Before I start to share our photo's of our trip to Elizabethtown Il. I want to say "Thank You" for all the lovely complements we received on our Master Bedroom and the vintage quilt. You all made us smile and you warmed our hearts too!
Back in September we took a trip to visit Gary's sister Sue and Brother n law Brucez. They own and run a B&B in Elizabethtown Il. in Hardin County.. You can click to enlarge any photo if you like.
The town is full of charm and still has many if not all original buildings. Elizabethtown sits along side the Ohio River. I love the building all built of brick.
Here we are in front of Sue and Bruce's "River Rose Inn" come along with us and we'll show you the beauty and the charm of this home built over 100 years ago. So much of the interior and the exterior is still original. Sue and Bruce have been working on the home for some time now and have created a warm and friendly place to rest your weary head. (The breakfast is amazingly yummy)
Let's open the original rod iron gate and go inside for a visit..
The home has four floors and a wrap around porch that over sees the Ohio River. Bruce is waving (Hi y'all) come on In. (click to enlarge Brucez waving)
Looking at "River Rose Inn" from across the street.
Front porch with original tile work, also all the windows are original as well.
This is were you will find our Brother n law Bruce most of time waiting to greet guests or rocking sipping his cup of coffee.. enjoying his life on the river..
This is the view from the front porch! you can spend your day just watching the tug boats go by..
This is the side of the only restaurant in town, yep the only one. It floats! they serve deep fried catfish and hush puppies.
A view from the back yard, looking up towards the house.
Just look at this Magnolia tree it is original to the home and is over 100 years old. It is huge! This is the oldest Magnolia tree in Illinois
I was sitting under the tree and kept hearing something pinging, I looked up and it was the little red berries dropping.. I had never heard anything like it before..(I'm such a city girl)LOL
The pool area behind the house, there is also a hot tub and a resting place to sit and view the sunset setting on the river. You can light the fire pit to keep warm on the chilly evenings.
Now lets go inside.. welcome to the foyer. All the wood work is original and it's so beautiful and rich in color.
Original radiators for heating!. Now being from California I'm not used to radiators..I loved them. I did not have these when I was growing up. Cali Girl LoL
This home is full of antiques around every corner and in every room there is something special and lovely and full of history to see.
I loved this door on the landing, do you know where it leads?... it leads into the kitchen. Yep the maid would use all the doorways that led behind the walls, so guests would not see them. It was so cool! Little hidden stairways.. There were many doors like this throughout the house.
The panel doors were so pretty! they slid open. Where you see Gary and Bruce is the foyer, I took the picture from the dinning room.
Original fireplace,mantel and tile in the dinning room.
During hunting season when the hunters are staying, Sue offers bed and dinner instead of bed and breakfast..since the hunters are up before dawn..
Looking from the dinning room into the front room..
These doors lead out to a side patio..
Original gas chandelier, it was changed over for electricity.. this was the fist home in Elizabethtown Il to have electricity and bathrooms..
More beautiful antiques, enjoy the photos.
This fireplace was in the bedroom we stayed in...all original...just beautiful!
Meet "Rosie Magee" she is the mascot of "River Rose Inn". She found Sue and Bruce, Rosie was curled up injured and sick on their front porch of "River Rose Inn". Sue and Bruce scooped Rosie up into their arms and brought her back to health with their love and warmth.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour, I know this was a long post...but I really wanted to share with you all the beauty of a small town that has not drastically changed through the years.
Thank you Sue and Bruce for letting me share your beautiful B&B and Home with my friends..
Love you guys..
Today I'm linking up with Susan from Between Naps on the Porch