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Ken Oltmanns

Member since: 2014
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Speaks english

Come and escape to paradise. Enjoy the legend!

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of the Oregon vacation house rental

3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathrooms with accommodations For large Groups

Legend says the big bend in the Rock River at Grand Detour happened because the river was so beautiful there, she turned around for one last look at her beauty as she flowed downstream. Come and enjoy the legend!

The master bedroom and bath are located for privacy on the main floor. A patio window opens onto a deck with great views of the river. Two other bedrooms are located upstairs with a shared 3/4 bathroom and boast a beautiful river view with wildlife. The main floor has a large great room with a full kitchen and dining area. The dining table can accommodate 10 people comfortably. A large natural stone fireplace and several sitting areas complete the room while you enjoy the outdoor views. The lower level has a bar with seating for 8, and a comfortable sitting area where you can enjoy the warmth that another natural stone fireplace offers.

The large front yard has plenty of room for playing and offers river banks on both sides for fishing. Catfish and walleye are plentiful! If you like, throw up a tent and enjoy the night skies and sounds before you drift into tranquil sleep!

Several decks around the house are made for relaxing while you enjoy the day or evening on this beautiful river. The rear yard has a large fire pit, complete with firewood and rustic seating. Bring your guitar and have a sing along with the owls or tell ghost stories long into the night!

While the river channel and mill race can be very shallow and not appropriate for launching a boat, a public boat launch is located within one mile and several others launches are just a few miles away. Canoe and kayak rentals are available seven miles up river in Oregon, IL. A canoe trip takes you through a Castle Rock State Park and Lowden Miller State Forest and affords many opportunities to enjoy the limestone/sandstone bluffs and the thrill of watching eagles fish in the river.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Ken Oltmanns (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english


Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Chicago/Rockford International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Lost Nation Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I 88
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Galena Steak House
Car: necessary

There are 5 beautiful state parks in the area within a 15 minute ride. You can hike and picnic at all of them. They offer beautiful prairie, forest and river vistas with plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas. Wild life is plentiful. Deer and wild turkeys are seen frequently. The tree canopies offer fabulous birding opportunities.

John Deere Historic Site is less than a mile away. You can explore his original workshop/forge and his home and grounds. This site offers an amazing view of life in the1860's and a wealth of knowledge about how the original self cleaning plow was invented and how it changed agriculture forever.

The town of Dixon is conveniently located just 5 miles away. As the childhood home of former United States President Ronald Reagan, there are several historic places to visit and learn, including his boyhood home and The Northwest Territory Historical museum. The downtown area offers some exciting and multi-cultural choices in dining experiences. The Next Picture Show, an art gallery, offers exhibits by many local artists. Groceries and shopping are available at several locations around town.


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Refundable Damage Deposit C$937

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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Just off the Great Room.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Nice view of the river
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , nice view of the river
    Master - 1 queen , It has a patio door opening unto a deck facing the river.
  • The beds are memory foam mattresses.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
This house has been newly renovated.