Aunt Daisy's Bed & Breakfast

223 West Central Boulevard, Kewanee, Illinois 61443
Innkeeper(s): Glen & Michele Schwarm
  • Introduction

    Aunt Daisy's Bed and Breakfast, front exterior

    Welcome to Aunt Daisy's B&B

    Located in Henry County in north central Illinois, Kewanee, Aunt Daisy's is a Bed Breakfast that serves both a good night's sleep and a memorable breakfast, all within an 1890 Midwestern home. The home was built in the 1890s by Mary Quirk and her brother. They willed the home to the Catholic Church in 1911 and it served as the rectory until 1988.

    Many weddings were performed here over the years. Photos of some of the weddings are featured on the staircase to the second floor. Elaborate woodwork, stained glass, and an extensive collection of antiques complement the homes interior. Relax in your room, read a book in the library or enclosed porch, or take in some sun in the gazebo. Explore the music room, where you will find a fully functional 1929 player piano.

    Relax in your guest room, where the modern conveniences haven't been forgotten. We welcome both business and leisure guests. Each room contains a king size bed with luxurious high thread count sheets, outside telephone line, cable TV , desk, wireless internet capability and a small refrigerator. Complementary bottled waters and soft drinks are included in your room. There is an assortment of popular video titles available at no charge. Most importantly, central heat and air conditioning are controlled within your room. Each room has its own bathroom with either a shower or claw foot bathtub.

    Ask about Bereavment Rate. Normal check in is at 4pm, tea will be served.

  • Insider's Info

    Aunt Daisy's

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Glen & Michele Schwarm for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Nearby Get Away, Genealogy research, class reunions,antique hunting, auctions, Goods Furniture  and local business travel.

    What are you best known for?

    Great breakfast. and Hospitality

    What makes your inn unique?

    All rooms are king size beds.and a lot of stained glass.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    Our guests and downtown location

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

    A chance to take their time and enjoy their spouse in a small safe community.

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

    Our Inn far exceeded their expectation.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Rand McNalley 2014 Friendliest City, 2013 Walldog City,AmTrak day trip to Chicago and great golfing, hiking, biking, and Hennepin Canal.

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

    Visit the president Reagan trail, Bishop Hill,Goods Furniture,Weekly Auctions,Farmers market,Orchards and farm market.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Goods Furniture,Waunee Movie Theatre,Library,Post Office,Coffee shop, restaurants, and the train depot are all within walking distance.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Cerno’s Historic Bar for burgers (Back bar from 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago)

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Henry County Tourism

    Kewanee Chamber of Commerce

    Reiman's Harley-Davidson

    Friends of the Hennepin Canal 

    Sunnyfield Nursery

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have four suites with all king size beds and private baths.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets but we have Lucky Dog Lodge and Marquis Pet Resort and Spa kennels nearby.

  • Area Attractions

    Aunt Daisy's Bed and Breakfast Bishop Hill

    Aunt Daisy's is only 2 blocks from downtown Kewanee, where the popular Good's Furniture store is located. Goods is the premier furniture store for the northern half of the state.

    Good's occupies several buildings in downtown Kewanee, and is a must see when you visit. The Iowa gambling boats are a 40 minute drive west. 5 miles north on Route 78 is Johnson Sauk Trail State Park, where hiking, fishing and picnicking are available. Bishop Hill, a 19th century Swedish Settlement, is also nearby.

    The local theater shows first run movies nightly, and is within walking distance. Antique shopping as well as local auctions can be found in Kewanee and several other small towns in the area. Golfing at the Kewanee Country Club or the Kewanee park golf course can be arranged with advance notice. Both are excellent courses, with less traffic and better rates than most golfers are used to! Annie is our staff greeter!

  • Directions

    From Chicago

    1. Take I 55 south
    2. Then I 80 west towards Des Moines
    3. Exit at Rt 78, (Annawan / Kewanee )
    4. Go south 11 miles
    5. Two blocks under the Good's Skyway, turn right on Central Blvd, and we are 2 blocks down, on the left (223 W. Central)
    6. We are 2 blocks south of the Amtrak station (Take the train out if you prefer, we can pick you up at the station, two blocks away)