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Winner Of The 2017 Free Two Night’s Stay At Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House!!!!

Charles and JoAnn Reynolds of Oregon, Illinois are the winners of the FREE Two-Day Stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House for 2017! Congratulations Charles and JoAnn! Please contact me at 815-565-0024  or email robertsroostcountryguesthouse@gmail.com to arrange for your free two day stay.  Thanks to all who entered!!! Connie Zink

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Valentine’s Day 2017 Package Available At Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House!!!

Romantic Weekend For Two at Roberts' Roost Country Guest

Romantic Weekend For Two at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Romantic Weekend For Two at Roberts' Roost Country Guest

Double Chocolate Muffins

Looking for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day that comes complete with chocolate??? Look no farther than Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House in scenic Northwest Illinois. Located 3/10ths of a mile off Hwy 64/52 amid the rolling hills between Mt. Carroll and Savanna. It is the perfect place for the two of you to spend a secluded, romantic Valentine’s Day Weekend. Your Valentine’s Day Package includes a two night stay, three different package dates are available (Friday and Saturday, February 10th and 11th, Sunday and Monday, February 12th and 13th or Tuesday and Wednesday, February 14th and 15th). Your romantic Valentine’s Package includes a two layer heart-shaped double chocolate cake for two, fresh strawberries, double chocolate muffins, and a bottle of red wine from an area winery. (Gluten-free options are available for the cake and muffins). Your package also includes all the fixings for a complete country breakfast which is available for you to cook yourself, and free microwave popcorn. Romantic evening dinners for two are availabe only 8 minutes away in historic Mt. Carroll, Illinois. Several fine dining options are available for Valentine’s Day including: Henry’s Double K, Molly’s, and Sievert’s Steaks and Stuff.

You can spend the days quietly relaxing, or shopping some of the areas antique stores or visiting historic Galena, Illinois (only 35 minutes away). You could also enjoy skiing  at Chestnut Mountain Resort (only a short distance away), hike the trails at Mississippi Palisades State Park or spend a day with nature, viewing the migrating Bald Eagles that travel through our area. Your romantic Valentine’s Day Package is at the special package price of $299.00 for two nights plus local taxes. Book your weekend now and mention VALENTINE’S DAY 2017 to receive the special package price.

Phone 815-565-0024 or email: RobertsRoostCountryGuestHouse@gmail.com to book your reservation.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Connie Zink

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Winner Of The 2016 Free Two Night’s Stay At Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House!!!!

"Gus" and "Eliza" the Eastern Bluebirds of Summer 2015

“Gus” and “Eliza” the Eastern Bluebirds of Summer 2015

Congratulations to the winner of the “Free Two Night’s Stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House 2016!!

Connie Inskeep of Moline, Illinois is the winner! Congratulations Connie! Please contact me at 815-565-0024  or email robertsroostcountryguesthouse@gmail.com to arrange for your free two day stay. The new contest for 2017 will be available for sign up in the next couple weeks. Thanks to all who entered!!!

Connie Zink

 

Bald Eagles Visit Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Bald Eagle Visits Roberts' Roost

Bald Eagle Visits Roberts’ Roost

Spring migration has begun in Northwest Illinois. The Bald Eagles are on the move to their summer homes up north. We have had quite a few visits this winter from the visiting Bald Eagles. This one was photographed in the tree at the front of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House.

Bald Eagle on the Original Roberts' Farm

Bald Eagle on the Original Roberts’ Farm

This Bald Eagle was resting in the tree on the original “Old Roberts’ Farm”. At the time my Grandfather died in 1971, Bald Eagles were not very common in the area. He would have been very honored to have this Bald Eagle sitting in the tree on the farm he purchased from his grandfather 101 years ago, in 1914.

Harman Augustus "Gust" Roberts and His Son Glen Roberts

Harman Augustus “Gust” Roberts and His Son Glen Roberts

The gentleman you can see to the left of the photo is my Uncle Glen who built Roberts’ Roost in 1974 after the death of my grandfather and he needed to move from the original Roberts’ Homestead.

Here are a couple close-ups of the visiting Bald Eagles resting at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House.

Bald Eagle at Roberts' Roost 2 3 8 2015 web

 

Bald Eagle at Roberts' Roost 4 3 8 2015 webThe next couple weeks will be prime viewing times for the Bald Eagles in Northwest Illinois. Book your stay at Roberts’ Roost now and you never know you may be able to watch the Bald Eagles from the chairs on the front step of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. All winter, hardly a day has gone by that we have not been able to spot a Bald Eagle or two from the yard of Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. It would have made my family very proud.

Connie “Roberts” Zink

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Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter has arrived at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House in Savanna, Illinois. Looking for a private, cozy place to stay after a day of skiing at Chestnut Mountain Lodge outside of Galena, or a day of Bald Eagle watching on the Mississippi River? If you love bird-watching you will love Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. We have bird feeders around the entire perimeter of the yard that provides an abundance of birds to view such as Blue Jays, Northern Cardinals, Black-capped Chickadees, American Goldfinch, Red-bellied Woodpeckers and Downy Woodpeckers . Red-tailed Hawks and an occasional Bald Eagle soar over the valley adjacent to Roberts’ Roost. White-tailed deer can be spotted on the hillside with an occasional visit to the yard, for the shelled corn set out for the squirrels.

Inside, stay warm and cozy with a good book, a board game, or 150 channel TV. Hot chocolate and popcorn await your visit. Reservations (with 48 hours advance notice) will also have chocolate chip cookies upon arrival. Book now for your private winter getaway! Call 815-565-0024 or 815-656-1542 or email:  RobertsRoostCountryGuestHouse@gmail.com

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Winter at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

Filling the Bird Feeders at Roberts' Roost

Filling the Bird Feeders at Roberts’ Roost

 

Winner Of The Free Two Night Stay in 2015!!!!!

Roberts' Roost Country Guest House

Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House

And The Winner Is………… Vickie Zinanni!!!!!  Vickie, you have won the free two night stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House for 2015. Your stay is good for two consecutive nights, anytime during the calendar year 2015. (Dates are subject to availability so please book your stay early). You must use your free stay in 2015, the offer expires December 31st, 2015 Happy New Year!!!! Vickie, we are looking forward to meeting you in 2015.

Connie and Dennis Zink

Bald Eagle Viewing in Northwest Illinois Is Starting!

Bald Eagle viewing in Northwest Illinois, is some of the best in the Midwest! Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House is your place to stay to enjoy your visit to see the Bald Eagles. Located only 15 minutes away from Lost Mound Unit of the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge and 20 minutes away from Lock and Dam 13, one of Illinois “hotspots” for Bald Eagle viewing in winter, in Illinois. Bald Eagle viewing is excellant along the Mississippi River as it winds it way along the edges of Carroll and Whiteside counties.

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

This photo was taken in the public area of Lost Mound Unit at the Observation Deck on September 21st, 2014.

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

Bald Eagle at Lost Mound Unit

This photo was also taken along River Road at Lost Mound Unit, on September 21st, 2014.

During the winter season, Bald Eagles are in abundance in Northwest Illinois. Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House provides you with a home base, quiet country retreat, while visiting the area to see the Bald Eagles. Please see our website www.RobertsRoostCountryGuestHouse.com for complete information on your stay.

For more information on upcoming Bald Eagle tours sponsored by Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge this winter please visit www.stewardsumrr.org

Bald Eagle viewing tours will start in January.