Surrounding Area

Visitors from all over the country come to Elizabethtown in Southern Illinois to enjoy the beauty of the Historic Ohio River and the Majestic Scenery of the Shawnee National Forest. Boating, canoeing, swimming, hiking, biking, picnicking, antique shops, restaurants, and even Casino entertainment in Metropolis are just some of the pleasures in and around this little sleepy Rivertown.Garden of the Gods, Rimrock, Pounds Hollow, Dixon Springs, Cave-in-Rock State Park, Iron Furnace, High Knob, Heron Pond, Giant City State Park, are among some of the many attractions nearby.


The River Rose inn bed & breakfast is an Elegant Greek Revival Mansion nestled on the banks of the beautiful, Historic Ohio river by the Shawnee National Forest. The Inn is furnished in period antiques, Victorian theme. Relax in the 1st floor Grand Parlor, watch the big screen TV, or play the baby grand piano. On the mezanine you have your choice of videos and reading material from our library. Guests enjoy the pleasures of our grand inground swimming pool overlooking river or relax in the warmth of our hydro therapy jacuzzi spa. There are numerous sitting areas to sit and relax from the wrap-around mosac porch to the deck from under the Magnolia tree. All have spectacular views of the river.


Luxurious rooms with queen size beds, whirlpool tubs for 2 and showers, cable TV with VCR, some with private balconies and all with dazzling views of the Ohio River.


Library with books, magazines and videos. grand inground swimming pool & Jacuzzi Spa overlooking Ohio River. Visit our local restaurants, antiques shops or any of the surrounding communities.

Services Offered

Morning & Evening coffee and tea.

Policies & Restrictions

Smoking is not permitted in the main house or cottage. Smoking is permitted outside only in designated areas. Sorry, but we can not accommadate pets. Limited appeal for children under 12.

Rates & Availability

Five accommodations including a romantic honeymoon cottage.$95.00 - $135.00. Winter Package, Hunters Package, Valentine Package throughout month of February; including a special treat.

Other Information

SHAWNEE QUEEN boat rides on the Ohio River. Stop along the way at a river town for lunch and some shop hopping then catch the boat for the return trip while enjoying the different moods of the river.July, August, September, & October have special events!!!

Discounts Offered

Corporate & Government rates are honored. Special cyclist rates year round.

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