Looking for Lincoln Story Trail

As you embark on the Looking for Lincoln Story Trail, featuring Abraham Lincoln historical sites in Illinois, choose lodging with members of the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association. Our inns will offer a comfortable place to unwind after a busy day of sightseeing.

Take a journey in the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area, visiting real places that were part of President Abraham Lincoln’s life and career. Your travel adventure will bring you to approximately 20 central Illinois cities which hold historic significance to Lincoln.

Plan your trip to include local events commemorating noteworthy events in American history. Bringing the kids along? Make preparations for an enriching experience easy by planning a History Hunt! Enjoy your investigation on the Looking for Lincoln Story Trail!

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Vrooman Mansion

701 East Taylor Street, Bloomington, IL 61701

309-828-8816 / 877-346-6488

The Vrooman Mansion, a bed and breakfast and special events venue, is located in the heart of Bloomington/Normal, Illinois. This historical estate built in 1869 is situated in the quiet neighborhood of Dimmitt’s Grove and offers the utmost in privacy … Continue reading

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The Stablehouse

1642 Milligan Hill Road, Alto Pass, IL 62905

618/893-1425 or 213/712-3274 cell

The Stablehouse is a fully furnished two-bedroom (and futon couch + rollaway) guest rental adjacent to one of the barns and stables of the beautiful 75 acre Herold Farms in Alto Pass. The interiors have a western theme, and a … Continue reading

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Market Street Inn

220 E Market Street, Taylorville, IL 62568


Rich in architectural detail, this romantic 1892 Queen Anne Victorian jewel boasts six original fireplaces, now with gas logs, ornate woodwork, fretwork over pocket doors and beveled glass windows. Sit by the parlor fireplace and feast your eyes upon these … Continue reading

Stone marker with text Dickson Mounds Museum, brown brick building with people on sidewalk, golfer hitting ball out of bunker.

Peace of Earth Lodge

15503 Ray Road, Rushville, IL 62681


Peace of Earth (an eco-friendly lodging experience) offers you the chance to relax and enjoy nature in a comfortable homey atmosphere in all seasons of the year. This passive solar home offers a breathtaking view of the forest from almost … Continue reading

Adobe style house with covered porch, patio furniture, BBQ charcoal grill, picnic table, nestled in the trees

Bear Grove Cabins (Bed and Breakfast)

25 E 1675 Ave, Mulberry Grove, IL 62262


We have a 2 BR cabin (whole house rental) available to you. Walk-in vertical spa with waterfall shower. CABINA WEST (SW theme and accommodates 6 adults). We can throw a mattress or sleeping bags on floor to add a few … Continue reading

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Blessings On State Bed & Breakfast

1109 West State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650


Experience warm Midwestern Hospitality in our award-winning bed and breakfast. We’re located in a magnificently restored vintage mansion in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic district. Beautifully appointed luxury suites provide private sitting rooms, private baths, Wi-Fi, digital satellite television and … Continue reading

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Brazle Haus B&B

2311 N. 1450 Street, Brownstown, IL 62418

618-347-2207 or 618-292-0248

Alpine style home with guest rooms that reflect the innkeepers heritage –Vernon’s is agriculture and Judy’s is railroading. The rural setting offers a pleasant change from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.