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Walk To Town From Peaceful Countryside Log Cabin 25 Minutes To St. Louis

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Room Cabin Sleeps 3-4 With Stocked Kitchen, Wifi, Premium Cable, Ample Parking

This cozy one room log cabin was built in 1953 and is located in a safe, friendly Illinois town that is part of St. Louis metro area. You can walk to town (restaurants, craft breweries, wine bar, shops, concerts, plays) and you're still close to St.Louis attractions. Why fight traffic and worry about parking or safety? Guests love our clean and tranquil cabin and the welcoming town of Waterloo.

A log framed king bed plus double log framed futon will sleep 3-4 guests. (Mostly used by couples looking for a getaway or a business person seeking a quiet, comfortable retreat.) The bathroom has a shower. Kitchen features granite counter top with 4 bar stools. Stocked with kitchen appliances, cooking & dining items, bed linens and towels. Free WiFi & premium cable TV, dvd. RV & trailer parking and driveway through property from main street to back alley/side street.

Across street from historic stage coach stop, Peterstown House. Summer Tuesday night band concerts and Sunday concert series at town square. Area public golf courses, parks, wineries. Grocery, Walmart & other stores and services nearby. Easy drive to downtown St. Louis and larger shopping centers. Close to 255, I-55, I-44, I-64 & I-70

Dog-friendly (with homeowner approval)

Timberwolf Cabin sits across from our other property "Timberwolf Chalet". You can rent both if your group size is 7-10.

** Our property is protected by external security cameras. We also have a security / automation system that works with the door locks, smoke detectors, thermostat, and other devices.

More Details

Rika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About Rika Dockery

I was bitten by the travel bug as a child and never recovered. I've visited all 50 states and so far have been to 42 countries on 4 continents. I LOVE meeting people from all over the world, and especially hosting them in the welcoming, charming town of Waterloo. My dad's side of the family has roots in this area

Rika Dockery purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Rika Dockery chose Waterloo

My dad, uncle and grandfather built this cabin in 1953 on the Wolf property. Across the yard is the timber frame chalet my dad added in 1997. I love this location!! Walk to town but close to the city. Our guests typically come to visit St. Louis and are pleasantly surprised by all Waterloo has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

If you "like" our social media page (Timberwolf, Waterloo IL) you will see links to area attractions. Small town, country living while near the city provides the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 3 day, 2 night getaway at the cabin! This is exactly a "home" away from home. Everything was clean and tidy. we love love the kitchen because it has everything you need! Thank you so much for the stay!
May 2017
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Waterloo Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • House rules supplied in rental agreement, check-in & check-out instructions. Extra cleaning charge for stays 7+ days.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The rustic bathroom features a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • This large log king bed is one of the primary features of the cabin. Comfortable with lots of pillows. Watch tv from bed, living area or kitchen. If you need an extra bed, the log futon easily becomes a double bed, and extra linens and blankets are provided. The kitchen is well stocked if you want to stay in and cook and features a granite counter top and 4 bar stools. While the stone fireplace isn't operable, we supply an electric insert that provides ambiance and can heat the cabin in the cold months.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading


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Walk To Town From Peaceful Countryside Log Cabin 25 Minutes To St. Louis
average rating of 4.923077 based on 18 reviews

Nifty historical cabin. Nice kitchen. Tiny shower.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet area, good for unwinding. Interior of cabin very dark, could use a skylight. Would've spent more time outside but mosquitoes were ferocious. Not cabin fault obviously, just a fact.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice low key get away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was super cute, cozy and clean. Well stocked kitchen and plenty of linens. There is a nice little winery not to far away. Walking to restaurants in downtown was convenient. There are also hiking trials within a short drive. The one downfall would be that the window air conditioning unit seems to be a bit small for the space but then again it is "sweltering summer in St. Louis." All in all a nice little getaway. A fall trip would be great for walking around exploring.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your 5* review Maria. We enjoyed hosting you and are glad you took advantage of Waterloo's offerings. Yeah, St. Louis summers are hot and muggy so please do come back in fall or in winter, when the cabin is even cozier. I'm always happy to recommend restaurants or attractions (based on your interests).
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Wonderful Place to Stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this cabin & hope to say here again!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Rock, Arkansas

Excellent Cabin in a great area

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the cabin and everything was great. Our host checked with us making sure that we were satisfied and comfortable and we had a great time. The area is fascinating with its great history and enjoyable restaurants. We would definitely come back and stay again and would recommend the cabin and its quaintness...........

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Quiet cozy cabin for the weekend

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Naperville, IL

Gorgeous and Romantic

  • 5 of 5

We spent three nights here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we made a perfect choice. The cabin was very clean and inviting. King bed super comfy. Kitchen had all of the necessities to cook basic meals. Heat worked great. TV was perfect with all cable channels and movie channels. We even rented a DVD at Redbox nearby and used the DVD player. Only small issue was the WiFi would come and go depending upon where in the cabin you were. No huge deal but worth mentioning. Cabin was also very close to Downtown Waterloo with lots of great places to eat. We would definitely book this cabin again. Cabin interior reminded my wife of her grandmothers place when she was young.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a memorable anniversary! Thanks for letting me know about the wifi. We immediately had it checked out and repaired and it works better now! We hope to host you again. Try our cottage across the street next time - it has a different motif. Thanks again.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
St. Louis Lambert International
Nearest Barpub
0.67 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Mystic Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Louis Gateway Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Imo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Annbriar and two other golf courses are minutes from house. Ball fields across street. Skate park less than 10 minute walk. 2 craft breweries and a wine bar in town, an easy walk. We provide a guest binder with brochures for area activities + menus for local restaurants.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $50

Non-smoking home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.