Menard County Tourism Council

A Wide Variety of Accommodations Await You!

Relax in the type of lodging that suits your style. The choice are quite varied. Options include motels, beds & breakfasts and campgrounds that can accommodate large RVs to tent camping. If you’ve checked out the Attractions page, Entertainment Guide and Festivals page, you’ll quickly realize that there is so much to see and do that an overnight stay will make a good visit even better. All of the county’s rooms are located just minutes from New Salem and the sights mentioned. Please see the descriptions below to help you decide the style that suits you best. Many are within walking distance of restaurants and entertainment. Others provide more relaxed venues in the country. All are served by friendly owners and there are no franchises so you’ll get the personal attention that you deserve.

Hotel Lodging
Riverbank Lodge
522 S. Sixth Street (Rt. 97), Petersburg, IL 62675
217.632.0202 or 866.459.3040

The lodge features 24 rooms and suites filled with the amenities of a modern, upscale hotel. Some rooms include flat panel TVs w/cable, Jacuzzis, fireplaces and multi-head walk-in showers. They offer onsite conferences and banquet facilities, a gift shop, and free WiFi. Drinks, wings, fresh-made pizzas and more are available in the lounge (open late). Within walking distance of downtown restaurants and old soda fountain.

Beds & Breakfasts
Branson House Bed & Breakfast
324 W. Jackson St., Petersburg, IL 62675

This house boasts seven marble fireplaces, four downstairs and three in upstairs bedrooms, plus a magnificent wood sculptured fireplace in the main entry hallway and an early 1950s elevator for effortless access to the second floor bedrooms. This house has been updated with central air and heating throughout. This Eastlake Victorian home was built in 1876 by the Honorable Nathaniel W. Branson and stands on “Brahm’s Hill” where once stood the home of Dr. and Mrs. John Allen, friends of Abraham Lincoln.

The Loft Bed & Breakfast
21648 Old Farm Avenue, Petersburg, IL 62675

This B&B is unique as it is located on The Farm which is the area’s premier outdoor venue for beautiful flowers, home grown herbs, an expansive gift shop and a great place for hayrides and other events. The Loft features a large living room with leather sofa, chairs and a cozy fireplace. The kitchenette and dining areas afford creature comforts of home. A continental breakfast is ready when you are. There are two sleeping areas that will accommodate six persons. Solid hardwood floors add warmth and the bathroom features a custom tiled walk-in shower with a bench for relaxing.

The Oaks Bed & Breakfast
510 W. Sheridan, Petersburg, IL 62675
217.632.5444 or 888.724.6257

For a truly relaxing country getaway, visit The Oaks B&B in historic Petersburg, Illinois. Standing high atop a bluff overlooking Petersburg and the Sangamon River Valley, The Oaks is an elegant and romantic 19th century Victorian mansion situated on five and one-half park-like acres, adorned with magnificient stands of oak trees and delightful gardens. They offer a memorable night’s lodging, a full gourmet breakfast, and an afternoon repast such as tea and cookies, or wine and cheese.

Motel Lodging
Inn at New Salem Motel
14178 S. Highway 97, Petersburg, IL 62675

Details coming for this B&B located approximately one mile south of Lincoln’s New Salem.

New Salem State Park Campgrounds (located within New Salem and a short walk into the village and Theatre in the Park)
15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Park Camping (approximately 12 miles from Petersburg)
10149 County Highway 11, Chandlerville, IL 62627