Escape the city for the weekend in this newly remodeled entire, private home, located just minutes from Starved Rock State Park, Skydive Chicago and tons of other fun outdoor activities!
If you have a dog, please read this before continuing: Pets require approval from host prior to booking. If approved, an extra pet cleaning fee is required. $25.00 per 2-night stay for up to 2 dogs.
This beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 ½ bath home has everything you need for your getaway! So, pack a weekender bag and head down for a little bit of luxe in LaSalle-Peru-Utica.
Relax in the modern, new platform beds with crisp, white linens and feather duvets.
Get your chef on in the newly remodeled kitchen with all new appliances, cookware and dinnerware for eight. All you need to bring is your imagination and a good bottle of wine.
The bathrooms are stocked with fresh towels and all the basic amenities.
This home is full of light, vibrant colors and designer touches.
The home sleeps 6 adults (or a combination of adults and kids.)
The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, while the two upstairs bedrooms have a queen bed and two twin beds. There is an additional twin air mattress.
THINGS TO DO
Personally, I recommend not doing a darned thing. Just breathe. ☺
But just in case you’re one of those outdoorsy types, the home is only 5 minutes off I-80 so getting anywhere to do almost anything is easy.
Here are some suggestions:
STARVED ROCK STATE PARK is only 15 minutes away (The Lodge is a must-see, and the entertainment on the patio / bar is fantastic.)
The frozen waterfalls in the winter months are spectacular! Go ice climbing! It’s an actual thing. Who knew?
SKYDIVE CHICAGO is about 25 minutes, though why anyone would want to jump out of a perfectly good plane is beyond me.
I & M CANAL BOAT it’s pulled by a mule!
MATTHIESSEN STATE PARK & BUFFALO ROCK PARK are often overshadowed by Starved Rock but are just as beautiful.
HEGELER CARUS MANSION I’m pretty sure this place is haunted…
LASALLE SPEEDWAY umm…dirt track racing, anyone? I’m in!
GRAND BEAR FALLS INDOOR WATER PARK the kids LOVE this place!
CEDAR CREEK RANCH has horseback riding!
HIDDEN PARADISE ALPACAS The alpacas are not the only cool things here- they have donkeys, bunnies, hens, peacocks and a turtle! It’s the perfect petting zoo experience for kids of all ages.
In the summertime, HEGELER PARK is only two blocks away! There’s a HUGE PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL and best of all? The TWISTY FREEZE is right across the street.
BUT if your idea of “enjoying the outdoors” is driving to the SPA, then you’re in luck- there are a couple of fantastic day spas in the area. Indulge in facials, massages and various other treatments at a fraction of the cost of Chicago spas.
THEN take your pampered self to a delicious dinner at one of area’s fabulous restaurants. My favorites are Uptown Grill, Social Kitchen and Mark Allen’s.
END your amazing evening with cocktails or a glass of wine at the Camden Lounge, just down the street.
With hiking, golfing, biking, antique shopping, wineries, horseback riding, off-roading, movie theatres, and more- there’s something for everyone!
You have the entire house- it is set up for guests all the time. There is no personal clutter anywhere in the house. Feel free to make a meal, take a bath, watch old movies, etc.