From your backyard to ours…
Looking for a reason to get in the car to enjoy a splendid winter 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 winter. When autumn slips into winter, mile after magnificent mile of rolling hills and towering woodlands that make up our region transform into some of Illinois’ most spectacular visual winter wonderland.
What a delightful time to visit the country. Warm fires and hot drinks welcome you after eventful days of exhilarating outdoor fun. Carroll County is a great place for cross country skiing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, winter hiking, and bird watching. Many splendid birds can be seen wintering near the Mississippi River, but none as majestic as the American Bald Eagle! Hundreds make their home on the river every year.
Stores are filled with holiday crafts, handmade jewelry, artwork, quilts, seasonal decorations, and much more. Restaurants are brimming with new menu choices and old favorites. Bed & Breakfasts offer delicious hot meals, while cabins offer comfy quilts and crackling fireplaces.
Come and enjoy what Carroll County has to offer this winter. Spend a weekend in one of our many cabins, hotels, or bed and breakfasts. Relax in front of a warm fire. Enjoy a glass of wine and a little leisure time before the hectic New Year kicks into gear.
We’re located just 30 minutes from Galena, 60 minutes from Rockford, and 90 minutes from Chicagoland. Carroll County is a perfect distance for a getaway before the season changes and life gets busy. We hope to see you soon!