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The Social House Inn

311 W Main St, Carmi, IL 62821-1486
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The Social House in Carmi, completed in 1905 by John M. Crebs, was kept in the Crebs family for eighty years, and has often over the years been referred to as "The Fountains". This charming Bed and Breakfast is located at 311 West Main in the heart of Carmi. Now an impressive Neo Classic Revival bed and breakfast, The Social House was completed in 1905 by John M. Crebs, a prominent banker and landowner. Upon entering the foyer, the grand mahogany staircase is enchanting and moves your thoughts to an era worth remembering. Mr. Crebs' library is located to the left of the foyer, still complimented with solid oak lead glass bookcases and a stunning chandelier. Paneled solid oak pocket doors allow you entry from the foyer and another set draws you into the formal dining room where the fireplace is accented by a sunlit Tiffany stained window. This room makes meetings or dining an absolute pleasure. To the right of the foyer is a large parlor with a walnut fireplace as its centerpiece. In the back of the home is a terra-cotta tile floored garden room overlooking a brick courtyard surrounded by a white picket fence. The architectural beauty of the home continues into the nine bedrooms. Whether you are in town to visit family and friends, need to host a meeting or party, or are looking for a romantic weekend getaway, The Social House is ready to accommodate you.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free internet
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Public wifi
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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311 W Main St, Carmi, IL 62821-1486
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Stayed at the Social House this weekend with family. We booked the house and carriage house for next year. Lots of comfortable room and a well stocked kitchen with lots of options for adults and kids.
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Our family has been staying at the Social House for several years. When Pat was the manager our stay was always good! The last few times have not been accommodating.Social House is listed as Bed and Breakfast..Not true. The first night was good. But no coffee or breakfast. The whole main floor had been rented for a shower. So the kitchen area was filled with people and preparation for the shower. You could not get in that room. to even get coffee. I really see now that I should have chosen Super 8 motel because at least you could have got coffee.We paid a lot of money to stay there because we were in the Port Room. She could have made arrangements for her guest. WE were paying people also. Hope she gets her priorties together to serve other guest. Beautiful B&B.So sad!!
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Response from Lisa C, Manager at The Social House Inn
Responded Aug 13, 2019
I am so sorry you had a bad experience. We are an Inn not a bed and breakfast. There was coffee and breakfast items in the kitchen. I’m sorry the house was too busy for you because of the shower.
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Customer service is awful. We rented the loft for the weekend. When we got to the room there was a cat in it. When we went to put our luggage inside the cat ran out. We have 2 people in our family that are severely allergic to cats. I put my pillow down on the couch and when I picked it up it was covered in cat hair. We also have 2 year old twins. There was no gate on the stairs and the kids could fit through the slats in the railing and under it. Every person in my family could fit under the railing. We told Lisa we had little kids when we booked and not once did she mention that it may not be a suitable room or that there was a cat living in it. When we called Lisa to tell her about her concerns she basically told us too bad and had no other accommodations for us but that we needed to pay for the room anyway. Look elsewhere for a place to stay.
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Response from Lisa C, Manager at The Social House Inn
Responded Oct 28, 2018
These are false statements from this person. There is no animals cat or otherwise in the loft. We have had hundreds of families stay here and come back every year. It is a loft which has an open staircase which shows in the online shop photos.
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We had a great visit and found the property in tip top condition. Our room was the Crebs with a bed so comfortable and every amenity you could need. We were B & B virgins but will definitely be back to the Social House.
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I was looking for a nice "getaway" for my wife for Valentine's weekend. We have been to The Social House for a birthday party and my wife LOVED the charm of the B&B. So, after looking at a few options, to my surprise, they were offering a special Valentine's Day dinner. We LOVED it! Pat (the manager) is WONDERFUL! We have been to many B&B's before, and most are nice with great hostesses...Pat ranks among the kindest. Thanks so much for making our Valentine's a special one. On a side note, a man even proposed to his sweetheart during our private dinner. It was AWESOME! So, if you love B&B's the way we do...make the trip!
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$153 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Social House Inn
What are some of the property amenities at The Social House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Is parking available at The Social House Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Social House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include DiMaggio's Pizza, Yesterdays Drive-In, and Gottzz's.
Is The Social House Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Carmi.
Does The Social House Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.