Quiet, relaxing retreat overlooking the River
About Nana Campana
My husband and I used the River House as our weekend getaway, before we moved here from the Chicago suburbs. We are both from the Midwest (Wisconsin and Illinois). I am a retired teacher, and my husband is a retired sheet metal worker. We lived in the River House full time while we were building our house next door. This area is really beautiful, and we enjoy boating, the sunsets, and the quiet, although we do head into Chicago frequently to enjoy theater and other city things. My favorite time here is in the fall and winter, when it is extra beautiful on the River. People are friendly here, and the neighbors will welcome you.
Nana Campana purchased this House in 2001
Why Nana Campana chose Thomson
The River House is a great getaway. It is only 2 1/2 hours from Chicago, which is very convenient. It is a quiet, relaxing place in the woods on the Mississippi River with a spectacular view. Since the house has a wrap-around deck overlooking the river, you can eat outside and enjoy the fresh air and the view. The house is on one floor, and there are few steps to worry about.
What makes this House unique
Since the house is on a wooded cul-de-sac, the area is very peaceful and quiet. Yet nearby there are many wineries, quilting shops, and antique shops to enjoy. Boating and fishing on the river are wonderful, and there is a boat rental nearby. This is also a good place to hike or bike, and there is a bike rental place in town.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
No outdoor noise after 10pm
Minimum age of primary renter:21
The River House is in a quiet, residential wooded area. Out of courtesy for our neighbors, we request no loud outdoor noise after 10pm.
This is not a party house.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Peaceful getaway weekend
The property was wonderful. We were a little disappointed that there wasn't any easier access to the river from the property. It also seemed far away from anything to do. Didn't realize how close it was to the prison either. The house itself was lovely and very well kept.
Most people visit The River House to relax and enjoy the Mississippi River. The River House is on a bluff overlooking the River, and The River House has steps with railings down to the river bank. The River House is north of the town of Thomson, and it is at least 4 miles away from the correctional facility. When someone books The River House, we always send a list of places to go and their distances.
Beautiful Riverview Home
Very nice house with a wonderful view of the Mississippi River. The owners provide a variety of entertainment opportunities at the house as well as information about local points of interest.
Wonderful time was had at Nana and Ron's house on the Mississippi
Ron and Nana were wonderful hosts throughout our stay. The house was sparkling clean and very well equipped with everything you could think of being provided. We spent a lot of time hanging out at the house playing games, doing puzzles and catching up with the family. It was a perfect environment to relax and make special memories. Nana and Ron had a lot of literature about things to do in the area which was really helpful. We would highly recommend a stay at this property.
We three girls had good time at the RIVER HOUSE! It had plenty of room, linens were like new, beds were comfy and was fully stocked with everything we needed. Ron and Nana were very gracious owners and were there if we needed them. Thanks you R. And N. For everything. Highly recommend it.
This is a sparkling little gem!
We loved our stay here. It was ABSOLUTELY clean and inviting. ...a perfect spot for a river getaway. We enjoyed watching the last of the riverboats ply their way south from our dining room table. In the evening, having the fireplace going sure felt good! The beds were very comfy and the kitchen was well supplied. Our hosts were such fun and very helpful. Yes...we hope to return!
Super clean and cozy house with extraordinary owners
My family ( my husband, girls aged 2 and 5, and I) had a beautiful, wonderful and memorable vacation in Nana and Ron’s river house. It was our first vacation in countryside and it turned to be so special to all of us. My husband caught a large fish, my girls enjoyed beautiful twin room decorations and I enjoyed all parts. We have met so many people before, but Nana and Ron make my family feel so homing. Kids want to stay longer, my husband and I want to meet Nana and Ron as frequently as possible. Highly recommend to everyone.
Since we live next door, we can enjoy and assist our guests if they need something. The River House is good for relaxing and enjoying the view of the beautiful Mississippi River, or for hiking / biking/cross country skiing in our quiet neighborhood or local parks. The fall and winter are especially lovely on the River.
There is plenty of unique shopping and dining in nearby Galena, and The National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, Iowa is fabulous.