Beall Mansion Blog & Area Events
2nd Annual Alton Restaurant Week
Restaurants in the Alton area will be presenting restaurant week from January 18-27. So bring your appetite as participating restaurants offer up fixed price specials for lunch and dinner. No coupons or special invitations necessary! Just come in and have a seat. All participating restaurants are just a short drive from the Beall Mansion, so make it an extra special deal. For more information and a list of restaurants please visit visitalton.com or the dedicated page on Facebook.
A Day in Eagle Country
Bluff City Tours provides a full day of eagle and wildlife spotting on multiple days throughout January and February. The tour runs from 8: 30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will include transportation by motorcoach or trolley, tour guide, continental breakfast and lunch at Pere Marquette Lodge. Pickup will be at Alton Square Mall located at 200 Alton Square Mall Dr., Alton, IL. Admission and reservations required.
Please visit BluffCityTours.com for more information.
As always be sure to contact Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn for all of your lodging needs.
Alton-Audubon Eagle Festival 2013
The beginning of the year marks the start of the eagle watching season. Activities will include a live eagle meet and greet, tips on eagle watching and others. This all takes place Sat., Jan 5, 2013 at the Audubon Center at Riverlands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.
Why not make a weekend of it and try out those new eagle spotting tips? The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn is always happy to accommodate you with elegance. So be sure to book your stay by visiting beallmansion.com or give us a call at 618-474-9100.
Get Your Taste of Chocolate
If you have a sweet tooth, then December 1 is your day! Grafton Winery and Brewhaus is hosting an event filled with homemade chocolate treats, hot chocolate and coffee from the businesses and residents of Grafton. Be sure to book your stay at the Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn for that night to make the most of your chocolate loving experience. Our 24 hour all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet is open to our overnight guests and boasts a minimum of 21 different types of chocolates ranging from gourmet to childhood favorites. With elegant accommodations and chocolate abound, who could ask for more!
The event in Grafton is from Noon to 3 p.m and tickets are $7 per person. For more info call 800-258-6645.
For more information or to book a room at the Beall Mansion visit beallmansion.com or call us at 618-474-9100.
Activities to Kick the “I’m Bored” Phrase
There’s never a reason to say “I’m bored” in the St. Louis area. Especially in this time of year, where festivals fill the streets and that St. Louis weather becomes a bit more agreeable. Upcoming activities include Cards and Rams games for the sports fanatics, the 19th Annual Art Fair Sept. 7-9 in downtown Clayton, and the Forest Park Great Balloon Race Sept. 15. For more information on St. Louis events visit explorestlouis.com
Just a short drive across the river in Alton and Grafton, IL, nature trails, symphony concerts, riverboat cruises, wine tastings and music by the river are just a few things to happen in the coming weeks. For more information on upcoming Alton area events keep an eye on our Calendar of Events or visit www.visitalton.com
So whether you are visiting the area or just want a weekend getaway, the historic Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn is ready to complete your weekend with triple-sheeted feather beds, Victorian surroundings and all-you-can-eat chocolates. So pack your bags and plan a getaway and you can forget all about being “bored.” For reservations call us at 618-474-9100 or book online at beallmansion.com
Super Bowl Widows Escape
—by Sandy Belote, co-owner
The BEALL MANSION Greater St. Louis Bed and Breakfast
Super Bowl Widows, isn’t it time you were spoiled rotten?
“Men spend Super Bowl Sunday drinking beer and acting like men. Super Bowl widows deserve to spend their Super Bowl Sunday being pampered as ladies should. After all, fair is fair. Right?”
I would like to extend my personal invitation you to ladies everywhere to the first annual Super Bowl Widows Escape at The BEALL MANSION—this Sunday, February 7, 2010.
The special ladies only package features:
· elegant overnight accommodations at The BEALL MANSION
· our ever famous 24 hour “all you can eat” chocolate buffet” featuring over 20 chocolates ranging from childhood favorites to fine gourmet chocolates
· $50.00 in room spa credit
· FUN, FUN, FUN at a custom blend fragrance party at Simply Foo Foo
· chocolate martini at Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge (or other martini of your choice) with meal purchase
Rates range from $159 to $254 and up.
“No dishes to wash. No beds to make. No screaming kids. And best of all—NO MEN TO WAIT ON! What could be better?
. . . did I mention the 24 hour all you can eat chocolate buffet?”
The BEALL MANSION is conveniently located 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, MO in historic Alton, IL.
It was voted “Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast” in Illinois Magazine Readers Poll and is a “USA Top 100 Gold Inn & B&B” Award Winner.
For more information, availability, and online reservations visit The BEALL MANSION Super Bowl Widows Escape or call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).
February 2, 2010