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Shabbona, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

7/11/14: What a great place!!! My wife and myself never go to a place without looking at the reviews. For some reason we looked at the web pages and booked the room with out looking at reviews. That must have been due to all the effort and great job on the web page. We felt if they put that much... More 

2 Thank ken131963
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thnak you for choosing us and the review. Sherry & George More 

Eagle River, Alaska
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51 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We came to Hickory Hideaway on the recommendation of another business in a nearby town. We could not have been more pleased that we came here. Cabin is clean and attractively decorated. Location is pastoral and quiet, and two small town are nearby for dinning and grocery necessities. Our cabin had a micro wave, fridge and sink for food prep.... More 

Thank MartinEldred
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you; sorry it took so long to respond to your great review. Sherry & George More 

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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

A great place to stay. Quiet country setting with great view and friendly owners. We stayed in the Rustic or romantic cabins and they were really nice comfortable and cozy. No cable or satellite but if your going to watch TV they do have wifi, as well as did and vhs cassette players in the room. Plus movies to barrow... More 

Thank Brent B
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Brent, we certainly appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed your quiet country stay with us. Sherry & George More 

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148 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

I spent a weekend there this april with my wife for our 5th year anniversary the host/owners were amazing they went above and beyond to make our stay the most memorable we will definitely be staying there again

1 Thank David A
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you David, we certainly appreciate the feedback and glad you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us. Sherry & George More 

Lombard, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 13 April 2014

The owners, George and Sherry were very friendly and helpful. The luxury cabin was tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Our romantic stay was highly enhanced by the comfy king size bed, a cozy fireplace and a relaxing whirlpool tub for two.

Thank Bob H
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Bob H, we certainly appreciate the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Sherry & George More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2014

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful, relaxing weekend at Hickory Hideaway. We were looking for a "little cabin in the woods" to take a break from our crazy lives that offered all the amenities you'd want to relax, and we were 100% satisfied. Hot tub = check! Warm fireplace = check! Comfortable accomodations and clean = double... More 

1 Thank Dori S
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much Dori & Jeremy for such a nice review. We treat our customers like family because we feel they are family when they stay with us. We consider each stay a visit with us and we do appreciate every visit. Sorry it took so long to respond to your review but we did as soon as we... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2013

Great room. Owners were very outgoing and nice. Close to a fee gas stations. Check out mt.carroll while you're here... Cool haunted house and nice restaurant. Great hot tub. Very private also. It's a little pricier than the surrounding places but definitely worth the money. I would come back again for sure

1 Thank Kc1991
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you; sorry it took so long to respond to your great review. Sherry & George More 

Streamwood, Illinois
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54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2012

The owners were very friendly and make us feel comfortable on their property. We've been to many cabins in the midwest and these were among the top of the list. We will definately be back. Nice little winery a bit down the road was quite fun for even those like myself who don't drink wine. It was a nice change... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We just wrapped up a 7 day family reunion at Hickory Hideaway (HH) that had been in the planning stages for over a year. Had family in from Californial, Idaho, Colorado, Texas, New York, Pennsylvania, Kansas, Florida and more. Took the planning committee awhile to select a location and are we happy we chose HH. George and Sherry Vidinich (owners)... More 

Thank Tom H
Mahomet, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 July 2012

We stayed for four nights and had a wonderful time. The location is perfect to visit Galena and the surrounding area. The owners are so helpful...any issues were quickly taken care of without hesitation! It's a peaceful setting in the woods and the grounds are maintained. I was traveling with a special needs child and the owners paid careful attention... More 

Thank AllyH71
geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you Allyssa for such kind words. It's special people like you and Mark that make this so much fun and rewarding. We look forward to your return, Sherry & George More 

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More than just lodging. Hickory Hideaway invites you to discover the diverse beauty of Northwest Illinois. Relax in the rustic setting of our 12 cozy cabins located on ten wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere beside the bonfire or in our hot tub. A luxury cabin with kingsize bed, fireplace and whirlpool tub or a romantic getaway cabin or country kitchenette can accommodate everything from intimate parties to family reunions. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hickory Hideaway

Address: 24366 Payne Rd, Shannon, IL 61078-9251
Region: United States > Illinois > Shannon
Price Range: $154 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“They are all very nice. 12 individual cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles richw485, 5 Jul 2016 | Read review
“This cabin had only a microwave and refrigerator with a sink. No stove; but there was a litter dinnerware & utensils for making a snack along with a coffeemaker. We liked the fact that the shower & bathroom was separate from the jacuzzi.”
 of 5 bubbles thewindmillplace, 12 May 2015 | Read review
“If you want a stove you have to pick the cottages. If you want more romance choose the Jacuzzi Suite. We didn't get a chance to see the luxury cabins but I bet they are nice also. This place is all about cozy and relaxation.”
 of 5 bubbles CThompson_Sunshine, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All 4 cabins are in the same area and seem equally as nice. They do allow pets and it is family friendly but family places are across the lot.”
 of 5 bubbles 945kurtw, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Cabins on south side overlook a meadow. Some cabins have full kitchens.”
 of 5 bubbles MartinEldred, 11 Jun 2014 | Read review
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