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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Hiking, Biking, Fire Place & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Just South Of Carbondale, IL

Everyone ask what is the closet Winery well it is Hedman, Alto and Von Jackob. Also close by is Yellow Moon for lunch, Flamm Orchards (yummy Fruits and cream), and more.. The Cabin House property overlooks the beauty of the Shawnee National Forest. This Cabin features 3 Bedrooms. 2 Bedrooms have Queen Beds and the 3rd has a Tempur Pedic Full Size bed. Other features include Full Kitchen, Spacious Living Room, Hot Tub(in Sunroom), Fire Place and awesome deck. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook with. Just bring your own Groceries. We supply coffee but you can always bring your favorite.

This property is located just south of Carbondale, IL between Cobden and Alto Pass perfect location to visit many attractions. Also Great for Couples to get away from it all.

Check out our website for more information.

More Details

Gary and Andrea Dahmer
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Gary and Andrea Dahmer

Born and Raised in Southern Illinois. We know the back roads and the best kept secrets of the Shawnee Hills. Southern Illinois University Graduate and all around people person.

Gary and Andrea Dahmer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Gary and Andrea Dahmer chose Illinois

Located close to everything such as Carbondale, Anna, Cobden, Alto Pass, and all the wineries. The Views are awesome at this property that is why we choose it for a great rental property.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy of a stand alone cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for our wonderful stay. Everything was very clean. We had plenty of clean towels for the week. The extra pillows were a nice touch too. We were so happy to find the coffee that you provided because we forgot ours. The weather was mild so we enjoyed the deck and grill. Thank you for being there when we got lost on the wine trail. We will be back again.
Dec 2015
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Car: necessary

During your stay you may want to visit the many hiking trails of the Shawnee National Forest, Bike the back roads, or tour the wineries.


Alto Pass Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 bath with Full Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Tempur Pedic - 1 double
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Hiking, Biking, Fire Place & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.71875 based on 33 reviews

Great place for group or family

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy. the bath towels were like you would find at a nice hotel. Only downside was only one bathroom for the five of us. A half bath would be a nice addition. Overall a great value. With a great view. Perfect place for a group of friends on the wine trail.

Very clean and well maintained

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Amazingly peaceful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 2 friends stayed for 5 days in this great cabin backing up to Shawnee Forest. The house was great, a quaint little house with comfy beds and a fully stocked kitchen. Everything was clean and comfortable. The back deck was amazing for sitting out at night and looking at the stars. I highly recommend this location. And Andrea and Gary's recommendation for the Brickstone for part of the trip.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Could have been more private wish the rental said there is a house next door.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello thanks for staying. Yes there are houses all along skyline drive. Stay here for the view. Thanks for trying us out.
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This is an Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

We have rented many times using VRBO, and this property is one of the best. The large back deck, and the view of the National Forest from it, really make this property special. We were the lucky ones who got this property for the eclipse. The entire event was viewed in peaceful natural surroundings, with an air conditioned house right behind us to cool off in as needed. The eclipse fit perfectly between the trees, and the high deck made it a wonderful, bug free, crowd free experience.

If you rent this property you should spend time out on the deck. The first evening we saw deer coming out of the woods. We ate all of our meals out at the table you see in the pictures, including breakfast.

Inside, the house is extremely well organized and clean. Everything worked as stated online. Very large TV in living room, very comfortable bed in the main bedroom (which is all we used.)

The kitchen has everything you need for cooking: pots and pans, nice gas stove, microwave, toaster, and a full complement of plates, glasses, and silverware. There is also a nice propane grill on the back deck that we used a couple of times.

The bathroom has a big counter and double sink, and the shower was really nice, with both a regular shower head and a hand held, and lots of shelves to hold shampoo, soap and other shower essentials. The towels in the bathroom and at the spa are really thick and good quality.

The hot tub was wonderful as well. All the jets worked fine, and the temperature was perfect.

The location is very close to the small towns of Cobden and Alto Pass, and there are many wineries very close by.

The owners responded quickly to text messages and handled all of our questions and inquiries within a matter of minutes.

This is a beautiful property and you will greatly enjoy your stay here if you decide to give it a try.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to all the wineries!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Quiet and peaceful! Has everything you would need! Will defiantly be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Clean, comfortable

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a weekend recently and enjoyed our time away from home. Kitchen is adequately supplied with cookware and utensils. Linens and towels were better than many hotels we've stayed in, so that was a wonderful surprise! Basic mini toiletries were included, so that was an unexpected amenity. Shower was great, and it was nice having a double vanity. The living room furniture had been changed out since the featured photos, and the dual reclining sofa was a nice addition. Seems like for a larger party, however, there might not be as much comfortable seating in this area as expected. Very clean!! The photos are pretty true representatives of the property, with the view from the back deck even better in person. However, the hot tub is in a sun room that faces the road (which you can't tell from the photos), which lacks privacy in the evenings especially (unless you want to stumble around in the dark). Another thing you can't tell from the photos is how close the neighbors are. From the back deck, you can see the next house over's back yard and deck, as well. Not a big deal, but thought I might mention in case you were expecting something more secluded. We actually never saw the neighbors, so may not be a big deal anyway, but again, just thought it should be mentioned. The only slight negative we found at this property were the shades (none of them are particularly room darkening, as we are used to black out curtains at home). Small Town with dining options is just a short trip down the road, and bigger stores, state park areas and more are all within a reasonably short drive.

Overall, we had a great stay and would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund