Monthly Archives: September 2014

Trailside Wine Tasting Event

Simple Christmas Traditions
map-buttonTrailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046

Friday November 7, 2014
6pm – 8pm

Join us for an evening of
Fine Wines
Delicious Appetizers
Holiday Gift Ideas
Food Pairings
Fun with new Friends

Wine Club Members $7.50
Non Members $10.00

Trailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd.
Lake Carroll, IL

We’re Back Up and Running



This is just a short message to inform everyone that our website was unavailable September 20 & 21 due to mischievous activity. No worries, though. It was not a serious website attack. NO DATA WAS COMPROMISED!

It appears that an unscrupulous individual utilized a script designed to automatically spam our database. This was a futile effort to place unauthorized advertisements on our website. However, such attempts were unsuccessful.

As a safety precaution to protect data, the website, the server system, and network integrity, access to the website was temporarily disabled. Rest assured that our website is regularly updated with the latest bug fixes and security patches. Furthermore, additional security measures have been implemented to prevent any possibility of this type of mischievous activity from causing any future disruption in service.

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House
12143B Roberts Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542

Proprietors: Connie & Dennis Zink

Have you ever wanted to experience the quiet, secluded, country life? Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House offers tranquil days, peaceful nights and nature’s serenity in abundance at 12143B Roberts Road in Savanna Illinois. Roberts’ Roost features private accommodations in a 900 plus square foot bungalow with two bedrooms, living room and dining room combination, one bathroom. It is the perfect place for a family to spend quality time together away from the hustle of everyday living.

Roberts’ Roost, owned by Connie “Roberts”  Zink, was built in 1974 by Connie’s uncle, Glen Roberts. After Glen’s death, it was purchased by Connie’s father, Herman Roberts, and then later passed on to Connie. The one-third acre parcel of land the house is built on, was once part of the Roberts family farm. The farm was originally purchased by Connie’s great great grandfather and grandmother in 1860. 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the farm being purchased by Harman Augustus (Gust) Roberts on March 3rd, 1914. Gust and Eliza Brunner Roberts went on to raise 16 children on the 160 acre family homestead with it remaining in the Roberts family until 1974 when it was sold at auction after Gust’s death. The one third acre of serene countryside that contains Roberts’ Roost is the last remaining parcel of the homestead left in the Roberts family. Since Connie’s fathers death, in 2004, Connie and Dennis’ daughter and granddaughter have resided in the house.

Now, ten years later the house has been turned into a country garden guest house retreat. Renovations have been completed with the addition of a new furnace and central air conditioning unit. Updates to the house have been completed and old gardens refreshed and some new gardens established. Roberts’ Roost opened August 29th, 2014 for reservations.

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House is conveniently located six minutes from downtown Savanna and six miles from historic Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Only three tenths of a mile off Route 52 and 64, Roberts’ Roost is the ideal location for your secluded country getaway. It is the perfect place for a family to spend quality time together away from the hustle of everyday living.

Located just minutes away from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Palisades State Park, it is the perfect place to spend the weekend with nature. Surrounded by flower beds and bird feeders, Roberts’ Roost is a birder’s delight. Hiking or biking the Great River Trail is also just minutes, away along with fishing and boating the Mississippi River. You can also spend the day visiting the quaint shops in historic Mt. Carroll or take a tour of Savanna’s Havencrest Castle. Historic Galena, Illinois is only forty-five minutes away, (35 miles), where you can spend the day enjoying the many shops and area attractions. Stop by one of the areas many wineries and return to Roberts’ Roost for a quiet romantic evening in the country. There is something of interest for everyone in Carroll County, make Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House your place to stay to enjoy it all.