Watch deer cross through the yard almost daily. Easy access to area wineries.
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 House in 2015
Why Steve Young chose Cobden
Location, Location, Location. This property was a beautiful home and needed just minor updates on the flooring, and the view was spectacular. The property was previously owned by a little old lady who built it as her retirement home. 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 pending availability. Please inquire if interested.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Steve has been awesome to work with. This is 2nd property we’ve rented and both were excellent. Very clean and close to wine trails, restaurants and site seeing.
Thank you so much for being a repeat renter....:-) I am glad you enjoyed and hope to host you more in the future!
Enjoyed our time here. Great place. Close to wineries. Would definitely book again.
I am glad your group had a great time. Hope to host you again someday!
Turning 21, 25, 50 wine trail trip!
We enjoyed our visit so much we are already planning our next visit!
So glad you liked my place. Hope to have you again in the future.
Beautiful House in Wonderful Location
The house was very clean and well stocked with kitchen tools. Steve was very helpful and welcoming. The whole stay was very relaxing and a real pleasure. The wifi is not the best but what can you expect out in the countryside? I would definitely stay again and recommend it to all my friends looking for a quiet getaway!
Thank you so much for the 5-Star review. I would love to host you and your family again. As for the internet, it is a giant struggle when you live in the country. I have a solution that I am going to install later this fall to make it better, hopefully next time you visit it has improved.
I rented this location for my sister's bachelorette party. It was exactly what she wanted. She wanted a place that was in the country, away from everything. We went hiking in Pomona and Ferne Clyffe Park. We went kayaking at Little Grassy Lake and visited Starview and Von Jakub wineries - all of which were 20-30 minutes away. The local walmart in Anna, 5 minutes away, was helpful as I forgot somethings. The deck could have used a good clean up (that's why I gave it 4 stars) and the communication between the owner and I prior to the stay was great, he gave us some good recommendations of things to do and places to go. But the week of and during the stay he didn't respond to emails or text. Nothing was urgent, he just didn't respond.
I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay. I have since given the porch some more TLC, thanks for letting me know. Also, as for the communication I was not aware that I did not respond. I searched the HomeAway inbox, my direct email inbox (including my spam box), and my text messages and could not find anything from you after you arrived? If you have a moment I would love it if you could check the outgoing address and see if it is correct? I am sincerely apologetic that I did not receive any communication from you post arrival and would love to know the reason. If it is something on my end I would love to diagnose and fix it.
Cute place close to wineries
We lived this place. A perfect girl's weekend with comfortable beds, spacious living area and beautiful property. The house was very clean and loved the decor. Would def stay here again! Close to wineries too!
So glad you enjoyed your stay. This always gives me those warm fuzzy feelings!
Located on the Shawnee Hills Wine trail in beautiful Southern, IL, the Toolshed Corner Guesthouse is a great place to stay. Below is a small list of some of the activities near buy and resources to find out more information:
1. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail http://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 stayed in one of the cabins)
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 (15 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/
1. Cobden, IL - 3 Miles
2. Goreville, IL - 15 Miles
3. Anna, Il - 6 Miles
4. Jonesboro, IL - 8 Miles
5. Alto Pass, IL - 8 Miles
6. Makanda, IL - 9 Miles
7. Dongola, IL - 14 Miles
8. Carbondale, IL - 15 Miles
9. Marion, IL - 25 Miles
10. Vienna, IL - 24 Miles
11. Carterville, IL - 25 Miles
12. Herrin, IL - 30 Miles
13. Murphysboro, IL - 23 Miles