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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 3rd time coming to this bed & breakfast. We have stayed in all 3 rooms and each room is so relaxing and cozy!! In the morning you get such a amazing breakfast. The owner/Innkeeper Patty and her husband are so welcoming and make you feel part of the family while you are there. It's a very good... More 

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

So fun to have the two of you come back and each time try out a different suite in the B&B...Only you and I know which is your personal favorite! :) Amenities and decor vary from each room and guests often find a favorite as you have done. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience...It... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband and I only stayed here for one night, but it was memorable. This was our last stop on our 20th anniversary bike trip and it was wonderful, from the beautiful views to the excellent gourmet breakfast. We'll definitely stay here again!

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

We love to cook and we especially love guests who "like-to-eat"...So glad you allowed us to make a memory for your Anniversary! Please do come again! More 

Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the most wonderful B&B! We first stayed here 12 years ago and have talked about retuning often over the years. We finally did it and are so glad we did! It is the most beautiful property and the room was impeccably clean and comfortable. The breakfasts are drop-dead delicious!!! Patty and Jim are warm and friendly hosts who... More 

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

Thank you for your time and effort in reviewing our B&B...Please know it is much appreciated! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I have to say we are a little surprised when we drove through a residential neighborhood to find this gem on the river. The art the carvings and the grounds are all fabulous the room is spectacular and comfortable lots of space to spread out we will definitely be back

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

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Beautifully set apart on the Rock River, River House was a lovely experience. Patty couldn't have been more helpful and hospitable, breakfast was delicious and the Bordello Room was very private and perfect for our quick little getaway.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We needed to get away for the night on vacation and had a very relaxing and enjoyable night. The people were very nice and personable and the breakfast was good. The blueberry muffin with breakfast was excellent.

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at The River House while in the area for a soccer tournament. Our daughter lodged with her team and we took the opportunity for a mini-Vaca. We stayed in the Timber Suite and it was lovely. The pictures do not do it justice. Very spacious with a private entrance. The river was beautiful and there were spanning windows... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Husband & I wanted to get away for a quick little vaca. We had the best night. So relaxing and perfect! Will do again for sure! Thanks Patty for such wonderful service. The breakfast was to die for also!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

This past weekend my husband and I booked the bordello suite at river house bed and breakfast and it was absolutely the best time we have had in a long time. The hospitality was so welcoming, the gourmet breakfast prepared my Patty was delicious. Room was spotless and very relaxing. We are already planning our next visit there.

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

it was a great experiance very nice breakfast !!! from the fireplace to the bathroom with jacuzzi and the bed was so comfy !!!!.................................................................................. :D great experiance thank you

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