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The Social House Inn

311 W Main St, Carmi, IL 62821-1486
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#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Carmi
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms


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311 W Main St, Carmi, IL 62821-1486
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Lauren D wrote a review Jun 2021
Naperville, Illinois9 contributions20 helpful votes
Do not recommend! We recently stayed at the Social House while in Carmi for a wedding. We have been to events at the Social House in the past and were shocked to see how unclean & unkempt the house has become. We checked into our rooms and upon entering the bathrooms (one of the basement rooms) we found hair on the floor, toothpaste residue in the sinks and dust/dirt on the side tables - all showing that it had not been cleaned recently. When we texted the manager to share the state of the room she said “they were just cleaned”. I didn’t have any other options for places to stay so I cleaned the bathroom (with my own supplies) and found a vacuum cleaner upstairs & vacuumed our room. Based on how much was in the vacuum when I finished, it was obvious that it had not been cleaned recently. It was not only very disappointing that it was in the state that it was but also that the manager did not seem concerned or willing to do anything to make it right. I would not recommend anyone staying there in its current state and if I had had another option, would have left. Leaving this review here since my review on Facebook was deleted!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Sunshine207393 wrote a review Oct 2019
Troy, Illinois1 contribution
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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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Paulette B wrote a review Aug 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: August 2019
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Response from Lisa C, Manager at The Social House Inn
Responded Aug 14, 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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Holly K wrote a review Oct 2018
COUNTRYSIDE4 contributions1 helpful vote
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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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Lisa C, Manager at The Social House Inn
Responded Oct 29, 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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Marla T wrote a review Nov 2016
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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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Date of stay: October 2016
United StatesIllinoisCarmi
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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, Ginny's Place, and Yesterdays Drive-In.
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.