The River House on the Mississippi River in Thomson, Il

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a getaway on the peaceful, quiet River House on the Mississippi River. In the mornings the only sounds you might hear are the sounds of the birds. In the summer you will watch barges and riverboats go by, or watch the flock of white pelicans on the River. In the wintertime eagles are on the ice in front of the house. On this part of the river, Pool 13, there are many inlets for boating and kayaking. The area is known for its fishing tournaments. There is a public boat launch 1 mile up the road, and there is a local place to rent boats. The River House has a dock for boating or fishing. The wildlife and spectacular sunsets offer many outstanding photographic opportunities. The Thomson area is on the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, and it features many wineries with tasting rooms. There are many antique shops and quilting shops nearby. You can also enjoy the local orchards and live summer theater. Nearby are the Palisades State Park, the Ingersol Nature Center, the Thomson Causeway, and Eagle Point Park. Thomson is on the Illinois Bike Trail, and bikes can be rented in town.
The River House is a one story ranch house, and it sleeps 6 with 4 beds. The house has 2 bedrooms, plus an entryway room with a queen size hide-a-bed. The master bedroom has a queen bed, and the second bedroom has two twin beds. An inflatable twin bed is also available. There are 2 full bathrooms. The house has a complete kitchen, central air, and a washer and dryer. In the winter a wood fireplace is available. Outside there is an eating area on the wrap-around deck. A gas barbecue grill is available and a fire pit for campfires.
The River House is 2 1/2 hours from Chicago and Madison, Wisconsin, and 1 hour from Dubuque, IA and the wonderful National Mississippi River Museum. It is a 45 minute drive to Galena for sightseeing, shopping, and good restaurants. In Galena, Cascade Mountain offers downhill skiing and snowboarding. It is also a 45 minute drive to the Quad Cities, a large metropolitan area that features wonderful museums, including the Putnam, the Figge Art Museum, and John Deere.
Whether you want to relax watching the sunset with friends, or whether you want to go sightseeing in Galena, our house will meet your needs. We live next door and will be available to answer any questions and make sure your visit is a very pleasant one.

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Property Type

  • House

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Minimum rental age is 21....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility:

    There are 4 steps getting into the house....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Has master bathroom with shower, tub, and double sinks...moreless

  • Entryway bedroom : 1 queen

    queen size hide-a-bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1), 2 twin beds and 1 inflatable twin bed, queen size hide-a-bed (1)...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    soap provided...moreless

  • Bathroom 2 - master bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    2 sinks - soap provided...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Quiet and relaxing or tourist activities in Galena or Quad Cities


  • Games:

    Board games available...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Peaceful, wooded area with large deck overlooking the Mississippi River...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    This riverfront house is on a bluff on the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL. Boat rentals are available nearby....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Internet on your phone, on your Hot Spot, or 1/2 mile away at the local cafe...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and towels are provided....moreless

  • Parking:

    in the driveway...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    in the driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    bath towels and kitchen dish towels are provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    in a closet off the kitchen - some detergent provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    8 cup electric coffee maker with packet of coffee - creamers - tea...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    all cooking utensils, including electric mixer, blender, baking dishes, pots and pans...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes and silverware - wine glasses, beer glasses,teapot, carafe...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, , bottled water, napkins, foil, Saran Wrap, baggies, dishcloths and dish towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    Table and chairs on the deck - deck overlooks the Mississippi River...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals nearby...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


Write a review 4.9
from 19 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$195 $210
Fri, Sat
$1,025 $3,600
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $100


Rates are subject to change until booking is completed. The $100 refundable security deposit is required for each rented week. Extended stay rentals are available.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 09/20/2016
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Car: Necessary

There is plenty of unique shopping and dining in nearby Galena, and The National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa is fabulous.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2001

About the owner: My husband and I used the River House as our weekend getaway, before we moved here from the Chicago suburbs. We are both from the Midwest (Wisconsin and Illinois). I am a retired teacher, and my husband is a retired sheet metal worker. We lived in the River House full time while we were building our house next door. This area is really beautiful, and we enjoy boating, the sunsets, and the quiet, although we do head into Chicago frequently to enjoy theater and other city things. My favorite time here is in the fall and winter, when it is extra beautiful on the River. People are friendly here, and the neighbors will welcome you.

Why the Owner Chose Thomson, IL, USA:
The River House is a great getaway. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, which is very convenient. It is a quiet, relaxing place in the woods on the Mississippi River with a spectacular view. Since the house has a wrap-around deck overlooking the river, you can eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and the view. The house is on one floor, and there are few steps to worry about.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Since the house is on a wooded cul-de-sac, the area is very peaceful and quiet. Yet nearby there are many wineries, quilting shops, and antique shops to enjoy. Boating on the river is wonderful.

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VRBO #430448

This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Saturday, October 22, 2016

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