January and February are popular months to see Bald Eagles along the Illinois River. Many area towns along the river have Bald Eagle days where spotting scopes are available to see them up close. Nearby town of Chillicothe is participating … Continue reading
Here is one of Denny’s latest carvings. It’s a half size saw whet owl. It’s available to purchase along with other birds. Some of the birds are at Annie’s Little Pots in Princeton, Illinois. We also have gift certificates for … Continue reading
We recently had a blizzard in our area and it produced some amazing artwork on the trees. Here is a photo of a road near us. We still have availability for this weekend.
The major shoreline renovation is finished. We have enjoyed a fire in the new fire pit a few times already.
The old deck is gone and a new wall, walkway along the water, patio, and firepit is almost finished. All of the blocks are in place now for the wall. We hope our guests enjoy these improvements. … Continue reading
On Saturday, September 15 from 10am to 4pm we will be at Hornbaker Gardens outside Princeton, IL for their Artisan Market. Denny will have his carvings on display and for purchase. Other venders will have pottery, photography, painting, jewelry, fiber, … Continue reading
Sitting in the office just the other day and looked out to see this young deer. It was eating berries on the ground but it didn’t stay long after jumping around a little.
Summer is in full swing but fall is fast approaching. A fall favorite that just opened for the year is Tanners Orchard. Tanners is very close to Mission Oak Inn and a guest favorite. They have the best apple cider … Continue reading
Since we have been in business over 11 years, we have had guests from most of the US states and many countries. One of our recent guests came from Hawaii.
We have many lovely flowers thanks to our landscape designer and our efforts to plant some extra lovely ones. Here are just a few: