This scenic ridge top farm house originally constructed in 1870 has been in the same family since the early 1940s and was recently restored/remodeled back to the original 10 foot ceilings and brillant wood floors. A large spacious kitchen, tastefully decorated with a country flair. The bathroom includes a walkin tub and messaging jets. There is a cozy front porch to watch the sunrize, a large back yard patio, hammick, gas grill, a burn ring and picnic table. All perfect for entertaining and watching the sunset. Wineries and hiking trails (Little Grande Cannon and Shawnee National Forest) are only a few miles away and traveled to on scenic country roads.
- House1100 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- English, Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Jul 17, 2018
About Randy Mileur
I was born and raised in Murphysboro, Illinois and grew up on the family farm where the weekend rental home is located. I left the area and lived in Alaska for many years while my parents Mary and Raymond (Snooks) remained on the farm. Over the years I joined the Peace Corps and spent time in Honduras 87 to 89 and Ecuador in 01 and 02 working in agriculture programs. While in Alaska I worked as an Assistant Hunting Guide and in the Environmental Cleanup work for both government and private sector engineering firms. Approximately 8 years ago I moved to the Chicago area and 4 years ago I moved back to Murphysboro to help my Mom. I now spend time in both places.
Randy Mileur purchased this House in 2012
Why Randy Mileur chose Murphysboro Township
This property was my parents home since the early 40s. A couple of years ago I decided that I wanted to restore and remodel the home. It was partly a labor of love for my parents and I wanted to preserve the home they used to raise me and my 8 other Brothers and Sisters. The home contains many memories and I wanted to share it's peacefulness with others. My Mom and Dad were very welcoming people. Always welcoming visitors, they enjoyed meeting people and hearing about there lives.
What makes this House unique
I love the home for its history, built in 1870 and the memories of my families time here. This was an active farm for nearly 50 years and my Mom lived here for over 70 years. In the summer there is almost always a breeze, there is almost always a deer walking in the distance, a neighbors cow mooing or a coyote howling.
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
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 are planning on coming back! The location and charm of the home is fabulous. It had everything we needed to host a small graduation celebration. Randy has done a masterful job with the renovations and has everything stocked down to the toothpaste (in case you forget).
The outside space was perfect. From the grill on the patio to the swings to the fire pit, we used it all. Of course the weather cooperating was a big bonus.
Planning a wine tour and some hiking in the future - will definitely try to book "Mary & Snooks" first. Great host and super clean house.
Joe & Jenifer ~ Wadesville, IN
I was very moved by the positive review that Joe and Jenifer provided and my hope is that other guest will fill the same way.
Thank you Joe and Jenifer
Randy - Owner of Mary and Snooks' Country Home.
Very relaxing quaint country home
Quaint country house on a beautiful rolling hill in Southern Illinois close to the wineries and Carbondale. We stayed here for my nieces graduation from SIU. It was great being away from the crowds in a nice quiet setting. Although we did not take advantage of all this place has to offer- a fire pit, an outdoor picnic area with a grill, and a nice sitting area which would be very relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine, I definitely will when I come back. There are really good restaurants just minutes away in Murphysboro if you choose to eat out. The kitchen is well stocked and the house is tastefully decorated with family pictures of a home well-loved. We will definitely be back!
Thank you for the geat review. Love to have you back. I am glad you got to enjoy Mary and Snooks' country home.
We had an awesome stay at this wonderful house. The wine and chocolate was a nice touch. Randy was the greatest host. The house was very clean and had everything you could need. Loved everything about it. We wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed more of it. The Wing Family from Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cozy, comfortable, country home
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cozy little country home. Beautiful area and the host has stocked the house with just about anything you could need inside and out.
Super Cozy Country Farm home
This place is so cozy and comfortable., and totally upgraded. The rolling hills as you approach, the weathered barn to the south. Sitting on the front porch having coffee in the morning watching the sunrise. Sitting in the evening on the porch having a tasty beverage, whispering cause you can't believe how quiet it is. We loved it. To say the place is stocked is an understatement. It has everything and more. The master bedroom was very comfortable,. The house is loaded with family history. Great pictures throughout. Randy, the host was very helpful and provided great local activity suggestions. We went to Murphysboro for the Eclipse, which was spectacular, but got so much more! Thanks Randy and of course Mary and Snooks! The eclipse 0f 2024 is right around the corner!!
Perfect place for Country Living getaway
Everything worked, everything was modern. I would highly recommend this property. If you are looking for country living this is the perfect place.