Our Story

Where the Twain Shall Meet

John and Julie have spent a lifetime serving others with raising boys and enjoying his 31 years in military service.  They’ve enjoyed their dream here at Garth Mansion serving wonderful guests and having a great time.  Those times spent with guests have been the most fun & rewarding part of the entire experience. Garth Mansion has consistently been THE Bed and Breakfast of the state of Missouri providing the ultimate luxury and friendliness most have come to appreciate and love.

John Rolsen, and his late wife Julie


What We Offer

Let us know before your arrival and we are quite often able to acquire tours of
several mansions in Hannibal and Quincy, IL.

You may choose a room in the cottage with all the amenities you desire or opt for a cottage for the ultimate privacy and access mansion whenever you like!

Full plated and served breakfast and each room has their own private table.

Of all the wedding venues in Missouri, Garth Mansion is certainly one of the best!

Property highlights

Sitting on over 36 acres there is plenty of private areas and nice areas to visit.

Free Parking

Public Telephone available at the Mansion.

Breakfast included

Free WiFI

Children Permitted in Select Rooms

Pets Permitted in Select Cottages

Upscale lodging in Hannibal, MO

Historic Victorian Estate

Enjoy the ultimate romantic getaway to our boutique hotel in Hannibal, MO. Some rooms offer upgrades like fireplaces, private whirlpool tubs, stunning views, and much more.

Each room is double checked for excellence prior to your arrival, and the attention to detail continues throughout your stay.

Our Rooms & Cottages

Some rooms and cottages offer upgrades like fireplaces, private whirlpool tubs, stunning views, and much more.
Each room and cottages are double checked for excellence prior to your arrival.


Breakfast at Garth

Always fresh and never rushed!

Enjoy a delicious breakfast, the most important meal of the day, at our Missouri bed and breakfast. Some of our very best country inn recipes and secrets are served for breakfast. Come see why presentation is not the only thing our B&B guests rave about.


The Perfect Mansion Wedding

We offer newly engaged couples a fabulous wedding venue in Hannibal, MO with personalized planning services all in one easy package. Our beautiful historical mansion and bed and breakfast is an experience all its own, add in our manicured property, additional cottage space and attentive owners and you won’t find a better place to host your special celebration.

Hear From Our Happy Guests

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this your first Bed and Breakfast stay? Not sure what to expect or even ask? We have filled in our answers for the questions we are suggesting, Add your own questions for what is important for you. Print this page and have at it!
Can I book online?

Of course! Click here

When is check-in and check-out??

Check-in – 4:00pm or later / 3:00pm for Dowager House

Check-out – 11:00am or earlier / Noon for the Dowager Cottage

Is smoking limited to outside?

Yes, the mansion, rooms, and the restaurant is a completely smoke free environment.

High Speed Internet Access?

We have a wireless over the entire property so you can stay connected if you so choose.

Is breakfast Included in the rate?

Yes, a full breakfast is included. Enjoy fresh coffee, juice, and tea. Fruit cup with a lemon cream sauce, fresh baked goods, and a hot entree every morning.

Is the bathroom private or shared?

All rooms feature private baths accessible in the room.