The River is in Our Backyard ! Mississippi River Lodge - Thomson Illinois
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- Minimum stay:2-3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River with fantastic views of the river and nature from the dining area, the living room, three of the bedrooms and the large 14 foot by 34 foot deck. Watch wildlife and riverboats from a wide open view of the river.
Our location has one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mississippi River around. The early morning sun rises to illuminate the Iowa bluffs across the river and on a calm windless morning the water will just glisten. Just ponder sitting on the deck, drinking your morning coffee, watching the river gently flowing by and the wildlife moving about the area in their morning search for food. During the migration seasons you can watch hundreds of American White Pelicans in the area. During the fall American White Pelican migration, the pelicans will flock in the area creating areas that look like islands of snow. Although you can occasionally see Bald Eagles any time of the year, they are very prevalent in the winter when there is ice on the river. There have been many times when we have watched over 24 Bald Eagles sitting on the ice right in front of the house.
In the evening you will want to keep your camera close by to get some great photos of the sunsets over the Mississippi River. Every evening is different. On a night with a clear sky, the sun just drops below the Iowa bluffs on the far side of the river, but on an evening with some cloud cover, the skies light up with the most beautiful colors imaginable. We hope your entire stay will be beautiful weather, but unfortunately, mother nature does send some stormy weather across the river. But even a storm with lightning is something to behold.
OK, so enough with the beauty of just sitting and watching nature. If you are a river lover, the Mississippi River offers you all kinds of fun. Fishing, water skiing, tubing, or cruising up the river, it's all here for your enjoyment. Since we are located on Big Slough, off of the main channel of the river, you can have fun without having to deal with a lot of river traffic. Access to the main channel is easy if you want to cruise the river. Only five miles up the river you can get into Lower Sabula Lake where there is a great new sand beach. A great place to take young children to play. See our page 'On The River' for printable maps of the Mississippi River in this area. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house where you can launch your boat. A dock is provided to moor your boat here at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank or you can rent a flat bottom boat at Fin And Feather Campground just North of the house.
Plan your next family vacation at our Mississippi River Lodge waterfront vacation home.
See "Notes" below for lower rates for less than 8 guests.
Maximum allowed occupancy is 10 guests.
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Member since: 2012
- 2100 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Limited Accessibility
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8
- Three bedrooms looking out over the Mississippi River all with pillowtop queen mattresses. The center bedroom is decorated in a fishing theme, and one bedroom is decorated in a duck theme. Wall mounted flat screen TV's in two bedrooms. Fourth bedroom does not have a view of the river, but two very comfortable pillowtop twin beds. The three riverside bedrooms have a fantastic view of the river and all the wildlife....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- One full bathroom located downstairs with a HUGE shower/tub, toilets and vanity. Two more full bathrooms located upstairs, one with a pedestal sink, toilet and a whirlpool tub, the second upstairs bathroom has a vanity sink, toilet, shower stall and a whirlpool tub. Tankless water heater assures endless hot water for the tubs and showers. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Gambling Casinos
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Skiing
- Water Tubing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
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- Iron & Board
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|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Jul 2 - Jul 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 26, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Cleaning Fee - 8 guests $100
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 11%
Rates are subject to change. There is a $30.00 per person additional if over 8 in party. <b>Maximum capacity is 10 guests.</b> Rates are based on occupancy of 8 guests. If you are a group of 4 or less please contact us for lower rates. Please call or see our website at www.mississippiriverlodge.com
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Located just South of Savanna and the Mississippi Palisades State Park where hiking trails and river overlooks are available. Wild Rose Casino is a short distance to the South in Clinton Iowa.
Year Purchased: 2011
About the owner: Lorrie and I live right next door. Our home has been in the family since 1939 and evolved over the many years. We recently purchased the vacation home and completely remodeled it into a dream vacation home. We love living on the Mississippi River with all of the view mother nature has to offer and we are positive that you will never forget your visit to the Mississippi River Lodge.
Why the Owner Chose Thomson, IL, USA:
Tremendous open views of the Mississippi River and fantastic sunsets. Very easy access to the river with a dock avilable that you can moor your boat to. A VERY large 13 X 34 foot deck with a gas grill to entertain everyone. Four bedrooms, three with queen size pillow top mattresses and one with two twin beds with pillow top mattresses. Three large full-size bathrooms, two with whirlpool tubs. Two upstairs and one downstairs. A new large fire-pit and patio is located along the river for your family evening campfire. The Great River Bike Path is only one block from the house. The Great River Bike Path runs from Rock Island to Savanna Illinois.
- Primary: 815-273-1003
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View from river - Call 815-273-1003 to inquire about discounted rates.
Call 815-273-1003 to inquire about our discounted rates
View from deck.
Dining room with river view - Call 815-273-1003 to inquire about discounted rate
View of livingroom with fireplace.
2nd floor bathroom
(Another) 2nd floor bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub.
Sunset - Call 815-535-5429 to inquire about our discounted rates
View from deck of paddleboat on the river.
View of the new in 2013 fire pit by the river. Great place to cook hotdogs or marshmallows over the fire.
View of house from river. - Call 815-273-1003 to inquire about discounted rates.
View of deck and river from driveway.
Dining room with a beautiful view of the river.
Living room with big screen tv in background.
2nd floor bathroom.
Eagle sitting in the tree just outside of the house.
Lots of wildlife to see on the river also, especially during midweek.
View from deck of paddleboats on the main channel of the river.
Front of house
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Thursday, December 01, 2016
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