Lincoln Way Inn B&B pays tribute to its turn of the century roots (1912), with a modern, yet rustically elegant touch. Located in the heart of the Midwest, on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside. Offering something for everyone, from arts, culture, history, entertainment, and bountiful outdoor activities, Lee County and the surrounding attractions await our guests with first class concierge services provided to assist you in your planning. The Inn is also an ideal location just to get some “R&R”! With beautifully landscaped grounds, gorgeous guest rooms, welcoming common areas, spa services, sauna, fireplaces, and more, you are immersed in comfort to relax as you please! Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, birding, photography, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, antiquing, dining, wineries, live music, history, horses, or just relaxing, Lincoln Way Inn is your gateway to making new memories!
5 on July 29, 2016
What a gem of a place!! We stayed in the Black Hawk Suite, and it was fabulous! The decor of this inn is elegant yet comfortable. No detail has been overlooked. Not only is the interior beautiful, but the grounds are lovely as well. The patio with the huge stone fireplace is wonderful, and the front porch a peaceful place to relax and watch life go by while enjoying the porch swing or other comfy seating. Lisa, the innkeeper, is incredibly accommodating and extremely knowledgeable about the many things to do in the area. She's a great cook as well, and breakfast was memorable! We're hoping to visit again soon to stay in one of the other beautifully appointed rooms, several of which have unbelievably huge bathrooms! We have stayed at many B&B's in our travels, and this is by far one of the best!
Lorado Taft (queen): Named for the famed Illinois sculptor and writer, Lorado Taft, the creator of the Black Hawk statue monument overlooking the Rock River in Oregon, Illinois, just a few miles away. This elegantly appointed room features an incredible queen-size hand carved hickory bed as well as a hand-tiled marble bathroom and shower.
Sandburg Suite (king): Named for Carl Sandburg, the Illinois winner of three Pulitzer Prizes in writing and poetry about Abraham Lincoln. Luxurious king-size bed with fireplace, sitting area, and spa-like bath with claw foot tub and rain shower.
Features its own common area with fireplace and sitting area. Gorgeous double vanity bathroom with hand-tiled huge shower shared by two bedrooms. Each bedroom has its own vanity and sink. Blackhawk (queen, with twin sofa pull-out): Named for the Native American Sauk warrior who was born on the Rock River in present-day Rock Island. The largest room at the Inn features vaulted A-frame style ceiling, artisan-crafted wood queen bed, sitting area with small pull-out bed couch, and private balcony with a view for miles. Adjacent to the Blackhawk Suite and living room is also the Sauk guest room. This room with queen bed is for the additional friends and family of guests who have reserved Blackhawk Suite.
Named for the Indian title given to John Dixon, the founder of Dixon, Illinois, meaning head of white hair. Also the name of the 3,500-acre Nature Conservancy prairie preserve, located just three miles away. Room features a prairie theme with gorgeous woven seagrass queen bed and a hand-tiled marble bathroom and shower with river rock floor.
Countryside, Rural, Small town
Carbondale, IL (MDH-Southern Illinois) 214 miles
Located at the corner of the Lincoln Highway (Rt. 38) and State/Daysville Road in Franklin Grove. Easy access from any direction with exits off of I-88 at Rochelle (traveling from the east) and Dixon (traveling from the west).
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Nachusa Grasslands (3,500 acre preserved prairie, where the bison have now returned too)., Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Tours
Bike rental, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Sauna, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Year round outdoor patio and gardens with fireplace.
Lisa Marie & John Ayres
We are beekeepers, small scale farmer's (chickens, lavender, apples), prairie restoration devotees, and historic preservation advocates. Creating a meaningful, memorable and customized stay experience is our joy!
Included in room rate
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian paleo, lactose free.
Scrumptious Seasonal Skillet
As often said, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Guests love this seasonal skillet created with their favorite ingredients. Skillet can include sauteed fresh veggies and herbs, cheese, eggs from local free range chickens, and locally sourced bacon and sausage. A healthy, delicious meal to start the day!