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Sun Valley Cabin - 1/2 Mile East Of Kinderhook, Il-20 Mins To Hannibal Or Quincy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,120 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6-8

This is a cute, fully furnished cabin that was built in 2004 and an addition of the same space that was in the original cabin was added on and completed in 2015. It now has 1,120 sq. ft. of living area. It is approximately 20 minutes from Hannibal, MO; Quincy, IL and Pittsfield, IL. Springfield, IL is about 90 minutes from here and St. Louis is about two hours. Any of these places can be reached by taking I-72. It is also very close to Barry, IL where you can purchase groceries, gas and enjoy small town restaurants, Wendy's or Subway.

The cabin has a galley kitchen with a full size range, refrigerator, microwave and plenty of cabinets. All of the general kitchenware is provided, i.e. plates, cups, glasses, silverware, pans, coffee pot, electric skillet, etc. We try to keep it stocked with dishwashing detergent, paper towels, dishcloths and dishtowels.

The dining room area offers a table with four chairs with casters, two comfortable chairs, television, VCR/DVD, and a radio.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower, toilet and vanity. Towels, washcloths, hand soap and toilet paper are normally provided.

There is a loft with three twin size beds - two extra long and one regular length. Sheets, pillows and a blanket are provided. This is accessible through the master bedroom, but there is a ladder for emergency exits from the loft to the dining room.

There is a porch on the front of the cabin where you can sit and relax and enjoy the country air and scenery.

Recently added is a larger living room with a recliner, twin day bed and sofa bed that makes into a queen sized bed. There is also a washer/dryer in the closet in this large room.

Up the stairs from the living room is a bedroom with a queen sized bed that gives a beautiful view of the Pike County Valley below. You can see for several miles from the windows of this room. You will often see deer and turkey grazing in the fields.

It is preferable that you access the loft from this room, making it easier to monitor family on the other side. But if privacy is key, you may also lock the door between the two areas.

Down the trail, Hadley Creek flows through Sun Valley Farm from east to west. You may wish to fish for a variety of species. Kids and 'Kids at Heart' may go wading or make sandcastles along the bank.

Walk the trails to take a stroll through the woods along side Hadley Creek. If you are quiet and watchful, you will most likely see deer, rabbit, turkey, squirrel or other wildlife during your stay.

The adventurous and/or athletic may enjoy a hike to the top of our Pike County Mountain for a scenic view of the valley.

Sun Valley Farm has been a member of the American Tree Farm System since 2000 and is enrolled in the Illinois Acres for Wildlife Program which preserves and enhances Habitat for Wildlife. It has been family owned since 1962.

Nestled beside the cabin and up from the creek is a mowed area providing outdoor dining equipped with picnic tables, charcoal barbeque grill, and fire ring. Firewood is available for a nominal charge.

Guests enjoy watching the powerful Norfolk Southern Railroad as it pulls freight through the broad valley heading to far away destinations.

We look forward to seeing YOU soon and sharing our family farm with YOU!

Dan & Sarah Dolbeare

More Details

Dan & Sarah Dolbeare
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Dan & Sarah Dolbeare

We have lived in this area all of our lives. We love the country living. Dan is a general contractor and also does logging. Sarah works at a local nursing home as a secretary.

Dan & Sarah Dolbeare purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Dan & Sarah Dolbeare chose Kinderhook

It has been in the family for over 50 years. When my father died, my mother split up the farm and sold this part to us.

What makes this cabin unique

Creek, farmland, hunting, hiking, big hill


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kinderhook in Barry

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1120 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed
    Living Room - 1 Large Double Bed , Queen Bed in the living room. Queen air mattress available.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , This bedroom is on the second floor, accessible by steps
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa in the living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Close to Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, MO.


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Sun Valley Cabin - 1/2 Mile East Of Kinderhook, Il-20 Mins To Hannibal Or Quincy
average rating of 4.7941175 based on 34 reviews

A great cabin set in an awesome location

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed my stay, and will stay again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Matt! You are always welcome to come back.
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Private & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

There's not another house in sight, which is what we like. Place is very clean & comfortable. Short walk to the creek, and several hiking paths cut into the woods. Great getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Glad you enjoyed your peaceful stay!!
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Clearbrook, MN


  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect place to relax at the end of a day of exploring the area. Everything we needed was there. We even enjoyed watching the trains go by which was not often. Thank you for making this cabin available. We will rent it again when we're in the area. Rick

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Rick! So glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to "relax"!!
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Saint Joseph, MO

Great isolated weekend in the country

  • 4 of 5

Nice cabin in the country with the amenities to enjoy a relaxing get away without missing the conveniences of city life (except a dishwasher which really couldn't fit anywhere). Awesome fire pit. Plenty of places to sit down and relax. Loved the screen doors which can be used to get a cross breeze. The stream out back was fun to explore.

Ignore the mapped instructions to get there because it will lead you to the north side of the highway, and follow the manual instructions provided by the owner. If coming from the West (driving East), drive through Kinderhook. Set your odometer when you see the "leaving Kinderhook" sign so you know when you are right at 3/4 of a mile to turn South to cross the railroad tracks and pull right into the cabin. Our GPS has the location as:

N39•42.180' W091•08.290'

Also, when unlocking/locking the door, the clockwise/counter-clockwise instructions are reversed. So if you are very literal like me, don't forget to just try the other way before panicking. 😝�

The railroad is relatively close to the cabin, but we actually didn't mind one bit and enjoyed hearing the occasional trains.

We have AT&T service and did not loose coverage.

Looking forward to returning to this cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review and letting us know about the door code operations. It has been updated.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Love the attention to detail from the owners and I wish every rental was like this. Really enjoyed exploring the creek. Local train was a bit noisy, but didn't come by very often.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! Appreciate your comments.
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Perfect place for a re-charge!

  • 5 of 5

We had a cousin's retreat. Loved this country setting! We so enjoyed hanging out at the firepit! We roasted hot dogs and s'mores, laughed and reminisced family gatherings. The cabin was awesome, but the peaceful surroundings were exactly what we needed. Would stay here again and again! Thank You!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Quincy, IL
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Quincy, IL
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Car: necessary

Hannibal, MO has lots of Mark Twain and Tom Sawyer attractions to visit. Mark Twain Riverboat is fun to take a cruise on the Mississippi River or enjoy a meal.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kinderhook, USA

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £17.86

Friday, Saturday and Sunday rates are $25.00 more per night. The cabin is available starting mid-January through October.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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