Welcome to Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House
Tranquil Days – Peaceful Nights – Nature’s Serenity
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For Reservations Call 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542!!!!!
Welcome to Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House, a little slice of heaven amid the rolling hills of scenic Northwest Illinois. Roberts’ Roost features two bedrooms, living room and dining room combination, complete kitchen and one bathroom. It is beautifully nestled among the many perennial and annual flower beds, encompassing the 1/3rd acre yard.
Have you ever wanted to experience the quiet, secluded, country life? Roberts’ Roost offers tranquil days, peaceful nights and nature’s serenity in abundance at 12143B Roberts Road in Savanna Illinois. Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House features ground level access, no stairs to carry your suitcases up, except for one entrance step into the house, and no sharing of the facility. Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House is rented to only one person, couple or family at a time.
Farm fresh breakfast fixings are provided upon request. We leave in the fridge for you a dozen local farm fresh eggs, a loaf of homemade bread from a Mennonite baker, and a package of locally made bacon. Real butter and a jar of homemade jam are also waiting for you. Homemade muffins and chocolate chip cookies made with mostly organic gluten free ingredients may also be requested. A large selection of coffees, teas, sugar, sweeteners, and hot chocolate are available with the Keurig coffee maker. A Berkey Water Filter for filtering all your drinking water and cooking needs is now in place. New pots and pans, kitchen utensils, new microwave with assorted popcorn selections, knife block, crock pot, and ice maker have all been added to make your stay feel more like home. Come and enjoy your stay at the farm! After visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House, you will have no doubts as to why Connie’s ancestors chose to settle on this beautiful spot in 1860. This land has been in the Roberts’ family for five generations.
Roberts’ Roost, owned by Connie “Roberts” Zink, was built in 1974 by Connie’s uncle, Glen Roberts. After Glen’s death, it was purchased by Connie’s father, Herman Roberts and then later passed on to Connie. The one-third acre parcel of land the house is built on, was once part of the Roberts family farm. The farm was originally purchased by Connie’s great great grandfather and grandmother in 1860. 2014 marked the 100th anniversary of the farm being purchased by Harman Augustus (Gust) Roberts on March 3rd, 1914. Gust and Eliza Brunner Roberts went on to raise 16 children on the 160 acre family homestead with it remaining in the Roberts family until 1974 when it was sold at auction after Gust’s death. The one third acre of serene countryside that contains Roberts’ Roost is the last remaining parcel of the homestead left in the Roberts family. After Connie’s fathers death in 2004, Connie and Dennis’ daughter and granddaughter resided in the house for 10 years.
In 2014, the house was turned into a country garden guest house retreat. Renovations were completed with the addition of a new furnace and central air conditioning unit. Updates to the house have been completed and old gardens refreshed and some new gardens established. Roberts’ Roost opened on August 29th, 2014 for reservations. Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House is conveniently located six minutes from downtown Savanna and six miles from historic Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Only three tenths of a mile off Hwy. 52 and 64, Roberts’ Roost is the ideal location for your secluded country getaway. It is the perfect place for a family to spend quality time together away from the hustle of everyday living.
Located just minutes away from the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and Mississippi Palisades State Park, it is the perfect place to spend the weekend with nature. Surrounded by flower beds and bird feeders, Roberts’ Roost is a birder’s delight. Hiking or biking the Great River Bike Trail is also just minutes away, along with fishing and boating the Mississippi River. Historic Galena, Illinois is only forty-five minutes away, (35 miles), where you can spend the day enjoying the many shops and area attractions. Stop by one of our local Farmer’s Markets all season in select locations throughout the county, for fresh produce, meats, and baked goods for a true Farm to Table experience. We also have several local wineries in the area. Return to Roberts’ Roost for a quiet romantic evening in the country with your fresh food and drink finds or dine at one of the areas great restaurants. There is something of interest for everyone in Carroll County, make Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House your place to stay to enjoy it all.
I sincerely hope all of our guests will arrive as friends and leave as family. I think you will find after spending a few quiet days in the country you will be able to return to your hectic life feeling renewed, refreshed, and relaxed. My husband Dennis and I are looking forward to meeting you!
For more information on staying at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House please call me at 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542.
Connie “Roberts” Zink