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The Inn at Molly’s

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The Inn at Molly’s
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-906-0052

www.mollysmountcarroll.com

Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

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Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

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

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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.

Prairie Path Guest House

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1002 North Lowden Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-3462

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Proprietors: DeLos (Buster) and Fern Stadel

This Victorian home, built in 1876, is situated on 35 acres of woods and fields at the northwestern edge of historic Mount Carroll. Three Country and Victorian rooms are available now. Here guests are treated to warm hospitality and a full country breakfast of homemade breads and other specialties. Wake up refreshed to a complimentary hearty country breakfast, served with homemade bread, an assortment of rolls, and our own jellies and jams. Indulge in a leisure breakfast of Swedish Pancakes and bacon along with Prairie Path’s own homemade cinnamon rolls.

Make Us Your Home Away from Home
We are a DESTINATION Bed and Breakfast! Whether its for touring or relaxation, let us guide you to your favorite shopping, walking tour of our historic town, biking, bird watching, theatre, museum, State Parks, restaurants, car cruise, farmer’s markets, or just relax and swing away on the private upstairs balcony. Watch the stars at midnight and enjoy early morning coffee, while watching our wide assortment of song birds and wild turkey.

Enjoy the Natural Country Beauty and Pleasant Relaxation
You might spend your time enjoying the deer, wild birds, turkey, blue heron and the occasional howl of a coyote, all from the porch swing on the upstairs veranda or capture quiet moments reading in your own room.

The Prairie Path Sampler
Next door is The Prairie Path Sampler with its antique windows, stenciled floor, and country decor. The space is filled with antiques, quilted items, birdhouses, chairs, wall-hangings, dried flower arrangements, primitive trees, and old fashioned ambiance.

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The Story of How Prairie Path Guest House and Sampler was Born
Way back in the early 1980’s our family had all grown and married. Our big Victorian home was now quiet. Buster and I had only ourselves to cook and bake for. I, in one of my former employments, was a baker and really missed that job. Additionally, I started taking quilting classes to fill up the extra hours, when I wasn’t working. The more classes I participated in, the bigger my supply of quilts grew. So what was I to do?

We decided to open a Bed and Breakfast. I love decorating. So we transformed the bedrooms into beautiful Victorian and Country Rooms. We served all homemade breakfast pastries, fresh fruit, main entries such as omelets, French toast, Swedish Pancakes along with bacon or sausage. Problem solved for that part, but it still didn’t solve the problem of too many quilted things in supply. So we built a small shop and opened Prairie Path Sampler.

When my husband retired he decided to do some woodworking and fashioned many trash to treasure items, primitive wood chairs, birdhouses, and much more. So he added those things to our shop inventory! Maybe this doesn’t sound like retirement, but we do enjoy it!

Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Customers stay at our B&B because of the ambiance and homey like atmosphere of our Victorian Home. Also, they seem to love the breakfasts.

What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
I believe our breakfasts are what is best known at our B&B. We serve a really full breakfast all homemade.

If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
People travel to our town, because it still has brick streets and is in a historic district. We’ve come along way in restoring these features to their original beauty!

What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
I have received many compliments about the neatness, cleanliness, food, and hospitality. Probably the best compliment was from the University of Georgia. It featured our Raspberry Cream Cheese Coffeecake at their Sunset Breakfast, served to 8700 people, and awarded us a Plate honoring it. We are honored to have received that privilege for our favorite Coffee Cake.

What’s the best kept secret about the area?
The best kept secret is the fact that our area has retained its original hometown friendly atmosphere and old-timey buildings.

If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Our small town has several unique stores to visit. We are centrally located from Galena, Davenport, Clinton, Rockford, and Freeport. We’re very close to beautiful southern Wisconsin and eastern Iowa. That attracts lots of people. There are several State Parks nearby and our three night special is great for just that type of thing. Another great attraction is Timber Lake Playhouse, Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre.

Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Yes, if you don’t mind walking up and down hills. We are located just about 1 mile from downtown.

What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Our favorite restaurant is new. It’s just a coffee bistro with wonderful sandwiches and soups, all homemade, and has a craft area inside too. It is located in Market Street Commons and its name is Brick Street Cafe.

How many rooms does your inn have?
We basically have three rooms, but we usually rent just two. That ensures everyone has a private bath.

Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets or children under 8 years of age. Sorry, we have too many delicate antiques in the rooms.

Reservation Information
Rates: $89 for double occupancy and includes a full breakfast.

  • Full advance deposit is required for all reservations.
  • Credit card numbers may be used to guarantee reservations.
  • MasterCard and VISA accepted.
  • Guaranteed rooms will be held until checkout time of the following morning.
  • Refund of advance deposit will be made when notice of cancellation is received 72 hours prior to the 4:00 p.m. check-in time of the day of the reservation.
  • If cancellation or no-show occurs after the 72 hours limit, your credit card will be charged. If the room is resold, you will not be charged.

Guest Information
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m.

  • Rates include Complimentary Full Breakfast
  • Sorry, no CHILDREN or PETS.
  • We kindly request that should you smoke, you do so outside the home only.

The Blue Bedroom Inn

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The Blue Bedroom Inn
321 1/2 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-0336

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Proprietors: Chris Lain and Jube Manderico.

Located above The Savanna Marketplace, The Blue Bedroom Inn is right in the heart of historic downtown Savanna, Illinois. A friendly and charming, quiet river town built on the bluffs along the Mighty Mississippi River. The Inn faces Main Street on the east and backs up to the river on the west. It has four lovely and comfortable guest rooms decorated in a vintage decor, where sleep comes easy on plush beds. The Inn notes a spacious common area with a living room, dining room, and kitchen with WiFi for your convenience.

Enjoy shopping during the day and unwind on the back decks with a beautiful sunset at night. Savanna’s nightlife has something for everyone with casual dining and nine bars on Main Street within walking distance. Savanna is also centrally located to many outdoor activities and day trips for the naturist, sportsman and history buffs. Make memories with a group of friends or family or plan that romantic getaway. Reenergize your mind and body with a peaceful way of life and natural beauty in Northwest, Illinois..

We want you to be comfortable and we will do what it takes to make your stay pleasurable. You can walk out the front door and across the street to the Pulford Antique Mall, gift & specialty shops, and even a motorcycle museum. Enjoy panoramic views of the Mississippi River from tiered decking and walk along the banks right out the back door. Savanna notes many outdoor areas and activities including The Mississippi Palisades State Park, Bike Trails, horseback riding, golfing, and the Mississippi River to mention a few.

Savanna is a short jaunt to the historic, city of Galena, Illinois and to biker’s haven of New Diggins, Wisconsin. We look forward to meeting you and your families and will do our very best to make your stay a memorable experience.

Featured Lodging

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Country Palmer House
17035 Elizabeth Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2343
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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. Located close to historic Mount Carroll, Galena, Great River Bike Trail and Mississippi Palisades State Park.


Executive Inn
800 One Mile Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285
815-259-7378
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Clean rooms and great rates! 40-unit motel. All rooms have microwave and refrigerator and laundromat. Whirlpool suite and extended stays available. 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. View the bald eagles. Pets welcome and free WiFi.


Grandpa’s Cabin
Savanna, IL
815-273-2803
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Tranquil & Unique Lodging in a Restored 1837 Log Cabin!

Come Spend the Night in Peaceful Seclusion

Situated in the rolling hills minutes from the Mississippi River, enter & step back in time. Grandpa’s Cabin was built in 1837 and was the home to many families – many generations!

Experience the ambiance of this historic & humble structure – a true work of art. Enjoy the secluded location among rolling wooded hills, hay fields, wild flowers and grasses. Savor the quiet…the wildlife…the song birds. Stroll the trails & enjoy the sunsets – Total Calm!

* Free WiFi
* Coffee
* Tea
* Mini Fridge
* Microwave
* Fireplace
* Music
* Accomodates up to 4 Adults
* Forty minutes from Historic Galena, IL. and Dubuque, IA. area
* No TV


>Hickory Hideaway
24366 Payne Road
Shannon, Illinois 61078
866-333-1333
815-864-2099
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Imagine indulging yourself in the privacy of your own cabin with a full body massage (two-week lead time usually required) & lingering leisurely over breakfast in bed provided by their own caterer. For that afternoon pick me-up‚ pick your decadent chocolate dessert. 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 their cozy cabins located on 10 wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll. Enjoy the friendly atmosphere besides 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 with free WiFi.


Inn at Molly’s, The
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-684-5411
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Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  The historic restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style.  Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area.  Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: their suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.


Mississippi River Lodge
5642 Riverview Circle Drive
Thomson, Illinois 61285
815-273-1003
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The 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 they 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.


Nest at Palisades Cabins, The
Scenic Ridge Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-7824
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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.


Prairie Path Guest House
1002 North Lowden Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-3462
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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.  Free Wi-Fi.


River House, The
4008 Grandview Place
Thomson, Illinois 61285
815-823-5925
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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, and in the winter 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.


Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House
12143B Roberts Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542
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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 sq. ft., two bedroom, living room and dining room combination, one bathroom bungalow. 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 spend the afternoon driving our local barn quilt tour. 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. I think you will find after spending a few quiet days in the country you will be able to return to your hectic life feeling renewed, refreshed, and relaxed. Please visit us on Facebook.


Sandburr Run Resort
5020 Illinois Route 84
Thomson, Illinois 61285
815-902-6063
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Looking for a great place to stay during your visit to Carroll County, Illinois? They’ve got you covered! Sandburr Run Golf Course & Resort is a renovated motel six miles south of Savanna, Illinois and three miles north of Thomson.


Seven Eagles Resort & Campground
9734 Route 84
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-7301
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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 their cozy log cabins. Kids and adults alike will enjoy their private pond stocked with fish,then take a swim in their 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.


Standish House
540 West Carroll Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-493-2307
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Filled with antiques and collection of Early American history.  Canopy beds, continental breakfast.  Minutes from Lake Carroll in residential area located in the quaint town of Lanark.


Timber Lake Resort & Campground
8216 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
800-485-0145
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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.


Trailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046
815-493-8484
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Enjoy panoramic country views from any of their 12 comfortable rooms. All include TV, A/C, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryers and complimentary continental breakfast. 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.

 



Bed & Breakfasts

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Country Palmer House
17035 Elizabeth Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2343
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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.


Inn at Molly’s, The
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-684-5411
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Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.


Prairie Path Guest House
1002 North Lowden Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-3462
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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!


Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House
12143B Roberts Road
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542
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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 sq. ft., two bedroom, living room and dining room combination, one bathroom bungalow. 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 spend the afternoon driving our local barn quilt tour. 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. I think you will find after spending a few quiet days in the country you will be able to return to your hectic life feeling renewed, refreshed, and relaxed. Please visit us on Facebook.


Standish House
540 West Carroll Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-493-2307
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Filled with antiques and collection of Early American history. Canopy beds, continental breakfast. Minutes from Lake Carroll in residential area located in the quaint town of Lanark.



Lodging

Grandpa's Cabin Savanna Illinois

Grandpa’s Cabin in Savanna

 

The communities of Carroll County feature a wide variety of lodging accommodations. Whether you desire a quaint bed breakfast, a rustic log cabin with a hot tub, a great campsite with all the amenities, a comfortable hotel with an 18 hole miniature golf course, or a beautiful rental home, Carroll County has what you need for an Illinois weekend getaway vacation. So bring your bike, boat, fishing pole, golf clubs, or sense of adventure, and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the simple things in life!

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Carroll County Offers Something for Everyone

Looking for a reason to get in the car and enjoy a splendid 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 now! Come spend a day, a weekend, or a week. We are sure you will enjoy your stay.

Nestled among the rolling hills and lush forests of beautiful northwest Illinois, Carroll County is a world away from your demanding workweek. The county encompasses four hundred sixty-six square miles of friendly smiles, genuine outdoor adventure, and charming villages that punctuate a landscape nourished by the mighty Mississippi River. Scenic byways, rich history, and outstanding special events make Carroll County the preferred destination for many visitors each year.

Courtesy of the Carroll County Hotel Motel Tax Board

Discover the flora and fauna along many beautiful nature walk paths

Our local historic villages boast outstanding shops offering antiques or artisan works, a professional summer stock theatre, roadside stands featuring vine-fresh melons, homegrown produce, and delectable morel mushrooms. Visitors revel in a schedule of special events throughout the year, ranging from Mount Carroll’s Mayfest, Milledgeville’s June Days, and Savanna’s Haunted Forest Festival to Lanark’s Old Settler’s Days and Chadwick’s Hometown Christmas.

Whether you desire a family outing, a great escape, or a romantic getaway, Carroll County offers unique opportunities that are certain to fulfill those needs. Come, visit Carroll County and discover our special place in the pines!

Do Everything or Nothing at All

Carroll County oozes history, mystery, and natural beauty. Mile after magnificent mile, the rolling plains, towering woodlands, charming small towns, wonderful attractions, and expansive vistas will have you returning to visit season after season.lodging-carroll-county-illinois-timber-lake-cabins

Outdoor Recreation

If the great outdoors are calling your name, then Carroll County has you covered. Here you’ll discover a region overflowing with recreational outdoor activities. Carroll County is filled with opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing, shopping, antiquing, and exploring our nation’s rich history, or just sitting under an old shade tree to devour a good book.

From local parks and wildlife reserves to exceptional golf courses, from miles of beautiful boating to great fishing on the “Mighty Mississippi”, you’ll find it here in Carroll County. From catfish and muskie to trout, local streams, rivers, and lakes provide anglers with the perfect opportunity for their next big fish story.

The real beauty of Carroll County is found in simple natural wonders. Such pleasures give pause from the hectic pace of modern life. The elegance of a falling autumn leaf, the majesty of a foraging deer, or the alluring warmth of a crackling fire are irresistible invitations that draw visitors to this special place.

 

One of Many Along the Barn Quilt TourBarn Quilt Trail

Barn quilts enhance the beauty of the countryside and are enjoyed by those who pass by. Carroll County is very fortunate to have many “Barn Quilts” already in existence throughout its countryside. We have compiled a list of our local barn quilts and  a map.

We certainly would like to see “Barn Quilt Fever” continue to grow in Carroll County. Our end goal, is to promote agri-tourism and attract visitors to our rural community.

History & Culture

History lovers find a new home in Carroll County. Here a treasure trove of museums, monuments, and historical sites capture the imagination.

Explore the stone arch bridge where Abraham Lincoln camped as a private during the Black Hawk War or discover the tragic tale of an historic steamboat, “The Sultana”.

Shopping

Retail therapy enthusiasts applaud the various shopping opportunities that abound in Carroll County. Local shops offer everything from eclectic hand-crafted gifts and quaint artisan works to antique treasures and coveted collectibles. In Carroll County, you’ll always be greeted by friendly shopkeepers who still understand the art of authentic small-town hospitality.

Whether you’re seeking a day trip, a weekend getaway or a week-long adventure, discover excellent restaurants and diverse lodging choices that range from primitive campsites or rustic cabins to pampering B&Bs, comfortable country inns, and award-winning hotels. With gentle rolling hills and lush countryside, Carroll County is a great escape from the concrete and asphalt of a big city. All this and more is waiting for you a trifling 90 minutes from the Greater Chicagoland Metropolitan Area. Come for a visit and experience a weekend getaway the way it used to be!