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This is it! Look no more for an escape to the great outdoors! Rock Ridge is located in scenic Southern Illinois amidst beauty like you have never seen in Illinois! This home is located on 140 private acres nestled in ancient bluffs, loaded with wildlife, peace and quiet and everything at your fingertips! We provide everything you and your guests need for a wonderful getaway! The kitchen is fully equipped with all manner of cooking needs, along with a backyard BBQ, all you need is your provisions to whip up a meal to be enjoyed in this wonderful home!
The great room has floor to ceiling windows to take in the breathtaking views that span for 40 + miles to Kentucky! It features a flat screen tv and blue ray dvd player along with a cozy gas fireplace for your enjoyment...Also located on the main floor is a laundry room and half bath.
Upstairs you will find a log style King Bed Master Suite. There is a walk in closet and a 4 piece Master Bath that rivals any Spa. The walk in shower has body sprays and the jacuzzi tub has a multitude of jets to enjoy while gazing out the window in the tree line! There is a private balcony off the bedroom to take in the views of the bluffs....It is a peaceful, serene retreat...
Downstairs in the walkout basement we offer another living area complete with a flat screen tv/dvd player. There is another full bathroom and two more bedrooms, one with a King bed and flat screen tv/dvd player and another full size bedroom. The patio off the living room provides ample shade in the Summer and again you have spectacular long range views of the area!
Outback you can relax on the deck while BBQ'ing or watching the kids on the playset. There is ample parking for you and your guests.
Rock Ridge also offers guided repelling and climbing, there is a fully stocked pond, and plenty of room to roam around and explore the property! Please consider us for your next group getaway ~ a hunters dream, a family reunion destination, a girls weekend out, a group to ride the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, there are no limits to what you can do in Southern Illinois and Rock Ridge is your jumping off point to see it all!!!! Email, call or text for more information and ideas to plan your vacation! We are located just 2.7 miles off Interstate 57 exit 36. Convenient, comfortable, safe and outstanding! You won't be disappointed when you choose us and you will want to come back the minute you leave!!!
Absolutely loved the place. Would most definitely come back here again. The master bedroom/loft area was great with a huge bathroom area. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals. Two more bedrooms and a full bath are downstairs with a living area and slider leading to a patio. Half bath on ground floor large kitchen dining area and a back entry with full laundry. Full deck off living room on first floor that was perfect for sitting out and having coffee or drinks and watching the fireworks with the 40 mile view. Look forward to coming back.
This was such a beautiful location & very nice home. We really enjoyed our stay! The location shown on the aerial map thru VRBO, however, is wrong. The actual location is 1.7 miles NW along the same road. If you depend on GPS while you're in the area, please do not use the home address, that will be provided to you, as none of the map applications can seem to locate the address that will be given & that is posted along the road by the mailbox. This caused us much stress when trying to navigate back to the house one night after dark.
Other than that, we had a wonderful time during our stay. Explored a few different areas within Shawnee National Forest--you must see Garden of the Gods!!! It's about an hour & 15 min NE of the home. We also visited some wineries & Bald Knob Cross. Such a beautiful area! Doesn't even seem like you're in Illinois!
Mary was very helpful in getting us acquainted with the area & home. She leaves you with a nice map of the area west of the home that shows the wineries & local towns and tells you where the good restaurants are! :) I definitely recommend you stay here. I would have given the home 5 stars if we wouldn't have had the GPS problems & an issue with the grill.
Extremely peaceful location with up-to-date amenities! A clean, well kept and well equipped beautiful getaway. Very spacious and the owners were very helpful before and during arrival. Highly recommend this vacation stay away from home!
The cabin is absolutely stunning! From the verandah views to the stainless appliances to the comfy furniture. My husband and I along with another couple stayed here for two short nights, its perfect for two couples with the master in the loft and two other bedrooms in the basement, which also has its own bathroom and living room area. The wildlife are all over and the area is just beautiful. The only thing that we felt would make this cabin even more awesome would be a hot tub. We are outdoor people and it would have been great to sit in a hot tub in the evening after a long day of hiking and watch all the deer. The location is a little remote but it was no big deal driving around to all the wineries and Giant City State Park and Ferne Clyffe. Mary was a gem to work with and very accommodating We will definitely rent this cabin again and would suggest it for anyone.
We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin! The cabin was very comfortable, clean and private. Mary was very easy to work with. We would definitely recommend this property and would return to stay again. I would like to say that a bigger television in the master bedroom would of been nice and more channels to watch. My favorite winery, that we always visit while in southern IL is Blue Sky.
Absolutely everything was perfect. Immaculately clean, comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, nicely decorated, plenty of towels and other supplies. The manager, Mary, is a delight! The view was a wonderful glow of reds and golds with a bit of fog intertwined among the tree branches in the morning. We celebrate our siblings every year, since our oldest brother passed away 10 yrs. ago, by taking a trip, renting a home, spending time together and this was the best place yet. Oh, and the wines aren't too shabby either...
Rock Ridge is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest located on 140 acres. The backdrop at our home is a line of bluffs that can be seen from miles away. You can spend hours in your own backyard or get out and explore Giant City and Ferne Clyffe State Parks, LaRue Pine Hills, Trail of Tears State Forest and Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. They are just the tip of the iceburg for those who love the outdoors. Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is a destination spot for those who love to ride.
There is World Class bird and deer hunting, along with some of the best fishing the Midwest has to offer. We offer a stocked pond here on the property. We are also conveniently located to the Shawnee Wine Trail which boats a dozen Award winning wineries just minutes away. There are antique stores and other hometown shops, lots of local eateries and annual events such as Vulture Fest in Makanda, the Superman competition in Metropolis and the Apple Festival in Murphysboro.
Rock Ridge is just a short drive from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and would be a great place for those family weekends or graduation!
Most would agree that the star of the show in Southern Illinois is our beloved Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. It is the tallest Cross in the Western Hemisphere standing at an impressive 111 feet tall at an elevation of 1000 feet with sweeping views of The Shawnee National Forest and everything beyond! It is awe inspiring and by far worth the short drive. Be sure and catch the short 6 minute video in the Visitors Center that explains how the Cross came to be, what happened and how the recent $500,000.00 renovation came to be!
Southern Illinois is also famous for its harvest of peaches and apples! Flamms Orchards in Cobden has a treat that can't be beat! A strawberry razzle!!! If you don't get a large you will be angry.....if you like blizzards, you will LOVE the razzle!
There are 1,000 year old Cypress Trees to see just down the road in Cypress. The Visitor Center has displays of local wildlife and the helpful staff can direct you to see these marvels of nature.....
There are so many things to see and do in our part of the Country. Please check back for updates to this post as we will be adding more things to see and do shortly! Make sure you put us on your list of places to stay....We promise you will be back, you will love it!
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £23 per night, per additional guest|
The $195.00 rate is for use of the main floor - the Great Room, Kitchen and 1/2 bath. It also includes the loft Master Bedroom with the 4 piece Spa like Master Bath. This rate is for 1 couple.
The $225.00 rate offers all of the above plus the lower level comprised of a living area, 2 more bedrooms and another Full Bath.
Check in is 4 PM, check out is 11 AM, both times MAY be negotiable if house is available the night before check in or the day of check out, please ask, we are very accommodating!