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The River Is In Our Backyard ! Mississippi River Lodge - Thomson Illinois

Bedrooms 4
Space 195 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, (Sleeps 8) Laundry, Very Large Deck

Located right on the banks of the Mississippi River with fantastic views of the river and nature from the dining area, the living room, three of the bedrooms and the large 14 foot by 34 foot deck. Watch wildlife and riverboats from a wide open view of the river.

Our location has one of the most awe-inspiring views of the Mississippi River around. The early morning sun rises to illuminate the Iowa bluffs across the river and on a calm windless morning the water will just glisten. Just ponder sitting on the deck, drinking your morning coffee, watching the river gently flowing by and the wildlife moving about the area in their morning search for food. During the migration seasons you can watch hundreds of American White Pelicans in the area. During the fall American White Pelican migration, the pelicans will flock in the area creating areas that look like islands of snow. Although you can occasionally see Bald Eagles any time of the year, they are very prevalent in the winter when there is ice on the river. There have been many times when we have watched over 24 Bald Eagles sitting on the ice right in front of the house.

In the evening you will want to keep your camera close by to get some great photos of the sunsets over the Mississippi River. Every evening is different. On a night with a clear sky, the sun just drops below the Iowa bluffs on the far side of the river, but on an evening with some cloud cover, the skies light up with the most beautiful colors imaginable. We hope your entire stay will be beautiful weather, but unfortunately, mother nature does send some stormy weather across the river. But even a storm with lightning is something to behold.

OK, so enough with the beauty of just sitting and watching nature. If you are a river lover, the Mississippi River offers you all kinds of fun. Fishing, water skiing, tubing, or cruising up the river, it's all here for your enjoyment. Since we are located on Big Slough, off of the main channel of the river, you can have fun without having to deal with a lot of river traffic. Access to the main channel is easy if you want to cruise the river. Only five miles up the river you can get into Lower Sabula Lake where there is a great new sand beach. A great place to take young children to play. See our page 'On The River' for printable maps of the Mississippi River in this area. There is a public boat launch only a quarter mile from the house where you can launch your boat. A dock is provided to moor your boat here at the house. If you do not have a boat, you can fish off the dock or the bank or you can rent a flat bottom boat at Fin And Feather Campground just North of the house.

Plan your next family vacation at our Mississippi River Lodge waterfront vacation home.

See "Notes" below for lower rates for less than 8 guests.

Maximum allowed occupancy is 10 guests.

More Details

Gary & Lorrie Heide
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 6, 2017


Nearest Airport
3 Miles
Tri-Township Airport - Savanna
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Riverview Pub & Grub
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Palisades Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Illinois Route 84
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Chestnut Mountain

Located just South of Savanna and the Mississippi Palisades State Park where hiking trails and river overlooks are available. Wild Rose Casino is a short distance to the South in Clinton Iowa.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Thomson

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 195 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the main level with easy access.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Located upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Located upstairs
  • One full bathroom located downstairs with a HUGE shower/tub, toilets and vanity. Two more full bathrooms located upstairs, one with a pedestal sink, toilet and a whirlpool tub, the second upstairs bathroom has a vanity sink, toilet, shower stall and a whirlpool tub. Tankless water heater assures endless hot water for the tubs and showers.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Third bedroom again with a great view of the river.
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , No riverview, but two very comfy pillowtop twins
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Wall mounted tv, awesome view of river.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Wall mounted tv - awesome view of the river.
  • Three bedrooms looking out over the Mississippi River all with pillowtop queen mattresses. The center bedroom is decorated in a fishing theme, and one bedroom is decorated in a duck theme. Wall mounted flat screen TV's in two bedrooms. Fourth bedroom does not have a view of the river, but two very comfortable pillowtop twin beds. The three riverside bedrooms have a fantastic view of the river and all the wildlife.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Remember to bring your binoculars! Tri Township Airport ( KSFY ) is only 3 miles away. If you are flying into the area, call us and we will pick you up, or make arrangement for a car rental.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Thomson

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$73.56
Cleaning Fee C$124.68
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change. There is a $30.00 per person additional if over 8 in party. Maximum capacity is 10 guests. Rates are based on occupancy of 8 guests. If you are a group of 4 or less please contact us for lower rates. Please call or see our website at

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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