Best of the River is focused on the best attractions, accommodations,  food & drink, and trails & tours along the Great River Road from northern Minnesota down to the Gulf of Mexico.

Best B&B Lodging

1.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.

2.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.

3.Jail Hill Inn (Galena, IL)

This 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast.

4.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.

5.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.

See results for Best of the River 2019

In 2019, thousands submitted their Best of The River choices in categories ranging from best cultural trail, best monument, best public art, best river boat tour, best brewery and more.