When we plan a road trip for a vacation to a rural region, the excitement and anticipation of exploring a new area always has us asking ourselves, “What are the best things to see and do?”
Along with planning the adventures, you may be searching for unique lodging that is actually a part of the experience and that provides more than just a bed and breakfast. At Lincoln Way, our guests are welcomed into a calming oasis; a stay designed your way with as much or as little concierge assistance you prefer. Farm to table locally sourced, healthy and organic breakfasts, 100% organic cotton linens and mattresses, fireplaces, sauna, gardens, indoor parking, smart TV’s and Wi-Fi (if you wish to stay connected to the busy world); all with the five star quality anyone craves in a true getaway.
Pack your bags because the opportunity for adventure and melting stress away awaits you!
Here is just one sample itinerary for your stay at Lincoln Way Inn. We can tailor a plan just for you and your travel companions:
Welcome! Check in time typically between 3 and 7 pm, but just let us know if you would like earlier or later arrival. Add our Welcome Bounty Farm to Table Tray to your reservation and we will have it ready and waiting for you. Enjoy it in your room, by the fire in the living room, or outside on the garden patio.
Sunset Drive, Bike Ride or Hike: You are all checked in, have had a nice snack and now is the perfect time to head out for a sunset hike along the creek lined with beautiful native spring flowers, and along the trails of Franklin Creek State Park. Just walk, drive or bike (we have free bike rental right here on the property) out the front driveway of the Inn, and you will be instantly at ease winding along beautiful Old Mill road right into the state park.
Wine Time! After your late afternoon adventure, relax with a glass of wine. The Crystal Cork located in downtown Dixon is an independent wine shop/bar featuring over 130 wines, 45 different martinis, almost every classic mixed drink and 20 different bottled beers. Sip and unwind in their beautiful exposed brick surroundings.
… And Dine – Hungry? You don’t have to be in a major city to find an exceptional and unique place to eat. After your happy hour, walk along 1st street and find delicious dining options to suit anyone’s tastes; Somkit (Thai), Basil Tree (Italian), Salamandra’s (Mexican) or locally sourced chef prepared unforgettable dishes await you at Orom.
Music to Your Ears: After dinner, stroll along 1st street again and stop in to Books on First, where most weekends you will be delighted with the acoustic musical talent of top area musicians. Books on First is a treasured, rare independent book store and the coffee bar is icing on your latte! You might be in luck too if it is a weekend of live music at the historic Rosbrook Studio.
Sweet Dreams: Return to the Inn with the home fires burning to welcome you. Cozy into your 100% organic robes, and ease into the sauna to purge away stress and toxins. Your organic luxurious pillow top bed awaits as you snuggle in with your new book from Books on First, or binge watch the Netflix series you have been waiting to enjoy, uninterrupted!
To BEE continued…..stay tuned for our next post to read about the glorious morning you wake up to! The divine scents of homemade farm to table breakfast and French press coffee will ease you up for breakfast at the time of your choosing between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Spoiler alert…your morning can also include scheduling a custom massage or facial!!