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We Bring The Comforts Of Home To The Outdoors!

People10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (2nd heated bathroom/shower in garage) , Sleeps up to 10

Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is located at 17631 State Highway 37 in Whittington, Illinois one mile east of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. The Park surrounds beautiful Rend Lake with over 160 miles of shoreline, which covers over 18,000 acres providing excellent fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, bicycling, camping and more exciting activities for everyone in the family. This area also presents opportunities for bird watching, golf, horseback riding, sailing and shooting complex activities.

Close by is Rend Lake Golf Course, a 27-Holes course that provides for a challenging golf experience and exciting golf outings in a beautiful setting alongside Rend Lake.

The Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center is located next to the Rend Lake Golf Course that displays the works of over 900 of Illinois' Finest Artists. The Art Gallery features continuously changing exhibits.

Our recently remodeled facility contains 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths with a 16' X 30' covered patio which is great for BBQ’s and outdoor gatherings providing relaxing accommodations amidst a sportsman’s paradise. We are minutes away from a full service marina, 6 boat launch ramps, and the Pheasant Hollow Winery. We offer amenities including a flat screen television, full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, Microwave, a coffee maker, washer and dryer. Will accomodate 8-10 people.

Gun Creek offers guided fishing and hunting packages including access to a private a Snow Goose hunting area. In addition, Rend lake offers a multitude of Duck Hunting locations.

Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is a 5 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois and a 90 minute drive from St. Louis, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.

Come relax among the natural beauty and comfortable atmosphere creating a memorable family get-together.

More Details

Owner
Ric Barth
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 June, 2018

Why Ric Barth chose Whittington

My son, Ric, at the age of 15 and I went down to the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park on Rend Lake in 2001 to attend the annual Celebrity Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Foundation. It was such an enjoyable experience and beautiful surroundings that we have attended this three day event every year since then.

As a result of our travels around the area we had the opportunity to meet a local Hall of Fame Fishing Guide who ended up taking us out fishing every time we went south to participate in the Quail Hunt. What was scheduled as a three day hunting event ended up becoming a five day event, split between fishing and quail hunting.

During one of our trips to southern Illinois we came upon a 9 acre parcel of land with a house, 10 stall enclosed boat storage building and a pole barn. It was for sale. Except for one neighbor it was totally surrounded by government land. In addition, it was practically right next door to Wayne Fitzgerald State Park and Rend Lake. We bought it!

Ricky was about to graduate from Bradley University with a degree in Construction Management. As a result he put his education to work and undertook to completely remodel the house and manicure the grounds in 2011.

Upon graduation he took up residency adjacent to the property and accepted a position with Shawnee Professional Services, a local Survey and Engineering company.

In addition, he is now a fishing guide with that Hall of Fame Fishing Guide, Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors. He also has access to private goose and deer hunting facilities within minutes from our location.

What makes this house unique

Close to many outdoor and recreational activities.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Whittington in Ewing

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • One bath is located in the lodge the other is just a few steps away in the garage and is heated with a shower and toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are 2 full size beds, 3 twin bunk beds and two bunk beds with a twin on top and full size on the bottom. 10 beds in total.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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average rating of 4.6363635 based on 11 reviews
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Good location for Rend Lake area!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our visit to the Rend Lake area. This home was in a great location with easy access to various parts of the lake for hiking, fishing and bicycling. We had plenty of space for all of us and the owner was very nice and polite.

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Fishing Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed for a long fishing weekend! The cabin is well maintained and updated. The cabin is a very short drive to a convenient boat ramp. I would highly recommend this property for a couples getaway or large family/friend gathering. I was just wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay, very clean AHome away from home, will definitely come back

  • 5 of 5

large spacious home, very maintained everything thing works great, heat,water,

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Just as expected, with all the conviences of being at home.

  • 5 of 5

Ric was excellent when communicating about the property. West Gun Creek Boat Ramp is a curve away at Rend Lake. Close to all activities, restaurants and other stores. We will be back in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Eclipse Trip

  • 4 of 5

Wow we had a great location for the eclipse..no crowds, no neighbors, no CLOUDS! We heard Carbondale was cloudy for eclipse! House is clean and has everything you need for a relaxing time . The A/C felt so good that day..it was 93 outside.

I wish the steps had hand rails....🤔�..and maybe needs some comfy outside furniture/chairs.....owner is friendly and responds quickly to emails. Overall we had a great time😎�👍�

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The property was very nice.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The fully stocked kitchen and covered porch were both really nice to have. The house was clean and had everything we needed. We will return next year if scheduling works out.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Whittington, USA

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£196
for 2 nights
From
£76
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £34 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £44.55

Children under 13 $5.00 per child.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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