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The River House on the Mississippi River in Thomson, Il

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Last updated: 03/20/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Thomson house description

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.
The River House is a one story ranch house, and it sleeps 6 with 5 beds. The house has 2 bedrooms, plus an entryway room with a double futon. The master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom has two twin beds. An inflatable twin bed is also available. There are 2 full bathrooms. The house has a complete kitchen, central air, and a washer and dryer. In the winter a gas fireplace is available. Outside there is an eating area on the wrap-around deck. A gas barbecue grill is available and a fire pit for campfires.
The River House is 2 1/2 hours from Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin, and 1 hour from Dubuque, IA and the wonderful National Mississippi River Museum. It is a 45 minute drive to Galena for sightseeing, shopping, and good restaurants. In Galena, Cascade Mountain offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. It is also a 45 minute drive to the Quad Cities, a large metropolitan area that features wonderful museums, including the Putnam, the Figge Art Museum, and John Deere.
Whether you want to relax watching the sunset with friends, or whether you want to go sightseeing in Galena, our house will meet your needs. We live next door and will be available to answer any questions and make sure your visit is a very pleasant one. The River House is also for sale for someone who loves living on this beautiful river.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Limited Accessibility:

            There are 4 steps getting into the house....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils:

            all cooking utensils, including electric mixer, blender, toaster, coffee pot...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Ice Maker
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • VCR
          • DVD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Outdoor Features

          • Deck / Patio
          • Outdoor Grill

          Location & View

              • Waterfront:

                This riverfront house is on the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL. Boat rentals are available nearby....moreless

              Activities

              • Fishing
              • Cycling
              • Freshwater Fishing
              • Fly Fishing
              • Snowboarding
              • Medical Services
              • Laundromat
              • Kayaking
              • Cross Country Skiing
              • Golf
              • Skiing
              • Sailing
              • Water Tubing
              • Water Skiing
              • Pier Fishing
              • Hunting
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Hunting Small Game
              • Hospital
              • Restaurants
              • Playground
              • Boating
              • Winery Tours
              • Marina
              • Cinemas
              • Churches
              • Live Theater
              • Library
              • Antiquing
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Walking
              • Groceries
              • ATM/Bank
              • Sledding
              • Gambling Casinos
              • Bird Watching
              • Sight Seeing
              • Scenic Drives
               

              Reviews

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              • Most relaxing home in beautiful setting

                Most relaxing home in beautiful setting

                • Guest Garbar (Independence, MO)
                • Date of stay 10/06/13
                • Review Submitted 10/21/13
                We spent a week enjoying everything about The River House. Ron and Nana, the owners made us feel welcomed and provided us with literature about what to do in the area. The house was well maintained and equipped with everything we needed. Sitting on the deck, looking at the Mississippi provided us with hours of relaxation. We enjoyed Fulton, especially the ice cream shop. Dinner at the Candlelight in Clinton, Iowa, was delicious. It was a great place to dine while overlooking the river. We did visit Galena, which is always fun. We would recommend River House to anyone who was looking to get away from the busyness of everyday life.

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

              • Best Vacation Retreat in Thomson Area

                Best Vacation Retreat in Thomson Area

                • Guest Rebecca H.
                • Date of stay 07/24/13
                • Review Submitted 08/01/13
                I echo the 3 previous reviews in praising this outstanding vacation rental. This is a beautiful, plush retreat with all the conveniences of home. Ron and Nana have thought of everything a person/family could need. Everything was well-stocked and in perfect working order. Beds and furniture--super comfy! Views from living/dining rooms and deck give this place a Zen-like atmosphere. Get up close to local wildlife watching numerous species of birds, playful squirrels scampering amongst the trees, and hear the lapping of water at river's edge at the bottom of the deck steps. I always felt very safe in this area. Friendly people abound, well-marked roads make exploring easy, and treasured finds are in every direction. Don't miss the beautiful river view from the end of the Thomson Causeway. I especially enjoyed watching the barge traffic from the Savanna marina. Biking and hiking trails are numerous and in every direction. Visit here for relaxation and fun!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Judy's birthday extravangaza

                Judy's birthday extravangaza

                • Guest Pat K. (Des Plaines, IL)
                • Date of stay 07/13/13
                • Review Submitted 07/30/13
                This vacation home is lovely. Very clean, lots of room, great views. Having coffee each morning looking out at the rolling Mississippi was great for this Chicago family. Nana and Ron thought of everything; suggestions on activities and maps, if we wanted to wander, and everything needed, if we wanted to stay home and grill, or play games around kitchen table. I would definitely recommend this lovely home!

                Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway.

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              • Great stay

                Great stay

                • Guest Anonymous
                • Date of stay 07/05/13
                • Review Submitted 07/11/13
                Property was as described. Clean, comfortable and well maintained. Sitting on the deck overlooking the river was great. Ron and Nana were very helpful in giving advise on where to eat and what to do. They checked in several times to make certain everything was going well. Great location to go either north or south to various surronding towns. Highly recommend the property and the owners!

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

              • Quiet Retreat

                Quiet Retreat

                • Guest Lauren W.
                • Date of stay 06/22/13
                • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                Friends and I held a little writing retreat at the River House and had a wonderful time. It was spacious, clean, and the view was beautiful. Amenities were great. We will definitely return.

                Recommended for: Sightseeing, families with young children, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

              • Nice quiet relaxing getaway with beautiful river view

                Nice quiet relaxing getaway with beautiful river view

                • Guest Becky (Mount Ayr, Indiana)
                • Date of stay 06/11/13
                • Review Submitted 06/14/13
                Nice central location for some interesting sight seeing. Plenty of things to do in each direction. House was very accomodating for four adults.Beds were comfy and it was nice having 2 full bathrooms. The house had everything we needed for a relaxing stay.The windows in the living and dining room face the river so you can enjoy the view from the inside. Nice deck with beautiful river view especially at sunset. Very clean and well maintained home. Owners live next door. They were great and helpful with information on the surrounding area. We ate at local restaraunts suggested by owner. Would highly recommend Sunrise cafe, Hillside Stables and of course you have to make time to go to the famous Poopy's biker bar in Savanna, Il. lots of fun and great food.The only negative : wish we could of stayed a few more days. We would most definitely stay here again when we come back to this area. Thanks to Ron and Nana for sharing the River House!

                Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway.

                Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

               
              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              My Standard Rate
              2 night min stay
              $165 $175
              Fri, Sat
              $1,025 $3,600
              * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

              Additional information about rental rates

              Fees:

              • cleaning fee per booking $65
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $100
              • Taxes Included

              Notes:

              Rates are subject to change until booking is completed. The $100 refundable security deposit is required for each rented week.


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              Last updated: 03/20/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2001

              About the owner: My husband and I used the River House as our weekend getaway, before we moved here from the Chicago suburbs. We are both from the Midwest (Wisconsin and Illinois). I am a retired teacher, and my husband is a retired sheet metal worker. We lived in the River House full time while we were building our house next door. This area is really beautiful, and we enjoy boating, the sunsets, and the quiet, although we do head into Chicago frequently to enjoy theater and other city things. My favorite time here is in the fall and winter, when it is extra beautiful. People are friendly here, and the neighbors will welcome you.

              Why the Owner Chose Thomson:
              The River House is a great getaway. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, which is very convenient. It is a quiet, relaxing place on the Mississippi River with a spectacular view. Since the house has a wrap-around deck overlooking the river, you can eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and the view. The house is on one floor, and there are few steps to worry about.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Since the house is on a wooded cul-de-sac, the area is very peaceful and quiet. Yet nearby there are many wineries, quilting shops, and antique shops to enjoy. Boating on the river is wonderful.


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              Speaks: english

               

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              VRBO #430448

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              This listing was first published here in 2012.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, July 31, 2013

              $165 - $175 per night (USD)
              6

              2 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 03/20/14
              Minimum stay: 2 nights
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