FOX RIVER IL VACATION HOME W/ COVERED DECK, WIDOW'S WALK & MORE

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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FOX RIVER IL VACATION HOME W/ COVERED DECK, WIDOW'S WALK & MORE

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Eagle's Nest - 3 bed / 2.5 bath (sleeps 10) with scenic views & canoe launch

Fox River vacation home for nightly, weekly or monthly rental featuring many unique and entertaining amenities! Located in Glen Park Estates in Sheridan, IL, just over an hour Southwest of Chicago. This home, known as Eagle's Nest, offers a great base for canoe trips and more, all the while providing scenic views from the unique widow's walk.

- Large covered deck off living room offers riverfront views and ample seating with gas grill

- Living room highlighted by wood burning fireplace and LCD HDTV w/ Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player

- Eat-in kitchen / bar / dining room offers ample area for groups during meals

- Master suite complete with queen bed, ceiling fan, jacuzzi tub and steam shower on the 2nd floor

- Widow's walk connected to master suite provides views above treetops stretching for miles

- 2nd bedroom offers another queen bed with ceiling fan and HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player

- 3rd bedroom includes (2) bunk beds and HDTV, Dish Network and Blu Ray DVD player

History:

Glen Park was originally established in 1900, along the Fox River in Sheridan, IL, as a resort offering cabin and dormitory rentals in addition to camping on the grounds. This enchanting retreat included a toboggan slide, music stand (amphitheater), dining hall, bowling alley, boat launch and much more. Glen Park was often frequented by many locals and out-of-town visitors, who were drawn to the area.

Nearby Attractions:

Canoeing / Kayaking on the Fox River is a relaxing opportunity for every member of the family (even the inexperienced and unadventurous). The trip from Glen Park Estates (Sheridan, IL) to either local canoe landing (Ayers Landing Canoe Rental or C & M Canoe Rental) is about a 12 mile trip that you can take at your own pace (you can arrange a shorter trip if you would like). Spend as little as 3 hours or the entire day enjoying all the river has to offer. The Fox River meanders around gently curving lands and limestone bluffs, ranging in width from 50-100 yards. The total drop in the river is just enough to keep you and your party moving at a gentle pace with only a few faster rapids. There are several sand bars and picnic areas to stop at along the way.

Starved Rock State Park (located 30 minutes from property) offers scenic hiking trails with many waterfalls during spring and after rains. In 2011, Starved Rock State Park celebrated its 100th Anniversary with more than 2 million people visiting the park from all over the world.

IL River Wine Trail (located 30 minutes away from property) features several wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway in Utica, IL. Several wineries and tasting rooms offer free wine tasting and tours highlighting several award-winning wines (State and National).

Golf courses (many options less than 30 minutes from property):

- The Bourne Golf Course is a unique course that is known and remembered for the crashed airplane that marks it's entrance; the 130 foot elevation on the 9th tee box; it's natural waterfall at the 11th; the true Scottish links feel, and it's remoteness. It's pure golf and nothing more.

- Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, located in Lemont, IL is a public golf facility that has four championship golf courses. It's premier course, Dubsdread, is ranked among the Top 100 courses in the country by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.

- Whitetail Ridge Golf Club was created among the farm land locally known as 'The Ridge'. The front nine holes play through the lower area of the property, winding their way through wetlands and water. The back nine holes play along a ridge, offering a variety of elevations and striking views of the surrounding countryside.

Other nearby local attractions cam be found in the nearby towns of Aurora, Joliet, Marseilles, Naperville, Newark, Oswego, Ottawa, Plainfield, Plano, Sandwich, Shorewood, Somonauk, Utica and Yorkville:

- Antique shopping

- Horse riding

- Race tracks

- Waterpark

- Zip line

Chicago, located ~1 hour, 15 minutes drive from property offers many attractions within easy access:

- Sports

- Shopping

- Dining & Theater

- Museums

- Art

- Aquarium, Planetarium & Zoos

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed

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Glen Park was originally established in 1900, along the Fox River in Sheridan, IL, as a resort offering cabin and dormitory rentals in addition to camping on the grounds. This enchanting retreat included a toboggan slide, music stand (amphitheater), dining hall, bowling alley, boat launch and much more. Glen Park was often frequented by many locals and out-of-town visitors, who were drawn to the area.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Reviews

4.3
based on 6 traveler reviews

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Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
average rating of 4.3333335 based on 6 reviews
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Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
United States
5

GREAT PLACE GREAT VACATION

  • 5 of 5
Our family took a mini four day vacation to just spend some time together. My daughter in law found this place on line and it was PERFECT. The house is great - very comfortable, everything we needed was there! It has a great kitchen!! It was fun to use it! The house is very welcoming, and, we found that we all had our "space" and yet we had some great places to come together. The linens and towels are really nice!

The location is beautiful. The Fox River is just breathtaking. During our trip, of just four nights and five days, we saw a total of 6 eagles!! How cool is that? Sitting on the back porch overlooking the river, sipping coffee and then an eagle swooped by! It was sooooo close! I have never seen one that close before.

The area is lovely, we enjoyed going to Starved Rock and a few other places nearby. What an awesome place and we, all 7 of us, agreed we want to come back, if not next year, before. I would love to see the area in different seasons.

The owners are really nice people. They checked to see if everything was okay and I liked that. All of us loved the wonderful guide book/area history book that was in the unit. What a nice touch.

All in all, this was a wonderful place to stay, a very good value and I am glad we chose Eagle's Nest at Glen Park Estates.
  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
4

THANKSGIVING STAY

  • 4 of 5
Overall this was a great house for our family. Plenty of space for the 6-8 of us that were there. The location was nice as well, not too far from major metro areas, but quiet and secluded.

The house was exactly as it looks in the pictures, and having the garage entry was very handy. Everything was clean and seemed well taken care of. A few missing details here and there, but i think they may have recently finsished renovations.

My only complaint is with the bedding. There are only box springs and half the thickness foam mattress pads on top of these on the two bigger beds. It wasn't horrible, but for an individual that likes to sleep comfortably and possibly sleep in, this is not going to happen. The bunk beds were not terrible, regular futon mattresses on the bottom with regular mattresses on the top.

I would go back if they upgraded to real mattresses on the bigger beds in the house or i would bring my own blow up beds instead. Also there is no extra bedding.
  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendations. We have added memory foam toppers to the queen beds, as well as, adding extra bedding for guests.

Please visit us again.
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Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
4

GREAT STAY

  • 4 of 5
The House was great!!! Spacious and the view was excellent !!! The owners were so nice and the neighborhood was charming and quaint. We definitely recommend this place.
  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
4

GREAT LOCATION, NICE HOUSE

  • 4 of 5
A group of us stayed at Eagles Nest for a weekend canoe trip. The location for canoeing is perfect as there is a canoe launch within the little subdivision. The house was spacious. The trees and the view were beautiful!! I appreciated the booklet with all of the information on local restaurants and the history of the area as well, it was a great touch! All in all, we had a great time and would definitely go back to this house again!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
Bartlett, IL
4

VERY NICE BUT...

  • 4 of 5
The house was clean and big enough for 6 adults, 2 kids, and one dog. We enjoyed TVs in every room. We loved the location of the house and the surroundings, very quiet, lots of trees. However there were no additional pillows nor blankets available which was not a big deal but it would be nice to have those. Also, hot tub was posted in the listing of the house but there was no hot tub, and the entrance to the roof was not accessible, I am not sure if it's because the summer season was over or not.
  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The hot tub area (located in front of the white shed) is constructed and we are waiting the delivery and install of the unit. We do list it as October availability and expect it to be done by the end of the month. Unfortunately, we had some renters that abused the use of the Widow's Walk this summer and we are in the process of coming up with a solution. I appreciate you suggestions and comments and please visit us again.
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Fox River IL vacation home w/ covered deck, widow's walk & more
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3177472
+1 270-485-9068
Utica Illinois
5

GREAT HOUSE, GREAT LOCATION!

  • 5 of 5
The house was spacious, clean and had everything week needed for our weekend get away! We enjoyed grilling out on the deck, fishing on the river, and a campfire in the backyard. There was plenty of room for 10 people to sleep comfortabley. The kitchen had all the cooking tools we needed to make meals. We very much enjoyed our weekend retreat and hope to be back in the future!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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IL River Wine Trail (30 minutes away):

- Wine trail features several wineries dotted along the Illinois River Road Scenic Byway in Utica, IL

- Several wineries and tasting rooms offer free wine tasting and tours

- Award-winning wines (State and National)

Starved Rock State Park (45 minutes away):

- Offers scenic hiking trails with many waterfalls during spring and after rains

- In 2011, Starved Rock State Park celebrated its 100th Anniversary with more than 2 million people visiting the park from all over the world

Golf (many courses within 30 minutes):

- Several unique, local courses are highly recommended options

- Cog Hill, which has several public courses, is in nearby Lemont, IL, and accepts online tee time reservations

Other nearby local attractions include:

- Antique shopping

- Horse riding

- Race tracks

- Waterpark

- Zip line

Chicago (~1 hour, 15 minutes drive):

- Sports

- Shopping

- Dining & Theater

- Museums

- Art

- Aquarium, Planetarium & Zoos

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Availability & Rates

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Utica House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 15 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$3,750
 
 
Shoulder (Fall)
Oct 1 2014 - Nov 14 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,000
$2,500
 
 
Holidays
Nov 17 2014 - Jan 6 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$3,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$225
From
$250
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,250
$3,750
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $69.00
Pet Fee $50.00
Cleaning Fee $100.00
Tax Rate 11.0%

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Utica House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Town ...
  • River ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Blender
  • Ice Maker
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master suite - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Jacuzzi tub, Steam shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Main floor
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master suite - 1 queen , Ceiling fan, Jacuzzi tub, Steam shower, Widow's walk
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ceiling fan
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , Bunk beds (2)
  • Wide stairways lead up to the bedrooms on the 2nd floor with the Widow's walk going up another story from the Master suite.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games for Kids
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Dock
  • DVR
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Yard
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Deck Furniture
  • Porch Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Crow's Nest
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Barbecue
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Groups
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • Events Allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • Steam Shower
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Notes:
All occupants must be 25 years of age or accompanied by parents.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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