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Walk To Town From Peaceful Countryside Log Cabin 25 Minutes To St. Louis

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Room Cabin Sleeps 3-4 With Stocked Kitchen, Wifi, Premium Cable, Ample Parking

This cozy one room log cabin was built in 1953 and is located in a safe, friendly Illinois town that is part of St. Louis metro area. You can walk to town (restaurants, craft breweries, concerts, plays) and you're still close to St.Louis attractions. Why fight traffic and worry about parking or safety? Guests love our clean and tranquil cabin and the welcoming town of Waterloo.

A log framed king bed plus double log framed futon will sleep 3-4 guests. (Mostly used by couples looking for a getaway or a business person seeking a quiet, comfortable retreat.) The bathroom has a shower. Kitchen features granite counter top with 4 bar stools. Stocked with kitchen appliances, cooking & dining items, bed linens and towels. Free WiFi & premium cable TV, dvd. RV & trailer parking and driveway through property from main street to back alley/side street.

Across street from historic stage coach stop, Peterstown House. Summer Tuesday night band concerts and Sunday concert series at town square. Area public golf courses, parks, wineries. Grocery, Walmart & other stores and services nearby. Easy drive to downtown St. Louis and larger shopping centers. Close to 255, I-55, I-44, I-64 & I-70

Timberwolf Cabin, aka "Uncle Harry's Cabin" sits across from our other property "Timberwolf Chalet". You can rent both if your group size is 7-10.

More Details

Rika Dockery
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
6 December, 2017

About Rika Dockery

Mike & I love to travel in the US and abroad. We have 4 grown children and a dog. We enjoy rides on our Harley & fishing or tubing from our bass boat - though not as often as we'd like. Erika has been to all 50 states and over 40 countries. We enjoy staying at all types of properties, from private (like vrbo) to boutique hotels to chain properties.

Rika Dockery purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Rika Dockery chose Waterloo

Rika's heritage is 100% German and her father, uncles & grandpa (Papa Wolf) built this cabin in 1953. The cabin is just across the lawn from our "sister" property "Timberwolf Chalet." Our guests typically come to visit St. Louis and are pleasantly surprised by all Waterloo has to offer.

What makes this cabin unique

If you "like" our social media page (Timberwolf, Waterloo IL) you will see links to area attractions. Small town, country living while near the city provides the best of both worlds.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful 3 day, 2 night getaway at the cabin! This is exactly a "home" away from home. Everything was clean and tidy. we love love the kitchen because it has everything you need! Thank you so much for the stay!
May 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Waterloo in Monroe County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The rustic bathroom features a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • This large log king bed is one of the primary features of the cabin. Comfortable with lots of pillows. Watch tv from bed, living area or kitchen. If you need an extra bed, the log futon easily becomes a double bed, and extra linens and blankets are provided. The kitchen is well stocked if you want to stay in and cook and features a granite counter top and 4 bar stools. While the stone fireplace isn't operable, we supply an electric insert that provides ambiance and can heat the cabin in the cold months.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • roller blading


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(6 traveller reviews)

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Walk To Town From Peaceful Countryside Log Cabin 25 Minutes To St. Louis
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews

Cozy cabin is peaceful and in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Brian was friendly and helpful. The cabin was clean and linens were nice. Kitchen is great. We had everything we needed. The neighborhood is quiet. We enjoyed sitting outside with our family. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you were able to make the cabin work for your group. Thanks for your positive review. We welcome you back anytime. Have a wonderful holiday season!
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Cute Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our short weekend stay. The cabin had everything we needed and the owner provided us a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. It was only a 25 minute drive to downtown St. Louis. We found couple of great restaurants and shops just blocks away from the cabin in Waterloo. Cute, quaint town with lots of friendly people!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthday Celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful getaway. We decided to get away for my 50th birthday and found this beautiful little cabin, upon our arrival Brian greeted us with a bottle of champagne chilling on ice to commemorate our celebration. Brian was very helpful in guiding us to local attractions and restaurants. We would highly recommend this quaint little cabin. Thanks again Brian for everything we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Kris & John Hutchcroft

Davenport, IA

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your special birthday at the cabin. We try to stock the cabin (and chalet) with everything you need to feel comfortable AND make special memories. There are many more restaurants and attractions awaiting you for your next trip. Have a wonderful summer and hope to see you again soon.
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Perfectly simple

  • 5 of 5

This property was clean and all appliances worked! It was quiet and still close to main attraction!

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Glad you found peace and quiet in the cabin. We try to keep it clean and updated even though its an old cabin but that is what gives it its charm. We hope you can visit us again soon. Have a great summer.
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indianapolis area

Awesome cabin

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway cabin. Very quiet and private. It is equipped with everything you need. We will definitely be staying there again...

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review & glad to hear you found peace and quiet in the cabin. We hope you'll return soon & take advantage of all the area has to offer. So nice to be able to walk to town: restaurants, shopping, theater, etc. when weather is nice. Have a wonderful spring and hope you can visit again.
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  • 5 of 5

The listing description was very accurate regarding to location, layout and amenities. The property was very clean and seemed to be well maintained. This property was the log cabin, which I LOVED. Their customer service was first rate. I would certainly recommend this place to EVERYONE. The stores and fast food places were very easy to get to as they were very nearby. It was very peaceful there and no traffic to have to listen to zooming past. It has its own driveway well off the main road. I hope to come back to this place when the opportunity arises - no other place will do for me. These people are very friendly and eager to please. Thank you for making our stay # 1, grade A!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such an easy guest to host. So glad you enjoyed the cabin & town of Waterloo. I agree that it is in an idea location - walking distance to the town and also easy drive to city attractions. And yes, peaceful. We appreciate that you took such great care of the cabin. You are welcome back anytime.
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Nearest Airport
37 Miles
St. Louis Lambert International
Nearest Barpub
0.67 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Mystic Oak Golf Course
Nearest Train
30 Miles
St. Louis Gateway Station
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.05 Miles
Imo's Pizza
Nearest Ski
39 Miles
Hidden Valley
Car: necessary

Annbriar and two other golf courses are minutes from house. Ball fields across street. Skate park less than 10 minute walk. We provide a guest binder with brochures for area activities + menus for local restaurants.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Waterloo, USA

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £8 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £112.58
Cleaning Fee £37.53
Tax Rate 11.0%

Non-smoking home. No pets in cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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