Relax in the type of lodging that suits your style. We have a variety of charming Bed and Breakfasts, Riverbank Lodge and campgrounds that can accommodate large RV's to tent camping. If you've checked out the events page & social media, you'll realize that there is so much to do that an overnight stay will make a good visit, great!  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.

Check out your lodging options for weddings & special events by visiting our Married in Menard County Directory 

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

In the heart of historic Menard County, RiverBank Lodge offers a unique and memorable lodging experience. 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. 


The Farm Loft B&B 

Bed & Breakfast, Gardens & Gift Shop  (MAP) 

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 Loft on the Square

111 E Douglas Ave Petersburg, Illinois (MAP) 


TheLoftontheSquare (Facebook)

A beautifully renovated second story loft apartment located on the square in Petersburg. The space offers an abundance of natural light with large windows that overlook the historic 1896 Menard County Courthouse and town square.The Loft on the Square was completely renovated in 2015 and is comfortably furnished for guests. This studio apartment includes a queen bed, a sofa bed, a twin air mattress, and a youth camp bed. The space comfortably sleeps 5-6 people. A washer and dryer is available in the unit and the kitchen is fully stocked with everything you'll need to cook a meal. A cozy gas fireplace is located in the living room and the private deck in the back allows guests to get some fresh air. High speed internet, cable, Apple TV, and a DVD player are included.


The Flat 

Above Proud Souls

The Flat (AirB&B)

1400 square feet of historic and eclectic charm, The Flat is a brand new space located in a building dating back to the mid-1800’s. Dave and Laura’s space is surrounded by red brick walls, solid oak floors, situated on the west side of the courthouse square in Petersburg. The old sandglass windows are the picture frame for the view of the historic county courthouse. 
The Flat will comfortably sleep 6, with a queen bed for 2 in the master suite and has 2 bathrooms, the one off the master suite is a full tub/shower bathroom. The second bathroom is a half bath with a stool, sink and not to be forgotten- a full size washer, dryer, iron, ironing board and dressing mirror. 

The Flat has a complete kitchen with dishes, glassware, pots and pans, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. 

The Flat is complete with 2 high definition smart screen televisions, high speed internet and multi-channel cable.




New Salem State Park Campgrounds 

Campground located within New Salem and a short walk into the village

and Theatre in the Park
15588 History Lane, Petersburg, IL 62675 (MAP) 

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

Lincoln Trail Family Campground
18328 Deer Park Ln, Tallula Il (MAP) 



New Salem Campground
New Salem Campground
Panther Creek State Park
Panther Creek State Park