For an amazing scenic experience, little compares to the Great River Road running alongside the Mighty Mississippi. Because the Green Tree Inn is just minutes from this scenic byway our area is an exciting getaway destination. Nestled in the small town of Elsah, Illinois, our guest enjoy peace and quiet while being close to many fun and interesting local attractions.
Picturesque Beauty and Historic River Towns
The Great River Road runs through 10 states and hundreds of historic, river towns. Overall, it is nearly 2,000 miles long. The portion closest to Elsah, Illinois is one of the most beautiful sections. As a result, the Autumn foliage attracts many tourists. Similarly, birdwatchers about as Bald Eagles are commonly spotted here.
The Village of Elsah is on the National Registry of Historic Places. This quaint village is often referred to as the “town where time stood still”. Visitors to Green Tree Inn of Elsah can escape with quiet streets and 19th century stone homes. This “picturesque” village attracts many photographers and history lovers alike.
As you bike or drive along the river you will find a masterpiece of nature about with wildlife, birds, beautiful fall foliage, and limestone river bluffs.