A Shiny New Year & Bright Ideas At Lake Carroll

Wishing You A Bright 2019 Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had an enjoyable holiday season and have welcomed 2019 with a smile! We also hope that you’re enjoying the mild winter so far. We were smiling b...

Preparing for Winter Sports

Preparing for Winter Sports

Winter’s here, and in beautiful Lake Carroll that means it’s the season for winter sports. Our crisp winter weather and gorgeous natural surroundings are the perfect backdrop for downhill and cross-country s...

The Science Behind Ice Fishing

The Science Behind Ice Fishing

If you’ve experienced a midwestern winter, you might think you know all there is to about ice. In fact, if you’re one of Lake Carroll’s community of ice fishers, you might even qualify as an expert on the ...

Happy Holidays!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! All of us at Fawnridge Realty would like to extend an extra special “Thank you” to all of our clients throughout...

This Week in Lake Carroll Real Estate

12-7-18 Time Flies Into December Who can believe we’re a week into December already? Time sure flies when you’re having fun, especially when you are at Lake Carroll! We’re eagerly awaiting the upcoming wintertim...

This Week in Lake Carroll Real Estate

11-30-18 Much To be Thankful For We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our loved ones last week, and hope you all did too! We did receive some snow here at Lake Carroll, but not as much as our neighbors to the so...

The holidays are here and at Fawn Ridge Realty, we couldn’t imagine a better place to experience the winter holiday spirit than beautiful Lake Carroll. The beautiful scenery of western Illinois exudes Midwestern charm and small-town hominess that could make even the biggest Grinch start to get into the spirit of the season! Outdoor Fun The natural beauty of Lake Carroll is the perfect backdrop for the season. As snow covers our rolling hills and the lake ices over, a bevy of winter activities spring to life. Nearby skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding make everyone feel the winter wonder. This year, the slopes open December 15th with meticulously maintained slopes, ramps and embankments ready for every skill level. The Lake Carroll Ski Hill makes its own snow using our fresh lake water, making sure you find perfect powder all season long. Be sure to catch seasonal skiing events at Lake Carroll. The ski hill offers nighttime skiing on certain dates. The annual Winterfest opens up the field for competition - as lighthearted as a cardboard box sled race, but not ignoring the chance for serious winter athletes to flaunt their skills. Ski bunnies can thaw out in the Plumtree Lodge, offering gorgeous views and delicious drinks, snacks and hot cocoa. Those who want to take cover from the cold can spend a relaxing day by the Lodge’s grand fireplace, or hit the year-round workout facilities. On December 15th, the Lodge hosts its annual Holiday Family Fun Day with great winter activities for everyone. Hiking and Snowmobiling A walk in the woods takes on a festive feel once the leaves have left and snow has fallen. Lake Carroll’s exceptional trails make for the perfect holiday season hike. Cross country skiers can delight in the beautiful midwestern countryside once snow has fallen. If you really want to cover some ground, the countryside surrounding Lake Carroll is the perfect place for a snowmobile adventure. The area has 15 miles of ATV trails to explore. Once the lake freezes over, there’s additional fun to be had riding over the ice. Ice Fishing in Lake Carroll With its own fish hatchery and private lake access, Lake Carroll is known for great fishing all year round. Once Lake Carroll freezes over, it opens to 636 acres of ice fishing paradise. For winter enthusiasts, a day on the lake doesn’t have to stop when the temperature drops. Whether you think of ice fishing as a sport or an art (-or perhaps both?) Lake Carroll is ready for your visit. Breakfast with Santa Santa Claus has a special place in his heart for the children of Lake Carroll. December sees a visit from Santa two weekends in a row as he makes a stop at our community pancake breakfasts. This year he’ll be swinging by on December 9th and 16th to greet the whole family and take a few notes for his workshop. Stop into the Clubhouse to get the chance to say hi to everyone’s favorite holiday celebrity! Ring in the New Year Lake Carroll loves to celebrate in style. The Clubhouse hosts an annual New Year’s Eve party for the community, a great chance to catch up with friends and neighbors as you ring in the New Year with dinner and a champagne toast. Make memories and start the year off right in the idyllic Midwestern countryside of Lake Carroll. Fun All Season Long Out here, the festivities don’t stop with the New Year. Lake Carroll is home to great celebrations All season long. In mid-January it’s time for the annual Winterfest with tons of family-friendly activities from a snowman building contest to cardboard sled races. In mid-February the season goes out with a bang, with Lake Carroll’s Winter Carnival reminding you there’s just two more weeks to hit the slopes. Pull Up a Seat Want a deeper look at what Lake Carroll has to offer? Fawn Ridge Realty can help put you in the middle of it all. Whether you’re looking for scenery, sport, community or tranquility, there’s nowhere quite like living Lake Carroll. We know the area inside and out and can help you get a sense of all the fun and amenities Lake Carroll can offer. Contact us today about getting more Lake Carroll in your life!

Winter Fun at Lake Carroll

The holidays are here and at Fawn Ridge Realty, we couldn’t imagine a better place to experience the winter holiday spirit than beautiful Lake Carroll. The beautiful scenery of western Illinois exudes Midweste...

This Week in Lake Carroll Real Estate

11-16-18 The Lake Carroll Community Gives Back on Veterans Day They served us, so we served them! The Lake Carroll community was proud to serve our local veterans a free pancake breakfast this weekend, and a gre...

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