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
2 Bedroom, 1 bath home, 4 private acres w/hot tub minutes from Garden of the God
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 14, 2018
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Beatiful home & we had everything we needed. Already talking about coming back
Was a perfect place for a little get away had a blast around the fire & the house couldn't have been nicer
Great house with all the amenities
We enjoyed the cabin and the area had a lot to explore.
Charming cabin get away in the Shawnee
The cabin was spotless, spacious and relaxing. The owner was very nice to work with and was available by phone when I had a question about the TV controllers. The Shawnee was just beautiful and a sunrise/sunset at Garden of the Gods (10 minutes down the road) is a must see. The cabin is within ear shot of the highway but it was not distracting. In this area most properties back up to the Shawnee so they are not way back off the roads. This property still offered you privacy and solitude that resulted in a very relaxing time. We could even hear coyotes and owls while sitting in the hot tub. I was able to bring my two dogs who enjoyed the cabin as well as all the trails we visited. If I was to offer up a few suggestions for Elizabeth, it would be to have a little softer mattress in the Master bedroom, it was too firm for me so I slept on the daybed in the front room which was very comfy, some spare blankets, a throw rug in the bedroom that goes from the outside door to the bathroom for when you get out of the hot tub, and maybe some brochures with tourist information. I had brought my own brochures so we were well equipped and I left them behind for others to use. One other thing I would suggest is to have some type of better lighting on the two stairs leading to the front door. The porch light is very dim and the stairs are hard to see after dark. In the immediate area I did not find too many places to go out to eat so be sure to bring food and snacks for your stay. She has a big side by side fridge with an ice maker/water on the door that works great. We visited the Hogg Hollow winery which was about 20 minutes away and the owners were awesome, even sat down with us and shared a glass of wine and some stories which made our visit special!
Wonderful place that helped us create tons of memories.
This was a wonderful cabin that was so very quaint and clean!! It was cozy and secluded. We enjoyed the grill, deck and hot tub. It was close to the hiking and scenery we loved. Just a perfect weekend of memories. Our cabin was clean, warm and cozy. We had great showers and warm beds! Couldn’t have asked for more! Thank you, Elizabeth!!! We will be back!
Awesome relaxing getaway
We decided to visit Shawnee National Forrest on a whim instead of going to hike in Gatlinburg. It was a great choice. It was a nice change up.
The cabin was very nice and clean and had everything you need to relax. The Hot tub was great after some hiking and the two patios seemed new with plenty of seating options. The back patio had a grill we used both nights.
We took our toddler and he liked running outside and in the long halls. He loved the air hockey table too.
The area has some awesome sightseeing spots that are worth the trip in itself. Garden of the Gods, wow. The hosts were very friendly and nice in our interaction. Would consider visiting again to relax.
Great private getaway
The property was as advertised. It was clean, functional, comfortable and quiet. It was ideal for our family.
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.