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“Wonderful Place, Wonderful People!”
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Davie School Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Anna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
SE Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place, Wonderful People!”
Reviewed August 19, 2008

My husband has an aversion verging on paranoia about the idea of staying at a bed and breakfast. Don't ask me why, because I don't understand it either. So, when I told him we were staying at an inn in an old school, he was a bit suspicious. However, even he will tell you it was one of the greatest places we have stayed in our many travels.

The room was larger than my first apartment, and the bed was a king size Tempur-pedic. When we arrived, the friendly and gracious owner asked what we would like for breakfast, and what time we wanted it delivered to our room. It did not disappoint! I am eagerly looking forward to scheduling our next rock climbing or winery adventure to Souther Illinois so that we can stay there again.

  • Liked — Tempur-pedic mattress, breakfast, enormous room
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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chicago
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Reviewed July 23, 2008

WOW-- what a neat experience, the conversion of an old school!! the rooms were HUGE, comfortable, very clean. The host was outstanding, knowing where to go (wine trail) where to eat, you have to try Hedmans, and breakfast to order!!! after day 1 we checked into the inn around 4 went to dinner came in at 9, we needed some ice, no problem, we rang the bell and it was brought to our room, after 30 minutes inthe jacuzzi, it was time for lights out. The next morning breakfast was served in our suite at 9 and WOW what a breakfast, omelets, fried potato's fresh fruit and OJ-- SPOT ON!! after some quick directions on where to hit for some hiking, we were on the road again, we called the innkeeper (Gary) for some last minute dinner advise, he made us reservations at a great little restaurant-- night 2 was even better-- the jacuzzi was AWESOME and the bed was Heavenly-- I cannot say enough good about this place-- anytime we come down here again Davie School Inn is the ONLY place we will stay--

  • Liked — GREAT SERVICE,
  • Disliked — the accomodations were too good, I did not want to leave
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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fort worth, tx
1 review
Reviewed July 8, 2008

We stayed at the Davie School Inn for 3 days. It is a bed and breakfast that is in an old 2 story schoolhouse. Each room is an old school room which allowed for very spacious accomodations. Each room has the original chalkboard(s) from 1910 in it. The school backs up to the Anna city park which has a pond for fishing and a playground. There is also a city pool that is behind the school.

The owners of the inn have worked very hard to create a unique bnb experience. The only recommendation I would make to the owner is since it is a bed and breakfast it would be nice to have a small breakfast included in the price. You can purchase breakfast for 2 for $25 dollars. I'm not much of a breakfast person so spending that much on it was not for me. An offer of some fruit or a muffin would be nice.

I would recommend anyone going to Southern, Illinois to stay at The Davie School Inn.

  • Liked — The spacious rooms
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Orland Hills, IL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2007

My family and I stayed there over the 2007 Memorial Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The rooms are beautifully decorated with antiques and are huge! Perfect place for a family of four to spend the weekend. The kids loved the fact that we were staying at an old school building - they had so much fun with the chalkboards that are still present.

The innkeeper was so welcoming and helpful, just an incredibly nice guy. He brought us a delicious breakfast every morning and even made a special trip to the grocery store to get the kind of cereal our kids like. Now that's service!

  • Liked — Beautiful rooms, fantastic hospitality
  • Disliked — Staying on the 3rd floor and walking up all those stairs
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with family
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Midwest
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Reviewed October 30, 2007

This place is an amazing value. For the price of a standard hotel room, you get a 850 square foot suite, high ceilings, a wall of windows, antique furniture, a huge, comfortable bed, whirlpool tub, etc. And the charm of the old school is perfectly realized.

Anna is conveniently located close to many Southern Illinois destinations, but the town of Anna did not strike us as one of them. The breakfast was good and filling but not "impressive" per se. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful.

We will be back, we loved it!

Stayed October 2007
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Thank Illinoising
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champaign, il
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Reviewed September 15, 2006

The Davie School is excellent! The rooms are decorated nicely and are interesting, with little details still reminiscent of the school it used to be. It's also probably the cleanest place I've ever stayed, and the beds are so comfortable! Gary is a great host, providing tons of advice on places to see and things to do. He makes a great breakfast, too!

We went to southern IL to go to the Shawnee Wine Festival, and it was a lot of fun! Driving along the wine trail and visiting the small, family owned wineries was a great time, and the area is beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank eileenb
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Additional Information about Davie School Inn

Property: Davie School Inn
Address: 300 Freeman St, Anna, IL 62906-1508
Location: United States > Illinois > Anna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Anna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique Inn with large Luxury Suites Located along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. ... more   less 

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