Sankoty Lakes Resort and Retreat,+East+Peoria,+IL+61611/@40.8131449,-89.53368,3287m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x880a4fb9e8a7a33f:0x3ce019f2f1cca53d!8m2!3d40.8205675!4d-89.5223021

Kim Blickenstaff has struck again, this time in his hometown of Spring Bay, where he is partnering with a childhood friend to turn more than 200 acres of property – half of it under water – into a regional resort and retreat.

The Sankoty Lakes Resort and Retreat is a joint initiative from Blickenstaff and Dwayne Atherton, and will be constructed at 1583 Spring Bay Road, on the west side – the river side – of Illinois Route 26. The property already boasts three clear-blue, aquifer-fed, 60-to-75-feet-deep lakes, which along with a mile-long, man-made trout stream will be the centerpieces of a getaway destination that will include glamor camping – “glamping,” as it’s called – and an RV park.

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