|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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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.
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.
Nana Campana purchased this house in 2001
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.
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.
This was a great place to stay, the deck overlooking the river has a wonderful view. My only regret was that we were so busy with other activities we didn't have more time to stay and enjoy the accommodations. The owners were helpful, friendly but not intrusive. I would definitely stay again.
Excellent property. Wonderful hosts. As represented. Would stay again if in the area.
Great accommodations, view, fishing, biking, wine tasting and tourist shopping.
Fantastic hosts that did everything imaginable to provide a great experience.
We'll be back!
Thanks Ron and Nana
Instead of the usual house bursting with friends and relatives, we decided on a little family getaway over Thanksgiving. The River House had everything we needed. Although the weather was not the greatest (we only saw one of the amazing Mississippi sunsets) we still enjoyed antiquing, hiking, and sightseeing. I can imagine the deck is wonderful on summer evenings. The gas fireplace adds to the warm atmosphere. The kitchen was more than adequate to handle a large meal. The second bathroom is a must for a family with teens. Nana checked on us and made helpful suggestions about things to do. The house is located on a quiet side road north of town. We shopped at the Hy-Vee in Clinton; that is a bit of a hike (16 miles), so make your list first. There are also stores in Savanna that are a bit closer.
We and another couple stayed here three nights. It was adequate and clean and right on the Mississippi River. A third couple joined us for one night in the third sleeping area, which is a room added to the modular home that also serves as an entry room to the house.
From the moment we arrived, The River House felt like home. Ron and Nana were impressively responsive prior to our arrival. Once we were there, they were eager to insure we had everything we needed for a beautiful weekend. There were fresh flowers on the table, the place was spotless and it was time to simply settle in to enjoy the beautiful setting, the peacefulness of the river and sunsets and an opportunity to enjoy the coziness of their home. The River House is at the top of my list for recommended places to stay along the Mississippi River. You will love everything about it.
Ron and Nana.....thank you for making our stay so amazing and memorable. We will hold onto our many beautiful memories of the weekend because of your willingness to share your lovely place with us. We are, indeed grateful. Hopefully, we can return soon to enjoy the fall colors and another memorable time together. You. Are. The Best. Ron and Nana!
There is plenty of unique shopping and dining in nearby Galena, and The National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa is fabulous.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.