Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Celebrating 25 years, 1989-2014!
Welcome to the Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast in Maeystown, Illinois. Imagine crossing a one-lane stone arched bridge into the quaint German village of Maeystown, Illinois and staying at the Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast, a restored 1884 hotel and saloon.
Located just 39 minutes south of St. Louis in the Mississippi River bluffs, the inn offers six charming antique appointed guest rooms in. In Maeystown you can relax in a quiet village setting, take a walking tour of the town, ride in a horse-drawn carriage, dine in a friendly atmosphere, browse through unique shops, arrange a picnic lunch and enjoy the scenic countryside; including whirlpool and loft suites, country and Victorian rooms, and a summer kitchen guest cottage.
Join us for a Weekend Getaway this winter! Shops, restaurant and museum. Open weekends from 11-5 pm. Our Bed & Breakfast is open year round.
About the Inn
Today the Inn consists of four buildings: the original inn, the summer kitchen and two rock houses. There are a total of six guest rooms, each with a private bath. In the original inn there are sitting rooms on both floors, a wine cellar, and an 600-square-foot ballroom.
The ballroom serves as a commons area for guests and as a dining area for breakfast. It also lends itself to larger group activities. The entire building is furnished with antiques and is fully air-conditioned. Out-buildings are still present on the grounds.
David, Marcia, and their staff invite you to join them for breakfast in the ballroom and then for a walk through the quiet and serene village as you take a step back in time. Horse-drawn carriage rides in the country are available upon request. Please inquire about arrangements when making reservations.
From I-255, you can find us by taking Illinois 3 (exit 6) to Columbia and continuing to Waterloo. Then, turn right at Illinois 156 and then left on Lakeview Drive 8 miles to Maeystown.
About the Innkeepers
Marcia and David are enjoying their 25th year as innkeepers! They also have a dog named Peanut, their dachshund, who continues to guard the house next door and sit in the window on sunny winter days!
The Village of Maeystown
The 163 year old German settlement of Maeystown is just one of a handful of villages in the state of Illinois listed on the National Register of Historic Places in its entirety. Some 60 stone, wood and brick structures remain from the 1800s.
Today the bed and breakfast, general store, sweet shop, restaurant, museum and visitors' center, numerous residences and the 1867 church have been restored. The one lane stone arched bridge leading into town stands as the centerpiece of the village.
Place to Eat & Things to Do
During your getaway discover antique, craft and gift shops in Maeystown, Foster Pond and Waterloo. Dine in one of six unique restaurants: the Tavern at Maeystown (directly across the street from the inn) Dreamland Palace German Restaurant in Foster Pond, Frederico's, Gallagher's and JFires' Market Bistro in Waterloo.
Travel the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail and taste local wines at the Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery in Waterloo and the Red Bud Winery. Golf at two fine golf courses, Acorns and Annbriar, both within 15 minutes of the inn.
Drive or cycle along the scenic bluff road which leads to the Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve and two state historic sites, Fort de Chartres and Fort Kaskaskia. Visit the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi rivers. Cross the mighty Mississippi on the ferry to historic Ste. Genevieve. And for members of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) drive just 40 minutes to Sparta to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.
Places to Visit in the Village
Vici's Front Porch and Tea Garden
Maeystown's tea room is open for lunch on Saturdays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and for groups of 10-20 (lunch/dinner) by appointment. Vici is also open during festivals. Call Vici at 618-539-3665 to make reservations.
Corner George Inn Sweet Shoppe
Hungry for homemade sweets and ice cream? Stop by the Corner George Inn Sweet Shoppe on Saturday's and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Maeystown General Store
Looking for an antique or gift item? Just ask Anita at the Maeystown General Store on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm.
Georgia Mae's Antiques
Find even more antiques across the street at Georgia Mae's Antiques, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm. Marcia will be glad to help you.
Lil' Red Roaster Kaffeehaus
At the back of Georgia Mae's Antiques is our coffee shop, Arnie Juelf's Lil' Red Roaster Kaffeehaus. Stop by any Saturday and Sunday 7:30 am to 5 pm and enjoy the best coffee and pastries around!!!
If you are looking for food, stop by the Maeystown Tavern, Kitty (Katty?) corner from the Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast. Food available Thursday, 5-8pm, Friday, 5-9 pm, Saturdays 8 am to 9 pm and Sundays 8 am to 4 pm.
Maeystown Preservation Society Mill & Museum
Finally, the Maeystown Preservation Society Mill & Museum offers a glimpse of village history from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and no visit to our historic village is complete without a walk along the beautiful Maeystown Creek. See where the two creeks come together and walk up to the 1881 stone bridge.
2014-2015 Calendar of Events
- December 7, 2014 (Sun) 11-5 pm, Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown
- February 13 & 14, 2015 (Friday and Saturday): Valentine's Weekend (2 night minimum); Valentine's Dinner at Vici's Front Porch
- February 17, 2015 (Tues): 5-8 pm, St. John Church (UCC) FASTNACHT; pancake and sausage dinner/German music
- March 21 & 22, 2015 (Sat & Sun): 11-4 pm, Maeystown Spring Art Show at the Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast and at the Maeystown Preservation Society Mill & Museum
May 3 (Sun) 11-4 pm, Frühlingsfest/Springfest in the village center. Antique, garden and food fair.
- June 6 & 7, 2015(Sat & Sun): 44th Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher; 18th century, crafts, food, music, demonstrations
- June 19 & 20, 2015 (Fri/Sat): 5 pm-close, Civic Association Homecoming
- August 1, 2015(Sat): Trash and Treasures village yard sale
- August 8 & 9, 2015 (Sat & Sun): Annual "Jour de Fete" craft show in Ste. Genevieve
- Friday, September 25, 2015: 8am to 2 pm, Apple peeling at the rock mill
- Saturday, September 26, 2015: 6 am to 3 pm, Applebutter stirring at the rock mill
- October 11, 2015 (Sun): 9-4pm, Maeystown Oktoberfest
Friday, November 20, 2015: 5-9 pm, Frauenabend/Ladies Night Out
- December 6, 2015(Sun) 11-5 pm, Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown
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