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Inspiring Wooded Cottage in Historic Village

Mike And Danne is a superhost.
Mike And Danne

Inspiring Wooded Cottage in Historic Village

4 guests3 bedrooms3 beds1 bath
4 guests
3 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
Self check-in
Check yourself in with the keypad.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Mike And Danne is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Unplug and escape to Elsah. NO WiFi here; we’re too remote! This historic river town sports a general store, historic museum, and expansive views of the Mississippi River (est 1853). Nestled beneath towering limestone bluffs along the Scenic River Road, Elsah is a throw back to forgotten days. Just a walk through town can inspire and relax. The home is furnished with antiques and art. Every room is light-filled and contains wooded scenes.


Free parking on premises
Laptop friendly workspace

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 single bed



33 reviews
Marta User Profile
November 2019
Great place to unwind. The setting is beautiful. Having the makings for breakfast to include freshly laid eggs from the chickens out back left in the fridge was a nice treat. The hosts had great information about the local attractions
Linda User Profile
October 2019
Danne and Mike are truly great hosts. They are just such kind people. Leaving eggs and sausage in the fridge for our breakfast is such a thoughtful touch. They really have thought of everything.. The chickens are so much fun to watch, we loved them. The house is really cute…
Mike And Danne User Profile
Response from Mike And Danne:
Good to hear from you and hope your trip home was wonderful. Thank you for your note and taking such great care for the house. Coyotes hit us yesterday afternoon and yet we didn’t lose a chicken. Beav-Guy, our rooster, went crazy on the intruders and Danne went ballistic with a…
October 2019
Barbara User Profile
September 2019
Mike and Danne have developed a beautiful, quiet, peaceful retreat. Everything is provided and comfort is the key. The breakfast food was great, love the fresh eggs. We love the farm atmosphere. There is no cell service available at the house. It is quite freeing to be…
Jeff User Profile
September 2019
Mike and Danne were great host. The cottage was beautiful along with all the sculptures and artwork in the house. Walking down the streets of Elsah will bring you back 100 years. Some of the hidden treasures were the farm fresh eggs (straight from the back hen house) and the…
Andrew User Profile
September 2019
Mike and Danne are amazing hosts. They are such wonderful people and their cottage was beautiful. It is definitely a great place to stay for any relaxing occasion. The place is very cute and has such a nice charm. The wildlife is also amazing. 5/5 stars all around! Will…
Cassie User Profile
August 2019
We enjoyed our long weekend at this peaceful cottage. A great place to totally unplug and relax. We loved having farm fresh eggs for breakfast and the other thoughtful touches from the hosts. Elsah is a cute town and we enjoyed exploring it and Grafton.
Sammie User Profile
August 2019
This is our favorite place ever. We have gone multiple times now and absolutely love Mike, Danne, and their home. It is beautiful and clean with a beautiful secluded view with CHICKENS! This house resides a few minutes from Alton or Grafton and it's easy to make weekend plans…

Hosted by Mike And Danne

Joined in December 2017
Mike And Danne User Profile
33 Reviews
Mike And Danne is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Mike is a retired biologist and Danne, an art professor. We live in the 1904 farmhouse next door. Together we enjoy roaming the woods and river trails with their Australian Cattle Dog, Dodger. Gardening, weaving, and woodworking fill our free time. Ten hens grace the back…
Interaction with guests
We’re here if you need us. We’ve furnished the front door with a pushbutton keypad so that you may arrive and leave at your leisure. The full kitchen is well stocked, but if you lack anything, we will gladly accommodate. You will unmistakenly see and hear our chickens.
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour
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The neighborhood

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: 12PM (noon) - 8PM
Checkout: 12PM (noon)
Self check-in with keypad
12PM (noon) - 8PM
12PM (noon)

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed