Revitalization

Past meets present
at our Illinois prairie retreat

Since 1912, the Inn has been a landmark in the Lincoln Way community. We purchased the house in 2013 and began renovations in 2014. Our doors opened as a bed and breakfast in June of 2015, and we completed the Carriage House the next year.

Carved round columns, original leaded glass windows, square foyer staircase banisters, oak and pine plank floors, and a massive oak pocket door are a few of the original features of the home lovingly preserved and restored.

A Special Thanks to Our
Restoration project partners

  • ANTIQUES
    The Barn Shop, Reubin’s Relics & Waterfront
    Antiques & Gifts
  • APPLIANCES
    Knie Appliance & T.V. Inc.
    Sterling, IL
  • ARCHITECTURE CONSULTANT
    Mark A. Lavender, LEEP AP,
    Procuria Consulting, LLC
  • AUDIO/VISUAL
    Ken Koch, The Audio Video Connection
    Dixon, IL
  • BEDS
    North Shore Bedding (Savvy Rest, organic)
    Northbrook, IL
  • BRANDING & MARKETING
    Marti Marsden, Jackson Gray 3 Incorporated
    Chicago, IL
  • CARPENTRY & MORE
    Dan Wiemken & Daryl Beers
    Do-It-Rite
  • CONCRETE
    Jerry Williams Concrete, Inc.
    Ashton, IL
  • DRYWALL
    Jamie Diehl, Diehl’s Drywall, Inc.
    Milledgeville, IL
  • ELECTRICAL
    United Electric
    Rock Falls, IL
  • EXCAVATING
    Pitzer & Sons
    Franklin Grove, IL
  • EXECUTIVE SUPPORT
    TAWANI Enterprises, Inc.
    Chicago, IL
  • EXTERIOR PAINTING & STAIN
    I.P. Painters
    Franklin Grove, IL
  • EXTERIOR SIDING & TRIM
    ATN Builders
    Dixon, IL
  • FIRE SUPPRESSION
    J. Carlson Fire Protection, Inc.
    Rockford, IL
  • FIREPLACES
    Benson Stone
    Rockford, IL
  • FLOORING & CABINETS
    Ben Boss & Holly Westgerdes
    Boss Carpet One, Floor & Home, Sterling, IL
  • FLOORS, TRIM & DOORS
    Chris Apple, Yesterday’s Furniture & Antiques
    Dixon, IL
  • GENERAL CONTRACTORS
    Tris & Marc Brumbly
    Franklin Grove, IL
  • HEATING/AC/PLUMBING
    B&D Supply Co.
    Rock Falls, IL
  • LANDSCAPING
    Alan Skoog, ASLA, Skoog Landscape & Design
    Sterling & Chadwick, IL
  • LANDSCAPING
    Larry Creekmur, Country Road Greenhouses
    Rochelle, IL
  • LANDSCAPING
    Anne’s Garden Center
    Dixon, IL
  • PAINT
    Sherwin-Williams
    Dixon, IL
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
    Ann Newman
    Shuttered Moments
  • ROOFING
    Custom Construction System
    Roscoe, IL
  • SIGNAGE
    John Morley, Morley Sign Shop
    Dixon, IL
  • TILE INSTALLATION
    G. Interiors
    Chicago, IL
  • VILLAGE OF FRANKLIN GROVE
    Dave Atkinson, Mayor
    Bob Logan, Zoning Officer
  • WINDOWS & DOORS
    Jeff Ohlendord, Pella Windows & Doors
    Mendota, IL