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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Hiking, Biking, Fire Place & Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cabin in Alto Pass - Cobden Cabins

Stay Relax and Enjoy

Wonderful property that overlooks the beauty of the Shawnee National Forest. This Cabin features Full Kitchen, Spacious Living Room, Hot Tub, Fire Place and awesome deck. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need to cook, but why cook. We are Close to the Yellow Moon, Hedman Vineyards, Von Jacob, Flamm Orchards (yummy Fruits and cream), Palace Pizzeria, and more..

This property is located between Cobden and Alto Pass perfect location to get away from it all. Great for Couples to get away from it all.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Gary and Andrea Dahmer
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
1 December, 2016
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About Gary and Andrea Dahmer

Born and Raised in Southern Illinois. We know the back roads and the best kept secrets of the Shawnee Hills. Southern Illinois University Graduate and all around people person.

Gary and Andrea Dahmer purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Gary and Andrea Dahmer chose Illinois

Located close to everything such as Carbondale, Anna, Cobden, Alto Pass, and all the wineries. The Views are awesome at this property that is why we choose it for a great rental property.

What makes this cabin unique

Privacy of a stand alone cabin.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for our wonderful stay. Everything was very clean. We had plenty of clean towels for the week. The extra pillows were a nice touch too. We were so happy to find the coffee that you provided because we forgot ours. The weather was mild so we enjoyed the deck and grill. Thank you for being there when we got lost on the wine trail. We will be back again.
Dec 2015
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Hiking, Biking, Fire Place & Hot Tub
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Great place for group or family

  • 5 of 5

Very roomy. the bath towels were like you would find at a nice hotel. Only downside was only one bathroom for the five of us. A half bath would be a nice addition. Overall a great value. With a great view. Perfect place for a group of friends on the wine trail.

Very clean and well maintained

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Restful, comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the house was set up so thoughtfully. Plenty of towels and blankets!

The location was beautiful and secluded -- we had a perfect time.

Only one thing: the wifi and also data coverage is spotty -- that's fine, but it might be good to provide a hard copy of your number, and basic information (check out time, etc) in the house. We weren't able to access that information the morning of, and kind of guessed around at how to close up. Hope we did ok!

We definitely want to come back :-)

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home in a great location, right on the Shawnee wine trail

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made a trip to southern Illinois to check out all the fabulous wineries. We were originally going to stay in Carbondale until we found this little gem of a house right on the wine trail. Amazing location, beautiful view off the back deck, hot tub which was great to come home to. It was just the two of us this time but you could easily bring a family or 3 couples, which is what we hope to do in the future. Definitely recommend, thanks for a great weekend getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute little cabin

  • 4 of 5

Perfect little cabin for my husband and I as we were celebrating our 5yr wedding anniversary. Amazing wineries, hiking, and restaurants all within a 30ish min drive. Previous comment mentions the musty smell and we noticed this as well but only when you first enter the house. My only concern is that I did try to contact the owners twice while staying the weekend but never received a reply. The wifi was not working and did have work to do over the weekend...had to drive down the road and use the free wifi at the gas station. Would have appreciated better communication but overall we had a great weekend and loved the hot tub to relax in at the end of the day!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi So sorry to hear the internet was not working. We never received a call or text this weekend or Gary would have been right there. Glad you had a great time over all. Thanks for trying us out.
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Nice, clean cabin in a great location with beautiful views of the Shawnee National Forest.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I took my parents to the area to celebrate our 13th Anniversary. We were very pleased with the convenient, yet secluded area of the cabin and especially impressed with the view from the back yard. The property is well maintained, and the owners were just a text away, if anything was needed. We brought food to chill and found everything we needed in the kitchen to accommodate. The hot tub was a nice addition for a relaxing soak after a long day of hiking and sight seeing. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone and hope to return for another visit, soon!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Clean, comfortable, perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the cabin. Having a fully stocked kitchen available was terrific. We spent a lot of time on the deck enjoying the beautiful view. The bathroom was amazing and the beds were incredibly comfortable. Everything was as expected and more. When we arrived earlier than expected, I called Gary and he said we could go ahead and put our stuff in the cabin - there was no reason to wait - wonderful customer service. I've already been recommending this cabin to others.

We visited Bald Knob Cross, Hedman Vineyards (Fabulous lunch), Pomona (quite nice), Von Jacob Vineyards (wonderful), and Alto Pass Vineyard the first day. We stayed at the cabin all day on Saturday. On Sunday we visited the Farmers Market at the Feed Store in Cobden - what a delight! Then we visited Owl Creek Vineyards (my Favorite), and Starview Vinyard (nice) before stopping at Giant City State Park Lodge and Restaurant for the Sunday Fried Chicken Dinner (yummy).

We're starting to plan to revisit next year - there are vineyards we missed! Thanks for everything!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary

During your stay you may want to visit the many hiking trails of the Shawnee National Forest, Bike the back roads, or tour the wineries.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Alto Pass, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
SIU Graduation
12 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Memorial Day 2017
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Solar Eclipse 2017
18 Aug 2017 - 22 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Labor Day Weekend 2017
1 Sep 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
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

Refundable Damage Deposit £158
Tax Rate 14.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Alto Pass, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • 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 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 1 bath with Full Shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 bedrooms
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming

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Portable wifi hotspot

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