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Stay Right In Arthur : The Heart Of Illinois Amish Country!

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

4 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath Cape Cod In Walking Distance Of Fairgrounds And Downtown.

Looking for a place to stay in Arthur? This Cape Cod built in 1951 features 4 bedrooms and can sleep up to 10 with the additional Queen size sofa bed. Our family friendly home offers a a full kitchen, beautiful wood floors, Wireless Internet, TV, DVD player, two car garage and patio. Plus enjoy our basement rec room with a pool table, ping pong table and huge blackboard for the young and the young at heart. We are within walking distance of Downtown Arthur and the local park and only one block from the Moultrie-Douglas County Fair, Arthur Community Pool, the Freedom Celebration Fireworks and Pauly's BBQ.

Our house is just minutes from The Great Pumpkin Patch, Yoder's Country Kitchen and other restaurants plus area Amish shops. Arthur is less than twenty minutes away from Arcola, theTanger Outlet Mall in Tuscola or Lake Shelbyville and The Little Theatre on The Square in Sullivan.

More Details

Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 2017

About Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan

Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan invite you to enjoy and explore our hometown where "You're a Stranger Only Once"! We feel very fortunate to have grown up in small town America and enjoy the many amenities our village has to offer. You can walk or bike ride within minutes to the fair, fireworks, restaurants, schools, parks and downtown. You can also relax on the back patio or play pool or ping pong in our basement rec room.

Built in 1951, we have called this "home" since 1968. It still retains it's beautiful woodwork, mid-century modern styling, arched doorways and many unique built-ins. Even though we don't currently live in Arthur, we come back many times throughout the year to visit friends, family and enjoy the festivals. It is and always will be "home"!

Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan purchased this house in 1968

Why Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan chose Illinois

Come stay at Walker Family Inn where "You'll always feel at home".


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Arthur in Douglas County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Second floor. Adjoins both upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Second floor. Shared adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed , Second floor. Shared adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Main floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size Sofa Bed is in the Living room on the first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 2 Single Bed , Main Floor. Conversion to King for a minimal charge.
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • outlet shopping
  • Shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
Tours and dining in an Amish home are available through services in town. Advance arrangements required.


4.8/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Stay Right In Arthur : The Heart Of Illinois Amish Country!
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

A wonderful location, in the heart of Amish country.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and comfortable. It was quite quaint and very much a home with a lot of personal effects. The games room was excellent with ping pong, pool, darts and table football (foosball) which the kids loved, along with the wifi! The real star of the house is its location, a short walk to the town centre, Amish shops and restaurants. We loved Yoder's, a large Amish restaurant which was a great place to meet people. The whole town was very friendly. Tanya was extremely helpful and very responsive to any queries and met us when we arrived.

Overall we had a lovely stay for 2 nights and really enjoyed the house and location.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review! We were happy to host you and are very happy that you enjoyed our wonderful hometown of Arthur!
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Christmas In Arthur

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for my family get together in Arthur, IL. There were 8 of us staying there. Tanya was right on time at 4pm to get us checked in. This place was amazing. We were all very comfortable there. The house was very clean and definitely kid friendly. I cannot say enough positives about our stay there. We will definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to stay in Arthur, Illinois.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a NICE place!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was an excellent place to stay, and I would recommend it to anyone. The owners go out of their way to make sure that your stay is a great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Sister/Girl Friend Weekend

  • 5 of 5

My sisters and I (10 ladies) had a great weekend together here. House was clean. Everything you need for kitchen, bath and bedding.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope you can come back and enjoy our wonderful hometown of Arthur again soon!
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Nearest Airport
34 Miles
Champaign-Urbana, University of Illinois
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
It'll Do
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Iron Horse-Tuscola, Eagle Creek-Lake Shelbyville
Nearest Train
21 Miles
Mattoon, IL
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Yoder's Country Kitchen, Pauly's BBQ
Nearest Beach
22 Miles
Sullivan, IL - Lake Shelbyville
Car: necessary

In the heart of Illinois' largest and oldest Amish community, Arthur is just 10 minutes west of Interstate 57 and Arcola on Illinois Rte 133. Conveniently located, we are 20 minutes from Lake Shelbyville, 50 minutes from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and just a few hours away from Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis. From Interstate 57, take exit 203 and head west towards Arthur on Rte 133.. It is about a 10 minute drive. In Arthur, turn onto Pine Street (it is directly in front of the high school). Go one block to Logan Street and turn right. Our house is the yellow cape cod on the corner of Spruce and Logan. If you are using a GPS to guide your way, the house address is: 39.711843,-88.468750

Explore the surrounding countryside and the many Amish shops that surround our village. The horse-drawn Amish buggies and teams of horses plowing the fields are a common sight. Step back in time to a slower pace of life and relax or enjoy one of our many festivals. Arthur's Freedom Celebration, Moultrie-Douglas County Fair, The Great Pumpkin Patch, Arthur Cheese Festival, Chet Kingery Bluegrass Festival and Mennonite Relief Sale are just of few events held throughout the year.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Arthur, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £403
Cleaning £40 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

One night standard rate stay will incur a $50 cleaning fee. Additional Fee of $20 per person per night over 8 guests. Please contact owners for longer term rates.

Check-in is 4 PM. Check-out is 11 AM. No smoking in the house or garage. No pets allowed. Parking is allowed in the driveway and on the street. A representative will try to meet you at check-in to familiarize you with the property. If not possible, keys will be left in the lock box adjacent to the front door and an access code will be provided.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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