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Bed & Breakfast Getaway Retreat

Rockford, Illinois

The 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.

The Getaway Lodge pictured below offers luxury for couples in three romantic suites:  Bordello, Frontier and  Timber.   Each suite has a private bath, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub or hot tub, plus working in-room fireplace, satellite TV, mini-refrigerator, coffeemaker, free wireless internet and more. The Bordello and Timber suites also feature outside entrance from their own private screened patio or porch.  Mix'N Match Romance packages and taste tempting full gourmet breakfast make the Getaway Lodge accommodations one of Illinois favorite vacation choices for romantic honeymoon or anniversary hideaway. Small Weddings also a specialty!

Full breakfast included with accommodations at GETAWAY LODGE.

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The Timeaway Lodge pictured below offers standard B&B lodging for family, business, and leisure travel in northern Illinois, is comfortable and spacious with five Family Guestrooms. Each has private bath, free wireless internet, cable TV, river views, and sleeps up to 4 persons. The large gathering room welcomes on-site package activities such as Murder Mystery weekend, Cooking Getaway, or Scrapbooking Retreat, even ocassional house concerts.  Rent the entire lodge for family reunion, business retreat, or church groups. The waterfront setting is also a beautiful site for Weddings. Indoor wedding ceremony or reception for 2 to 65 guests. Outdoor weddings on the lawn or under tent for up to 100 guests.

Continental breakfast included with accommodations at TIMEAWAY LODGE.

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"Gourmet breakfasts best in the Midwest!"

All River House B&B breakfasts at either lodge include coffee and fruit juice.

River House Getaway Retreat has been a favorite of Illinois bed and breakfast travelers for over ten years. River House B&B's northern Illinois location is just far enough away from Chicago for room-to-roam, but close enough to Rockford, Illinois 2nd largest city, to offer a choice variety of entertainment and fine dining. From live theater to antiques, golfing, a Japanese garden, or Rock Cut State Park...It's all nearby! Guests also find this northern Illinois bed and breakfast to be a convenient and centrally located base for day trips to visit tourist centers in Chicago-IL, Galena-IL, Madison-WI, Milwaukee-WI, and Spring Green-WI, all with attractions less than a ninety minute drive in either direction.

In Illinois' Rockford Region, you are right smack dab in the middle of America. Sweet corn and watermelon spiced with Italian and Swedish heritage. It's the second largest metro area in the State and the first most friendly. Tourism tags include City of Gardens, Region of Four Rivers, and Smile Capital USA. You'll find gourmet dining at local cafes and music theater under the stars. Find hidden hiking trails in a State Park or lazy catfishing from a riverbank. And, if you're into golf, be sure to save time for a game at the award-winning golf courses.

Area Attractions:

  • Antiques...Two large malls plus more than 60 separate shops
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • Cherryvale Mall
  • Coronado Theater
  • Discovery Center
  • Forest City Queen
  • Klehm Arboretum and Northern Illinois Botanic Gardens
  • Magic Waters Water Theme Park
  • Midway Village and Museum Center
  • New American Theater
  • Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps
  • Riverfront Museum Park
  • Riverview Ice House Indoor Ice Rink
  • Rock River Recreation & Bike Path
  • Rockford Art Museum
  • Rockford Cubbies Baseball
  • Rockford Lightning Basketball
  • Rockford Metro Center
  • Rockford Ski Broncs Show Ski Team
  • Rockford Speedway
  • Rockford Symphony Orchestra
  • Sinnissippi Gardens
  • Sportscore
  • Time Museum
  • Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum
  • Various Festivals...On the Waterfront, 4th of July, Ice Sculpting Competition, Festival of Lights, and more!
  • 7 Public Golf Courses
  • 7,000 acres of Public Parks

Special food needs or diet restrictions? Just ask. We are happy to accommodate.

Guest Information and Policies

  • Check In after 4:00 p.m. - Check Out by 12:00 noon
  • Early arrival or late check out as available $10 per hour per room.
  • No smoking in guest rooms or common area rooms.
  • Smoking allowed outside, on deck, porch or patio.
  • Couples only GETAWAY LODGE.
  • Children welcome TIMEAWAY LODGE.
  • No pets. Cat on premise GETAWAY LODGE.
    TELEPHONE RESERVATIONS require first night lodging fee as deposit for confirmation. Full payment required on arrival. No refund of any payment within 72 hours of arrival. Cancellations from date made to 72 hours prior to arrival are charged $25 non-refundable service fee. Remaining deposit retained until unit is rerented. If unit is not rerented, balance held as non-transferable credit toward future Monday through Thursday night reservation. Unused credit expires 60 days from date canceled.
    ONLINE RESERVATIONS require fixed deposit fee for confirmation. Online deposit payments made through PAYPAL are nonrefundable and will be retained as service fee in event of cancellation.
    GROUP/FACILITY RESERVATIONS require 50% deposit to confirm rental. Full payment required 30 days prior to arrival. No refund of any payment within 30 days of arrival. $100 cancellation service fee from date made to 30 days prior to arrival.
    GROUP/FACILITY HOLD-THE-DATE Preferred date(s) held available for guest as courtesy on tentative basis, or until another request for same date received, upon which notified guest has 24 hours to confirm with 50% deposit. Hold-the-Date fee applied to same date rental only. Reservation must be confirmed with balance of required 50% deposit 60 days prior to arrival. $100 cancellation fee 60 days prior to date held. No refund within 60 days of date held.
    LONG TERM/EXTENDED STAY require deposit of first week rental and damage deposit to confirm reservation. First four weeks rental payment balance is due on initial arrival. After initial 4 week rental, payment is due beginning of week prior on a weekly basis to end of rental. In the event of cancellation, a refund of monies paid, less $25 service fee will be made if River House is notified more than two weeks prior to initial arrival. Should notification be made less than two weeks prior to initial arrival or less than two weeks prior to end of rental, all monies paid are subject to forfeiture. Failure to pay weekly balances on the stated due date will result in the automatic cancellation of the rental.

Gift Certificates Available

River House Bed and Breakfast is a member of the following associations:
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)

 River House
B&B Getaway Retreat

11052 Ventura Boulevard
Rockford, Illinois 61115-1242
(815) 636-1884

Email: innkeeper@RiverHouse.ws
Homepage: www.riverhouse.ws
nnkeeper: Patricia Michalsen

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