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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 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... More 

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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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.

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Moline, Illinois
1 review
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... More 

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Thank David R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2011

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

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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. More 

Oswego, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 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... More 

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Elgin, Illinois
1 review
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... More 

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Rockford
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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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 May 2011

I can't say enough good things about Hickory Hideaway. The cabins are very clean, cozy, and pretty - you can sit on the deck and watch for eagles or even gaze at the beautiful stars at night. The owners are extremely accommodating and friendly - literally above and beyond anywhere I've stayed in the past. It was peaceful and relaxing,... More 

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geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Hi Julie, We can't thank you enough for the kind words and for selecting our accommodations. You three were a lot of fun and we enjoyed having you as our guests. Kindly, George & SHerry More 

Springfield
1 review
Reviewed 6 April 2011

What a great place to just kick back and relax. George and Sherry always make us feel so welcome. We love the luxury cabins with the hot tub and kitchenette. They provide everything you need and are very clean. There are great little shops, close by, where you can browse for hours. Beautiful area.

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geowdv, Owner at Hickory Hideaway, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We value your input as a repeat customer and look forward to your next visit with us. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Golf Course
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • 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: RM514 - RM710 (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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