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Family Friendly Lodge, by Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife Area

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge


About the property

4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Lodge close to Jim Edgar State Wildlife Area

Plattner's Ghost Hollow Lodge was built in the fall of 2014 & is now open for business. It is a 6,000 Sq Ft Lodge with all the amenities. The Lodge is handicapped accessible and includes a large dining area, an extra large great room with big screen TV, a full stone, wood burning fireplace, 4 spacious bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. The lodge property also offers trails for hiking and wildlife viewing. We charge for each adult guest. Children under 12 years old stay for free. Please contact us about large parties and additional sleeping options.

Ron & Maureen Plattner
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Ron & Maureen Plattner

Owners Ron & Maureen Plattner were born & raised in the Central Illinois area. After retiring, they have decided to open their own year around lodge in West Central Illinois.

Ron & Maureen Plattner purchased this lodge in 2014

Why Ron & Maureen Plattner chose Chandlerville

Plattner's Ghost Hollow Lodge is a brand new lodge, built in the fall of 2014. It is situated in a country setting surrounded by timber, grain fields, and abundant wildlife for viewing. Which include Whitetail Deer, Red Fox, Coyote, & Turkeys. There is also hiking trails on the property as well.

What makes this lodge unique

There is only one lodge like it in this area. Plattner's Ghost Hollow Lodge not only serves the visitors of Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife area, but also non resident hunters that come to West Central Illinois. Inside the lodge is complimented by Mounted Whitetail Deer, Bear, Bobcat, Coyote, & Rattlesnake.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Springfield, Illinois-Abraham Lincoln Airport
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Oakford, Illinois-Hitching Post
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Petersburg, Illinois-Shambolee Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Springfield, Illinois-Amtrak
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Route 125
Nearest Restaurant
15 Miles
Petersburg, Illinois-Gillmore's Cafe
Car: necessary

If you are visiting Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife Area for Hunting, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Camping, or Wildlife Viewing, Plattner's Ghost Hollow Lodge is within 5 minutes of the Main Entrance.


Chandlerville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 24 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicapped Accessible
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom 1 is Handicap Accessible. All Bathrooms have a shower, toilet, and sink.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Bedroom 1 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 4 twin/ single
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
Lodge also has a changing room with individual open lockers for any outdoor activity where you need to hang or change into outdoor clothing and footwear.


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Family Friendly Lodge, by Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Wildlife Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
Elkhart Lake Wisconsin

wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

beautiful location. great surroundings. very relaxing. we had 5 adults and 3 kids. we had tons of room. 4 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms gave everyone the privacy and space they needed. very clean. everything you need is here. just bring your clothes and personal items. We played bean bags, sat on the porch, had a bonfire, cooked all our meals in the expansive, well stocked kitchen and dining room that had more than enough room for all of us and our family that came out to visit us. Ron & Maureen are wonderful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay for mutiple families

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the lodge. We would highly recommend it. We had 4 families of 4, 16 total with more than enough space.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Set in a beautiful country side! The lodge is a great place to come and stay to get away. Had a great experience! Food was wonderful, lodge is clean, Mo and Ron Plattner are wonderful people!! I'd recommend coming to stay to enjoy to outdoors, even if your not a hunter.Hope to get there soon!!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Central Illinois

Wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the lodge with a group of families to celebrate a birthday. The Plattner's are wonderful hosts! Clean & comfortable with all the amenities you need. Delicious food, great friends, drinks around the fire pit. We heard coyotes and admired the hummingbirds. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ghost Hollow

  • 5 of 5

Great get a way for everyone. The entire complex is fantastic. The food, lodging, fire pit, hanging out with good friends, could not be any better. Great place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I scheduled the lodge for a couple of days over the 4th of July. We had numerous friends coming into town for a wedding, and always prefer to stay some place together to maximize our catch up time. This lodge was the perfect place, as it was out of the normal busy area and could easily accommodate our entire group. The Plattners were wonderful, with Mr. Plattner being kind enough to show us around the lodge upon check in and share a few laughs. He stated that we needn't worry about being too loud (I'm sure we were), and they had more than enough houseware/dishware/storage for all of our needs. The beds were very comfortable, the entire place was clean, and it was all immaculately set up for our entire time.

I would highly recommend this lodge to anyone (large or small groups), and want to give a huge thank you to the Plattners for their wonderful hospitality. If we're ever up that way again, we know where we plan to stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 7.0%

$25 per night is based on per person in a bedroom that sleeps 1-4 persons. Meal packages can also be added for an additional fee. Booking deposits are refundable up to thirty (30) days prior to

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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