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
Six baby geese are the newest addition to our pond. The last one hatched on Sunday. This photo is from a different year – no photo this year yet.
We see so many birds here at Mission Oak Inn. They love the shelled sunflower seed and the suet that we feed them. Among the many different birds that we see are goldfinches, house finches, white breasted nuthatch, titmouse, chickadee, … Continue reading
Mission Oak Inn has been awarded the 2017 Trip Advisor certificate of Excellence. This is based on the excellent reviews that our guests have posted. We are grateful for all of our guests.
At least one hummingbird has returned. We first saw him on May 1 but we have seen him again every day since. Here’s some little known facts about hummingbirds – they are only found in the Americas and they can … Continue reading
The first family of baby geese are here. There are four little ones. They will grow quickly and should be flying away in July. Right now, they still have some fuzzy yellow appearance.