Bed & Breakfast Mansion: “I spent many nights with John and Helen Garth in their spacious, beautiful home. They were children with me, and afterward, school mates.”
- Mark Twain
Another fine John W. Garth Mansion where Mark Twain saw his childhood sweetheart, Laura Hawkins, for the last time; she was the real-life model for Tom Sawyer’s girlfriend, Becky Thatcher. Scenes from both Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn were inspired by his days here.
6 guest rooms and 1 suite with private baths and/or showers; most rooms have a fireplace. Decorated with exquisite antiques, lace and fine linens. Much of the home’s original architectural detail remains: The large Tiffany stained glass window, the main stairway, hand-grained walnut paneling, chandeliers and glass gasoliers. The music room features an organ and a cozy fireplace. The library (with fireplace) has a wrap-around porch. Some rooms offer enchanting views of the Mississippi River.
Delicious complimentary breakfast. Near boating, fishing, and all the attractions mentioned above. Telephone upon request.
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