The River House

The River House is an historic turn-of-the-century cottage that has been completely restored with modern amenities and sleeps eight adults. The River House is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers, across the street from the Grafton Marina. The River House offers a quiet retreat with spectacular views, yet is only one block from village shops, boating, restaurants, bike trails and the National Scenic Byway, the Great River Road. 

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Latitude: 38.970446 Longitude: -90.438635 Elevation: 494 ft
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Michael Morrow

Number of Persons Cottage or Cabin Will Accommodate

Sleeps eight adults. The house has two floors and sleeps four on each floor with full a bathroom on each floor.

Structure Access

The River House is located in the center of town on Mulberry street which is off of Route 100, also known as Main Street or the National Scenic Byway, the Great River Road. The address for the River House is 11 Mulberry Street, Grafton, Illinois 62037.

Warming Source

Electric Heater

Kitchen Supplies Available (if any)

The River House has a full kitchen with an electric stove, refrigerator, coffee pot with coffee provided and all of the kitchen utensils, dishes, glassware, pots and pans and everything you will need to make and eat your own meals. There is also an outdoor charcoal grill with charcoal and lighter fluid provided for your use. All you need to bring is the food you want to cook.

What to Bring

All you need to bring are the clothes you will wear and your personal items. We provide your linens, towels and paper products.

Nightly Rate or Fee (if any)

Prices depend on day of week and number of people, starting at $150 per night for 2 people to $300 per night for 8 people.

Direct Link to Reservation Site

Locally or Family-Owned Business Notes

The River House is owned by Lynne and Michael Morrow, residents of Grafton. Michael is a former Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and was the District Engineer for the St Louis District and had responsibility for the waterways in Illinois and Missouri and the Mississippi River.  Michael and Lynne take pride in answering questions and informing their visitors about the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. They live in the historic Eastman home which is located next to and directly above the River House.

Accessibility Notes

The River House can be accessed by wheel chair from the main door. The house has two levels and only the main level is wheel chair friendly. 

Pet Friendly Notes

Obedient pets are welcome and can stay in the house. We also have a dog secure dog kennel located outside in the yard.

Seasons Open

The River House is open all year long.

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