Midwest Living Review
Reagan's Queen Anne was built in the 1880s by a local lumber baron. At the time the house was built, Fifth Street was Hannibal's "millionaires' row," and the sloping, tree-lined street still has many impressive houses. This comfortable B&B is loaded with elaborate Victorian details: turret, wraparound front porch, and the original fretwork, mantels, stained glass and gas-electric lighting. Twin parlors on the first floor are reserved for guests' use and outfitted with Victorian furnishings. Reagan's Queen Anne also is conveniently within walking distance of downtown and the Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. Eat a candlelight breakfast in the dining room, which has a wall of elegant stained-glass windows. The fruit-stuffed French toast with bacon rosettes and Canadian bacon-wrapped poached egg are outstanding. A special (and popular) offering here is "Breakfast with Mark Twain." Richard Garey, the actor known locally as Mark Twain Himself, comes in character and entertains at the breakfast table, portraying Twain in the 1890s before he began wearing the white suits. Children 12 and older welcome. From $99 to $139.