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The River is in Our Backyard ! Mississippi River Lodge - Thomson Illinois

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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property 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.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum rental age is 21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Third bedroom again with a great view of the river....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    No riverview, but two very comfy pillowtop twins ...moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Wall mounted tv, awesome view of river. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Wall mounted tv - awesome view of the river....moreless

  • 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

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Located on the main level with easy access....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Located upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

    Located upstairs...moreless

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • Remember to bring your binoculars! Tri Township Airport ( KSFY ) is only 3 miles away. If you are flying into the area, call us and we will pick you up, or make arrangement for a car rental....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Several books in the living room with information about the Mississippi River....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV provided with some movie channels...moreless

  • Television:

    Flat screen HD TV ...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Waterfront:

    The Mississippi River is in our backyard. Only a few feet to the rivers edge and very easy access. Dock is available for mooring a boat....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Very large wood banquet style dining table with 8 chairs. Situated right by a large picture window looking over the river. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central air conditioning throught the entire house. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full size gas dryer also located in the upstairs laundry....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas log fireplace. Just set the thermostat and watch the cozy fire. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Also central heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed cable internet via WiFi connection...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided....moreless

  • Living Room:

    A nice very large living room with a big screen TV. A full very comfortable couch and loveseat located right by a large picture window that looks out at the river....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking. Parking for boat trailers also available. ...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Towels and bath amenities for 8 provided. Beach towels NOT supplied....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full size washing machine located in the upstairs laundry....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Coffee maker with built-in timer....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All the dishes, silverware, pots & pans you need. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with all the utensils needed in a modern kitchen. Lots of cupboard and counter space. Even a Bose radio for entertainment while you are cooking. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Shelf mounted large microwave....moreless

  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    Side-by-side refrigerator with in-door ice and filtered water....moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    We are only one block away from the Great River Bike Path that runs from the Quad Cities to Savanna...moreless

  • Boat:

    A flat-bottom boat is available without a motor. You can bring your own electric trolling motor or small gas outboard....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    VERY large 14 X 34 foot deck overlooking the Mississippi River. Table and umbrella and 8 outdoor chairs with cushions provided. Outlets in the wall if you want to plug in a radio. ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    New in 2013 we have added a large patio area next to the river with a fire pit and chairs for evening campfires. Bring your hotdogs and marshmallows!!!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Large natural gas grill on the deck. Equipped with natural gas you don't need to worry about the tank running empty. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Dock is available for fishing or swimming. Limited availability on life jackets, bring your own is recommended....moreless

 

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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 4 - Sep 6, 2015
3 night min stay

$855
flat fee
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245 $285
Fri, Sat
$1,600

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Cleaning Fee - 8 guests $100
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change. There is a $25.00 per person additional if over 8 in party. Maximum capacity overnight is 10 guests. Rates are based on occupancy of 8 guests. If you are a group of 4 or less please contact us for lower rates. Please call or see our website at www.mississippiriverlodge.com


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Location

3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Tri-Township Airport - Savanna
0.2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Riverview Pub & Grub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Palisades Golf Course
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Illinois Route 84
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Dusty's
35 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chestnut Mountain

Located just South of Savanna and the Mississippi Palisades State Park where hiking trails and river overlooks are available. Wild Rose Casino is a short distance to the South in Clinton Iowa.

 

Owner info

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.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • View from river

    View from river

  • View from deck.

    View from deck.

  • Dining room showing view of the river.

    Dining room showing view of the river.

  • View of livingroom with fireplace.

    View of livingroom with fireplace.

  • 2nd floor bathroom

    2nd floor bathroom

  • (Another) 2nd floor bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub.

    (Another) 2nd floor bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub.

  • Sunset.

    Sunset.

  • View from deck of paddleboat on the river.

    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.

    View of the new in 2013 fire pit by the river. Great place to cook hotdogs or marshmallows over the fire.

  • View of house from river.

    View of house from river.

  • View of deck and river from driveway.

    View of deck and river from driveway.

  • Dining room with a beautiful view of the river.

    Dining room with a beautiful view of the river.

  • Living room with big screen tv in background.

    Living room with big screen tv in background.

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • 2nd floor bathroom.

    2nd floor bathroom.

  • Eagle sitting in the tree just outside of the house.

    Eagle sitting in the tree just outside of the house.

  • Lots of wildlife to see on the river also, especially during midweek.

    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 from deck of paddleboats on the main channel of the river.

  • Front of house

    Front of house

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
  • Response time Within a few hours
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  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2015
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