Do you and your partner enjoy the elegance of restored estates? Try Beall Mansion, an ornate turn-of-the-century B&B situated on a tree- lined street in Alton, Illinois.
Upon arrival, check into the luxury king whirlpool suite or deluxe queen whirlpool room. The second-floor king room includes a gas fireplace, feather bed, and bathroom complete with a chandelier and traditional Palladian window.
For lovers of architecture, the mansion is a real treat. Outside your room are lovingly restored features and furnishings that reflect the innkeepers’ keen attention to detail.
Dim the overhead lights, sprinkle lavender bath salts into the water, then turn on the jets. All you need to do is slip out of your clothes, join your sweetheart in the bath, and relax until you’re ready for supper. After your soak, tuck into a hearty meal at Castelli’s, a fourth-generation Italian eatery in Alton. Come morning, you might choose between a gourmet breakfast of poached eggs or Belgian waffles in your suite or the Beall’s formal dining room.