Perched high atop Castle Rock Bluffs, abutting the Rock River with views for days, this wooded home-site is surrounded by State Park and State Forest. Walking distance to an abundance of trails, the hunting areas of Castle Rock State Park or fishing on the Rock River with a boat launch 1 mile north of the property. Canoe or kayak from Castle Rock Park or sign up for a hosted trip out of Oregon, IL. Many great restaurants, bike trails, and hiking trails nearby.
Property is not reccomended for traveler's with young children.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 11, 2019
About Nicholas Novelle
Rock River Rentals 312-213-7788
Nicholas Novelle purchased this Cabin in 2017
What makes this Cabin unique
A 2018 remodel of a stand alone country home on 7 acres of rolling land along the shores of the Rock River. Castle Rock State Park is located across the road.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We were in town for our daughters wedding. Although or visit was short and we knew most of our stay would be at the wedding venue, we wanted someplace quiet and comfortable. Our little bit of down time was spent at Rock River Rentals. It was quiet, comfortable and inviting. The home had everything you could need and more. Unfortunately, we didn't get a chance to enjoy the deck, the fire pit or many other amenities. We did sleep well in the comfy beds, enjoyed quiet breakfasts in the morning, and late night card games around the big dining table. The extra fans in every room were a great added touch, especially getting wedding ready on this hot September weekend. Since many of our children live in Northern Illinois, we are hoping we can come back to take part in all this home has to offer. Thank your for letting us enjoy your home! Jeanne and Bruce Harrison
BTW: We were missing our four legged children, one of which is a great dane, so loved seeing your photos of your pups!
Thanks you two, loved having you. Come back soon.
Nick & Kate
Rock River Rentals.
p.s. trying to get another Dane right now, ours passed away last xmas. They are the best.
location was beautiful and very clean
Overall experience was great. House was extremely clean and anything we forgot we found was provided. Entrance little hard to locate. Warned about bugs but had no problems with mosquitoes. Need flashlight at night. Super dark. Real quiet except sounds of nature. Slept well. Comfortable beds and bedding. Great kitchen with everything provided to cook with aside from food! This was my first time renting and will do it again.
QUITE AND RELAXING
House was immaculate, it exceeded our expectations. The rooms were spacious and beds were very comfortable. The property owner was very informative and gave us directions and recommended places to go and things we could do during our stay. If your looking for a quite location this is the place!
Thanks Patty, we enjoyed having you, thanks for leaving the house in so clean after departing.
Nick & Kate
Rock River Rentals
Great property on the Rock River
Arriving on property just before dusk, we were greeted by a family of deer just off of the drive way. What a beautiful start to a weekend away!
Our group of four couples getting away from the city for the weekend thoroughly enjoyed the house and surrounding tranquility. Much time was spent on the deck throughout our stay. The river views were serene, and the land around the home provided ample additional opportunities to see deer, rabbits, frogs and other wildlife. This, of course, included the bugs, but this was warned of, expected, and alleviated by the bug spray Nick and Kate provided.
Nick was in regular contact in advance of our trip with helpful tips and to answer any questions. Instructions and rules were clear and straightforward. We appreciated working with them as hosts, and wouldn't hesitate to go back.
While in the area, we floated the river through White Pelican in Oregon, Illinois, and spend some time in nearby Castle Rock State Park. One couple visited the Buffalo at the grasslands as well. All activities are extremely close and easy to do from this home base. Upon returning at night, we grilled dinner and used the fire pit for relaxing and visiting with drinks and smores into the night.
While we didn't spend much time in the house, the kitchen was practical for cooking breakfast and making coffee (rustic cabinets with adequate utensils and supplies, updated appliances), which we enjoyed in the adjoining dining room. The bedrooms perfectly accommodated our group of 8 (one large, three smaller but still big enough for full/queen size beds). We didn't utilize the TV or fireplace, but both amenities were situated in a comfortable living area. And both bathrooms are updated for a nice touch.
Overall highly recommended all around, especially for spending ample amounts of time outside. Although the listing indicates the house is not suitable for young children (understandable given the surrounding woods), the parents among us said they thought it would be a good place to bring their kids, as well.
Thanks Drew, come back anytime we'd love to have you.
The house was clean, accommodating and well-maintained. The owners were very helpful and accessible with any questions. This is a great choice for enjoying the beautiful area.
Thanks Jennifer it was great having you as our guest. Come back soon.
Nick & Kate
Rock River Rentals.
Wonderful Stay in the woods at Rock River!
We really enjoyed staying at Rock River Recreation! The location, directly next to Rock River State Park, was ideal and the property backs up to the river, which offered wonderful views. We got quite a bit of hiking in at the State Park and the Forest that are a hop, skip, and jump away! We also had 7 acres of rolling hills all to ourselves, which offered a great place to watch the sunset! It was idealistic, breathtaking, and a great escape to nature!
The house itself provided much more space than shown in the pictures and the beds were super comfy! The remodeled bathrooms were fantastic and had great water pressure! The kitchen had all the baking and cooking utensils as well as pots and pans that you could ask for. The deck was WONDERFUL for grilling and looks out over the river for beautiful morning and evening views.
Nicholas was great to work with and responded promptly to any email requests. He also made sure that we had up-to-date driving directions as well as bad weather warnings. Checking out and in was seamless and super easy.
If you are looking for a place to disconnect from the outside world, you have found it! The cell reception is not the best and we did not connect to Wifi, which was a nice and welcomed escape. There also is a great TV set, DirectTV channels, and a pretty awesome DVD selection for those rainier, indoor days.
I strongly recommend staying at this property!! It was beyond lovely.
Thanks Mallory, we hope to host your group again for your future trips. You guys left the place in perfect shape.
Nick & Kate.
Things to do/areas of interest:
Our guide to Oregon:
White Pelican Kayak and Canoe rentals and trips: www.whitepelican.biz
Splash Canyon Spray Park: www.oregonpark.org/splash-canyon-spray-park
Prairie Side Skate Park: www.oregonpark.org/prairie-side-skate-park
Horseback riding available at White Pines Forest State Park: www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/white-pines-forest-state-park
Miles of marked hiking trails in Castle Rock State Park: www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/castle-rock-state-park
Chief Blackhawk statue located in Lowden-Miller State Park: www.enjoyillinois.com/explore/listing/lowden-miller-state-forest
Take a paddle-wheel dinner or brunch cruise on the Maxson Riverboat (800-468-4222) and Restaurant: http://maxsons.net/
Byron Dragstrip: http://byrondragway.com
KI Tracks motocross area: www.facebook.com/KiTracksMX
Blackhawk model railroad train museum at Conover Square: https://cityoforegon.org/category/visitor-information/shopping/conover
Farmers Market: https://cityoforegon.org/oregon-farmers-market-courthouse-square/
Lowell Park in Dixon, IL: http://dixonparkdistrict.com/lowell-park/
Wiggly Field Dog Park: www.oregonpark.org/wiggly-field-dog-park