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River House Bed & Breakfast Getaway Retreat

11052 Ventura Blvd , Rockford, IL 61115 USA (Show map)
4.7
26 Reviews
$109 - $229
per night

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TWO RIVERFRONT LODGES, well separated on five tree shaded acres, provide romantic getaway, family vacation or group retreat accommodations. To CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE click "Visit Website". The luxury GETAWAY LODGE offers couples romantic privacy in three suites complete with Jacuzzi, fireplace, and gourmet breakfast. The TIMEAWAY LODGE, with five family sized guestrooms offers child friendly accommodations for leisure travel or group retreat. It is an ideal location with its large gathering room, conversation bar and outdoor deck to host a family reunion, church or business retreat, scrapbooking weekend, or wedding ceremony and reception.

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Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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A beautiful B&B you cannot miss!!

5 on 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 best time for a hot tub! Breakfast was provided and it was delicious. We had a few courses for each and the food was to die for! On Sunday, Patty & Jim joined us for breakfast and it was great to chat and learn about them and the area. We highly recommend this cozy B&B to anyone out there looking for a great getaway! I was able to see the other rooms as well and they were also beautiful. We also signed up for a couples massage. The therapist comes onsite and right in your room. It was perfect! Located right on the river, we look forward to a summer trip to do a little fishing as well. 5 stars all the way! Can't wait to go back!! Eric & Dana B.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review...Welcome to the B&B lodging "crowd"!


Perfect Getaway !!

5 on 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 lasagna quiche and salad with fruit and candied walnuts was soooo delicious! Patty had the table set up sooo cute for my husband and I. The view again while eating was amazing! We were so full we didn't eat anything else the entire day! Patty feeds you well! This was our first time to a bed and breakfast and we will definitely be returning here again!

Innkeeper Response
So happy we were able to leave with positive feelings about B&B lodging...Thank you for taking the time to tell others. It is appreciated! I look forward to seeing you in future.


Happy Anniversary to Us

4.8 on 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 couldn't have been nicer! We will definitely be back!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to help us maintain current up-to-date reviews...And, THANK YOU for your kind comments! Love to see you again!


Completely exceeded our expectations!

5 on August 04, 2014

Everything was top notch here! From communication, to promptness, to cleanliness, to the size of the lodge and rooms, the amount of bathrooms, the delicious breakfast we had, the availability of the innkeeper and her husband, proximity to other activities, and everything in between, we were thrilled. We were a group of 10 guys for a bachelor party weekend, and we are already planning our next guys' trip back here (perhaps with all of our ladies as well). I could not recommend this place any more!


Nice place in Rockford area!

4.8 on July 23, 2014

Super breakfast! I loved the table...very interesting!!


A Home Away from Home

5 on July 18, 2014

River House reminds me of the home I grew up in on the Rock River. The suite we stayed in had a spectacular view of the river. The Timber Suite that we stayed in had a living area large enough for us to entertain family and friends. The king sized bed was very comfortable. We had a lovely screened in porch with a hot tub. The common areas inside and out were beautiful and comfortable. Patty's breakfasts were the best we ever had anywhere and we have travelled the world from Europe to South Africa. We have stayed at River House twice--both times for a week and we will be back.


Wonderful B & B

4.6 on July 15, 2014

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 breakfast that was as appealing to the eye as it was to the palate. We could not have been happier or more satisfied with our entire experience!

Innkeeper Response
Your comments are appreciated! And our thanks to you newlyweds for the added "smile" our B&B acquired with your happy honeymoon. Come and add another smile for your first Anniversary...We'll keep the light on!. :)


as always-----

5 on July 14, 2014

Patty and Jim remain simply outstanding----the warm welcome, the spotless room and the unbelievable breakfast that never disappoints---all this with a beautiful view! This is "our place" when we visit the family.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write these kind words. It feels wonderful when guests call the B&B "their place"...It's the very best compliment we can receive!


We got engaged

5 on March 23, 2014

It was an amazing place, it had a nice view of the river. My girlfriend and I got engaged there. We will be going back sometime soon. The breakfast was worth the price of admission we highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
So tickled you chose our place for this romantic event...That's the BEST for this innkeeper, all the "Happy Memories Made Here"!


We got engaged

5 on March 23, 2014

It was an amazing place, it had a nice view of the river. My girlfriend and I got engaged there. We will be going back sometime soon. The breakfast was worth the price of admission we highly recommend it!!!!!!!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
So tickled you chose our place for your romantic event...That's the BEST for this innkeeper when "Happy memories are made here!".


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Location

Location Type

Waterfront, Riverside, Wooded, Nature, City, Lakeside, Suburban

Airport

Rockford, IL (RFD-Greater Rockford) 15 miles

Directions to property:

see River House website for detail

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Urban Inn, Homestay

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4pm
  • Check Out:: 12noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: see River House website for detail
  • Cancellations: see River House website for detail

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Patty Michalsen

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Gourmet breakfast included w/Suite only

  • Cost: 9.00
  • Time Served: 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Getaway Lodge dining room, In-room service available for Suite guests

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

11052 Ventura Blvd , Rockford, IL 61115 USA (Show map)

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