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Hickory Hideaway

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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)...

Thank Tom H
Mahomet, Illinois
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...

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

Chicago Suburb
Reviewed 28 May 2012

This is a great get away for families without young childern. Adult activities like bags, vb, and the hot tub sooth the adult traveler, but there isn't really anything for little children to do. What this resort is missing is a pool.

1Thank teriz
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 May 2012

We just returned from a weekend stay at Hickory Hideaway. Everything was terrific - the luxury cabin, the grounds, the hosts (Sherry and George) - and we would return without hestitation! This is a wonderful place to unwind and slow down. We were looking for a location that would offer some activities but we wanted privacy and relaxation too. This...

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 28 December 2011

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The cabins are immaculately clean, cozy and extremely comfortable. The rate was amazing for the amenities. The owners were friendly and nice, while still giving guests more than enough privacy. I would highly recommend the hideaway for romantic getaways.

Thank cbrandt1209
Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2011

The only thing I could say about our stay that I didn't like was that it wasn't long enough! The pictures on the website didn't do the place justice. I was extremely impressed with the luxury cabin that we stayed in. And it was a trip for our anniversary, and Sherry and George made our stay even more amazing. They...

Thank David R
Reviewed 18 September 2011

George and Sherry are real gems. They make your stay special.

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

Sorry we didn't thank you earlier; just noticed your review today. Thank you very much.

Oswego, Illinois
Reviewed 23 August 2011

My husband and I stayed for a weekend getaway. We had a great time. The hideaway location is perfect for couples that just need to let go of the interruptions of everyday that come between couples!!!!!!!!!! the cabin is so clean, we felt so at home! The only downside, had nothing to do with the resort. "the locals" were not...

1Thank dd_br0wn
Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 3 August 2011

My husband and I stayed in a Luxury Cabin - perfect name for it! Once Sherri opened the door - I was in love! CLEAN! Comfy carpeting, cozy atmosphere, romantic tub, basic needs for living in(micro/coffee maker/fridge) with perfect personal touches. George and Sherri were extremely helpful if we needed anything - and at the same time, completely respected our...

Thank chandraary
Reviewed 28 June 2011

We just returned from a 2 night stay at Hickory Hideaway with our two grandchildren 11 & 13. Upon leaving, all of us commented, “We wish we could have stayed longer”. An annual event when our grandchildren visit from Miami each year is to stay at a cabin/cottage for a few days. We only wish we had found Hickory Hideaway...

Thank WJMM

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • 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: $155 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Luxury cabin is the way to go for romantic getaway.”
koop61, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“They are all very nice. 12 individual cottages.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
945kurtw, 3 Nov 2014 | Read review
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