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“Calling Owls” at Roberts’ Roost

On Sunday, September 7th, Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House held its first “Owl Call”. Friends of ours, Bob and Sandy Walton conduct the “Owl Prowls” that take place twice a year for the Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge. After seeing both Great Horned Owls and Barred Owls and hearing Eastern Screech Owls at Roberts’ Roost we decided to give “Owl Calling” a shot, on an evening close to full moon. The weather was beautiful, the marshmallows, graham crackers and candy bars tasty, and the owls were cooperative. It took about 15 minutes of Bob calling Barred Owl calls for them to answer. We had a pair of adults, with what sounded like a juvenile, that flew into the edge of the woods across the field from where we were sitting. They carried on quite the conversation with Bob, back and forth along with a lot of what are called the “Monkey” calls. There were also two more Barred Owls quite a distance away, calling from the surrounding woods. Thanks to Bob and Sandy Walton, our neighbors, John, Sarah, Trap, and Eva, and our kids, Stacie, Kenny, and Alyssa for a memorable evening at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House!


Do You Know Where Your Eggs Come From???

Do you know where your eggs come from? Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House features only farm fresh eggs raised by Hartman’s Hens, our next door neighbor. From the hens, across the field, to the fridge, you can’t get much fresher than that. All guests will receive a dozen eggs, awaiting their cooking pleasures. Let me introduce you to Hartman’s Hens!

Kitchen is Ready for Guests!!!

Here are photos of the kitchen at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House! The kitchen comes complete with a full size stove, refrigerator/freezer, and microwave. It is completely furnished with dishes, silverware, glasses, pots and pans, toaster, coffee pot, tea pot, crock pot, and other kitchen utensils. Sorry there currently is not a dishwasher or ice cube maker, but ice cube trays and hand dish-washing detergent is supplied, along with paper towels, aluminum foil, and plastic wrap. There is also a new gas grill available for your outside cooking needs along with outside seating areas.

Kitchen at Roberts' Roost

Kitchen at Roberts’ Roost

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“Fire Pit” Completed at Roberts’ Roost!

We just finished the fire pit at Roberts’ Roost last night and decided to try it out with a potluck inviting our neighbors from home. What a great evening, the weather was beautiful, no insects, amazing sky with the Big Dipper in full view, great company, and delicious marshmallows, the Hershey candy bars weren’t bad either! We also got to add a new yard bird to the list, the Eastern Screech Owl. We had just sat down and had two of them calling, one from the timber to the east and the other just to the north of where we were sitting. The one to the north was very vocal and called for quite awhile. Such a great start to the Fall season!

Campfire at Roberts' Roost

Campfire at Roberts’ Roost

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Neighborhood Cows

Neighborhood Cows

Okay, I couldn’t resist sharing this cute photo of my neighbor’s cows with all of you. Such an adorable pair!

Bathroom Remodel Is Completed

The bathroom remodel has been completed. We are re-purposing the vintage tub and toilet that are original to the house along with a victorian sink we purchased from our neighbors. I am sure you will enjoy the spa-like feel to this bathroom, very light, bright and cheery!

“Birds and Blooms” Bedroom at Roberts’ Roost is Completed

Photos of the newly renovated “Birds and Blooms” bedroom at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House. This bedroom has a full size bed with luxury bedding, television with 150 channels, and wireless internet service. You will sleep beautifully in this peaceful room decorated with birds and blooms!

“Burgandy Room” (Bedroom) with Queen Bed is Completed!

The “Burgandy Room” bedroom with a queen bed has been completed and readied for your overnight stay. Fitted with luxury cotton sheets and down comforter, your overnight stay at Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House will leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed after a great night’s sleep.

For more information on Roberts’ Roost Country Guest House please call Connie at 815-565-0024.

Living Room and Dining Room Renovations are Completed!

Renovations of the living room and dining room combination have been completed. The new central air conditioner unit and furnace have been installed along with a new ceiling light and fan. We have had Direct TV with 150 channel access installed to the television in the living room along with televisions in both bedrooms. Wireless internet service has also been installed through Century Link so you will still be able to stay connected to the modern world while enjoying your retreat to the country.

Bedroom renovations are completed also, photos coming soon! For more information and reservations please call Connie at 815-565-0024.