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Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 30 nights


About the property

Waterfront 3 BR, 2 Baths Home with Office, Great River Views, Close to all Shops

The Snowdrop House, made available for the first time June 1, 2015, is situated north of the McHenry Dam on the bank of the Fox River in Illinois' most popular recreational area, the Chain O'Lakes.

The Snowdrop House, of Cottage Style architecture, sits high and dry on the bank of the Fox River (100 ft. frontage) on a beautiful open yet wooded lot with all enclosed, fenced in yard. The yard is maintained to offer that much sought after outdoors and natural northern woods environment.

The View is just wonderful and unobstructed over the landscaped yard onto the Fox River from great room, bedroom, office, dining room, as well as the huge deck that is perfect for dining with BBQ at side, bird watching, enjoying river atmosphere. Two (2) over-sized docks, each extending 30 ft. over the river, are ideal for sun-bathing or fishing.

The exterior of the home as well as the interior is professionally maintained.

Original details like wood floor, wall finish, and 11 ft. high ceiling has been maintained and up-grades have been made to modernize, e.g., open floor plan from kitchen into dining room. Kitchen has new custom cabinets, granite counter, new Bosch and GE appliances. Dining room has TV nook; bathroom has new power flush toilet, double sink, wood-like tile floor, and shower tile complimenting the pine wood. On lower level is a personal care area with shower as well as washer and dryer.

This resort style home is all about easy and relaxed living indoors as well as outdoors.

The location is ideal, private and quiet yet only 5 minutes from all shopping and dining offered in McHenry, a town with about 27,500 people that bills itself as the Heart of the Fox River and is only about 10 miles from the Wisconsin border. The Fox River, 45 miles of it, connects 15 lakes that make up the Chain O'Lakes (,1) .

Hike McHenry's Moraine Hills State Park, the park by McHenry Dam, Volo Bog. Rent a bike and go over to Peterson Park and from there take the bike path to Genoa, WI, or all the way south to Crystal Lake and on to the Chicago River. Rent a boat, dock by the house, explore the Chain O'Lakes. Fish right off either one of the piers or anywhere along the seawall with no fishing license required. Bring golf bag and drive to golf course just across the river from Snowdrop House or any of the other neighboring golf courses. Bird watchers can enjoy seeing cardinals, robins, finches, squirlles, ducks, Canadian gees, swallows, and more.The location is ideal for visiting Lake Michigan beaches, taking a boat ride across Lake Michigan to MI, taking a train ride to Chicago or driving up to Milwaukee to attend one of the many summer festivals. Or stay in McHenry for the ever so famous Fiesta Days.

The Snowdrop House is one of the 1,103,376 single family residences build in Illinois between 1900 and 1939. The sq. ft. on the main floor 1,800 plus. The Snowdrop House is also one of the 6.2% or 4,703 houses built in 1919 or earlier as informed by the U.S. Census Bureau - 2009 American Housing Survey.

Contact owner with questions specific to your needs as well as for special off-season, October through March, payment arrangements for electric and gas usage.

More Details

Member since: 2004
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Ingrid

The residence is a vacation spot.

Why Ingrid chose McHenry

With the Fox River on one side of the home and all shopping only 5 min. away, so convenient, the view and location all is had here.


McHenry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom on Main Floor - toilet , shower , Vanity has two (2) sinks!
    Bathroom on Lower Floor - toilet , shower , Vanity has pedestal sink. ***Bathroom is open year-round!***
  • Bathroom on Main Floor opens onto yard.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , View from bed is of Fox River.
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 11 ft. ceiling, view of pine trees.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 child bed , Child .MUST be 8 years of age. Maximum weight 135 lbs.
  • Master Bedroom has 11 ft. high ceiling, exquisite chandelier, wood flooring, nice closet, view out of two windows onto pine trees. 2nd Bedroom has view over yard onto Fox River, 11 ft. high sloped ceiling, nice closet, computer desk area. Child's Bedroom has has view onto river and a play area under raised bed with ladder.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
The best part is how the indoors flows seamlessly onto the outdoors, the huge deck where all living takes place throughout the day during the summer months, starting with the first cup of coffer or tea enjoying the early sun rays of the morning and ending with dinner and a glass of wine under the stars. It's a true vacation life style with all of the modern conveniences!


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Fox River Resort Home--View, Location, 100 ft. River Frontage, Best Rates
average rating of 4.7391305 based on 23 reviews

Peaceful, clean, beautifully renovated home on the Fox River

  • 5 of 5

The Snowdrop house is a calming house right on the Fox River with access to two piers. The fully fenced in yard makes it safe for the entire family, and the beautiful renovations really bring it's historic character into the modern day. The hot tub is a very nice feature that really add to the relaxing feel of this home.

Located near downtown McHenry, there are several restaurants and a River Walk nearby as well. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Lake home in a quaint town

  • 4 of 5

The property was in excellent condition.. right on the water with 2 piers. We fished everyday and enjoyed the peaceful feel of the summer air.

The second bathroom was in the basement but it was easy for the four of us to use the one on the main floor. Nice soft and good smelling towels!

Real close to the cute town and park for the kids. Good things to do within an hours drive.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning! Highly recommend!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing experience we had at the Snowdrop house. I flew in from California and my Aunt from Georgia. Not only was the location beautiful, the house was so pretty too. The house was clean and stocked with basic essentials. We caught over a dozen fish during our stay including, cat fish, sun fish and bass. The location of the house is central to the town making shopping and dining convenient. We had a large family get together with many of my relatives from the Chicagoland area. No one had to drive more than an 1 1/2 hours and some came from as far as the city allowing us all to spend the day and early evening together but everyone was close enough to go home. Between the house, two piers, the large yard and huge porch we could all spread out and it wasn't crowded. We rented a pontoon boat one day and also rented wave runners. Although there is a lot of boating on the weekends, most mornings as I cast out a line while sipping coffee on the pier were peaceful and I will remember those moments fondly for a long time to come. Thank you Ingrid for your wonderful hospitality. Will be contacting you soon to see if there will be availability next year as we would like to do it again!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming place reasonably priced

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of space for the family nicely situated on river

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and More

  • 5 of 5

The Snowdrop House has beautiful style and grace.

The layout of the house is very comfortable for two couples or a family or a romantic getaway.

The furnishings and color choices are fun and restful at the same time.

The porch, yard and docks offer a private area as well as a view into the river and the activity on the water.

We hope to return.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely WOW!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a 7 days stay at this gorgeous property. My husband and I absolutely loved it!

The house is spaceous and has all you can ask for. The garden and two piers were our highlights. Sitting outside for coffee or a glass of wine was so relaxing. During the week it was quite on the river and over the weekend we enjoyed all the boats passing by.

While we did not experience one single problem a the house, when contacting Ingrid and Jerry with questions they were immediately available and answered supportingly. They really did everything they could to make us happy. Even without any hesitation allowed a late check-out so we did not have to sit around the airport, waiting for our evening flight back home to Switzerland.

If coming back to McHenry area, we’d definitely stay at the Snowdrop again.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
43 Miles
Chicago O'Hare//Lake in the Hills Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.3 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ferry
59 Miles
Lake Express, Milwaukee
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Chapel Hill Country Club
Nearest Train
1.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1.2 Miles
Rt. 120//Rt. 31
Nearest Restaurant
1.7 Miles
After the Fox
Nearest Ski
5.3 Miles
Moraine Hills State Park
Nearest Beach
34 Miles
Illinois State Beach Park
Car: recommended

In McHenry proper, examples of places to visit are Stade's Farm and Market, Moraine Hills State Park, McHenry Outdoor Theater, Snuggery McHenry, Chain O' Lakes Brewing Company , Don Elder Fine Art Studio, Twisted Moose, and Volo Auto Museum. Examples of neighboring towns and places to visit there are: Woodstock--Woodstock Square, Woodstock Opera House; Crystal Lake--Three Oaks Recreation Area, Xtreme Wheel Inline Roller Skating Rink; Union-- Illinois Railway Museum. A little further but still nearby is Chicago and the city of Milwaukee as well as Lake Geneva, WI. Chicago is an easy and very convenient train ride away. Trains leave from McHenry as well as nearby Crystal Lake. Lake Geneva with its boat rides on the lake and popular lake side restaurants are a close by attraction. Milwaukee holds many lake side festivals during the summer months with fireworks, all within easy reach.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Departure Cleaning $200
Utilities Deposit per Mo $275

During winters snow and ice weather conditions guest is provided with snow shovel and phone number to contract for snow removal service.
Rental Agreement informs of utility deposit structure and proof of billing.

Rates are subject to change up to time of actual booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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