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River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat

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11052 Ventura Boulevard, Machesney Park, IL 61115
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bed and breakfast with the adjoining retreat center was a perfect gathering place for a large family gathering. I was lucky enough to stay in the Bordello room, which was very spacious room and bathroom. The local Indian motifs and warm cozy gathering areas were most inviting. We had snow and I enjoyed walking around outside and admiring the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Westmont, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My wife and I decided to try a bed & breakfast for the first time. We were celebrating our birthdays together. Patty was extremely helpful and full of information about the area. We stayed in the Timber Suite and it was AMAZING! Very roomy, full size bathroom, awesome screened porch and hot tub! It was cold out but that's the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spent our honeymoon here for the weekend. It was amazing. Everything we hoped for and more. Patty and Jim the owners were wonderful hosts. They made sure we had everything we needed and gave us advice on all the good restaurants. They made us feel like we were long time friends in for a visit. The... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Elgin, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I saw the reviews and thought we would try this bed and breakfast for our little getaway. The room was immaculate, great view of the river, robes for your use, cute little fireplace, hot tub and everything we needed we had. Patty was such a wonderful hostess. All I have to say about breakfast is AWESOME!! Her... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

For the last two years I have tried to get a room at this bed and breakfast and due to things out of everyone's control it has never worked out. Do to weather, miss communication between my husband and I and finally everything lined up and after the third try we were able to get the Timber Suite! The room... More 

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

Shannon, thank you for your honest review...The time you took to submit this means a great deal to other guests and to our B&B business. And you asked, so here it is...The recipe for my Spaghetti Quiche! I have also posted the recipe on our website food pages at http://www.riverhouse.ws/pagebr11.html SPAGHETTI QUICHE 1 9-inch pie pan 1 unbaked piecrust Spray... More 

Northbrook, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Came across River House while searching for a last minute getaway to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Lots of previous positive reviews led me to pick River House and the photos on the website led me to choose the Bordello suite (which luckily was available). Perfect pick! The room was wonderful, the breakfasts were outstanding and our hosts Patty & Jim... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We wanted a quick getaway to just relax and unwind. This was the perfect place. Excellent breakfast and room accommodations. Everything was great! The hosts were very friendly without being intrusive or overbearing. The room was very clean with a nice fireplace and jacuzzi tub. The view of the river was so relaxing. We just wanted to retreat from the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband and had a nice weekend in a suite, which is basically a room in a Native-American styled home complete with a private bathroom, mini fridge and jacuzzi tub (which we made good use of). The room was very clean (I'm the type that inspects the wine glasses for spots and looks over the white sheets) and everything was... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I don't get to go away very often and the River House B&B was an excellent, relaxing, peaceful experience. The hosts were Amazing. The food was just as good or even better than a five star restaurant and it was filling. The cost was well worth it. One of the best trips I have been on so... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

Vernon Hills, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My husband and I have been going to B&Bs for the past 15 years and this is definitely one of the best we have found. We went for our anniversary and found a place that was relaxed, a lovely setting (including the Getaway Lodge, our suite, the view and grounds), excellent breakfasts and easy access to great restaurants and things... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your experience at River House B&B. Your comments are most appreciated by myself as innkeeper and I am sure will be helpful to potential guests in future. Innkeeper Patty More 

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Additional Information about River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat

Address: 11052 Ventura Boulevard, Machesney Park, IL 61115
Location: United States > Illinois > Machesney Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3

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