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Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 10 June 2010

The idea of staying in a restored historic cabin seemed rustic and adventurous. However, rustic shouldn't equate to dirty and poorly maintained. Insects are to be expected in rural areas, especially in old buildings; however, brown recluse spiders in the bathroom and beds are not what one expects at a B&B. Providing some minor cleaning supplies (broom, etc) and insect...

2Thank CsM0m
Reviewed 29 March 2010

We heartily encourage & endorse including the Olde Squat Inn in your southern illinois plans! It is unlike any place we have ever stayed. Unique isnt adequate to explain the innovation, preservation, hospitality, location and atmosphere provided by Jim & Katie. Off the beaten path but a short drive to everything the area has to offer. Katie's years working in...

Thank DebBruceIllinois
St. Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 2 March 2010

I wanted a cabin within walking distance of St. Louis, which also allowed pets. This "inn" is exactly what we were looking for! Cozy, rustic, and secluded were all things we wanted, and exactly what we got (we stayed in the Lake Cabin). We were surprised to find the real wood burning stove already going when we arrived (which my...

Thank Sh0rtandSweet
O'Fallon IL
Reviewed 24 November 2009

We read many reviews of the Old Squat Inn before reserving. As with most previews, we took each with a grain of salt. We tend to like those with one star for "too secluded" or "not very kid friendly". I was entertained by one for the Old Squat Inn (a collection of reconstructed log homes from the 1800s) that said...

Thank ajbeebe
Reviewed 8 September 2009

We were looking for a pet friendly b & b for our trip to Southern Illinois. The Olde Squat Inn definitely fit the bill. Our dog was welcomed by the owners, Jim and Katy as well as their three well behaved dogs: Buster, Lady and Earl. The cabin we stayed in was reasonably priced, roomy, comfortable and full of amenities...

Thank DivasOwners
Orange County, California
Reviewed 5 August 2009

I am New York City born and bred, currently living in the hectic lifestyle that is Southern California but my wife's family is from Southern Illinois. We recently went to Illinois and stayed at the Inn. We could not have been any happier! Yes, it is not the Ritz Carlton. Anyone expecting such should go elsewhere. Without a doubt it...

Thank johncdaly55
Reviewed 26 May 2009

My husband and I recently stayed at Old Squat Inn and we were very disappointed. The rates are way too high for what you get. Our cabin was supposed to have an upstairs with two twin beds and it was locked and filled with storage. The bathroom did not even have cold water in the sink only hot. The bed...

2Thank jakerbaker
East Central Illinois
Reviewed 7 September 2008

If you're looking for resort glitz, you probably need to bypass Olde Squat. But, if you're looking for a slow and quiet, relaxed atmosphere with porch swings and walks around the lake, then this is the place. There's just something special about a log cabin that was lived in 150 years ago. The floors might not be perfectly level and...

1Thank Prairie_Granny
St. Louis, MO
Reviewed 27 May 2008

We recently stayed at the Olde Squat Inn. One review we had read said something like "with a name like Olde Squat we didn't expect luxury and neither should you." That was the most helpful reveiw we found - when we read it, we knew we'd found the place we wanted to visit. Yes, there are cobwebs. Yes, there are...

2Thank 8IndigoMoons
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 May 2007

My husband and I recently stayed two nights at Olde Squat Inn. What an incredible place! If you love history, the outdoors and a slower pace, you'll appreciate this unique, quaint experience. The cabins are rustic and charming. Both innkeepers were welcoming and attentive. Katy is a wonderful cook and very pleasant. Jim is quite the handyman and should be...

1Thank ljamaral

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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Olde Squat Inn Bed and Breakfast

Address: 14160 Libery School Road, Marion, IL 62959
Region: United States > Illinois > Marion
Price Range: $98 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“These are rustic so do not expect a hotel”
  • View of the pond from the front porch. :)
  • Fire crackling away!!! :)
  • Watching the sunrise while enjoying coffee on the porch swing. :)
 of 5 bubbles eogden55, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“It's good to be aware that a part of the experience of being at The Olde Squat Inn is that it is out and away from the busy-ness of 'normal' civilization. But, this also means that cell phone service can be problematic, which also means internet is the same. With AT&T service, we occasionally could get one bar to show but minimal access, and only email and an occasional IM. It's a great excuse to run to town once in a while to hit the wireless at Starbucks at the local Kroger store, or Barnes & Noble in nearby Carbondale.”
  • Early Morning Mist on the Lake at Old Squat Inn
 of 5 bubbles JohnJ860, 2 Oct 2013 | Read review
“Get one of the newer cabin if they have it open.”
 of 5 bubbles sam61554, 21 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Beautiful property, but cabins need alot of work! Find another location.”
 of 5 bubbles Tam50, 24 May 2013 | Read review
“I think every Cabin is good.”
 of 5 bubbles hellaklinge, 18 Oct 2012 | Read review
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