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Romantic Getaways in Downstate Illinois

Romantic Getaways in Downstate Illinois

Posted on 02/03/2022 by Ally Ecker

Treat Your Love to a Local Bed & Breakfast

It goes without question that virtually every small business has felt the brunt of the recent pandemic – and accommodations are no different. Establishments like cabins and bed and breakfasts have totally had to rethink their strategy. Some have decided to remain closed until COVID-19 is totally under control, while others have gone through rigorous cleaning and capacity protocols to make sure themselves and their guests are safe. Much like restaurants, many of these small businesses need your support as well; so whether you’re going to stay for Valentine’s Day, or purchase a gift card for a future visit – here are a few of the places that call Downstate Illinois home.

Corner George Inn - Maeystown

The Corner George Inn is a great place to visit no matter the time of year, but they really know how to make Valentine’s Day special. With complimentary chocolate strawberries and a gift certificate to the coffee shop, you will feel the romance in the air. Due to COVID-19, the folks at Corner George are only allowing a couple per building - which creates a romantic and secluded atmosphere for couples. There is also a Loft Suite available - which features a private kitchen and bathroom fixed with a tub/shower along with a queen-sized bed and beautiful stone walls.

Silent Forest Retreat Cabins at Hidden Lake Winery – Aviston

At Hidden Lake Winery, you and your significant other will find the best wine to pair with your everlasting love. With live music on the patio and the fresh air of rural Aviston, Hidden Lakes in the perfect location to getaway and relax. Each cabin provides a king-sized bed, futon, fireplace, and a continental breakfast making it your home away from home.

The Cobalt House – Robinson

Find your Zen at The Cobalt House. With the color Cobalt meaning deep thinking, creativity and concentration - a visit with your significant other will be focused on just you two. The Cobalt room brings the intense blue to life with Cobalt walls, a king-sized bed, and blue bathroom tile along with dual shower heads. The Amethyst room features a queen-sized bed and a sunrise room to balance your mind and find peace. The Ruby room is where you will find passion and feelings of nobility with their sunrise room as well as a king-sized bed and dual shower heads. The Pearl room has the tone to strengthen any relationship with serenity along the queen-sized bed, jetted tub, and courtesy bath robes. The black pearl room sets the perfect scene for romance as the Black Pearl is the symbol for everlasting love. At the Cobalt House you will be safe and protected with a mask requirement, disinfectant in every room, and hand sanitizer easily accessible everywhere in the house. Feed your mind and soul here.

The Social House Inn – Carmi

The Social House Inn is yet another destination that makes you feel right at home. While it’s a great place to stay year-round, they take Valentine’s Day to another level! With four different packages, you will be left satisfied no matter what you choose. The first package includes a room, dinner, and breakfast along with long-stemmed roses and chocolate covered strawberries. The second package includes a room, breakfast, long-stemmed roses, and chocolate covered strawberries. The third package features just a room with the long-stemmed roses and chocolate covered strawberries. The fourth and final package provides a breakfast or lunch. The Social House Inn will allow your love to blossom and truly let you dive deep into romance. Along with love comes COVID-19 protection as masks and social distancing is recommended and rooms are deep cleaned before each stay. Love is in the air.\

The Victorian on Main – Fairfield

The Victorian on Main will make you feel like you have transported to 1895. With original detailing of the parlor, woodwork, and fireplaces, you and your significant other will be in awe. Holidays throughout the year are celebrated to the max at the Victorian on Main, especially Christmas and Valentine’s Day. For Valentine’s Day 2021, they are having a 2-night special with suites and champagne, perfect for the spark of love to fill the house. Visiting another time? Romance is never off at The Victorian on Main. With a romantic breakfast in the grand dining room, a movie night in the living room, or the crisp air of Fairfield on their wrap around porch, there will never be lack of love. The folks at The Victorian on Main are also very strict in terms of COVID-19 protocols – they follow an extensive list of rules like contactless check-in and check-out, masks, and a significant amount of cleaning. Here you will find admiration for your loved one and for the Victorian Era.

Timberwolf Vacation Rentals - Waterloo

At Timberwolf Vacation Rentals you will find two beautiful lodges, the Timberwolf Chalet, and the Timberwolf Cabin. In the Timberwolf Chalet you will find love in a three-bedroom, two-bathroom home with wooden beams and cathedral ceilings. Cook a romantic candle lit dinner with their fully stocked kitchen. In the Timberwolf Cabin rest comfortably in their log king-sized bed. This is the perfect place to get the romantic nature getaway. They are also the perfect place for COVID-19 prevention - keeping rooms unoccupied 24 hours between guests, along with deep cleaning and sanitization. Timberwolf Vacation Rentals is the perfect place for love, romance, and nature!

There are also plenty of other places in Downstate Illinois to get away from it all and spend some quality time with your loved ones. For a full list of everything from bed and breakfast establishments to cabins and more - visit


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