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Reviewed 24 November 2006

We had never been to a bed and breakfast and did not know what to expect. After meeting the hosts and getting settled in the room we felt right at home. We all had a lot of fun. The entertainment was great and stayed up late chatting with them. The rooms were clean and everyone was very friendly. Went on...

1Thank dezinegerl
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 November 2006

They are fantastic hosts. A great B&B... I even brought my digital piano and played in the living room as much as I wanted... Breakfast was delicious as well.

Thank pantsalicious
Joliet, Il
Reviewed 11 October 2006

I was looking for a secret hideaway and an escape, I found it at Fox River B&B. You find everything from romance to escapism and a whole lot of fun. The hosts Bobby Joe and Maria make you feel welcome immediately upon arrival, its like visiting old friends. Maria & Bobby Joe have found the true secret to having a...

Thank S-Momma
Reviewed 8 October 2006

What a joy. Maria and Bobby Jo are the odd couple of hosts, but the atmosphere they provided was just the ticket. Clean rooms, beautiful claw-foot tub, and an amazing breakfast made this visit very enjoyable. Plenty to do in the area, with Starved rock, wine tasting in Utica, and a canoe trip right down the block. Interesting history, too....

1Thank gofer4709
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 September 2006

I just got back from my first time staying out at The Fox River BNB. It was everything I expected and more. My hosts, Bobby Joe and Maria were more than gracious and occupied much of my time with enjoyable conversation. I am a musician, so Bobby Joe invited myself and another musician friend out to the BNB for the...

Thank StoicsHandicap
Reviewed 4 September 2006

I was invited as a musician to play a weekend at the Fox River Bed and Breakfast. Having never been to a BnB before (and certainly never having played one), I was blown away by the kindnesses offered me by Bobby Joe and Maria. They were friendly and attentive, and above all welcoming. They put us up in a great...

1Thank nickbognar
Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 27 August 2006

My wife and I had a few days off of work, and so I decided to surprise her with a little weekend trip. This bed and breakfast is really in a nice location if you want to get away from it all and just relax. There are two great state parks just 15 miles away that we hiked around and...

Thank allaregone
Reviewed 23 August 2006

I just returned from a weekend stay at the Fox River B & B. Upon arrival, Bobby Joe and Maria made sure my man and I had everything we needed in order to relax and have F-U-N. They are extremely accomodating and willing to do just about anything to make your stay just as you like it. They made a...

Thank Indianchai
Reviewed 23 August 2006

The Fox River Bed and Breakfast will forever occupy a prominent and incomperable place in the memories of my travels. The proprietors, Bobby Joe and Maria, are truly good, interesting, warm, and unforgettable people. They are highly invested in making certain your time at the Fox River B&B is a blast -- and they were certainly successful in my case....

Thank Amygdalaman
St. Louis
Reviewed 7 August 2006

The fox river BnB is simply wonderful. The building is clean, comfortable, has an amazing decor, and is very spacious. The campsite is also awesome. You get more seclusion than a typical campground, but easy access to a great bathroom and shower. What truly sets this establishment apart from others is the people. Bobby Joe and Maria are not only...

Thank vishy6798

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax on 17 wooded acres in this beautiful circa 1901 Victorian farmhouse, eight miles north of Ottawa, Illinois. Enjoy fresh country air, walking in the woods, bird-watching, sitting in the rocking chairs on the front porch, and our hot, home-cooked breakfasts! Skydiving and canoeing, Starved Rock State Park just minutes away! Please call for availability. We also offer weekly rates for travelers, and the entire B&B can be reserved for your gatherings, or reserve the second floor for you and your guests. Five guest rooms that can sleep 14 guests. Great place to stay with your friends and family. Lots of history here, as the original family settled here in 1829. Charles Lindbergh's mail plane crashed on the property 6 months prior to his transatlantic flight, and Mr. Lindbergh spent two nights at the B&B. Hope to see you soon! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fox River Bed and Breakfast

Address: 3367 E 2072nd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9430
Region: United States > Illinois > Ottawa
Price Range: €69 - €115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fox River Bed and Breakfast 2*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All rooms are lovely - they have rooms with 2 beds if you're traveling with friends”
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“We chose the Lindbergh room for the history.”
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