Walnut Grove Farm Guest House

1455 Knox Station Road, Knoxville, Illinois 61448
Innkeeper(s): Jan and Rich King
  • Introduction

    Walnut Grove Farm Guest House - Knoxville, IllinoisWalnut Grove Farm is an historic farm that offers visitors a unique glimpse into life of 100 years ago. Coming to the farm can enrich your life today. The historic barn can be rented for weddings or other family festivities. Walnut Grove Farm floral designers can provide flowers for your special occasions anywhere. Reserve a night, weekend, or week at the Walnut Grove Farm Guest House. Guest House Gift Certificates are great gift items!

    Historic Walnut Grove Farm was homesteaded in 1835 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. In the heart of the Illinois prairie, you can rest & relax or envision what life was like on a 19th century farm or observe Knox County farm life as it happens every day. Many things have changed a lot, some things very little.

  • Amenities and Offerings

    The Walnut Grove Farm Guest House is a turn-of-the-century bungalow that is comfy, eclectic and artsy. It can be yours for a focused work retreat, a romantic get a way, or a family adventure in the heartland. History, homespun fun and hospitality await you here in rural Knox County!

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    While we have fall special events at the farm, lodging at the Guest House offers a more personalized farm experience. A continental breakfast is provided in the Guest House kitchen, which also has a full size stove and refrigerator, cooking utensils and tableware, making personal food preparation possible.

    Built in the 1920's, we have sought to reflect that era with many of the furnishings. It is a two-bedroom bungalow with a full bath, a living room, dining room and kitchen. There is a phone with a data port and a TV for VHS movies. Rooms in the house are rented only to members of the same party. The farm is conveniently located within a mile of Knoxville Illinois, and five miles from Galesburg.

  • Weddings

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    Whether it's a private ceremony at home or an elaborate church wedding, we make yours the wedding of your dreams. The special times of your courtship, as well as your hopes for the future, give meaning to the wedding ceremony; the language of flowers give those moments a life of their own. We do it your way! Our gifted floral designers will make your visions a reality. We do what you want!

    Don't know what you want? We have the greatest selection of superb quality dried flowers to inspire you! We creatively manage a fun selection of photos, fresh flower guides and garden books to help you find what's really YOU! Call for an appointment for a one hour free consultation and estimate at (309)289-4770. Leave a message on my voice mail, or ask for Jan. See our wedding display at the Galesburg Antiques Mall Company, Main and Seminary Streets, on the 2nd floor.

    Walnut Grove Farm Guest House, Weddings

    Our Place

    Walnut Grove Farm is a place for wonderful parties and memorable weddings. If you'd like a denim wedding in the garden or a formal wedding beneath the beams of a Civil War era barn (or anything in between), Ours is the place! Whether you are planning a hog roast or a champagne luncheon, we can make your day!

    The most comfortable season for your event at the barn or gardens is May through October, but we will go with your choice (if the day is available).

    Call to find out about rental fees, available dates, and guidelines for using this National Register Farmstead for your reception, dinner or wedding.

  • Guest Comments

    Walnut Grove Farm Guest House,  Barn"If you didn’t like it here, you weren’t paying attention." -College Station, Texas

    "The delicious baked goods were much enjoyed and appreciated. The cottage is lovely and we felt very much at home." - Powder Springs, Georgia

    "This place is terminally cute! Loved the bread." - Homewood, Illinois

    "This has been a welcome respite form working overtime and worrying…I love the smell of the herbs and the wind blowing through the trees." - East Moline, Illinois

    "I came as a guest and feel to be leaving as a neighbor! Thanks, Jan and Rich for making this trip a joy!" - Kearneysville, West Virginia