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Great Escape

309 South College Ave, Aledo, IL 61231
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Peoria, Illinois
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49 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We loved our stay. The room was lovely. The bed in the railroad room was very comfortable. The quilt was very beautiful. We enjoyed exploring the old jail. We have some great pictures. We enjoyed going into the padded cell an seeing how an old time jail used to be. We had a nice breakfast of coffee, juice, cinnamon rolls,... More 

Thank satchel21
Lapeer, MI
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41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Jennie Maynard is your perfect hostess for this B&B. She and husband, Dick, turned this county jail into a B&B and left the jail section in tact with cells, padded cell, excecution room, etc. to check out. If you want, you can take your morning breakfast and coffee into one of the cells to sit and eat. There are 9... More 

2 Thank RosieTholl
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Marvelous B & B, Great fun, beautiful rooms, within walking distance of restaurants. An authentic small town jail/sheriff's office, beautiful historic decor. Can't wait to go back to this lovely historic place and its wonderful hostess.

2 Thank Linda L
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

This is not a modern hotel with modern amenities, but a renovation of the county jail (guests can take breakfast to a jail-cell to eat...fun for kids); the owners have seen the charm and value of the oak woodwork and transoms over the doors, and not eliminated the features and friendliness of an earlier time. Little things make staying here... More 

1 Thank mountainseer
Chicago, Illinois
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119 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

100 years ago, people knew how to build a buildling (especially when it was a courthouse/jail!). The hardwood is beautiful. Lots of fun to stay here and very quiet & comfortable. There are no private bathrooms, but there are plenty of bathrooms to go around, so we've never had to wait for one. We don't always stick around for breakfast,... More 

Thank 50in50

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