2 Bed/2 Bath Cabin - Spectacular View - Jetted Tubs - Grill - Deer Viewing
About Steve Young
I grew up in Southern Illinois, and could not wait to 'Get Out,' 'Escape,' and go to the big city. I went to school in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and left Southern Illinois far behind. I thought this was great. I had a very successful career in the online advertising, marketing, and market research world catering to big pharma. In a normal year I would fly 125,000 miles and see many places, countries and sites. As I grew older and my 'success' continued I felt more and more that something was missing. I began to yearn for the hills of Southern Illinois, the slower pace of life, and the people I left behind more and more. I 2013, I came home for a few weeks to help my mother move my father into a nursing home. After this was completed I flew to Milan for business, and on my way back I received a call that my mother had had a stroke. This was a life changing event for me, and I never really went home. My father spent the year getting worse, and my Mother spent the year getting better. When my father died in December of 2013, I decided to 'officially' move to Southern Illinois in order to spend more time with my mother and be closer with family. I also made the decision to leave the company I worked for and do something simpler, and local to Southern Illinois. June 1st, 2014 I started my company with the goal to create vacation rental homes in Southern Illinois and help the area grow tourism. Southern Illinois is a beautiful and special place, and I would like to share it with as many people as possible.
Steve Young purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Steve Young chose Makanda
This property was an old Bed and Breakfast, and the view was spectacular. The property was foreclosed on and a friend that I went to high school with had purchased it and remodeled the main house. Once I purchased it I started refurbishing the guesthouse. Now that it is completed I think it is one of the nicest properties on the wine trail. The property will sleep a maximum of 16 people, or can be rented to separate parties in the main house and guesthouse.
What makes this Cabin unique
The proximity to wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Parties/Events must be pre-approved.
Smoking is allowed in outdoor areas.
Please inquire about pets.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs are available pending availability. Please inquire.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Sisters Getaway 2019
Nov 17-20, 2019
Loved this place. Steve does a great job and got right back with me to answer my questions. Most relaxing getaway we have had so far!! Perfect for families or couples. Traveling after dark was a little tricky though. Deer were thick!!! One bounced off our SUV the first night there!!! Thank God no damage. Steve , thanks again.
Always happy when my guests have a good time. Yes, there are a lot of deer in the arera so always want to be careful. Hope your group can come back again sometime.
Great Weekend Getaway
Everything was as described. The cabin was excellence and very nice. It is in a great location very close to I57 and also close to several wineries. We would definitely stay here again!
So happy that you enjoyed your weekend. Come back and enjoy beautiful Southern Illinois again sometime.
Great cozy cabin
Home was just as shown, very clean and cozy. We had a great stay and hope to come back.
I am so glad that you enjoyed. I would love to host you again.
Wonderful weekend in southern Illinois
The weekend was just perfect. There were two adults and an 8 and 10 year old. We loved the property and the gorgeous surrounding landscape. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was fully loaded with everything you’d need, and the whole cabin set up was just perfect for our stay. I’m already looking to the calendar to see when we can visit again. I highly recommend this property if you are planning to visit the area.
I am always happy to hear that my guests enjoyed themselves. I look forward to having you again.
Great weekend trip
The cabin is beautiful and spotless clean, had plenty of towels and linens.
Thank you so much for the good review. I hope you really enjoyed yourselves!
Beautiful cabin, well equipped in convenient location
This cabin has been remodeled into a beautiful getaway rental. It has all the amenities one needs to relax and enjoy and even cook.
One can access so many of the areas offerings in a short drive
We took in the state parks on our visit. Also visited some of the wineries. The cabin is right on the trail.
The owner is very responsive and easy to coordinate your visit. We had a wonderful stay.
I am always happy to hear when my guests had a good time. Southern Illinois is beautiful and a great place to explore!
The Toolshed Corner Guest Cabin is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Close proximity to the Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park.
Below is a small list of some of the activities near buy and resources to find out more information:
1. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail www.shawneewinetrail.com
2. Giant City State Park http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/GC.HTM
3. Giant City Lodge - http://giantcitylodge.com/ (This is where Gone Girl had several scenes filmed)
4. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour - https://www.shawneezip.com/
5. Ferne Clyffe State Park - http://dnr.state.il.us/lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R5/FERNE.HTM
6. Southern Illinois University (20 minutes)
7. Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge - http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Crab_Orchard/
8. Shawnee National Forest - http://www.fs.usda.gov/shawnee
9. General Overview of area tourism - http://southernmostillinois.com/
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