Archive for May, 2012

Pinehill Inn, Oregon IL

May 28, 2012

A hidden gem in the midst of the Northern Illinois Country. A house full of history.

400 Mix Street · Oregon, Illinois (IL) 61061
Phone: 815-732-2067 · Toll Free: 800-851-0131 · Fax 815-732-1348
email: · website:

We enjoyed the history that is in the three ring binder plus Ken taking us rime to show the history of the house. Wouldn’t it be lovely to see all the seven fireplaces in a book. The mantles change with holidays.

The screened in porch is must just to relax and have a beer. It is a rare treat in B&B’s so we had a nightcap and breakfast in there.

Chris makes the breakfast, fruit, bacon and French Toast. It might be pancakes or Quiche on other days. Simple but good.

Ken recommended the LaVigne Restaurant just south of Oregon. He has plenty of Oregon maps so it was easy to find. Italian fare as good as in any in Chicago.

The Blackhawk statue is must see. The view is tremendous. Go see it!

The Cottage room was our room. It was once a servant quarter. Step down in the hallway. There is a step up to the bathroom which

can cause a fall at night so turn lights on first.  The Jacuzzi is made for one but may fit two.

The wireless intenet is free.  Cable TV is provided.