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Rated #1 Big Sky Cabin! On The Wine Trail Game room Jacuzzi Fireplace Fire Pit

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms (Sleeps 20) 6 Air BEDS (allergy Free Home)

Southern Illinois Cabins on the Wine Trail! Voted Best Cabin in Southern Illinois. Big Sky cabin is part of the Southern Illinois Cabin Group.

Big SKY CABIN: 4 bedroom, 2 bath home that lives up to its name. This cabin has all wood floors and amazing beds in each bedroom! On a secluded Wooded hillside surrounded by 4000 acres of Shawnee national forest and farm.

RATED NUMBER #1 Cabin Rental in Southern Illinois!

Special features include: fireplace, full kitchen, cathedral ceilings, rec room with pool table & Full size Pacman-Galaga Arcade game, 4 queen beds size, 50 inch TV with DISH NETWORK. 3 LARGE AMAZING DECKS!

Enjoy quiet moments on the deck looking at the stars. Big Sky Cabins is situated on a 20 acre private estate with plenty of privacy and just minutes from downtown Alto Pass & the Shawnee Wine Trail. The property borders 4300 acres of forest which makes this a one of kind properties. Hiking Trails are endless!

Enjoy nearby hiking, fishing, shopping, Casino, several quality golf courses, Arts and Crafts Community and much more. Perfect location if you want to get away from it all! Did i mention that you can see every star in the sky!










1) What is the physical address? Answer: 1215 Ratttle snake ferry rd alto pass il

2) Is this located in downtown Alto Pass Answer: YES!

3) Can we rent Sunday to Sunday or Saturday to Saturday? Answer: Yes, with only a few possible exceptions

4) What are check-in and check-out times? Answer: Standard check in: 2pm, and standard check out: 11pm.

5) Can we have an early check-in, or late check-out? Answer: absolutely, provided the cleaning service allows, and other guests are not arriving(departing) the day you are departing(arriving)... just ask us.

6) How do I make a reservation? Answer: simply contact us by email or phone, with the dates and # of guests in your group.

7) What forms of payment are accepted? Answer: personal check or Credit Card.

8)are linens and towels provided? yes. There is also a starter supply of paper products: paper towels, bath tissue

9)cleaning supplies are provided, such as dishsoap, dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent, windex.


Did I miss anything? just ask :)

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More Details

Brian Stone
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2017

About Brian Stone

I am a graduate of SIU and now the proud owner of the Alto Wine Trail Loft & BIG SKY CABINS.

Brian Stone purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Brian Stone chose Illinois

I have chosen this location because it is in the Heart of The Wine Trail & Shawnee National Forest. It is also a short drive to Southern Illinois University, Giant City, Cedar Lake, Alto Vineyards, Trails End Lodge, Hedman Orchard and Vineyard, Broken Wheel Ranch, Gity Stables, Rustle Hill Vineyard.

What makes this cabin unique

On the Wine Trail *In the heart of the Shawnee Forest *Less than a 3 miles from 3 vineyards.

Borders 4300 acres of the Shawnee forest. The most private cabin you can rent on the wine trail. Star gazing is 100% amazing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alto Pass in Union

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 20
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 bathrooms with jacuzzi tub in master bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • queen size beds in each bedroom. all new everything.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • Kayaking


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(43 traveller reviews)

Rated #1 Big Sky Cabin! On The Wine Trail Game room Jacuzzi Fireplace Fire Pit
average rating of 4.860465 based on 43 reviews

Girls weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing and owner is so attentive and accommodating to anything we need. Beautiful home, plenty of room. We won't go anywhere else for our annual girls weekend getaway! Stop looking and book it now - you won't be disappointed! :)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Warm Family Gathering - Linda P., St. Louis, MO

  • 5 of 5

My mother grew up in Murphysboro so for her 80th birthday our entire family wanted a place to gather near her hometown for this special celebration. Big Sky Cabin was perfect!! The kitchen is large enough that several participated in meal prep, others did jigsaw puzzles at the big table and some hung out in the game room and watched football. The home is nestled in the woods just like the pictures suggest. We had a large enough group that we also rented the lofts in Alto Pass. These are more utilitarian but clean and modern looking. It was a short 7 min drive between the properties (once we figured out the correct GPS directions). It was very special family time without all the distractions. Brian was helpful in every way from booking to providing directions when we got lost.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Slice of Southern IL Paradise - Josh R., Villa Park, IL

  • 5 of 5

Amazing is the word that comes to mind when recounting our recent stay at Big Sky Cabin. When you arrive at the cabin, the beautiful surrounding acreage, including the backdrop of the Shawnee national Forest, allows for all of your cares and worries to melt away into surrounding beauty of Southern Illinois. There is so much room to roam that the kids (6, 7 and 8) were more than occupied exploring the rolling hills that surround the cabin keeping them active and busy for hours. Between the outside fire pit and fishing pond, there is enough activity for adults and kids alike. The cabin itself is anything but, as it is super clean, furnished with attention to detail, which includes but is not limited to the sought after 80s arcade game machine that was a huge hit with all family members. Personally, I enjoy the rolling hills/roads that are right outside the cabin, which allows for both avid bikers and runners to ensure that they are getting their favorite form of exercise done even while relaxing on vacation. One of my favorite spots is LaRue Pines, which is in close proximity to the cabin and allows for great exploring opportunities with the payoff being a view of the Mississippi River in the distance. I would recommended this cabin and its very accommodating owner (Brian) to any folks that are looking for either a romantic getaway, a family vacation/reunion or a guys/girls fun weekend. Without question, the owner Brian is best owner that we have rented from on VRBO as he is incredibly dedicated to ensuring that all of your needs are met. Big Sky Cabin is not to be missed, you need to book your trip today!!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family getaway

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin after Christmas for a little rest and relaxation. We wanted to getaway from home and have a family getaway. The cabin and surrounding areas are beautiful. Coming from Northern Illinois, it's hard to believe we are in the same state. The cabin is very secluded, and away from the hustle and bustle of any urban areas. My boys were able to explore the property, fish in the pond, and have some great outdoor fun. We enjoyed the television room, and I was able to show off my 80's arcade game skills. The wine trail is nearby and there are some amazing vineyards. There's some great hiking at Giant City and other nearby parks. This place is perfect for a family getaway or adult vacation.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and serene getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Big Sky Cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a large gathering. I would highly recommend this property and we will definitely be booking again in the near future!

The location was beautiful, with rolling hills and woods. Tons of outdoor areas to enjoy, from a large deck, small back deck and a huge fire pit area.

The house and property were spotless and we found all the amenities that we expected and then some!

Brian was so helpful and always reachable. He is very personable and accommodating! Thanks Brian!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

Overall an amazing cabin on a beautiful property. The jacuzzi tub was awesome and we loved hanging around the game room and shooting pool. I'm only holding back one star for not having wifi. I know it's difficult in the middle of nowhere but really for the price, there should be wifi, in my opinion. Brian was super nice and easy to work with. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Car: necessary


10 minutes HEDMAN VINEYARD*7 minute drive to the vineyard for dinner *20 minute drive to Trails End Lodge for live music and drinks. *5 minute drive to Horseback riding at broken-wheel ranch * *15 minute drive to Ceadar lake for fishing * 20 minutes away from Yellow moon Cafe *9 minutes to Alto Vineyard for wine tasting


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Alto Pass, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
14 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
15 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £21 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%


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