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June 9, 2006
From journal Engaging Illinois Bed and Breakdast
by Coach Bear
February 25, 2003
We entered the foyer and immediately saw the charm of crystal chandeliers, solid brass hardware, hardwood floors and marble fireplaces. There are many such places in this country, but this was our first experience. We noticed that the inn was decorated in rich colors and an eclectic mix of antique and traditional furnishings. In fact, the inn is elegant, yet cozy with every door and hallway leading to new and delightful surprises. We were encouraged to explore the fineries of this inn, and were delighted by the richness and warmth of the interior of the building.
All of the guests were encouraged to help themselves to refreshments and goodies in The Magnolia Room. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cold drinks were on hand at all times. The evening was one that reminded me of visiting my grandmother when I was a child. We were able to relax in the parlor with some of the other guests. We played board games (which also reminded me of my family) until 11:00, then went to our room and relaxed in the elaborate 4-poster bed. This was a special treat for my wife. The next morning we went strolling through the town and enjoyed shopping in the antique shops and other small establishments that still exist along the historic West St. Louis Street.
From journal Daily Life In Small Town Illinois