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On The Shawnee Wine Trail And Close To Giant City State Park

Sleeps16
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 2 Houses, 1 Property! On The Wine Trail For You Groups Enjoyment.

The Toolshed Corner House and Cabin is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from Giant City State Park, Ferne Clyff State Park, and Lake of Egypt. Five Bedrooms (1K & 4Q) with a 3 fold out queen couches to sleep 16. Sit on the porch and enjoy the 180 degree view or the surrounding hills and bluffs.

The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. Nearby towns include Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.


Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

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

Steve Young purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Steve Young chose Illinois

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.

Map

Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Marion, IL
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Blue Sky Vineyards
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Carbondale, IL
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
The Blue Boar

The Toolshed Corner House and 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/

Nearby towns:

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

Amenities

Buncombe Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs pending availability. Please inquire if interested.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Buck Room - Guest House - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Doe Room - Guest House - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main Bath - Main House - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Downstairs Bath - Main House - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Buck Room - Guest Cabin - 1 queen
    Doe Room - Guest Cabin - 1 queen
    Master - Main - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 Main House - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Main House - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • spelunking
  • swimming

Reviews

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average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews
5

Beautiful secluded location!

  • 5 of 5

This place was fantastic for our group. We are a group of ten people that take a summer trip together on our Harley's every year. We decided to explore Southern Illinois this year and discovered this B & B on Homeaway. We could not have been more pleased with the location and the condition of the property. Especially the two bedroom cabin, it is incredible. Each bedroom has a hot tub and is set up like a typical hotel room suite. The location is ten miles from Anna which has a Walmart, restaurants, gas stations and many other stores. Would definitely stay there again if in that area and needing that much space. The owner of this property is also great to deal with! Both the house and the cabin are well stocked with all the amenities you need for as long as you want to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice and secluded

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The Perfect Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We rented both properties for a family vacation. 10 of us, 3 generations, 5 last names. :)

The house was awesome - everything we could possibly need was provided. The kitchen had more gadgets than my home, there were towels in abundance, complimentary snacks, toiletries, you name it. Everyone commented on how much they liked the property.

We heard coyotes (awesome!), saw deer, lots of birds up close, a tree frog and a friendly neighbor cat. The kids (8-17) had a blast in the large backyard. We had a fire every night (wood provided), ate on the wonderful deck, grilled, enjoyed the peace and quiet. After waiting for over 18 months to be able to take this vacation, it was so nice that everything promised in the listing was true.

We had a very minor issue that was corrected while we were out for dinner - fast reply to our call, fixed immediately.

Steve worked with us through a difficult time when we had to rebook our stay due to emergencies on our end. We could never thank him enough. He was wonderful to work with and we'd do it again in a heartbeat!

If you want a quiet, restful place to be with all the amenities, a helpful owner, a great experience, THIS IS THE PLACE!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

The Tool Shed Corner B & B is the perfect place to host a family reunion. It's roomy, and is close to all of the local attractions.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Great stay for our large group!

  • 4 of 5

My family participated in the River to River Relay this weekend and wanted to stay at the same location. This property held us all comfortably (we had 12 people). There are two buildings so it was also nice to have a little room between all of us. Everything was clean and we enjoyed our stay. Steve, the owner, was responsive to all my questions during the booking process and we would stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

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.