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409 N State St, Franklin Grove, IL 61031-9535
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 09/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/22/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Franklin Grove
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After a year and a half restoration and re-imagining, Lincoln Way opened its doors to guests on July 11, 2015! The Inn pays tribute to its turn of the century (1912) roots, with modern meets history approach. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside. We are at your service to plan your stay your way; hiking, personal yoga or local studio sessions, sauna, birding, indoor, meditation water garden and outdoor fireplaces, bicycles, near by renowned golf courses, five state parks just miles away and the treasured Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands of 5,000 acres of restored prairie where bison now roam again. Maybe you wish to relax, we are the perfect getaway. Outdoor covered patio pagoda garden with pergola, fireplace, hammocks and more can be enjoyed year round. Your room and adventure await!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycle rental
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Golf course
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Massage
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Air purifier
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Valerie R wrote a review Sep 2021
15 contributions1 helpful vote
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The care and creativity out into this beautiful place is beyond explanation. The peaceful nature surroundings made it the perfect rest and recharge destination for my vacation days! I will be back! I wish I could’ve stayed for an entire week.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lisa Marie Ayres, Owner at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Responded Sep 12, 2021
Thank you for entrusting us with your stay! We loved welcoming you and do hope we can again soon! Until then BEE Well! All the best, INN gratitude, Lisa, John and Team LWI
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Sarah L wrote a review Sep 2020
Warrenville, Illinois100 contributions28 helpful votes
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We stayed in the Carriage House which is separate from the main building and has its own entrance — perfect for anyone who is concerned about traveling during Covid-19. This place is huge! Full kitchen, large living room, bathroom with large whirlpool tub, shower, plus 2 powder rooms. The breakfasts, which were delivered to the room, were amazing. The owners are wonderful. The unit was spotless.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Lisa Marie Ayres, Owner at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Responded Sep 11, 2020
We loved welcoming you as guests and hope we can do so again! Until then, Stay Safe and BEE Well!! Lisa, John, Jodi, & Team LWI
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schmidttyanne wrote a review Jul 2021
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We attended a family wedding and stayed here at the Inn. Jodi and her staff were amazing. They thought of every possible scenario to make this wedding a complete success. We woke up in the morning and walked around the little town of Franklin Grove for exercise. After that we drove a couple of miles to see an entire herd of Buffalo grazing in a field. Even after growing up in this small town area, we were completely surprised to find such a hidden gem so close by. Thank you for taking the BEST care of us for three days.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Lisa Marie Ayres, Owner at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post and write such a lovely review. We are grateful to have had the opportunity to welcome you as our guests! We look forward to welcoming you again for another stay soon! Until then, BEE Well! All the best, Lisa, Jodi and Team LWI
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regina wrote a review Jun 2021
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
This is a B&B about 1 ½ hrs away from Chicago, I went with my husband to meet some other couples who where also staying there for the long weekend. We were greeted by Jodi, who works there she showed us around this magnificent house which was laid out so eloquently. The first floor has a beautiful foyer, large living room for sitting and watching TV, 2 huge Dining areas with 2 large tables for sitting and and 1 for eating and one we used to place our munchies to snack on, They have a cute bar area which is where everyone kept their spirits, with a automatic ice chest. Their were game boards available to use. Their is a small cubic frig that was available for guest to use in common area. Expresso machine with lots of flavors to use.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Lisa Marie Ayres, Owner at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Responded Jul 24, 2021
Thank you for being our guests! We look forward to welcoming you for another stay at Lincoln Way soon. All the best, Lisa, Jodi & Team LWI
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Jessica C wrote a review Apr 2021
5 contributions1 helpful vote
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I have wanted to visit Nachusa Grasslands now for a very long time - so I made it a destination for my 50th birthday. When looking for places to stay in the area I came across the Lincoln Way Inn. From the very fist steps of planning our 2 night stay to our informational prairie chat as we were leaving - everything about the Lincoln Way Inn was special. Lisa and her crew were charming and helpful! Breakfast was thoughtfully planned and delicious. Every room we booked was a unique mix of old and new with a sophisticated streak of fun. It was a memorable and meaningful weekend! Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Lisa Marie Ayres, Owner at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Responded May 2, 2021
Thank you so much for finding us and visiting our BEEloved Nachusa Grasslands. We loved meeting you and learning of all you do on behalf of conservation. We know how busy you must be and are so grateful for taking the time to post such lovely and thoughtful words. Truly looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! BEE Well ~ Lisa, John and Team LWI
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Nearby attractions include Franklin Creek Grist Mill (2.7 miles), Chaplin Creek Village (0.8 miles), and Franklin Creek State Natural Area (1.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lincolnway Cafe, The Huddle Cafe, and Caseys Carry Out Pizza.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Franklin Grove.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Lincoln Way: A Destination Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting John Deere Historic Site (6.8 miles) and Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home (9.1 miles).