Thursday, January 24, 2013

Week 4 of 2013 - Sleepy Creek - Fairmount, Illinois

I am sitting here tonight drinking a really cold glass of Three Amigos wine from the Sleepy Creek Winery in Fairmount , Illinois. I thought I would tell you a bit about our wonderful weekend in central Illinois last weekend. 

 My granddaughter, Heather Snook married Evan Davis in Danville, Illinois on January 19, 2013. It was a beautiful wedding and family event.  Since we live three hours away, we would need a place to stay while we attended the wedding and reception.

In the fall, we were introduced to the Sleepy Creek Winery when we attended a bridal shower for Heather. We were given a tour of the vacation rental or B & W part of the Winery and decided that we would stay there for the wedding in January. We had an unknown number of relatives who would come from Michigan to attend this special family event so it seemed like a perfect place to stay.

I did not get a photo of the entrance. But here is a link to their website :

And their Facebook page:

Wine tasting bar and service desk
View of the winery from the tasting room

Wine tasting and event center

Winery Gift store
My sisters arrived in the Chicago area on Thursday after taking the train from Michigan. On Friday morning, we loaded up and headed for Danville. In the afternoon, we assisting with the decoration at the Knights of Columbus Hall where the reception would take place the following day. We made our way to Fairmount, Illinois, to check in at the Sleepy Creek Winery around 5PM. We had just enough time to sample a couple of wines before hauling our suitcases up to the second floor living quarters which we would use for the next couple of nights.

The second floor of the winery has a two bedroom living quarters with a sleeping loft which is warm and inviting. It is a post and beam barn structure full of rustic charm. It easily provided ample room for my husband and I and my three sisters to sleep and remain refreshed during the busy weekend of family events. I was a little concerned about the fact that there was only one bathroom but it is large and we had no problem getting ready for the Saturday afternoon wedding.

Well equipped Kitchen
The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed. I wished we had an extra day to actually make a meal in this kitchen. It would have been fun. So that just means that we will need to come back! 

Living area with a leather couch, two chairs and cable TV was very comfortable.

Loft with two beds and spiral staircase
The loft with it's wine bottle windows were beautiful in the early morning light of sunrise.

The Winery side of the wine bottle window! So creative!

 Looking down on the living quarters from the loft.

The deck and entrance from the back of the Winery overlooking the vineyards...

Bedroom1 with queen bed

Bedroom one

Bedroom 2 with a king Bed
 I apologize for not taking this pictures before we hauled all our things in or after we hauled all our stuff out but when I took these pictures I had really not planned to blog about it. I had planned to just have fond memories of a wonderful weekend.

We were so impressed with the staff, the beds, the living quarters, and the whole atmosphere that here I am blogging about our wonderful weekend in central Illinois. And the WINE! It's awesome. At least one of the resident cats begged at the door nightly, in an effort to get to know us better, as only a cat can. We are cat people and would have loved to let him in. SO if you are ever in the neighborhood of Fairmount, Illinois, make sure that you stop at Sleepy Creek Winery. And if you are there for the weekend...It is the best place in the area to stay!

Sue, Sharon, Greg, Jan and Pam
We are happy customers with fond memories of a winter weekend in central Illinois! 

1 comment:

  1. Cannot believe its been almost a year since our stay at Sleepy Creek, but I think of it often...a great time was had by all...another one for the memory books!