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Bed & Breakfasts on the Great River Road

After a long day of traveling and fun, it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy a fantastic breakfast at one of these Mississippi riverside B&Bs.

  ~Minnesota~

Turning Waters Bed and Breakfast (Wabasha, MN)

Built in 1902, Turning Waters B&B can be found in Wabasha’s historic downtown. It is Minnesota’s first Bed, Breakfast, and Brewery!  A perfect combination! Plus the 5 course breakfast is pretty stellar.

The Green Heron Bed and Breakfast (Grand Rapids, MN)

Great River Road travelers visiting the north woods can make a comfortable stop at The Green Heron B&B! Visitors are surrounded by beautiful nature and European-inspired design, plus there are canoes and kayaks for guests to use, along with a firepit on their very own beach.

 ~Wisconsin~

Castle La Crosse Bed & Breakfast (La Crosse, WI)

Castle La Crosse is a stunning Bed and Breakfast featuring suites with luxury baths. Detailed woodwork, carved fireplaces, detailed stained-glass windows, and much more, it is a mansion built for a king.

Autumn House Inn (Osceola, WI)

Great River Road travelers can find the B&B as a place “full of peace and simple living”. Complimentary concierge service is also available when requested ahead of time! Including massage therapists who come right to your room.

~Iowa~

Mont Rest Inn (Bellevue, IA)

Mont Rest Inn can be found nestled in 9 acres of wooded bluff! Enjoy the panoramic view of the Mississippi River from their wrap-around front porch. Mon Rest Inn puts on multiple events each year including a murder mystery dinner.

Point Of View Bed & Breakfast (Harpers Ferry, IA)

Located in Northeast Iowa, outside of Prairie du Chien, WI, this B&B is an ideal combination of quiet country life and easy access to great shopping and restaurants.  The innkeepers maintain a tall grass prairie and hiking trails on the property.

~Illinois~

Goldmoor Inn (Galena, IL)

Located next to Chestnut Mountain, Goldmoor Inn is an award winning B&B to enjoy along the Illinois Great River Road. Gourmet dining and an on-site spa add an extra touch of relaxation for visitors.

Hotel Nauvoo (Nauvoo, IL)

The B&B has been operated by four generations of the Kraus family! The B&B’s dinner buffet offers a variety of food for hungry visitors.  It’s been rated number one B&B and restaurant in Nauvoo.

 ~Missouri~

Rockcliffe Mansion (Hannibal, MO)

​​Rockcliffe Mansion, built between 1898 and 1900 in the Georgian Revival Style, is a Gilded Age grand residence. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River.  Don’t have time for an overnight stay, it’s well worth taking the guided tour.

Garth Woodside Mansion (Hannibal, MO)

Great River Road travelers looking to stay in historical rooms and cottages have the chance in Hannibal! The B&B has won numerous awards including Midwest’s #1 B&B from AAA Traveler’s Magazine.

~Kentucky~

Silver Cliff Inn (Kuttawa, KY)

Built in 1874, Silver Cliff Inn predated the town Kuttawa a year before it became a chartered town. Kuttawa is named after the Shawnee Indian word “beautiful”. 

Pinecone Retreat (Paducah, KY)

Located in Paducah’s Historic Lower Town Arts District, Pinecone Retreat is a great B&B for travelers looking attractions near them. A Koi pond, garden, and art studio are some other unique offerings.

~Tennessee~

Cedar Hall (Bartlett, TN)

Visitors can enjoy the exquisite European architecture and history of Cedar Hall. In general, the area makes a great event venue!

The James Lee House (Memphis, TN)

Great River Road travelers in the center of Memphis may come across an internationally known bed and breakfast! The James Lee House definitely competes with luxury hotels — but in bed and breakfast style!

~ARKANSAS~

Edwardian Inn (Helena, AR)

Edwardian Inn is located just a few miles from America’s “Crossroads”, or highway 61. This grand Inn has hosted US Presidents.  A short distance from the King Biscuit Blues Festival, it can be best to get on the ‘wait list’ a year in advance if you are traveling for the Festival.

Pelican Pass Bed and Breakfast (Horseshoe Lake, AR)

Great River Road travelers can also relax by Horseshoe Lake! The bed and breakfast aims to be a “rustic romantic retreat”.

~Mississippi~

Honey Hill Bed And Breakfast (Clarksdale, MS)

An elegant 9-acre retreat in a historic home less than 1/2 a mile from downtown Clarksdale, MS. Step back in time and enjoy the peace and quiet.

Canemount Plantation Inn (Lorman, MS)

Located between Vicksburg and Natchez, Canemount Plantation Inn is a perfect stop for people interested in exploring more than one city. Surrounded by the 3,500 acre Canemount Wildlife Management Area, visitors can enjoy southern hospitality in the countryside of Mississippi.

~Louisiana~

The Stockade Bed and Breakfast (Baton Rouge, LA)

The bed and breakfast is named after the Union stockade that occupied the region during the Civil War. Archeological investigations have unearthed Civil War artifacts on the property.  The Stockade claims to be “one of Baton Rouge’s hidden gems”.

Auberge Du Chêne Vert (Paulina, LA)

Fresh flowers and homemade snacks welcome visitors! Located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, Auberge Du Chêne Vert offers relaxation under their impressive oak trees.  Take a walk along the levee and watch international ships on the Mississippi.