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510 West Sheridan, Petersburg, IL 62675
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brookfield, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We chose this B&B since it was close to New Salem and Springfield. It took us awhile before we were able to contact someone to make a reservation, and the hosts took some time to answer the doorbell when we arrived. The house is impressive, but in need of maintenance, as do the grounds. Our room at the top of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Over priced, unkempt grounds, surly owners who were rude, and average food. Would not go again. Unless you are visiting a relative in the area this place is really not worth the bother. There are other accommodations in the same town with much better B&B appeal. Best to check them out.

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Antioch, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

What a memorable family get-together we had last weekend at The Oaks! We have always wanted to experience a Murder Mystery and The Oaks was the perfect setting for this event. We arrived Friday early evening and Ken checked us into our rooms - the ballroom, the maid's quarters and Olivia's room. All were charmingly decorated and for a building... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Spouse picked this place as a surprise gift. When we arrived, the welcome by the owner was not accomadated with a smile or any warmth. Breakfast was very good and the wife was functionally polite. Aloof couple...not sure why running a B & B where you have to interact with people. We wanted a getaway so not looking for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

It's been awhile since we stayed, but I remember it fondly. We decided to do a little sightseeing on our way home and meandered into Petersburg. When it came to looking for a place for the night, we decided to look for a B&B. The Oaks had one room left for the night and we headed over to find it.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Authentic Victorian era home. Bed was great room was fine and hosts were accomidating. If you are a bed and breakfast "virgin" this might not be the best way of starting. But the fact that we couldn't agree on a place to eat resulted in Ken whipping up a delicous dinner for us is why we stay in a B&B.... More 

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Elko, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Oaks just recently and found the accomodations and service excellent. Some others have commented on the condition of the building and rooms, lets remember this mansion is well over 150 yrs old and time takes it's toll on everything, The rooms are clean, the beds very comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. Ken... More 

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atlanta il.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

really disappointing!!! was our first b&b, well start with the good.... susan can really cook and ken a nice person but,,,, very dirty and run down, sad to see really!!they dont seem to care that their guest have clean room! they had plenty of notice no reason room should have spiders and web in all the windows along with dead... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

I was referred to "The Oaks" from inn keeper at the Branson house, which was booked. I'm really grateful. My family, 11 year old included, LOVED THIS PLACE!! prior to my visit, the inn keeper called to confirm everything, including my late arrival, which ended up being really late & dark. He was available when I called to direct me... More 

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Central IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2008

The Oaks hosted my wedding reception. It was small (only 16 people) and intimate. I had the owner's take care of the dinner and my husband & I stayed in the Edward Laning suite. Mainly because the guests would be in and out of our room and I got ready for the wedding there. The house is great. I wouldn't... More 

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