If you’re looking to spend a relaxing weekend away from home, The Senator’s Inn is a great Illinois destination for you.
Located in Savoy, a quaint town in the state’s Land of Lincoln region, the Inn is a retreat to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In fact, the innkeeper asks that all cell phones be turned off when guests enter the inn to ensure peace and tranquility.
Inn guests can feel pampered with a variety of spa services on location, like deep tissue and hot stone massages. Nothing says relaxation like a weekend away and a trip to the spa – all in one place!
Not only is The Senator’s Inn relaxing, but it also is a trip back in time. The Inn’s building itself, built in 1915, tells its own story through its rich history. It was once the mansion of Senator Harry Dunlap, and the original house on its property belonged to his father, Matthias Dunlap. Matthias Dunlap was a horticulturist and a long-time columnist for the Chicago Democratic Press, and later, the Chicago Tribune. It is rumored that Abraham Lincoln visited the Inn and that the Inn was also used as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
The Inn is only 2.5 miles from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Spend a day touring the beautiful campus and explore nature at its best at the university’s arboretum. If arts and culture is your fancy, see local and internationally recognized artists at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts.
Other attractions worth checking out in the area include the Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park, featuring creative art sculptures across 22 acres of land, and The Art Theater, a historic cinema in downtown Champaign.
-The Illinois Office of Tourism