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Things to Do


Explore Maeystown and Waterloo and the Surrounding Area...


During your getaway discover unique shops here in the village:  The Maeystown General Store, Katzenjammers, Georgia Mae's Antiques, Village Kaffeehaus, Corner George Inn Sweet Shoppe and the Maeystown Preservation Society Museum and Gift Shop. All shops are generally open from 11-4 on Saturdays and Sundays or by chance or appointment. The Kaffeehaus opens at 7:30 a.m. and closes early in the afternoon.

Dine in one of six unique restaurants: Hank and Lilly's Creekside Bar and Grill here in Maeystown, Dreamland Palace German Restaurant in Foster Pond, and Frederico's, Gallagher's or JV's in Waterloo.....When in Prairie du Rocher visit Lisa's Restaurant.  Ask the innkeepers for more restaurant recommendations in the area. 

Taste local wines at the Schorr Lake Vineyard and Winery in Waterloo.  Visit the Stubborn German or Hopskellar microbreweries in Waterloo, or Stumpy's distillery in Columbia. 

Golf at three fine golf courses, Acorns in Wartburg or Annbriar and Mystic Oaks in Waterloo, all within 15 minutes of the inn.

Drive or cycle north along the scenic bluff road to the Salt Lick Trail or White Rock Trail in Valmeyer.  Traveling south find your way to the Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve and two state historic sites, Fort de Chartres and Fort Kaskaskia. Visit the confluence of the Kaskaskia and Mississippi rivers or cross the mighty Mississippi on the ferry to historic Ste. Genevieve. And for members of the Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA) drive just 40 minutes to Sparta to the World Shooting and Recreational Complex.
Fults Hill Prairie
Fults Hill Prairie
Fults Hill Prairie Nature Preserve consists of 532 acres of uplands and includes woodland, prairie and glade communities. It has the largest complex of high-quality loess hill prairies in Illinois.
Fort de Chartres
Fort de Chartres
Fort de Chartres was a French fortification first built in 1720 on the east bank of the Mississippi River in present-day Illinois. It was used as an administrative center for the province.
Schorr Lake Vineyards & Winery
Schorr Lake Vineyards & Winery
The owner of Schorr Lake Vineyards & Winery Paul has been making wines for over 4 years. They plant, maintain the vines, harvest, and process the fruit.
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