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Alton, IL & St. Louis Area

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Activities to Kick the “I’m Bored” Phrase

St. Louis Forest Park Ballon Glow -Sep 05

Photo by David F. Clark (Flickr)

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

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

Spirit of Peoria

Photo originally posted by Deanna Lawrence


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


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.

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


·         choice of either gourmet breakfast in bed (or the formal dining room) or self serve continental breakfast in the butler’s pantry the following morning.


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). 



Lots of Events in Alton this weekend! Come join us at the Beall Mansion

Lots of activities planned for this weekend! Some availability left at the Beall Mansion as well. For room info visit our website at or call (618) 474-9100

Alton Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven’s Finest opens up the 65th annual concert season on Saturday Night. For more info or tickets call (618) 467-2326

Our Fall Foliage Package is what you need this weekend. Get out of town and visit us at the Beall Mansion. Info @

Relive the past firsthand at Vintage Voices in Alton Saturday! Last minute rooms available at the Beall Mansion for your relaxing weekend!

October 22, 2009
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