More Than Just Lodging

Hickory Hideaway invites you to discover the diverse beauty of Northwest Illinois. located in historic Carroll County, which is host to many opportunities both relaxing and recreational - not too mention only one stoplight in the whole county. We are located two hours from Chicago's O'Hare Airport, one hour from Dubuque, and one hour from Rockford. Just a taste of what you can do: wine & dine in Galena, boat and fish the Mississippi river, hike and explore the trails in two state parks (Palisades & Lake LeAquaNa).

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Relax, unwind, and escape in the rustic setting of one of our cozy cabins after a day of fun located on ten wooded acres just minutes from Lake Carroll. Enjoy our friendly atmosphere beside the bonfire or in our hot tub. A romantic whirlpool cabin with fireplace or country kitchenette can accommodate everything from intimate parties to family reunions.

Horseback riding, biking, hiking, fishing, boating and rock climbing await you here, only two hours from Chicago's O'Hare Airport. Cross-country skiing, sledding and snowmobile trails help make the county a year-round vacation destination.

Perfect Hotel or Motel Alternative

Lake Carroll's Hickory Hideaway is a great alternative to both hotels and motels. You never have to worry about getting a room next to the stairs or across from the elevators. Hickory Hideaway offers the same amenities that hotels and motels offer plus our secluded location nestled gently beneath the hickory trees in Shannon, Illinois, private decks and patios, bonfire pits, and most importantly the family owned hospitality that all guests receive before, during, and after their stay.

Great for Corporate Outings

Mark your calendar and pick the date to have a corporate outing or retreat to bring out your employees' youthful spirit and keep them motivated. Plan your team meetings around a bonfire. Reward your hard-working employees with a weekend away at our Hideaway.



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