River House Bed & Breakfast Getaway Retreat

11052 Ventura Boulevard, Rockford, Illinois 61115
Innkeeper(s): Patty
  • Introduction

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    River House Bed and Breakfast Getaway Retreat offers romantic luxury suites or vacation house rental with two riverfront lodges located on five tree shaded acres on the bank of the scenic Rock River, All accommodations feature private bath, TV, free wireless internet, in-room refrigerator. Use this link to book online or check availability.

    The top-of-the-State location in the Rockford-IL metro offers a variety of attractions as Illinois 3rd largest city. It also makes a great base for day trips to surrounding attractions found in historic Galena-IL, in Spring Green-WI, and in nearby Chicago and suburbs, Madison-WI or Milwaukee-WI.

  • About The Inn


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    The GETAWAY LODGE offers luxury for couples in three romantic suites with private bath, Jacuzzi whirlpool tub or hot tub plus working in-room fireplaces. Two of the suites have private outside entrance from their own screened patio or porch. Special occasion amenity options and full gourmet breakfast make this a memorable getaway any time of the year.


    The TIMEAWAY LODGE vacation house has 5 family friendly bedrooms and sleeps up to 17 persons. Take advantage of the spacious gathering room and outdoor deck as the ideal space to host your family-church-business retreat, scrapbooking wekend weddin cremony or reception. No reaft is seved in hi lodge as gests enjoy a fully equipped kitchen with dishes to serve up to 20 persons.

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    And there's more...This property also offers an extended stay furnished apartment for business travelers. Did we mention the bonfire pits, boat launch, boat dock, riverside fishing, or the sand play area for the kids!


  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Patty Michalsen for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Guests are looking for a waterside getaway or retreat they can drive to. Love the riverside views from every window.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Our breakfasts. It's the first thing guests mention in most every review.  Our contemporary western decor makes us unusual for our solidly midwest location.  I love the opportunity of meeting new people every week and re-discovering just how much we humans have in common with each other!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Rockford is a big city that hasn't yet realized that fact.  It's a place that offers big city dining & entertainment options at friendly prices and crowd-free venues. 

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "Everything's so clean and well-maintained."  We work hard to provide an environment where guests are comfortable and it's wonderful when it gets noticed.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Rock Cut State Park.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?


    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    No, other than the beautiful river only 40 feet from your window and a nice community park with exercise walk path a few houses away.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    In an area settled by a combination of German, Swedish, and Italian immigrants, your best dining experience is to enjoy the locally owned restaurants where they cook from old family recipes.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.gorockford.com delivers excellent information in an easy-to-use format.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have two B&B lodges on our 5-acre property.  Timeaway Lodge is a vacation home rental that sleeps up to 17 in 5 family-style guest rooms.  Getaway Lodge has 3 luxury suites for romantic couples to celebrate their special holidays or just enjoy a little rest & relax.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets allowed. 

  • Weddings

    River House- Wedding PicWhat could be more romantic than this beautiful and bright riverside setting for your wedding ceremony and reception? Morning, afternoon, or sunset wedding ceremonies present unique photo opportunities for bride and groom with glistening waterfront, spacious tree shaded grounds, or sparkling clean snowscape. Plan your wedding your way; it's your special day to have everything just as you've been dreaming!

    From an outdoor wedding ceremony on the riverbank to an evening reception dancing with stars overhead under the starshade canopy; to chapel seating for a traditional wedding ceremony or cafe seating for a casual wedding ceremony and catered dinner reception in the TIMEAWAY LODGE Gathering Room; or choose a small, elegant affair in the GETAWAY LODGE and dine on wedding cake and appetizers later with your guests as they relax on the unique sailshade patio.

    The River House B&B Getaway Retreat location in the Rockford metro area is the ideal destination wedding site for family, friends, and guests with easy access from northern Illinois or southern Wisconsin. Chicago O'Hare airport for out-or-town wedding guests is just a 90 minute drive away. See all our packages for wedding celebrations for 2 to 75 guests. Call Patty at 815-636-1884 or visit our Wedding pages accessed from our website link found in this directory.

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