The Beall Mansion is at 407 E. 12th St. on Millionaire’s Row in the Middletown Historic District of Alton.
ALTON – For the second year in a row, Beall Mansion has been accepted as a Bronze level GreenLeader into the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program.
TripAdvisor GreenLeaders have met a set of environmental standards developed by a leading environmental consulting firm, with input from expert partners including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star program, the U.S. Green Building Council and the United Nations Environment Programme.
“GreenLeaders are leading the hospitality industry in making efforts to improve their environmental footprint,” said Jenny Rushmore, director of responsible travel at TripAdvisor. “We greatly applaud these accommodations and are pleased to share their eco-friendly practices with our online audience of more than 260 million travelers who visit (TripAdvisor.com) each month.”
“It is an honor to be one of the few of St. Louis area lodging options to achieve GreenLeaders status,” said Jim and Sandy Belote, co-owners of The Beall Mansion. “It demonstrates that with a lot of hard work, even historic properties with their many extra challenges can be green.”
In February the Belotes won Lincoln Award gold medals at the Illinois Governor’s Conference on Excellence on Travel and Tourism. In May they received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the fourth year in a row.
About The Beall Mansion
The mansion was built in 1903 by Z. B. Job as a wedding gift for his son and his son’s bride. It later became the residence of Edmond Beall, four-time mayor of Alton, senator and co-founder of Beall Brothers Manufacturing.
The Belotes purchased the property in December 1996. In 1998 they opened to the public as a bed and breakfast and venue for wedding and receptions and small corporate meetings and retreats.
Guest rooms feature a triple-sheeted feathered bed, hardwood floors, oriental rugs and private bathroom with whirlpool Jacuzzi for two or clawfoot tub. Property amenities include complementary wireless Internet, 24-hour hot beverage service , and their famous 24-hour “all you can eat” chocolate buffet, and choice of continental or gourmet breakfast each morning.
The Beall Mansion is 25 minutes from the St. Louis Gateway Arch on “Millionaire’s Row” in the Middletown Historic District of Alton. Nearby attractions are the Heartland Rivers Wine Trail, downtown Antique district, Lincoln Trail, Meeting of the Great Rivers National Scenic Byway, winter eagle watching, Lewis and Clark Trail Site No. 1 and Interpretive Center, Confluence Tower, Great Rivers Museum at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam, Alton Marina, dozens of restaurants, as well as an active nightlife.
Narrated tours and group tours are available by appointment with paid admission.
For reservations or more information, visit www.beallmansion.com or call (618) 474-9100 or toll free (866) The-BEALL (1-866-843-2325).