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    The Rippon-Kinsella House

    1317 N 3rd St, Springfield, IL 62702-3837
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    1 - 5 of 79 reviews

    Reviewed December 6, 2017

    The owner and innkeeper make this beautiful house magical. The history they know of the area and the house it self really allow you to feel part of its history. They are so passionate about what they do it is almost impossible not to feel...More

    Thank Brian V
    Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

    My husband and I wanted to go on a weekend getaway for our 1 year anniversary. 10/13-10/15. So we decided to check out a bed and breakfast for the first time. It was a terrible experience. The outside of the house at first look was...More

    Thank Elena S
    Response from Dave R, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella HouseResponded November 12, 2017

    O.k.......I surrender. Yes, we have some "material" laying in the backyard, but the front yard is beautiful. Again, who are these people? Do they exist only to make other people's lives miserable? How pathetic. However, the place does NOT smell terrible, and the carpets are...More

    Reviewed September 18, 2017

    The owners of the Rippon-Kinsella house seem to be a nice couple. However, the website photographs do not represent the property. I understand it is going under renovations and it is an old home with many antiques, but there is an undefinable odor about the...More

    Thank cationista
    Response from Dave R, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella HouseResponded September 27, 2017

    I replied earlier that I was going to hire an innkeeper because of my friend's dementia, but I have decided to close the B&B and rent the guestrooms to boarders. So all of you "keyboard warriors" won't have us to kick around much longer. You're...More

    Reviewed August 28, 2017

    Photos of the property must have been taken many, many years ago. The outside needs a lot of work...broken fence, weeds instead of grass, power cords, ladders, tarp on roof....and that is just the beginning. Going inside, the first thing you get is an odor....More

    1  Thank nicole b
    Response from Dave R, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella HouseResponded August 30, 2017

    Some people just can't be pleased. It is an 1871 Victorian and we are working on it! We'll try to do better on bathroom maintenance, but we don't reuse paper cups. Give me a break. Dave Ridenour Proprietor

    Reviewed August 26, 2017

    Trash all over the yard, can't even get to backyard, fences broken, rooms very junky and place has odor that bother ladies when we walked in. Could not stay there but they charge your credit card anyway. Watch their 48 hr policy to cancel as...More

    1  Thank geraldl366
    Response from Dave R, Owner at The Rippon-Kinsella HouseResponded August 30, 2017

    This is getting ridiculous. Who are these people? There is NOT "trash all over the yard." We are building a brick patio in the backyard and it does look like a construction site. We are putting a new rubber roof on the the flat roof...More

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    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
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    • 3
    • Location
    • United States >
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    • Springfield
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    "This was not a hotel, but a Victorian home."
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    "This entire property should not be rented to the public."
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    "Book before Fall, 2016 as the hosts will be closing the door to guest forever."
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    "The Captain's Quarters is best suited for early risers since the unique Italianate windows do not lend..."
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