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The Rippon-Kinsella House

1317 North Third Street, Springfield, IL 62702
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Batavia, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our first B & B experience and we were not disappointed or wanting in any request. We enjoyed Roger and Dave's company. The Captains quarters were comfortable and full of interest, as was the rest of the house. The furnishings were not lacking in history and stories. Roger's cooking was superb with memorable pineapple muffins from scratch. All... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Nice and clean, with decorations on just about every surface. The innkeepers were very friendly and talkative, going out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. Be sure to go up to the front door (facing the street) when you arrive - we knocked on the back door first, but no one heard.

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Decatur, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just returned this afternoon from spending the night in this beautiful Victorian house. We just live approx. 40 miles away, but my husband surprised me for a Valentine's evening away. When we arrived, Roger showed us our room and then brought cheese, crackers, homemade cookies and wine to us. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters. Loved the fireplace in... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have never written a negative review before but I must this time. The Rippon-Kinsella House looks nice on the outside, but the random flea market pictures that covered the walls of our room made for a bizarre interior. That I could tolerate, but the shower had so little water pressure it was hard to rinse soap off and impossible... More

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bandboperator, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella House, responded to this review

Wow, I really don't know where to begin with this one. Maybe I am burned out. But then I thought, no....I love the B&B business, talking with guests over breakfast or wine in the evening. I remember having a very bad day and then the phone ringing about 9:30 at night. We have operated the inn since 2007 and no... More

Houston, TX
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the RIppon-Kinsella House. It is a large, restored Victorian house with a lot of character. The location is excellent, just over a mile north of the downtown attractions, in a quiet residential neighborhood. Roger is a warm, friendly host and a gourmet cook. Roger cooks up some of the best B&B breakfast food we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

My mom and I stayed here for a getaway from Chicago for two nights. It was a nice walk from the amtrak station. The beauty of the building itself was quite a relief to see after the walk. The air was blasting to cool us down and Roger welcomed us with homemade ice tea, cheese and crackers after we settled... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

My husband and I recently traveled to Illinois for a family wedding. It was also our 12th wedding anniversary so we decided to visit Springfield, IL for some historic sight seeing and book a night at the Rippon-Kinsella House. We enjoy Bed and Breakfasts and were excited about staying at what is advertised as a beautiful house with such amenities... More

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DeKalb IL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My husband and I recently spent a night in this lovely old home while exploring Lincoln sites. We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful house which is packed with antiques. We stayed in the Captain’s Room which received plentiful natural light and was very pleasant; however all the rooms looked perfectly charming. The hosts are exceptionally personable and provided us with an... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Lovely old house - 1871! Yes, as old houses are, repairs and upkeep are constantly needed. We enjoyed our stay - food was good and the Captain's Quarters were quite comfortable. The house is filled with many antiques! Drawback: Our room and the Campaign Room are separated only by a door, so we could hear the guests talking in that... More

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Naperville, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and visited Springfield recently to go to the Abraham Lincoln Museum and had a wonderful stay at this B&B. The Rippon Kinsella House is a charming mansion and in a very good location for such Springfield attractions as the Lincoln Museum. On our arrival we were warmly greeted by our host. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters which... More

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Address: 1317 North Third Street, Springfield, IL 62702
Location: United States > Illinois > Springfield
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Ranked #3 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Springfield

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