You’ll likely be traveling this summer. You know as well as we do that lodging costs can add up – fast. Well, there are some truly incredible places to say in Illinois that don’t require you raiding your IRA to pay for them. Here are our top picks.
1. Aldrich Guest House
This B&B is set in a 1845 Greek revival style home. All the rooms reflect this Victorian style. Most of the rooms have their own fireplaces. Some even have claw foot tubs. 900 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036.
2. Seacord House
This B&B embraces its Victorian roots, with lace curtains and family antiques. Enjoy a wonderful home cooked breakfast in the morning. 624 N Cherry St, Galesburg, IL 61401.
3. Old Brick Inn
If you are looking for an idyllic, serene setting, then look no further. Quiet is what you will get with this place. In the morning, enjoy a tasty, gorgeous breakfast. 301 E Madison Ave, Chrisman, IL 61924.
4. William Watson Hotel
What this hotel lacks in size it makes up for in historic value. Stay where Lincoln frequented! It has a great location, with several shops and restaurants all within walking distance. 105 E Washington St, Pittsfield, IL 62363.
5. Francies Inn
This is a turn of the century inn located right in the heart of southern Illinois. Snacks, beverages and a full breakfast make your stay extra enjoyable. 104 S Line St, Du Quoin, IL 62832.
6. Sylvia's Irish Inn
This quaint B&B has 5 rooms to choose from. What makes this place different from the rest? The hostess, of course, who will tell you all you want to know about Ireland. 312 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801.
7. Fox River Bed and Breakfast
This Victorian era farmhouse is set out on 17 acres. It once had famous guest, Charles Lindbergh. The large living room has a nice fireplace to sit in front of. 367 E 2072nd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350.
8. McGrady Inn
This Inn is located in a old church building. There are 2 floors to enjoy. Continental breakfast is served in the morning. 803 6th St, Charleston, IL 61920.
9. Rippon-Kinsella House
This B&B is located on a quiet, tree-lined street in north Springfield. The mansion is 145 years old and full of history. History buffs are just a short walk from Lincoln's tomb and Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas house. 1317 N 3rd St, Springfield, IL 62702.
10. Corner George Inn
This place has been in operation since 1884. There are 6 Victorian style rooms, some of which have claw foot tubs. There is a wine cellar, too. 1101 Main St, Maeystown, IL 62256.