Welcome to Atlanta

Located just two blocks from Rt. 66 in quaint Atlanta, Illinois, The Colaw Rooming House offers three bedrooms, two full baths, a charming living room with fireplace, dining room, curved front porch, and delightful yellow & red 1940s kitchen.

To further enhance your step back in time, your stay includes a complimentary breakfast at The Palms Grill Café – Atlanta’s fully restored, circa 1935 small town diner.

For reservations or more information, please call 2176711219 or:
Reserve Online: Reservation Form
Email: thecolawroominghouse@yahoo.com or contact us online
Mail: 204 NW Vine Street, Atlanta, IL 61723


Our Rooms

Emma Lou Room

At the top of the stairs you’ll find the “Emma Lou Room”. Located at the front of the Colaw Rooming House, you’ll enjoy a beautiful antique, Queen-sized bed, lots of natural light, and gorgeous hard wood floors.

A flat screen TV, cable access, and wifi are also provided.

Viola Room

A stunning Queen-sized antique brass bed awaits you in the Viola Room. With second story views of the lovely back yard, the Viola Room is your tranquil retreat.

A flat screen TV, cable access, and wifi are also provided.

Ruby Room

The Ruby Room provides you a full sized, carved antique wooden bed, polished hardwood flooring, and beautiful appointments.

A flat screen TV, cable access, and wifi are also provided.


Enjoy your complimentary breakfast at Atlanta’s Palms Grill Café, but feel free to help yourself to a cup of coffee or hot tea at The Colaw Rooming House where you’ll find all the comforts of our circa 1947 kitchen.

For your convenience, there’s also a modern coffee maker and microwave.

Dining Room

Gather at the table to enjoy a round of cards or play board games in The Colaw Rooming House Dining Room. The unique pattern in the hardwood floor is an indication of the quality of the workmanship performed by those who built this home in 1893.

Living Room and Parlor

Turn on the vintage console tube radio, slide into a chair in front of the fireplace, and complete your journey back to an earlier time, as you enjoy the comforts of the Living Room and Parlor in The Colaw Rooming House.

Rates & Reservations

Enjoy any of the bedrooms at the Colaw Rooming House for only $150 per night (double occupancy), which includes your complimentary breakfast for two at the Palms Grill Café. Book a second or third room for only $75 per night.

The first floor of the Colaw Rooming House is available for family gatherings, rehearsal dinners, wedding receptions, baby showers, or other events for only $75 for four hours.

Things to See & Do

Palms Grill Cafe

Step into the 1930s and smell the Blue Plate Special at Atlanta’s Palms Grill Café In addition to the complimentary breakfast you’ll enjoy after staying at the Colaw Rooming House, you’ll find a daily Blue Plate Special, delicious Evening Entrées, and some of the best homemade pie around. Originally opened in 1934, the Palms Grill Cafeé has been lovingly restored to its circa 1930s look and feel.

Phone 217-648-CAFÉ (2233) to make a reservation or for more information.

Atlanta Attractions

They say there’s nothing to do in a small town, but they weren’t talking about Atlanta, Illinois! While staying at The Colaw Rooming House, you can:

  • Misspend your youth all over again – one quarter at a time – at the Rt. 66 Arcade Museum & its collection of Vintage Pinball and Video Games.
  • Tour the unique Hawes Grain Elevator Museum, the Atlanta Museum, and the Rt. 66 Memories Museum.
  • Check out the wares of 20+ local craftsmen and women at the Arch Street Artisans shop.
  • Experience the quaintly eccentric offerings of the Rt. 66-themed Gunnar-Mast Trading Post.
  • Get in 9 holes at the North Greens Golf Course.
  • Snap a keepsake photo in front of the one and only Bunyon Statue.
  • Converse with the locals on one of the benches along Rt. 66 in downtown Atlanta.
Atlanta, Illinois: Very Small - Very Friendly - Very Rt. 66

Questions? Please give us a call at 1‑217‑671‑1219 or contact us online.