Maple Leaf Cottage Inn
An elegant, old-fashioned Midwest getaway.
Historic Elsah was the first village in the United States to be named on the National Historic Register. Located near the Mississippi River, it is home to only 150 residents. Its intimate atmosphere is ideally suited to the Victorian charm of this lovely inn, which attracts visitors year-round. Guests come during the winter months to witness the bald eagles and pelicans in residence along the river. They arrive during the summer to escape the relentless Midwest heat, as this area is cooler and more heavily wooded than much of the region. Each of the guest rooms is unique. The focal point of The Wash Room is a white iron rail bed with feather mattresses. The remaining rooms follow the lead of their names. The Garden Room is decorated in floral motifs, while The Attic Room has smaller furnishings, a pedestal sink and an antique wood bed. The Maples is adorned in the style of the original estate, and The Gables showcases its lovely gabled windows. Along with a full breakfast, the inn serves lunch and dinner.