Illinois is a large and diverse state. Exploring the nooks and crannies within its borders is rife with adventure. You’ll need accommodations while on any state getaway so why not stay at a bed and breakfast in Illinois?
Rediscover the art of hospitality at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, in Jacksonville, Illinois. We are a short drive from Springfield and are located in the prestigious Duncan Park/West State Street historic district in Jacksonville. Our beautiful century-old home has been magnificently restored and its strong architectural details include a carved staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, natural wood floors and stunning chandeliers in every room. An inviting wrap-around porch welcomes you to the entry where you will be received into the grand foyer showcasing the original carved Victorian staircase. Beautiful music wafting from the baby grand player piano may draw you into the front parlor before you climb the stairs to find your beautifully appointed guest suite on the second floor. CONAVIRUS UPDATE: We recognize that the desire to travel may be couched in concern – for ourselves and others – and that changes how guests may currently experience Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. We want you to know that with just two suites, our guests are able to social distance with ease, whether sitting in the front parlor, on the wraparound porch, in the gardens, or strolling our historic neighborhood. We’ve always maintained the highest service standards, and our attention to detail includes hand sanitizers at the ready and using recommended and approved disinfectants, with touch points cleaned throughout the day. Decorative items, including pillows, have been withdrawn from the suites, so they look a little different, for now. Breakfast is served by suite, whether alone in the dining room, to the suite, or in the garden gazebo. As always, gracious hospitality is our highest priority, and we’ll do our best to customize your stay to meet your travel needs while we work together to keep you, our Blessings family and our communities safe. When you’re ready, come see us! Each unique suite features a fireplace, a full private bath en suite (attached) and a private sitting room (attached). This gracious home is furnished with a mix of past and present, offering all of the comforts of home in an elegant departure from standard hotel rooms. Furnishings are traditional in style and comfortable by design. High tech meets high style as you find your digital satellite television and DVD player behind closed doors. High-speed internet is available throughout the home. Our bed and breakfast is equipped for guests with hearing impairments, offering all the basics to make your time away from home both secure and comfortable. In addition to standard signalers, we have an amplified phone, TTY and a video phone available for your use while you’re here. Our goal is to provide pampered luxury to delight both business and leisure travelers. Whether your desire is to soak your cares away in the claw-foot slipper tub in Tranquility’s marble spa bathroom, catch up on all your magazines in your own private sitting room, or just sit and watch night fall from the wicker chairs on the front porch, you’ll find a calm and relaxing environment throughout our home. If you need to do business while you’re here, take time to take care of yourself. It’s all in a day’s work as you meet with a colleague or use the business center in the library, then put it all aside and go for a walk or run through our quiet residential neighborhood.
**Just a quick note regarding Covid-19. Being immaculately clean is nothing new to us. We continue to do so with even more focus on common touch points so you'll probably see us disinfecting railings, doorknobs, light switches, etc. more than normal. Additionally, being such a large house, we're able to accommodate social distancing when necessary. For meals and evening drinks, we'll be able to space people throughout the parlor, the dining room, the library, the screened in porch, and we're even happy to offer in-room breakfast if that makes you feel more comfortable! Lastly, out of consideration for our guests, you'll see us wearing masks while preparing/serving food and drinks, as well as when interactions prohibit us from maintaining the recommended personal distance. Being a big house in a small town surrounded by loads of outdoor activities and no crowds, Aldrich Guest House and Galena are a perfect pairing for you to relax and take a breath of fresh air. Let us be your happy place!** So you’ve been searching around for some lodging in Galena. You’ve checked out hotels, motels, AirBNBs, and traditional B&Bs. You’ve looked at websites and photos, you’ve read reviews, and compared prices. Here you are. On our listing, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena. Well, we’re flattered and thrilled to have you here! Allow us to introduce ourselves. Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984. Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856. Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. Between the two of us, we’ve been in hospitality for over half a century. We’ve won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service. You work hard in real life. Work, family, volunteering. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment. Be yourself and let your guard down. Enjoy tasty food that you don’t have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening. Make us your homebase for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you. We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena. We could use all the typical worn out and empty words and phrases that you see on every B&B website…”we’re luxurious”, “we’re elegant”, “we’re the best”, “cozy”, “charming”. Instead, we think you should just come and experience us yourself. Afterall - if you have to say that you’re cool, you probably aren’t. Come relax with us.
The ultimate B & B for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn is a historic 1854 bed & breakfast in lovely Sheffield, Illinois. We have 4 charming guestrooms, all with private baths and satellite TV. Each day certified culinary professional Chef Monika serves up a delicious, locally-sourced breakfast to match your dietary needs. Please inquire about special prix-fixe dinners and cooking classes. Local activities include historical sites, wineries, and fishing. We are within two hours of downtown Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, and Rockford. COVID-19 Update- We wanted to keep you all posted as to the state of our business as of now. It is our intention to reopen as a bed and breakfast serving dinners to inn guests only first before we reopen to outside reservations. We are following both the CDC guidelines, local and state public health guidelines and the information coming out daily from the governor regarding current infection rates and projections. Our primary focus is to insure that we can provide the same high quality personalized hospitality in the safest environment possible. While we cannot give an exact date for reopening, here are some things we are implementing for guest safety: 1) 2 night minimum stays with 48 hours between overnights so that each room can be thoroughly sanitized. 2) Masks must be worn in public areas where guests cannot maintain a 6 foot distance to other guests. 3) Breakfasts/dinners will be served to guests at staggered tables that are more that 6 feet apart. 4) Innkeepers will wear masks and gloves when serving guests and preparing food. 5) Innkeepers will wear masks and gloves when cleaning rooms. 6) Common areas will be regularly sanitized and disinfected. 7) Automatic hand sanitizer stations will be installed on both floors. 8)Baked goods will be individually wrapped and served to each room. 9) We will bring back individual single use bottled water. 10) Coffee will be offered per room rather than communally. 11) Decorative pillows will be removed from rooms. 12) Amenities will be limited to 1 per room, additional can be requested as needed. Examples: Soap, shampoos, toilet paper. 13) Additional towels and robes will be available by request. 14) No room service during your stay. 15) Innkeepers will be available via text for any needs throughout your stay. As more information becomes available we will update these guidelines and our projected reopen date. In the meantime, you can continue supporting us by Subscribing to our You Tube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/jandminnkeepers, sharing our videos with friends, purchasing retail items like mugs and water bottles, purchasing gift certificates and purchasing cookbooks which are available via our website https://www.chestnut-inn.com. Thank you all for your patience during this crazy time. We know everyone is getting antsy to get back to some semblance of normalcy. So are we. But not at the expense of anyone’s health and safety. Sending you all our love and encouragement. We will see you all as soon as possible.
Simply the best! As an essential service—we are OPEN for Business. Experience elegance and romance at the St. Louis area Alton, IL mansion built as a wedding gift. * Whirlpools * Fireplaces * Free Wi-Fi * All you can eat" 24 hour chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, buffet. Our ongoing commitment to provide you with a safe, clean, upscale lodging experience has never never wavered. Thank you for your continued trust and patronage.
Vrooman Mansion, a bed and breakfast and special events venue, is a historic estate located off of Route 66 in the heart of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois. Built in 1869 and listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, we are situated in the quiet neighborhood of Dimmitt's Grove offering the utmost in privacy and luxury. Stay overnight at our historic bed and breakfast off Route 66 in Bloomington, IL. Built in 1869, reserve the mansion and carriage house for your wedding, business team outing or intimate event. The 7 large guest rooms have their own private baths and have been tastefully decorated with antique period and modern furniture. Each suite represents part of the respected family that graced the home and are filled with mementos and stories of history, philanthropy, politics and agriculture. Make us your home base for your central Illinois travels and adventures, spending a few nights enjoying luxury down pillows, robes, fluffy towels, and high-quality linens. The common areas in the mansion and carriage house expand the spaces available for guests to use and explore. Each morning awaken to the smells of a gourmet breakfast from downstairs! Also perfect for business travel with free WiFi and no distractions. The common areas, the entire main house, and carriage house can be reserved for a wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, business meeting, retreat or intimate special event. Become a part of history.
Welcome to Market Street Bed and Breakfast Inn, located in Taylorville, Illinois just 29 miles from Springfield. The B&B offers our guests 2 delightfully decorated rooms in the CARRIAGE HOUSE: the HUNT CLUB suite & HELEN'S SUITE WHICH IS ADA COMPLIANT. Breakfast is self-serve with your refrig stocked with breakfast items. Modern amenities include central air conditioning, cable TV, fiber optic wi-fi and private baths with double whirlpool tub and walk-in shower. Each unit has a private entrance and private patio and kitchenette. Newly restored in 2003 is the grand deluxe 550 sq. ft. Hunt Club suite in the Carriage House. Bring your bikes and explore the Lincoln Prairie trail, golf, shop or dine. Walk just 2 blocks to Taylorville's town square where you will find four restaurants. Drive 30 minutes to Springfield Illinois to the new Lincoln Library and other Lincoln sites.
The romantic Goldmoor Inn was once a privately owned estate perched on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Three decades ago, it was transformed into an elegant country inn that offers gourmet dining, luxurious accommodations for overnight guests, and beautifully maintained gardens and grounds that offer the perfect location for a romantic getaway or destination wedding. The Goldmoor Inn is an enchanting bed and breakfast that you need to visit! After a night in one of our plush cabins, suites or cottages, you can look forward to a private gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef and delivered directly to your room courtesy of our attentive innkeepers. Spend the day in historic downtown Galena, enjoy a massage in our spa, or simply stroll the grounds hand in hand with your special someone. If you enjoy fine dining, you won’t want to miss dinner in our restaurant, which features our signature dish: Beef Wellington, as well as an ever-changing seasonal menu..
The Victorian On Main is a beautiful bed & breakfast located in an 1895 Queen Anne Victorian home. Gracious and comfortable, The Victorian retains historic charm with original details including a parlor, a tower, pocket doors, custom woodwork throughout, three original fireplaces and a unique "keyhole" stained glass window. The great thing about a trip to The Victorian on Main is that you are "home" when you are here. We offer the personal service and hospitality of a bed & breakfast and the modern amenities of a boutique hotel. Our Inn features several charming guest rooms decorated with the perfect mix of antique and modern furniture. While here, you can relax in our parlor, enjoy breakfast in the grand dining room, watch a movie in the living room or lounge on the wrap around porch. Home is not just a stay at our Inn, it is our community. The Victorian on Main is situated in the heart of downtown Fairfield, Illinois. Fairfield is a charming, quintessential American small town. It is anchored by a Town Square with an 1890’s Courthouse that hosts open air concerts and farmers markets in the summer and festivals in the fall. Main Street and the other shopping districts are lined with locally-owned businesses. Spend a day browsing our unique boutiques and savoring the delicious selection of culinary options in Fairfield. We are also conveniently central to many Southern Illinois attractions and activities. Explore the 1,000's of acres of park and recreational space in Fairfield and the surrounding areas. Spend a weekend antiquing in nearly 20,000 square feet of antique mall space near Fairfield. Sip wine at area vineyards or enjoy one of the many seasonal festivals and events. Spend hours exploring museums and historical sites that are sure to interest art and history buffs alike or just enjoy a drive and take in some of our beautiful, rural countryside. There is so much to do when you visit The Victorian on Main. Join us for a day, a weekend or longer and allow The Victorian on Main to be your home away from home when you visit Southern Illinois.
The house that is now home to Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast was built in the 1920s for Dr. M.M. Lumbattis, a prominent Mount Vernon dentist. The classic colonial style, the craftsmanship, and the size and location of the house all give evidence to the success Dr. Lumbattis had achieved. Sidwell Friends is an intimate (three room), Five Star Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Southern Illinois at the Crossroads of I-64 and I-57. Guests are encouraged to enjoy the formal living room, sunroom/library, deck, and garden patio for reading lounging or conversation. And each morning you'll be greeted with a full, deliciously cooked breakfast! For more information or to book a stay, contact us today. Note: A mature English Bulldog is in the house. She does not have access to the second floor where the guest rooms are located, nor does she have the "run of the house". Sidwell Friends Guest House is an extended stay five room cottage that has been completely redecorated. It has one bedroom with a queen size bed. There is one full bath with a tub shower combination. It has a fully equipped ---dishes, glassware, silverware, cookware, cooking utensils--- eat-in kitchen that has been remodeled. The remodel includes new Samsung Black Stainless Appliances, "Black pearl" granite countertops. In addition to a formal dining room and living room, there is a den/office.
The Tiskilwa Inn is a fully restored Italianate-style manor house built in 1848. We offer five guest rooms, each with its own private, spa-quality bathroom. Gourmet breakfast each morning is included in your room rate. Additional amenities include free wifi, guest accessible hot tub, robes, slippers and a selection of eco-friendly soaps and lotions. Bike and kayak rentals are available to guests for exploring the nearby Hennepin Canal. We also offer farm/stay packages with our sister property, Tiskilwa Farms Alpacas!
Heartland Lodge is the perfect place for that escape that you have been waiting for. This central Illinois bed and breakfast has become a national and international attraction, stealing the hearts of guests from across the globe. Once you step into the luxurious comfort of this incredible facility, you will understand why guests return again and again. We are one of the best bed and breakfasts’ Illinois has to offer! We offer horseback riding, sporting clays, fishing, hunting, rental ATV’s, croquet, bonfires, sled riding, mountain bike riding, and over 1,200 acres of trails, ponds and unmatched scenic beauty.
Beauty & Comfort Abound! Relax in our famous & historic Victorian B&B where your enjoyment and comfort is always our priority. Home of The Groundhog Day Movie filming location. A NOTE on Covid 19 changes. We always upheld stringent cleaning practices. We have added sanitizing high touch surfaces on doorknobs, switches & railings several times each day. We have ample space to socially distance & make new friends. Please use hand sanitizer at the front door before entering. Mask when in halls if sharing space with other guests. Private whole house rentals can mask to your own comfort level. Breakfast trays available to take to your room, or breakfast is served throughout our spacious first floor rooms or wrap around porch, weather permitting. We do not enter your room during the stay. If you need linens, we will provide them or do a full cleaning upon request. Private bathrooms in each suite ensure your space is always as safe as when you arrived. You have access to over 5,000 sq ft of beautifully appointed rooms and wrap around porch. On the second floor we have 4 guest suites and an additional suite on the first floor with a private entrance. Grab a tea and relax in our lovely parlor in front of the fireplace with several seating areas and views to choose from. A full breakfast served at 9 am daily. We tie in locally sourced food from our weekly farmer's markets & vendors. Big delicious breakfasts are prepared by our tallented owners. The self-serve bistro has snacks, coffees and teas locally blended and available anytime you like. Wines, cocktails & charcuterie available to order. Small weddings and events up to 25 guests possible year round. Larger events are limited. Holiday whole house rentals preferred. Each beautifully appointed guest room has a private bathroom, Smart TV, Wifi, Alexa and DVD player with a copy of the movie of choice here; Groundhog Day. You may recognize this house from the iconic 1993 movie "Groundhog Day" where Bill Murray's character stayed. And before you ask... Yes, you always get a hot shower & no, we don't serve espresso or cappuccinos, but I can spell them! We have movie memorabilia on display in the parlor. The entire movie site is the town of Woodstock, IL where we are located just a few blocks from the square and plaques of the scene locations. A huge 4-day celebration happens here every February. We hold tours for charity. Although we enjoy the movie buffs, anytime of year is a great time to visit for countless events and activities in town or to simply rock away the day on our wrap-around porch. Many came because of the movie for their first visit, but return regularly for fabulous food and company.
Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations, and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll. Each of the inn’s six uniquely appointed, luxurious three-room suites is an impressive 800-square feet and offers the finest of amenities. Every detail is attended to with genuine care ensuring Jail Hill Inn guests experience a getaway that exceeds expectations. Guests looking for ultimate pampering should consider scheduling a fully-customized, in-room massage. In an instant, your suite will transform into a tranquil spa escape. Every Jail Hill Inn guest has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor lounge area, a ground level courtyard, and an expansive third level deck, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of wine, gathering with friends, enjoying a morning coffee and relaxing during the nightly wine and cheese reception. In 2019, Jail Hill Inn was recognized as the #1 B&B/Inn in the USA (and #2 in the World) with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award! This incredible distinction reflects the impeccable hospitality and attention to detail every guest experiences at Jail Hill Inn.
Green Tree Inn is located in the historic village of Elsah, IL. We are located right off the Great River Road between Alton and Grafton, IL. Each guest room has it's own private bathroom. All guests have access to the common area stocked with water, soda, tea and coffee. Homemade afternoon snacks are served in the common area each afternoon and a full gourmet breakfast is served each morning. There is also plenty to do nearby, including visiting the Pere Marquette State Park, Riverlands Sanctuary, Brussels Ferry on the Mighty Mississippi, and the Grafton Winery. The many attractions of St. Louis, Missouri are just 40 minutes away. After a long day in the big city, come home to Elsah to relax and rejuvenate. We look forward to your visit!
Known as one of the best kept secrets in a perfect location for access to Chicago and Oak Park, the Harvey House Bed & Breakfast is a place for relaxation and comfort. Harvey House is the epitome of hospitality showing attention to detail, quality, first class service. As Seen in Chicago Magazine Chicago Tribune Says, Book a Room Now
Experience historic elegance and gracious hospitality in our fully appointed guest rooms, which seamlessly combine old-world charm and modern luxury in our Hermann, MO Inn & Suites, Cottages, and Whole House Rentals. Highly recommended by discriminating travelers, our boutique hotel and hillside cottages offer forty beautiful suites, fully restored with every attention to architectural detail and comfort. Each guest room at our Hermann Inn has a private bath, European-quality linens, and is furnished with both period antiques and reproductions designed to celebrate the lifestyle of a bygone era. Guests will enjoy luxurious amenities, fireplaces, two-person soaking whirlpool tubs, oversized showers, and a complimentary bottle of Hermannhof wine. We have several whole-house rentals for groups as well. Choose to stay in one of our eight outstanding guest rooms located on the second and third floors of our Inn, or select one of our unique guest rooms located in hillside cottages a few blocks away on Hermann’s beautiful East Hill. These units are located in fully restored historic wine houses originally built in the mid-1800s. In addition, the world-class wineries, shops, galleries, and cultural activities within walking distance, will make Hermannhof the perfect spot for a satisfying and restful getaway in Missouri Wine Country.
Garth Woodside Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn is located in the charmed town, often hailed as "America's Hometown", Hannibal, Missouri. Here you will be treated as friends while you enjoy romantic surroundings and attention to detail. The inn offers large smoke-free guest rooms and suites in the mansion, each elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, all with a private bath. Each room has a hypo-allergenic feather-bed. We have carefully selected fabrics, materials, and textures to blend with one of the finest 19th century furniture collections in the Midwest. Charming amenities include custom made bath soaps of bayberry and unscented oatmeal. In such peaceful surroundings, 20th century troubles seem to float away. The 40 acre estate also features 3 cottages, each in a private building. You will find the mansion a place to slow down, where you will experience a time when life held more journeys and less destination. This private, Victorian estate is nestled on 36 acres of Rolling Meadows, tall woodlands, and flowered gardens. A must stop, the inn focuses on the warmth and simple beauty provided by nature. Days can be spent on the veranda admiring the flight of a hummingbird. Or walk the grounds; curl up with a book by the pond, or sit on the balcony catching a cool breeze. The inn has captured the spirit of adventure with Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, Becky Thatcher, and Mark Twain's stories about life on the Mississippi River. So come see why it has been called the finest lodging in Hannibal and one of the "Top Ten Inns" in the Midwest. "I spent many nights with John and Helen Garth in their spacious, beautiful home," Mark Twain wrote to his wife, Olivia, in 1882. "We started getting ready for your visit over 100 years ago"...
Welcome to a one-of-a-kind B & B that spans more than a century of community engagement. The Inn we are welcoming you into is a former church, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests marvel that today’s gracious site, with its many contemporary amenities, originally opened in the Gilded Age to guests in Victorian attire. Since opening its doors in 1895, the Tuxedo Park STL B & B building complex has housed seven different congregations. The 2nd floor classrooms and nursery rooms of the school house became four spacious guest rooms with private baths. The adjoining original Akron Plan auditorium with its exterior curved wall became the main guest gathering area and kitchen. Guests relax in the 1908 sanctuary, which retains its 24-foot ceilings, original stained glass, and the only two original light fixtures not destroyed by water. The raised altar area holds a private dining area for 24 family members and friends. You can access the self serve option and book directly online. If you have questions, feel free to give us a call first before booking by phone with the innkeeper. You can also call to schedule a tour for yourself or to view accommodations for out of town family and friends.
L&N Bed and Breakfast recalls a time when life possessed a simpler charm. Tempted by the gentle rumble of a passing train, guests at the 100-year-old edifice may feel compelled to peek out the windows, hoping for a glimpse of times gone by. Guests at the L&N will find spacious rooms, all comfortably furnished, with individual baths. The red brick, two-story Victorian stack house features a dozen rooms, an array of stained glass windows, decorative fireplaces and an intricately carved oak staircase.
This Grand Rivers, KY bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Kentucky. Enjoy a relaxed home-made breakfast while enjoying warm conversations with your hosts and other guests. Our bnb in Grand Rivers provides Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next memorable escape in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
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Whether you are staying in the big city of Chicago or you have picked a location to explore in the Midwest or a southern Illinois town, you’ll want to find reasonable lodging and then plan your activities based on what interests you in the surrounding area.
Illinois is well known for its rich farmland and acres of farming fields that grow everything from corn to soybeans. The state also hugs the banks of Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River. There is ample forestland, rivers, lakes, and even a diverse cave system. Towering rock formations, waterfalls, marshland, and even swamp areas dot the state. The diversity of natural features within the borders of Illinois are hugely impressive.
Illinois is known for its international cuisine choices. You can find foods from around the world. Farmer markets are also a hit in the state with many of the farmers selling their farm-fresh produce at the local stands. At the various functions, you’ll encounter street cuisine. Popular food choices include classics like pizza and hot dogs. In recent years, craft beer establishments have started to appear everywhere and are very trendy for the locals. Many of the microbreweries offer tasting rooms and tours of their facilities.
If you are staying in the Mississippi River’s shoreside town of Alton then why not take a dinner riverboat tour. You can watch the sunset, dine, and enjoy the fast-moving river via a historic mode of transportation.
History lovers can visit Springfield, Galen, Oak Park, and small Elsah. Each of the towns features a historic downtown with lovely buildings, shops, and eateries.
When staying in Carbondale, be sure to check out Honker Hill Winery. They have a tasting room, and you can explore the lovely countryside and manicured grounds.
Chicago offers all the activities that you would expect from such a huge city. You’ll find art museums, parks, fine dining, night clubs, shopping, live entertainment, and more. Explore the Navy Pier with its large Ferris wheel or head to the Willis Tower for unparalleled city views.
If you are craving small-town America then head to Galena. The community is well known for its well-preserved 19th-century buildings. On the outskirts of town sits the Horseshoe Mound which is believed to be an ancient ceremonial site. Springfield is the state capital and another town with numerous lovely historic buildings. It is also home to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.
Alton sits on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River You can take a riverboat ride or dine on a river cruise.
Carbondale is a great place to stay because it is located within driving distance of the major cities of St. Louis and Nashville. It is loaded with craft breweries and unique shopping boutiques.
In Elsah you can get back to nature with horseback riding and historic sites. Oak Park is another small, charming town in the state. It is home to the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio.
The French explorer Jacques Marquette along with Louis Juliet first explored the area of Illinois in 1673. After the American Revolution, the rugged region was classified as a territory within the US. It would not attain statehood until 1818.
Soon the town of Chicago became a bustling city as it served as a major port. Even the devastating fire of 1871 could not halt the growth of the metropolis as it continued to boom. The city not only served as a port but also became known for its slaughter yards, mills, and rail yards. When Prohibition emerged, the city was the hub of illegal bootlegging.
The average annual weather in Illinois has winter highs in the mid-40s and lows in the teens. During the summer, the temperature can reach the mid to high 80s with lows at night in the 60s. Springtime is a great time to visit if you like mild weather because the high usually overs at around 67 degrees F. during the days. Moderate fall temperature and the changing of the foliage all attract tourists.
When picking a bed and breakfast in Illinois for your weekend getaway, choose accommodations that meet your needs. Consider the length of your stay and the things you will be exploring. If you are into history then you might want to pick a bed and breakfast in Central Illinois that is located next to nearby historic sites.
If you are planning on embarking on a weekend retreat with your loved one then you will want to pick a romantic bed and breakfast in Illinois that boasts all the amenities that you need to spend quality time together.
Illinois is a big and diverse state. If you plan on visiting various locations within its borders then you’ll need an auto to get from point a to point b. However, if you are staying in Chicago then you can enjoy public transportation around much of the city. There is the L-train along with 129 individual bus routes that serve the city. Most accommodations that are located near the state’s major airports offer free airport transfers.
Are you planning the perfect weekend getaway where you plan on relaxing and enjoying a little sightseeing If so, then why not stay in Chicago? You’re sure to find something to do in the huge city. However, for many people, the big city is not their idea of fun. They prefer a slower pace of life so why not check out Galen, Springfield, Oak park, Elsah, Carbondale, or Alton? You can choose lodging right on the banks of the Mississippi for a truly romantic getaway. If you are planning a family trip then you might want to make reservations at a vacation rental close to kid-friendly activities.
When picking accommodations, you’ll want to make a list of amenities that are important to you. Do you need in-room Wi-Fi? Do you want guest rooms with private baths? Maybe you need a whirlpool tub or jacuzzi to relax at the end of the day. Older people might want a room with ground floor accessibility. If you are staying in a B&B then you’ll probably be a served delicious breakfasts to start out the day.