2 Bed/2 Bath Cabin - Spectacular View - Jetted Tubs - Grill - Deer Viewing
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 14 days before check-in.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
No pets - Please inquire about pets.Please inquire about pets.
Parties/events allowed - Parties/Events must be pre-approved.Parties/Events must be pre-approved.
No smoking - Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas.Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas.
Max guests: 6
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
- Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs are available pending availability. Please inquire.
Repeat visit on the wine trail
If you're looking for a beautiful cabin on the wine trail, try this place. It's a couple of miles down the road from Blue Sky, and just a short drive to Interstate 57.
The jetted bathtubs are wonderful. And the back deck is great to sit in the evening and listen to the frogs sing.
My wife and I will be planning another stay at this cabin. Next time, we will be bringing some other couples with us to experience the cabin and all of the beauty of the area.
Absolutely loved the location of the cabin along with the views of nature around it. The owner was amazing to work with and help with all the questions we had. We spent our stay talking about when we were returning to this area and staying here again.
A great place to stay!
This place was adorable! I really loved the way this place was decorated especially the ceilings! The owner is very responsive if you need anything or have questions. It has everything you need. It’s clean and the beds are very comfortable. The only thing missing is a hot tub and a fire pit. I would definitely stay there again!
Beautiful, relaxing cabin.
This cabin is beautiful inside and out. Relaxing, everything included so you don't want for things and aren't disappointed if you forgot something. It's a great jumping off place for hiking in so many places, and there's an alpaca ranch right across the street! Steve is a wonderful host and a great communicator. There are actually two places together so if you need more space for a bigger party, get them both!
Great experience will definitely visit again
The Toolshed Corner Guest Cabin is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Close proximity to the Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park.
Below is a small list of some of the activities near buy and resources to find out more information:
1. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail www.shawneewinetrail.com
2. Giant City State Park http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/GC.HTM
3. Giant City Lodge - http://giantcitylodge.com/ (This is where Gone Girl had several scenes filmed)
4. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour - https://www.shawneezip.com/
5. Ferne Clyffe State Park - http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/FERNE.HTM
6. Southern Illinois University (20 minutes)
7. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/
8. Shawnee National Forest - http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee
9. General Overview of area tourism - http://southernmostillinois.com/
1. Cobden, IL - 8.5 Miles
2. Goreville, IL - 8.9 Miles
3. Anna, Il - 11.6 Miles
4. Jonesboro, IL - 13.2 Miles
5. Alto Pass, IL - 13.4 Miles
6. Makanda, IL - 14.8 Miles
7. Dongola, IL - 14.9 Miles
8. Carbondale, IL - 19.4 Miles
9. Marion, IL - 20.3 Miles
10. Vienna, IL - 22.3 Miles
11. Carterville, IL - 24.1 Miles
12. Herrin, IL - 26.8 Miles
13. Murphysboro, IL - 27.8 Miles
About Steve Young
I grew up in Southern Illinois, and could not wait to 'Get Out,' 'Escape,' and go to the big city. I went to school in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and left Southern Illinois far behind. I thought this was great. I had a very successful career in the online advertising, marketing, and market research world catering to big pharma. In a normal year I would fly 125,000 miles and see many places, countries and sites. As I grew older and my 'success' continued I felt more and more that something was missing. I began to yearn for the hills of Southern Illinois, the slower pace of life, and the people I left behind more and more. I 2013, I came home for a few weeks to help my mother move my father into a nursing home. After this was completed I flew to Milan for business, and on my way back I received a call that my mother had had a stroke. This was a life changing event for me, and I never really went home. My father spent the year getting worse, and my Mother spent the year getting better. When my father died in December of 2013, I decided to 'officially' move to Southern Illinois in order to spend more time with my mother and be closer with family. I also made the decision to leave the company I worked for and do something simpler, and local to Southern Illinois. June 1st, 2014 I started my company with the goal to create vacation rental homes in Southern Illinois and help the area grow tourism. Southern Illinois is a beautiful and special place, and I would like to share it with as many people as possible.
Steve Young purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Steve Young chose Makanda
This property was an old Bed and Breakfast, and the view was spectacular. The property was foreclosed on and a friend that I went to high school with had purchased it and remodeled the main house. Once I purchased it I started refurbishing the guesthouse. Now that it is completed I think it is one of the nicest properties on the wine trail. The property will sleep a maximum of 16 people, or can be rented to separate parties in the main house and guesthouse.
What makes this Cabin unique
The proximity to wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.