The Barn Bed & Breakfast

Po Box 92 1690 Kenny Street, Dahinda, Illinois 61428
Innkeeper(s): Mike & Sandy
  • Introduction

    The Barn Bed and Breakfast - Dahinda, IllinoisSpend the night in a true timber frame, post and beam barn set on 135 acres of wooded quiet. Located in Dahinda Illinois, The Barn Bed & Breakfast features rustic decor, antique furnishings, deafening quiet, and an outdoor shower for hot summer nights. It is located in the heart of the Midwest between Galesburg and Peoria. You, or your group, have the entire barn to yourselves. There's a full working kitchen in the "horse stall", a claw foot tub and shower in the "oat bin" bathroom and the hayloft sleeps ten. The Barn has available WiFi, a VCR and DVD, and washer/dryer. An expanded Continental Breakfast is included in room rate. The homemade coffee cake, fruit bowl, fresh squeezed orange juice, etc., is in The Barn kitchen at check-in to enjoy whenever you please.

    Guests repeatedly remark they enjoy having the entire barn to themselves, the antique furnishings, the photo opportunities in all seasons, the walks through the wildflowers, spotting a deer, wild turkeys or Indian artifacts, and viewing our small herd of registered Shorthorn cows, etc.

    Free pickup from Galesburg Amtrak Station.

    We've got the place -- the peace of mind is up to you!

    Great for:

    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoon
    • Anniversaries
    • Grownup Girls' Slumber Parties
    • Church Retreats
    • Family Gatherings
    • Small-Business Meetings
    • Or better yet -- no reason at all

    The Barn Bed and Breakfast - Dahinda, Illinois

    The Barn Bed and Breakfast - Dahinda, Illinois

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. 
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Personal getaways; scrapbooking groups

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Peace & quiet. Separate facility. Can accommodate up to 10 in a group.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    NA, we are in the country.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    More than one has asked to be first on the list if we ever wan to sell The Barn or do we adopt.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    No secrets, multiple things to do.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Visit Galesburg, Seminary Street,  Peoria, Bishop Hill, Wildlife Prairie Park, riverboat casinos

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    135 acres of wooded peace and quiet, wildlife

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Landmark, Inkeepers, Chez Willy’s, Cherry Street, Vintages, dozens more

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    1; sleeps 10 in an open loft. Works for couples, families, group of girls etc

    Do you accept pets?
    No. Moore Care Boarding & Training, 1307 Knox Hwy 8, Knoxville
  • History of the Barn

    The Barn Bed and Breakfast - Dahinda, IllinoisThe Barn is a result of an appreciation of old barns and hating to see them deteriorating and torn down. Our intent was to build a barn using almost forgotten construction techniques and materials with the final result appearing to be a turn-of-the-century barn that had been scrubbed down and made livable.

    Sixty oaks and a few walnut trees were cut here on the property and a portable sawmill was brought in to fashion the logs into the proper size timbers and floor boards.

    The Barn is a true example of timber frame, post and beam, mortise and tenon construction. The frame has no nails and is secured with 700 hand carved wooden pegs. The board and batten siding came from eleven different barns in the area including the one that sat on the same site.

  • Area Attractions

    Nearby Attractions

    • Premier Antique & Craft Area
    • Children's Discover Depot
    • Historic Galesburg
    • Seminary Street
    • Railroad Museum
    • Wildlife Prairie Park
    • Bishop Hill
    • Nauvoo
    • Dixon Mounds
    • Riverboat Casinos

    Area Festivals

    • Knox County and Spoon River Scenic Drives (First 2 full weekends in October)
    • Welcome to Galesburg, IL.
    • Galesburg Chocolate Festival (Valentine's Day weekend)
    • Galesburg Railroad Days (Fourth weekend in June)
    • National Stearman Fly-In - Galesburg (Labor Day through the following Sunday)
    • Walnut Grove Farm - Knoxville
      • Knox County Scenic Drives weekends
      • Christmas at Walnut Grove Farm (Fri., Sat. and Sun. Thanksgiving weekend)
    • Bishop Hill Historic Site - Bishop Hill (Open April through December)
    • Peoria Festivals (Several throughout the year)
    • Great auctions in the area can be seen on
  • How to Find Us

    35 Miles West of Peoria

    1. from I-74 take Exit # 71 and go three miles north
    2. then 10 miles west on U.S. 150
    3. then one mile north to Dahinda
    4. then one half mile west of the Post Office

    Fifteen Miles East of Galesburg

    1. from I-74 Take Exit #54 and go seven miles East on U.S. 150
    2. then one mile north to Dahinda
    3. then one half mile west of the Post Office