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Blackhawk Motel Savanna Illinois

Blackhawk Motel Savanna Illinois

Blackhawk Motel is located in “Gods Country” in Savanna Illinois on Route 84, by Old Savanna Army Depot. All rooms are $60.00 per night. Rates may change so please ask for pricing.

Hotel has 6 rooms. Each room contains: a bathroom, toilet, vanity, shower, front and back windows, a/c, heat, direct TV, two beds – one queen, one twin, table and night light, ceiling lights, chair, carpeting, curtains, microwave, coat rack,  and WIFI.

Area is outstanding for hunting, canoeing, boat rides, fishing, camping, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and shopping.

Need a rest? Stay with the best!

Blackhawk Motel
19856 Route 84
Savanna, Illinois 61074


Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

Blackhawk Motel

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The Blue Bedroom Inn

The Blue Bedroom Inn
321 1/2 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074


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.

Hotels & Motels



Bridgewater Inn
116 E Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053

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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.

Knights Inn Thomson
(formerly The Executive Inn)

800 One Mile Road
Thomson, Illinois 61285
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Thomson is a quaint northwestern Illinois village and you’ll enjoy a stay at our Knights Inn Thomson hotel. Conveniently located off Route 84, we offer welcoming amenities such as free WiFi and parking, as well as comfortable accommodations outfitted with everything you need plus we are pet friendly. Our non-smoking property is a short distance from the Mississippi River, Mississippi Palisades State Park, and the 60-mile Great River Trail—popular with hikers and bikers. We also offer easy access to DuPont, the United States Penitentiary in Thomson, and Clinton, Iowa.

Sandburr Run Resort
5020 Illinois Route 84
Thomson, Illinois 61285
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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
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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

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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.


Grandpa's Cabin Savanna Illinois

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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.

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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.

Barn Quilt Trail
One of Many Along the Barn Quilt TourBarn 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”.


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!

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.

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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.

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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.