William Watson Hotel is rich in history and focused on community. This original building was built in 1838 by the first settler of Pittsfield, William Watson. Under the name, Mansion House, the hotel flourished and brought in guests such as Abraham Lincoln and his associates.
The Mansion House building was purchased, renovated, and reopened as the William Watson Hotel by Jonas and Jane Ann Petty in 2008. The hotel now boasts 14 uniquely designed rooms, a comfortable lobby, breakfast room, and is connected to the Free Press Coffee House next door. This historic hotel is just minutes from prime deer hunting land, an hour away from Springfield and Quincy (Illinois), and just two hours from St. Louis (Missouri) and Lambert International Airport. Several restaurants, a spa, and quaint shops are located within walking distance.
All of us here at WWH are passionate about Pike County, and want to share that passion with you. Our hotel has turned into a great meeting place and a secluded getaway all in one. We are always happy to help you plan your visit.
We can't wait to meet you!
Jonas and Jane Ann Petty & the WWH Staff