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Wine & Spirit Club


Trailside Wine & Spirit Club

Each month we offer one very special wine that has been personally selected for you. Wines are chosen from around the world. Each month features a new country and variety. Membership is simple. Your credit card will be automatically charged on the first of the month. Pick up your selection whenever it’s convenient for you. The cost will range between $9.95 and $14.95 per bottle, plus tax.

Membership Benefits Include:

  • No Annual Fee
  • No Minimum Purchase
  • No Postage or Handling Charges
  • Free Monthly Newsletter
  • 10% discount on purchases of all wine & liquor
  • 20% discount on purchases of any case
  • Hundreds of wine selections from around the world
  • Ease of ordering via phone, fax, e-mail, or in person
  • Advance announcements & invitations to special Wine & Spirit Club tasting events

To join: stop in at Trailside, request an application by phone 815-493-8484, or e-mail tralside@aol.com.

Hours & Contact Us

trailside-inn-lake-carroll-illinoisTrailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046



Monday    7:00 AM -  7:00 PM
Tuesday   7:00 AM -  7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM -  7:00 PM
Thursday  7:00 AM -  7:00 PM
Friday    7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday  7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday    7:00 AM -  5:00 PM


Monday    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday   7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday  7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday    7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday  7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday    7:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Special Holiday Hours




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Our local communities feature a wide variety of stimulating recreational activities. Whether you enjoy bicycling, bird watching, boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, motorsports, or swimming, we have what you need for a great weekend getaway vacation. So bring your bike, binoculars, boat, camping gear, fishing pole, golf clubs, or sense of adventure, and cruise on in to enjoy the pleasant things in life!

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Explore the numerous local attractions. Whether you enjoy antiques, art, culture, history, heritage, museums, outdoor activities, theater, or shopping, we have what you need for a great weekend getaway vacation. So bring your curiosity and cruise on in to enjoy the interesting things in life!

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Nearby, you’ll find a wide array of entertaining recreational activities. Whether you enjoy nightlife, dancing, live music, or theatre. So bring your sense of adventure, and cruise on in to enjoy the entertaining things in life!

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Without traveling too far, you’ll find various epicurean delights that vary from fast food to fine dining. From great steak and seafood places to grills and pubs, it’s all here! Additionally, you’ll find establishments specializing in Chinese, Italian, and Mexican cuisine. Whatever your palate desires, we have what you need for a great weekend getaway vacation. So bring your appetite and cruise on in to enjoy the delicious things in life!

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Discover our area’s many unique shopping opportunities. Whether you enjoy browsing antiques, artisan works, bargains, collectibles, country markets, food, handcrafted goods, gifts, or unique specialty items, the local shops have what you need for a great weekend getaway vacation. So bring your pocketbook and cruise on in to enjoy the precious things in life!

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Miniature Golf


Trailside Inn’s 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course is set on a gentle slope featuring play through streams, ponds, and waterfalls. The view from the top of the course is nothing short of spectacular. You’ll find this course both challenging and beautiful.

Open daily weather permitting.

$5.00 per person
Age 3 & under free
Purchase a discount pass. Pay for 15 games and get 5 free… only $75.00!

Inquire About:
  • Birthday Parties
  • Group Discounts
  • Special Events
  • Tournaments

General Store

Trailside Inn’s General Store is open daily, providing visitors with a variety of products and services.

BBQ & Picnic Supplies
DVD Rental
Hunting & Fishing Licenses
Propane Exchange


Gas Station with Vacuum
Cold Water
Fountain Drinks
Gourmet Cappuccino
Hot Coffee
Package Liquor & Wine
Canned & Dry Goods
Frozen Foods
Soft Serve Ice Cream


Fresh Sandwiches


Eat in or carry out.
Call in your order for faster service.


The Gift Loft
Strolling through the Gift Loft you will find unique gifts, crafts, home decor, Christmas tree trim, greeting cards, and more.

The Sportsman’s Shop
Visitors can obtain hunting or fishing licenses, live bait, and tackle. We are also a deer archery check-in station.

The Inn

Trailside Inn offers twelve clean, quiet, and comfortable rooms. Each room features comfortable beds and extra fluffy pillows. All our accomodations are smoke-free. Adjoining rooms are available. Spoil yourself in one of our rooms with a fireplace and jacuzzi!

While observing local wildlife frolic at the pond, marvel at the stunning sunset and expansive landscape from our covered porches.


  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hair dryer
  • Television
  • Wireless Internet
Room Rates:
  1 Queen Bed  - Room $109.00 (with jacuzzi and fireplace)
  2 Queen Beds - Room $ 84.00 (April - December)
  2 Queen Beds - Room $ 69.00 (January - March)


Guest Information:
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check-out Time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Rates based on double occupancy.
  • Children 17 & under stay free with any paying adult.
  • Weekly & monthly rates are available.
  • Inquire about our special packages and group rates.
  • Sorry, no pets.
  • We kindly request that should you smoke, you do so outside the room only.
Payment Methods:
Visa & Mastercard
Cancellation Policy:
  • All reservations must be confirmed with a credit card.
  • A $25.00 per night non-refundable fee is required at time of reservation.
  • If canceling within 72 hours of reservation, the full rate is charged.


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!