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The River House on the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

More Details

Owner
Nana Campana
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Nana Campana

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

Why Nana Campana chose Illinois

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

Location

Car: necessary

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

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Thomson in Carroll County

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , soap provided
    Bathroom 2 - master bath - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2 sinks - soap provided
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Has master bathroom with shower, tub, and double sinks
    Entryway bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , queen size hide-a-bed
  • Queen size Beds (1), 2 twin beds and 1 inflatable twin bed, queen size hide-a-bed (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
Quiet and relaxing or tourist activities in Galena or Quad Cities

Reviews

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The River House on the Mississippi River in Thomson, IL
average rating of 4.9375 based on 32 reviews
5

Nice Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the property and made ourselves at home. The River House is a modular home that appears to have been well taken care of. We found everything we needed.

There were only a couple of things that I might mention. The coffee maker needs to be replaced. Every pot we made was full of grounds. Maybe our fault?

The outside appearance (decks, outside furniture, etc) needs attention. The outside furniture hasn't been cleaned in a long time. The front and rear decks need some paint or sealer, but that didn't affect their use.

The River House is actually right on the Mississippi River, but during our stay we couldn't really see much because of the trees.

We didn't get to meet Nana or Ron as they were out and about. Although, Nana let us know the home was ready for us, and she did check on us by phone on our departure day.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and feel we received our money's worth in the rental of the property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Very nice house with beautiful view and thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant weekend at the River House. The Companas have thoughtfully provided all sorts of amenities that made our stay easy and enjoyable. It was great to be right on the Mississippi River.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bloomingdale, IL
5

Perfect gateway for family or friends

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and quite place, view is beautiful. Owners are very nice and helpful people. We will definitely be back and recommend to everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Carol stream il
5

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

The house was clean, cozy and spacious. It had everything you would need for barbecue or bonfire. There was no wifi but everything else was perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The River House is a place to gather, connect, refresh, and relax. One of our guiding principles is: "Never go too long without watching a sunset." Atticus
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5

Just what the doctor ordered!

  • 5 of 5

We were needing and looking for a quiet, comfortable place close enough to home due to driving restrictions. We decided that the Mississippi River was an "easy" drive and started looking at the Savanna area. We decided that the River House on the Mississippi River was a natural fit - one story, easy to get in to and quiet. After talking to Nana on the phone and then meeting Ron and Nana, we knew we had made the right choice. They were available if we had questions and did not intrude upon us. We spent many hours sitting on the deck, listening the the birds, watching the barges and the sunset. Perfection!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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VERY Quiet Get-Away- Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of six. Two parents, two teenagers and two 20-somethings. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at The River House. Ron and Nana were excellent hosts. The house was clean and well-stocked with everything we could need. Our favorite part was mornings on the deck drinking our coffee and catching up with each other. We enjoyed the birds and the squirrels as they danced through the trees. It was surprisingly not buggy. We were able to see two of the sunsets, but this time of the year there were more bugs at the river at sunset and we couldn't stay down there long. Nana left a lot of information about things to do. They even had a closet of board games which our family enjoyed. There was one thing I wish I knew before we came: there is no wifi and we only got 1x signal (at best) on our iPhones. This was actually very much a blessing as it forced us to disconnect from our normal lives! What a gift! However, had I known, I would've done much more internet research on activities and places to go before we left. This became a planning challenge for us, but we managed. We also enjoyed the late day shade that the mature trees provided, but they did block much of the view of the river. If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful getaway with your family, this is a great place to go! Ron and Nana will take good care of you. Next time we are looking for a place to go as a family, we will certainly consider The River House!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: As stated in our listing, we do not have wi-fi, but it is available nearby. Most guests just use their phones. A detailed list of local places to visit is always mailed to each guest before arrival. The River House is a place to gather, connect, refresh, and relax.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Thomson, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£289
for 2 nights
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£144
From
£156
Fri,Sat
£759
£2,667
 

Additional pricing information

Damage Deposit £74.08

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

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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