Featured Lodging

map-buttonBlackhawk Motel
19856 Route 84
Savanna, Illinois 61074


Blackhawk Motel has a total of six rooms. Each room has a bath with a vanity, toilet, and shower. The main room includes windows back and front, security door, two beds (Three rooms have a queen and a twin. Three rooms have two twins) curtains, table and light, ceiling lighting, a chair, A/C, heating, large table, coat rack, carpeting, direct TV, and a microwave.

map-buttonCountry Palmer House
17035 Elizabeth Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


This 1911 home is nestled on a farm and includes rolling hills, open spaces and country hospitality. Featuring a full country breakfast, seasonal fruits and vegetables from our garden. Two guest rooms with private baths, fireplace in TV room, oak antiques and collectibles. Hike, bike, bird watch, hunt or relax as you watch the stars from the spa. Children welcome. Located close to historic Mount Carroll, Galena, Great River Bike Trail and Mississippi Palisades State Park.

map-buttonExecutive Inn
800 One Mile Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285


Clean Rooms and Great Rates! 40-unit motel. All rooms have microwave and refrigerator and laundromat. Whirlpool suite. We are a great place to stay while fishing or hunting in northwest Illinois – just 1/2 mile to the Mississippi River and just off the Great River Bike Trail. New restaurant and Bar! View the bald eagles. We also have extended stay. Pets welcome. Free WiFi.

map-buttonHotel Glenview
116 East Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


Looking for a memorable getaway? Come to the Hotel Glenview!

Our charming hotel is located in the Historic District in Mount Carroll, Illinois. It was built in 1886 as a luxurious hotel and remained a working hotel until the late 70’s.

We’re located just 10 miles east of the Great River Bike Trail in Savanna Illinois (as well as the Mississippi River).

Stroll through our historic town with a self-guided tour book developed by the Mount Carroll Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. The architecture is worth the trip alone! There’s unique shopping, restaurants, and night caps within walking distance, and the dabluz boutique lives on the first floor! Our town boasts a full service grocery & pharmacy, too. Just a few minutes away is the Timberlake Theatre — the oldest summer stock theatre in Illinois.

We look forward to having you as our guest. Please contact us for availability.

map-buttonHickory Hideaway
24366 Payne Road
Shannon, Illinois 61078


Imagine indulging yourself in the privacy of your own cabin with a full body massage & lingering leisurely over breakfast in bed provided by our own caterer. For that afternoon pick me-up‚ pick your decadent chocolate dessert. 2-week lead time usually required for Massage Appointment. Extra Special touches available upon request. Arrangements can be made for extra-loving touches added to the cabin from rose petals, flowers & music, or send a special invitation asking them to join you for a relaxing getaway. One-tank trip from Western Suburbs of Chicago Relax in the rustic setting of our cozy cabins located on 10 wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere beside a bonfire or hot tub! A romantic whirl-pool cabin with fireplace or country kitchenette can accommodate everything from intimate parties to family reunions. Open year-round. Free WiFi. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!

map-buttonMississippi River Lodge
5642 Riverview Circle Drive
Thomson, Illinois 61285


Our Mississippi River Lodge is located right on the banks on the Mighty Mississippi River between Savanna and Thomson Illinois and offers awe-inspiring views from every angle. We offer 4 BR, 3 baths, LR with fireplace & big screen TV, deck with grill,a fully stocked kitchen (all you add is the food) and so much more!. If you are a river lover, this is the place for you. Fishing,water skiing, tubing,or cruising up the river, it’s all here for your enjoyment. Since we are located on Big Slough, off of the main channel of the river, you can have fun without having to deal with a lot of river traffic. Access to the main channel is easy if you want to cruise the river. Only five miles up the river is Lower Sabula Lake which offers a great sand beach. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house and a dock is provided to moor your boat at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank. Go to our website for a full listing of all the amenities, printable maps, pictures and more. Plan your next family vacation at our Mississippi River Lodge!

Nest at Palisades Cabins, The
Scenic Ridge Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074


Secluded luxury cabins on secluded wooded acreage high above the Mississippi. Designed to offer charm, quiet, luxury and romance. Private Hot-Tub in each cabin. Fireplaces, supplied kitchens, charcoal grille on each porch, 32″ flatscreens, CD/DVD/VCR, satellite TV. Complimentary bicycles to ride into Mississippi Palisades State Park. Main Street a mile down bluffs, dining, antiqueing, and the Mississippi River! By Reservation Only.

map-buttonPrairie Path Guest House
1002 North Lowden Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


We offer three rooms where you can sleep comforted by beautiful handmade quilts or lose yourself among the antiques! Wake up to a hearty breakfast of eggs, bacon, homemade breads, fruit, French toast or waffles, ham, and our own jams & jellies. While sitting on the wicker porch swing on the upstairs veranda, enjoy our beautiful countryside and be blessed by the song of the bluebird or call of the mockingbird. Wake up to the smell of coffee and fresh cinnamon rolls baking and make time to bird watch, shop in our small quilt & gift shop or explore the historic community we call home. No pets. We offer free Wi-Fi. Check us out on Facebook!

map-buttonRiver House, The
4008 Grandview Place
Thomson, Illinois 61285


Enjoy a getaway on the peaceful, quiet River House on the Mississippi River. In the mornings the only sounds you might hear are the sounds of the birds. In the summer you will watch barges and riverboats go by. In the wintertime eagles are on the ice in front of the house. On this part of the river, Pool 13, there are many inlets for boating and kayaking. The area is known for its fishing tournaments, and there is a public boat launch 1 mile up the road. The wildlife and spectacular sunsets offer many outstanding photographic opportunities. The Thomson area is on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, and it features many wineries with tasting rooms. There are many antique shops and quilting shops nearby. You can also enjoy the local orchards and live summer theater. Nearby are the Palisades State Park, the Ingersol Nature Center, the Thomson Causeway, and Eagle Point Park. Thomson is on the Illinois Bike Trail, and bikes can be rented in town.

map-buttonSabbath Center, The
22782 Short Road
Lanark, Illinois 61046


Sabbath Center Ministries is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation associated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America as a Social Ministry Organization. We value the Biblical principles of Sabbath-Keeping, Earth-Keeping and Peace-Keeping. We offer retreats and workshops at the Sabbath Center on a variety of topics related to our principles. The Sabbath Center is a retreat and conference facility with a capacity of 40 overnight quests. It is available for rent to families and small groups who share our values for workshops or conferences. Will accommodate 60 people.

The Sabbath Center is a place to rest from your labors; it is also a place to grow. We grow native grasses and wildflowers that provide several “Acres for Wildlife.” We grow fruits and vegetables to provide food for our guests and for the needy in our community. Primarily we grow Fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) in our guests who accept the invitation of Jesus.

map-buttonSeven Eagles Resort & Campground
9734 Route 84
Savanna, Illinois 61074


Seven Eagles RV Park and Campground is located on Spring Lake close to the Mississippi River in Carroll County Illinois just south of Savanna Illinois. With all new electric, sewer and water at each site you can be assured of an affordable, relaxing experience in camping.

If you’re wanting a fun weekend getaway, try out one of our cozy log cabins. Kids and adults alike will enjoy our private pond stocked with fish,then take a swim in our new heated pool or you can ride the paddle boat around the pond just for fun.

If you like nature, fishing and privacy, Seven Eagles RV Park and Campground in beautiful Carroll County Illinois can be your perfect vacation or weekend getaway.

map-buttonStandish House Bed & Breakfast
540 West Carroll Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046


Filled with antiques and collection of Early American history. Canopy beds, breakfast by candlelight. Minutes from Lake Carroll in residential area located in the quaint town of Lanark.

map-buttonTimber Lake Resort & Campground
8216 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053


Located deep in the woods just 5 miles from historic Mount Carroll, Timber Lake Resort offers 120 campsites including pull-thru RV sites with water, sewer, and electric hookups. We also offer deluxe log cabin rentals and beautiful lakeside rustic camping. Other amenities include a 1,800-square-foot pool, large group pavilion, recreation center, general store, lakeside deck, two spring-fed lakes, biking & hiking trails and Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre, is located next door within easy walking distance.

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


Enjoy panoramic country views from any of our 12 comfortable rooms. All include TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryers. Jacuzzi/fireplace rooms. Browse through the General Store and Gift Loft or enjoy a fun game of mini golf. Two miles west of Route 73. Free WiFi.