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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

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 Arthur

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


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Arthur

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Children under two exempted from maximum allowable guests.
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 ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Second floor. Adjoins both upstairs bedrooms.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Second floor. Shared adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Second floor. Shared adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Main floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size Sofa Bed is in the Living room on the first floor
    Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , Main Floor. Conversion to King for a minimal charge.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • 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.


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Stay Right In Arthur : The Heart Of Illinois Amish Country!
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Excellent place for family gathering

  • 5 of 5

My family get together on Labor Day weekend was accommodated wonderfully by staying at the Walker Family Inn. Kitchen dining area space was excellent for the family to gather for breakfast every morning. Love the labeling of drawers for utensils too. Patio and basement were excellent for spillover, games and gathering to chat. Lots of space and nice touches in the bedroom areas as well.

  • Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much! We enjoyed being able to host your family reunion and are so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This house is perfect! It is immaculate and easy to cook, relax and have fun in! Tanya is very nice and friendly and even helped us unload our vehicle! We have been here twice and plan to come again!

  • Submitted: 27-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ample space with amenities for family quality time!

  • 5 of 5

This lovely 4 bedroom is well kept and offers a rack of information of places to see and eat. Nestled in a nice community it is a relaxing home with amenities such a ping pong and pool table for quality family bonding time. Owners are very pleasant.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much! We loved having your family stay and hope you visit us again. You are wonderful guests!
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  • 5 of 5

This house is fabulous! It has vintage charm but is updated just enough so that it feels like home! It is impeccable clean, has plenty of room for a large group, is well stocked and the basement is amazing! With a pool table, ping pong and foosball, these is a lot for the kids to do! The downtown, adorable with cute shops and a grocery store, is minutes away. The owners are great, communicate quickly and were here to show us everything we needed to know about the house. We will stay here again when we come back to the area!

  • Submitted: 28-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the lovely review. We really enjoyed having you stay with us and appreciated the great communication we had with you. We do hope you can come back and stay with us again and have some time to enjoy our wonderful hometown. Sincerely, Tanya Walker and Melodi Walker McKeighan
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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.

  • Submitted: 3-Sep-2016
  • Stayed: August 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.

  • Submitted: 8-Dec-2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Arthur

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Freedom Celebration
Jun 29 2018 - Jun 30 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$660.2
Cleaning C$66.02 + Tax

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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