Chicago gets most of the credit for being a tourist Mecca in Illinois. Springfield, though less often thought of, is a wonderful place to take a vacation. With the capital of the state of Illinois and the former home of Abraham Lincoln, there is much to see and do in this beautiful city. There is no better way to experience it than by staying at one of its historic bed and breakfasts. There are many spread throughout the city, and each one offers unique amenities and histories. Here are just a few that you may want to test out for yourself.
The Inn at 835. The Inn at 835 has twelve suites for travelers, and an additional five corporate suites. Special amenities offered include a deluxe turndown service, fresh flower arrangements, and champagne served with breakfast in bed. All of these services do require an additional charge. It is located within walking distance of many of Springfield’s most popular tourist destinations. More information can be found at their website, www.innat835.com.
The Henry Mischler House. The Henry Mischler House has accommodations in two different houses on their property. A generous breakfast is served daily, and they are snacks served to all guests upon check in. This B&B does not allow children under 14 unless special permission is granted by the management. Information on the Henry Mischler house can be found at www.mischlerhouse.com.
The Rippon-Kinsella House. The Rippon-Kinsella House has three beautifully-decorated rooms to choose from. The personal attention in this B&B is what sets it apart from the rest. Visitors are thankful for the proprietor’s care in giving tours of the historic home. Breakfast is served daily, and can be enjoyed on the patio in the summer. Visitor information and directions can be found at www.ripponkinsella.com.
Springfield Illinois is full of history, not just of the state, but of the nation. There are many sites to see while staying at one of these beautiful homes. You can tour the state capitol building, the governor’s mansion, and of course Abraham Lincoln’s home. There is an annual birthday party for President Lincoln. If you wish to travel for this, make sure that you make your reservations in advance, as rooms book up quickly for this celebration. A visit in the summer months will provide the most entertainment for your dollar, as many sites are within walking distance of each other. Plan a trip to Springfield soon, and enjoy the accommodations at any of these fine establishments.