Featured Vacation Homes for Your Perfect Getaway
From a lodge on the Mississippi to a secluded bungalow, you’ll find that one of these featured vacation homes is just the perfect house for your Carroll County experience.
Mississippi River Lodge
With 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and a dock, this lodge right on the river is perfect for fishing, birding, boating or relaxing.
- 5642 Riverview Circle Drive Thomson, Illinois 61285
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.
The Outback Inn
Fully furnished ranch home with secure vehicle parking, dog kennel & RV hookups; just 2 miles from the river.
- 11963A Oakton Rd Savanna, IL
The Outback Inn vacation rental is located 2 miles from downtown Savanna & the Mississippi River. This is a fully furnished ranch style home that includes LR, dining area, kitchen, 1 BR, 1 bath, sleeper sofa in LR and wood burning stove. We offer covered parking for cars or small boats, locked indoor parking for motorcycles and we have RV hookups. We have a bonfire pit, and a 10′ X 10′ covered DOG KENNEL w/ X-lg igloo dog house – note: no animals allowed inside residence.
Whether it’s hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, biking the 62 mi Great River Bike Trail, or just relaxing on the porch swing, it’s right here and more!
We have WIFI but since we’re in the country we offer a Wilson signal booster that you can place your phone on to improve your phone reception if your carrier service is weak.
Coffee & bottled water is available at check-in as well as firewood and kindling.
Prairie Path Guest House
A beautiful 1876 Victorian home with warm hospitality on 35 acres of woods and fields.
- 1002 North Lowden Road Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
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.
The River House
A quiet getaway right on the Mississippi, close to more activities than you can fit in!
- 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, 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 Ingersoll 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
A secluded guest house, perfect for enjoying nature or exploring the region.
- 12143B Roberts Road Savanna, Illinois 61074
- 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542
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.