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Prairie Path Guest House

1002 N. Lowden Road, Mount Carroll, IL 61053
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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Fern and Buster, proprietors of Prairie Path guest house, deliver a relaxing, comfortable, and traditional B&B experience. There is nothing commercial about their establishment which makes it just like staying at grandma's house. Their home becomes yours for your stay with a breakfast spread each morning that is delicious and filling. Fern easily accommodated my food allergy. She also rose... More 

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Pequea, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This B&B is exceptionally beautiful inside and out.The rooms are decorated in Victorian style and are spacious and comfortable. Your stress will float away as you sip morning coffee on the upstairs balcony overlooking the countryside. Come to breakfast hungry - it is generous and delicious. Fern and Buster are fantastic and attentive innkeepers. They have thought of every little... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Especially enjoyed meeting the owners and hearing about the history of the place. Many lovely quilts decorating the rooms and hallways were made by Fern. The small city of Mt. Carroll was fun to walk around, reading all the historic plaques. We especially enjoyed seeing the former campus of Shimer College (now home to the Campbell Center for Historic Preservation... More 

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Moline, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a wonderful home. The Innkeepers Fern and Buster serve up a fabulous, homemade breakfast among the blue birds and rolling green hills of Northwest, IL. The rooms, scenery and company are lovely...we especially enjoyed the fresh coffee on the second floor balcony! Fern's coffeecake and Swedish pancakes are as good as grandma's!

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The Prairie Path is a great place to spend one night or several nights. Very clean, cheerful room; nice, comfortable bed. Breakfast is delicious. Ours was fresh fruit, freshly baked cinnamon roll, Swedish pancakes, and bacon. Fern and Buster are delightful hosts with a wealth of fun and interesting stories. Now that we know about the Prairie Path, we will... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My family and I just stayed with Fern and Buster. It was perfect! They were great hosts even with Buster "under the weather". The breakfasts are beautifully prepared and home cooked as you would hope to have. We saw the cinnamon rolls rising yesterday to enjoy them this morning. It's all from scratch. Fern and Buster sit with you and... More 

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Milwaukee WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Look no further than Fern and Buster's home, the Prairie Path Guest House. I've been to many B&B's, but never at such a home like, beautiful place. Fern and Buster treat you like family, and their place relaxes you as soon as you enter the drive. The whole area is wonderful, the people extremely welcoming and friendly. Fern's breakfast is... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I are looking forward to our next stay at thePrairie Path Guest House.Buster and Fern were most hospitable and gracious.The Guest house is clean,cozy,charming and very comfortable.All the rooms are meticulously decorated in a country or Victorian feel.Fresh brewed coffee awaiting us on the balcony and a homemade breakfast to die for prepared by Fern and served... More 

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Warrenville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Prairie Path Guest House over Memorial Day weekend, which was our first time at a B&B. Our stay there was wonderful, with a clean and comfortable room, morning coffee served on the upstairs porch and an excellent breakfast cooked by Fern! Fern and Buster made us feel very welcomed and I am sure... More 

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

We have stayed at the Prairie Path Guest House a couple times and my daughter with her husband once. Awesome stay everytime! Delicious homemade breakfast keeps you full almost all day long. The beds are comfortable and the bedrooms are decorated with quilts and antiques to make you feel so at home. Coffee is served right outside your door in... More 

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