History abounds at this HISTORIC Bed and Breakfast. Beginning with Native Americans camping at the spring to the coming of the settlers and the construction of the house in 1880. Robert Patterson bought the springs along the Embarrass River bluff and built the Gothic Revival house using clay quarried and fired on the property. In the early 20th Century the grounds hosted Chattauqua Events and later an amusement park. The Patterson Springs B & B is located at 979 N County Road 1500E, near Camargo, IL and is on 3 acres of wooded land, next to the Embarrass River. It is 1/2 way between Champaign and Charleston, IL.
4.2 on January 30, 2014
Kim and Marylee go above and beyond to provide top notch hospitality to their guests. We were privileged to learn about the history of the home and property through their stories and slideshow presentation. Thank you for sharing your family legacy with us.
5 on August 08, 2013
This is a truely wonderful place to stay if you are looking for peace and quiet with great 'innkeepers'. The MacGees are very friendly, steeped in local history and wonderful cooks as well. The house is 'in tact' just as it was during the Victorian years, when you go, walk slowly through the house so you wouldn't miss all the ornaments! My bed was very comfortable as well!
5 on June 15, 2013
To plan for the upcoming year's meeting and activities, our local MOPS group held our planning get-a-way at A Patterson Springs B & B. History and comfort was abundant throughout the house. Kim and Marylee were welcoming and friendly. Food was delicious and plentiful. Rooms were comfortable and bathrooms were clean. Beautiful grounds. Recommend A Patterson Springs for small group get-a ways or a couples get-a-way. Thank you Kim and Marylee for the relaxing and welcoming experience! ~ Andrea S.
5 on June 15, 2013
This year is our second at Patterson Springs B&B for our annual steering team retreat. Kim & Marylee are always wonderful hosts. The home has such a pleasant ambience and the food is so delicious! We will definitely be booking for next year.
5 on June 08, 2013
We had the best night! Kim & Marylee were great hosts and the house is amazing! We really enjoyed the presentation about the history of the house & grounds. We got some beautiful pictures of the bride & her bridesmaids. We strongly recommend A Patterson Springs Bed & Breakfast!
5 on May 10, 2013
Wonderful rooms, service and meals. Cinnamon rolls are the very best!!
5 on April 25, 2013
We are fortunate to have stayed in bed & breakfasts all over the world, and always choose a historic or unique location and accomodation. Stepping into the Patterson Springs B&B was like a step into yesteryear. The home and furnishings are period, well chosen by original owners, and well maintained over the years, with updates where necessary. The rich history of Illinois' chautauqua's is chronicaled in pictures, articles, and news items collected over the years. We were lured downstairs the next morning by the wonderful aroma of a hearty, Midwestern breakfast. Most of our stays have been made special by our hosts and hostesses. Kim and Marilee made this our best B&B experience ever! This review was by Roger & Joan Miller of Champaign, IL.
5 on April 22, 2013
Please consider this fine home for your next special occasion or stay. For 35 years, I have known this antique filled home, the carefully groomed grounds surrounding it, and the gracious family that has owned it for over 60 years. This is indeed a well-loved home, run by innkeepers who pride themselves on attention to detail and who are knowledgable of, and enjoy sharing the home's lineage. History abounds, beauty and comfort all around, shared from the heart.
5 on April 18, 2013
I got in late and had to leave early - but I will do it differently next time! Need I say more! Can't wait to go back in the Spring! Everything was perfect. You cannot make a mistake by stopping here.
5 on April 16, 2013
We so enjoyed our time at this lovely historic home. My husband and I agree it's the most relaxed we've been in years! And Kim McGee's breakfasts are wonderful. This is one of the top B&Bs we've enjoyed.
Blue Room has king sized bed, hand braided rug, crocheted hanging pictures, working antique intercom phone. Rights to private bath can be purchased for $25 above room fee.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $110
Pink Room has two extra long, extra wide, tall twin beds with Zula Kenyon horse prints, working antique intercom phone, handmade hooked rugs. Rights to private bath may be purchased for $25 above room fees.
Nightly Rate: $100 - $100
Tuscola, IL, Villa Grove, IL, Charleston, IL, Champaign, IL, Countryside, Village
Champaign, IL (CMI-University Of Illinois-Willard)
Take I 57 to Tuscola, turn left onto Route 36 go 4 miles east. Turn north before J and J Burgers and Beer onto County Road 1500 east. It is 979, the second house on the right (east) approximately 1/8 mile from 36. Look for the old Real Estate sign of the heart. It is 1/2 between Charleston and Champaign.
Antique Shopping, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, University of IL, Amish Country, Little Theater in Sullivan, Eastern IL University, Iron Horse Golf course, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater
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Air conditioning, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Piano, TV, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Ironing Board
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Kim and Marylee McGee
We live on an 1872 farm with 3 barns and a crib. We have 2 lovely grown children and son in law. We are very happily married, even though Marylee has horses. Kim collects Native artifacts, farms, works at the bank. Marylee can never quit being an SLP in a school, now working part time.
cardamon sweet rolls
Potato bread starter made into rolls with cardamon spice and sugar and thick drizzled icing.