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A 40 Mile View with Private Bluffs on the Wine Trail in the Shawnee Ntl. Forest

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Rock Ridge, your home away from home awaits you in this beautiful setting!

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Last updated: 04/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 King bedrooms, 1 Full, 1 Queen sleeper, 2 1/2 baths, a cooks kitchen and more!

This is it! Look no more for an escape to the great outdoors! Rock Ridge is located in scenic Southern Illinois amidst beauty like you have never seen in Illinois! This home is located on 140 private acres nestled in ancient bluffs, loaded with wildlife, peace and quiet and everything at your fingertips! We provide everything you and your guests need for a wonderful getaway! The kitchen is fully equipped with all manner of cooking needs, along with a backyard BBQ, all you need is your provisions to whip up a meal to be enjoyed in this wonderful home!
The great room has floor to ceiling windows to take in the breathtaking views that span for 40 + miles to Kentucky! It features a flat screen tv and blue ray dvd player along with a cozy gas fireplace for your enjoyment...Also located on the main floor is a laundry room and half bath.
Upstairs you will find a log style King Bed Master Suite. There is a walk in closet and a 4 piece Master Bath that rivals any Spa. The walk in shower has body sprays and the jacuzzi tub has a multitude of jets to enjoy while gazing out the window in the tree line! There is a private balcony off the bedroom to take in the views of the bluffs....It is a peaceful, serene retreat...
Downstairs in the walkout basement we offer another living area complete with a flat screen tv/dvd player. There is another full bathroom and two more bedrooms, one with a King bed and flat screen tv/dvd player and another full size bedroom. The patio off the living room provides ample shade in the Summer and again you have spectacular long range views of the area!
Outback you can relax on the deck while BBQ'ing or watching the kids on the playset. There is ample parking for you and your guests.
Rock Ridge also offers guided repelling and climbing, there is a fully stocked pond, and plenty of room to roam around and explore the property! Please consider us for your next group getaway ~ a hunters dream, a family reunion destination, a girls weekend out, a group to ride the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, there are no limits to what you can do in Southern Illinois and Rock Ridge is your jumping off point to see it all!!!! Email, call or text for more information and ideas to plan your vacation! We are located just 2.7 miles off Interstate 57 exit 36. Convenient, comfortable, safe and outstanding! You won't be disappointed when you choose us and you will want to come back the minute you leave!!!
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed on outside decks ONLY....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible:

    There are no sleeping accommodations on the main level....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

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  • Bathroom 2: toilet, tub, shower

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  • Bathroom 3: toilet

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  • The Master Bath is like your own private Spa! You will love it!

Other Amenities

  • There is a fully stocked pond for the fisherman, guided rock climbing and repelling is also available! There is nothing you can't do in this area! Anything you need is just a thought away. The Property Manager is at your disposal at all times!...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    3 DVD players and 1 blue ray player...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    Enjoy a 40 mile view from every window, along with bluffs, farms, flora and fauna that rivals the Smoky Mountains! This is what Heaven on Earth looks like! Enjoy the splendor in your own paradise!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing

Dining

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central Air....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Stacked Stone Gas Fireplace....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Propane central heat....moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed internet available, however we respectfully request you do NOT use it for streaming or video viewing!...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All sheets and linens....moreless

  • Living Room:

    There are 2, one Great Room on the main level and a living room in the walkout lower level....moreless

  • Parking:

    Plenty of parking for you and your guests....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of fluffy white towels!...moreless

  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Kitchen:

    Fully equipped with everything you need to prepare a quick meal or a full dinner!!...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Brand new Stainless Steel....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    There are NO pantry items provided, only coffee filters. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Brand new Stainless Steel side by side....moreless

  • Stove:

    Brand new Stainless Steel....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Balcony off the Master Suite in the Loft....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Full length deck on the main level, and full length concrete patio on the lower level...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$245

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

The $215.00 rate is for use of the main floor - the Great Room, Kitchen and 1/2 bath. It also includes the loft Master Bedroom with the 4 piece Spa like Master Bath. This rate is for 1 couple.

The $245.00 rate offers all of the above plus the lower level comprised of a living area, 2 more bedrooms and another Full Bath.

Check in is 4 PM, check out is 11 AM, both times MAY be negotiable if house is available the night before check in or the day of check out, please ask, we are very accommodating!


Manager's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Marion, Illinois
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
Union County Country Club
30 Miles
Nearest Train
Amtrack in Carbondale, Illinois
2.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Interstate 57
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Brickhouse Grill

Car: Necessary

Rock Ridge is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest located on 140 acres. The backdrop at our home is a line of bluffs that can be seen from miles away. You can spend hours in your own backyard or get out and explore Giant City and Ferne Clyffe State Parks, LaRue Pine Hills, Trail of Tears State Forest and Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. They are just the tip of the iceburg for those who love the outdoors. Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is a destination spot for those who love to ride.

There is World Class bird and deer hunting, along with some of the best fishing the Midwest has to offer. We offer a stocked pond here on the property. We are also conveniently located to the Shawnee Wine Trail which boats a dozen Award winning wineries just minutes away. There are antique stores and other hometown shops, lots of local eateries and annual events such as Vulture Fest in Makanda, the Superman competition in Metropolis and the Apple Festival in Murphysboro.

Rock Ridge is just a short drive from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and would be a great place for those family weekends or graduation!

Most would agree that the star of the show in Southern Illinois is our beloved Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. It is the tallest Cross in the Western Hemisphere standing at an impressive 111 feet tall at an elevation of 1000 feet with sweeping views of The Shawnee National Forest and everything beyond! It is awe inspiring and by far worth the short drive. Be sure and catch the short 6 minute video in the Visitors Center that explains how the Cross came to be, what happened and how the recent $500,000.00 renovation came to be!

Southern Illinois is also famous for its harvest of peaches and apples! Flamms Orchards in Cobden has a treat that can't be beat! A strawberry razzle!!! If you don't get a large you will be angry.....if you like blizzards, you will LOVE the razzle!

There are 1,000 year old Cypress Trees to see just down the road in Cypress. The Visitor Center has displays of local wildlife and the helpful staff can direct you to see these marvels of nature.....

There are so many things to see and do in our part of the Country. Please check back for updates to this post as we will be adding more things to see and do shortly! Make sure you put us on your list of places to stay....We promise you will be back, you will love it!

 

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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/24/2017

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  • Rock Ridge, your home away from home awaits you in this beautiful setting!

    Rock Ridge, your home away from home awaits you in this beautiful setting!

  • Come and relax on the back deck, enjoy the bbq and watch the wildlife!

    Come and relax on the back deck, enjoy the bbq and watch the wildlife!

  • Just a peak of the outstanding view you will enjoy from the deck and all around!

    Just a peak of the outstanding view you will enjoy from the deck and all around!

  • 2 sofas in the great room to cuddle up with a throw and enjoy the view!

    2 sofas in the great room to cuddle up with a throw and enjoy the view!

  • The sparkling Kitchen awaits the Chef to prepare yummy meals for the family!

    The sparkling Kitchen awaits the Chef to prepare yummy meals for the family!

  • The log style King bed in the Master Suite awaits you! This is a wonderful room!

    The log style King bed in the Master Suite awaits you! This is a wonderful room!

  • Relax and take in the view of the back yard area from the Master balcony deck.

    Relax and take in the view of the back yard area from the Master balcony deck.

  • The fabulous Master bath walk in shower loaded with body jets....

    The fabulous Master bath walk in shower loaded with body jets....

  • The lower level living area has a Queen sleeper sofa, flat screen tv/dvd player.

    The lower level living area has a Queen sleeper sofa, flat screen tv/dvd player.

  • The Full size bedroom in the lower level is decorated in a Hunter's theme...

    The Full size bedroom in the lower level is decorated in a Hunter's theme...

  • You deserve to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet of beautiful Rock Ridge...

    You deserve to get away and enjoy the peace and quiet of beautiful Rock Ridge...

  • Bald Knob Cross of Peace, the Star of Show in So. IL., just minutes away!

    Bald Knob Cross of Peace, the Star of Show in So. IL., just minutes away!

  • Your vacation home awaits you under the bluffs and tucked in the trees!!

    Your vacation home awaits you under the bluffs and tucked in the trees!!

  • The Bluff's will be fully visable as the leaves fall. Guided climbing available!

    The Bluff's will be fully visable as the leaves fall. Guided climbing available!

  • The great room features a gas fireplace and flat screen tv/blue ray player.

    The great room features a gas fireplace and flat screen tv/blue ray player.

  • Sun floods in through the wall of windows from the stairs above the Great Room!

    Sun floods in through the wall of windows from the stairs above the Great Room!

  • The great fully equipped kitchen along with a comfy dining table ready for you!

    The great fully equipped kitchen along with a comfy dining table ready for you!

  • The Master Suite in the loft has a flat screen tv/dvd player and walk in closet.

    The Master Suite in the loft has a flat screen tv/dvd player and walk in closet.

  • The Master on suite is Spa Like with all the amenities you can ask for!

    The Master on suite is Spa Like with all the amenities you can ask for!

  • The FORTY MILE view in the mist of the morning from Rock Ridge's deck!

    The FORTY MILE view in the mist of the morning from Rock Ridge's deck!

  • The King bedroom has a flat screen tv/dvd player and windows galore!

    The King bedroom has a flat screen tv/dvd player and windows galore!

  • Some of the rock outcroppings in the back yard...

    Some of the rock outcroppings in the back yard...

  • Rock Ridge is just 2.7 miles from I-57 at exit 36. Convenient to the Wine Trail!

    Rock Ridge is just 2.7 miles from I-57 at exit 36. Convenient to the Wine Trail!

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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