Family Friendly Activities

Where to stay when visiting Amish Country

I don’t know about you, but my kids LOVE to swim!   We go swimming almost every single day in the summer and they cannot get enough of the water…. In the colder months, it is so sad as they ask multiple times when we can go swimming, and it is not very often as the options for indoor pools are limited.  We decided to think outside of the box and have a STAYCATION right in Tuscola so the kids could swim!!!  It was SO MUCH FUN and we will for sure do this again!!!


I booked a room at the Holiday Inn Express, and they were so kind and helpful.  When we checked in, they had a variety of individually packaged cookies and said take as many as you’d like - I don’t mind if I do…. They were amazing!  My personal favorite was the turtle cookies, Ted enjoyed the white chocolate cranberry and B and B loved the basic chocolate chip!  


After check-in, we headed to our room and immediately changed to go swimming!!!  I took our “swim bag” full of toys, and since we happened to be the only ones in the pool the entire time, we got to play and use dive toys and beach balls and more!  The kids also loved the hot tub - for short spurts of time!  They swam for a few hours and then headed to bed.


In the morning, the breakfast was amazing! B and B loved the cinnamon rolls and the sausage and the juice machine.  I loved the biscuits and gravy - super yummy - and Ted said he loved it all!  We swam AGAIN on Saturday morning, for a few hours, before checking out at 11:00 and heading home!  


They kids had an absolute BLAST and asked how soon we can go again to the hotel for another staycation!  It’s such a fun way to stay close to home, and still get away!  We have so many options in our area for fun staycations - be sure to check them all out :) 


Places to stay in Amish Country of Illinois:

Holiday Inn- Tuscola

Baymont Inn- Tuscola

Super 8- Tuscola

Best Western Plus- Arcola

 Quality Inn- Arcola  (217) 268-4000

Arthur Country Inn- (217) 543-3321

Campground and Cabin options located in Sullivan