Amenities & The Area


Whether you're looking for a fun-filled girls' weekend, a romantic get-away, or a family vacation, The Loft on the Square will fit your needs and provide the right atmosphere for a relaxing time away from home.  The studio loft includes a comfortable queen bed, a sofa sleeper, a youth camp bed, and an ottoman that converts to a twin bed.  A twin and queen air mattress are available for larger parties to use, and plenty of extra pillows and linens are provided. Up to nine guests can be accommodated.  The property manager is available 24/7 to answer any questions.  

The beautiful exposed brick walls provide a classic background for wedding day photos and is the perfect place for bridesmaids or groomsmen to spend the night after the rehearsal dinner (and after finishing the night with drinks at Hand of Fate Brewery) and then to get dressed & ready for the big day.

*The Loft on the Square is non-smoking and is not handicap accessible.  Please inquire about our pet policy.



We want you to feel at home during your stay so we've worked hard to make sure you'll have all of the amenities you'll need to make your time at the loft relaxing and comfortable.


-Cozy gas fireplace

-Rooftop Deck

-Complimentary Hi-Speed Wireless Internet

-DirecTV, Apple TV, DVD Player and some DVD’s

-Bluetooth Music Speaker

-Washer and Dryer

-Kitchen fully stocked with all of the pots, pans and utensils you'll need for a home cooked meal.

-New Stainless Steel Appliances

-Coffee Maker and Coffee and Tea Provided

-All linens provided including plenty of extra blankets and pillows

-Full Service Housekeeping

-Free Parking


The area

The loft is located in the heart of downtown Petersburg, a lovely historic town which was surveyed by Abraham Lincoln.  Conveniently located on the north side of the town square, the loft is within walking distance to many restaurants, craft, antique and clothing boutique shops  and is located next door to the popular Hand of Fate Brewing Company's brewery and taproom and Dr. Ugs Drug Store Cafe.  Two nearby wineries provide enjoyable, unique atmospheres, beautiful views, and award winning wine.

Petersburg is just two miles away from Lincoln's New Salem State Park , twelve miles from Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, and about twenty miles from the state capitol, Springfield, and it's many historic sites.  Whether you're looking for a quick romantic get-away or an educational family vacation, the loft is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

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Hand of Fate Brewing Company
-Dr. Ugs Drug Store Cafe Located Inside
-Live Music and Special Events

Hill Prairie Winery, Oakford (10 Minute Drive)
-Festivals, Live Music, Food Served Occasionally

West of Wise Winery (5 Minute Drive)
-Festivals, Live Music, Food Served Occasionally

Shopping, Dining and Entertainment

Lincoln's New Salem State Park
-Hiking and Biking Trails, Picnic Areas, Visitor Center and Gift Shop, Walk through historic village where Abe Lincoln spent his formative years and resided when he was first elected to the legislature. Don't miss the wonderful seasonal performances at
Theater In the Park
Please check their website for current hours of operation as their hours vary seasonally. The historic village is open year-round during daylight hours.

Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish & Wildlife Area
-Hiking, Biking, Equestrian and Snowmobile Trails, Fishing, Hunting, Boating, Archery, Dog Training and Other Outdoor Recreation


Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum

Lincoln's Home National Historic Site

Lincoln's Tomb

Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana-Thomas Home

Henson Robinson Zoo

Kidzeum of Health & Science

Illinois Audubon Society - Adams Wildlife Sanctuary

Knight's Action Park - Water Park & Amusement Park

Illinois State Capitol Building

Old State Capitol

Lincoln Memorial Garden

Illinois State Museum

Illinois State Military Museum

White Oaks Mall

Washington Park Botanical Gardens

Edwards Place Historic Home

Camp Butler National Cemetary

Union Station (Across from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library)

Scheels Sporting Goods Store - Indoor Ferris Wheel