Lodging Info

We found a booking service for preferred rates when people want hotel accomodations. The director of "Hospitality Travel Network" responded with the following;

The hotels would rather have guests book directly than setting up a block.

The only hotel that offered a courtesy block was the Drury Inn & Suites for $125.00 per night plus. Let me know if you want that block set up for the guests.
Since these are courtesy blocks and not guaranteed.

HTN has a preferred rate with Choice Hotels or they can call and use ID: 00651630.

We also have a Wyndham Hotels link but right now the summer promotional rate is better than our preferred rate.
If they happen to wait to book and miss the promotional period then our rate will come in handy. They can also call and use ID 1000067238.

In previous years we recommended The Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott.
All reservations are individually arranged between you and the property.
Address: 217 Potomac Blvd, Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: (618) 244-2300
In 2018 the hotel provided a detailed hotel services flyer that you can see here.

There are a number of other motels in Mount Vernon if you wish to look at alternatives.
You can search here with Google...

If that's not enough, AirNav also has a "hotel finder feature";  

Camping Info

Always a favorite is camping "down by the lake" for camp fires, root beer and BS late into the night!
There is room for RVs, coaches and tents. There is no charge to camp and a shower house is available.