Hannibal MO Bed and Breakfast

Voted #1 Bed and Breakfast in the entire Midwest…

by those who know best…Bed & Breakfast Travelers from AAA Travelers Magazine!

Consistently known as thee Bed and Breakfast of Hannibal, Garth Woodside Mansion provides the ultimate romantic getaway. Garth Mansion is a historic Victorian Estate in which Mark Twain himself stayed on several occasions. Our attention to detail will provide you with complete serenity and relaxation while you unwind on our beautiful estate. Our 36+ acre estate is secluded from the noises of Hannibal but is also just minutes from town. Come stay with us, it’s an experience you won’t soon forget!

Why stay with us?  We have the knowledge of the Hannibal area, the connections to get you into the best restaurants (some actually save tables for our guests!)  The Brick Oven and the Hannibal Country Club are our favorite.  The Club allows Garth guests to enjoy their facilities and the dinner view is wonderful.  Let us know before your arrival and we are quite often able to acquire tours of several mansions in Hannibal and Quincy, IL.  Sitting on 36+ acres, this Hannibal, MO Bed and Breakfast gives you the quiet solitude of nature as well as fully lit private parking.  We are able to check you into any of our historic rooms and cottages anytime after 3 p.m. and have someone on site 24 hours a day for your needs.

Painting a Painted Lady
The Garth Woodside Mansion is coming up on it’s 150 year anniversary of it’s completion.  Over the last 20 years, since we have been responsible for its care and upkeep, we have repaired and replaced, scraped and painted different sections of the building.  As a “painted lady” we trying our best to keep Garth Mansion historically accurate. We are now painting the entire mansion for the first time in over 30 years.  A wooden structure this old needs periodic maintenance to keep it respectable.  Therefore, it is possible from time to time to see scaffolding and ladders so that we can complete the job.  It’s just paint, not construction, and she so needs a warm coat.  

Featured on PBS, watch video:
Garth Mansion on WSEC PBS 2014

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A Perfect Hannibal Wedding Venue

Have a ring? Have a date? We are able to host your wedding ceremony and reception. We will make it the day you have dreamed about. Private appointment times are available, please call to reserve yours.

  • We returned to Garth after 3 years and felt as though we were coming home. John and Julie gave us a warm welcome when we entered and lavished us with hospitality up to the minute we departed.

    Fort Collins, CO Visitors - July, 2016
  • After this experience, how could we go anywhere else?! We cannot wait to return.

    Kris, St. Louis, MO - August, 2016
  • For those who love peace, quiet, hospitality, history, and a place to get away, you found it. Sitting here in the rosewood room looking around at the furniture I can only imagine the words that have been spoken here. I can't say enough of how much I love this place and I'm only halfway done with my stay. I will be back.

    Camdenton, MO Visitor - July, 2016
  • Amazing! Cozy, welcoming home that pairs modern conveniences with Victorian elegance. The owner treated me like family!

    Montgomery, AL Visitor - June, 2016
  • Just the best place to get away from the busy world we live in!

    Renee - April, 2016
  • My fiancée spent the weekend at the mansion to see if it would be a good location for our wedding and reception. The accommodations are beautiful, the breakfast is yummy and the grounds will be perfect for our wedding in the fall!

    Michelle - March, 2016

A Standard of Excellence

  • Owned and Operated by 31 year Air Force Veteran
  • Voted Hannibal’s ‘People Choice Award 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and 2015, 20126 and now 2017’
  • 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
  • “Coolest place to stay in the state of Missouri” The Thrillest
  • “Best B&B in the Hannibal Area” – Hannibal Courier
Bed and Breakfast Diamond Collection Member
Peoples Choice Ribbon 2015
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