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Recent Illinois reviews

  • Great Home!

    "We had a large group gathering of 22 people at this location. Sue was helpful, responsive, and very delightful! The home was very clean and well furnished for a self catered gathering. We will absolutely book another event at this location!"
    Guest: Lisa O. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: March 12, 2014
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  • Debra Sawyer

    "I shared these lovely accommodations with two other ladies, the three of us from different parts of the US. The condo/apartment was perfect in location and appointment. Relaxed colors and furnishings, light and airy space, modern, efficient and clean lines. It was perfect spot for our stay for a Chicago weekend retreat. Also - just to mention - Bucktown neighborhood is charming and eclectic. We were amazed how quiet it was and yet so connected to the city."
    Guest: Debra Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 20, 2014
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  • Carbondale Getaway

    "Our group of 9 adults and 3 children really enjoyed this property. Highlights included the private beach and pond, the basement game room and the large deck which connects to a wrap around porch. The laundry works as does the TV and the kitchen included an oven/stove and a microwave. There is no dishwasher. For the size of our group, we could have used more dishes as we sometimes had to drink coffee in shifts. The ad says it sleeps 10 but it is more like a comfortable 8 unless you have people willing to share or double up. The owner was easily reachable and very helpful. On the whole, it was a great value for the price and we were very happy. We would definitely go back!"
    Guest: Kelly Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 22, 2014
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  • Relaxing Retreat :)

    "My family & I just got back from a wonderful weekend at the King Homestead. We made so many great memories while celebrating my mom & dad's birthdays & my dad's retirement. The owner of this home has thought about just about everything you could need - from charcoal for the grill to paper towels. The home was quaint, clean & cozy. We all had a very comfortable stay & our favorite places to hang out were the beautiful screened in front porch & around the large dining room table. We were able to cook together, play games, sing along to the songs on the radio ~ we even had fun washing dishes together. :) The location of the home was perfect. Conveniences were all within a 5 to 10 min drive from the home. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of town. The wooded property gives the feeling of seclusion that makes the house so cozy. The town of Dixon is perfect for a relaxing family getaway. We were happy to find out that we would be in Dixon during their Scarecrow Festival weekend. There were lots of fun activities to experience & interesting attractions nearby. We checked out the John Deere Historical Site & stopped by the Reagan boyhood home. We also ate at Flynnies Diner - man, I wish I could pack that diner up & bring it back to our hometown - delicious food, generous portions, clean, fantastic atmosphere, affordable prices & superb staff! Really enjoyed everything about this trip & the King Homestead was the best place to stay to recharge & reconnect with my amazing family. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to relax in this perfect home away from home."
    Guest: Kelly K. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 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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