November 30, 2023
Wild Turkey Inn & Wildernest Inn

Wild Turkey Inn & Wildernest Inn

Wild Turkey Inn

One of the most unusual bed and breakfasts is found in historic Galena, Illinois. This is a nature lovers delight. The Wild Turkey bed and breakfast uses a farmhouse theme. Set on 26 acres of some of Illinois most scenic land. Flocks of wild turkeys roost in the trees surrounding the farmhouse. The neighbors are very quiet. Sitting on the back porch you can watch the deer and many varieties of birds that live in the abundant trees and dine from the many feeders below. The wild turkey is so passionate about the wildlife that its three bedrooms are named after some of the local variety of birds.

On the first floor is the bluebird room. The three-piece East-lake bedroom set is adorned with a hand made quilt on the queen size bed. For convenience, there is a private attached bath. Moving upstairs we find the Cardinal. One of the more unusual features here is the fact that it can accommodate two or three people since there is a twin bed in addition to the queen sized one. This room is fully adorned with antiques. Like the bluebird it has a private bath just one step outside the room. For a gorgeous view of the valley, step into the Gold Finch room. All oak furnishings accent the queen-sized bed.

Relax on the deck or take your coffee to the screened in porch. After a hearty breakfast, hike down to the pond and contemplate trying to catch some of the big mouth bass or just take in the breathtaking view. For a real challenge, there is always biking with through the hilly terrain, they even furnish the bikes. During the summer months swimming is available at the pond or nearby is a heated pool. This is horse country so nearby is Shenandoah riding center.

Wildernest Inn

Located high on West Virginia’s Spring Mountain, twelve miles South of Petersburg, Wildernest Inn is a special bed and breakfast.

Accommodations consist of six wonderfully decked out bedrooms each with private baths, situated on the second floor. There is a sitting room and adjoining deck with spiral staircase that brings you to the main deck below. The dining room, great room, decks and bedrooms in the back of the Inn have outstanding westward views overlooking the South Mill Creek Lake and the mountain ranges beyond. Front rooms overlook forest where deer can often be seen.

Meals can be served inside or on the covered deck, where individuals are capable of enjoying stunning sunsets and afterward pleasure in the quiet/private hot tub beneath sparkling star-filled skies (towels and robes provided).

For your comfort the Inn has air conditioning and heat and features ten-foot ceilings, as well as skylights and hardwood floors throughout the first floor. The Great Room has comfortable leather couches, rockers and recliners where you are welcome to put your feet up, relax next to the fire with a book, look at Direct TV, DVD or possibly take in the impressive views.

The Lodge situated nearby Wildernest Inn happily accommodates up to twenty people and is air-conditioned and heated. Accommodations consist of seven bedrooms, four with queen beds and three with queen beds and double bunks. The Main Bedroom has a private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, and there are two more full bathrooms. The sitting room has comfortable sofas, large screen TV, VCR and satellite TV. There is a fully equipped kitchen and dining room. A huge recreation room with fireplace and pool table is easily “modified” to meeting room. A roomy rear deck with comfy porch furnishings and grill is perfect for those warm nights! There is furthermore a great sheltered pavilion for outdoor activities.