BEST OF THE RIVER 2019 

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 Luxury Lodging

1.The Peabody (Memphis, TN)

Known as the “South’s Grand Hotel,” The Peabody is legendary for its charm, elegance, gracious hospitality and rich history. This Memphis icon, opened in 1869.

2.The Charmant Hotel (La Crosse, WI)

A 67-room luxury boutique hotel in downtown La Crosse, WI., is a renovated candy factory, built in 1898. Architectural details of the original building have been preserved.

3.Hotel Julien Dubuque (Dubuque, IA)

Hotel Julien Dubuque is an elegant boutique hotel that marries modern amenities with historic charm in the heart of the Old Main District. Elegant accommodations.

4.Four Seasons Hotel (St. Louis, MO)

A resort-style hotel is set along the banks of the fabled Mississippi River in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district, just steps away from the Gateway Arch.

5.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.

About Best of the River 

Thousands participated in submitting 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.

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