BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn
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"If you book a room at the opulent Beall Mansion be
prepared for an experience like no other.
Even five-star hotels in the best cities can't compete with the exact attention to your every comfort in the non-obtrusive manner
in the way owners Jim and Sandy Belote do."
-The Daily Journal
Conveniently located 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis, MO, 25 minutes from STL Lambert St. Louis International Airport, and 90 minutes from Springfield, Illinois.
Let us pamper you with:
- glass of champagne or sparkling non alcoholic beverage on arrival
- turn down service
- plush robes (also available for purchase)
- bath amenities including our home made lavender bath salts
- 24 hour "all you can eat" chocolate fuffet
- self serve continental freakfast in the butler's pantry, or
- optional freshly prepared gourmet greakfast In bed (or the formal dining room).
For elegant accommodations without the extra amenities a discounted "Less Frill" plan is also available.
Breakfast is Served
“The toughest decision you'll need to make is whether to have breakfast in bed or in the dining room .” —Quick Escapes St. Louis
Life usually doesn't give you choices. The BEALL MANSION does.
Get each morning of your stay off to the perfect start with your choice of either:
Gourmet Breakfast in Bed (or the formal dining room)
If you are a foodie this is for you. Our "chef's creation of the day" Gourmet Breakfast is included with our siganture Pampered Getaway or available as an option with the Standard Every Day Rate, Pampered Lite, and Special Packages. (Not available with discount plans.)
Served from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. subject to availability. 24 hour advance reservation may be required.
Self Serve Continental Breakfast
Not a foodie? Prefer lighter breakfast fare? On a budget? :
- Coffee (regular and decaf)
- selection of single estate, all organic Black, Green, White, & Herbal Teas from around the world (also available for purchase)
- assorted Hot Chocolate
- Hot Spiced Cider Drink
- Fresh Fruit
- Dried Fruit
- assorted Biscottis
- Sandy's Home Made Pecan-Raisin Granola
- Sandy's Home Made Cranberry-Almond Cereal
- Quaker® Instant Plain & Flavored Oat Meal
- assorted Breakfast Bars
- 24 Hour “All You Can Eat” Chocolate Buffet
In the butler's pantry refrigerator freezer you will also find:
- Danish (individually wrapped)
- Bagels (individually wrapped)
- English Muffins (individually wrapped)
- Cream Cheese
- Fruit Cups
- assorted Yogurt
- Hard Boiled Eggs
- Frozen Toaster Waffles & Syrup
Please let us of any dietary concerns at booking. We will do our best to accommodate special diets including:
- South Beach
- Wheat and gluten free
- Low sugar
- Low sodium
- Low fat and cholesterol
Available in the butler's pantry from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. each morning.
Greater St. Louis Wedding & Reception Site
Wow your guests in turn-of-the-century Elegance! . . . the award winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn is the place for indoor and outdoor Weddings & Receptions of 2 to 100.
From venue to officiate, wedding reception to wondrously romantic “honeymoon suite”—welcome to a magical place where wedding day dreams come true.
St. Louis Bride Magazine “. . . the property is amazing.”—St. Louis Bride Magazine
Now you can be wed at this magnificent piece of history—built as a wedding gift by railroad baron Z. B. Job as the wedding gift for his son and his son's bride—Mary Drummond heiress to the Drummond Tobacco fortune.
Experience elegance and romance like only The BEALL MANSION can provide. Indoor and outdoor settings to choose from.
I would compare the service and style to the Plaza Hotel in New York City, in fact, but without the discomfort of that hotel's overbearing high-browed staff. — The Daily Journal
Feel at home while away from home . . .
Where would you like to stay? At another cold, impersonal hotel? Or in a fully restored turn-of-the-century mansion complete with all of the amenities?
The BEALL MANSION features All Non Smoking Rooms, complimentary Wi-Fi High Speed Wireless Internet throguhout the property (in both guest rooms and public areas), Central Air Conditioning, and Central Station Monitored Fire Alarm.
Best of all, at The BEALL MANSION you will always enjoy first class business accommodations without the hidden charges of the chain hotels.
Each elegant Guest Room features:
- Free parking
- Alarm Clock Radio
- Panasonic® Business Telephone System with Free Local Caling & Voice Mail
- Sumtuous Triple Sheeted Feathered Bed (removable for allergies)
- Ceiling Fan
- Iron & Ironing Board
Small Meeting Facilities, Catering, Copy, Fax and Concierge Services are available.
Please also ask about our Golf Packages, Spa Packages, and In Room Spa Services.
You owe it to your organization to join AT&T, Pfizer, Wells Fargo, Philip Morris USA, U.S. Cellular, American Water, Christopher & Banks Corporation, Washington University, March of Dimes, MDA, SFX Entertainment, Acelsior, Shop Talk 2000, and a long list of other leading companies by holding your next business meeting or special event in the quiet elegance of The BEALL MANSION.
Relax and let the creative juices flow behind the same massive pocket doors as the railroad barons, industrialists and politicians of more than a century ago.
Services and Facilities
- Copying Machine
- Fax Service
- Beverage Service
- Elegant Overnight Guest Rooms
Other Special Events
fine Greater St. Louis' special event venue
For special events of 2 to one 100—no other property in the area can compare with the award winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn.
Conveniently located on Millionaire's Row—with its eleven and a half foot ceilings and crystal chandeliers, period antiques and marble and bronze statuary, The BEALL MANSION is the place to entertain and to impress.
Perfect for anniversary parties, fund raising events, bridal and baby showers, and small corporate retreats.
For more information on holding your special event in the turn-of-the-century elegance of The BEALL MANSION please call Jim at 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).
Special Event Catering Menus
. . . for your Wedding Reception, Business Meeting, Party, or other Special Event at the award winning BEALL MANSION An Elegant Bed & Breakfast Inn
Banquet Style Full Service
outdoors under a garden tent: up to 100 guests
indoors: 16 to 30 guests
Banquet Style Buffet
outdoors under a garden tent: 50 to 100 guests
Fine Hors d'oeuvres
outdoors or indoors: 16 to 100 guests
Fromage Hors d'oeuvres
outdoors or indoors: 16 to 100 guests
outdoors under a garden tent: up to 100 guests
indoors: 10 to 30 guests
*Facilities fee, staff, tax, gratuity & other charges may apply
Reviews, Awards & Accolades
“OUR 30 FAVORITE B&Bs:
Think you know B&Bs? We did, too — until we stayed in some that took the concept and elevated it to pure bliss. . . Beall Mansion ALTON, ILLINOIS.
"A concierge e-mail when you book, a glass of champagne or sparkling cider when you arrive, a 24-hour chocolate buffet when a late-night craving kicks in?
"We could get used to this kind of service (and to the bathrooms with whirlpools and showers)”.
—MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE
Voted “Best Illinois Bed and Breakfast” —ILLINOIS MAGAZINE READERS POLL
"Host Jim Belote greets guests in a tux and tails when they pull up to the portico of the Beall Mansion, nestled in Alton's Millionaire's Row. He'll give you a history lesson, if you'd like. (It's a sordid history, really, best told by Belote.)
"And the Beall offers more than breakfast. "Bed and Graze" is a better term. The dining room features a 24-hour chocolate and hot-beverage buffet. An antique wooden buffet holds crystal tiers and dishes filled with everything from dark-chocolate-drenched fruit to Hershey's Kisses. The hot beverages include the inn's own line of fair-trade, organic teas and sometimes treats like warm chocolate-chip cookies or cake appear on the dining-room table for guests—perhaps the work of Alton's infamous spirit world, or perhaps that of hostess Sandy Belote.
"Whether you've been out exploring the Mississippi or snuggled into one of the mansion's many nooks, balconies or porches, finish the day with a complimentary Cognac nightcap, served in the reading room from cut crystal glasses, which can make even river rats feel like the Victorian upper crust.” —RFT RIVERFRONT TIMES BEST BED AND BREAKFAST BEST OF ST. LOUIS AWARD
“If you book a room at the opulent Beall Mansion be prepared for an experience like no other. Even five-star hotels in the best cities can't compete with the exact attention to your every comfort in the non-obtrusive manner in the way owners Jim and Sandy Belote do.” —THE DAILY JOURNAL
“ . . . you will feel as though you have stepped into a turn-of-the-century palace and you are the king and queen.”
“I would compare the service and style to the Plaza Hotel in New York City, in fact, but without the discomfort of that hotel's overbearing high-browed staff that seem to be everywhere.” —THE DAILY JOURNAL
“Destination for Desire. Whether you're intent on bonding with a new love or renewing your passion with your long-time mate, here are 25 top romantic spots for yo to share an intimate interlude with your loved one.” —BBW MAGAZINE
“The Belote's will pamper you with champagne (or a sparkling non-alcoholic beverage) upon arrival, gourmet breakfast in bed, or if you choose, join other guests in the [formal] dining room.” —AAA MIDWEST MOTORIST
"All you can eat chocolate—who could ask for more?”
—GET OUT SECTION ST. LOUIS POST DISPATCH
“Attention to history, a touch of elegance and a dash of romance . . .” —THE TELEGRAPH
“ . . . a decadent, elegant bed and breakfast experience.” —EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER
“. . . to feel like real royalty, ask for the Senator Edmond Beall Room. This extra-large room features romantic French provincial decor, king-size bed, fireplace, a whirlpool for two and separate shower.” —AAA MIDWEST MOTORIST
“The toughest decision you'll need to make is whether to have breakfast in bed or in the dining room.”
—QUICK ESCAPES ST. LOUIS, THE GLOVE PEQUOT PRESS
“Although the property is amazing, it's the pampered experience that really blows guests away. All guests are welcome to enjoy the 24-hour hot beverage service and all-you-can-cat chocolates available on the sideboard. In addition, guests can upgrade to several romantic plans.”
—ST. LOUIS BRIDE MAGAZINE
“One of the leading homes in a city of elegant residences . . .” —ALTON ILLINOIS ILLUSTRACTED
“Alton and Grafton are two nearby towns situated along the southwestern edge of Illinois, near the border of Missouri. Both are home to their own collection of first-rate architecture, including—in Alton—the event-friendly Beall Mansion. Constructed in 1902 by famed architect Lucas Pfeiffenberger, it once served as the residence of Senator Edmond Beall and has since been turned into a sought-after B&B.
“These towns also benefit from an idyllic locale at the point where the mighty Mississippi and Illinois rivers converge, a proximity that makes them the perfect destination for water adventure.” —SMARTMEETINGS.COM
Things to See & Do
Thirteen months a year of fun, fun, fun await you All Around Alton and just across the Mississippi in St. Louis, MO. (OK. It's actually twelve months a year, but there is so much to do you will need at least thirteen months a year to do it all.)