Garden House Bed and Breakfast

301 North Fifth Street, Hannibal, Missouri 63401
Innkeeper(s): Chris Bobek and Rick Rose
  • Introduction

    Hannibal Garden House Bed and Breakfast

    Present Day rest and relaxation at a time-honored inn is found at this 1896 Queen Anne bed and breakfast. Hannibal Garden House Bed and Breakfast, located in Hannibal, Missouri, offers Mississippi River views, seasonal gardens and cozy featherbeds.

    Hannibal Garden House Bed and Breakfast can be found in Historic Downtown Hannibal, Mark Twain's hometown. Located on the street once known as Millionaire's Row because of its beautiful homes and fine architecture, the Garden House Bed & Breakfast beckons guests to lodge in a beautifully restored home. Built by Albert Wells Pettibone, Jr., one of the founders of the Hannibal Saw Mill and Sash Companies, the family's love for natural woods is still evident throughout the rooms today. Oak, mahogany and old grove pine adorn the parlors, fireplaces, foyers and four guest bedrooms.

    Garden House Bed and Breakfast  logoInnkeepers Chris and Rick greet each guest, with European featherbeds, personalized breakfasts served in the signature garden dining room (a visitor attraction in itself), midday cookies on the charming porch overlooking the seasonal gardens, cotton robes, cable TV, wireless internet access and more.

    Be greeted with a warm, personalized breakfast at the top of each morning, in a stunning, hand painted floral-themed dining room. Enjoy friendly conversation with other guests on the charming wooden porch overlooking the seasonal gardens.

    Then head out for a wonderful day amidst artist studios and galleries, along the Mississippi River or off the beaten path, where you will find awesome antiquing, as well as historical and outdoor recreational adventures.

    Midday cookie breaks and roll-down bed service complete your perfect day in Hannibal.

  • History of the Garden House

    Hannibal Garden House Bed and Breakfast dining room

    The Garden House was built in 1896 by Albert Wells Pettibone, Jr., son of the founder of the family lumber businesses: the Hannibal Saw Mill Company and the Hannibal Sash and Company. The family's love for natural woods is still evident throughout each of the House's rooms.

    The Garden House today, guests have the rule of the house in the Garden House's two parlors (historically, a men's and a women's), two foyers (downstairs and upstairs) and formal dining room.

    Three guestrooms have queen beds and the South Room has a king bed. The South Room can also be paired with the West Room and its adjoining bath to accommodate families. The South and East Room, featuring unique canopy beds, overlook the Mighty Mississippi River. The North Room, with its adjoining bath, is the most secluded and is decorated in violet hues.

  • Mark Twain

    Garden House Bed and Breakfast flowers

    "It is an art apart. Saint Francis of Assisi said, 'All saints can do miracles,' but few of them can keep hotel." - Mark Twain

    ...nothing so liberalizes a man and expands the kindly instincts that nature put in him as travel and contact with many kinds of people - Mark Twain

    When I find a well-drawn character in fiction or biography I generally take a warm personal interest in him, for the reason that I have known him before--met him on the river - Mark Twain