About the property
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- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (2nd heated bathroom/shower in garage) , Sleeps up to 10
Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is located at 17631 State Highway 37 in Whittington, Illinois one mile east of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. The Park surrounds beautiful Rend Lake with over 160 miles of shoreline, which covers over 18,000 acres providing excellent fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, bicycling, camping and more exciting activities for everyone in the family. This area also presents opportunities for bird watching, golf, horseback riding, sailing and shooting complex activities.
Close by is Rend Lake Golf Course, a 27-Holes course that provides for a challenging golf experience and exciting golf outings in a beautiful setting alongside Rend Lake.
The Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center is located next to the Rend Lake Golf Course that displays the works of over 900 of Illinois' Finest Artists. The Art Gallery features continuously changing exhibits.
Our recently remodeled facility contains 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths with a 16' X 30' covered patio which is great for BBQ’s and outdoor gatherings providing relaxing accommodations amidst a sportsman’s paradise. We are minutes away from a full service marina, 6 boat launch ramps, and the Pheasant Hollow Winery. We offer amenities including a flat screen television, full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, Microwave, a coffee maker, washer and dryer. Will accomodate 8-10 people.
Gun Creek offers guided fishing and hunting packages including access to a private a Snow Goose hunting area. In addition, Rend lake offers a multitude of Duck Hunting locations.
Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is a 5 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois and a 90 minute drive from St. Louis, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.
Come relax among the natural beauty and comfortable atmosphere creating a memorable family get-together.
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- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
Why Ric Barth chose Whittington
My son, Ric, at the age of 15 and I went down to the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park on Rend Lake in 2001 to attend the annual Celebrity Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Foundation. It was such an enjoyable experience and beautiful surroundings that we have attended this three day event every year since then. As a result of our travels around the area we had the opportunity to meet a local Hall of Fame Fishing Guide who ended up taking us out fishing every time we went south to participate in the Quail Hunt. What was scheduled as a three day hunting event ended up becoming a five day event, split between fishing and quail hunting. During one of our trips to southern Illinois we came upon a 9 acre parcel of land with a house, 10 stall enclosed boat storage building and a pole barn. It was for sale. Except for one neighbor it was totally surrounded by government land. In addition, it was practically right next door to Wayne Fitzgerald State Park and Rend Lake. We bought it! Ricky was about to graduate from Bradley University with a degree in Construction Management. As a result he put his education to work and undertook to completely remodel the house and manicure the grounds in 2011. Upon graduation he took up residency adjacent to the property and accepted a position with Shawnee Professional Services, a local Survey and Engineering company. In addition, he is now a fishing guide with that Hall of Fame Fishing Guide, Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors. He also has access to private goose and deer hunting facilities within minutes from our location.
What makes this House unique
Close to many outdoor and recreational activities.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Great Fishing Getaway!!
My husband and I recently stayed for a long fishing weekend! The cabin is well maintained and updated. The cabin is a very short drive to a convenient boat ramp. I would highly recommend this property for a couples getaway or large family/friend gathering. I was just wonderful!
Great place to stay, very clean AHome away from home, will definitely come back
large spacious home, very maintained everything thing works great, heat,water,
Just as expected, with all the conviences of being at home.
Ric was excellent when communicating about the property. West Gun Creek Boat Ramp is a curve away at Rend Lake. Close to all activities, restaurants and other stores. We will be back in the spring.
Wow we had a great location for the eclipse..no crowds, no neighbors, no CLOUDS! We heard Carbondale was cloudy for eclipse! House is clean and has everything you need for a relaxing time . The A/C felt so good that day..it was 93 outside.
I wish the steps had hand rails....🤔�..and maybe needs some comfy outside furniture/chairs.....owner is friendly and responds quickly to emails. Overall we had a great time😎�👍�
The property was very nice.
We really enjoyed our stay. The fully stocked kitchen and covered porch were both really nice to have. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We will return next year if scheduling works out.
Overall Great Experience
This trip was a "meet in the middle" event with family. Ric's home had everything we needed. We each brought our dog and it worked out wonderfully. The home is very close to the lake and the grounds were very wet and muddy, so dog stayed out until they were hosed down for the night. There was a winery, convenient store and state park right down the street. As well as a very nice church for Sunday morning.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Children under 13 $5.00 per child.