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Voted #1 Best Views On The Shawnee Wine Trail. Modern Lodge with spacious Deck

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome


About the property

2 story cedar sided Lodge with 4 bedroom 2 bath. Everything is brand new!

Located on 75 secluded acres on the Shawnee Wine Trail, Firefly Valley Lodge offers spectacular views and a peaceful setting for your getaway. The Lodge offers breathtaking views of nature to be enjoyed from the large wrap-around deck. For those cool evenings, a large oversized two-tiered custom fire pit is available to keep you warm after a long day on the wine trail. Located within a few miles of Blue Sky, Owl Creek, StarView and Orlandini wineries, the Lodge is on Rocky Comfort Road, right in the heart of Southern Illinois Wine Country.

Connected to our private property is 140 acres of the Shawnee National Forest. Hunting and hiking possibilities are endless at Firefly Valley. The Lodge is within minutes of Southern Illinois University, Giant City State Park, Devils Kitchen and Little Grassy lakes.

The Firefly Valley Lodge is a 2 story cedar sided Lodge. The 4 bedroom 2 bath house features a open concept living room and kitchen with a magnificent vaulted ceiling and beautiful hardwood flooring.

The Living room features leather couches including a pull-out bed for additional guests. The Kitchen is fully stocked with everything you would need including all stainless steel appliances and a beautiful dining table. The main floor also includes two Guest Bedrooms both beautifully appointed with Queen beds. A full bath completes the main floor. A luxury Master Suite with a King size bed with its own bath are up the stairs for your privacy. The fourth and final bedroom is located in the basement. This bedroom is an oversized room big enough to hold a Queen bed and a full size couch. The living room and all main floor bedrooms and the master bedroom contain 47 inch flat screen TVs with satellite service.

All linens, utensils etc. are included in your rental. The furnishings in the home are stylish and high quality. Each item was chosen for this lodge specifically as if it was our personal home, making the Lodge stand alone in quality

More Details

Firefly Lodge Management
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2017

About Firefly Lodge Management

Owners of mavoproperty located in southern Illinois

Firefly Lodge Management purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Firefly Lodge Management chose Illinois

The views are incredible. Also, not only is the property large with 75 acres….it borders 140 acres of the Shawnee National Forest.

What makes this cabin unique

Bordering the shawnee national forest all the hiking you could ever want. Lodge sits on top of Firefly Valley. Incredible views


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Makanda in Jackson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 15
  • non smoking only
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , Also contains a full size couch
  • 3 bedrooms have 47' flat screen tv's. Each have there own direct TV satellite system
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ask about.......Shop N Drop Grocery Service Do you want to have your groceries delivered and stocked prior to your arrival at Firefly Valley Lodge? You can provide us a grocery list, and we will do the rest so you can enjoy your vacation in style……and immediately when you arrive. How does it work? Simply email the owners at lodging@fireflyvalleysi.com a list of items requesting. The order must be a minimum of $200 with which a surcharge of 30% will be added to. Pay prior to your stay Firefly Valley $300, and the difference will be refunded if applicable. For further info please contact Firefly Valley Lodge at 618-694-5162.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(24 traveller reviews)

Voted #1 Best Views On The Shawnee Wine Trail. Modern Lodge with spacious Deck
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 24 reviews

I did not personally go but my 4 children and their spouses went.

  • 5 of 5

They loved everything about it! It was clean and very accommodating! They would go back again for sure! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great WeekEnd!

  • 5 of 5

Stephens syblings and spouces spent our annual get together here and was impressed. Cabin clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped. A wonderful weekend a wonderful location....would gladly recommend Firefly to anyone coming to the area. The manager was also helpful.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Property was clean, and just as described. Very spacious for bachelorette weekend. 12 ladies enjoyed the vineyards. Owners were quick to respond and easy to work with. Would not hesitate to visit this property again or recommend to someone looking for a relaxing location.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bachelorette Weekend Success!

  • 5 of 5

Ten of us stayed at Firefly Valley for a bachelorette weekend and it could not have been better! Beautiful accommodations! We will be back!!!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House/Deck/Property

  • 5 of 5

House was very nice and accommodating even for a group. The host Matt was also very nice and easy to work with. The deck and grill situation comes in huge no matter what size group you are traveling with, beautiful firepit set up and beautiful grounds all around the property.

Also set up near wineries, Lake of Egypt, and a number of state parks with plenty to explore. All around great experience thanks Matt!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A retread in more ways than one.

  • 5 of 5

The lodge turned out to be a sanctuary from the very hot and humid weather that happened to coincide with our stay. It was so refreshing after a hike to return to the brightly lit, cool and spacious lodge. It was a treat to watch the deer and turkeys in the field, to hear the night calls of frogs and to experience a wonderfully strong thunderstorm from the covered part of the porch.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Makanda, USA

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Siu Graduation
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
Memorial Day
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fourth of July
30 Jun 2017 - 5 Jul 2017
6 night minimum stay
Labor DaY
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
SIU Family Weekend
29 Sep 2017 - 1 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
SIU Homecoming
13 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
Deer Season #1
16 Nov 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
4 night minimum stay
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
Deer Season #2
30 Nov 2017 - 3 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Housekeeping Fee £40 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £159
Tax Rate 11.0%

$195 per night for 6 guests standard rate Sunday-Wednesday (Min 2 night stay)
$235 per night 6 guests weekend rate Thursday-Saturday (Friday and Saturday must be rented together)
*Pricing subject to change due to holidays/hunting or special events-Event Fees do apply
*$50 extra per guest per night up to 9 guests, large group rate of 10-15 is $50 /night/guest
large group rate will be applied by lodge owner

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Williamson County Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stone Creek
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
HWY 51

Shawnee Wine Trail


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