The Forty Winks Inn was designed by Russell Barr Williamson, and built by Herman Weger in 1954. Russell Barr Williamson worked and collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright from 1914-1918. He had adopted Wrights modular system of design, with variations, particularly the compact square (Bogk-type) and the bungalow. Williamson and Wright used the same flow of ideas and decorative motifs. Williamson is noted for his work on The Bogk House and the Imperial Hotel in Japan. Williamson's style is essentially an elongated open square plan, dividing it by floor level changes, planters, and fireplaces. All these techniques can be seen at the Forty Winks. This style of architecture is commonly known as Prairie Architecture.
In 1989-1990 the Inn was expanded and remodeled from 20 guest rooms to 31 guest rooms. The hallways were enclosed by a glass wall which formed a secure, air conditioned and heated atrium. The guest rooms were renovated with new windows, drywall, baths,and furniture. The coffee area was also added. Our features are:
All rooms are rented on a nightly, weekly basis. Rates subject to change without notice. Telephone quotes without a confirmation do not constitute a binding agreement.
Forty Winks Inn exterior and free