A quaint village of 2,200, Arthur is only 10 miles off of Interstate 57. We invite you to visit the rural setting, friendly faces and relaxing atmosphere. Come see why Arthur's motto is

"You're a Stranger Only Once!"

Marsha and Jeff Bowyer welcome you to enjoy your stay in Central Illinois with a visit to their cottage home, built in Spring 2000 by a local Amish contractor. The one and one-half story salt-box cottage includes two spacious suites.



"You're a Stranger Only Once!"




Accommodations

Garden Room
Loft
Kitchen
Outside Patio

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The Garden Room:

Large suite overlooking the garden. Decorated in country motif that makes the room cozy and inviting. French door leading out to patio. Queen & single-size bed. Private bath. Central air. TV with VCR.

The Loft:

Venture upstairs to a tastefully decorated, large suite in Amish decor. Quilts made by local Amish women. Small library with sitting room. King & single-size bed. Private bath. Central air. TV with VCR.



Evening activities

Guests may select a video from the house selection, cards & board games, enjoy sitting on the patio at sunset, or stroll around our quaint village. Bicycles and jogging are available for exercise enthusiasts.



Dates of operation

We are open seven days a week all year round.


Reservations

To guarantee reservations, an advance deposit is required. We accept cash or checks. Cancellations must be received at least seven days prior to the scheduled arrival date. Check-in time is 4 p.m.; check-out time is 10 a.m.



Room rates

$92.50 (per couple) plus tax
$25 per extra person (more than two)



Policies

We do not allow smoking or pets. We are not handicapped accessible.



Rural living and traditional values

Rural living and traditional values are evident in this central Illinois area, which is noted for the Amish families and the simple way of life. The Amish families in this area are skilled in several areas. Some make beautiful wood furniture, while others are noted for their beautiful quilts and homemade pies.



Our Location

Arthur, Illinois "The Heart of Illinois Amish Country" Located in Douglas County, we're only 10 miles off of Interstate 57.
We invite your to visit Arthur's rural setting, friendly faces and relaxing atmosphere.


Come see why Arthur's motto is

" You're a Stranger Only Once!"



Local places and events to visit
Amish home tours & meals.
Amish woodcraft shops
Annual Mennonite Relief Sale Auction (August)
Antique shops
Apple Dumpling Festival in Atwood (August)
Arcola Broomcorn Festival (September)
Arthur Cheese Festival (Labor Day)
Buggy rides
Churches of all denominations
Country Cheese Store
BBQ Cook Off
Auctions
Eastern Illinois University in Charleston
Excellent restaurants
Fudge shops
Golf
Lake Shelbyville
The Little Theatre on the Square in Sullivan
MelRose Quilts and Sew Forth
Pumpkin patch (September-October)
Raggedy Ann Festival (May)
Rockome Gardens in Arcola
Tuscola Outlet Mall
University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign



Use
this city map to find Arthur's Location.

Use this street map to find Marsha's Vineyard Bed & Breakfast location in Arthur.



For more information on the area, Visit www.douglascotourism.com
You may e-mail us at mhersch@hotmail.com.