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Olde Squat Inn

14160 Liberty School Rd

Marion, IL 62959

Ph: (618) 982-2916




Give Jim or Katy a call . . . (618) 982-2916  

Enjoy beautiful Southern

Illinois in our original log cabins from the 1800's !!!

Hand hewn pioneer-built cabins with lake view, split rail fences, fireplace, kitchen, wrap-around porches, BBQ, lakeside fire pit, and Katy's country cook'n using family recipes.

So bring your walking shoes, fishing poles, guitar, and a bag of marshmallows.  We'll be looking for you!



" A Piece From the Past "

Come out and experience one family's effort to preserve history thru Jim's collection of authentic 1800 antique log cabins.  Explore the outdoors; you and your family may spy a Pileated woodpecker, a big buck, wild turkey, or Bobcat;  hear the wild coyote symphony at dusk;  stroll in the afternoon through acres of gardens and woods; and don't forget Katy's home cooked country breakfast in the morning, served in front of a sandstone fireplace!

Jim has been collecting, restoring, and preserving a way of life that once occupied most of the area of Southern Illinois.  Come on over and join him for a few days of historical fun!

For a secluded getaway . . .

Of the many historic buildings on this beautiful wooded site, four cabins are completely remodeled for country comfort, including bath/shower & kitchen facilities with stove, refrigerator, sink and microwave, A/C, TV, fireplace or woodstove, hot tub Jacuzzi, and big wrap around porches to relax on.  Breakfast is country style served in the main lodge, in front of a large sandstone fireplace.  The large flower garden provides a delightful area for short walks and bird watching, as well as fresh herbs and vegetables.  Outdoor activities include hiking, fishing, lakeside fire pit, grill, and picnic area.


  " In the Heart of Southern Illinois "

There is lots to do and see in beautiful Southern Illinois.  Call our Williamson County Tourism bureau ... (800) 433-7399 ... for a free packet.  Or explore some of our favorite links.  Within 30 miles of Olde Squat Inn Bed and Breakfast you'll find the rugged canyons and steep rocky bluffs of the Shawnee National Forest, Rend Lake, Crab Orchard Lake, Lake of Egypt, springs, parks, fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding, swimming, golf courses, malls, many many antique shops, arts & crafts, the Southern Illinois wine trail and vineyards, SIU Southern Illinois University, John A. Logan College, and the Black Slough.

Its and easy trip from the B&B to visit Garden of the Gods, Cache River State Natural Area and wetlands, minor league baseball with the Southern Illinois Miners, or feast at the 17th Street Grill - home of World Grand Champion barbeque!  We are pet friendly and conveniently located near the Tunnel Hill bicycle trial, river to river run, Great River Road, Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Giant City State Park (Carbondale IL), Little Grand Canyon (Murphysboro IL), Cowboy World (West Frankfort ILL), the Duquoin State Fair, Williamson County Regional Airport (Marion ILL), Von Jacob Vineyard, Blue Sky Vineyards, Rustle Hill Winery, Alto Vineyards, Pamona Winery, StarView Vineyards, and many other Southern Illinois vineyards, wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

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