Summer in Carroll County


From your backyard to ours…

Looking for a reason to get in the car to enjoy a splendid summer day in the country? Look no further than Carroll County, Illinois. With so much to see, experience, and do, there’s no better reason, or season, to discover the hidden treasures and pleasures of this region than summer. When spring slips into summer, mile after magnificent mile of rolling hills and towering woodlands that make up our region transform into some of Illinois’ most spectacular summer visual offerings.

There’s no better time to visit Carroll County and experience the long, glorious, sun-drenched days of summer along the Mississippi River. Hike, bike, boat, fish, hunt, camp, and swim in this beautiful setting. Rest and relax at one of our many bed and breakfasts, cabins, hotels, or vacation rental homes before the hectic holiday season begins.

This is a lovely time to visit Carroll County. Our charming hometown communities are gearing up for car shows, art shows, garden walks, summer festivals, performances at Timber Lake Playhouse, and the Carroll County Fair. From breakfast on the veranda and wine tastings to bonfires, our great lodging establishments offer all manner of seasonal fun.

Whether you’re looking for a rustic log cabin or one with a hot tub, a bed and breakfast with delicious homemade pastries or a motel with an 18 hole miniature golf course, Carroll County has what you need for a weekend getaway. So bring your bike, fishing pole, golf clubs, or your pocketbook, and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the simple things in life.

We’re located just 30 minutes from Galena, 60 minutes from Rockford, and 90 minutes from Chicagoland. Carroll County is a perfect distance for a getaway before the season changes and life gets busy. We hope to see you soon!