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Two Carroll County Events Happening Soon!!!

Saturday, August 27th 2016 in Mount Carroll, Illinois
Brick Street Saturday Mount Carroll Illinois

Brick Street Saturday Mount Carroll Illinois

 

Saturday, September 10th 2016 Chadwick Illinois

Chadwick’s Fall Festival

A fun day filled with family-orientated activities.
The day will start at 9:00 am with a tractor drive (pre-registration required, (Call 815-499-2218). Craft/Vendor booths (10:00am – ??)

Lion’s Club Pork Chop Barbecue & Bake Sale (11:00am – 2:00 pm at the fire station)

Various food booths, kids games, bouncy houses, kid’s water fights sponsored by the Chadwick Fire Dept.

Dunk tank, kids pedal tractor pull at 3:00 pm sponsored by the Young Farmers.

Face painting, pick up a duck tank, rope making, corn shelling and making mini hay bale demonstrations, musical entertainment and much more.

Come one, come all to Chadwick’s main street for all the festivities.

 

Events

Calendar of Events In and Around Carroll County


Detailed Events Schedule

See detailed monthly events schedule for 2017 here:
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Up-To-The-Minute Events

For move up-to-the-minute events in, and around, Carroll County, visit Carroll County IL Tourism and What’s Happening Carroll County IL on Facebook for up-to-date events.



Barn Quilt Trail

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Barn Quilts of Carroll County Illinois

WHAT IS YOUR BARN QUILT STORY

“The American Quilt Trail Movement” is credited to Donna Sue Groves. Much of the information gathered here is from excerpts of the book entitled “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” written by Suzi Parron with Donna Sue Groves.

Carroll County, Illinois is very pleased to announce our participation in this movement. Our “Trail” has been organized by the Carroll County Hotel / Motel Tax Board.

Click here for our 2016 “Barn Quilt Trail” Map.

The first official quilt trail began in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family’s tobacco barn in Manchester, Ohio. Although many believe that the Groves farm is home to the first barn quilt, it is not the case. The first barn quilt was an “Ohio Star” which was unveiled as part of a community celebration at a nearby herb farm. The Groves farm later became part of a trail of 20 “Barn Quilts” that formed a driving trail through Adams County. Although an emerging concept, a U.S. National Quilt Trail has rapidly spread across Ohio to Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Texas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Colorado, South Dakota, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Oregon. Carroll County, Illinois is very proud to participate in this trail. British Columbia, Canada has developed a trail, and barn quilts also exist in Ontario, Canada.

There are many places on-line that you can order pre-made “Barn Quilts” or you can find complete directions on-line for making your own. On our Facebook page “Barn Quilts of Carroll County Illinois” you can also find a list of people in Carroll County who will make them for other people.

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. Mt. Carroll resident Vivian Curley, over the last couple years has compiled information on many of the existing “Barn Quilts” in our area and we are working to compile our trail from the start of this list. 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.

Please visit our Facebook page to see our listings of photos and information on the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/barnquiltsofcarrollcountyillinois Albums have started for each town in Carroll County and also albums for barn quilts in surrounding areas in close proximity of Carroll County.

A preliminary list has been compiled and has been published on our website and can be viewed on this page http://www.visitcarrollcountyil.com/barn-quilt-trail It is our sincere desire to verify the information we have, gather more information, and compile a more complete list. Once this task has been completed, we intend to utilize the collected information in our promotional, advertising, and marketing materials for Carroll County

Here are some things that you can do to help us complete the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail.

  • If your barn quilt is currently listed but you prefer not to participate or wish that your information not be published, simply contact us and your information will be promptly removed from our list.
  • If you currently have a barn quilt and your information is listed correctly, please contact us and let us know all is okay.
  • If you currently have a barn quilt but your information is not listed, please contact us with all of your information and we will come and take a photo of your barn quilt and it will be added to the list. Be certain to include the address and any other information that may assist visitors in finding the specific location.
  • If you do not currently have a barn quilt but would like to participate in the “Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail”, please send us all your information and let us know when we can come and take a photo of it.

We would also like to feature the history of any of the barn quilts that are placed on historic old barns or out buildings. By answering the questions below, it will enable us to help visitors learn of the rich heritage Carroll County has to offer.

  1. How long has the property been in the family?
  2. Who purchased the property and when?
  3. When was the barn constructed?
  4. What materials were used in its construction?
  5. Was the architecture determined by the function of the barn?
  6. What was its original function?
  7. What function does it presently serve?
  8. What is the name or origin of the quilt pattern?
  9. What is the significance or symbology of the quilt pattern?

If you or anyone you know would like to share your barn quilt story with us, please contact Connie Zink at 815-565-0024 or message us through our Facebook page.

Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail (Please Click On The First Photo In Each Album To View Full Screen)

Chadwick Barn Quilts

Lanark Barn Quilts

Mount Carroll Barn Quilts 

 

Savanna Barn Quilts

Model Train Club Open House

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An open house is planned at the Northwestern Illinois Model Train Club for Saturday Nov 15 and Sunday Nov 16, from 10 AM to 4PM at their facility located at 101 Main Street, Chadwick. They will have an “N” scale running on the main floor and “HO” scale running in the basement.

The Club was formed in January 2003 with an empty basement and 16 members. The club now has 27 members, and two different size working layouts. The “HO” scale layout has 3 levels covering the entire 30’ x 60’ basement. The 30’ x 14’ “N” scale running on DCC and DC has a yard and bridges that takes up half of the main floor. Make sure you bring your camera. We also have the busy BNSF right across the street.

The club would like to take this opportunity to show the model train layouts to the public. Enjoy your visit and make sure to sign our guest book. We are always welcoming new members to join and share their interest in trains. We are also looking for N-scale modelers to join our membership willing work on and run the N-scale layout that is already built. You can also join us on Facebook, just search for Northwestern Illinois Model Railroad Club.

To have your name added to the club’s mailing list or for more information on this event send an email to: nwilmrr@gmail.com, or you can also call Duane Imel 815-684-5216 evenings.

Model Railroad Club Open House

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map-buttonNorthwestern Illinois Model Railroad Club
101 Main Street
Chadwick, Illinois 61014
815-684-5216

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An open house is planned at the Northwestern Illinois Model Train Club for Saturday March 15 and Sunday March 16, from 10 AM to 4PM at their facility located at 101 Main Street, Chadwick. They will have an “N” scale running on the main floor and “HO” scale running in the basement.

The Club was formed in January 2003 with an empty basement and 16 members. The club now has 27 members, and two different size working layouts. The “HO” scale layout has 3 levels covering the entire 30’ x 60’ basement. The 30’ x 14’ “N” scale running on DCC and DC has a yard and bridges that takes up half of the main floor. Make sure you bring your camera. We also have the busy BNSF right across the street.

The club would like to take this opportunity to show the model train layouts to the public. Enjoy your visit and make sure to sign our guest book. We are always welcoming new members to join and share their interest in trains. We are also looking for N-scale modelers to join our membership willing work on and run the N-scale layout that is already built. You can also join us on Facebook, just search for Northwestern Illinois Model Railroad Club.

To have your name added to the club’s mailing list or for more information on this event send an email to: nwilmrr@gmail.com, or you can also call Duane Imel 815-684-5216 evenings.

 

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Hotels & Motels

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Bridgewater Inn
116 E Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-0201
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Bridgewater Inn continues the extensive restoration taking on character all its own. With the help and support of Linda and Len Anderson of The Mad Hatter’s Ideas N’ Designs the great antique furniture is finding a new home here at the Inn.
With all the great events moving forward we wanted to have as many accommodations available so travelers could enjoy the rich Mount Carroll experience many have come to enjoy and love.


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.


Red Ruby Inn
102 N. Main St.
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-441-4418
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This beautiful historic brick guest house offers three bedrooms & a shared library/sitting room. 1 BR has private jacuzzi/bath and 2 bedrooms share a bathroom. Located just 2 blocks from business district offering unique shopping, coffee shops, antique shops & both fine dining & family friendly restaurants.


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.


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.



County Facts

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Illinois-carroll-county-ilCarroll County Illinois is located in Northwestern Illinois along the banks of the Mississippi River. With gentle rolling hills and lush countryside, Carroll County is a great escape from the concrete and asphalt of the big cities. According to the 2010 census, Carroll County has a population of 15,387. The county seat is Mount Carroll. Although this may seem like a strange fact, the county has only one stop light, which is located in Savanna at the intersection of Routes 64 and 84.

Geography
Carroll County has a total area of 466.36 square miles, of which 444.81 square miles (or 95.38%) is land and 21.55 square miles (or 4.62%) is water. Mississippi Palisades State Park is located in this county, just north of the city of Savanna. Additionally, the Savanna Army Depot is located partly in this county.

Adjacent Counties

Jo Daviess County – northwest
Stephenson County – northeast
Ogle County – east
Whiteside County – south
Clinton County, Iowa – southwest (across the Mississippi River)
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National Protected Area
Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge

Major Highways

US Route 52
Illinois Route 40
Illinois Route 64
Illinois Route 72
Illinois Route 73
Illinois Route 78
Illinois Route 84

Cities
Carroll County includes these three cities:

Lanark
Mount Carroll
Savanna

Villages
Carroll County includes these four villages:

Chadwick
Milledgeville
Shannon
Thomson

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Census Age Pyramid

Townships
Carroll County is divided into these twelve townships:

Cherry Grove-Shannon
Elkhorn Grove
Fairhaven
Freedom
Mount Carroll
Rock Creek-Lima
Salem
Savanna
Washington
Woodland
Wysox
York

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Climate Chart

School Districts

Chadwick-Milledgeville Community Unit School District 399
Eastland Community Unit School District 308
West Carroll Community Unit School District 314

Political Districts

Illinois 16th Congressional District
State House District 71
State House District 89
State Senate District 36
State Senate District 45

Climate and Weather
In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Mount Carroll have ranged from a low of 7 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July. Although, a record low of −31 °F was recorded in January 1910 and a record high of 108 °F was recorded in July 1936. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.43 inches in January to 4.77 inches in June.

Notable People

  • Willis J. Bailey – United States Representative from Kansas and the 16th Governor of Kansas, born in Carroll County and Mount Carroll High School.
  • Samuel James Campbell – banker and philanthropist, born in Mount Carroll.
  • Charles Carroll – wealthy landowner and politician from Maryland, who signed the Declaration of Independence. Carroll, who died in 1832, was the last signer to die and is the county’s namesake.
  • Isaac Chambers – the first settler in the county.
  • Dale Gardner – former NASA astronaut, born in Savanna.
  • Wayne King – “America’s Waltz King”, musician, songwriter, singer, and orchestra leader, born in Savanna.
  • “Pete” Morris Elmer Lister –  Major League Baseball first baseman, who played for the Cleveland Naps during the 1907 season, born in Savanna.
  • Howard Kyle – (nee Vandergrift) noted actor, Union School class of 1879 valedictorian, grew up in Mount Carroll.
  • Suzanna W. Miles – archaeologist, anthropologist, ethnohistorian and Mayanist, born in Mount Carroll.
  • Ward Miller – outfielder for the five Major League Baseball teams, born in Mount Carroll.
  • Edward Seyfarth – inventor of an early ear piercing gun patented in 1880.
  • Neta Snook – pioneer woman aviator and aviation instructor, born in Mount Carroll.
  • Emmert L. Wingert – Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, born in Mount Carroll.
  • Billy Zoom – (Tyson Kindell) an American guitarist, best known as one of the founders of the punk rock band X, born in Savanna.

Notable Students of Shimer College in Mount Carroll

  • Robert Keohane – political scientist and noted author, grew up in Mount Carroll before attending Shimer.
  • Daniel Perlman – president of Suffolk University and president of Webster University.
  • Phoebe Snow – singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for her chart-topping 1975 hit “Poetry Man”.
  • Laurie Spiegel – composer whose most recent accolades are her work in the movie ‘The Hunger Games’.
  • Mary Wings – writer, artist, and musician.
  • Catherine “Cat” Yronwode – writer, editor, graphic designer, typesetter, publisher with an extensive career in the comic book industry.

Additional Resources:

Carroll County Fair
Official Website of Carroll County Government
National Register of Historic Places in Carroll County, Illinois



Featured Lodging

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Bridgewater Inn
116 E Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-0201
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Bridgewater Inn continues the extensive restoration taking on character all its own. With the help and support of Linda and Len Anderson of The Mad Hatter’s Ideas N’ Designs the great antique furniture is finding a new home here at the Inn.
With all the great events moving forward we wanted to have as many accommodations available so travelers could enjoy the rich Mount Carroll experience many have come to enjoy and love.


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
10423 Zion Road
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.

 



Shopping

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The communities of Carroll County feature a wide variety of exciting shopping opportunities. Whether you enjoy browsing antiques, artisan works, bargains, collectibles, country markets, food, handcrafted goods, gifts, or unique specialty items, the local shops in Carroll County have what you need for an Illinois weekend getaway vacation. So bring your pocketbook and cruise on into Carroll County to enjoy the precious things in life!