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Free Night with 2 Weekend Nights

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
People
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

About the property

Two Bedroom Guesthouse With Luxury 5'x4' Shower. Wonderful Patio To Enjoy!

December - February - Received a free night with any Friday/Saturday Night rental.

The Quetil Trail Guesthouse is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, walking distance to Hedman Vineyards and ALto Vineyards, and only 15 minutes from Giant City State Park. Two Bedrooms (Queen beds in each) and a fold out queen couch in the living room to sleep 6.

Sit on the patio and enjoy the afternoon sun, or watch the River to River hikers walk by. Walk to Grammer's market for basic grocery supplies or stroll over to the Rootbeer Saloon for a cool afternoon treat.

The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. Neary towns include 1. Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

Eclipse 2017 Payment Terms - 33% due at booking, 33% due 6 months before arrival, 33% due 30 days before arrival. Eclipse cancellations will receive 100% refund if canceled 6 months or more prior to arrival, 50% refund if cancelled 90 days or more before arrival, and 0% refund if cancelled less than 90 days before arrival.

More Details

Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

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 2014

Why Steve Young chose Illinois

This property was a a two unit rental property located in the quaint town of Alto Pass. The price was right to allow me to completely gut and remodel the back unit. A more organized upstairs with two lovely bedrooms and an amazing bathroom.

The front unit is still rented long term to the couple that was there when i purchased the property. Should they ever decide to leave I will fully refurbish the front unite in order to make two adjacent guesthouses for people coming to Southern Illinois to enjoy the outdoors and wineries.

The proximity to wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Free Night with 2 Weekend Nights
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
5

Wonderful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a swim meet at SIU and chose to stay in a home to have more space. The home was a convenient drive to SIU, and was perfectly situated in a quaint town, just down the street from a beautiful overlook and hiking trails. The home was very comfortable and clean, and was perfectly appointed. My daughter has declared your shower to be "the best shower in the world!" The basket of welcome snacks was very appreciated after a long drive. We would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Southern Illinois - you won't be disappointed! Thanks so much for your hospitality, Steve. We will most certainly be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great girls weekend great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ladies had a great time. Wine tasting weekend and your location is so close to 8-10 wineries. Clean, wonderful shower, great snacks and coffee prep for AM. Thanks for great stay. When we head back we will look to stay with you again!!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect--right in the middle of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Steve thought of everything, from snacks to body wash--even contact solution in case we had forgotten ours. You could tell everything had been recently renovated and was bright and clean. And the beds were super comfy too. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and accomodating. Great location for wine tours.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the room and the quiet at night. Comfortable furniture and all the accessories of home in the kitchen. Shower is excellent!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect in every way. Comfortable, clean, and fully stocked with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, tastefully decorated, truly a relaxing retreat. They thought of everything. Fully stocked with everything you need.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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A pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a very pleasant stay at this comfy, neat and well-appointed property. It was just as described and pictured, if not even better. The location was convenient to explore the surrounding areas (the Shawnee National Forest, state parks, winery trail etc.). Being pet-friendly was an added bonus as well as having the Netflix for rainy day entertainment. Steve, the owner, was easy to work with, promptly responding to any inquiries and very flexible with check-out time. Would definitely recommend and hoping to revisit one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Marion, IL
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Alto Vineyards
Nearest Train
16.9 Miles
Carbondale, IL
Nearest Motorway
15.6 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
10.5 Miles
Blue Boar
Nearest Beach
14.6 Miles
Cedar Lake Beach
Car: necessary

The Quetil Trail Guesthouse is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from several wineries, Cedar Lake, and Giant City State Park. Sitting "downtown" Alto Pass, several wineries can be reached on foot, as well as hiking several sections of the River to River trail.

The property is located 100 feet from the entrace to the Quetil Trail, and hikers of the River to River trail pass by almost daily in good weather.

Nearby towns include Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Alto Pass, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
1 night minimum stay
£90
for 1 night
From
£90
From
£117
Fri,Sat
£495
£990
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£171
£788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
2 Jun 2017 - 5 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£171
£788
 
 
Eclipse 2017
15 Aug 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
£2,701
for 2 nights
From
£1,351
£2,701
 
 
Labor Day
1 Sep 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£513
for 3 nights
From
£171
£648
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Leaf Season
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£288
for 2 nights
From
£144
From
£171
Fri,Sat
£648
£1,396
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£234
for 2 nights
From
£117
From
£144
Fri,Sat
£581
£1,161
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Alto Pass, USA

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • swimming

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