A Vineyard and Guesthouse with “A Little Something Extra”
Lagniappe Place is the newest guesthouse in scenic Jersey County, Illinois. Situated on four acres of
rolling hills near Grafton, Lagniappe Place welcomes guests to a serene landscape adjacent to the new
Grafton Vineyard and Winery and Eckert’s Orchard.
“Lagniappe” is a French word popular in the South that means “a little something extra.” Owners Joe
and Leisa Soer chose the name because it reflects the beyond-the-ordinary experience they have
Wine-and-cheese happy hours on Fridays and Saturdays.
A continental breakfast and evening snack.
A fully stocked kitchen for the guests to cook in if they so desire.
Wine glasses, frosted beer mugs, drink ware.
Keurig coffee and microwave popcorn available 24/7.
Games, books, and DVD’s
Guests may reserve the entire three-bedroom, 1,694-square-foot house or a single bedroom. Each of
The guesthouse also includes the full kitchen, dining room, and a living room with a television.
Lagniappe Place is the Soers’ retirement dream. The couple has for 35 years traveled the United States
exploring vineyards and wineries and is thrilled to plant their own vineyard this spring on this property.
They invite you to their guesthouse to watch the sun set over the grapevines, sit by an outdoor fire, toss
rocks into the lake, and explore the historic town of Grafton at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers.
Reservations (describe the rooms in more detail here) and Policies