Charming Bed and Breakfast for a Romantic Getaway in Alton, Illinois

Nature Lodge in Alton, IL

2 guests • 1 bed

This charming bed and breakfast is ideal for a romantic getaway in Alton, Illinois. The third-floor suite features a full-size antique and feathered bed to accommodate up to two people. The feathered top can be removed if guests so wish. There is a private bathroom with Italian marble floors and an antique clawfoot tub, which is ideal for soaking in after a day spent exploring the outdoors. The bathroom also boasts a shower.

The retreat has a delicate and lovely decor that allows for a peaceful night's sleep, and guests can wake each morning to the beautiful sky through the large windows. There are also seats by the window so guests can enjoy a morning coffee while admiring the views and there is a private sitting room for glampers to use.

There are a number of facilities to ensure that glampers have an enjoyable and relaxing vacation getaway. The rental is located in a bed and breakfast that has a divine living area and a Victorian parlor for guests to relax and unwind in. There is a music room and a library so guests can take their pick of one of the many books available and sit outside to enjoy it. There is Wi-Fi, air conditioning, central hot water radiator heating, as well as hardwood floors, oriental rugs, HDTVs, and large windows in all of the rooms in the bed and breakfast.

In the privacy of their own room, guests will find a comfortable bed with luxury bedding and a feather top, as well as a private bathroom. Outside, there is a front veranda with seating, as well as plenty of grounds surrounding the rental with seating in the garden at the back.

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Features and services


  • 1 Double bed

Most popular features

  • Breakfast included

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • National Park

  • Bathtub

  • Heating

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Air conditioning

  • Wildlife watching

  • Spa

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Parking

  • Deck/Patio

  • kayak


  • Horseback riding

  • Cafe

  • Shower

  • Television

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Where you will stay

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Alton, Illinois

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Scenic views
  • Gateway Arch National Park
    19 miles straight-line distance
    30 kilometers straight-line distance

The stunning mansion is located just north of the Mississippi River in the small city of Alton, Illinois, on Millionaire's Row in the historic district where many historical and cultural attractions await. In Alton itself, travelers can visit the Gordon F. Moore Community Park that offers various sports activities and the Argosy Casino for riverboat gaming and fun shows in the evenings. McPike Mansion is a local landmark that is thought to be haunted, which will definitely be a thrill, and the National Great Rivers Museum is ideal for exhibits and tours about the Mississippi River and its history.

Glampers will be just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, and the St. Louis Gateway Arch. In 90 minutes, guests can travel to Springfield, Illinois, where a number of fascinating attractions are set including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, the Lincoln Tomb, and the Illinois State Museum.

For those who would enjoy traveling a little further to explore the surrounding area more, Branson, Missouri, is four hours away and Chicago, Illinois, is four and a half hours away. The closest airport is the St. Louis Lambert International Airport, which is 25 minutes away.
Activities near Alton
  • Swimming

  • Horseback riding

  • Biking

  • kayak


  • surf-board

    Stand-up paddleboarding

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Wine tasting

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

  • Feeding animals

Whether glampers are in search of a historically enlightening vacation getaway or a nature-filled trip, this setting has it all. The John M Olin Nature Preserve is just over a 10-minute drive away and is a wild forest area filled with many hiking trails for differing abilities and levels. The Illinois Great River Road is thriving with activity opportunities in the surrounding area including fishing, kayaking, and swimming. Alton itself has many museums, cafes, restaurants, and bars that are sure to enlighten and cater to all guest's needs and wants during the vacation.

Close to the rental, there are many wineries offering wine tasting and delicious meals with locally sourced food including salmon which is a perfect treat after a day spent outdoors. Alton also offers cruises from a number of different companies with elegant riverboat dining that can be customized to suit any schedule. Eagle-watching is highly sought after in this location, especially in the winter.

For a day trip away from Alton, St. Louis is very close and is ideal for more cultural enrichment from museums, as well as leisurely strolls along the river with a spot of shopping and sightseeing.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No children allowed
    2-12 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


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Additional info

Guests may partake of the "all you can eat" chocolate buffet, 24 hours a day for no additional charge. Glampers may choose from a selection of fine chocolates, traditional chocolates, and no added sugar chocolates. There is also a 24-hour hot beverage service.

This rental can accommodate special events such as weddings, reunions, corporate retreats, and meetings with space for up to 100 people and catering is also available. Guests should contact the host upon booking request for further information.

Monday to Saturday check-in is between 4 p.m. and 6 p. Check-in is between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday. Check-out is at 11 a.m. unless otherwise arranged.

Guest I.D. is required when checking-in.

This is a smoke free rental including e-cigarettes, candles, or incense. Under the Illinois Smoke Free act it is illegal to smoke within 15 feet of the building with significant fines, fees, and possible criminal penalties for any foolish enough to do so.

The property is pet free.
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