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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Bloomington, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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
1 review
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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Batavia, Illinois
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We took a weekend to try two separate B&B's for the first time for our first anniversary. We were very happy with our experience. Patty and Jim are wonderful hosts that made us feel very welcomed in there home but also gave us our space. We stayed in the Timber Suite which was surprisingly larger than what we thought!! The... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Our stay was so nice. We had never stayed at a B&B before. I loved our room-very cozy and homey. The inn keepers were so gracious, personable and nice! The gourmet breakfast was amazing-my husband and I can't wait to go back!

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