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"Hi all...it's us again, the Black Alumni Group reunion guests! Once again, our stay exceeded our expectations. Since our last stay, Paul has made a few upgrades and our stay was better as a result. All he needs to do is add a BBQ grill and the place is a great alternative to home. I can't say enough about how enjoyable our stay was as well as how great the owners, Paul and Theresa, are.
Don't second guess staying here...it's definitely worth it!
Thanks Paul and Theresa for another great stay during the BAG Reunion weekend!
Lisa, Joyce, Lisa and Percy"
Guest: BAG Reunion Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 28, 2015
"Plenty of room for a family reunion. All the rooms are large with nice furnishings. Large deck to sit outside and for kids to play on. The swing set was great for the kids and the adults enjoyed the hot tub. Good location for Lake Kincaid and wine trail close by. We had a good time at Hale Chalet."
Guest: VicDDate of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 14, 2015
"My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our wedding anniversary weekend and couldn't have been more pleased with this delightful cabin! It's in a great location, easily accessible, and perfect in proximity to all of the great area attractions. Even though it's not that far from I-57, it's so quiet and we absolutely love the grounds! The cows and wild turkeys each day were a treat to photograph and we also observed woodpeckers, blue birds, nuthatches, and hummingbirds. Appreciated the fact that this is such a clean cabin and so lovely decorated. Love the hot tub and the grill and the fact that it backs onto woods adding to the quiet relaxation. We enjoyed: Giant City State Park, Bald Knob Cross, Yellow Moon Cafe in Cobden, Scratch Brewery in Ava, Rustle Hill Winery, Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow, the adorable shops along the little Makanda boardwalk, and all of the breathtaking scenery on the back roads. Though we came prepared with our own soaps/paper products, we were happy to see that handsoap and more than adequate paper products were already provided. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks!"
Guest: Linda K.Date of Stay: August 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"I couldnt' have asked for a better place to stay for my boyfriend and I's recent wine trail excursion. The place looks like a downtown Chicago loft dropped down in the middle of small town Alto Pass (I actually live in downtown Chicago and it puts my condo to shame!). Brian has thought of every detail imaginable.....from the modern decor to the latest technology. I am eager to go back soon and hopefully bring friends as I cannot think of one person I know who wouldn't adore it. The wine trail itself is unbelievable. I've been on many of these tours, and this is hands down the most versatile, unique set of wineries I've ever visited. The countryside is georgous and it is very clear from the get go that the people at the vineyards are truly passionate about what they do. Everyone was so friendly and accomodating. Many of them also brew beer so if you are dragging a boyfriend (like me) who prefers beer vs wine, you are all set! I'm telling you though, if you are planning to do this trip in one day, you are going to be sorry! Take my advice and go for (at LEAST) a long weekend! It is impossible to hit up all the wineries in one day, there is all sorts of little farmers markets and shopping nearby and of course, you are going to want to hang out at Brian's place and enjoy it because it is SO relaxing and georgous. Go for it, you won't be sorry!"
Guest: Sarah I.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: July 27, 2015