Many of the vineyards and wineries in Illinois offer not only wine tastings but also casual meals, live weekend entertainment and regular festivals and events. In general, most of the vineyards grow just a small handful of grape varieties including Chambourcin, Chardonel, Traminette, Frontinac and Seyval vines, from which a range of distinctive and delicious Illinois wines are produced. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.


1.Acquaviva Winery, Maple Park

Acquaviva Winery, Maple Park
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Located in Maple Park, Acquaviva Winery invites you to come and experience a true Italian vineyard experience in the heart of Illinois. Vito Brandonisio fondly remembers his childhood in Italy and he now endeavors to bring Italian wine culture and food to Illinois, for all to enjoy at his Acquaviva Winery. The estate’s forty-acre vineyard is planted with several grape varietals specially chosen to flourish in the mid-west climate. When you visit the tasting room you can look forward to tasting a flight of six delectable vines ranging from dry to sweet. For a more in-depth look at the production process you can request their Signature Tour which includes a wine tasting/food pairing experience. There is also an on-site restaurant where you can enjoy traditional Italian fare.

Acquaviva Winery, 47W416 Route 38, Maple Park, IL 60151, Phone: 630-365-0333

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2.Alto Vineyards, Alto Pass

Alto Vineyards, Alto Pass
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Established in 1985, Alto Vineyards is one of the very first vineyards planted in Illinois. A small family venture into the unknown has turned into an exceptional success story, earning the winery a staggering 500 awards since they started producing their own wines in 1988. The winery is justly proud of their 5,000-foot tasting room (which can be rented for private functions and events) where you can taste a selection of their award-winning wines. A few of the most popular wines produced include their dry-white Chardonel, their premium Chambourcin and the easy-drinking Dawg House Red. On Friday nights you can enjoy a delicious pizza to accompany your Alto wine.

Alto Vineyards, 8515 Highway 127, Alto Pass, IL 62905, Phone: 618-893-4898

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3.Mceachran Homestead Winery, Caledonia

Mceachran Homestead Winery, Caledonia
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You will find the Mceachran Homestead Winery nestled in the heart of historic Boone County, where a two-acre vineyard of cold-climate vines supplies the grapes for a limited collection of small-batch wines. The winery is open to the public daily and you are invited to step inside the tasting room to try whatever vintages are currently available. You can order a tasty cheese board and other light snacks to savor alongside your wines. If you fancy a tour with a difference you can gather together a group of eight and book an informative wagon tour of the vineyards followed by a wine tasting. The winery offers an ideal venue for weddings and other events and a Summer Music program from May to October.

Mceachran Homestead Winery, 1917 Wyman School Rd, Caledonia, IL 61011, Phone: 815-978-5120

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4.Blue Sky Vineyard, Makanda

Blue Sky Vineyard, Makanda
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You will find the Blue Sky Vineyard towards the end of the popular Shawnee Hills Wine Trail where a beautiful Tuscan-style winery and vineyard awaits you. In order to ensure that the Blue Sky wines truly reflect their unique Illinois Terroir, varietals which thrive in the area take center stage and you can look forward to sampling a number of excellent blends using Vidal, Traminette, Seyval, Chardonnay, Chambourcin and Cabernet Franc grapes. The winery was purpose built to bring all the charm of the Italian countryside to Illinois and provide a beautiful and relaxing place to enjoy a delicious glass of unique Illinois wine alongside a delicious sandwich, pizza, salad or soup.

Blue Sky Vineyard, 3150 S Rocky Comfort Rd, Makanda, Il 62958, Phone: 618-995-9463

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5.Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, Carlyle

Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, Carlyle
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Located in southern Illinois, the Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery combines owner Sandy’s love of South Africa with her dream to set up a winery in the heart of Illinois. The winery derives its name from the South African term “Lodge” which is usually a place where people come to observe wildlife in a natural environment. Visitors to the lodge are met with a uniquely African –themed tasting room where you can enjoy their range of delicious wines made from Chambourcin, Concord, Chardonel, Riesling and Niagara grapes which grow particularly well in the region. Continuing the African theme, all the wines have interesting African names. The full-service restaurant features all your favorite dishes to enjoy alongside the wines.

Bretz Wildlife Lodge and Winery, 15469 State Route 127, Carlyle, IL 62231, Phone: 618-594-8830

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6.Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery, Freeport

Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery, Freeport
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Rows and rows of stately young vines welcome you to the Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery located just outside Freeport. Over 450 million years ago this land was covered by ocean and when the vineyards were being established many sea fossils were uncovered, including the “famous fossil” from which the name of the vineyard derives. The winery produces a range of fifteen wines using mainly Frontenac, Marquette, St. Croix, LaCrescent, LaCrosse and Prairie Star cultivars which are grown on-site using organic and bio-dynamic farming practices. You are invited to come and visit the tasting room or the large outdoor area where you can enjoy sampling some of the current available wines alongside a plate of sweet and savory small bites.

Famous Fossil Vineyard and Winery, 395 W Cedarville Rd, Freeport, IL 61032, Phone: 815-563-4665

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7.Fox Valley Winery Inc., Oswego

Fox Valley Winery Inc., Oswego
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Easy to reach from Chicago, the Fox Valley Winery is waiting to introduce you to the unique flavors and aromas of their award-winning Illinois wines. You can stop by for a tasting or tour (tours need to be booked up-front) any day of the week or join in one of their popular “Wined down Friday” events when you can enjoy live music along with your wine and a selection of delicious artisan cheeses. The winery produces a wide range of wines both sweet and dry using Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Petite Pearl grapes grown both locally and on other premier vineyards in Sheridan and California.

Fox Valley Winery, 5600 US Route 34, Oswego, IL 60543, Phone: 630-554-0404

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8.Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, Grafton

Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, Grafton
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It’s not often that you can visit a winery and brewery in the same building, but that is exactly what you will find at the Grafton Winery and Brewhaus in historic downtown Grafton. Here there is something for wine and beer lovers to get excited about as you savor the opportunity to enjoy a tasting flight of five Grafton wines in the tasting room or a flight of six artisan beers at the Brewhaus, while enjoying delicious food and regular live music. The award-winning Grafton wines are produced close-by at the Grafton Vineyards, where you can also enjoy a tour of the facility as well as a wine tasting overlooking the lake and vineyards.

Grafton Winery and Brewhaus, 300 West Main, Grafton IL 62037, Phone: 618-786-3001

Grafton Winery The Vineyards, 21028 Eckert Orchard Rd, Grafton, IL 62037

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9.Hill Prairie Winery, Oakford

Hill Prairie Winery, Oakford
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Scenically located amid the rolling hills of Oakdale, the Hill Prairie Winery was established on a family farm which was settled back in the 1800’s. The Lounsberry family planted several acres of land with grape varietals which thrive in the Illinois climate and now produce a full range of wines in their 100-year old barn. The winery is open to the public from Wednesday to Friday each week and on Sunday afternoons you can attend their very popular live music Sundays which feature prominent guest artists. You are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy a country day out while sipping some great wine or beer and enjoying light snacks.

Hill Prairie Winery, 23753 Lounsberry Rd, Oakford, IL 62673, Phone: 217-635-9900

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10.Jo-Al Winery, Mascoutah

Jo-Al Winery, Mascoutah
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One of only two Illinois wineries which specialize in producing pure fruit wines, Jo-Al Winery is located in Mascoutah. If you cannot imagine a wine made without using grapes you have a great surprise in store for you at the Jo-Al Winery. You can look forward to sampling a flight of three wines including a dry cranberry (Sexy Redhead), a mellow semi-dry apple wine (Jonnie be good) and several other mostly-semi-dry fruit blends. In addition to their large range of wines the winery tasting room stocks various delicious fruit-related jams, jellies, pickles and salsas. You can visit them from Tuesday to Sunday between 11am and 6pm.

Jo-Al Winery, 10213 State Route 177, Mascoutah, IL 62258, Phone: 618-566-9463

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11.Lavender Crest Winery, Colona

Lavender Crest Winery, Colona
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The Lavender Crest Winery first opened its doors in 2004 and today provides a delightful venue for wine lovers to come and try some of Illinois’ finest wines. In addition to a tasting room where you can sample a range of wines, the winery also has a food area where you can have lunch and a reception area which you can hire for private parties and events. If you visit on select Fridays you can join their weekend wind-down which features All You Can Eat Prime Rib, live music and great wine. If you would like to see how the wines are made you can join a guided tour of the vineyards and production area before you visit the tasting room.

Lavender Crest Winery, 401 US Highway 6, Colona, IL 91241, Phone: 309-949-2555

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12.Lynfred Winery, Roselle

Lynfred Winery, Roselle
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In 1975 a small-batch wine experiment in the basement of the Koehler family home led to the opening of the first winery in Illinois in 1979. Since then Lynfred Winery has set the standard for wine production in the state. The original seven grape varieties have grown to over eighty varieties sourced from Washington, California, Michigan and Chile, used alongside locally grown Illinois grapes by two expert wine makers from Chile. You can visit the original tasting room in Roselle where regular wine/food pairings, sales and tastings are hosted, or opt to visit one of the other tasting rooms located in Wheaton, Naperville or Wheeling. If you love their wines you can join their Wine Club to ensure you never miss a special event or promotion.

Lynfred Winery, 15S Roselle Rd, Roselle, IL 60172, Phone: 630-529-9463

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13.Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, Mackinaw
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Mackinaw Valley Vineyard recently celebrated their fifteenth year as a wine producer in the beautiful Mackinaw Valley. The wine estate is home to 15 acres of vines including unusual Frontenac, Baco Noir, Corot Noir, Niagara and Seyval hybrids as well as Chardonnay vines which are masterfully blended to produce several award-winning wines. When you visit the tasting room you can choose from 24 wines available for tasting and purchase. Each visitor may enjoy a complimentary tasting of three wines and pay a nominal amount for each additional tasting. Light snacks are available in the tasting room and the winery hosts several regular events including concerts, festivals, painting classes, Murder Mystery evenings and more.

Mackinaw Valley Vineyard, 33633 State Route 9, Mackinaw, IL 61755, Phone: 309-359-WINE

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14.August Hill Winery Tasting Room, Utica

August Hill Winery Tasting Room, Utica
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Established in 2002 on a quiet hillside overlooking the Illinois River, August Hill Vineyard and Winery has gone from strength to strength, producing an impressive selection of wines. Concentrating on French-hybrid cultivars which enjoy the bracing Illinois climate, the winery uses mainly La Crescent, Frontenac Gris, Frontenac, Marquette and Frontenac Blanc grapes to produce a wide range of delicious wines sporting modern eye-catching labels. You can taste (and buy) the wines at their light and airy tasting room in downtown Utica, which boasts a comfortable lounge and outdoor deck where you can enjoy live music on the weekends. To learn more about the vineyards and production methods you can book a guided Ultimate Wine Tasting Experience.

August Hill Winery Tasting Room, 106 Mill Street, Utica, IL 61373, Phone: 815-667-5211

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15.Pheasant Hollow Winery, Whittington

Pheasant Hollow Winery, Whittington
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The Pheasant Hollow Winery was established in 1999 and currently produces a large range of cold-climate grape and fruit wines. Not content with just making and marketing their range of wines, the family-owned winery wants to firmly establish itself as a popular venue for people to come and enjoy good company, excellent wine and great music. To this end the winery offers a comfortable outdoor area where you can bring along a picnic and enjoy live music on Sunday afternoons while you sip you favorite Pheasant Hollow Wines. In addition the winery is planning to host Murder Mystery Dinners and various other seasonal festivals for visitors to enjoy.

Pheasant Hollow Winery, 14931 IL-47, Whittington, IL 62897, Phone: 618-629-2302

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16.Prairie State Winery, Genoa

Prairie State Winery, Genoa
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Established in 1998, Prairie State Winery set out to produce the best possible Illinois wines and introduce them to the public by the friendliest tasting room staff in the state. They believe they have achieved their goal and now invite you to come and find out for yourself. The winery produces an extensive range of around 35 individual wines, several of which are the result of co-fermentation of cold-climate Illinois grapes and California varieties. You can visit the winery from Wednesday to Sunday to enjoy a tasting or simply relax in the patio garden with a glass of your favorite wine and a tempting light meal from the on-site kitchen.

Prairie State Winery, 222 W Main Street, Genoa, IL 60135, Phone: 815-784-4540

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17.Spirit Knob Winery, Ursa

Spirit Knob Winery, Ursa
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Located on an elevated bluff overlooking the Mississippi River valley, Spirit Knob Winery was established in 1999 and began selling wines in 2002. Just fourteen years later owner and enologist Matt Schulte was awarded the coveted “Enologist of the Year” award by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance. Matt produces a range of wines from his own vineyards, where cold climate grape varieties like Vignoles, Chardonel and Traminette thrive. You are invited to stop by their tasting room to try a few of the wines or to purchase a bottle to enjoy out on the patio. The winery hosts regular music events and can be rented for private parties or weddings.

Spirit Knob Winery, 2211 E 640th Place, Ursa, IL 62376, Phone: 217-964-2678

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18.Sunset Lake Vineyards and Winery, Carlock

Sunset Lake Vineyards and Winery, Carlock
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Scenically located in the heart of McLean County, Sunset Lake Vineyards and Winery have been producing fine Illinois wines for around twelve years. The vineyard is planted with cold-climate grape varieties including Seyval, Frontenac, Traminette and Chardonel, as well as some Johannisberg Riesling vines, which the estate’s German owners turn into a selection of nine delicious wines. The winery’s tasting room is located in a re-purposed log home which has a large patio overlooking the lake and vineyards – the ideal spot to spend a lazy afternoon or evening with a glass of your favorite Sunset Lake wine. Join their Wine Club to keep abreast of all winery events and special releases.

Sunset Lake Vineyards and Winery, 8621 E 2100 North Rd, Carlock, IL 61725, Phone: 309-376-2960

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19.Valentino Vineyards and Winery

Valentino Vineyards and Winery
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The Valentino Vineyards and Winery were established in Long Grove in 1995 and opened to the public in 2001. For the last eighteen years owner Rudolf Valentino duTommaso has been honing his winemaking skills and now produces 25 different varieties of wines made entirely from grapes grown on the 20-acre vineyard. Barrel fermentation in fine French and American oak casks adds the final touch of elegance. Visitors are welcome to drop by the winery anytime for a tour or tasting and if you would like a more in-depth experience you can book a Vineyard Tour, Tasting and Wine Appreciation Seminar. The tasting room is open on weekends from May to December.

Valentino Vineyards and Winery, 5175 Aptakisic Rd, Long Grove, IL 60047, Phone: 847-634-2831

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20.Von Jakob Winery and Brewery, Alto Pass

Von Jakob Winery and Brewery, Alto Pass
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Von Jakob Winery and Brewery (the only combination winery and brewery on the Shawnee Wine Trail) offers visitors a warm welcome to their beautifully located premises, overlooking the vineyards and orchards. The winery produces an impressive range of twenty different wines made mainly from grapes grown in the on-site vineyards. You can look forward to tasting everything from rich, complex reds to sweet and luscious dessert wines. The brewery opened in 2010 and offers eight hand-crafted beers as well as a changing menu of seasonal additions. At lunchtime you can order a selection of shared plates and pizza to enjoy alongside your wine or beer tasting, while at night the pub/grill serves a more extensive menu. Two charming B&B cottages complete the picture.

Von Jakob Winery and Brewery, 230 IL-127, Alto Pass, IL 62905, Phone: 618-893-4600

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21.Walnut Street Winery, Rochester

Walnut Street Winery, Rochester
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Located in Rochester, just seven miles from Springfield, the Walnut Street Winery is a little different to many of the other Illinois wineries. At Walnut Street, owner and winemaker Loren Shanle believes that making great wine starts with sourcing the best possible grapes for the purpose. Instead of only utilizing local cold-climate grapes, Walnut Street Winery produces a range of great wines using grape juice and concentrates from as far afield as California, New Zealand, Argentina and France. The result is a range of delicious fruity wines which reflect their origins. You are invited to drop by the tasting room or wine garden to enjoy a pizza and wine tasting any day of the week.

Walnut Street Winery, 309 S. Walnut Street, Rochester, IL 62563, Phone: 217-498-9800

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22.West of Wise Winery, Petersburg

West of Wise Winery, Petersburg
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Located just south of Petersburg, West of Wise Winery first opened its doors to the public in 2015. Proudly producing a selection of wines using only local Illinois-grown grapes, the winery is happy to showcase their wares to visitors. When you visit their attractive tasting room (open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 5.30pm) you can choose from a selection of wines ranging from a dry oak-matured Chardonel to a sweet and luscious Traminette. The winery is available to rent for private parties and weddings and they also host regular food, wine and music events – you can check their website for dates and details.

West of Wise Winery, 14096 State Highway 97, Petersburg, IL 62675, Phone: 217-632-6003

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23.Wild Pickins Winery, Chesterfield

Wild Pickins Winery, Chesterfield
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Wild Pickins Winery near Chesterfield celebrates the best of Illinois’ cold-climate grapes, producing a selection of reds, whites, blushes and blends to tempt even the most discerning palate. More than just a winery, Wild Pickins is a destination where you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening sipping wine and beers and eating freshly prepared meals from the grill (Friday, Saturday and Sundays during the summer months). The venue hosts live bands most weekends, offers gourmet coffees for coffee lovers and a large-screen TV where sports enthusiasts can enjoy watching the game. The venue is available for rental for private parties and weddings and can provide a full catering service.

Wild Pickins Winery, 14423 Illinois 111, Chesterfield, IL 62630, Phone: 618-753-3833

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24.Willow Ridge Winery and Vineyards, Shelbyville

Willow Ridge Winery and Vineyards, Shelbyville
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Nestled on an old family farm near Westervelt, the Willow Ridge Winery and Vineyards produce a selection of award-winning wines from their four-acre vineyards. The vineyards are planted with Vidal Blanc, Marechal Foch, Vignoles, Chambourcin, Niagara and Frontenac Gris vines, all of which thrive in the Illinois cold climate. The grapes are hand-harvested from August to October, expertly nursed through the production process and bottled on site. Visitors are welcome to visit the winery tasting room from Wednesday to Sunday. If you would like to host a private function you can hire the Banquet room which seats up to 175 guests. Willow Ridge hosts regular music and open mic nights – you can check their website for dates and info.

Willow Ridge Winery and Vineyards, County Rd 1800 N, Shelbyville, IL 62565, Phone: 217-738-2323

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25.Wyldewood Cellars Winery, Saint Joseph

Wyldewood Cellars Winery, Saint Joseph
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Combining the best of modern technology and old-world wine-making techniques, Wyldewood Cellars Winery produces over 40 different wines and a signature 100% pure Elderberry Concentrate. To date the winery has collected over 500 gold, silver and bronze medals for their wines, most of which are made from their home-grown elderberries, sometimes blended with grapes and other berries. In addition to their delicious fruit wines the cellars also produce a range of tasty jellies and several wine-related gifts. You can visit the winery any day of the week for a tasting or book ahead for a fun evening of wine and food pairing.

Wyldewood Cellars Winery, 218 E Lincoln Street, Saint Joseph, IL 61873, Phone: 217-469-9463

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Located at Washington and North Main streets in Washington, Illinois, the Cornerstone Inn is an elegant bed and breakfast inn overlooking the historic Washington Square. The ornate Italianate building offers deluxe accommodations, upscale amenities and guest services such as delicious gourmet breakfasts and an on-site restaurant and pub, and welcoming hospitality. The Cornerstone Inn is listed on the Federal Register of Historic places for its rich history and beautiful architecture and is ideally located for exploring all that Washington has to offer.

The Cornerstone Inn features beautifully appointed, individually decorated guest rooms with elegant country-style décor and antique-style furnishings, and queen and king-size beds with pillowtop mattresses, deluxe linens, and hypoallergenic pillows. En-suite bathrooms have soaking tubs, walk-in showers, single vanities, luxe bathrobes and towels, and signature bath products and spacious sitting areas with comfortable seating. Modern amenities include individually-controlled central air-conditioning and heating, flat-screen televisions with cable channels, clock radios, irons and ironing boards, fridges with complimentary bottled water and ice, coffee pot and accompaniments.

The Cornerstone Inn has an on-site restaurant called the Denhart’s Baking Company and Restaurant where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a variety of cocktails, draft and craft beers and a full restaurant menu available in the C-Note Pub.

Amenities at the Cornerstone Inn include delicious Midwestern fare at the onsite Denhart’s Baking Company and Restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a variety of drinks, and pub grub at the C-Note Pub. The Inn has free parking and complimentary wireless Internet.

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101 Washington Square, Washington, IL 61571, Phone: 309-267-1878

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More Ideas: Inn At 835 Historic Bed and Breakfast in Springfield

The Inn At 835 Historic Bed and Breakfast is a charming and elegant bed and breakfast inn located in Springfield and within walking distance of the Korean War Veteran National Museum and Library. Founded by florist and businesswoman Miss Bell Miller and designed by George Helmle in a Classical Revival style, the turn-of-the-century Inn at 835 was built in the early 1900s as a luxury apartment complex with many discerning clients and was later transformed into a bed and breakfast Inn. Today, turn-of-the-century retreat offers deluxe accommodations in the form of beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, first-class amenities and guest services, including a free shuttle bus and bicycles for hire, and warm and welcoming hospitality. The elegantly restored 1909 apartment building in which the inn is housed is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the only one in Springfield.

The Inn At 835 Historic Bed and Breakfast features 13 guest rooms in total, 11 of which are located in the main building of the property and two luxury suites in the Bell House. Stylishly appointed guest rooms and suites are individually decorated and beautifully furnished with luxurious, turn-of-the-century décor and antiques, as well as modern amenities, creating a unique blend of old and new. All guest rooms and suite have private bathrooms with showers and/bathtubs, beautiful vanities, fresh towels and signature French toiletries, and modern amenities such as cable televisions, telephones with voicemail services, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Guest rooms and suites in the main house feature king or queen-size beds with luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows, en-suite bathrooms with elegant vanities, showers, soaking tubs/Jacuzzis, thick fresh towels, and signature bath products, including French hand, milled soap. Named after various blooms and flowers, the rooms and suites also have large windows or private balconies/verandas with beautiful views of the town and its attractions.

The two suites in the Bell House, namely the Wisteria and the Lavender Suites, add extra levels of luxury with high-back antique oak beds dressed in deluxe linens and down comforters, and en-suite bathrooms with double Jacuzzis, dual vanities, and separate shower areas. The Wisteria Suite has a spacious sitting area with a beautiful mahogany and marble fireplace, comfortable seating and modern amenities, including a television with VCR/DVD player.

A complimentary gourmet breakfast is served every morning in the elegant dining room or can be ordered for delivery to the guest rooms. Breakfast includes coffee, tea and fresh juices, fresh fruit, granola and yogurts, freshly baked pastries, bread and rolls, and hot entrées of choice. Cheese and wine are served in the evenings where guests can relax and socialize over drinks and finely aged cheese.

In addition to the luxurious accommodations, The Inn At 835 Historic Bed and Breakfast offers amenities and guest service such as an in-room breakfast service, free shuttle service from the Inn, bicycles to hire and car rental services. There is complimentary wireless Internet around the property, and

Special amenities can be pre-arranged at an additional cost and romantic, long-stemmed roses, floral bouquets, Champagne Breakfast In Bed, Tastes 'n Toasts for Two (an assortment of cheeses, crackers and fresh fruit garnish), and a Royal Turndown Service with six strawberries drenched in semi-sweet chocolate and a chilled bottle of sparkling wine. Unique Gift Certificates can be purchased for special occasions.

The Inn At 835 Historic Bed and Breakfast offers modern banquet and meeting facilities for a variety of functions and special celebrations, for up to 150 guests. The Inn is fully equipped for business and entertaining needs, with over 8,500 square feet of space and modern services such as copying, printing, and faxing audiovisual equipment, and high-speed Internet access. The lovely garden is ideal for outdoor events, while the interior parlors in the Inn can cater for up to 75 in each space and a total of 150 guests altogether. The Conservatory features 3,400 square feet of space and can hold up to 300 guests for a seated reception or a cocktail-style gathering of 350 guests, while the adjacent Caucus Lounge is ideal for a pre-reception cocktail hour for up to 25 guests, complete with a full-service bar.

835 S 2nd St, Springfield, IL 62704, Phone: 217-523-4466

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More Ideas: Green Tree Inn

Located in the heart of the historic village of Elsah next to the Mississippi River, the Green Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast is a tranquil getaway that promises a relaxing retreat. Tucked among tree-covered hills along the banks of the Mississippi River and breathtaking limestone bluffs, the quaint little Inn offers an oasis of tranquility and a real escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The Green Tree Inn features five individually designed and decorated guest rooms with plush, comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms and modern amenities. A heart home-cooked breakfast is served every morning as part of the stay, and evening meals can be arranged on request. Amenities include complimentary coffee and tea service, private tours of the Elsah Village Museum, bicycles and helmets for exploring the surrounding countryside, and a cozy sitting room with a crackling fireplace in which to relax.

The Green Tree Inn features five individually designed and decorated guest rooms with plush, comfortable furnishings, private bathrooms and modern amenities. Room amenities include a flat-screen television with satellite channels, DVD players, individual heating/air conditioning, hair dryers, and complimentary high-speed wireless throughout the property.

Robin's Nest is located on the ground floor of the inn and features a comfortable four-poster queen-size bed with luxurious linens and down comforters, a private en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush Turkish towels and organic bath products and modern amenities such as a flat-screen television with satellite channels.

Located on the second floor and decorated in black and white toile, The Nightingale features a comfortable four-poster queen-size bed with luxurious linens and down comforters, a private en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush Turkish towels and organic bath products and modern amenities such as a flat-screen television with satellite channels. This room also enjoys access to two outdoor sitting areas including a lovely screened-in porch.

The Hummingbird Garden room is a beautifully furnished room that is flooded with natural light from large windows that look out onto the garden. Located on the second floor with access to a screened-in porch, the room has white wicker furniture, a comfortable four-poster queen-size bed with luxurious linens and down comforters, and a private en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush Turkish towels and organic bath products.

The Aerie is a cozy and comforting room on the second floor that opens onto a screened-in porch. The room features comfortable four-poster queen-size bed with luxurious linens and down comforters, a private en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush Turkish towels and organic bath products and modern amenities such as a flat-screen television with satellite channels. It also has a hallway connecting it to the Hummingbird Garden and the Meadowlark rooms.

Located on the second floor with beautiful views of the garden, the Meadowlark features five windows that flood the room with natural light and gorgeous views. It has two beautiful antique queen-size beds, a private en-suite bathroom with a shower/bath combination, plush Turkish towels and organic bath products and modern amenities such as a flat-screen television with satellite channels. It also has a hallway connecting it to the Hummingbird Garden and the Meadowlark rooms.

The Green Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast serves a hearty homemade cooked breakfast every morning in the sunny breakfast room. Breakfast includes freshly squeezed juices, coffee, tea and an array of hot and cold selections, such as eggs, breakfast meats, cereals, yogurts, fruit and more. Breakfast times are flexible and can be arranged according to guest preferences.

Amenities at the Green Tree Inn Bed & Breakfast include a delicious home-cooked breakfast every morning, homemade afternoon snacks served in the sitting room, access to a full kitchen for self-catering purposes or making a meal, as well as a refrigerator stocked with water and soda. Guests can enjoy freshly ground Chavin coffee throughout the day and relax in front of a remote controlled gas fireplace in the comfortable living room. The inn has a variety of board games for rainy days and a garage for storing bicycles or motorcycles.

The historic village of Elsah and its surrounding areas offer an array of things to see and do. Enjoy a riverside picnic along the banks of the Mississippi River, visit one of the many local wineries and vineyards and taste some of the local vintages, or pick fresh apples and peaches (seasonal) on one of the farms and orchards in the area. Take a ferry from Brussels to the rustic Calhoun County to explore or saddle up and enjoy a horseback ride through the hills. Hike one of several hiking trails at Pere Marquette, bike along the Great River Road or enjoy parasailing over the Mississippi River. Other attractions and adventures in the region include zip-lining adventures, bird-watching at the Riverlands Sanctuary, antique shopping, and visiting the Tree House Wildlife Center.

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15 Mill Street Elsah, Illinois 62028, , Phone: 618-374-2821

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