The changing fall colors on my left and on my right are the cascading hills along the Minnesota border, which is right across the Mississippi River. There is just something about the sun shining through on this moody overcast day and seeing the bright beams of light as it ripples acrossContinue Reading

Mississippi Palisades State Park Untouched by glaciers that left their mark elsewhere in the state, this park is rich with rock formations carved by erosion. The Mississippi Palisades State Park is located in Savanna along the lofty, wooded palisades of the Mississippi River, the park’s inhabitants include pileated woodpeckers, migratoryContinue Reading

Named the #1 “Best Small Town for Adventure” TWO years in a row by USA Today, Savanna beckons with character and history. Whether you’re high above the Mississippi, or right down in the water you’ll find big adventure in the small town of Savanna, Illinois.  Continue Reading

What made you choose this type of business?When my late wife, Adrianne, passed in 2006, Havencrest Castle became dark and quiet. She had always given wonderful events for our anniversaries, birthdays, and Christmas. I don’t have her talent for such things, but when friends encouraged me to open my homeContinue Reading

EXPLORE SAVANNASavanna is a vibrant little river town nestled between the Mississippi River and the Bluffs of the Driftless area in Northwest Illinois. Settled in 1828 by explorers from Galena, Savanna is one of the oldest towns in Illinois. Savanna began as a Steamboat stop for runs between Galena andContinue Reading

Where Love Reigns and Art ShinesOne of the most interesting things to do in Illinois!See 27 unique rooms!A Romantic Dream of Love and Art! You will find it in paintings, sculptures, emblazoned across the ballroom Musician’s Balcony, on a custom-made china service, and even memorialized in stained glass. Love andContinue Reading