Flagg Farmstead is the perfect place to stay if you're traveling to Springfield, Illinois to see the Abe Lincoln Museum and other sites. It surpassed our expectations in every way. Only about a 15-minute drive from downtown Springfield, the B&B is an 1870s Italianate mansion that has been beautifully and tastefully restored and decorated by the current owners. We were the only guests when we were there in mid week, so the owner gave us a brief tour of the three guestrooms in addition to our own. Each room was gorgeously decorated in a different color scheme and furnished with a tasteful sprinkling of antiques (but not overdone) and nice touches, like silky throws and pretty nightlights. Our bed was luxurious and comfortable. The house has wide plank floors and the oversized windows, 10'-plus ceilings, curved staircase and other architectural details you only find in great old homes. The bathroom had been remodeled but was done in vintage style. The couple who own the property were friendly, helpful and respectful of our privacy. The property, surrounded by mature trees, is located across the road from a huge field facing west, so you can watch the sunset. Breakfast was delicious--blueberry waffles and bacon, fruit and homemade granola, juice and coffee. All around, a delightful surprise! Highly recommended.
Region: United States > Illinois > Sherman
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Sherman
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flagg Farmstead B&B is an 1872 Italianate mansion 15 minutes from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and 18 miles from Lincoln's New Salem located on one of the roads Mr. Lincoln traversed on his many trips to Springfield, Illinois. ... more less