Suitable for small to medium sized groups. Travel to scenic northwest Illinois for a weekend of decadent indulgence as you traverse the Blackhawk Chocolate Trail. Your tour will give you opportunities to experience eclectic shops and antique stores and overnight in a historic B&B, friendly hotels or upscale cabins. Oh, and did we mention CHOCOLATE is featured at each stop?
Day One: Rochelle & Oregon
Begin your Chocolate Trail adventure with a stop at Colonial Flowers & Gifts and The Artist's Garden located on the historic Lincoln Highway in downtown Rochelle where you will find one of a kind gift items and decor. Next enjoy lunch at Hazel's Cafe and chocolate truffles, muffins scone and a variety of treats, plus gourmet coffees & teas. Following lunch you can travel across town to Pinehill Bed & Breakfast for their afternoon Chocolate English High Tea served on silver and fine china where you will enjoy the finest in chocolate-themed pastries and gourmet tea. Following High Tea you will have your choice of evening dinner & overnight accommodations from the following:
- Pinehill Inn B&B for their chocolate lovers overnight package
- White Pines Inn for dinner in their historic lodge and overnight in their high-end cabins which have individual gas log fireplaces. Larger groups have their choice of The Chateau Lodge or Paddlewheel Inn
Day Two: Oregon & Grand Detour
Following breakfast travel to Merlin's Flowers & The Other Side. Merlin's is a full-service florist with much more such as eclectic home décor items, accessories and much more.
Travel a short distance to Oregon Soap Shoppe; Indulge in a chocolate experience Choose from their many soaps, the delicious chocolate varieties or any of the other 150 plus blends to really nurture the skin you are in all made with natural ingredients! Besides the Chocolate Mint, Chocolate Amber & Milk Chocolate Almond soaps for your bathing adventures, keep your lips kissable with Chocolate Covered Cherry and Chocolate Mint lip balms. Relax and luxuriate with Chocolate Bath Salts or exfoliate with Chocolate Mint Sugar Scrubs. Enjoy a presentation about the soapmaking process.
Next Visit Cork n' Tap for a chocolate martini and enjoy a relaxing a pleasant atmosphere with couches for lounging on the 2nd level. Not in the mood for cocktails? Enjoy refreshing beverages or coffees & treats from Hazels Cafe next door, locations are adjoining and food can and drink items from Hazel's can be enjoyed at Cork n' Tap
These locations can accommodate larger bus tour groups with reservations. Please contact Blackhawk Waterways CVB at 800-678-2108 so we may assist you with arrangements.