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Calendar of Events In and Around Carroll County


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Carroll County Fair 2014

carroll-county-fair-2014 map-buttonSchell Park
28374 Milledgeville Road
Milledgeville, Illinois 61051
815-225-7444

http://www.carrollcountyfair.info/
ccfairmville@yahoo.com

62nd Annual Carroll County Fair
Join us August 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 – 2014

carroll-county-fair-adEstablished in 1952, the Carroll County Fair will mark its 62nd Anniversary in 2014. Who knew back then when Charlie Schell and his family provided the land east of Milledgeville, also known as Schell Park, that the Carroll County Fair would still be the great fair it is today.

To all past, present and future participants, officers, superintendents and volunteers, “Thank You” for your time and help to keep this wonderful, fun filled, family oriented county fair going.

Your patronage is very much appreciated, and we hope you will continue to support the Fair for generations to come.

Sincerely,
The Carroll County Fair Association


2014 CARROLL COUNTY FAIR PROGRAM

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3
 3:30 p.m. Judging: Education
 4:00 p.m. Community Church Service (Stage and Grandstand)
 6:00 p.m. Judging: Antiques

MONDAY, AUGUST 4
  9:00 a.m. Judging: Textiles & Fine Arts (Open & Junior) 
            Judging: Hobbies (Open & Junior)
 10:00 a.m. Judging: Culinary O-1 only
  6:00 p.m. Judging: Carcass Show (on the hoof)

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
  8:00 a.m. Judging: Farm Produce & Fruits (Open & Junior)
  8:30 a.m. Judging: Open Beef
  8:30 a.m. Judging: Junior Sheep Followed by Junior Wether Show
  9:00 a.m. Judging: Poultry
 10:30 a.m. Floriculture (Division 1 & Junior)
  6:00 p.m. Judging: Rabbits
  7:00 p.m. Judging: 4-H Livestock & Small Animal Auction (Poultry Building)
  7:00 p.m. Illini State Truck Pull & Tri County Pullers (mini rods)
            (FREE Grandstand)

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
  8:00 a.m. Judging: Junior Beef
  8:00 a.m. Judging: Open Sheep & Open Market Lamb
 10:30 a.m. Judging: Culinary Baking (Open & Junior)
 11:00 a.m. Antique & Farmer Tractor Pull
  2:00 p.m. Style Show (Green Exhibition Building)
  6:00 p.m. Tractor Parade
  6:30 p.m. Badger State Tractor Pull (FREE Grandstand)

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
  9:00 a.m. Judging: Dairy Heifers (Open & Junior)
 10:00 a.m. Judging: Floriculture (Division II)
 10:30 a.m. Judging: Culinary Baking
  1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Power Wheel Races followed by the Bicycle Races
  4:30 p.m. Ag Olympics (FREE Grandstand)
  7:30 p.m. Funky Munky Wrestling (FREE Grandstand)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
  9:00 a.m. Judging: Dairy Cows (Open & Junior)
 11:30 a.m. Cow Classes in Milk
  7:00 p.m. Rout 38
  8:30 p.m. Tracy Lawrence in Concert (RESERVED SEATS Grandstand)

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
  8:30 a.m. Judging: Pleasure Horse Show Participants enter West Gate
 10:00 a.m. Judging: Culinary (Baking) (Men’s Baking & Specialty Baking)
 12:30 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull Registration
  1:00 p.m. Pedal Tractor Pull
  1:00 p.m. Garden Tractor Pull (Grandstand)
  7:00 p.m. Demolition Derby (RESERVED SEATS Grandstand)

Russell Jackson
Trinity Amusements

KIDS’ DAY IS EVERY DAY
11:00 a.m. – Close
All day Wristband is $25.00
5:00 p.m. to Close Wristband is $18.00
Single tickets are $1.00

KIDS’ DAYS 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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Hotels & Motels

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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.


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)
carroll-county-il-population-historyjackson County, Iowa – west (across the Mississippi River)

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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Hickory Hideaway

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
Executive Inn

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

Handmade necklaces at Bald Guyz Coffee & Bistro

 

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!

Bed & Breakfasts

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Prairie Path Guest House Mount Carroll Illinois

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.



Virtual Tours

What is a Virtual Tour?

A virtual tour is a simulation of an existing location, usually composed of a sequence of video or still images. It may also use other multimedia elements such as sound effects, music, narration, and text. It is distinguished from the use of live television to effect tele-tourism.

Virtual tours are used extensively for universities and in the real estate industry. Virtual Tours can allow a user to view an environment whilst on-line. Currently a variety of industries use such technology to help market their services and product. Over the last few years the quality, usability, and accessibility of virtual tours has improved considerably.

With the expansion of video on the internet, video-based virtual tours are growing in popularity. For most business purposes, a virtual tour must be accessible from everywhere. The major solution is a web-based virtual tour. In addition, a rich and useful virtual tour is not just a series of panoramic pictures. A better experience can be obtained by viewing a variety of materials such as that obtained from videos, texts, and still pictures in an interactive web content.

Thanks in part to the recent explosion of many Internet devices, such as Apple’s iPad, iPhone, and other tablet computing platforms powered entirely by Google’s Android 3 operating systems, it can be predicted that consumption of virtual tour content will only increase over time.