Located in the heart of historical Carthage in Missouri, the Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast is a charming guesthouse that offers comfortable accommodations, modern amenities and a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Ideal for all types of getaway from romantic weekends to business gatherings, Grand Avenue is housed in a beautifully preserved Queen Anne Victorian house that dates back to 1893 and features stained glass windows, intricate hardwood moldings, and a beautiful sweeping grand staircase. Historic charm blends with modern conveniences such as private bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, cable television, and complimentary wireless Internet to create an inviting, home-away-from-home ambiance.

Located in the historic town of Carthage, Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast is located just a short drive from the Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum, the Precious Moments Chapel, and the George Washington Carver National Monument.

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1.Guest Accommodations

Guest Accommodations
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Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast features five beautifully appointed guest rooms with country-style décor, unique finishes and modern amenities, including flat-screen televisions with cable channels, DVD and CD players, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Nathaniel Hawthorne Room is decorated in dark greens and bronzes and features intricate details such as antique light fixtures and features a gorgeous hand-carved mahogany queen sized bed with luxurious linens, handcrafted comforters and plush pillows. A private en-suite bathroom has a walk-in shower, a corner jetted tub for two, plush towels and deluxe bath products. Additional amenities include a flat-screen television with a variety of cable channels, in-room coffee service, and complimentary wireless Internet.

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2.More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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The Laura Ingalls Wilder Room is located on the first floor of the house and is decorated in vibrant hues of purple and gold and features a magnificent hand-carved mahogany four-poster bed with luxurious linens, handcrafted comforters and plush pillows. A private en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a corner jetted tub for one, plush towels and deluxe bath products. This room also features a walk-in closet with a roll away bed for an extra guest. Additional amenities include a flat-screen television with a variety of cable channels, in-room coffee service, and complimentary wireless Internet.

The Mark Twain Room is a spacious and elegant room decorated in contrasting tones of rose red and navy blue on the top floor of the house and features a king-size bed with luxurious linens, handcrafted comforters and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, plush towels and deluxe bath products. This room also features a converted antique washstand sink and antique wardrobe and can be converted into two single suites. Additional amenities include a flat-screen television with a variety of cable channels, in-room coffee service, and complimentary wireless Internet.

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3.More Guest Accommodations

More Guest Accommodations
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Named after the beloved author of Charlotte's Web, the E. B. White Room is attached to the Mark Twain Room by a connecting door and can be booked together to create a larger two-bedroom suite for families. A queen-size bed and two twins can be added to this suite for families however this room does not have a bathroom and cannot be booked as a single suite.

The Louisa May Alcott is decorated in soothing tones of cream and gray and features a king-size sleigh bed with luxurious linens, handcrafted comforters and plush pillows, and an en-suite bathroom with a walk-in rain shower, a lovely antique English washstand, plush towels and deluxe bath products. Additional amenities include a flat-screen television with a variety of cable channels, in-room coffee service, and complimentary wireless Internet.

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4.Dining

Dining
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Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast serves a delicious breakfast every morning with a rotating entrée menu that includes hot and cold dishes, including seasonal fresh fruit, yogurt, and coffee.

Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast features a lovely wraparound porch for relaxing and soaking up the beautiful views of the garden, a comfortable lounge with antique furnishings and an ornate fireplace and pretty gardens. Free parking is available for guests and several attractions such as the Battle of Carthage Civil War Museum, the Precious Moments Chapel, and the George Washington Carver National Monument are just a short drive away.

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5.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation
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The historic town of Carthage was established in 1842 only to be burned to the ground during the American Civil War and later reconstructed during the Victorian era. Flourishing in the mining boom of the late 1800s, the town is home to a plethora of architectural marvels, many of which are National Historic Landmarks. Notable buildings to see include the Jasper County Courthouse set on the Historic Carthage Square, the Carthage Civil War Museum, and the Memorial Hall. Other interesting places to visit include the Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens, the Powers Museum, White Rose Winery, Kellogg Lake, Stones Throw Theatre, the Carthage Municipal Park, and the 66 Drive-In Theatre.

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1615 Grand Ave, Carthage, MO 64836, Phone: 417-358-7265

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Missouri Getaways: Grand Avenue Bed and Breakfast in Carthage