Mississippi River Lodge- The River Is Our Backyard

View from deck of paddleboats on the river.View from deck of paddleboat traveling on the river.View of the Mississippi River from the deckKitchenLiving RoomQueen Bedroom - great view of the riverQueen bedroom - duck theme - great river viewTwin bedroom2nd floor bathroom2nd floor bathroom
“ Excellent ”
7 Reviews

From $245 / night

5642 Riverview Cir Dr, Thomson, IL 61285



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $245 - $285
Per week: $1,400 - $1,600
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Thomson vacation home rental
Our Mississippi River Lodge is located right on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi River between Savanna and Thomson Illinois. Very easy access to the river. Dock is provided for fishing of mooring your boat. Power outlet near the dock to charge trolling batteries. Firepit for roasting marshmallows or cooking hotdogs and hamburers with the kids.

Four bedrooms, three with queen pillowtop mattresses, one with two twin pillowtop mattresses. Great views of the river from three of the bedrooms. Three full bathrooms, one downstairs with shower and tub, two upstairs with whirlpools. Fully equipped kitchen and large banquet style table that seats 8. All looking out over the Mississippi River. 2100 square feet total.

A very large 13 foot by 34 foot deck with table, lounge chairs and gas grill give an awesome view of the Mississippi River and some fantastic sunsets.

Full laundry on upper floor.
Small boat rental available as well as (2) bicycles.

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Area Information
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 imagine sitting on the deck, drinking your morning coffee watching the sunrise watching the river gently flowing by and the wildlife moving about the area in their search for food. Sit around the firepit on the cool fall evenings and enjoy the peacefulness that comes with the territory. Have your camera ready for the beauty of the sunset - a sight you wouldn't believe you are seeing!
Remember to bring your binnoculars!

Located only 40 minutes from Galena, an hour from Rockford, and only 2 1/2 hours from the Chicago area.

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Availability Calendar



Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2016 May 01 2016 - - $1,400 - 1 Week
Jan 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $245 $285 - - 2 Nights
May 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 - - $1,600 - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 11%
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Visa
Other Fees: $60.00 Cleaning fee up to 4 guests. $100.00 Cleaning fee for more than 4 guests Rates based on Occupancy of 8 guests. Four guests or less, please email or call for discounts. 2 night minimum. All Holiday Weekends are 3 night minimum.



  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 2 Twin Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • Bikes
  • Full Kitchen
  • Kayak
  • View (Water)
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Waterfront
  • Dock/Boat Slip
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Activities

  • Boating
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (10 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (5 miles)
  • Winery
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Snowmobiling
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (8 miles)
  • Casino
    (13 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (8 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Water Skiing
  • Hunting
    (2 miles)
  • Park
    (8 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Great River Bike Path from Savanna to the Quad Cities is only 1 block from the house. Bikes available to rent.

Reviews (7)

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“ Excellent ”
7 reviews
Barb Karr

Barb Karr

Ozark,MO, USA

Mississippi River Lodge

July 29, 2014

We had such a wonderful vacation stay at Mississippi River Lodge! Hosts Gary and Lorrie are great and so is this property. It was amazing to be able to go to sleep at night looking out to see the river right there and so many stars! Peaceful, quiet getaway. Our group was 6 adults, 2 kids and 1 dog and we all had plenty of space and all the comforts of home. Sunsets on the river are spectacular and we loved seeing all the birds, especially the pelicans. We loved this property and missed being there as soon as we left!



Carol Stream, IL

Awesome !!!

July 9, 2014

We were very pleased, what a beautifully decorated home away from home. Everything you could want, impeccably clean. All the furnishings were comfortable,chairs sofas deck chairs and especially the beds.the deck was great with a million dollar view. Good fishing right off the pier. We would highly recommend this home to anyone, The owner (Laurie&Gary) were wonderful to deal with, thinking of everything to make your stay a great experience. Love this place...Thanks For the wonderfull time.

Jeff and Jan Falk

Jeff and Jan Falk

Provo, UT

Fun and Relaxation on the Mississippi

October 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Lodge for a wonderful week in May. It really was a home away from home on the peaceful Mississippi! The comfortable furnishings and river decor are perfect. It was very clean, well maintained and had all the comforts of home. The first thing you see when you walk in the front door is the beautiful view out the spacious windows in the family room and dining area. We loved waking up every morning and seeing the beautiful river flowing by. Besides the fun pontoon ride on the river, we discovered other interesting things to do in the area. One day we went to Le Clair, IA, that had fun shopping and places to eat. Another day we went to Colona, IL, to Lavendar Crest Winery for tasting and a good lunch. Both not far from the Lodge. Galena, IL, is a pretty drive north and also has quaint shops, eateries and history. The Lock and Dam 13 was a very interesting place that showed us how the barges and other watercraft travel up and down the river. We found a great restaurant in Clinton, IA, right on the Mississippi named the Candlelight Inn. Very good food, beautiful view and people can travel by boat to eat there and dock at the restaurant's private marina. Gary and Lorrie, the owners, have done a great job on renovating the lodge and really care that their visitors enjoy themselves. They know the area well and what there is to do. When our visit was over, we left feeling relaxed and well satisfied with our stay while looking forward to a future visit and more fun to be had!

Kathryn Lawler

Kathryn Lawler

Chicago, Illinois

Perfect Family Getaway

October 10, 2012

We stayed at this wonderful home the last weekend in September. The accommodations were superb. The pictures just didn't do it justice! The four bedrooms were very comfortable with three of them having amazing views of the Mississippi. The bathrooms were all very large and clean and the living area was a great place to relax. Gary was very friendly and helpful and even gave us a small fishing boat to use during our stay. Our large family (7 plus a baby) had such a great time staying there. We're looking forward to staying there again in the future. Things to do: Galena (45 minutes away), Mississippi Palisades (great views, especially during the Fall), fishing and boat rides on the Mississippi and Iowa is just a short drive away.

Dale Jaacks

Dale Jaacks

Elgin, IL

Gorgeous home in a Gorgeous location

October 9, 2012

My wife, son and I and two dear friends had the priviledge of staying Saturday night at this amazing home. The home itself had been recently remodeled very tastefully with no expense spared. There are four bedrooms all beautifully appointed, two with flat screen TVs. Also upstairs two full baths with whirlpool tubs. The first floor is very spacious and looks out over a huge deck with an incredible view of the Mississippi River. The deck also has a nice, new and large gas grill. The first floor also has a full bath and a comfortable seating area with a large flat screen TV. The kitchen is very functional with all the amenities. The dining room/kitchen table comfortably seats 8 people.The owners are a wonderful couple who take pride in their accomodations and service. When we needed a cookie sheet, they brought one over right away. I would highly recommend this house to anyone interested in a relaxing peaceful getaway. It can comfortably sleep eight people(3 queens and 2 twins). There are a number of restaurants within a short drive. There is also a dock connected to the backyard if anyone wants to bring a boat. We definitely want to come back next year!

Norm Barhorst

Norm Barhorst

Fort Loramie, OH

Wonderful and Relaxing

September 16, 2012

The view of the Mississippi was wonderful. Loved setting on the deck and watching the barges, boats, and birds of the Mississippi. The area offers many great things to do. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. They were furnished perfectly. My wife and I had a great time, and would go back again.

D. Themas

D. Themas


Beautiful location!

August 31, 2012

I have not stayed there personally but I have viewed it and I would highly recommend anyone that it would be a great place to vacation. Great people to work with, beautiful, quiet, right on the banks of the Mississippi River! If I didn't live on the river myself I would be there! Lots of luck with your new venture. Toby and Donnette Themas, Sabula Ia

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Gary & Lorrie Heide

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