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Waterfront property on 3 Acres - Bar-B-Q Pits, Horseshoe Pits, Private Pier!

14 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Beloit - Rock River BBQ Ranch

140' of Waterfront - 3 acres of tree covered land - 4 bd/2 bath house - sleeps 8

Our BBQ Ranch was built for the enjoyment of BBQ Enthusiasts and backyard grillers alike! We've built a full commercial-grade kitchen - indoors and out - for your BBQ adventures. Smoke a brisket low n slow for 16 hours, grill some fresh-caught fish right out of the river - Custom patio & BBQ Pit Designed by Pitmaster, and owner of award-winning BBQ Restaurant Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse. Situated on the Rock river, this property gives outdoor enthusiasts plenty to do while their BBQ is cooking. Huge property with 140' of water frontage. Custom Horseshoe shaped dock with Pontoon boat rental available (extra). Entire Backyard wired with speakers - just plug in your iPhone/Android or use our supplied pandora device to enjoy a soundtrack to your country getaway. Horseshoe pits, a custom-built playset for the kids, badminton/volleyball, a nap in the hammock - we have it all! 2 hours from Chicago!

  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed

Jared Leonard
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
24 October, 2016
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About Jared Leonard

I'm the Pitmaster/Chef/Owner of Rub's Backcountry Smokehouse - a true southern smokehouse in Chicago. We built this property to allow folks from Chicago to enjoy cooking BBQ while getting some fresh air/relaxation out in the country, while staying within a reasonable driving distance from the city (2 hours). Rub's Rock River BBQ Ranch is a BBQ Cooking destination, situated on the Rock River.

Jared Leonard purchased this house in 2014

Why Jared Leonard chose Wisconsin

This property provides outdoor cooking enthusiasts all of the necessary equipment to make a great BBQ experience! BBQ Smokers, Grills, Ovens, fire pits, cast iron, and all of the tools you'll need. While the meat is cooking - enjoy the river! We have a custom horseshoe dock with a waterfront patio to enjoy the country river setting.

What makes this house unique

This house is built for outdoor cooking enthusiasts. What better time to craft a beautiful meal from scratch, one that may have taken hours to create, then when you're on vacation? Only problem with that: most vacation rentals are more about the region & the house/bedrooms, and less about on-site cooking amenities. This house sleeps 8, and has been totally remodeled with reclaimed materials, wide-plank hardwood floors, leather sofas, stainless appliances, butcher block counters, and more - but the real amenities in this experience are outdoors. 4 outdoor smokers, wood-fired grills, a pizza oven, 2 fire pits, commercial-grade stainless steel prep tables, and all the utensils/equipment/smoking woods, etc. that you need to craft your dream BBQ meal for your guests.


based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

Waterfront property on 3 Acres - Bar-B-Q Pits, Horseshoe Pits, Private Pier!
average rating of 4.571429 based on 14 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Everything about the place was great. We did a guys weekend and smoked a BUNCH of meat. The smoker is amazing and was a blast to use. The garage space was perfect for the one rainy evening we had. The house was perfect for a bunch of guys and the property was fantastic. We're already planning next trip and might even bring the wives and kids for the next one- it is family friendly, too.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fun, fun, fun

  • 5 of 5

What a fun place for a large group. My son got married in Beloit, and members of my family stayed there. The yard was amazing - horseshoes, bags, zip line, fire pit, large play set and large deck. And so many comfortable beds. Everything was provided - we only needed to bring food and drink. Large driveway for many cars. There was even a large bouquet of fresh flowers on the table.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Good

  • 4 of 5

Updated kitchen in a home with great outdoor space on the Rock River. On our arrival, the kitchen was poorly cleaned and the grilling utensils/area was also unclean but the owner was nice enough to refund our cleaning fee. We rented the home mostly for the BBQ equipment on the back deck. There is an ugly drum smoker and a large stationary rectangular smoker in addition to a few normal gas and charcoal grills. Both the smokers work well but the large one requires a significant amount of work to prepare. The owner, Jared, was available by phone to walk me through how to use it. We smoked ribs and pulled pork, which both came out great.

The house is in a great location with awesome outdoor space but I would not come solely for the BBQ equipment. Anyone with their own small-medium smoker will not get much additional benefit from his equipment.

One last complaint is that the house is promoted as a cooking mecca but the cooking utensils, pots, pans, etc are both outdated and cheap. I recommend he get rid of everything and replace them with one good set of utensils and a few good pots and pans.

Overall, a great summer weekend getaway house.

  • Review Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nature Weekend

  • 2 of 5

Spent the weekend at this home with friends and family. The house is very nice and has plenty of space and great amenities and decor. The home was not cleaned prior to our arrival. We were allowed to check in earlier than normal, but with many days’ notice. We did spend the first couple of hours cleaning counters, toilets, shower, and dishes since everything seemed to have been VERY used as if someone lives there, which is discerning for the amount of money we paid to stay here which included a cleaning fee, that quite obviously did not count for our stay, we cleaned before we left as well-it was disgusting! All of that aside, we had a wonderful time in the yard and decks. There was plenty of wood and BBQ supplies. It was more like a camping trip due to the cleanliness of the premises than a comfort stay, but overall experience wasn’t terrible after we cleaned. Great potential, and if guaranteed a clean stay, I would return for more family/friend gatherings!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I have communicated with Sara via email and sent a refund for the cleaning fee. We rely on a local cleaner to prepare the house prior to each visit, and I always check with the renters upon arrival to make sure the house has been properly cleaned. I did communicate with Sara's party upon arrival and was told everything was great, no comments on cleanliness. i would have sent the cleaner over immediately to rectify this. I have followed up with Sara via email and she seems pleased - she did say she liked the house other than the lapse of judgement by the cleaner. We have switched to a new service and guarantee cleanliness. If anyone is ever less than pleased with anything at RRBR, I am available via phone / txt / email. We love our guests, and appreciate your feedback to make your stay enjoyable.
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very nice place

  • 5 of 5

if not counting busy intersection, the place is very nice. fishing amazing

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great for groups, tons to do

  • 5 of 5

The property is huge and part of the fun was just exploring it. The zip line and the lawn games were great features. The built in bar and grilling equipment made eating and drinking fun and easy. The house itself was made for big, tight-knit groups. We'd definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
Nearest Golf
200 Metres
Beloit Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Alpine Valley
Car: necessary

Rock Country is full of rural northern Midwest charm - only 2 hours from Chicago!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Beloit, Illinois

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 May 2016 - 1 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Beloit, USA

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Outdoor Shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Boat
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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