407 E. 12th St, Alton, IL 62002 | (St. Louis, MO Area)
(618) 474-9100 or 1-866-The-BEALL
We could not have asked for a more enjoyable experience. Beall Mansion hosts, Jim & Sandy, have spared no efforts in restoring this stately manor. Having said that, we were made very comfortable, with every need anticipated. . . . —Chuck Bisch
My wife, Sandy, and I are privileged to be the current owners, operators, and caretakers of the historic BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn and the neighboring George Street Suites Extended Stay Hotel | Corporate Temporary Housing | Vacation Rental | Guest House.
In our spare time we are also corporate officers in an unrelated St. Louis business.
Sandy 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 of the property and upon completion of the 1st phase of an ongoing 20 year plus restoration project—opened to the public June 13, 1998.
Sandy, is nothing less than a superwoman overseeing restoration and staff, decorating, gardening, and otherwise working hard to insure that everything is "perfect" for you during your stay.
Always up to a challenge, as a young home maker she built her own furniture which we still use today in our private quarters. She also makes the Lavender Bath Salts provided to help you relax and detoxify during your stay. Martha Stewart look out!
Sandy’s loves include a good morning cup of coffee (with lots of cream), entertaining, dancing, dark chocolate (and hopefully me 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!)
With a background in business, my responsibilities include marketing, tours, and special events.
Outside of business, my loves include history, floating, hiking, bicycling and satisfying my creative yearns as a professional freelance writer.
Sandy and I share a common passion for family, gourmet food, fine wine, travel, architecture, art, music, things of beauty, and for pampering you—our very special guests.
During your stay—our goal is to always be available while never being intrusive.
Whether traveling for business, leisure, or bleisure—please come and experience for yourself why everyone is saying,
Its better at The BEALL.