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Recent Illinois reviews

  • Great place!

    "5 girlfriends (in their 50's) gathered for a weekend and had a great time. Caught music at the Starved Rock Bar on Friday night, hiked and took in Eagle viewing, winery, hiked again to icy falls on Saturday, ate at the Uptown Grill that evening, talked and watched 2 movies at "home", and ate ourselves sick at the Starved Rock Brunch on Sunday. Nice views from the place, quiet setting, nice kitchen adjacent to dining table and room with couch and fireplace. Good time had by all. Will be back."
    Guest: Dianne Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 4, 2014
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  • Lovely property for a big group, convenient to state parks

    "When four families converged on this house from all over the country, we were delighted to find a bright, clean, lovely home in a cute family resort that was convenient to local attractions. The 55th anniversary couple took the lovely master suite on the third floor, and the rest of us spread out in the large bunk room, the double double bedroom with the hot tub, and sleeper couches. Even with our large group there was no waiting on bathrooms, with four spotless well-appointed ones available. It's an end unit of a group of four townhouses that is very quiet and private feeling. The back deck overlooks a lawn and pond, and is a lovely place to sit and have morning coffee. Speaking of coffee, the kitchen is well equipped, from a good quality coffee maker to plenty of stemware and everything in between. We really didn't need to bring anything but food. We enjoyed hopping the little "train" that circles the resort property just for kicks. We also enjoyed (after some wails from the teens) not having wifi in the house. There's good wifi in the lodge, if anyone needs it. The TVs get local channels, and we could have watched DVDs, but quite honestly, when we were in the house it was just like olden times -- board games for hours (there are some in the house, if you don't bring your own). Highly recommend walking the trails at Mathison and Starved Rock State Parks and doing a canoe trip (we used C&M rentals and they were terrific). We were already talking about coming back as were loading the cars to leave. The owner is lovely, communicates well, and deals with issues swiftly. Can't ask for better. Thanks, Diane!"
    Guest: Kim from MA Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 4, 2014
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  • Chris of Cinci

    "I was really pleased with my three day stay. Everything was clean and quite comfortable, and especially warm- it was hovering around negative degrees outside. All amenities for cooking and cleaning were available so I didn't have to alter my diet and eat out while there. The code entry doors were nice, didn't have to fumble around with a key or key card. The house is extremely historic and retains enough old time charm without sacrificing modern convieniences. Parking was decent, wasnt hard to find a spot despite deep snow on the ground. We will be staying there again next we come back to Chicago!"
    Guest: Chris of Cinci Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: February 12, 2014
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  • Cozy stay at great location in Lincoln Park/Old Town

    "We had a wonderful 4 night stay at this comfortable apartment. Very nice furnishings and a perfect location, near restaurants and many attractions. We walked a lot but public transportation is great in the area as well."
    Guest: Anna and John Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 10, 2014
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Illinois Travel Tips

Top Things to See and Do near Illinois Vacation Rentals

Illinois is a state with a wide variety of attractions. One of the top attractions is the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which is located in Springfield. It is the largest presidential library in the country. The museum also details aspects of Abraham Lincoln's life. Other interesting museums include the Field Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago. There are many excellent fun family attractions. The John G. Shedd Aquarium has a vast collection of marine specimens. Here children can get a glimpse into the marvelous underwater world in a way that is both fun and educational.

Perhaps one of the most entertaining museums is the Superman Museum located in Metropolis. The museum has all kinds of memorabilia including the original Superman outfit worn by George Reeves in the first Superman movie. Other exhibits show comic books, rare toys and movie props. There are also several video screenings that take place throughout the day. If you want to have a day of family fun, head to the Raging Rivers Water Park. Here kids both young and old can enjoy slides, river rides, waterfalls and wave pools. There are several other amusement parks in the Chicago area that offer entertainment and rollercoaster rides. If traveling during the summer season, you can get passes which provide you with discounted access to several parks. There are several State Parks and natural areas in Illinois that are great for outdoor activities. You can go hiking or mountain biking and enjoy exploring the trails.

Getting to Illinois Lake Houses

The main travel hub for Illinois is the city of Chicago. The Chicago O'Hare International Airport is a major travel hub and one of the busiest airports in the United States. The airport hosts flights from both regional and international airlines. You should have no difficulty in finding a direct flight to Chicago. A secondary airport is the Chicago Midway International Airport which has frequent commercial flight connections with most major cities in the United States. As an alternative way to get to Illinois, you may consider traveling by train. Chicago is the main rail hub in the United States that connects with almost all rail networks across the country. In the Chicago metropolitan area, there is an extensive public transport system which makes getting around easy. If you want to explore the more rural southern regions, the best way to get around is by car.

Visitors to Illinois Lodging

Illinois is an ideal family vacation destination. There is a wide range of activities and attractions available that will keep children of all ages entertained. People that enjoy browsing museums will be spoiled for choice, and those who want to take part in outdoor activities will find many great areas to explore.

Best Time of Year to Visit Illinois

Many of the city attractions and museums in Illinois stay open all year long; however, the most popular time of year to visit is the summer season. The summer days are generally hot and humid with the occasional thunder showers. The weather is ideal for visitors staying in vacation homes on Lake Michigan. You can enjoy hours of fun on the lake swimming, fishing and boating. Many of the amusement parks are only open during the summer months. If you are traveling with your family, this is the ideal time of year to visit. The winter months can get very cold with snowfalls occurring throughout the state. If you enjoy snowmobiling, there are many trails that can be explored at this time of year.

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