"We had such a lovely experience at Ann's home, which is an easy hour and 45 mins from Chicago. Ann was super accommodating of our slightly earlier arrival time, and responded fairly quickly on email. The house is clean, nicely updated, comfy and laid out well for a group of four (plus one lively toddler and two dogs!). We were able to spread out and immediately feel at home. There were clear instructions detailing how everything works in the house. The kitchen was well-stocked with cooking supplies and (sharp! hooray!) knives. The Wi-Fi signal wasn't great, but we honestly welcomed the opportunity to unplug a bit and just enjoy the quiet, peaceful surrounds. We loved the screened-in porch when it got a bit buggy at night, and the dogs loved the huge, fenced-in yard. Note: I also saw several hummingbirds up close early in the morning while I was having coffee on the steps. There's a great fire pit out back for s'mores with a big rolling yard, which was great for kicking the soccer ball around over a few chilled Spotted Cows. And these four 30-somethings were all super excited to take a couple jumps on the trampoline. :) If you're a hiker or cycler, I'd highly recommend staying in this area--there are beautiful and easily accessible trails all around. Meat lovers, I'd recommend Wilson Farm Meats for FABULOUS bacon, sausages and steaks, and Rushing Waters Fisheries for super fresh-caught rainbow trout. All in all, we loved our stay, and we absolutely hope to come back!
Thanks for a terrific weekend getaway, Ann!
Guest: Maggie H.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 19, 2016