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Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

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Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

Would like to see if i can find a romantic place up to 3hrs drive outside of Chicago...Cozy B&B with fireplace would be nice, maybe winery, some hiking, or horse riding..Definitely relaxing place with nice scenery.. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

Harbor Country in Michigan - michigan.org/Places-to-Go/…Default.aspx

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2. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

starved rock

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3. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

About 2.75 hours north of you is the American Club at Kohler, WI. Never met anyone who stayed there and didn't rave about the setting and the inn. Expensive but special.

A little further south is Lake Lawn Lodge in Delevan, WI. Just refurbished inside and out. Beautiful grounds. That's about 2 hours north of you.

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mecan river lodge, near green lake, wisc. i also vote for harbor country (the only area of the 3 with a real wine country) and starved rock.......

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5. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

I second the idea of Starved Rock -- especially in the fall when the leaves are changing color and the evening temperatures are conducive to sitting by a fireplace.

You might also want to look into Galena, Illinois.

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My vote would be for Galena. If the leaves are still in foliage, the view overlooking the river from Chestnut Lodge is worth it. Otherwise, stay downtown at the DeSoto House.

Another nice option, not quite as far, is the Comfort Inn with Cliffbreakers Restaurant in Rockford.

Very nice cabins at Turkey Run State Park near Marshall, IN

http://www.turkeyrunstatepark.com/

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7. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

Mission Oak Inn outside Henry, IL is just 135 miles SW of Chicago. It is a beautiful getaway - with the fireplace, decks over the private lake to feed the fish (or catch them), gorgeous surroundings and attention to detail. And then there is the food - wow! Do take advantage of the optional dinner served by chef owner Denny. And ask Jan about area attractions, which include wine tasting and much more. It was the highlight of my recent trip to the Illinois River Road National Scenic Byway, which you could travel from Ottawa to the Inn...

www.missionoakinn.com

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8. Re: Weekend Gateway Outside Chicago

Have you already taken your romantic weekend?

I second the endorsements for Starved Rock, Harbor Country, MI and The American Club in Kohler, WI however, since you mention romantic...far and away the very best place we've EVER stayed (and we travel very extensively) is the Inn at Irish Hollow just outside of Galena. It's expensive, but the utmost in a romantic retreat, and very close to downtown Galena to meet all of your other needs.

Have fun, and let us know what you decide!

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There are also some nice places in and around Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It also has the benefit of being the closest to Chicago of the options people have discussed. As long as we aren't trying to make the trip at rush hour, we can get there in about an hour from our place in Schaumburg.

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