The Inn's sweeping, dormered roof shelters a cluster of individual apartments, a collection of shops, service facilities, and other amenities for those who, while no longer able to care for their homes, still desire to live as independently as possible. The Inn welcomed its first tenants just before Christmas, 1989.
The luxurious setting beckons tenants and their guests as they enter the softly lit foyer and are greeted by name by its staff. Gracious lounges are located at the turn of every hallway in the four-winged building. Richly upholstered chairs and sofas in beautifully decorated gathering places, many with fireplaces, welcome tenants to relax and discuss the day's events. Cozy solariums await at the end of each corridor. Tenants of the Inn can stroll through the picturesque garden walk and gazebo or browse through the gift shop.
Cannon Inn is an inviting apartment center offering a privileged lifestyle for the discerning adult. As you drive into the complex, you quickly realize how the Inn got its unique name. The mounted cannon at the entrance is an historical replica from the original Ft. Harrison which was located near the site of the Inn from 1811-22. The replica was given to Sunset Harbor by The Illinois Association for the Preservation of Historical Arms & Armaments, Inc., in recognition of the company's contribution for preservation of an original cannon from the historical Fort.
The Cannon Inn is also dedicated to the support of local community organizations, the Vigo County Historical Society, Terre Haute Symphony, Women’s Department Club, Community Theatre, and AmVets.
Tossing off the burdens of home maintenance and household routine can bring retiring adults leisure, companionship, and comfort at the stately Cannon Inn.