The SpaceThis is a studio apartment with full kitchen, full bath, free wireless Internet, and free laundry. A 40" HD television along with, local network program (ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, and FOX), Netflix and a Blueray player are available for your TV programming. One queen size bed and one full size futon couch/bed provide sleeping for four.
Relax and reconnect with nature as you experience peace and the sounds of nature by walking the trails on 24 acres of beautiful prairie restoration. Perhaps just sit and listen to the birds and frogs without the sounds or lights of the city. The 30' x 16' apartment is stand alone unit attached to our garage and adjacent to our home. Great for weekend getaways to escape the hustle of the city and for travelers who are just passing through.
Free tent camping spaces available to those who rent the apartment but need overflow space.
All Springfield, Illinois Abraham Lincoln sites are within an hours drive as well as the state fair grounds in Springfield. Approximately 2 hours north of St. Louis and 3 - 4 hours south of the Chicago metro area near historic Jacksonville, Illinois.
We provide Fair Trade coffee beans from Jacksonville's Fair Trade store - Just Good Trade. We also provide local hand crafted bath soap from Jacksonville's Willow Branch Soaps to our guests. Willow Branch Soap has also custom designed a soap "Peace on the Prairie" using the scent of the yellow coneflower seed found on our property.
Jacksonville is approximately a 20 minute drive with many dining and shopping opportunities. Several dining opportunities that we recommend are:
Muggsy's - American Style Food
Brick House - Barbeque Smoke House
Lonzerotti's - Italian
Norma's - Down Home Cooking
Leo's - Pizzeria Italian Food.
SafeCo - SafeCo fresh bakery is a very good option for donuts and fresh baked goods.
Springfield is about a 50 minute drive with many more shopping and dining opportunities.
This is a very nice efficiency/studio apartment available for short stays for those who want to get away from city life for a weekend, those who are just traveling through but don't want to stay in a hotel. Families visiting their students at Illinois College or MacMurray College are welcome. There is lots of space for kids to explore or adults to relax with a country walk through native prairie or you can sit by the pond and enjoy the tranquility of the country without the sounds of the city. Listen to the birds, frogs, crickets, and view the evening stars without city lights. Perhaps you will see a herd of deer or two that are very common to this area. A fishing pond is available if you bring the fishing equipment with blue gill and bass fishing. You're welcome to catch and release or catch, clean and serve for your dinner.
Satellite pictures and directions are available by searching the web with the key search words 'Klein Prairie' or Peace on the Prairie AirBnB. Guest AccessGuests have access to the full property. Relax by walking on the prairie, on a country road or just sitting around and taking in the sun, watching the birds, or looking at the incredibly full starlit sky without the city lights. The apartment also has a 40" LED television with a blue ray player, free wireless internet and free access to Netflix. Interaction with GuestsWe live on the same property across the driveway. We greet you as soon as possible after you arrive and leave other contact up to you. We want to preserve your privacy but be helpful if we can. The NeighborhoodThis is country. For the most part, it is very quiet with an occasional car. Great neighbors and a very safe neighborhood. Go for a walk, watch the birds, listen to the frogs and relax. Getting AroundThe only way to get here is to drive your own car. To find our home, search for Klein Prairie on the web. Other Things to NoteCome prepared to relax and enjoy. The price includes the state of Illinois hotel occupancy tax.