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Pine Ridge just minutes away from the famous Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 bath home, 4 private acres w/hot tub minutes from Garden of the God

The Pine Ridge home is located on 4 private acres just minutes from the Garden of the Gods, the most visited site in the Shawnee National Forest. The home was completely gutted and remodeled in 2016 and features a hot tub on the covered porch. There is an air hockey table in the game area and of course, FREE WiFi. The kitchen is a large full size kitchen. The dining area table seats 6. There is a twin size day bed with trundle in the living room

Member since: 2018
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Elizabeth

In 2010 Marty & Elizabeth Canfarelli relocated to southern Illinois from the suburbs of Chicago. After a 25-year career building high rises in Chicago, Marty turned his attention to building something unique that would provide a venue for families and couples to make life long memories. In 2012 they opened Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, A treehouse and log cabin resort in the heart of the Illinois Ozarks. Marty & Elizabeth live on the property and enjoy meeting their guests and promoting this amazing area that is often referred to as “the best kept secret in Illinois”. Why not come down and see what its all about!

Elizabeth purchased this house in 2014

Why Elizabeth chose Herod

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is ranked #1 in our area on TripAdvisor with almost 200 5 star reviews. We have been featured in the Saturday Evening Post (August 2016), Chicago Parent Going Places magazine (2012 & 2014 & 2017), on Cruisin' Illinois with Julian Cruz (WGN-TV spring 2013) as well as a long list of various blogs, regional publications and more.

Come see what all the fuss is about and go home with memories to last a lifetime!

What makes this house unique

Relax under our 60' covered porch while sitting in a hot tub. Get a little sun on the large SunDeck or enjoy some time in the hammocks or around a campfire (firewood supplied). Pine Ridge sits on 4 private acres and is just minutes away from the famous Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow Lake and more. All guests check in at our new outpost store, Garden of the Gods Outpost; an ice cream and souvenir shop located at the foot of the Garden of the Gods Wilderness area in the Shawnee Forest.


Herod House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • ALL guests 18 and over that will be staying at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins will be required to sign the attached Assumption of Risk form at checkin.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , Large 4' shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Second Bedroom - 1 queen , Dresser and large closet
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , dresser, large closet & door to covered porch w/hot tub!
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Pine Ridge just minutes away from the famous Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee!
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews
Oswego, IL

Great private getaway

  • 5 of 5

The property was as advertised. It was clean, functional, comfortable and quiet. It was ideal for our family.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Short Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Very nice and clean place to stay. When we checked in we were given very good information about the residence and surrounding locations and also activities to do. Only complaint would be that the ad states 3-4 acres of privacy. Actual house location is within 100 yards of an intersection. We enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
150 Miles
St. Louis MO
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
The Gap
Nearest Ferry
18 Miles
Cave In Rock
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Hardin County Golf Course
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Carbondale IL
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Pounds Hollow Lake in the Shawnee National Forest
Car: necessary

We are minutes from the famous Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock and Pounds Hollow lake in the Shawnee National Forest area of southern Illinois.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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