Hotels & Motels


This hotel, where you can feel like home, is conveniently located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 20 and Illinois Highway 26 north of Freeport and is adjacent to the Jane Addams Trail. There are 63 rooms and eleven whirlpool suites. Handicapped and non-smoking rooms, heated indoor pool, whirlpool, exercise facilities, cable TV, free wireless high speed internet access, computer and printer in lobby business center, microwave, mini fridge, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffee makers, safes, desks, pets allowed with a $20 fee, on site coin laundry, dry cleaning available, complimentary enhanced breakfast. One meeting room with a maximum capacity of 25. Rates: $89 to $160.

Baymont Inn and Suites
1060 Riverside Drive, Freeport
815-599-8510  877-BAYMONT


This hotel has one goal – to make you feel at home. They promise to offer caring, consistent, and comfortable service to ensure a relaxing, enjoyable stay. They offer a complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast, free wireless high speed internet access, Club Carlson Reward Program, indoor pool, whirlpool, and fitness center. The hotel has been voted “Best in the Region” for the past 18 years in a row and it offers consistency you can count on at just the right price. Rates: $99 to $179.
Country Inn and Suites by Carlson

1710 S. Dirck Drive, Freeport
815-233-3300   800-456-4000


This historic and charming hotel is located in the heart of historic Downtown Freeport. The 70 spacious guest rooms and 2 suites feature complimentary hi-speed wireless internet access, HDTV, and refrigerators and microwaves upon request. Guests also have access to the hotel’s state of the art fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and the complimentary hot continental breakfast which features over 15 items daily. One meeting room with a maximum capacity of 20. The Hampton Inn is part of the Hilton Honors preferred guest program. Rates: $99 to $159.

Hampton Inn
109 S. Galena Avenue, Freeport
815-232-7100   800-HAMPTON


Enjoy this 67 room hotel with suites, handicapped and non-smoking rooms, exercise facilities, cable TV with HBO, free highspeed internet, in room phones with a second line, iron and ironing boards, coffee maker, microwaves and refrigerators, deluxe continental breakfast. Rates: $69 to $99.

Super 8
1551 S. Sleezer Home Road, Freeport
815-232-4455  800-800-8000


Located on the west side of the city, this is a 29 room motel. All ground floor rooms, suites, non-smoking rooms, cable TV, movie channels, in room phones, wireless internet, nearby restaurants and shopping, pets welcome with manager’s approval. Rates: $55 to $100.

Town House Motel
1156 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport


This pleasant, family-owned 19 room motel offering good service is located on the west edge of the city near restaurants and gas stations. Non-smoking rooms, king size beds, cable TV with remote, movie channels, in room phones, iron, ironing board, refrigerator and microwave, free coffee. Rates: $50 to $60.

West Motel
2084 W. Galena Avenue, Freeport

Campground and Cottages


Open: May 1 to October 15
46 sites with electrical and water hookups, 70 permanent sites, and tent sites. Sewer hookups when available. Two bath houses with flush toilets and showers, beach swimming, restaurant, and playground. Pets on a leash and campfires allowed. Plus fishing and activities on holiday weekends. Rates: Camper Sites: $30; Tent Sites: $15 (rates are for 2 adults, 4 children age 17 and under).

Emerald Acres Campground II
3351 S. Mill Grove Road, Pearl City


Open: Year Round
This family oriented campground in the State Park offers 183 camping sites; electrical hook-up at 132 sites. 12 hydrants for water. Trailer dump station, flush toilets, and showers (open May 1 to October 31). Equestrian campground and trails (open April 15 to November 15 weather permitting). Pets and campfires allowed; alcoholic beverages prohibited. Rates: Electric Sites: $20 (Non-Holiday Weekends); $30 (Holiday Weekends – Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day); Non-Electric Sites: $10. Illinois residents 62 and over: $5 discount Monday thru Thursday.

Lake Le-Aqua-Na State Park Campground
8542 N. Lake Road, Lena
815-369-4282 (for reservations)


Open: April 1 to November 1
Visit this friendly, quiet, and relaxing rural setting offering 4 log cottages with shower baths, kitchenettes, fireplaces and air-conditioning; one is wheelchair accessible. 6 cabins with heat and air-conditioning. A camping kitchen, a large gazebo with cooktops, electric grill and sinks with hot and cold running water, is available. Also 2 teepees and 90 campsites with full hookup, open grassy, wooded or big rig long and level pull through sites with 50 AMP service. Recreation/game room, planned activities, heated pool with double tube slide, jumping pillow, low rider bike rental, playground, sand volleyball, small country store with groceries, RV supplies, and LP gas (cylinders or motorhomes filled). Pets on a leash and campfires allowed. Rates (per family): Campsites: $20 to $45; Teepees: $32 to $50; One Room Camping Cabin (sleeps 4): $49 to $68; Two Room Camping Cabin (sleeps 6): $59 to $78; Deluxe Camping Cottage (sleeps 4 to 6): $108 to $155.

Lena KOA
10982 West Highway 20, Lena
815-369-2612   800-562-5361


Open: May 1 to October 1
This scenic camping area offers nine sites with electrical and water hookups, one dump station, and a shelter house. Pets, recreational vehicles (30′ maximum length) and campfires allowed. Maximum stay 6 days. Rates Per Day: Water/Electric: $5; With Air Conditioning: $6; Tents: $3.

Winslow Village Park Campground
Illinois Route 73, Winslow



Located in the serene countryside, this is the perfect location for a girls’ getaway with friends. The retreat has three bedrooms which accommodate up to nine, a fully-equipped kitchen, dining room and three bathrooms.  The beautiful main floor Crafting Room overlooks the pond and countryside – perfect for scrapbooking, quilting, knitting, or other crafts. Featured and recognized by “Farm and Ranch Living” as one of the prettiest places in the country. It will always be known as the home of Blosom, the cow named the Tallest Cow in the World by Guinness World Records. Daily Rates: Beginning at $75; 3 Day/2 Night Rates: $135 per person.

Memory Lane Crafting Retreat
10006 N. Rote Road, Orangeville