Our comfortable 12-bed retreat center offers the opportunity to create, relax, enjoy meals, and learn and laugh with friends. We’ve sought to provide your own personal space to sew, quilt or scrapbook so that you can relax and enjoy your passion.
The retreat center has four bedrooms – two with two twin beds and two have four twin beds. To ensure your comfort, we make each bed with clean fresh sheets, two pillows and either a soft cuddly blanket or a synthetic down comforter. Fresh towels – bath, hand and washcloth – are also provided for use in any of the four showers.
Our retreat center boasts two separate sewing areas. The west Studio accommodates six people with six individual six-foot tables, a custom 4’x8’ cutting table and two big boards with Rowenta irons. The east side Gathering Room can seat twelve for sewing/scrapbooking and also has two ironing and two cutting stations. All cutting and pressing stations have been elevated to countertop height to make it less stressful on your back and the pneumatic adjustable swivel chairs make sewing a pleasure. There are large design walls and plenty of electrical outlets. Free wireless internet is available in all locations.
Reservations may be made by calling us at 618.592.4134 with your valid MasterCard or Visa information
This museum is located at the west edge of Oblong and is one of only 7 such facilities in the nation. Featured are displays, tools, books, and a full library of petrology related literature, working models and photos unique to oil production in the area. A grouping of oilfield equipment which dates from early 1900, during the boom days of oil discovery in Crawford County, is displayed outside the museum. For more information, call 618-562-4663 or 618-592-3431 or visit http://www.theonlyoblong.com/oil_field.
Locally owned and operated by the Boldrey family. All grapes are locally grown except for one for Chardonnay. In addition to wine tasting, there is entertainment and a snack food area. They are open Wed thru Sunday. Check us out on Facebook
11234 N 600th St, north of RT 33 at Stoy Road, 4 miles west of Robinson. 18 hole course, driving range, practice green, pro shop, cart rentals, lessons, open to the public by reservations. Membership available.
Located in Robinson, IL in the Eagle Theater building. We specialize in slow smoked meats. We don’t hide our meats in sauce, all our meats are served dry unless you ask us to “make it wet” with one of our delicious, unique sauces- visit us soon!!!
Exhibits at the Foundation House Museum feature artifacts from the 177-year-old village’s history, including an examining room from the last medical doctor to practice in the village. A wedding bedroom features an antique bed and chest as well as a wedding dress from the 1940s. The museum also features special programs and exhibits. Open the first Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. or by special request for families and other groups.
Camping, hiking, horseback and bicycle trails, fishing, boating, hunting
This museum is located on the West Side of the Square in Robinson. Enjoy ice cream and sodas from an old-fashioned soda fountain while listening to your favorite oldies on a vintage jukebox. Also available are bulk bags of Heath bars and other Hershey candies. There is a large collection of Heath pictures and other memorabilia displayed for viewing. The museum is open Monday thru Saturday. Visit website for details at http://www.heathmuseum.org
Crawford County Historical Society maintains this facility which features local ephemera, historical exhibits, James Jones exhibit, archeological displays, memorabilia, vintage clothing, militaria and more pertaining to early life in Crawford County. Open from 2-4 pm Sundays or by appointment by calling 618-544-3087
One of a kind Splash Pad which features a 23-foot tall pirate ship, Billy the blue whale, water cannons and sprayers anchor one area with two slides, a 265,000 heated pool. A Tiki Hut serves refreshments at the splash pad while a full-service concession stand takes care of the rest of the facility. Pelican Cove is open daily all summer 12:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Admission $3 per person
Public swimming pool, large water slides, horseshoe pits, basketball, tennis, pickleball, and volleyball courts, miniature golf, batting cages, band shell, playgrounds and soccer, baseball, and softball fields. Several pavilions and picnic tables available.
18 hole course, driving range, practice green, pro shop, cart rental, lessons, open to the public by reservation. Memberships available.
Fishing lake, horse trails, hiking trails, picnic area, camping and 840 huntable acres
One mile south of Hutsonville Road, west 1 mile, 1,129 acres, restrooms, 8 stocked ponds, hiking & horseback tracks, seasonal hunting, ranger on duty, closes at dusk, no camping.
The Museum, housed together with the Newton Library, was started in 1966 by two druggists, Henry and Frank Schackman, who donated the first items. Mon., Wed., Fri. 10am-5pm; Tues.& Thurs. 10am-7pm; Sat 10am-1pm
Arndt’s established their fudgery business in 1913, in the rural farming community of Newton IL. Still in business today, all of our delicious fudge at our Amish shop is made under the watchful eye of Tony Arndt, the 3rd generation.
We use only the finest ingredients, such as Prairie Farms butter & cream, nutritious nuts, of all varieties, resulting in the creamiest fudge you have ever tasted.
Whether it’s our famous fudge, nut brittle’s or other specialities, We prepare a wholesome candy product, right in our nostalgic store, which still has the original sculptured tin ceilings, wooden floors and antique fixtures.
We are conveniently located 25 miles east of the crossroads of America (I-57 & I-70) in Southern Illinois. Stop in whenever you are in the area and get a free sample of one our 75 flavors of fudge.
The legendary entertainer, Burl Ives, is buried in Mound Cemetery in Newton, near where he was born. A beautifully carved granite monument is erected to mark his grave. Ives will always be remembered for voicing Sam the Snowman.