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2 BR VACATION HOME+HOT TUB, SHAWNEE NAT'L FOREST & WINE TRAILS

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Bedrooms 2
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2 BR VACATION HOME+HOT TUB, SHAWNEE NAT'L FOREST & WINE TRAILS

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House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Escape to the hills of Alto Pass! Drive to the top of Bald Knob Mountain. Gaze out over the valley from Cliff View Park and drive the Scenic Circle of Alto Pass. Explore the surrounding Shawnee National Forest - Pomona Natural Bridge, Little Grand Canyon and LaRue Pine Hills nearby. See beautiful Giant City State Park and the grand lodge built by the CCC. Check out the Cache River Wetlands with 1,000 year old Cypress trees. Discover the natural beauty that is southernmost Illinois.

Enjoy our nearby wineries and vineyards with award winning wines and tasting rooms plus entertainment from local musicians, dinner theatres and summertime or fall festivals along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Shop our antique, craft and specialty shops in Alto Pass. Visit our local orchards for apples, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, blueberries and so much more seasonal produce. Fish or swim in Cedar Lake and and boat in numerous other lakes. Plus there is so much more if you like golfing, bird watching, biking, hunting, boating, and horseback riding.

Then relax in the quiet, peaceful and private setting of the Alto Guest House, a southern Illinois vacation house/cabin rental. We've completely renovated a small cozy and quaint house and transformed it into a lively, contemporary larger space. We added more room with high ceilings and gave it lots of natural light.

Two bedrooms with one queen and two twin beds. A loft is available with two twin inflatable mattresses. Kitchen has microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and some small appliances. The dining area comfortably sits six people. The large 24 x 8 foot deck spans the rear of the house overlooking the fenced-in yard and the woodlands below. Outdoor spa/hot tub private with deck. A Southern Illinois Cabin Vacation Rental.

Great fenced-in yard for your dog.

Directions: 15 miles from Carbondale, the Alto Guest House is located just outside the Village of Alto Pass. From Alto Pass go west towards Bald Knob. The Peach Barn will be on your right. Stay on the road to your right, Milligan Hill Road, for about two miles. There is a sign "Alto Guest House" right next to the driveway.

We are 15 miles SW of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Keywords: Southern Illinois House Cabin

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Guestbook comments from the owner
We found the house very comfy, cosy and tranquil. We also enjoyed the bag of goodies in the refrigerator. The milk was superb. We wanted to bring it home but due to the deposit on the bottle we left it in the refrigerator.

We went to a wedding at Von Jacob during our stay. But the weekend was manly a chance to re-group and enjoy each others company.

This was a time to listen to the tree frogs, and the rooster crowing, view the lightning bugs and enjoy the bright star light sky at night.

We also played cards, watch a movie and just enjoyed the down time.

Your cottage, "Guest House" was just the ticket. It is a wonderful place and we hope to enjoy it again.
May 2014
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Bedrooms 2
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4.5
based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

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2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
average rating of 4.5 based on 28 reviews
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
5

Great Get-a-way!

  • 5 out of 5
The house was quaint & perfect for our weekend get-a-way! We loved the location, quiet, peaceful, and restful. The house was clean and well stocked with towels & kitchen items. We loved the breakfast food that Lee left for us in the fridge. The owner was great at communicating prior to our arrival & was very accommodating. Loved that we could bring the dogs on the trip!!! We cannot wait to go back!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We look forward to your next visit!
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
5

wonderful house

  • 5 out of 5
Lee goes above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. We had bacon, eggs, milk, fruit, and pastries waiting for us in the fridge when we arrived. The house is extremely clean. Big fenced backyard which was great for our dog. Hot tub at night is very relaxing. Visited 9 of the local wineries in two days which was awesome. My wife and I love Shawnee area and always choose this place when we visit. You won't regret it!
  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much and thank you for returning. We hope to see you again!
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
5

Clean, Quaint and Dog Friendly

  • 5 out of 5
Stayed here during the last week of March 2014 to do some early spring hiking in Shawnee National Forest – 2 adults, 2 teenage girls, and a dog. The house was conveniently located near the state parks and also the wineries. Everything was clean and tidy when we got there, and a fresh breakfast fixings package in the fridge was a wonderful and much appreciated bonus. Lee, the owner, stopped by the first morning to make sure we had everything we needed, including advice and information on the area. We travel everywhere with our dog, so finding dog-friendly vacation rental homes can be a challenge. This house has a fenced-in yard that our small/medium-sized dog could not escape from, plus the large deck has gates so we could enclose her up there if needed. The girls enjoyed having a room on the other side of the house from the master bedroom, each with their own bed. The master bedroom has sliding doors which also open out to the deck for a great morning view. The hot tub was clean and working well and there were plenty of towels available. The kitchen was completely stocked with everything we needed and the appliances were clean. The owner did a nice job taking an old small house and updating and adding to it to make it a modern, and charming, quirky cottage. No internet, but our Verizon cell phones worked fine. The weather was chilly this year, and the late March hiking trails at Giant City and other parks were extremely wet and muddy, but the waterfalls were flowing heavily, it was uncrowded, and the streams were a fun challenge to cross – plus there were no bugs or ticks out yet!
  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We hope you can visit again!
Lee
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
4

Alto Pass Guest House

  • 4 out of 5
Nice, private and quiet place to stay with peaceful woodlands to look out onto from the deck. We enjoyed watching the Bluebirds. Easy access to national forest and other activities. Home had nice variety of kitchen supplies to cook. The owners left some snacks available and a breakfast bag of goodies, which was convenient for the next morning's breakfast after a long drive the day prior.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Sightseeing
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
Springfield, MO
5

The Best

  • 5 out of 5
This is just the perfect place to stay. A warm, charming and cozy home. It was freezing outside and the house was so comfortable especially with the fireplace. Our family of four (two teenage boys) loved everything about this house and location. It was within perfect distance of Alto Pass and our annual family reunion over Thanksgiving.

The wonderful breakfast food was a very nice surprise and was delicious.

We also appreciated being able to bring our family dog. The fenced in back yard was the perfect size.

Would definitely stay here again and again.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We hope to see you again!
business
2 BR Vacation Home+Hot Tub, Shawnee Nat'l Forest & Wine Trails
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p87100vb
(618) 893-2423 (Illinois, USA)
Alto Pass Illinois
Chesterfield, mo
3

klmac008

  • 3 out of 5
the house was in need of some updates; hooks on back of doors, more towel racks in bathroom, mirrors in the bedrooms. House was very old and kind of run down, needed to be cleaned and painted; looked like the painting job was started but never finished. No cell phone service; t.v. channels were limited.
The breakfast provided was local produce, etc. which was very appreciated. Close to Alto Winery, Giant City State Park not far, Vulture Fest in Makanda was going on the weekend we were there.
  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway
Owner's Response: We are located in the rural hills of southern Illinois and the best cell phone service is Verizon Wireless, it is very good; most other services work but the hills and valleys do present problems for others. We pay for a Dish Network package; sorry if your channels were not included. Yes, the house was originally built in the 1930s as a Sears kit house. We completely gut rehabbed the house and turned it into a contemporary space but left some of OLD elements. We are sorry the whole house is not brand new! But the new rehab is! After each visit the house is thoroughly cleaned! And breakfast items are added for each new visitor.

Location

Location

Bird Watching - great songbird migration season in May! Mushroom Festival - hunt for morel mushrooms! River to River Relay Race in April - 70 mile relay race.

Cedar Lake, know for great fishing, boat ramp just 10 miles away.

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Alto Pass, Illinois

Notes

  • From $120/nt - $700/wk
  • US Dollars
  • $135/night .. Friday and Saturday*
  • $120/night .. Sunday through Thursday*
  • $700/week*
  • Rates quoted are for 4 people, add $10/person/night for up to 6 people maximum
  • Dogs allowed with prior notice - $10/dog/night
  • Two night minimum on weekends
  • *Does not include county and state tax

Facilities

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alto Pass in Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
General:
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • jet skiing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • hiking
  • swimming
Notes:
In a woodland setting, easy access yet private. Firepit with firewood furnished.