The Green Tree Inn is situated just alongside the “Mighty Mississippi” in Elsah, Illinois. Enjoy a riverside picnic, scenic drives, hiking trails, biking and bird watching during your stay – just a few of the most popular excursions in this region.
Our area offers a great variety of attractions and recreation to enhance your stay with us. The Alton & Grafton regions of Great River Road are just a short distance from Green Tree Inn.
Pere Marquette State Park
At Pere Marquette State Park, a large number of picnic areas with tables, grills and trash receptacles are in place for visitors. Picnic shelters can be reserved for family reunions and other special occasions. Reservations can be made online: www.reserveamerica.com Aside from picnic areas, Pere Marquette State Park offers tremendous outdoor activities that will immerse you in the natural beauty of the Mississippi Valley.
Along the Great River Road you can easily enjoy a riverside picnic, including gorgeous limestone bluffs and the more than 8,000-acres of picturesque beauty to explore in Pere Marquette State Park.
The Pere Marquette Visitor Center offers a three-dimensional map of the state park. A large number of displays reflecting local wildlife habitats and regional history are also available for viewing. A local gift shop offers unique souvenirs to pick up along your travels.
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center
Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center is an amazing structure composed of limestone and massive timbers. Vaulted ceilings and a 700-ton stone fireplace enhance the Great Room of the Lodge. Tours of the lodge are available. Also available to visit within the lodge are the Mary Michelle Winery and the Pere Marquette restaurant.
Open year-round, the restaurant offers a delicious Menu, Dinner Theater, Seasonal festivals, and other enjoyable entertainment. Check out all of the Upcoming Events at Pere Marquette.