in charge of special events and marketing. I also help out by giving tours and playing the role of butler. My loves including history, floating, hiking, bicycling and satisfying my creative yearnings as a professional freelance writer.
Sandy and I share a common passion for fine wine, gourmet food, classic architecture, art, good music, children, animals, travel, everything of quality and beauty . . . and of course, for pampering you—our special guests—in turn of the century elegance.
Whether traveling on business or pleasure, please come and visit us soon.