2 story cedar sided Lodge with 4 bedroom 2 bath. Everything is brand new!
Pool / Spa
- 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.
Max guests: 15
Minimum age of primary renter: 25
Amazing House, Grounds and Location
The house was absolutely perfect! The grounds were fantastic. The kids had such a great time exploring. If you are interested in hiking in Shawnee National Forest or visiting wineries this is the place to stay. We will definitely be back in the future!!!
We were all very impressed with the cabin & surroundings! The cabin was beautiful!
We all enjoyed our stay, firepit area was a big hit😃 decks, surrounding area was stunning❣️ Bathrooms were very clean, more than enough bedrooms & great sizes for us! Kitchen was roomy and living area - we will go back😊 Thank you Matt & Corene!
Great Memorial Weekend Stay
Our extended family had a lovely time down in Southern Illinois this past Memorial Day Holiday.
The property is quite large with a great wraparound deck that we enjoyed to the fullest. The location is perfect! very secluded with lovely views but still close to the local towns and wineries!
We had one minor issue upon arrival as some of the cleaning was not completed in time. However, a couple quick phone calls quickly solved the issue and the owners arrived promptly to complete what was needed. They even built a bonfire for us while we were still unpacking and preparing dinner.
They were very gracious!
Our weekend consisted of grilling and spending much time outside....in the shade of the roomy front porch during the hot afternoon, and out in the open around the large bonfire area under the most magnificent star filled sky.
Between the large open fields and countless sounds of animal calls, nature rules here and that is exactly why we chose it!.
Great stay and would highly recommend it!
We rented Firefly Valley Lodge for the weekend of my son's wedding at Blue Sky. It was the idea location close to the winery. Lovely Cabin with 4 nice bedrooms gave everyone plenty of room. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean and supplied everything needed and more. Owners responded quickly to any questions. Thanks to Matt and Corene for sharing your cabin with us on this very special occasion!.
Overall the stay was a good experience. However that said the property owner needs to do some upkeep on the property.
Lighting in overhead main room was burn out leaving the main seating area dim at night. Stairway light was also burnt out. Gas grill does not have a cover as noted in owners material and the igniter does not work. We didn't have a lighter and couldn't find one so the grill wasn't usable. Also the entire bottom of the grill is rusted completely out which is a big safety hazard should burning grease drip down it would be onto the propane tank and rubber hose. Also with no lighter couldn't use the fire pit. Metal deck chairs were comfortable to sit in however the paint is peeling off and sticks to your skin. The vent shroud inside the microwave door is broken loose and drops forward whenever the microwave door is opened. Lower shelf front in refrigerator was broken and hangs down into the bottom drawer.
Also, the number of place settings, coffee cups and silver ware is low compared to the number of people this property is listed to accommodate.
Other suggestions, a house number sign at the end of the drive would be nice for identifying the property when arriving. The property sign is set back from the road and not very visible when coming in from the interstate direction.
Shawnee Wine Trail
Matt and Corene
About Matt and Corene
Owners of mavoproperty located in southern Illinois
Matt and Corene purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Matt and Corene chose Makanda
The views are incredible. Also, not only is the property large with 75 acres….it borders 140 acres of the Shawnee National Forest.
What makes this Cabin unique
Bordering the shawnee national forest all the hiking you could ever want. Lodge sits on top of Firefly Valley. Incredible views