May 6, 2014

The Old Rose Hotel, the oldest Hotel in the State of Illinois

Bruce and Sue Hemphill, owners of the River Rose Inn are to take over management of the Old Rose Hotel as of May 2014. The owners look forward to managing this historic hotel that is owned by the State of Illinois. The hotel was built by James B. McFarlan around 1804-1812. Before being named Elizabethtown, […]

River Rose Inn, a B&B along the Ohio River

On a recent travel writing tour in southern Illinois, I was blessed to stop at the lovely River Rose Inn where they served us lunch from the nearby E’Town River Restaurant. The home was built in 1914 and offers five rooms and a private cottage. Log onto for details about the bed and breakfast […]

E'Town River Restaurant, catfish heaven!  - Photo by Rose Hammitt

Located right along the river front in Elizabethtown, Illinois, this floating fish restaurant is a mecca for visitors from all over. On a writing trip to southern Illinois I had the chance to try out some of there river and pond catfish and it was quite amazing. It is hard to beat views of the […]