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Fully equipped oak log home on secluded peninsula on 1250 acre lake!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
4 - 5 nights

Description

Hillsboro Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Make this cozy lakefront oak log cabin your very own getaway.

This lake front cabin sits on a secluded 5 acre peninsula, located on Lake Glen Shoals, in Hillsboro, Illinois. Built in 1999, it is made of 8 inch oak logs. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with 3 twin beds and an improved walkout basement with an entertainment center and a queen sleeper sofa. There are two full bathrooms and a clothes washer and dryer in the basement. Heat, Central AC & City water. Fully Functioning Kitchen including an electric range w/oven (Although compact, owner Tom Burkart managed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 20), refrigerator/freezer with automatic ice maker, microwave, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, cookware, coffeemaker; cappuccino maker & bagel Toaster. (If you bring or buy something to cook, the kitchen should accommodate.)

We have rescue pets of our own, but experience requires that we no longer allow guests to bring pets.

We provide bed linens for the queen and twin beds.

We have four sets of towels, hand towels, and washcloths (2 sets in each bath). We also have other older towels for swimming or other use.

We have a home theater, with full surround sound, DVD player, and a Blueray player. There is DirecTV on the main and lower level. Board games, cards, etc. There are 2 fire pits, one located off the back patio of the cabin and one on the peninsula overlooking the lake. There is an assorted library of books containing John Grisham novels among others.

The lake is 1,250 acres and accommodates all water sports. There are two large designated no-wake areas for sailing and canoeing. There is a boat dock with swimmers ladder, and a large playing field for outdoor sports.

The cabin is less than 45 minutes from the state capital of Springfield, where you can visit the Abraham Lincoln presidential library and museum (plan on a full day). It is about 90 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri which features a free zoo, free history museum, free science center, and a free art museum that has been compared to the Louvre in France. 7 miles to the west is historic US Route 66.

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Owner
Tom Burkart
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 2, 2016

About Tom Burkart

We have always loved log cabins ever since vacationing in Door County Wisconsin. Finding Gastineau Log Homes and Jeff Fore of Sangamon Valley Log Homes to build this oak log home has been a blessing ever since.

Tom Burkart purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Tom Burkart chose Illinois

This is the largest tract on the lake and is located on the main peninsula, two sides of which are the main full recreation part, and the south side of which is the no-wake Irving cove. The property is conveniently located half way between the Illinois capital of Springfield with all the Lincoln sites and the state fair, and St. Louis, Missouri with its zoo, art museum, science center, and history museum, all of which have free admission. Neither major city is too far for a day trip.

What makes this cabin unique

The private bedroom and separate sleeping loft for the kids made this design our favorite. Having the luxury of placing it on a walkout facing the lake, made the choice to finish the basement with an entertainment center a no-brainer. Having a washer and dryer in the cabin is an extra bonus for longer stays. We are always seeing all sorts of wildlife. Deer and wild turkey are plentiful, and in the winter there is at least one couple of bald eagles that make the lake their home. The nearby Bremer Audubon Sanctuary has miles of hiking trails.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Reviewed August 20, 2014

I loved this cabin. The place was beautiful, clean, and very inviting. There were lots of games and books to keep everyone happy and entertained. Tom allowed us to bring our dogs which made it possible for us to enjoy a quiet time out in the country. We also had our own boat which we docked on the property. This made it very easy to fish on shore or in the boat. There also was a small beach for those who like to go swimming. Everything was just as pictured. Would I rent this cabin again, you bet. It was just what my husband and I were looking for. Oh by the way, we caught our limit in cat fish each day. We also caught a few stripper bass.
Aug 2014
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Fully equipped oak log home on secluded peninsula on 1250 acre lake!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 24 reviews
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Exactly what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the privacy and what the cabin had to offer from outdoor activities to inside amenities. The lack of wifi is the only thing i can think of to change. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Clean, Comfortable and Cozy

  • 4 of 5

It was great - while we didn't have a pan to cook our pizza, we made do and it didn't matter because everything else was great in the house. We enjoyed our time there and wanted to have our entire family join us later to experience the lake and surroundings. A great cabin for a family get together.....Owners were great.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Cozy private Get Away

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed. Hope to be back when we can fully enjoy the private beach!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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A great place to relax, clean and well kept.

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay at Abes Log Cabin. As usual we had a great time relaxing, enjoying the property and fishing.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Awesome place to just get away!

  • 5 of 5

What a great place to stay! Myself, my two brothers and our dad go on an annual get away / fishing trip every year. We typically go to Kentucky Lake, Southern Illinois or somewhere in Missouri. We stumbled across Abe's Cabin last year and decided to give it a try. It was amazing! It has everything you could possibly want or need for a trip of any sort. We liked it so much last year, we did it again this year. The owners have thought about every little detail. There isn't a whole lot you need to bring. Very spacious cabin (three levels), acres of nice flat grassy areas for games and such, plenty of woods, great fire pit, and of course right on the water. A beautiful 1,200 acre lake. You don't need to waste precious vacation time driving to a far away place to get that feeling of being away. Once you're there, it feels like you are hundreds of miles away. Very private and secluded, but only 5 minutes from town. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Great secluded getaway for the family

  • 5 of 5

Lovely and well maintained cabin on an awesome property on Lake Glenn Shoals. The description undersells the size and seclusion of the property, which had a large open space for kids to run around surrounded by woods. We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
90 Miles
St. Louis, Missouri
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Interstate 55
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
On site
Car: necessary

This lake front cabin sits on a secluded 5 acre peninsula, located on Lake Glen Shoals, in Hillsboro, Illinois. Built in 1999, it is made of 8 inch oak logs. It has one bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with 3 twin beds and an improved walkout basement with an entertainment center and a queen sleeper sofa. There are two full bathrooms and a clothes washer and dryer in the basement. Heat, Central AC & City water. Fully Functioning Kitchen including an electric range w/oven (Although compact, owner Tom Burkart managed to cook a Thanksgiving dinner for 20), refrigerator/freezer with automatic ice maker, microwave, dishes, silverware, pots, pans, cookware, coffeemaker; cappuccino maker & bagel Toaster. (If you bring or buy something to cook, the kitchen should accommodate.)

We have rescue pets of our own, but we do not allow pets due to past experience.

We provide bed linens for the queen and twin beds.

We have four sets of towels, hand towels, and washcloths (2 sets in each bath). We also have other older towels for swimming or other use.

We have a home theater, with full surround sound, a DVD player, and a Blueray player. There is DirecTV on the main and lower level. Board games, cards, etc. There are 2 fire pits, one located off the back patio of the cabin and one on the peninsula overlooking the lake. There is an assorted library of books containing John Grisham and W.E.B. Griffin novels among others.

The lake is 1,250 acres and accommodates all water sports. There are two large designated no-wake areas for sailing, canoeing and kayaking. We offer 4 kayaks for rent at $125 per kayak per week. There is a boat dock with swimmers ladder, and a large playing field for outdoor sports.

The cabin is less than 45 minutes from the state capital of Springfield, where you can visit the Abraham Lincoln presidential library and museum (plan on a full day). It is about 90 minutes from St. Louis, Missouri which features a free zoo, free history museum, free science center, and a free art museum that has been compared to the Louvre in France. 7 miles to the west is historic US Route 66.

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Rates & Availability

Hillsboro Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off Season
Nov 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
$120
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$725
$2,800
 
 
Pre-season
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$125
From
$155
Fri,Sat
$800
$3,000
 
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
$960
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
$145
From
$175
Fri,Sat
$900
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 5.64%

Reservations can be booked for an entire week to include the special event rates of the holiday weekends. We will add whatever extra days guests request at the regular daily rate for prime season.

Cancellation policy:
a 50% refund of the total cost if they cancel at least four weeks before the start of the trip; or
a 25% refund of the total cost if they cancel up to two weeks before the start of the trip.
If the guest cancels, the deposit cannot be refunded.

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Amenities

Hillsboro Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located on the main floor just off the one private bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located in the walkout basement entertainment area.
  • There are two full baths with tub and shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Queen bed, closet & two night stands with lamps for reading
    Entertainment Center - 1 sleep sofa /futon , We have a queen sleeper sofa in the entertainment center
    Sleeping Loft - 3 twin/ single , The sleeping loft is open to the below living area.
  • There is one private bedroom with a queen bed, a sleeping loft with three twin beds, and a queen sleeper sofa in the finished walkout basement entertainment center.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing

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