The Pines Blog & News

Paint Night November 1st, 2016

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
Published in White Pines News
The final Paint Night of the season is November 1st.  No matter what your artistic skill level is, an evening spent in one of Rae Ann Holmes classes results in an amazing work of art that you created and get to keep as a treasured memory. This months rendering is a winterscape of your picturesque cabin nestled among the pines.  Enjoy a glass of wine as you work and nibble on cheese & crackers as…

White Pines Friends Newsletter

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Published in White Pines News
White Pines Friends are proud to annonce they have published their first newsetter. You can download a copy of the newsletter here.
Check it out! Robbie LeBlanc is playing at our Grillin N Chillin tomorrow, Sunday, June 12, 2016 from 1-4PM. Brats, burgers, BBQ, brewskis and great music. What else could a person want on a Sunday afternoon?  "Robbie LeBlanc is a living jukebox who provides an acoustic array of songs in a variety of genres.  Robbie's experience spans decades of solo and band performances, appearing across the country over the years. Robbie, a Dixon native, can also be seen…

September 6, 2016 Paint Night

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Published in White Pines News
In 2015 we offered two paint nights and they were a smashing and stellar success. Forty artists created beautiful paintings of the forest here at White Pines and they have their own keepsake memory to cherish. In April 26, 2016 we had our first of three Paint Nights being offered this year and it was a wonderful success as well. On September 6 we will have our 2nd Paint Night of 2016 and it will…
Local Musicians Kathy Cecchetti and Andres Quintana....guitar extraordinare will be this Sunday's entertainers at the first outdoor Grillin N Chillin in the park at White Pines Inn. Enjoy great food, refreshing beverages and outstanding entertainers from 1-4pm on Sunday, May 29th, 2016.

Outdoor Activities Around Chicago

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Published in White Pines News
Northern Illinois, specifically around scenic Oregon, is abundant with outdoor activities that await you just a quick drive west from Chicago and “the burbs”. Here you can find some of the very best state parks and scenic regions in the state without breaking your budget. Venturing out to Oregon on most any given day you can watch pelicans and geese as they feed and nest on the picturesque Rock River. Bring your kayak or canoe,…

Sundays in the Park

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
Published in White Pines News
with Great Food, Drinks, Family & Friends! Everyone is talking about the new look and feel of the restaurant at the White Pines Inn. And with warm weather right around the corner, White Pines will be the place to be on Sunday afternoons with live entertainment in the courtyard!.   "There is so much to talk about,"  owner Beth Henderson excitedly explained, "I don't even know where to begin. I guess the biggest news is…

New Family Adventure Package

Saturday, April 16th, 2016
Published in White Pines News
Zipline, Canoe, Horseback Ride & More in the New White Pines Family Adventure Package Attention all parents looking for an amazing getaway with your kids this summer. Life is always busy and hectic so here's  a quick, one night overnight, packed with adventure, that won't break the bank.  White Pines Inn is offering you and the kids an experience which includes a stay in an authentic log cabin along with fun and exciting adventures.   The…
Looking for a Rewarding Outdoor Experience? White Pines State Park is looking for Campground Hosts. Campground Hosts camp for free with water and electric provided and receive $1.00 per day. Campground Hosts duties range from welcoming and registering campers to performing light housekeeping duties. If you would like more information, please contact the site superintendent at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Weekend Cabin Special

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
Published in White Pines News
An April Fool’s Treat for You! No Fooling! Reserve one of our quad cabins on either Friday, April 1st, 2016 and/or Saturday, April 2nd, 2016 and receive free breakfast the next morning in our log lodge restaurant. Our quad cabins are 4 individual cabins located under one roof that share an adjoining door and an adjoining wall. Call us at 815-946-3817 and mention the April Fool’s special. For more information about our cabins visit our…
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