St. Louis Area Beall Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn Receives Award

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Local B&B receives fourth 2015 TripAdvisor Award

In its inaugural year, this special Service Excellence Award is based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers. - Stephen Kaufer, TripAdvisor President and CEO

The Beall Mansion An Elegant Bed and Breakfast Inn announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Service Excellence Award.

According to Stephen Kaufer, President and CEO of TripAdvisor, “In its inaugural year, this special Service Excellence Award is based on the reviews and opinions of millions of travelers.”

Co-owners of the Beall Mansion, Jim and Sandy Belote, commented, “From the outset, our vision was to become the premiere place for world class lodging and service in Alton, IL. We would like to thank TripAdvisor for their recognition and the myriads of valued guests that have helped make that dream a reality.

This is the fourth honor Trip Advisor bestowed on the inn this year. Previous 2015 awards were TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor “Hall of Fame”,
and TripAdvisor Green Leader.

About The Beall Mansion

The Beall Mansion was built in 1903 by railroad baron Z. B. Job as a wedding gift for his son and his son’s bride, Mary Drummond of the Drummond Tobacco fortune. In 1909 the property was purchased by Edmond Beall, four time mayor, senator, industrialist, and financier.

Jim and Sandy Belote purchased the property in 1996 and opened it to the public in 1998 as a bed & breakfast inn and wedding venue. The property features original mill work, fine antiques and artwork from around the world, hardwood floors and Oriental rugs, private bathrooms with Italian marble floors, whirlpools “Jacuzzis”, fireplaces, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary 24 hour “all you can eat” chocolate buffet.

The Beall Mansion is located 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch, on “Millionaire’s Row,” in the Middletown Historic District of Alton, IL. Nearby attractions include the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail, downtown Antique district, Lincoln Trail, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, winter eagle watching, Lewis & Clark Trail Site #1 and Interpretive Center, Confluence Tower, Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Alton Marina, dozens of restaurants, as well as an active nightlife.

Narrated tours and group tours about the history, architecture, and furnishings of the property are available by appointment with paid admission.

For more information contact: The Beall Mansion, 407 E. 12th St., Alton,
Illinois 62002, visit or call 618-474-9100 or toll free 1-866-The-BEALL

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