B&B

Restored Farmhouse B&B Awaits You

Stay at Moon Grove Farm's B&B

An 1881 restored farmhouse in Mahomet, IL awaits you. Surrounded by acreage in all directions, a stay on Moon Grove Farm offers farmland views, cool breezes and relaxation. Moon Grove Farm’s bed and breakfast opened on Memorial Day in 2018. We're open on Fridays and Saturdays through December 2018.

Getting Here

Moon Grove Farm is conveniently located in Mahomet, IL. We’re a 15-20 minute drive from the University of Illinois located in Champaign-Urbana. From larger metro areas, we’re 139 miles from Indianapolis, 146 miles from downtown Chicago, and 175 miles from St. Louis, MO. Just far enough to “get away”, while not having to lose a day to travel.

Your Group's Farmstay

Whether you’re in town for an alumni event, attending a farm-to-table dinner at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, doing a girls getaway - we have the farm stay experience to best meet your group's interests.

We're a great fit for:

  • Alumni Events & Football Games: Catching a football game or alumni event at UIUC? Start the tailgate fun at the farm by borrowing our grill and an ice-stocked cooler. Bags set available upon request.
  • Cyclists: We’re a few miles from Lake of the Woods. Bring your bicycle and plan a route to see covered bridges and a nature preserve. On your way back, stop in town for a pint and burger.
  • Girls Getaway: Get the girls together to getaway or even do a staycation in town. We know local yoga instructors and can organize a flower field morning yoga session. We can coordinate a private driver to take you on a brewery or winery tour. Bring wine and snacks and stay up late to catch up.
  • Friend Getaway: Been awhile since you got together with good friends? Have a mini reunion at Moon Grove and spend quality time together.
  • Family Fun: We’re kid and family friendly! For families staying with us, we have additional programming available for kid entertainment, education and family fun. Also we’re a 30-minute drive from a drive-in movie theater or 15 minute drive to a splash park and pool.
  • Relatives In Town: Have relatives coming into town, but don't have the extra space? We'll provide the experience and space for them (and you) to relax.
  • Romantic Getaway: While we don't currently offer one-room packages, we'd love to help you make an anniversary or even engagement an evening to remember. Contact us for ideas on how to make your visit extra special!

The B&B Rental Package

The rental includes the second story of Moon Grove's restored farmhouse. The floor will be your private part of the house which includes three bedrooms and one full bath.

Rental Options

We offer two rental options for groups:

Bedrooms

Each room is outfitted with soft sheets, a queen-sized bed, ample pillows and rustic furniture. Fresh-cut bouquet of Moon Grove Farm's flowers included in each room (when in season). Gaze out the windows at 200 year old sugar maple trees or acreage for miles in each direction.

Our three bedrooms are:

  • The Mint Room - Queen bed, giant sugar maple tree views, adjoining door to the Winter Wheat room, antique dresser, farmhouse lamp for reading books late night in bed, blackout curtains to sleep in, vertical rotating fan.

  • The Winter Wheat Room - white wrought iron bed queen-sized bed, distressed wood headboard, neutral palette, Victorian dollhouse, dresser, three windows with great views, blackout curtains, vertical rotating fan.

  • The Sky Room - Queen bed, great views overlooking our vegetable garden and flower pasture, original artwork by Frances T. Trammel (Jen's grandmother), dresser, telephone bench nightstand, vertical rotating fan, curtains.

Please note: all bedrooms are on the second floor of the farmhouse and accessed via a steep staircase.

Private Bathroom

We only rent to one group at a time. Your group will have a full private bathroom that is designed with vintage touches including retro penny tile and subway tile. Take a shower in our modernized tub with a dual shower head.

Library

In the hallway, peruse the shelves to find the perfect book to browse during your stay. History buffs, artists, Vonnegut fans and gardeners will enjoy the featured selection.

Private Entrance & Parlor

Come and go as you please. Your private entrance overlooks an herb garden and fenced in yard with a white picket fence. You'll have a private covered porch - great to sip coffee on in the early morning.

Enjoy a spacious living room with antique velvet chairs, coffee table full of board games, wood-burning stove and drink cart with snacks and bottled water. Pop in a DVD from our collection to watch a late night movie and relax.

Breakfast

The parlor is closed off via french doors with curtains to ensure your group's privacy. In the morning, coffee awaits you in the living room on the drink cart. Your hosts will have breakfast ready and served in the dining room at a true farmhouse table.

Enjoy fresh eggs, bacon, biscuits and jam, fruit, coffee and juice (menu will be provided). Where possible, items served are sourced locally such as coffee from Page Roasting, cheese from Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, meat from Bane Family Meats or fruit and veggies from Moon Grove Farm. Often guests are treated to delicious baked goods from Mahomet-based Lucky Moon Pies & More.

Planning Your Experience

Family-Friendly

For families staying at Moon Grove, board games, a dollhouse, children's books and DVDs available upon request. The yard surrounding Moon Grove is fenced in. It includes a swing set and a horse rocker.

Farm Experience

Step away from the daily routine and take a moment to unwind on our farm:

  • Farm tour - we're happy to provide a tour of the farm

  • When in season, pick fresh fruit or berries as a snack. Mullberries, raspberries, gooseberries and 30+ fruit trees on site.

  • Help feed the chickens in the morning or collect eggs in the afternoon.

  • Stroll the flower farm - with a cup of coffee or glass of wine in-hand, stroll our one acre field to explore flowers that are in season.

  • Relax under maple trees - we have some of the oldest sugar maple trees around. Take a family photo or read a book under its shade.

Other Farm Fun

  • Get creative: mini art gallery on site. Water color paints and paper available to borrow.

  • Birding: Binoculars and Illinois field guide provided. Put your bird watching skills to the test.

  • Mini Fridge: Use the refrigerator in the art gallery to keep your beer, wine, leftovers or snacks cool.

  • Dinner: Want to cookout or bring in dinner? Let us know. We can help make arrangements.

  • Yard games: bocce, croquet, bags set

  • Board games: Apples to Apples, Risk, Chess

  • Fire Pit: We can set up a firepit for your group to make s’mores in the evening

  • Tech Detox: Need to unplug? We can store your devices for you and provide our phone number to your family in case of emergencies.

Nearby Places of Interest

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