Welcome

Looking for a reason to  enjoy a splendid day in the country? Look no further than Trailside Inn. With so much to see, experience, and do, there’s no better reason, or season, to discover the hidden treasures of our special place by the lake than now!

Nestled on a wooded hillside, surrounded by the serenity of nature, our charming inn is an ideal place for your next getaway and to take advantage of the many attractions available in Northwest Illinois. Among the rolling hills and lush forests of beautiful Carroll County, Trailside Inn is a world away from your demanding workweek. Whether you desire a family outing, a great escape, or a romantic getaway, we offer unique opportunities that are certain to fulfill those needs.

Just one visit to Trailside Inn and you’re certain to discover mile after magnificent mile of natural beauty. The rolling plains, towering woodlands, charming small towns, wonderful attractions, and expansive vistas will have you returning to visit season after season.

Do Everything or Nothing at All

If the great outdoors are calling your name, then Trailside Inn has you covered. Here you’ll discover a region overflowing with recreational outdoor activities. Northwest Illinois is filled with opportunities for wildlife viewing, camping, hiking, biking, boating, hunting, fishing, shopping, antiquing, and exploring our nation’s rich history, or just sitting under an old shade tree to devour a good book.

From local parks and wildlife reserves to exceptional golf courses, from miles of beautiful boating to great fishing on the Mighty Mississippi River, you’ll find it here. From catfish and muskie to trout, local streams, rivers, and lakes provide anglers with the perfect opportunity for that next big fish story.

The real beauty of our region is found in simple natural wonders. Such pleasures give pause from the hectic pace of modern life. The elegance of a falling autumn leaf, the majesty of a foraging deer, or the alluring warmth of a crackling fire are irresistible invitations that draw visitors to this special place.

Our local historic villages boast outstanding shops offering antiques or artisan works, a professional summer stock theatre, roadside stands featuring vine-fresh melons, homegrown produce, and delectable morel mushrooms. Retail therapy enthusiasts applaud the various shopping opportunities that abound in the region. Local shops offer everything from eclectic hand-crafted gifts and quaint artisan works to antique treasures and coveted collectibles. Additionally, you’ll always be greeted by friendly shopkeepers who still understand the art of authentic small-town hospitality.

All This and Much More Awaits You

Northwest Illinois offers a great escape from the concrete and asphalt of any big city. Whether you’re seeking a day trip or a week-long adventure, come for a visit and experience a weekend getaway the way it used to be!

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch with us and book your vacation reservations at Trailside Inn NOW!