The River is in Our Backyard ! Mississippi River Lodge - Thomson Illinois
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Ask Owner
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Thomson house description
Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River with fantastic views of the river and nature from the dining area, the living room, three of the bedrooms and the large 14 foot by 34 foot deck. Watch wildlife and riverboats from a wide open view of the river.
Our location has one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mississippi River around. The early morning sun rises to illuminate the Iowa bluffs across the river and on a calm windless morning the water will just glisten. Just ponder sitting on the deck, drinking your morning coffee, watching the river gently flowing by and the wildlife moving about the area in their morning search for food. During the migration seasons you can watch hundreds of American White Pelicans in the area. During the fall American White Pelican migration, the pelicans will flock in the area creating areas that look like islands of snow. Although you can occasionally see Bald Eagles any time of the year, they are very prevalent in the winter when there is ice on the river. There have been many times when we have watched over 24 Bald Eagles sitting on the ice right in front of the house.
In the evening you will want to keep your camera close by to get some great photos of the sunsets over the Mississippi River. Every evening is different. On a night with a clear sky, the sun just drops below the Iowa bluffs on the far side of the river, but on an evening with some cloud cover, the skies light up with the most beautiful colors imaginable. We hope your entire stay will be beautiful weather, but unfortunately, mother nature does send some stormy weather across the river. But even a storm with lightning is something to behold.
OK, so enough with the beauty of just sitting and watching nature. If you are a river lover, the Mississippi River offers you all kinds of fun. Fishing, water skiing, tubing, or cruising up the river, it's all here for your enjoyment. Since we 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 you can get into Lower Sabula Lake where there is a great new sand beach. A great place to take young children to play. See our page 'On The River' for printable maps of the Mississippi River in this area. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house where you can launch your boat. A dock is provided to moor your boat here at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank or you can rent a flat bottom boat at Fin And Feather Campground just North of the house.
Plan your next family vacation at our Mississippi River Lodge waterfront vacation home.
- 2100 sq. ft.
- 2 story
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
- Limited Accessibility
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Three bedrooms looking out over the Mississippi River all with pillowtop queen mattresses. The center bedroom is decorated in a fishing theme, and one bedroom is decorated in a duck theme. Wall mounted flat screen TV's in two bedrooms. Fourth bedroom does not have a view of the river, but two very comfortable pillowtop twin beds. The three riverside bedrooms have a fantastic view of the river and all the wildlife....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- One full bathroom located downstairs with a HUGE shower/tub, toilets and vanity. Two more full bathrooms located upstairs, one with a pedestal sink, toilet and a whirlpool tub, the second upstairs bathroom has a vanity sink, toilet, shower stall and a whirlpool tub. Tankless water heater assures endless hot water for the tubs and showers. ...moreless
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 8:
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- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Jet Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Massage Therapist
- Water Tubing
- Water Skiing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Pier Fishing
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
ReviewsWrite a review
Mississippi River Lodge is a wonderful place. Perfectly clean, fully stocked kitchen, amazing views from the entire first floor and the three large bedrooms, three bathrooms with showers AND jacuzzi tubs, huge deck with a manly grill, and wonderful hosts. We have had two girls weekends there and each time did not even leave the property the whole weekend. Just cooked, laughed, enjoyed the fireplace inside and the fire pit outside, and the wonderful views. Highly recommend.
- Guest Cathie (Chicago)
- Date of stay 01/31/14
- Review Submitted 02/05/14
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
Ain't Nature Grand?
Ain't Nature Grand?
...and so is this vacation home! Everything you need for a getaway is here: fantastic kitchen, washer/dryer, spa tubs, super-comfortable beds, plenty of towels, gas fireplace, bar w/fridge, deck, fire pit. Perhaps the very best part is the panoramic views of the Mighty Mississippi River from the picture windows and sliding glass door. Stepping out onto the deck, one can see all the way to Iowa! Nature puts on a grand show: I've been here in October when the Great American Pelican, ducks and geese are the actors; most recently, we saw Bald Eagles flying by and dozens more congregating at Lock & Dam 13. The gracious owners are a delight. This is a world unto itself, away from big-city stress and noise. Can't wait to return! And can't recommend this place highly enough!
- Guest Denise Guyer (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 01/31/14
- Review Submitted 02/05/14
Recommended for: Families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
JF Las Vegas
JF Las Vegas
We rented this home to celebrate my 60th birthday with my children and grandchildren. There was enough space for all of us. We had a ball playing games, cooking out on the massive deck and reminiscing. The kitchen was well equipped. It was wonderful! Having a washer and dryer on the premises was huge! The only thing that I would improve on is the big step up into the kitchen. Otherwise, it's perfect! Thanks for your hospitality.
- Guest JFLasVegas (Las Vegas, NV)
- Date of stay 07/13/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, families with teenagers.
We take a family vacation every year. Each year someone picks a different location. This year we stayed in Thompson,il. This was a very beautiful and clean home,plenty of things for everyone,bike riding on the nearby trails, kayaking on the Mississippi, fishing and shopping in Galena and also at a nearby flea market and antique store. This home is in a very beautiful setting, with lots of wildlife and very peaceful. We would like to thank the owners for such a wonderful experience!
- Guest rc (Hennepin,il)
- Date of stay 09/13/13
- Review Submitted 09/20/13
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with young children, girls getaway, pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.
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2 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $50 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change. There is a $50.00 per person additional if over 8 in party. Maximum capacity overnight is 10 guests.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Cleaning Fee: $60
- Pet Fee: $50
- Tax Rate 11%
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- Nearest Airport: Tri-Township Airport - Savanna at 3 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Illinois Route 84 at 2 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Riverview Pub & Grub at 0.2 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Chestnut Mountain at 35 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Palisades Golf Course at 10 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Dusty's at 3 Miles
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Lorrie and I live right next door. Our home has been in the family since 1939 and evolved over the many years. We recently purchased the vacation home and completely remodeled it into a dream vacation home. We love living on the Mississippi River with all of the view mother nature has to offer and we are positive that you will never forget your visit to the Mississippi River Lodge.
Why the Owner Chose Thomson:
Tremendous open views of the Mississippi River and fantastic sunsets. Very easy access to the river with a dock avilable that you can moor your boat to. A VERY large 13 X 34 foot deck with a gas grill to entertain everyone. Four bedrooms, three with queen size pillow top mattresses and one with two twin beds with pillow top mattresses. Three large full-size bathrooms, two with whirlpool tubs. Two upstairs and one downstairs. A new large fire-pit and patio is located along the river for your family evening campfire. The Great River Bike Path is only one block from the house. The Great River Bike Path runs from Rock Island to Savanna Illinois.
- Primary: 815-273-1003
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View from river
View of deck and river from driveway.
Dining room showing view of the river.
View of livingroom with fireplace.
First bedroom with great view of the river. Queen bed with new pillowtop matress
Third bedroom with a view of the river. Queen bed with a new pillowtop mattress
1st floor bathroom
2nd floor bathroom.
Eagle sitting in the tree just outside of the house.
Lots of wildlife to see on the river also, especially during midweek.
View from deck of paddleboats on the main channel of the river.
View of house from river.
View from deck.
Dining room with a beautiful view of the river.
Living room with big screen tv in background.
Center bedroom with a view of the river. Queen bed with new pillowtop mattress
2nd floor bathroom
(Another) 2nd floor bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub.
View from deck of paddleboat on the river.
View of the new in 2013 fire pit by the river. Great place to cook hotdogs or marshmallows over the fire.
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Date last modified - Friday, February 07, 2014
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