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Charming Country Farmhouse, Quiet and Peaceful, hunting preserve

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type farmhouse


About the property

1 queen bedroom, 1 full bath, in farmhouse plus 1 sofa sleeper

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 to be used in the Fall and Winter with a wood fire stove burning. There is a queen size bed in the bedroom and a full size sofa sleeper.. 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 get away packages. Pheasant Valley Farms is abundant in wildlife You will see Pheasant, deer, quail, turkeys and even a bald eagle. Wineries are close by, the nearest Forsee Winery is just 4 miles We now are planting a vineyard and will some day have our own

HOLIDAY SPECIAL / CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: This is not always available, so check with us early!


What could be more relaxing than 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 marshmallows on the open fire pit, under the stars. There are many churches to visit nearby. We would like to make your holiday memories special at Pheasant Valley Farms. Special rental rates, $170.00 per night, up to 4 guests.

More Details

John or Vicki White
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

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 1000 vines planted.

John or Vicki White purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why John or Vicki White chose Hillsboro

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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Hillsboro Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please remove your shoes and use the slippers by the back door No glass bottles or containers, or children in the hot tub. Please take your food
Location Type:
  • Lake ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • 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 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The antique bedroom furniture is a queen 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 6 garden chairs
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Valles Mines, Missouri

Perfect Quick Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

John and Vicki were two of the best hosts we’ve ever met. When we arrived, there were fresh cookies baked by Vicki waiting for us! John stopped by to check in and gave us some history on the home and land. I’m pretty sure my husband could’ve sat there and talked to him all afternoon! They way this home is set up is perfect for any stay! We hiked the property, roasted hotdogs, played board games, and ended our evening in the hot tub.

Reading and going through photos and learning the history of the home and the previous owners was our favorite part.

Thank you for coming by before we left! We were able to meet Vicki and talk some more. Next time, we will be sure to take the tour of the property that was offered. Highly recommend staying here. Thank you again, and we also thank you very much for welcoming our 4-legged girls in your home. We’ll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review, it was a pleasure talking to you & we look forward to seeing you again.
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A quiet country getaway

  • 5 of 5

I really enjoyed my time at Vicki and John's cottage in Hillsboro. The cottage was very comfortable and the setting was calm and beautiful. John gave me a tour of the property and my dog and I enjoyed exploring the vast grounds during our stay. I saw all kinds of wildlife: turkey, rabbit, deer, tons of birds, and lots of butterflies. There is a grocery store about 15 mins away. The kitchen is fully stocked. The bed was comfortable. They had puzzles and board games available. I spent most of my time on the front porch. One thing to note is that I didn't have cell service there and the wifi was pretty slow. For me, that was no problem at all, as I wanted to truly get away. But if you were planning to work remotely or stay connected, you would have to walk down the road a few hundred feet for cell service or go into town for wifi. I would highly recommend this country cottage and hope to get back soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having Marci at the guesthouse and her very well behaved dog, Pippin. We are in a valley surrounded by hills and it is a problem to get good WIFI service in the country. (It is slow, sorry) The phone service that works best in our area is AT&T and that is best received on the front porch! We wish it was better but at this time nothing is available for us country folks. We hope to see Marci and Pippin again in the near future. Thanks for visiting.
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Excellent place to stay, very scenic and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Great experience and the owners are great to work with!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply amazing ! A must stay .

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place and will be going back .

John and Vicki are some of the sweetest people I have ever met and they made us feel at home from the start .

The property has it all! Wildlife, hiking trails, great views of the country side and is nice a quiet . Great for a romantic get away !

The house comes fully stocked with everything one would ever need plus a hot tub !! We are completely happy we stayed here and don't have a single thing to complain about . Like I said a must stay !!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: March 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: June 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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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 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 scenery


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $25
Pet Fee $20

Rates are subject to change, with notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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