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Olde Squat Inn Bed and Breakfast

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Effingham, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 4 September 2012

We just completed our 4th stay at the Olde Squat Inn and had an enjoyable time as expected. In looking at the various reviews, I find that people either love it or not, so let me offer some help for those considering their first stay. What you expect will make all the difference in your stay. If you expect recently...

7Thank Larry Q
Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 27 June 2012

We've just returned home from our four night stay at the Olde Squat Inn. We're looking at our calendars this morning to figure out when we can go back. Others have covered the outstanding experience of Jim & Katie's knowledge of the Southern Illinois area, and the great sightseeing advice offered during breakfast around the old tables in the dining...

2Thank John J
Reviewed 21 June 2012

The Old Squat Inn is a great place for couples and families to stay and visit Southern Illinois. Twenty minutes from the Marion exit, it is also a great place to stay for just one night. The cabins are comparable to the average house from where we are from in Chicago. They are well decorated and feel very comfortable. All...

Thank outsider11
Reviewed 5 June 2012

Jim, Katy and the dogs make Olde Squat Inn a splendidly pleasant place to get away from city life and enjoy nature, homecooked breakfasts (best I've ever had!!!), walks around their beautiful pond, fishing, learning about Southern Illinois and all that it offers, and much more. The cabins are rustic, intentionally so, so one should not expect the equivalent of...

1Thank leishajo
Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 16 October 2011

Was on a mission to trace some of the family history and found this B&B online. It looked rustic and remote, a far cry from the Chicago Suburbs so had to check it out. If you are looking for a modern place to stay, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a historic and...

1Thank Karen P
Reviewed 15 October 2011

It was so disappointing that such a quiet, secluded location within distance of the beautiful Shawnee National Forest and Wine Trails turned out to be such a disappointment. We arrived late Friday night and were greeted by the owner's dogs, Lucky and Eddie, who have the run of the property. They were very friendly, well-behaved, and our cabin porch seemed...

4Thank Ixplore2
Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 20 September 2011

On a weekend visit to see my son, I came across this BnB online, it was pet friendly that was the selling point.As any animal lover who travels with there pet knows, you take them to the vet, feed them, make sure they are clean.Arrived late on a Friday night, the next day the owners dogs showed up, skinny, full...

2Thank bandlkil
Reviewed 22 March 2011

We both work in a high-stress career field....and live hundreds of miles apart....We were looking for a romantic get-away that offered peace and quiet, a casual atmosphere, friendly natives, lots of outdoor activities.....did I mention peace and quiet? Upon our arrival we were greeted by Jim who directed us to the correct cabin(Gabe's cabin) and showed us around while sharing...

1Thank BDtravels2011
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 23 November 2010

We enjoyed a relaxing & quiet mid-week stay at the inn--hoping to unwind from the LA crowds & traffic snarls that we contend with daily. Old Squat and the surrounding countryside fit the bill! Wonderful Indian Summer weather, colorful fall foliage; nightly stargazing next to our cozy front-porch fireplace greatly added to our pleasure. Jim & Katy ensure that their...

Thank mwrizz
Collinsville, Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2010

Although I didn't expect luxury with a cabin, a little bit of cleanliness was certainly not too much to ask for. We went to Walmart and bought blankets because we were afaid to sleep on the bedding.

1Thank Sleeper2010

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Olde Squat Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 14160 Libery School Road, Marion, IL 62959-6798
Region: United States > Illinois > Marion
Price Range: €69 - €78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“These are rustic so do not expect a hotel”
  • View of the pond from the front porch. :)
  • Fire crackling away!!! :)
  • Watching the sunrise while enjoying coffee on the porch swing. :)
eogden55, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's good to be aware that a part of the experience of being at The Olde Squat Inn is that it is out and away from the busy-ness of 'normal' civilization. But, this also means that cell phone service can be problematic, which also means internet is the same. With AT&T service, we occasionally could get one bar to show but minimal access, and only email and an occasional IM. It's a great excuse to run to town once in a while to hit the wireless at Starbucks at the local Kroger store, or Barnes & Noble in nearby Carbondale.”
  • Early Morning Mist on the Lake at Old Squat Inn
JohnJ860, 2 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Get one of the newer cabin if they have it open.”
sam61554, 21 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Beautiful property, but cabins need alot of work! Find another location.”
Tam50, 24 May 2013 | Read review
“I think every Cabin is good.”
hellaklinge, 18 Oct 2012 | Read review
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