A Secluded Hannibal Bed And Breakfast Located on 36+ acres minutes from town. A Historical Bed and Breakfast Which Midwest Living Calls “a birthday cake of a Victorian house where Twain himself stayed.”
If you love eagles, you will really love your stay with us this year. Seems we have a male bald eagle who chose our area to scope out for some tasty treats. He will swoop pretty low checking out the llamas, but alas, has left them along. Pretty awesome to see him from the hot tub, or just on a walk on the property.
This past year the Hannibal Courier Post awarded us the ‘People’s Choice Award 2014‘ for the Best B&B in the Hannibal area.
Now we turn around and now the Thrillist website awards us with the “Coolest Place to Stay in the State of Missouri.” Two very well received accolades we are honored to have been given. Thanks for the votes Hannibalians and thanks Thrillist’s writer Matt Meltzer for chosing us alongside several well deserving places.
“So, you take the house that’s pretty much the model for every haunted house movie exterior in history, and then put it on a remote 36 acres in a place called HANNIBAL? That is pure horror genius, and undoubtedly why this Victorian-era mansion is routinely rated the best B&B in Missouri. It’s got eight rooms and three cottages, all done up in antique furniture for that true Merchant Ivory feel. A welcome contrast to the Wes Craven-feeling exterior.” ~Matt Meltzer
“Mark Twain loved Garth Mansion, which was named after the owner and the author’s childhood friend, John Garth. He returned to Hannibal regularly to visit his friend, and this family-run hotel is just a few metres from the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. It’s possible to stay in the room Twain stayed in, and the hotel’s rooms are filled with the author’s books.” ~MSN Travel, Hotels for Literary Lovers, March 2014
Nice plug from State of Missouri Tourism Newsletter:
A gazebo, walking paths and wildlife complement to surroundings at Garth Woodside Mansion Bed and Breakfast, one of the founding members of the Bed-and-Breakfast Inns of Missouri. This Hannibal inn has even hosted Mark Twain as one of its guests. Choose from their eight guest rooms and three cottages, all decorated in period antiques, with amenities ranging from custom robes to evening turn-down service to jetted tubs – you will feel like royalty in this 1871 mansion. The mansion includes a full bar and an extensive wine list. In the December 2013, issue, Victorian Home Magazine stated: “There is something magical about a Victorian Home dusted with snow.” They listed the inn as one of six “North America’s best destinations for Victorian Christmas decor.” Garth has been awarded Three Diamonds by AAA and Three Stars by Mobil Travel Guide.
Not Just Missouri’s Finest Inn Owned and operated by a retired Air Force Academy ’73 Grad (along with 27 years of service) the mansion is always thrilled to have veterans from all branches come and stay. Consistently known as thee Bed and Breakfast of Hannibal, Garth provides the ultimate romantic getaway. Garth Woodside Mansion is a historical Victorian Estate in which Mark Twain himself stayed on several occasions. The attention to detail will provide you with complete serenity and relaxation while you unwind on the beautiful estate.
See us on WSEC in Springfield, IL. Great PBS special in the upcoming episode of Illinois Stories. Garth Mansion on WSEC PBS 2014
Since we are just outside the city limits and in wonderful Ralls County, our sales tax here at the Garth are much lower than the local area. Our tax rate here is 6.75% whereas in town you will pay just a tad under 15%. There are advantages to living out in the county. Now the city has asked us to inquire with our guests if they would like to pay a voluntary bed tax of 6%. If you would like to, just let us know; we will add that on to your bill and donate the money to the city. To date we have had one gentleman running for office who donated $1, so you never know.
Voted #1 Bed and Breakfast in the entire Midwest by those who know best…Bed & Breakfast Travelers from AAA Travelers Magazine! Voted #1 People’s Choice locally as well. People’s Choice award with our local Hannibal Courier Post. 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and again 2012 and then again in 2013 and now 2014! Listed as the first Inn accepted into the Diamond Collection at BedandBreakfast.com This is a great collection of inns with requirements asking more than many other organization. Being a member you must offer free Wi-Fi, beverages, full hot breakfast and several other check lists are looked over for their yearly inspection. I love being first and was thrilled when we were the first inn to become a member of this collection of great inns. Garth Mansion is also one of the founding inns of BBIM, Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri ~ www.bbim.org. (if an inn of Missouri is not a member of this association, ask them why. This is thee standard of excellence, no excuses) Smaller inns that are not required to have an inspection by the state that ARE members of BBIM are great inns that pass our inspection of Bed and Breakfast Inns of Missouri.
Originally on 640 acres, one square mile, we are now nestled on 36-acres of rolling meadows you will enjoy tall woodlands and flowered gardens. Our bed and breakfast near Hannibal, Missouri focuses on personal attention, warmth and a simple beauty provided by nature. Enjoy exquisite Hannibal MO lodging in our stunning rooms and private cottages. When we say private baths, we mean private and NOT shared. Yours only. Do not be confused with the two different meanings. Our guests unwind with pure solitude and with an escape of everyday living. We have constructed two amazing Woodside cottages for the ultimate relaxation experience. Enjoy your free time in tranquility on our veranda admiring the flight of a hummingbird. Take a stroll on our beautifully manicured grounds, curl up with a book by the pond or sit on the balcony catching a nice cool breeze.
Gift Certificates: Please note, with so many of our young soldiers coming back from deployments overseas, we use the unused or expired gift certificates for their stays. If your certificate is coming due, and after the two or three years of trying to get away you still cannot find time, rest assured it will go to good use with a military couple really needing some quiet time together. On their behalf, thank you.
Owned and Operated by 31 year Air Force Veteran
Voted Hannibal’s ‘People Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014’
Known as one of the “Top Ten Inns” in the Midwest
Awarded Three Diamonds from AAA
Three Stars by Mobil Travel Guide “Number Four in the USA!” American Historic Inn member