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Fox River Il Vacation Home W/ Covered Deck, Widow's Walk & More

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Fox River IL - perfect for canoe trips, IL River Wine Trail, Starved Rock & more

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Fox River vacation home for nightly, weekly or monthly rental featuring many unique and entertaining amenities! Located in Glen Park Estates in Sheridan, IL, just over an hour Southwest of Chicago. This home, known as Eagle's Nest, offers a great base for canoe trips and more, all the while providing scenic views from the unique widow's walk.

- Large covered deck off living room offers riverfront views and ample seating with gas grill
- Living room highlighted by wood burning fireplace and LCD HDTV w/ Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player
- Eat-in kitchen / bar / dining room offers ample area for groups during meals
- Master suite complete with queen bed, ceiling fan, jacuzzi tub and steam shower on the 2nd floor
- Widow's walk connected to master suite provides views above treetops stretching for miles
- 2nd bedroom offers another queen bed with ceiling fan and HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player
- 3rd bedroom includes (2) bunk beds and HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player


History:
Glen Park was originally established in 1900, along the Fox River in Sheridan, IL, as a resort offering cabin and dormitory rentals in addition to camping on the grounds. This enchanting retreat included a toboggan slide, music stand (amphitheater), dining hall, bowling alley, boat launch and much more. Glen Park was often frequented by many locals and out-of-town visitors, who were drawn to the area.

Nearby Attractions:
Canoeing / Kayaking on the Fox River is a relaxing opportunity for every member of the family (even the inexperienced and unadventurous). The trip from Glen Park Estates (Sheridan, IL) to either local canoe landing (Ayers Landing Canoe Rental or C & M Canoe Rental) is about a 12 mile trip that you can take at your own pace (you can arrange a shorter trip if you would like). Spend as little as 3 hours or the entire day enjoying all the river has to offer. The Fox River meanders around gently curving lands and limestone bluffs, ranging in width from 50-100 yards. The total drop in the river is just enough to keep you and your party moving at a gentle pace with only a few faster rapids. There are several sand bars and picnic areas to stop at along the way.

Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property) offers scenic hiking trails with many waterfalls during spring and after rains. In 2011, Starved Rock State Park celebrated its 100th Anniversary with more than 2 million people visiting the park from all over the world.

IL River Wine Trail (located 30 minutes away from property) features several wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway in Utica, IL. Several wineries and tasting rooms offer free wine tasting and tours highlighting several award-winning wines (State and National).

Golf courses (many options less than 30 minutes from property):
- The Bourne Golf Course is a unique course that is known and remembered for the crashed airplane that marks it's entrance; the 130 foot elevation on the 9th tee box; it's natural waterfall at the 11th; the true Scottish links feel, and it's remoteness. It's pure golf and nothing more.
- Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, located in Lemont, IL is a public golf facility that has four championship golf courses. It's premier course, Dubsdread, is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
- Whitetail Ridge Golf Club was created among the farm land locally known as 'The Ridge'. The front nine holes play through the lower area of the property, winding their way through wetlands and water. The back nine holes play along a ridge, offering a variety of elevations and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

Other nearby local attractions cam be found in the nearby towns of Aurora, Joliet, Marseilles, Naperville, Newark, Oswego, Ottawa, Plainfield, Plano, Sandwich, Shorewood, Somonauk, Utica and Yorkville:
- Antique shopping
- Horse riding
- Race tracks
- Waterpark
- Zip line

Chicago, located ~1 hour, 15 minutes drive from property offers many attractions within easy access:
- Sports
- Shopping
- Dining & Theater
- Museums
- Art
- Aquarium, Planetarium & Zoos

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Groups
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    All occupants must be 25 years of age or accompanied by parents....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Master suite: 1 queen

    Ceiling fan, Jacuzzi tub, Steam shower, Widow's walk...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Ceiling fan...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single, 2 sleep sofa /futon

    Bunk beds (2)...moreless

  • Wide stairways lead up to the bedrooms on the 2nd floor with the Widow's walk going up another story from the Master suite....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master suite: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Jacuzzi tub, Steam shower...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2nd floor...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    Main floor...moreless

Other Amenities

  • All occupants must be 25 years of age or accompanied by parents.

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Chicago (located ~1 hour, 15 minutes drive from property): - Sports - Shopping - Dining & Theater - Museums - Art - Aquarium, Planetarium & Zoos...moreless

  • Lake:

    Lake Holiday (located 15 minutes from property) is a private, recreational, friendly residential community surrounding a beautiful 328 acre-manmade lake. Members enjoy excellent swimming, boating, and fishing. The interestingly shaped lake has 12 picturesque coves, 8 miles of shoreline, and a 45-foot high dam with a 100-foot spillway. Located in LaSalle County, between Sandwich and Somonauk (15 minutes from Sheridan). Some of the amenities that members enjoy are: 2 swimming beaches, picnic areas, 2 playgrounds and a multi purpose court. A full service Marina is also available. The lodge located at Beach I serves the property owners as a gathering place for meetings and other member events....moreless

  • Mountain:

    Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property) offers scenic hiking trails with many waterfalls during spring and after rains. In 2011, Starved Rock State Park celebrated its 100th Anniversary with more than 2 million people visiting the park from all over the world....moreless

  • Resort:

    IL River Wine Trail (located 30 minutes away from property) features several wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway in Utica, IL. Several wineries and tasting rooms offer free wine tasting and tours highlighting several award-winning wines (State and National)....moreless

  • River:

    Canoeing / Kayaking on the Fox River is a relaxing pleasure for every member of the family. The trip from Glen Park Estates (Sheridan, IL) to either canoe landing (Ayers Landing Canoe Rental or C & M Canoe Rental) is about a 12 mile trip that you can take at your own pace (you can arrange a shorter trip if you would like). Spend as little as 3 hours or the entire day enjoying all the river has to offer. The Fox River meanders around gently curving lands and limestone bluffs, ranging in width from 50-100 yards. The total drop in the river is just enough to keep you and your party moving at a gentle pace with only a few faster rapids. There are several sand bars and picnic areas to stop at along the way....moreless

  • Rural:

    Several locally-owned golf courses are nearby options (less than 30 minutes from property for those looking to get out for a round: The Bourne Golf Course is a unique course that is known and remembered for the crashed airplane that marks it's entrance; the 130 foot elevation on the 9th tee box; it's natural waterfall at the 11th; the true Scottish links feel, and it's remoteness. It's pure golf and nothing more. Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, located in Lemont, IL is a public golf facility that has four championship golf courses. It's premier course, Dubsdread, is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. Whitetail Ridge Golf Club was created among the farm land locally known as 'The Ridge'. The front nine holes play through the lower area of the property, winding their way through wetlands and water. The back nine holes play along a ridge, offering a variety of elevations and striking views of the surrounding countryside....moreless

  • Town:

    Other nearby local attractions cam be found in the nearby towns of Joliet, Marseilles, Newark, Oswego, Ottawa, Plainfield, Plano, Sandwich, Shorewood, Somonauk, Utica, Yorkville. - Antique shopping - Horse riding - Race tracks - Waterpark - Zip line ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Maximum of 4 cars...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    12 place settings...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Available from nearby rental companies...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway To Water
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Large outdoor hot tub shared with our adjacent property, Creekside Terrace...moreless

  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Shoulder-Spring
Apr 1 - May 13, 2015
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250 $3,250
Peak
May 14 - Sep 30, 2015
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $4,000
Fall
Oct 1 - Nov 18, 2015
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250 $3,750
Holiday
Nov 19 - Jan 6, 2016
2 night min stay
$250 $275
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,500 $3,750
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$225 $250
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$1,250 $3,750
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $79
  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Pet Fee $50
  • Tax Rate 11%

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Last updated: 05/03/2015
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
 

Location

IL River Wine Trail (30 minutes away):

- Wine trail features several wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway in Utica, IL

- Several wineries and tasting rooms offer free wine tasting and tours

- Award-winning wines (State and National)

Starved Rock State Park (45 minutes away):

- Offers scenic hiking trails with many waterfalls during spring and after rains

- In 2011, Starved Rock State Park celebrated its 100th Anniversary with more than 2 million people visiting the park from all over the world

Golf (many courses within 30 minutes):

- Several unique, local courses are highly recommended options

- Cog Hill, which has several public courses, is in nearby Lemont, IL, and accepts online tee time reservations

Other nearby local attractions include:

- Antique shopping

- Horse riding

- Race tracks

- Waterpark

- Zip line

Chicago (~1 hour, 15 minutes drive):

- Sports

- Shopping

- Dining & Theater

- Museums

- Art

- Aquarium, Planetarium & Zoos

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

Why the Owner Chose Starved Rock State Park:
Glen Park was originally established in 1900, along the Fox River in Sheridan, IL, as a resort offering cabin and dormitory rentals in addition to camping on the grounds. This enchanting retreat included a toboggan slide, music stand (amphitheater), dining hall, bowling alley, boat launch and much more. Glen Park was often frequented by many locals and out-of-town visitors, who were drawn to the area.


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Photos

  • Fox River IL - perfect for canoe trips, IL River Wine Trail, Starved Rock & more

    Fox River IL - perfect for canoe trips, IL River Wine Trail, Starved Rock & more

  • Living room features wood burning fireplace and many windows with river views

    Living room features wood burning fireplace and many windows with river views

  • Gas grill and table on the covered deck allows for grilling in all weather

    Gas grill and table on the covered deck allows for grilling in all weather

  • Bar / island in kitchen provides area to eat breakfast or prepare meals

    Bar / island in kitchen provides area to eat breakfast or prepare meals

  • Half bathroom on the main floor with easy access from living room or dining room

    Half bathroom on the main floor with easy access from living room or dining room

  • Master suite offers jacuzzi tub & steam shower without having to leave the room

    Master suite offers jacuzzi tub & steam shower without having to leave the room

  • Treetop views from within widow's walk cupola with even better views from above

    Treetop views from within widow's walk cupola with even better views from above

  • 3rd bedroom offers (2) bunk beds with twin top mattress & full bottom futon pad

    3rd bedroom offers (2) bunk beds with twin top mattress & full bottom futon pad

  • 2nd full bathroom is located on the 2nd floor in between the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms

    2nd full bathroom is located on the 2nd floor in between the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms

  • Glen Park Estates canoe launch on the Fox River, steps away from property

    Glen Park Estates canoe launch on the Fox River, steps away from property

  • Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property)

    Illinois River at Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property)

  • Living room on main floor with a large HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player

    Living room on main floor with a large HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player

  • Large covered deck provides ample seating to enjoy the scenic river views

    Large covered deck provides ample seating to enjoy the scenic river views

  • Dining room / kitchen / bar setup has room for the whole group to eat together

    Dining room / kitchen / bar setup has room for the whole group to eat together

  • Fully stocked kitchen with all the regular appliances including a Keurig machine

    Fully stocked kitchen with all the regular appliances including a Keurig machine

  • Master suite features queen bed, ceiling fan and HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD)

    Master suite features queen bed, ceiling fan and HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD)

  • Access to 3rd floor widow's walk from master suite provides unique retreat area

    Access to 3rd floor widow's walk from master suite provides unique retreat area

  • 2nd bedroom features queen bed, ceiling fan and HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD)

    2nd bedroom features queen bed, ceiling fan and HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD)

  • 3rd bedroom also has HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD) & collection of kid's books

    3rd bedroom also has HDTV (w/ Dish and Blu Ray DVD) & collection of kid's books

  • Canoeing on the scenic Fox River in Sheridan, IL (picture taken by property)

    Canoeing on the scenic Fox River in Sheridan, IL (picture taken by property)

  • Beautiful Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property)

    Beautiful Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property)

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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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