The Green Tree Inn is situated along the Mississippi river just northeast of St. Louis Missouri. Our region offers a wide variety of recreation, dining experiences and local attractions. Many of the nearby opportunities are listed here to help with planning your next trip to stay with us.

Have a Riverside Picnic

Enjoy a Riverside Picnic

Along the Great River Road you will find a number of recreation and picnic areas, including gorgeous limestone bluffs and the more than 8,000-acres of picturesque beauty to explore in Pere Marquette State Park… Learn More

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Wineries & Vineyards

Explore Local Wineries & Vineyards

Grafton Winery and Brewhaus is located in historic downtown Grafton 45 minutes from St Louis on the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. Aerie’s Winery offers great views, live music and more… Learn More

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Visit an Orchard

Visit a Local Orchard

Situated atop the Mississippi River Bluffs in a quaint, rural setting, the Grafton Farm opens in the summer with blackberry and peach picking (when available)… Learn More

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Cahokia Mounds

Explore Cahokia Mounds

Formerly home to pre-Columbian Native Americans, Cahokia Mounds is a State Historic Site and a popular destination for travelers seeking to know more about the Native American culture and carefully preserved tools and artifacts. Learn More

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Ride the Brussels Ferry

Ride the Brussels Ferry

This ferry crosses the Illinois River linking Route 100 to Calhoun County and the village of Brussels. On busy days, such as weekends in the fall, there are two ferries operating to cut down on the waiting times… Learn More

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Horseback Riding at Pere Marquette

Horseback Riding & Hiking

Take in nature’s beauty at Pere Marquette, a state park comprised of more than 8,000 acres to explore. Visit the Pere Marquette stables to ride more than 20 miles of equestrian trails or trek one of several popular hiking trails… Learn More

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Explore St. Louis Missouri

Explore St. Louis Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri is an excellent destination for galleries and museums, sporting events, dining, shopping, nightlife and more. Overall, there are many city attractions to consider…. Learn More

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Great River Road

Drive, Walk or Bike The Great River Road

For an amazing scenic experience, little compares to the Great River Road running alongside the Mighty Mississippi.
Nestled in the small town of Elsah, Illinois the Green Tree Inn is just minutes from this scenic byway… Learn More

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Have a Zip Line Adventure

Have a Zip-Line Adventure

The Grafton Zip-Line sends you soaring more than 200 feet above the ground. Composed of nine lines and running the length of 1.75 miles, the Grafton Zip-Line is sure to be an incredible experience… Learn More

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Enjoy Eagles & Birdwatching

Enjoy Eagles and Bird Watching

A stay with Green Tree Inn offers the perfect opportunity for viewing Bald Eagles and other bird watching. Eagles love to build their large nests along the Mississippi… Learn More

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Visit St. Charles Missouri

Visit Historic St. Charles, Missouri

Take a ferry across the Mississippi and visit the charming historical town of St. Charles, Missouri. Shops and boutiques, cafes, galleries and more await… Learn More

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Local Attractions: Links & Resources

Set in a valley along the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton, Elsah is often called the “town that time forgot”. We are close to local attractions but you can come home to Green Tree Inn to relax. These websites are great places to start exploring local attractions:

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Additional Local Attractions

  • 75+ Antique and Specialty Stores, all within 15 miles
  • Take advantage of one of our local bike trails
  • Bird watching at the Riverlands Sanctuary
  • Take the Grafton Ferry for a scenic route to St. Louis
  • Stroll through the beautiful fall foliage along the limestone bluffs
  • Visit Tree House Wildlife Center

If you want to venture a little further we are only 45 minutes from
Downtown, St. Louis, MO Visit Website

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Interested in Biking a local trail? The Green Tree Inn is listed as a premiere destination for Bike Lovers on BBBiking.com. Visit their online Bed, Breakfast & Biking Guide to learn more.

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