The Goose Island Cabin located in Oregon, Illinois, United States, can accommodate up to 8 guests with 1 bedroom, 3 beds, and 1 bath. The cabin was built-in 1907 along a beautiful stretch of the Rock River and surrounded by a 2,300-acre State Forest. The Goose Island Cabin is named after the small island just offshore. The cabin is secluded in nature, yet only 10 minutes from the town of Oregon, you'll have access to 60 acres of private land, 200 feet of river frontage, boating, a large yard with hammocks and games, a fire pit, BBQ area, and a legit settler's cabin that is rustic yet well appointed. Well-behaved pets are allowed by adding to the guest count.
The rustic charm of the cabin is an understatement on both accounts. Native Americans who lived in the area until the 1830s enjoyed its protected woodlands and excellent fishing. The land was deeded to an early settler in 1855, and the cabin was built in 1907. Although updated with electricity, hot water, a bathroom/shower, and a kitchen, the cabin remains rustic. It is well suited for hiking, biking, boating, art, writing retreat, barbecuing, yard games, hammock time, campfires, and porch sitting.
There's one bedroom, a loft, a living room with a fireplace, an 8-foot dining table, a kitchen (with stove/oven, fridge, and more), a bathroom/shower, a porch, and a large deck. For sleeping, there's a total of three full/queen beds in the bedroom, loft, and by the fireplace. Additionally, there's a long leather couch in the living room, 2-day beds by windows, and cots or tents that can be set up upon request. In the yard overlooking the river, there are several hammocks set up between the large oak trees. There is air conditioning in the bedroom, and fans in the living room.
Upon reservation, you'll get directions, and entry codes and have exclusive access to the cabin, riverfront, and surrounding woodlands. River access for canoe/kayak trips (White Pelican in Oregon offers rentals and shuttle service) and many miles of trails in the surrounding Lowden-Miller State Forest and nearby Castle Rock State Park. The cell service is generally limited to Verizon and US Cellular (AT&T is spotty) and there's no wifi. You'll want to be aware that the river below can be very swift, especially with high water. You'll want to please bring your beach towel.
The cabin is located in Oregon, Illinois, United States, one of the most tranquil and remote locations you can imagine, bordering Lowden-Miller State Forest and a beautiful stretch of the Rock River. It's at the end of a windy road through the woods, yet has electricity and pristine drinking water from an artesian well. A tallgrass prairie and wild bison preserve (Nachusa Grasslands) is 4 miles away and Oregon, Dixon, and Franklin Grove are neat little historic towns with shopping, dining, and a bit of nightlife. La Vigna is a sensational little Italian restaurant just down the road toward Oregon. The road into the cabin is gravel but in good shape.