What a beautiful spot!  The front windows overlook a scenic courthouse, which was beautifully lit at night.  And the shops and restaurants were family-friendly, great quality, and all within walking distance.  Great location!  Inside the loft, everything was clean, well organized, and decorated with great regional decor.  This place had everything we needed for our family of four.  So glad we found this!


June 2017

This was my first experience using AirBnB and it couldn't have gone any better!  The place was so much more than I expected!  So spacious, so well decorated, homey, perfect mix of old and modern, and charming to the point I did not want to leave!  Cute little shops to browse close by, friendly people, and the host was a gem to work with!  Quick responses to questions and requests.  Would stay there again in a heartbeat!  Recommend it highly!


October 2016

We loved our stay at The Loft on the Square.  We came to the area to visit Lincoln historical sites and especially enjoyed the Lincoln books and movie which added to our stay.  We appreciated the modern appliances that contrasted with the historic feeling loft and decor.  The loft was very welcoming and clear instructions were provided.  Highly recommend.


May 2017

The Loft on the Square is the perfect place to stay when visiting Petersburg or Springfield, IL. The leisurely 20 minute to Springfield is definitely worth it to stay is such a unique place. Plus there is a lot to explore right in Menard County. We enjoyed a nice mix of making our own meals and dining at the local restaurants. The property offered plenty of space for our family of four.


April 2016

The Loft on The Square was perfect for our family's wedding weekend. As the Bride's family, we used this space from Thursday-Sunday to be in the area and close to The Roots venue. This space was exactly what we needed. The kitchen area was plenty to host snacks and beverages while the ladies got ready. We loved being near the brewery and visited a couple times. Amy was awesome to work with. She answered all of our questions extremely quickly. We brought friends and family up to The Loft to show off our digs for the weekend, and they all loved the space. If we're ever in Petersburg again, this is where we'll stay!


February 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay! We loved what the owners have done to repurpose this historic building. It was a great place to slow down, relax, and unwind. We enjoyed the character of the old buildings and the unique assortment of shops around the square. Plenty of dining choices, close to New Salem if you want to enjoy a bit of history in the outdoors. Lots to like about this stay!


June 2017

The Loft on the Square is by far one of the cutest places we have ever stayed. As a lover of old places and spaces, this renovation is truly a gem. I loved the "before and after" photo book. The host, Amy, was easy to work with over email and texting. Having the brewery and restaurant next door was an enormous plus (that we didn't know when booking!) as we love to try new brews. This loft made me want to find my own space to renovate back home! The only downside of our stay is that I wish we would have been able to spend at least one more night. This would be an adorable place to have a family holiday or just a romantic weekend. We will definitely stay again if we travel through the area!


June 2017

The Loft is very unique and delightful place to stay. I am a retired teacher who wanted to take my two grandkids to Springfield to see the Lincoln sites. We stayed at The Loft for two nights and found all the comforts of home. This is a fully furnished apartment in the town of Petersburg, population about 2000 residents. Petersburg is 22 miles NW of the north side of Springfield and the cemetery where Lincoln is buried. We found six places to eat meals within walking distance of The Loft. We were also only two miles away from the State Historical Park, New Salem, which we enjoyed visiting.


June 2016

We loved the blend of old and new in this place! The area is known for the antiques, which the apartment has plenty of - mixed with neat bits of technology and a modern design.

Very quiet neighborhood. We were very impressed with the Mexican restaurant about a block away. Authentic recipes and generous portions!

We can't wait to plan another weekend down that way!!


April 2016

Just as shown on VRBO. The loft was comfy and well stocked. I loved all the antiques and special little touches including the fireplace. Amy was very helpful and nice and responded immediately any time I contacted her. We enjoyed Petersburg. Everybody in town was very friendly. We ate locally and food was very good and reasonably priced. I would definitely go back.


March 2016

Beautiful restoration of a downtown loft space. Exposed brick with harmonizing colors and a great kitchen. Plenty of space and a very cozy atmosphere. This is a great place for a long weekend away from stress ... we cooked together and made a nice romantic meal with wine and snuggled on the couch by the fireplace. Very private, parking right in front. We had a lovely time and would definitely stay here again. Amy is a gem!


February 2017

Beautiful rehab in a beautiful old building! Modern upgrades, appliances, bathroom, and comfy bed! Cozy gas fireplace adds to the ambiance! Linens, dishes, coffee...all ready to go! Great for couples or small group getaway. Close to Lincoln's New Salem and only 1/2 hr to Springfield, excellent location, cute little town. We will be back!


March 2019

Our overnight at The Loft on the Square was a wonderful experience. The spacious loft was very comfortable and the design and decorations impeccable! My only wish was that I could have stayed several days longer to enjoy more of the hospitality the city of Petersburg has to offer. The Hand of Fate Brewery just next door and downstairs is a gem and part of the overall charm! Delicious beer and an inviting vibe for an out of town visitor! Totally loved our visit and will be back soon!!


March 2019

This was the perfect setting for a girls weekend get away! The loft is adorable and had everthing we needed. It is Right next to a brewery that had great live Music, and a quaint little diner For breakfast. We very much enjoyed our stay.


February 2019