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River House Bed and Breakfast in northern Illinois offers romantic luxury getaway, weekend package retreat, or leisure and family vacation lodging in your choice of two riverfront guesthouses situated on six acres under tall shade trees. All accommodations feature private baths, television, and wireless internet with breakfast included in lodging rates.

The Getaway Lodge offers couples three luxury suites with private bath, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub or hot tub plus working in-room fireplaces. Two of the suites also feature outside entrance from private screened patio or porch. Special occasion amenity options and the compliment of a full gourmet breakfast make this the best romantic getaway in Northern Illinois.

The Timeaway Lodge offers standard lodging for family, leisure, or business travelers with five spacious guestrooms that sleep up to 4 persons and offer complimentary continental breakfast. The large gathering room hosts activities such as murder mystery weekends, scrapbooking getaways, and wedding ceremony and receptions. Rent the whole house for family reunion, business or church retreats.

Packages for either lodge, indoor and outdoor weddings available. Riverfront setting and five acre grounds offer multiple wedding options to create the wedding style that will be unique to your event.

River House Bed and Breakfast is located just far enough away from Chicago for room-to-roam, but near enough to Rockford-IL, to provide plenty of variety entertainment and fine dining - great base for day trips to surrounding attractions found in historic Galena-IL, in Spring Green-WI with House on the Rock, and in Chicago, Madison-WI or Milwaukee-WI.
River House B&B Getaway Retreat has received approximately 90 profile views in the last three months.
Event Space / Capacity         Seated     Standing  
Getaway Lodge Sunroom & Shadesail Patio   10-24     10-75  
Starshade Canopy   10-65     10-75  
Timeaway Lodge Gathering Room & Deck   10-55     10-75  
Venue Details
Price Point         
Location Type        Bed & Breakfast
Event Types        Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Private Party, Corporate Event, Meeting, Class, Retreat
Location Character        Contemporary, Creative, Natural Setting, Relaxed, Romantic
Catering        Bring Your Own
Catering Details        Must be licensed
Kitchen Facilities        Moderately Equipped
Views        Garden/Park, Lake/Pond, Pool, River/Creek, Trees/Forest
Wedding Amenities        Guestroom rental available
Outdoor Amenities        Lighting, Tent & outdoor equipment rental available
Equipment/Services        CD Player, Internet (Wireless), Television, Equipment rentals available in area
Smoking        Smoking allowed outside only.
Tables & Chairs        Some Provided
Linens, Silver, etc.        Some Provided
Parking        Free Onsite Lot
Accommodations        Available
Amplified Music        Allowed Inside, Allowed Outside, Some Restrictions
Alcohol        Bring Your Own, Server Must Be Licensed
Cleanup        Caterer, Renter
Insurance        Not Required
Staffing Requirements       
Restrictions        Weekend events require rental of at least one entire lodge unless can be completed between hours of 1pm to 4pm
Other Details       
River House B&B Getaway Retreat is one of 372 wedding locations and event venues in Illinois and among 10,174 wedding locations and event venues listed nationwide on GatheringGuide.com.

  River House B&B Getaway Retreat
11052 Ventura Boulevard
Machesney Park, IL 61115

Map Address
River House B&B Getaway Retreat
(815) 636-1884 tel
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Event Types
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Private Party
Corporate Event


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