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Charming Country Farmhouse, Quiet and Peaceful, hunting preserve

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type farmhouse




Hillsboro Farmhouse Rental Photos and Description

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, in farmhouse plus 1 attached room sleeps 6 max

Retreat in your own farmhouse nestled on 230 acres of gentle rolling hills and streams. Located in Central Illinois. Relax on the large front porch in your rockers or porch swing and enjoy the sunset and the deer by the stream. Your four room farmhouse sleeps up to 4 people comfortably and an attached 'summer kitchen' has been made into a 3rd bedroom. There are full size beds in each sleeping area. A full kitchen, with stove, full size refrigerator, microwave, A/C, cable TV, Internet and cell phone connection. The bathroom has an antique claw footed tub along with a separate modern shower. Pheasant Valley Farms is also a hunting preserve that offers pheasant, quail, deer and turkey packages with overnight stay. We are perfect for romantic getaways, business travelers, hunting trips, golf outings,and honeymoon and girlfriend packages. Pheasant Valley Farms is abundant in wildlife and has a stalls available in the antique barn for people traveling with their horses. Winery close 4 miles


Pheasant Valley Farms is offering a special Thanksgiving and Christmas package. For THANKSGIVING we will fix yu the traditonal turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Arrive Wednesday night, November 23 and join us at the farmhouse for your holiday meal. This package includes up to 4 nights in your own private farmhouse, with full country breakfast provide for you threee mornings and a scrumptous turkey dinner. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatos and gravy, sweet potatos, green bean casserole, home made rolls and pumpkin pie. Walk the trails after dinner or fish in the pond. Have a bonfire at night or sit by the fire in the summer kitchen. Call for details and availablity at 636-627-7762 Special rental rates, $150.00 per night, up to 6 guests.


What could be more relaxing tha n staying in your own farmhouse in the country over the Christmas holiday. Imagine cutting down your own small cedar tree on Christmas eve and decorating it with our old fashion ornaments. If you are lucky, it may snow!

You can make arrangements to have a full country breakfast ( at the big farmhouse, up the hill) served on Christmas morning, or we will provide you with a casserole to bake for yourself in your own farmhouse. Make a fire in the old buck stove or roast marshmellows on the open fire pit, under the stars. There are many nearby churches to visit nearby. We would like to make your holiday memories special at Pheasant Valley Farms. Special rental rates, $150.00 per night, up to 6 guests. Call for details and availabilty 636-627-7762

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  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John or Vicki White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2016
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About John or Vicki White

John grew up on farm in central Illinois and always loved the country. He is eager to share the countryside and beauty of his farms. He loves to farm, hike, and his latest endeavor is planting a vineyard. In coming years he will be producing wine from the over 300 vines planted.

John or Vicki White purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why John or Vicki White chose Illinois

We chose this property for the beauty of the rolling hills, the creek dividing both farmhouses and the associability

to nearby towns, wineries, dinning and entertainment. We enjoy getting away from the hectic city life and relaxing on the front porch and the quiet.

What makes this farmhouse unique

You will fall in love with the cottage and the country style setting. The views are spectacular and nothing is more relaxing than rocking on the porch watching the sunrise.

WIFI is available, as is cable TV.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We so enjoyed our time here at your warm country cottage. We have built great memories here! We especially loved the hiking, fishing, fires at night and the scenic drives around town.

Thank you again for the food and cookies. The kids enjoyed every bite!

We hope to come see you again soon. We loved getting to know you better as we sat around the fire. May God Bless you abundantly!
Apr 2014
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Charming Country Farmhouse, Quiet and Peaceful, hunting preserve
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews

Great Getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family and is in the most peaceful setting. The creek and trails offered a natural playground for the kids and they had so much fun. John and Vicki were amazing hosts and all of the personal touches they add really show how much they love the property and love to share it with their guests even more. Can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pheasant Valley Farms-a pleasant way to spend a week...

  • 5 of 5

Aside from the humidity Illinois is known for, we had a wonderful time. We saw deer, a box turtle and many different birds. The peace and quiet of the farm was just what we needed. We were close enough to Springfield and the Amish communities to be able to enjoy both!

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for having your vacation at pheasant valley farms. It was a pleasure meeting you
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Charming and peaceful are an understatement!

  • 5 of 5

This B&B was AWESOME! My wife and I spent 4th of July weekend here and we loved it so much that we're already making plans of coming back in a few months! The owners, John and Vicki, are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. They helped us plan our trip and made everything so convenient. Emails and phone calls were returned promptly, they went out of their way to make sure that we had everything we needed from a fully-stocked fridge to homemade cookies to enough comfy pillows and yes, even our own private fireworks show!

You can tell that John and Vicki get really excited to share their home with visitors and they went above and beyond our expectations. There were chocolates under our pillow, a basket of homemade goodies were right there on the table as soon as we walked in and John came by to drop off fishing rods and live bait because we mentioned that we love to fish, but because of a schedule conflict, didn't have time to grab our fishing gear! What a sweet guy! John even organized an impromptu fireworks show that went on for more than a half hour and included many of the super friendly neighbors! My wife and I were very impressed to say the least.

On the last day of our trip, John brought his tractor to the farmhouse just so that my wife and I could take pictures with us on it! This was especially nice of him considering that it was so unexpected and that we told him we were bummed because we forgot our camera, and that it really wasn't fun taking selfies with our phones. Here comes John with his camera, snapping away like a true professional and promising us to send us copies as keepsakes! Talk about 5 star service! I'd give this B&B, as well as John and Vicki, 10 stars if this website allowed me to!

The surrounding areas are absolutely beautiful and at night, you could see hundreds of fireflies in the field and thousands of stars in the clear sky above. We rarely get a show like this here in the city which is why my wife and I can't wait to go back! My wife and I have been to lots of B&B's and we agreed that this one has been the best one we've been to so far! So if you're into quiet, beautiful surroundings, small town charm, and a place to just get away from it all, make your reservations now with John & Vicki. You'll be so glad you did!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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better than advertised

  • 5 of 5

when k and i first looked at the information on this place, we were interested but after going there and experiencing that great place, we knew the ad didn't do it justice. it was just a wonderful country story for us. we don't have time or space to say all that could be said. but we will just say, go there and you will know and understand the beauty of it all. the owners are great and accommodating folks and the surrounding countryside and small towns are welcoming and picturesque well worth the cost.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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More than we expected!

  • 5 of 5

Within minutes of arriving at Pheasant Valley Farm we knew we had made the right decision. Both John and Vicki greeted us and took us on a tour of the property. From the homemade cookies to the wine from the local winery to the ingredients for our farm fresh breakfast we were thrilled with our decision. The houses were clean, roomy and the decor took us back in to a time when life was simple. The photos on this website are very accurate and there are no unpleasant surprises waiting for you.

The setting was nothing short of being fabulous. If you are looking to escape the city, Pheasant Valley is for you. In the evening we sat and watched the deer, during the day we hiked and enjoyed looking at the masses of beautiful monarch butterflies. We saw turkeys and enjoyed the tranquility of our weekend home away from home.

The intention of our weekend was to meet up with our Colorado family and tour the Lincoln Museum and Library which is about 50 minutes away. While we were able to do that, It was also a pleasant surprise to be able to unwind and relax in the beauty of nature.

It is our hope to one day return and spend even more time at Pheasant Farms. John and Vicki are excellent hosts and make sure all your needs are met. They recommended area attractions, restaurants and even suggested we check out the local movie theatre.

We would highly recommend this B&B, which is more of a vacation home rental, to anyone looking for a week long vacation or weekend getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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our perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the farm house was perfect for our vacation. The house was close enough to visit my family in Hillsboro, but it gave us our own house to stay at instead of renting a hotel or crowding my family.

The Whites were extremely nice and helpful. They made us feel like we were family even before we made it there. They were very accomodating and did everything they could to make sure we had a wonderful stay.

The house was nice and cozy and even with two older boys we didn't feel cramped. We were able to us the trails and the quiet road for walks everyday. We were even able to see some deer and turkeys along the way.

We couldn't have asked for anything better to stay at than this farm house. We will stay here next time we visit my family. No more hotels for us.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Pheasant Valley Farms, it was so nice to meet your family. We enjoyed hearing about your life in Guam and so enthused to see your sons enjoy the country life style. Looking forward to a return visit from you in the years to come. John & Vicki
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Forsee Winery
Orpheum Theatre
Hillsboro Country Club
Canton Inn
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
ST. Louis, MO
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Hillsboro, IL
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Fillmore, IL
Nearest Train
80 Miles
ST. Louis, MO
Nearest Motorway
13 Miles
HWY 1-55
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Hillsboro, IL
Car: necessary

Pheasant Valley Farms is located on 230 acres of gently rolling hills, streams and a wildlife preserve in Central Illinois. Just 90 miles from St. Louis, MO, and 50 miles from Springfield, IL. Hillsboro, Illinois is the closest town, just 6 miles from your country retreat. If you are traveling with your horses our historic barn accommodates 2 horses and we have trails and nearby state parks for riding. We are located near Lou Yeager Lake, Springfield and Hillsboro Lakes, all suited for your boating and fishing needs. We also have a stocked pond and two streams to fish on the property. Antiquing, golfing, fine restaurants, movie theater and shopping are minutes away. Pheasant Valley Farms is a hunting preserve offering quail, pheasant and deer hunting packages. Historic attractions are in Springfield, IL The biggest attraction at Pheasant Valley Farms is getting away from it all in your own farmhouse, peaceful and quiet times on the large front porch and enjoying the beautiful scener


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Pet Fee $20

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Hillsboro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • An antique claw footed deep bathtub is in a separate room from the shower and toilet area. Terry robes are supplied for our guests.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The antique bedroom furniture is a double bed. The sofa sleeper in the living room opens up to a very comfortable double bed, there is also a large bay window seat that a child could sleep on in the living room. In the adjoining summer kitchen there is a comfortable futon that sleeps one person. There is a running water and a/.c in the summer kitchen.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Inflatable Boat
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • 6 garden chairs
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing

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