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River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat

11052 Ventura Boulevard, Machesney Park, IL 61115
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Goshen, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone in my family who came to our reunion and had checked out the website said that the Getaway Lodge was much bigger and nicer than they realized from the online pictures. It was the perfect size and space for us to gather and we plan to do it again in the future. Patty, the Inn Keeper, was very warm... More

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Innkeeper P, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for the compliments...much appreciated! It feels great when we can surpass expectations and a guest lets us know we did! More

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are returning fans of River House. We stayed in the Timber Suite both times. Having grown up on the Rock River, the suite reminded us of the house I grew up in on the very same river. The view was great. We had ample room in our suite to entertain family and friends. It was clean and well appointed.... More

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Innkeeper P, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

So glad we have been able to make you feel "at home"...Proves my theory, "Good guests encourage good innkeepers!" More

Loves Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were first married, and then spent our first honeymoon night at The River House. Patty & her husband Jim couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating.The suite in which we stayed had a beautiful veiw overlooking the river and its own private patio with a jacuzzi. The entire place was immaculate. Patty makes an amazing gourmet... More

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Innkeeper P, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

Thanks for the smiles you shared with us and your kind words...Much appreciated! More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This was our first experience in a Bed & Breakfast and I feel we surely hit the jackpot!! From the moment we drove up to the last moment we departed, we felt life and it's stressors left behind. We were greeted warmly at the door by Patty the Inn Keeper, she showed us to our room, and fully explained all... More

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Innkeeper P, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

So glad we were able to make you happy with your first B&B experience. We like to say B&B lodging is not just a different way...It's a BETTER way! More

Elgin, Illinois
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This Bed & Breakfast was so fantastic!!! Patty and Jim are the best hostess, they are so friendly and really make you feel at home. We stayed in the Timber Suite. Patty goes up and beyond with the breakfast she makes. It is quite incredible, not only was it the best breakfast we have ever had complete gourmet, but the... More

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innkeeperpatty, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

Terrific photos...LOVE the breakfast tray images! Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. It is much appreciated. River House B&B Getaway Retreat Innkeeper Patty More

Streamwood, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is such a great and relaxing getaway spot! From the time we arrived, the hostess was kind and accomodating. She gave us a quick tour of our room, the Timber Suite, and then gave us privacy. Our room was spacious and luxurious, from the free snacks and drinks to the private entrance to the hot tub all to ourselves... More

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innkeeperpatty, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

Good TIPS! about the accommodations...Thank You. I look forward to welcoming you for another getaway soon! River House B&B Getaway Retreat Innkeeper Patty More

Roanoke, il
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Everything was perfect.. From the greeting to the leaving.. We were met at the door and was given a tour and explanation of everything.. The view was great. The room was emaculant with a scent of relaxation.. We didn't want to leave our room once we unpacked.. We even canceled our dinner reservations because we didn't want to leave.. This... More

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innkeeperpatty, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

So glad to hear you enjoyed your first B&B experience...And so happy we were able to provide the Anniversary getaway you were looking for! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. It is appreciated. River House B&B Getaway Retreat Innkeeper Patty More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I asked for a change of scenery getaway and we both were introduced to our first ever Bed and Breakfast. The setting was secluded and romantic. The morning breakfast was AMAZING! He couldn't of picked a more fitting place...there were many fitepits outdoors and lots of local wildlife to view and take pictures of. I would highly recommend this establishment... More

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innkeeperpatty, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

So happy you included some photos with your kind comments..And tickled that you liked our metal art Indians! You'll have to return and see the new spring-loaded Indian we just added to the grouping. He "dances" when the wind blows. Thank you for allowing us to host your first (of more to come?) B&B experience! River House B&B Getaway Retreat... More

Williams Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

My wife and I were hoping for a rejuvenating long-weekend away from the responsibilities of work, house and kids and we weren't disappointed. We used to live in Machesney Park, so we are pretty familiar with the Rockford area. However, we never even knew that the River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway even existed until we came across it online... More

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Innkeeper P, Owner at River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat, responded to this review

Wow! LOVE all the photos! It's so wonderful when guests appreciate the details...Thank You! More

Dixon, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the getaway lodge in the timber suite. This was for our anniversary and also our first time at a bed and breakfast. We were extremely pleased. We absolutely loved our room. It was spacious and gorgeous. Very romantic and at home feel. We loved the hot tub! The breakfast in the morning that the innkeeper made was... More

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Thank you for your kind words...much appreciated! More

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Address: 11052 Ventura Boulevard, Machesney Park, IL 61115
Location: United States > Illinois > Machesney Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Two Lodges. Two lodging styles. Book a family guestroom from $109/night. Choose a luxury suite from $179/night. Reserve an entire lodge from $439/night. GETAWAY LODGE offers romantic luxury accommodation in three riverside suites with Jacuzzi, fireplace, and gourmet breakfast. TIMEAWAY LODGE, with five family-size guestrooms, offers comfortable and affordable travel lodging for visitors on leisure vacation, business trip, or rent entire inn for group retreats. Extended stay FURNISHED APARTMENT also available for weekly rental. Rockford-IL location is convenient for day trips historic Galena-IL, Spring Green-WI with House on the Rock, and Chicago, Madison-WI or Milwaukee-WI. Packages available to rent entire inn for family-church-business retreat or to host weddings and receptions; Plus special amenity options for honeymoon or anniversary romance. ... more   less 
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