Beall Mansion Blog
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.
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).
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 http://www.beallmansion.com 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 @ http://www.beallmansion.com/availabilities/checkavailability.html
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