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209 E Howard St, Pontiac, IL 61764, USA    
 
 
Innkeeper/s:

David Hansen, Sharon Hansen

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Circa 1890. The innkeeper here loves to cook for guests so breakfast is an event not to be missed. Egg and cheese strata, orange pancakes, homemade granola, hash browns, sausage gravy and biscuits, and scones are...


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Surprisingly Unique

Our children purchased a one night stay for us at the Three Roses Bed and Breakfast. We were in the area to attend a contemporary Christian concert. We have stayed in many B & B's in the Northwest lower peninsula of Michigan and have had wonderful experience. Our negative prejudice was, "what could be that interesting in Pontiac, IL." Well, were we surprised. This is the heart of the famous Route 66 Highway in IL. There are unique museums in Pontiac that will warrant us going back there again in order to spend more time to check out the historical memorabilia. Most unique was our stay at the Three Roses Bed and Breakfast. The host, Sharon Hansen, dished out to us a special "down home" style of hospitality. The facility is well kept and Sharon's open transparency made our stay one of learning about the area and affording us the opportunity to connect interpersonally. The whole experience was refreshing. Another unique feature of the inn is the flexibility for breakfast times and variety of breakfast options. Most B & B's have a set eating time and a set menu. We were so overtaken with the breakfast we had that we had to purchase Sharon's personal cookbook. We had a great time!!!!
Brian Wickes

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Fantastic place to stay

We started our Route 66 with 2 nights at the Three Roses and couldn’t have chosen a better place. We were in Jennifer’s room which is just delightful and at the back of the house so you get that little bit of extra peace & quiet although I have to say the main road is not that busy so there isn’t much noise anywhere at all. Sharon, the innkeeper, promises that breakfast is an event and she definitely delivers on that promise! The freshly squeezed grapefruit was the nicest I’ve ever tasted and the fruit bowl was to die for; my husband was equally impressed with the cooked breakfast too. The presentation is exceptional – fresh white table linen, Royal Albert china and beautiful glasses for the juice. We ate out on the porch overlooking the gardens and Sharon joined us to share her extensive knowledge of Pontiac which was really helpful. She is such a lovely lady but the real star of the show is Mitzi, her beautiful little Yorkie! Such a cute little dog, we wanted to take her on our road trip with us. I would not hesitate to recommend staying here and if we’re ever in Pontiac again we’ll definitely be booking in.
Liz Brooks
Macclesfield, EN

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Lovely experience

We came to Pontiac for a car show and drove our classic car. Sharon was so kind to allow us to park in her garage. We had a lovely room, very comfortable and we had a great nights sleep. The breakfast was excellent and exactly what we requested. It was lovely at the end of breakfast the hostess sat and visited with us. A very nice mix of privacy and hospitality.
Deb Miteff

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Loved the eggs

The best scrambled eggs I've ever had.
Susan W
5/16/2013

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Second stay

Once again a delightful stay - I even got to eat your muffins this time and have orange juice in the beautiful little glass and try a new room this time!
Barb C
5/16/2013

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A walker

This is one of the nicest places I have ever stayed in. The room is warm and cozy and the food is just the best. Most of all, Sharon and family are wonderful people. I can't wait to come back.
Cheryllynn D
5/16/2013

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From Italy

First experience in a B&B in USA. We are really satisfied. Thanks Sharon
Gida & Angelo S
5/16/2013

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Australian Guests

What a beautiful experience. Really needed it after our 3 hour stormy trip here. Thank you for the warm welcome and breakfast was superb. When we come back through the USA and in this area, we will be back again.
Merril & Roy B
5/16/2013

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Had to have the recipe

Dear Sharon, You have created such a beautiful Victorian home that is enchanting. We loved our room, and the bed: so comfortable. Your company was nice to have and so much fun. Eating on the porch was delightful. Your food was excellent! Thanks for the rhubarb cake and the recipe! When we make it, we'll think of you. Thanks again for a delightful stay.
Ginny & Bill R
5/16/2013

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40th Anniversary

Dear Sharon, Your "Three Roses" Bed & Breakfast is a beautiful and serene place. It is a lovely place to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The rhubarb coffe cake was absolutely scrumptious. God bless as you welcome other travelers...
Ed & Earline W
5/16/2013

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Trip to the ER

Just a quick note to say thanks for all your assistance and wonderful hospitality during my stay. You were extremely kind when I sprained my ankle and it really meant a lot to me that you picked me up from the ER! Really above and beyond! The B&B was so beautiful and breakfast was delicious - I especially loved the coffee. Thanks again for your extra-ordinary kindness.
Hannah V
5/16/2013

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Newlyweds

What a great place! Everything was so perfect! From the rose petals to the champagne to the aromas - for a perfect wedding night. The breakfast was superb. Best wishes for a successful business! By the way, this was our first ever B&B experience. We'll be back.
Donna & Chris J
5/16/2013

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Frequent Traveler

So many thanks for your wonderful hospitality, outstanding conversation, and culinary talents. As someone who stays in hotels at least once a week, I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful B&B, comfy bed, and perfect location. Had no idea Pontiac was so full of history.
Nancy C
5/16/2013

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2 night stay

We sure enjoyed our two night stay! The room was comfortable, the hospitality was fantastic, and the breakfasts were superb! The eggs benedicts were the best we've ever had!
Nancy & John B
5/16/2013

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Fantastic Food

Sharon: We had a wonderful evening in your home. This is a perfect "get-away" spot. And the food was fantastic!! Thank you.
Bryan & Kristal P
5/16/2013

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Great Pancakes!

I had a wonderful time! Outstanding breakfast. Thank you for being such a wonderful host. What a wonderful stay! The breakfast was outstanding. The pancakes (oatmeal and flax seed) have to be tasted!
Iris & Mark W
5/16/2013

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Our most favorite Review!

This was the greatest breakfast I have ever had in my entire 24 years of existence on this planet. Try the Eggs Benedict!
Tim L
5/16/2013

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Route 66 Experience

Sharon has made us so welcome in her lovely home. What an excellent start to our Route 66 Experience.
Marian & Alan B
4/6/2013

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Made Friends

Great night. Met new friends John & Lorayne!
Kathie & Woody D
5/2/2013

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Route 66 Guests

We had a wonderful 2 night stay. Thanks for your hospitality and the food was great. Love the house. John especially enjoyed the local Rt. 66 history and the Pontiac Museum.
John & Lorayn P
5/3/2013

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