GOOSE ISLAND CABIN -Secluded Riverside Eco-Retreat

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Entire cabin hosted by Tim

8 guests, 1 bedroom, 3 beds, 1 bath
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Built in 1907 along a beautiful stretch of the Rock River and surrounded by 2300 acres of State Forest, Goose Island Cabin is named after the small island just off shore, which is part of the property. Secluded, yet only 10 minutes from the town of Oregon, you'll have access to 100 acres of private land, 200' river frontage, boating, large yard with hammocks and games, fire pit, BBQ area and a legit settler's cabin -rustic yet well appointed. Well behaved pets allowed by adding to guest count.

The space
"Rustic Charm" is an understatement on both accounts. Native Americans lived here until the 1830's, enjoying its protected woodlands and excellent fishing. The land was deeded to an early settler in 1855, and the cabin was built in 1907. Although updated with electricity, hot water, bathroom/shower and a kitchen, it remains rustic. Well suited for hiking, biking, boating, art/writing retreat, barbecuing, yard games, hammock-time, campfires and porch sitting. There's one bedroom, a loft, living room with fire place, 8' dining table, kitchen (with stove/oven, fridge, etc), bathroom/shower, porch and large deck. For sleeping, there's a total of three full/queen beds in the bedroom, loft and by fireplace. Additionally there's a long leather couch in the living room, 2 day beds by windows and cots or tents that can be set up upon request. In the yard overlooking the river, there are several hammocks set up between the large oak trees. AC in bedroom. Fans in living room.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
3 queen beds, 1 couch, 2 air mattresses, 4 hammocks

What this place offers

River view
Waterfront
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Window AC unit
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed

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Where you’ll be

Oregon, Illinois, United States

This is one of the most tranquil and remote locations you can imagine, bordering Lowden-Miller State Forest and a beautiful stretch of the Rock River. It's at the end of a windy road through the woods yet has electricity and pristine drinking water from an artesian well. Light traffic (Rt 2) can be heard across the river but it's muttled by the constant symphony of songbirds. A tallgrass prairie and wild bison preserve (Nachusa Grasslands) is 4 miles away and Oregon, Dixon and Franklin Grove are neat little historic towns with shopping, dining and a bit of nightlife. La Vigna is a sensational little Italian restaurant just down the road towards Oregon. Check out https://www.visitnorthwestillinois.com/ for a local events calendar.

Hosted by Tim

  1. Joined in September 2016
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I'm a bee keeper and curriculum developer for environmental programs. I grew up overseas traveling with archeologist parents and know the importance of treating travelers well. I live a few miles from the cabin on a small organic farm and love the Rock River Valley - be it canoeing with the eagles or simply enjoying a sunset. This old cabin has been in the family for generations, having been built in 1907. If the logs could talk...
I'm a bee keeper and curriculum developer for environmental programs. I grew up overseas traveling with archeologist parents and know the importance of treating travelers well. I l…

During your stay

My farm/apiary (Orion Organics) is just a few miles away so I'm usually available if needed. I can generally meet guests upon arrival to give an introduction of the cultural/natural history of the area, nearby sites, activities, explain where things are around the cabin and light a fire if so desired. Ask me in advance if you need fishing gear, canoes/kayaks or want me to set up some tents for you.
My farm/apiary (Orion Organics) is just a few miles away so I'm usually available if needed. I can generally meet guests upon arrival to give an introduction of the cultural/natura…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Self check-in with keypad
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed

Health & safety

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Heights without rails or protection
Carbon monoxide alarm

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