Lincoln Way Inn pays tribute to its turn of the century roots, with a modern, yet rustically elegant touch. Located in the heart of the Midwest, on the historic Lincoln Highway, the Inn offers a destination experience that engages guests in the sights, sounds, and tastes of the prairie countryside.
Offering something for everyone, from arts, culture, history, entertainment, and bountiful outdoor activities, Lee County and the surrounding attractions await our guests with first class concierge services provided to assist you in your planning.
The Inn is also an ideal location just to get some “R&R”! With beautifully landscaped grounds, gorgeous guest rooms, welcoming common areas, spa services, sauna, fireplaces, and more, you are immersed in comfort to relax as you please!
Whether you enjoy hiking, biking, birding, photography, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, antiquing, dining, wineries, live music, history, horses, or just relaxing, Lincoln Way Inn is your gateway to making new memories!
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Lisa Marie Ayres & John Ayres
Co-Owners & Innkeepers.Lincoln Way Inn Bed & Breakfast
409 N. State Street
Franklin Grove, IL 61031
The Inn was built in 1912 by Columbus D. Hussey, known as one of Franklin Grove’s “native sons.” C.D.’s parents were among some of the first families to settle in Franklin Grove in 1838 after making their way here in a covered wagon from Pennsylvania.
C.D. Hussey, a highly regarded businessman, co-founded a local lumber company in 1876, and in 1881 became the sole owner of the C.D. Hussey Lumber & Coal Company. The Inn sits on the Hussey land that once comprised several hundred acres and was later divided into a number of smaller farms.
We are the fourth owners of the house and have had many of our neighbors stop by to share their own memories of the home. Most common is the story about their visits to the town physician, Dr. Fleming, who housed his office and lived here for many years.