Our family celebrated a late Christmas together at The Flagg Farmstead Bed & Breakfast in Sherman, IL, just outside of Springfield. It was great being together in such a unique setting! The home, built in 1871, was beautiful and well kept, and was still beautifully decorated for Christmas even though it was Jan. 2-4. We piled our presents around the 9-foot Christmas tree in the main parlor, where we opened our gifts and had the fireplace on for added warmth and coziness. We played games around the big dining room table where we ate the delicious breakfasts prepared by the owners. We used the entire upper floor, as we needed all four bedrooms, each with its own bath, each handsomely appointed! The beds were comfortable and the showers were hot & relaxing! The Farmstead is about 10 minutes from many nice restaurants in Springfield. The owners, Doug & Rosalie, are among the most gracious people we've met, and we loved hearing Doug tell of the history of the Farmstead. We hope to someday return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Flagg Farmstead B&B is an 1872 Italianate mansion 15 minutes from the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and 18 miles from Lincoln's New Salem located on one of the roads Mr. Lincoln traversed on his many trips to Springfield, Illinois. ... more less