The Osage Inn

13444E CR 720N , Charleston, IL 61920 USA (Show map)


Nestled on 100 acres of picturesque woodlands and meadows, The Osage Inn offers seclusion and a peaceful country retreat. Journey back in time at The Osage Inn, a lovingly restored Civil War era hewn log house. The Inn is furnished in an eclectic collection of mid-nineteenth century antiques and vintage treasures with just the right amount of modern amenities to provide warmth and comfort. Visitors to the Inn will have the log house to themselves. Total and complete privacy with no schedule but their own. The old log house features a quaint and comfortable sitting room and bedroom downstairs with a queen bed. There are a full bed and twin bed upstairs. A lovely new addition to the rear of the original log structure houses the fully stocked kitchen and bathroom. Wander out on the big front porch for that first cup of coffee in the morning. In the evening, sit around the beautiful fire pit and listen to the night sounds while enjoying the stars overhead. The Osage Inn will soothe your spirit. We are truly off the beaten path.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Relaxing and Charming!

5 on May 06, 2013

I love this litle log cabin. We stayed here four years in a row when my son was attending Eastern University. The peace and tranquility is unbelieveable being out in the country. WHen you wake up in the early morning, you can see all the deer and other animals grazing beautifully on the premises. I did not think my husband would survive without TV but he did. I recommend it hightly


5 on November 14, 2012

Charming, historic, serene, oasis in the midst of chaotic modern world. Fresh baked goods provided by Diane, the innkeeper extraordinaire. Cannot rate the Osage Inn highly enough. Six stars!

Ideal spot, romantic, secluded and just right

4.8 on January 03, 2010

We found the Inn to be the right combinaton of rustic charm with a down home warmth that just can't be found anywhere else. A true one of a kind place made even more special with the innkeepers personal touch. Our favorite place without a doubt!

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Location Type



Champaign, IL (CMI-University Of Illinois-Willard) 45 miles

Directions to property:

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Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area

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Inn Details

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On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Amish area located north of Charleston, Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site, Eastern Illinois University, Swimming in the municipal pool, in Charleston, Lake Shelbyville nearby for boating and fishing, Fox Ridge State Park for hiking and picnics, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well supervised children are welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No No childcare available
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required No pets, please
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Visa or Mastercard number will be used to hold the reservation. We do not require a deposit.
  • Cancellations: Please cancel within 48 hours of your reservation. You will be charged full amount if you choose not to come and do not inform the innkeeper.
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Diane Cole

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About the innkeepers

The Coles, among other interests, are antique dealers. Another log building on the Inn property, is a small antique shop for visitors. They love photography and are especially fond of photographing native Illinois wildflowers found on their country property.

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  • Time Served: Whenever you wish
  • Serving Location:

Signature Dish

"Fresh baked goods from the Innkeeper's kitchen are included in the room rate"

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