Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast

1101 Main Street, Maeystown, Illinois 62256
Innkeeper(s): David & Marcia Braswell
  • Maeystown


  • A Restored 1884 Hotel and Saloon

    A Restored 1884 Hotel and Saloon

  • One Lane Stone Arched Bridge

    One Lane Stone Arched Bridge

  • Enjoy breakfast in the ballroom

    Enjoy breakfast in the ballroom

  • Introduction

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast Maeystown

    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 Fall! Shops, restaurant and museum. Open weekends from 11-5 pm. Our Bed & Breakfast is open year round.

  • About the Inn

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast plate of food

    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

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast innkeepers

    Marcia and David are enjoying their 24th 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 summer days!

  • The Village of Maeystown

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast Maeystown bridge

    The 162 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

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast wine

    During your getaway discover antique, craft and gift shops in Maeystown, Waterloo and nearby countryside. Dine in one of six unique restaurants: Sal's Wartburg Inn, Dreamland Palace German Restaurant in Foster Pond, Frederico's, Gallagher's and JFires' Market Bistro in Waterloo, and Rooster Hill Farm and Gift Emporium, just five minutes from Historic Maeystown.

    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. Cross the mighty Mississippi River on the ferry to historic Ste. Genevieve. And for members of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) drive just 40 minutes to Sparta to the new World Shooting and Recreational Complex.

  • Places to Visit in the Village

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast tea garden dining area

    Vici's Front Porch and Tea Garden

    Maeystown's tea room is open for lunch on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and for groups of 10-20 (lunch/dinner) by appointment. Call Vici at 618-539-3665 to make reservations.

    Corner George Inn Sweet Shoppe

    Hungry for homemade sweets? 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.

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast roaster coffee

    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!!!

    Maeystown Tavern

    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 11 am to 4 pm.

    Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast society mill

    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


    • June 7 & 8, 2014(Sat & Sun): 43nd Annual Rendezvous at Fort de Chartres in Prairie du Rocher; 18th century, crafts, food, music, demonstrations
    • June 20 & 21, 2014 (Fri/Sat): 5 pm-close, Civic Association Homecoming


    • August 2, 2014(Sat): Trash and Treasures village yard sale
    • August 9 & 10, 2014 (Sat & Sun): Annual "Jour de Fete" craft show in Ste. Genevieve


    • Friday, September 26, 2014: 8am to 2 pm, Apple peeling at the rock mill
    • Saturday, September 27, 2014: 6 am to 3 pm, Applebutter stirring at the rock mill


    • October 12, 2014 (Sun): 9-4pm, Maeystown Oktoberfest


    • Friday, November 21, 2014: 5-9 pm, Frauenabend/Ladies Night Out


    • December 7, 2014 (Sun) 11-5): Old Fashioned German Christmas in Maeystown


    • Febuary 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 Corner George Inn Bed & Breakfast and at Maeystown Preservation Society Mill
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    See the Corner George Inn and Maeystown featured on WGN-TV Chicago.

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