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.

Ingredients for a full country breakfast is included in the stocked refrigerator: bacon, eggs, bread, butter, jellies, and milk, will be in the fridge awaiting your arrival. Continental breakfast options are also available with cereal, donuts, orange juice and fruit. Coffee, selected teas, and bottled water is also available. Chocolate chip cookies are also on hand to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings (if advance reservations are made more than 48 before arrival). After visiting Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House, you will have no doubts as to why Connie’s ancestors chose to settle in this beautiful area in 1860. The land that Roberts’ Roost rests on 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. Since Connie’s fathers death in 2004, Connie and Dennis’ daughter and granddaughter had resided in the house.

Now ten years later, the house is being turned into a country garden guest house retreat. Renovations have been 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. We opened 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 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 Trail is also just minutes, away along with fishing and boating the Mississippi River. You can also spend the day visiting the quaint shops in historic Mt. Carroll or take a tour of Savanna’s Havencrest Castle. 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 the areas many wineries and return to Roberts’ Roost for a quiet romantic evening in the country. 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!

Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House


For more information on staying at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House please call me at 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542.

Email: robertsroostcountryguesthouse@gmail.com

Connie “Roberts” Zink