Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!


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Unique Lodging Along the Illinois River Road

Since driving America's Byways are all about getting off the beaten path and experiencing "Authentic America," there is no better way to truly experience the region than to explore its communities. Immerse yourself in all the region has to offer.

Explore the many unique lodging options below that will help make your journey something special.  Many of our communities have a selection of nationally recognized lodging facilities for your stay.  For a full list of options, please visit our Byway Community pages for information links. 

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115 E. Valley View Drive, Banner, IL 61520
Located at the junction of Routes 9 and 24 in the Village of Banner, the Banner Lodge offers a clean, quite, comfortable room with a rustic log cabin motif. Each of our 11 roo...View Details.
Phone: 309-649-1655
Fax: same
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.516855, -89.905314 Map It!

2407 N. IL Route 178, Oglesby, IL 61348
Beautiful bed and breakfast located near Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks....View Details.
Phone: (815) 667-4600
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.2810045, -89.0102085 Map It!

150 Main Street, Canton, IL 61520
A luxurious, 32-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Canton's historic downtown is a wonderful way to make your stay in Canton memorable....View Details.
Phone: (309) 357-5820
Area: Canton
GPS: 40.515982, -89.909335 Map It!

301 E. Chestnut Street, Sheffield, IL 61361
The ultimate bed and breakfast for foodies, the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield is an award winning bed and breakfast featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine using locally gr...View Details.
Phone: (800) 537-1304
Area: Princeton
GPS: 41.354252, -89.73421 Map It!

111 N. Main Steet, Washington, IL 61571
Listed on the federal Register of Historic Places, this newly renovated inn is sure to take you back in time as you enjoy contemporary amenities and small town hospitality. C...View Details.
Phone: (309) 267-1878
Area: East Peoria
GPS: 40.70373, -89.406936 Map It!

3367 E. 2072nd Street, Ottawa, IL 61350
Welcome to Fox River Bed and Breakfast ~ a historic Victorian farm house located 90 miles West of Chicago, and eight miles North of Ottawa, Illinois in the country on 17 lovel...View Details.
Phone: (815) 431-9257
Area: Ottawa
GPS: 41.421096, -88.770653 Map It!

2643 Illinois 178 , Utica, IL 61373
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and stay at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort. Located adjacent to Starved Rock State Park on Illinois Route 178, the resort is mo...View Details.
Phone: 866-399-3866
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.315443, -89.01025 Map It!

901 N. 2129th Rd., Tonica, IL 61370
Kishauwau Country Cabins is Illinois’ Starved Rock area cabin getaway. Our property is host to 17 cabins in varying sizes. They are spread throughout 55 acres of beautiful woo...View Details.
Phone: 815-442-8453
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.2398152, -88.9904192 Map It!

115 East Church St., Utica, IL 61373
Are you looking for the perfect place for a romantic getaway? Landers House in Utica offers country lodging with all the amenities for a pampering experience. Located one half...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-5170
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341145, -89.008713 Map It!

Our cabin is the perfect get-away for nature enthusiasts, nestled up to the Spoon River you can enjoy the peace and quiet of the small community, while having privacy as well....View Details.
Phone: (309) 339-4217
Area: Lewistown

225 NE Adams Street, Peoria, IL 61602
Peoria's Premier Boutique Hotel! This former Howard Johnson's Hotel was renovated in 1990 into what is now Peoria's only 100% locally owned and operated boutique hotel. We...View Details.
Phone: 309-676-3600
Fax: 309-363-6118
Area: Peoria
GPS: 40.692988, -89.587775 Map It!

1108 County Rd 930E, Henry, IL 61537
Mission Oak Inn is an award winning country bed and breakfast near Peoria, Illinois that offers luxurious lodging in a quiet, comfortable atmosphere - a perfect place for a we...View Details.
Phone: (309) 370-4083
Area: Henry
GPS: 41.086415, -89.461729 Map It!

2668 East 873 Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
Relax in the rustic beauty and comfort of Starved Rock Lodge, Cabins, and Starved Rock Inn. The historic lodge has 70 guest rooms, which include three bay-window rooms. Firepl...View Details.
Phone: (800) 868-7625
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.341412, -89.009716 Map It!

325 Clark St. , Utica, IL 61373
Relax and rejuvenate at The Willows Hotel in Utica. A quaint, boutique hotel, The Willows Hotel has individually-decorated rooms, each with their own unique style to fit your ...View Details.
Phone: 815-667-3400
Area: Utica
GPS: 41.338315, -89.010355 Map It!

3826 N. Taylor Road, Hanna City, IL 61536
Step foot into the natural beauty that is native Illinois. Wildlife Prairie Park is a unique spot in central Illinois that is home to a variety of native Illinois plants and a...View Details.
Phone: (309) 676-0998
Area: Peoria
Site Access: fee
GPS: 40.73599, -89.74658 Map It!