Beall Mansion Blog
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.
24th Annual Olde Alton Arts & Crafts Fair
You can treat others yourself for the upcoming holidays, with over 200 booths at the arts and crafts fair, there’s bound to be something for that person on your list. Crafters will be at Alton High School on Sat., Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds from the fair benefit the instrumental music program in the Alton School District. Why not treat yourself and stay at the Beall Mansion which is only a few minute drive away from the arts and crafts fair. Not only is the Beall a convenient location for the holiday shopper, if you can’t find the perfect gift, you can give them a gift of elegance with a gift certificate from the Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Admission for the fair is $2 on Saturday and $1 on Sunday. Children under 12 are FREE.
For more information or to purchase a gift certificate visit, beallmansion.com or call us 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
Beall Mansion EARNS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE
St. Louis Area Bed & Breakfast Honored
Alton, IL August 23, 2012 – Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, “which honors top-rated accommodation businesses, restaurants and attractions, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site*.
To qualify, a businesses must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five stars, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travelers. The accolade is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. This is the second year in a row the Beall Mansion has received the coveted honor.
“We are proud to have received this honor from TripAdvisor,” said Jim and Sandy Belote, Co-owners of the Beall Mansion. “We cannot thank our guests enough for having made this possible.”
According to said Christine Petersen, President of TripAdvisor for Business, “The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence program gives exceptional businesses in a variety of different industries around the world the recognition they deserve. From top-rated restaurants in Boston to top-rated attractions in Barcelona, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”
About Beall Mansion
Beall Mansion is 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch on Millionaire’s Row in
historic Alton, IL.Built in 1903 as a wedding gift by railroad baron Z. B. Job and later the residence of Senator Edmond Beall, the mansion was opened to the public by Jim and Sandy Belote as a bed and breakfast inn in 1998.
Each guestroom boasts a triple sheeted feather bed; private bath with Italian marble floor, shower and whirlpool for two or clawfoot tub; HDTV, DVD, hardwood floors and hand sewn oriental rugs. King rooms also have a fireplace with hand carved mantle and gas logs.
Property amenities include special meeting space, special packages, corporate discounts, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, and a 24 hour “all you can eat” chocolate buffet.
For more information about the Beall Mansion visit www.beallmansion.com or call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools.
TripAdvisor® Media Group, operated by TripAdvisor LLC, attracts more than 50 million unique monthly visitors across 18 popular travel brands.
TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors, 20 million members, and over 45 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 29 countries worldwide, including China under daodao.com.
TripAdvisor also operates TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to Trip Advisor’s millions of monthly visitors. The division includes Business Listings, which allows hoteliers to connect directly to millions of researching travelers, and Vacation Rentals, which helps property managers and individual home owners list their properties and showcase hotel alternatives.
For more information about TripAdvisor visit www.tripadvisor.com.
Mother’s Day Escape
Rather than the same old, same old, why not make this a fun filled afternoon with the Alton Symphony Orchestra at an exclusive Mother’s Day Wine Tasting event. at Jacoby Arts Center?
Wine. Hors d’oeuvres. Entertainment. It doesn’t get any better than this.
Event time is 3:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Spend the night at The BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn and we will pay your admission.*
Phone 618-474-9100 or book online.
* Not available with any other special, discount, or promotion. Restrictions apply.
Wino Wednesday Brazailian Wine Dinner
This Wednesday, April 20, 2011, enjoy a mid-week overnight getaway to The BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn—and a 4 course gourmet Brazilian wine dinner at nearby Pere Marquette State Park.
Overnight lodging at The BEALL is $89 to $254 and up based on room and package.
Brazilian wine dinner at Pere Marquette Lodge is $42 per person.
For more information call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).
Boulevard Beer Dinner at Castelli’s at 255
Get your reservations now for Tuesday, March 15, 2011.
That’s when Castelli’s at 255 will be doing a multi course meal and beer pairing featuring your favorite Boulevard Beers. The price is $35 per person.
Enjoy a Boulevard beer dinner, stay at The BEALL MANSION on our signature Pampered Getaway or Pampered Lite and we will keep you safe by paying your taxi fare both ways.
The Eagles Are Here
Come meet and greet the eagles February 29, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alton Visitors Center located at 200 Piasa Street in Alton, Illinois, brought to you by the World Bird Sanctuary. See a live bald eagle up close and personal! Ask and learn about their species and habitats.
Spend the rest of the afternoon out on the Great River Road watching the eagles in their natural habitat. Why not make a weekend out of it? Come back into Alton, grab a bite to eat at any of the local restaurants and stay the night at the BEALL MANSION Bed and Breakfast. Only one room left! Call now for reservations 618-474-9100.