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Peaceful Red Roof Retreat - Nature and Night Sky

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Log Cabin With 2 Open Lofts. Perfect Retreat And Beautiful View Of The Sky

Cozy log cabin rental with lake view (across the street from lake) at Lake of Egypt in southern IL with 2 open lofts. Sleeps 4-6. One loft with stairs and a Queen bed, one with a ladder and 2 twin beds & Queen sofa bed downstairs. Washer/dryer in cabin. Full kitchen, dining room, bathroom with clawfoot tub. Gas fireplace, Roku on TV and WIFI and lots of DVDs. Outdoor deck with gas grill and view of the night sky to die for. Firepit with logs to sit on. Bring your boat! Dock on the lake across the street available with canoe, kayak and paddleboat. Fishing poles in cabin for you to use. Great for families, fishermen and romantic weekend away.

Kris Shellabarger
Member since: 2016
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018

About Kris Shellabarger

We love our log cabin on the lake so much that we built another one to share with others. We spend much of the summer boating, fishing and swimming during the day and sitting around the fire at night. We also love to check out the local farmer's markets and wineries and sometimes hit the antique stores. In the winter, it is so cozy and we love to hike and catch up on a good book.

Kris Shellabarger purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Kris Shellabarger chose Goreville

Lake living is what we love and after we built our log cabin, we wanted to build another smaller version to share with others. We built this across the street from the lake, but still with a dock and lake access.

What makes this cabin unique

Peaceful, charming, warm and a great place to relax after a day of hiking, biking, boating, fishing or antiquing! Cozy fireplace for cooler evenings and winter retreats! We have a tiny cabin across the street if you need more room. It is located right on the lake with an outdoor shower!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Goreville in Johnson County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Shower/Clawfoot Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom is a large open loft with a Queen sized bed. There is a second smaller open loft with 2 twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
We have a tiny cabin with an outdoor shower across the street directly on the lake if you need more room for a few more people!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(30 traveller reviews)

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Peaceful Red Roof Retreat - Nature and Night Sky
average rating of 4.766667 based on 30 reviews

Beautiful cabin, convenient quiet location, amazing owners! Loved everything.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four + pug enjoyed staying at the Red Roof Retreat! We had originally wanted to camp in the Shawnee Natl Forest, but decided to get a cabin at the last minute. I’m so glad this one was available! Our girls enjoyed the dock access to the lake and the paddle boat. We went day hiking, swimming & kayaking at nearby attractions—Garden of the Gods, Pounds Lake, Ferne Clyffe State Park and Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. The heat wave made us so thankful to have a cozy, air conditioned cabin to return to! So many nice little touches in and around the cabin, too many to name.

One day we noticed the AC unit in the loft was leaking water down the wall. I texted Kris and she immediately came over. While we were gone that day she replaced the AC unit and left S’Mores fixings for us to have that night by the campfire ring right outside the cabin. I’ve never had a host be so communicative and attentive— she’s the best! We would come back again for sure. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa IL. USA

The Red Roof Retreat was absolutely fabulous! It was charming, comfortable, cozy and fun.

  • 5 of 5

There were so many thoughtful little touches too, like lights coming on the stairs down from the deck at night as soon as you step on them. It was wonderful! Perfect kitchen and lovely dining room and every bed was comfy. The lake and boats were loads of fun. We couldn’t have asked for a better cabin!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable. Very cute house. Owners very easy to reach with any questions.

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for the four of us. My kids are 19 and 14 and we all slept comfortably. The house is very cute and clean and had everything we needed. The area is quiet. Neighbors around but not too close and not noisy. We enjoyed a bonfire and s’mores one night. My kids used the paddle boat. My one advice is bring your own camp chairs. There are no seats by the pier with the paddle boat, and it rained and so the outdoor chairs were wet when we wanted to sit by the fire.

The owner checked in with us and was easily reachable. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It is a beautiful home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

We rented the cabin for a SIU graduation. The location worked well.

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet retreat well maintained, perfect getaway for a couple that enjoy the outdoors!

  • 5 of 5

Property owners are very courteous and responsive. Well maintained cabin was a pleasure to stay at! I would definitely stay at the red roof retreat again! Also, great fishing and near by state and national parks.

  • Review Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and cozy, but with enough space for the whole family!

  • 5 of 5

I planned a birthday trip for my husband and we invited our 2 brothers and my friend, not to mention our great pyrenees Duke. I was 6 months pregnant and was able to get up into the loft with the stairs, I didn't try the other one but the non-pregnant people fit well and the fold out couch was cozy. Our dog only managed to make it up the stairs 2 times before he decided it wasn't worth the risk, his paw slipped through since there's no backing so it kinda freaked him out. The additional dining room is perfect and it has everything you need for a quick weekend, we cooked from there most of the nights. Be sure to check out the Ferne Clyffe waterfall if your vehicle can handle driving through some water!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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If you are a lake person, there is fishing, boating and swimming. We include a dock with the rental where you can fish off of or park your boat. If you are a walker or hiker or climber, there is beautiful hiking all over southern IL from flat beautiful paths through the woods to rugged rock climbing the bluffs and everything in between. If you are a biker... wow, the bike paths are amazing. If you are a hunter, we have just the cabin for you to make your home base. If you are a stargazer... wow, you won't see stars like this! If you love the wineries, there are 2 wine trails in Southern IL and lots of beautiful wineries with the most gorgeous drives to each of them. Festivals, fairs and antiquing are more reason to stay at the Red Roof Retreat. It is quiet and lovely and near everything you need but far enough away that you will feel secluded. We welcome you!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £38.13
Pet Fee £19.07

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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