Fox River Bed and Breakfast

3367 E 2072nd Rd. , Ottawa, IL 61350 USA (Show map)


We prefer to speak to our guests when making reservations, so please call 815.431.9257 for availabilty and information. Fox River Bed and Breakfast... When you want to relax and have fun!! Built in 1901, this historical Victorian farmhouse offers large rooms, comfortable beds, satellite TV, 4-G Wireless Internet, 17 wooded acres, a pond, river-front access, and history! Walk to the Sulfur Lick Springs, the 14 Stations of the Cross, and the Lourdes Grotto while you're here. Canoe rentals are only minutes away, and offer the best views of the beautiful Fox River. Skydiving, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, hiking, biking, and tons of fun await you...just minutes away! If you like history, we've got it! Find out how Charles Lindbergh ended up staying here just eight months before his historic Trans-Atlantic flight, and what Al Capone was up to during prohibition. We invite you to visit our new website for more details. Please call for availability.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

So much history and great care.

4.8 on November 13, 2010

We have stayed here for our 3rd time. We love it and we love Charlotte. She feels like family to us. I would recommend her place to anybody!

A fantastic place to stay

4.8 on October 17, 2010

I really enjoyed my stay, this is my 3rd visit and each time I have been completely satisfied. The rooms are very nice & comfortable. The owner Charlotte is a great host. We loved our stay.

What A GREAT Place!

4.6 on March 29, 2010

WOW! Such a peaceful place! I loved the big welcome me and my girlfriends received when we arrived! Not just from Miss Charlotte, but the pets as well! I felt like I was home! Charlotte provided so much history of the place it was amazing! There was plenty to do around the home with the trails and river nearby. We stayed in the Lindbergh room which is beautiful! The home is amazing; so comfortable. I will definitely visit Charlotte again!!! Thank you Charlotte!

More than Expected!

5 on March 24, 2010

I stayed at the Fox River B&B last weekend with a couple friends. It was so relaxing and comfortable. Charlotte is a wonderful hostess! The setting is in the beautiful countryside and the rooms are beautifully decorated. Breakfast was great and I loved the relaxing music and great tea selection. Definately going back whenever I can!

Amazing, Comfortable, Anxious to return!

4.6 on March 22, 2010

We recently chose the Fox River Bed & Breakfast for a ‘Girls Weekend’, and are so glad that we did! It was comfortable, cozy and the perfect setting for relaxation. The grounds were amazing and there was a lot of interesting places to visit within walking distance of the house. The breakfast was incredibly delicious! The hostess, Charlotte, is amazing and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. We stayed in the Lindberg room which was beautifully furnished. All together very affordable. I would recommend this B&B to friends and look forward to a future visit!

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5 on January 12, 2010

We had a great stay at Fox River B&B. It was cleaned and cozy. Breakfast was delicious! Charlotte was a great hostess! We felt right at home!

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5 on December 17, 2009

My two daughters and I had a wonderful time. Really sorry we couldn't stay more than one night. We placn to make this an annual visit.

Must stay to believe

5 on December 17, 2009

Fascinating history, thoroughly relaxing, perfect accommodations. Can't recommend enough!

Serenity Plus

5 on December 08, 2009

Located in a quiet,calm setting. Delightful home. Delicious food. Gracious host.

Wonderful Comfort

5 on November 06, 2009

Stayed in Lindberg Room. Wonderfully furnished, quiet stay, lots of TV stations, cozy. Beautiful grounds & near to everything necessary. Relaxing music with awesome hot homemade breakfast -- as much as you want to eat. All at an affordable price.

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Rooms & Rates

La Madrid

Please call us for availability. This is a large, Spanish-style room decorated to make you feel like you are warming in the sunshine of Spain! Located on the second floor. Comfortable King bed, Egyptian linen Large and spacious room with large closet Glass table with two chairs 9' high ceilings, original woodwork Satellite TV, 4-G Wi-Fi CD/DVD player Refrigerator and microwave Leaded glass picture window and two side windows Full Hot Home Cooked Breakfast for Two East, North and South exposure overlooking Charles Lindbergh crash site

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $94 - $117

Knotty Pine

Please call us for availability. Two beds: Comfortable Queen and Full Sleigh beds Large and spacious room on first floor with lots of natural light Private entrance available Satellite TV, 4-G Wi-Fi Service CD/DVD player, large TV and entertainment center Full hot home cooked breakfast for two included 400-count sheets, cozy comforters Refrigerator and microwave Three windows ~ Picture window facing South looking out to the forest; one window facing East and West

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $77 - $97


"Hala" an Arabic given name meaning "sweetness" Please call us for availability. Located on the first floor, and is decorated with American Indian and African art ~ it is a warm and peaceful room! It features unique items from all over the world, including a painting created for this room by renowned Chicago artist, Dawn Ferencak. Comfortable Queen cast iron canopy bed with cozy comforter Satellite TV, 4-G Wi-Fi Internet Service Full Hot Breakfast for two Conga Drum Refrigerator and microwave American Indian, African and Aboriginal art Two windows with West and South exposur

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $87


Please call us for availability. Charles Lindbergh stayed in this room the night his air mail plane crashed on the property, just 8 months prior to his trans-Atlantic flight! Two Full beds, beautiful comforters and pillows Satellite TV, 4-G Wi-Fi Service CD/DVD player Refrigerator and microwave Full hot, home-cooked breakfast for two Large closet, beautiful antique entertainment center Three windows with Eastern, Southern, and Western exposure Overlooks the trees, farmlands and natural spring that flows to the Fox River

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 2 Double

Nightly Rate: $70 - $87

The Austin

Please call us for availability. Comfortable Queen bed with cozy comforter and 400 count sheets Satellite TV, 4-G Wi-Fi Internet Service Full hot, home cooked breakfast for two in the morning Entertainment center, dresser, closet Refrigerator and microwave Two windows with Eastern and Northern exposure Located on the second floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $70 - $87

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Chicago, IL (MDW-Midway)

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Historical interests, National/State parks, Nature area, Skydive Chicago, Canoeing, Close to the area's state parks, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Ruins, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Secretarial services, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Satellite TV, 4-G Wireless Internet, Culligan Water System

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fridge, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, 14 Stations of the Cross with walking paths, Four-wheeling, off road, Primative camping w/firewood available, Grotto and sulphur spring, River access, Jet-Karting, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 5:30-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One Night
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Whole Bed and Breakfast Reservations ~ 1/2 due at time of reservation.
  • Cancellations: *Room cancellations received 15 days or more prior to reservation date ~ Full Refund. 14 days or less ~ if we cannot re-book the room, a Gift Certificate good for one year will be issued. *Whole B&B Cancellations must be received 30 days prior to reservation date for full refund. 1/2 of the deposit paid will be refunded for cancellations received less than 30 days prior to the reservation date.



Charlotte Beach

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 7 hens, 1 rooster, 1 horse

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  • Time Served: By or before 10am
  • Serving Location: Outside under the trees, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Diabetic, Gluten-Free