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Lincoln Way Stay

Franklin Grove, IL - Lee County
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The Lincoln Way Stay (formerly Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn) pays tribute to its turn-of-the-century roots with a modern yet rustically elegant touch.

In 2024, new name and offerings!

Lisa and John Ayres are thrilled to remain your Guest Experience Guides and ​are now full owners of the Lincoln Way property.

The main house is now the private home of one of our team members, Lindsay, and her family. We are excited to welcome them to The Grove, just up the road. ​However, this means the main house is no longer available for bookings.

Carriage House Loft & King Suite

The Carriage House Loft & King Suite remains a guest getaway sanctuary. This haven features a private entrance (second story), cozy indoor heated parking below, remote and code access to all, a fully equipped kitchen, boundless amenities, a spacious living room with a smart TV, Amazon Fire, laundry room, powder room, and a lavish king suite boasting an electric fireplace and a second bathroom with a luxurious Jacuzzi tub and shower. Also, French doors off the kitchen and the suite provide access to the full-length deck, perfect for the warm months.

Different ways of offering breakfast

While they won’t be cooking breakfast going forward, they have created lovely add-on options to stock your fridge with ​its BEE Local Brekkie kit. The “BLB” kit will feature all the local, quality supplies and ingredients that guests love to create your morning bounty. And there are so many fantastic local options to ​eat out and enjoy.

The rooms include various amenities, such as a small refrigerator with beverages, coffee and tea service, toiletries, fresh flowers, organic robes, slippers, linens, and towels. 

The opulent water and flower garden and yoga lawn of the grounds remain yours to wander, rest, relax, and renew in.

Also available are spa services, a sauna, a workout area, an outdoor hot tub and fireplace, a four-season dining porch, a library with a computer and printer for guest use, and cable and wireless internet access in each room.

Bring your furry friend!

Your fur babies are invited, too!🐾

Book soon!

The reservation site is live and available to book your stay online!

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