|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Book Friday and Saturday night and receive Thursday or Sunday night for no additional charge. Offer valid on booking for December 1 - February 28.
The Toolshed Corner Vacation Home is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from Giant City State Park. Three Bedrooms (1K and 2Q) with two fold out queen couches to sleep 10. Sit on the porch and enjoy the 180 degree view or the surrounding hills and bluffs.
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The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. Nearby towns include 1. Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.
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 2014
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. The property also has a guesthouse that I am in the process of refurbishing.
Once the guesthouse is refurbished the property will sleep a maximum of 16 people, or can be rented to separate parties in the main house and guesthouse.
The proximity toe wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.
We rented this space for a girl's weekend getaway to the wine trails. It was the perfect size for our group of 7 as there were beds for everyone. The property has a lot of updates including beautiful countertops, an updated bathroom, and a fire pit and deck with beautiful views. Our only complaint would be the massive amount of spiders in the basement (YIKES!). Obviously bugs are expected in a wooded area and even more so during harvest and this time of year, but we actually sent someone to town for spray to kill the spiders. The second bathroom was located in the basement area and we all avoided it for the duration of our stay. Other than that mishap, we had a wonderful stay. The property is clean and everything listed in the description is completely accurate. Steve was great about answering phone calls and the keypad lock made it super easy to get everyone in. This would also be a great place for a family getaway!
Our stay was amazing! We came down for a wedding, and booked last minute. We found a gem! Everything was clean and amazing and the amentities were amazing! Would definitely recommend the Toolshed Corner!
Steve was so accommodating, hope to stay at one of his properties again!
Beautiful home and property. Great customer service from Steve. The welcome baskets were very thoughtful! The only reason I went with 4 stars instead of 5 is I felt it was overly pricey!
Six of us stayed the weekend for a bachelorette party. It was perfect !! The house is remodeled and very nice !! Three comfortable bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and 2 full baths. We spent most of our time sitting on the back deck enjoying the country view. I would definatejy stay again and highly recommend the Toolshed Corner.
Really enjoyed staying here. The few from the back deck is spectacular and you are close to some beautiful wineries . Beautiful to watch the sun come up over the ridge. Bedrooms were large as were the bathrooms. Has everything you need and the owner is very accommodating. Highly recommend!!
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 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 (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/
1. Cobden, IL - 8.5 Miles
2. Goreville, IL - 8.9 Miles
3. Anna, Il - 11.6 Miles
4. Jonesboro, IL - 13.2 Miles
5. Alto Pass, IL - 13.4 Miles
6. Makanda, IL - 14.8 Miles
7. Dongola, IL - 14.9 Miles
8. Carbondale, IL - 19.4 Miles
9. Marion, IL - 20.3 Miles
10. Vienna, IL - 22.3 Miles
11. Carterville, IL - 24.1 Miles
12. Herrin, IL - 26.8 Miles
13. Murphysboro, IL - 27.8 Miles
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.