Chain O’ Lake Lakefront Vacation Rentals

THINGS TO DO

Fire Pit

Enjoy your evenings under the stars, surrounded by friends and family, by your private fire pit at every one of our properties. 

Water Activities

A day (or more!) on the water is a must! Rent a pontoon boat that is exclusively just for our guests! Want to try out a jet ski? Rent one from Jet Funn right on Nippersink Lake!

Bike Riding

Riding a bike is a great way to explore the area around Chain O’ Lake! You can also explore the nearby forest reserves on bike as well! (Explore the links under hiking!)

Hiking

There is hiking for all levels nearby. Check out the nearby Chain O Lakes State Park, Grant Woods Forest Preserve, Raven Glen Forest Preserve, and Sun Lake Forest Preserve for more information!

Golfing

Don’t leave your clubs at home! Nearby courses include the Valley Ridge Golf Course, Hickory Knoll Golf Course, The Fox Lake Country Club, Chapel Hill Golf Course, and The Pistakee Lake Country Club! Just be sure to call them to confirm requirements to play on their courses!

Fishing

The Chain O’ Lakes is home to a variety of fish including largemouth bass, walleye, catfish, crappie, and yellow and white bass. The area provides year round fishing as ice fishing is popular in the winter (make sure to check conditions before venturing out in the winter!).  Check out this fishing guide from the Antioch Chamber of Commerce! 

PLACES TO EAT

Restaurants on the Lakes

Want to dine by the water? Here are some restaurants where you can do just that: Sandbar Bar and Grille, Fairmont Shores, Sunset Grille, Captain’s Quarters, El Puerto, Fam’s on the Chain, Steitz’s Resort, and Dockers

Casual Dining

Want to grab a casual dinner? Try out one of these restaurants: Perricone’s, Studio Hotrods Roadhouse, Antioch Pizza Shop, Mr. Submarine Fox Lake, Fire Pitt, and Bootleggers Bar and Grill

Breakfast

It’s the most important meal of the day. Get your day started right at these restaurants: Lake’s Pancake House, Midwest Breakfast Co., Whistle Stop Cafe, Fox Lake Family Restaurant, and The Vegas Cafe

Coffee and Tea

Need a boost in the morning? Try these cafes for your morning cup of  joe or some tea: The Latte Cafe & Bakery, Little Bean Coffee Company, and Squeez Juice Bar (NOT coffee but can also provide a boost!)

Sweets

From baked goods to desserts, here are some places to satisfy your sweet tooth: Village Bakery, Lakeland Bakery, Lovin Oven Cakery, Something Sweet, Lucky Bernie’s at Fox Lake, and Hansen’s Ice Cream Parlor

Grocery Stores

Want to throw a steak on the grill? Or have a picnic on your boat? Here are some convenient grocery stores: Aldi, Val’s Fresh Market, Jewel Osco, Piggly Wiggly, and Polson’s Natural Foods.