About the property
- House1540 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
This 3 bedroom 2 bath ranch has the feel of a cottage in a smaller town. Whether you're coming to see the Abraham Lincoln sites, historic Route 66 attractions, on family or business travel, or if you're making your annual pilgrimage to the Illinois State Fair, this home is close enough to the action for you to get there quickly. When the day is done, it also provides a nice retreat within which to kick back, take off your shoes and unwind. You'll find a fully equipped kitchen, linens and towels, high-speed internet, satellite television and complimentary WiFi. Outside you'll find a table and chairs as well as a charcoal grill that is available for your use. Come, relax, bring your suitcase, and leave the rest up to us.
We've had several guests comment about the trains which pass through the neighborhood. Most enjoy or have no problem adjusting to their occasional presence. Kids usually want to run out to see and hear them, but for those who might be light sleepers, we do provide earplugs since we haven't figured out yet how to move the tracks.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, mandarin
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Gordon Fidler
Gordon and Tammy are originally from the Peoria area, but have lived near Springfield since getting married in 1991. Gordon retired from a career in law enforcement in 2010, and in 2012 they bought their first rental property in Chatham. They have four children, three of whom were adopted and are still at home.
Gordon Fidler purchased this House in 2012
Why Gordon Fidler chose Chatham
This house was selected due to its close proximity to their residence, the quality of the school district, and the fact that it reminds them of their home growing up, and their grandparent's home. The layout of the house as well as the era both bring back great memories. For two years, the house had been unfurnished and rented out on an annual basis. In February of 2015 it was transitioned into a fully furnished home for rent by visitors to the area. It's not quite a bed and breakfast, but they still get to provide warm hospitality for their guests.
What makes this House unique
They love the peaceful feel when they walk into the house. There are times when they will take time to go to the house to sit and read, and Gordon has confessed he has taken a nap or two there as well. The kitchen is spacious, as are the bedrooms and living room. It's a comfortable place to relax.
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
We felt so at home, and it was so nice to just relax!
The house is fantastic! Lots of room and everything we could have possibly needed. We stay with our children and my sister, her husband, and children. We had room to spread out so we all had our own space but yet we’re able to spend a fun weekend with family. Staying in town for a wedding and lots of daily activities running around was exhausting. It was nice to come in get a snack in the kitchen and start showers and bedtime for the kids. I don’t want to stay in a hotel again when we come to Springfield. We will be coming back to Fidler’s Roof every chance we get.
Great place to stay!
My friends and I have stayed here several times. It’s a great size for our group of 6. Always clean and nicely decorated. We will be going back for sure.
Very cozy & roomy
Trains went by so fast we hardly noticed
We like fast trains Sheri! Thank you for choosing to stay with us while you were here. You're always welcome.
This home was perfect as our base while we explored the Springfield area! It was very clean and comfortable. They have thought of all the little essentials that make a great rental experience. The home was also very 'senior friendly' for my 88 year old mother. We have stayed in many VRBOs over the past few years and this one rates in the top tier! We will definitely stay at Gordon's again!
Very Well Pleased! :)
This home is very spacious, and well maintained. The décor brought such a warm and cozy presence to the stay. I loved how this space had a oven that I could cook on and a washer and dryer to do laundry. We enjoyed ourselves and look forward to staying here for future events! Thanks Fidler's Roof!!
We loved having you stay with us Candace, and thank you for your kind comments. I agree, my wife does do a great job of decorating! Come back and see us again if you are in town.
Good location, very clean. Has everything travelers can want or need.
If you like the sounds of trains, this is the place for you. For our family the trains did not interfere with our stay at all. Out sightseeing all day and ready to relax when we arrived home
Thanks for you kind comments Dorothy. I'm glad you could join us, please stay with us again when you're in town!
Paved walking and biking path is across the street from the house.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. No Pets No Smoking