Carbondale, IL, United States Accommodations

Accommodations in Carbondale

Bedroom
Excellent
19 reviews
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  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpacePrivate side of the house and Private bathroom . Guest Access Breakfast items will be available with access to kitchen. Interaction with GuestsWe will be on the premises to greet you . The NeighborhoodMultiple wineries and local sites. Music events every weekend within 5 miles of our home. Fishing available at the home. Getting AroundNo public transportation. Other Things to NoteCheck in 4:00 p.m. Check out 11:00 a.m.
Bedroom
Excellent
13 reviews
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Parking
Comfortable room and private bathroom with access to cozy living room and fireplace, large kitchen and dining area, sunroom. Parking on premise, quiet location a few blocks away from businesses and a couple of miles from SIU and downtown.
Home/Apartment
2br Home/Apartment
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
The SpaceThis space provides seclusion for a getaway, honeymoon, ceremonies, and/or a base for family events and to explore the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, parks, and more. We have two rooms to rent within the cottage: a larger room with queen sized gel bed and attached bath ($94 per night) and a smaller room with a full-sized bed and bathroom across the hall ($79 per night). Unrelated people staying in both rooms will pay the per night rate for each room: family members may rent the smaller room for half price. Renters may request a private stay with no other people. On the land, we have kitchen garden beds and permaculture food forest for our orchard trees, blueberry & berry bushes, strawberries, blackberry & raspberry brambles, and native wildflowers. We share these fruits and vegetables with our guests. We grow four seasons during the year and have added a mobile high tunnel (greenhouse) to grow tomatoes, chiles, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplant during summer months; greens and root vegetables during the winter months. Other crops include garlic, potatoes, edamame, greens, squash and melons. During your stay, we would be glad to share our experiences, foods, and plans for developing our organic farm and food forest. By prior arrangement with the hosts, guests can receive $10 per hour credit ($20 per day) for supervised farm duties such as watering, weeding, picking, mulching as needed and directed. Our large front deck with roof is a good place to enjoy the garden views, hills, and have a meal and/or enjoy a drink. Deck includes ADA ramp. Full-service kitchen and dining area in one large (URL HIDDEN) have local hiking, flower, and day trip guides. Living room has door to porch. Yoga mats. Gas grill. WI-FI. TV with DVD viewing only. Good selection of DVDs. Plant-based vegan breakfasts and other meals available (gluten-free, raw options), but not included in lodging price. Our breakfasts feature nutrient dense fruit smoothies made with local fruit, nut milks and greens. We provide mini loaves of cinnamon, cranberry walnut breads or other grains on request. We cater plant-based meals for one or two up to 15 people for eating on our front porch, stay-in lunches or suppers, pizzas (vegan & gluten-free), vegan tacos y other mexican dishes, portable wine trail tiffins and more by Vegan Fusion trained teacher, Kathy Ward. For example, our wine trail meal can include a soup and/or Salad Niçoise (new potatoes, green beans, hummus, greens), multigrain baguette, vegan cheese ball, crudites, and brownie bites. Menus available on request and meals can be prepared with 48 hours notice. She can share recipes, menus, and strategies for plant-based and gluten-free cooking, baking, and living. We had our first Farm to Table lunch in March featuring local foods and gourmet vegan fusion cooking and gluten-free baking. In June, we had a sold-out supper (Spanish paella y tapas). In September, we hosted a fall harvest supper (corn soup, watermelon-arugula salad, ratatouille, polenta-black rice casserole, sherried mushroom beans, apple cobbler y vanilla ice cream)---all vegan and gluten-free. Our final farm to table meal for 2014: a brunch on 7 December featuring Indian-Bangladeshi foods with locally sourced vegetables. In 2015, we will have four quarterly meals. We source foods-fruits from our farm, nearby farms, and farmers' markets and vegan fusion menus feature seasonal recipes. Our cottage is located in quiet area amidst the Southern Illinois-Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and a van tour can be reserved with Shawnee Shuttle for up to six people. Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park, and River to River trails (hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding) nearby. The Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour (Zipline) just opened nearby and people showing proof of stay at LCL will receive $10 off Tour fees. Location is excellent for birding, butterflies, wildflowers and road biking. Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is 45-60 minutes away. Nearby lakes (Little Grassy & Devil's Kitchen) and wetlands (Cache River) provide opportunities for kayaking and other water activities. The neighborhood is mainly farm land and horses. Many sustainable farms, including several organic farms, in the area. Two weekend farmers' markets in Carbondale during spring-fall. Carbondale high school hosts a winter's farmers market from beginning of November into April. Ask us for more information on these and summer markets in Cobden y Anna. Restaurants such as the Yellow Moon Cafe, Taqueria Pequena, and Palace Pizza are located in nearby Cobden, around 8 miles from La Colina Linda. The Yellow Moon and Old Feed Store often host local music events. Anthill Gallery, Alligator & Blue Fox, Southpass Beads and other local stores sell local art and collectibles. Carbondale, Illinois and Southern Illinois University (SIUC), Neighborhood Coop, Pita Alley (west Carbondale and Murdale shopping center), Common Grounds (coffee+) and New Kahala (Chinese) [on Grand Ave/Wall Street] are 20-25 minutes away. Kiki's coffee on Main Street in Anna is another place for coffee and music. These places have reliable vegetarian and some vegan options for coffee, takeaway and more. If you are traveling on I-57 to and from La Colina Linda, Thai D at the Marion Mall has the best Thai food in the area and vegan friendly (across from Dillards in a strip mall). Guest AccessRenters have access to full kitchen, living room, laundry facilities and seasonal harvests. Interaction with GuestsWe greet guests upon arrival and deliver breakfasts and any other meals if requested. If guests would like a farm tour, that is available. Some times during the growing seasons, we may need to do some farm work or watering (as unintrusively as possible....we don't use machines). We can arrange supervised farm work @$10 per hour for up to $20 per for our seasonal ongoing tasks such as planting, watering, weeding, picking, moving the high tunnel (2x per year). The NeighborhoodOur cottage-farm is located in a quiet area of pastures, orchards, forests, wineries, Giant City Park and Shawnee National Forest. The eastern wineries of the Shawnee Hills Wine trail are nearby. Getting AroundOn-site parking at cottage. Biking and/or Shawnee Shuttle (need to book) can be used for transportation. Bicyclists have taken the Amtrak to Carbondale (from Chicago) and rode to our cottage. Ask us for a bike route. Others have taken Amtrak and rented a car in Carbondale. Otherwise, a vehicle is needed. We provide detailed instructions on how to reach the farm depending on the guests route (GPS etc not always helpful). Other Things to NoteWe have guide books for day trips and hikes in the area, flowers, birds, and bio-intensive/organic growing and can provide info on various bike routes, too. Our menus, recipes, and food options available on request.
Home/Apartment
Excellent
13 reviews
Home/Apartment
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
Bedroom
Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
  • Breakfast
  • Parking
  • Swimming Pool
The SpaceVan Gogh is a cozy room with a Queen bed, comfortable mattress and high-quality sheets. There are two chairs, a desk and closet with dresser drawers. The green or golden forest canopy view from the window is wonderful in the spring, summer or fall with a wintery feel and lake view in the winter. Vincent Van Gogh is my all-time favorite impressionist artist. Guest AccessThe kitchen, living room with gas log fireplace (in winter), TV/Media room, outdoor pool and pool deck (in summer), back deck overlooking the woods, stone patio with jacuzzi hot tub, basement hang out with wood fireplace, front porch with porch swing and a trail to the lake - are available to guests. Canopy Lane is a home and environment filled with comfort, joy and beauty. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy conversation and meeting new people and also enjoy the quiet privacy of allowing guests to interact with each other or to be by themselves. The open great room with dining area, kitchen and living room tend to be the primary gathering places for conversation. There are several outdoor spaces to enjoy on the back deck or front porch swing, by the pool, jacuzzi hot tub, fire pit, or on the trail to the lake. The NeighborhoodCanopy Lane, Owl Haven is a paradise in the woods. A mature hardwood forest is featured from several windows and from the back deck. The lake comes into view from the house after leaf fall in late autumn and disappears again in the new spring. Several short and long trails lead to Cedar Lake. My neighbors primarily fly or climb in response to the level of food in the bird feeders and on the forest floor. A porch swing, pool, hot tub, hammock, two fireplaces and an outdoor fire pit offer multiple locations for enjoyment and relaxation. Located right on Cedar Lake and the Shawnee Wine Trail and 15 minutes from restaurants and grocery stores, Southern Illinois University, the Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park, it is ideal for weekend get-a-way, vacation, or a home base for work. Getting AroundYou will need a vehicle or bicycle to get to and from the house to town. Canopy Lane is 3-4 miles from SIU and the nearest winery. Other Things to NoteI have a large, sweet, loving, calm and well-behaved dog who responds well to commands. I also have a sweet little dog that insists on being your best friend. She will obey direct commands. Pool opens late Memorial Weekend or early June and closes after Labor Day - depending on weather. Jacuzzi hot tub is open all year. I have coffee, tea and continental breakfast available.
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Bedroom
  • Wifi
  • Pets Allowed
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The Space3 Bedroom rental, one bath home. Clean QUIET (cricket, owl sounds), SAFE, non party house KITCHEN, WASHING MACHINE, FLUFFY newer DESIGNER LINENS. 10 min walk SIU CAMPUS LAKE. HUDSON THE DOG IS COHOST. NO FOUR SEASONS BUT COMFY. This in one of two bedrooms I have listed on Airbnb in my three bedroom house. There is only one dog on premises, a sweet loving non shedding English Cocker . One review says I have two but that is inaccuate . The slightly larger and popular private room with queen sleigh bed is now available. Nicely decorated, comfy quiet and SAFE SAFE SAFE .. neighborhood with older owners. .. all you hear are crickets at night. I only rent the plain ranch style house, so the outside of the house is not the taj mahal .. but it's a clean,homey small but upstanding inside.. you get cozy 300 count cotton Ralph Lauren sheets...and fresh (URL HIDDEN) neg thing the retro peach/ pink tub is clean but is old enamal tub with stains I can't get out.. .. I keep bleach solutions and other cleaning material at hand so no germs here!!! There is a 2nd bedroom that will be rented out on occasion too since I am traveling quite a bit this month. Close to down town.. I leave out tea and coffee fixings so you can help yourselves. In the summer there is fresh fruit in frig but in the winter I can leave it out. .. or if I'm making pancakes or oatmeal breakfast I'm happy to share.. There is expresso maker, french press and nutrabullet professional for shakes in kitchen.. . 10 minute walk to school. Wifi Bike or walk to food shopping PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL NEEDS AHEAD of time. Any problems with scented candles or health concerns. It would be good to communicate ahead of time I'd love to make your stay as smooth as possible THANKS!! Flexiable...I am an older master's student and teaching assistant . ....very nice friendly, down to earth, but respectful of your privacy.. just let me know how you'd like your stay to go and we'll be happy to host.. It has many large trees, is extraordinarily quiet , green, near tennis and basketball courts and law school fabulous school lake within walking distance .. school of mass com is nearby.. surrounded by retirees..and neighborhood watch area. Bus system on campus and town available to airport and mall. There is a mobile app for routes , bus stops and current locations. The beautiful campus lake is about a 10 to 15 minute walk as well as school theatre. The neighborhood is residential and not full of students or stores. Wine trails , state parks .. and hiking, fishing not far by car... will be happy to help you with food recommendations etc.. you are free to use well stocked kitchen and ref rig. Guest AccessYou have full kitchen, living room, fenced yard access for your pet .. and unfenced for walking or smoking outside. Washer and Dryer is in basement under construction so if you bag up your wash I can do it otherwise sorry no wash when I'm away. Interaction with GuestsI have lots of local material from Chamber of commerce... love to help so ask me any questions.. or if you forgot supplies etc if I have it I can share... and /or I keep a respectful distance.. I travel a bit for work so changes are good I may not be around for your visit. The NeighborhoodI have five maples in my yard with lovely large living room windows overlooking very neighborhood--I have everyone's phone number on neighborhood watch list.. I am across from SIUC LAW SCHOOL which is directly across from Campus Lake. Large grocery store is nearby. short car ride to downtown or hiking sites Getting AroundWe are close 10 to 15 minute walk to Southern Illinois University bus system that has local bus to Carbondale shopping. Public bus is sporadic but close too. Other Things to NoteThere is a public transportation available and train is a long walk 30 minute walk .
Shared Room
Good
7 reviews
1br Shared Room
  • Smoking Allowed
  • Parking
This property was deactivated by the owner. We have found several other available options for your stay.
house
3br house
    Large Newly constructed Real log home, amazing 8 mile views of the Shawnee national forest. Conveniently located 15 minutes to carbondale and SIU. 2 miles to Giant City park and on the Wine trail. This home has a screened porch, lovely deck and cathedral ceilings. It has 3 bedrooms and a loft as well as a full gourmet kitchen. It can sleep 6 people comfortably with room for 4 more. We are also just 1 mile from Stone Creek Golf Course and Makanda. Little Grassy lake is a short drive where you can rent kayaks/boats or swim. Local taxes apply. Reservations require a deposit of 50%. The balance due will be charged to your credit card 7 days before arrival unless other arrangements have been made. 1st Payment must be made at time of reservation to hold your dates. We will call you before your date to arrive to obtain Credit Card information for the final payment due and go over any questions you have . The entry instructions for the cabin will be sent as soon as final payment is posted. Cabin is located on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail. Very close to Giant City State Park. Little Grassy Lake is just a few minutes drive. Just a short drive to Carbondale and SIU.
    cabin
    Excellent
    4 reviews
    3br cabin
      The Property Located on 75 secluded acres on the Shawnee Wine Trail Firefly Valley offers spectacular views of Firefly Valley. This view is breath taking and is enjoyed by lounging on a huge wrap around deck. Or if you like, enjoy the view and nature cozied up to a large oversized two tiered custom made fire pit. Firefly Lodge is located within a few miles of Blue Sky winery, Owl Creek, and Orlandini wineries. Located on Rocky Comfort Road, you are in the heart of Southern Illinois Wine Country. Connected to our private property is 140 acres of the Shawnee National Forest. So even Hunting and hiking possibilities are endless. The Lodge The Firefly Valley lodge is a 2 story with basement cedar sided Lodge. The 4 bedroom 2 bath house boasts a large deck that surrounds three sides of the house, Large fire pit, stainless steel appliances, complete kitchen, flat screen TV's, satellite television. All linens, utensils etc. are included (accommodate 12 people) in your rental. The main two floors can accommodate up to 8 people with the pull out couch. In addition, the hunters basement can accommodate up to an additional 4-6 people. living area is a large open space with living room area, dining & kitchen. The furnishings in the home are high quality & were chosen for this lodge specifically. From the large screen HD to the stainless steel appliances this lodge stands alone in quality.
      house
      5br house
        Relax and enjoy the casual country living that Water Valley Inn has to offer. The farmhouse accommodates up to 10 guests. If you are looking for a perfect place for your group traveling the wine trails, grilfriend get-away or small family reunion, we are your place. We are located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail with 5 of the local wineries within 6 miles of our driveway. An easy drive to Carbondale, Marion, Cape Girardeau and Paducah. A stay close to "home" will get you a peaceful drive through the countryside or enjoy visiting local wineries that offer award-wining wines, live music, antique shopping, fresh fruits and veggies from the local orchards or hiking and biking at Giant City State Park or Tunnel Hill.
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        3br cabin
          The cottage was built in 1905 and has a comfortable, rustic charm. It has been recently renovated and offers modern comfort, which makes it an ideal vacation house, executive rental, or hotel alternative. The cottage has three bedrooms and easily sleeps six guests. It comes fully furnished, with cable television and broadband internet connection. The kitchen is fully equipped, including dishes and cookware, microwave, and dishwasher. Also provided are towels, linens, front loading Deut washer and dryer, and central air. There is parking for up to four cars. Try mixing downtown Carbondale and SIU Campus, one block from the incredible rec center, be right in the center of every single activity, walk anywhere in ten minutes or ride a bike thru Giant City. This is exactly where it is at. Carbondale IL 62901
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          3br house
            The Toolshed Corner Vacation Home is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from Giant City State Park. Three Bedrooms (1K and 2Q) with two fold out queen couches to sleep 10. Sit on the porch and enjoy the 180 degree view or the surrounding hills and bluffs. The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. The Toolshed Corner Vacation Home is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from Giant City State Park. Set in the rolling hills and bluffs of beautiful Southern Illinois, the Toolshed Corner Vacation Home is perfect to get away from it all. Spend your days visiting the wineries along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and we are just minutes from Starview Vineyards, Orlandini Vineyards, and Blue Sky Vineyards. Spend your afternoons enjoying unique Southern Illinois wine and enjoying the outdoors. Antiques can be found in nearby towns of Cobden, Alto Pass, Anna, Jonesboro, Dongola, Goreville, and Makanda. Outdoor activities include visiting Giant City State Park, Cashe River State Natural Area, Little Grassy Lake, or Devils Kitchen Lake. Take a drive to Alto Pass and visit the Bald Knob Cross of Peace. Whatever you do, you will have a relaxing and enjoyable stay in Southern Illinois.
            cottage
            Excellent
            2 reviews
            2br cottage
              Getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Wine Country Cottage. Located just a mile away from Blue Sky Winery, we are located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Spend a couple days or a weekend exploring the award winning wineries, shops and restaurants along the the Wine Trail! The wineries and small towns that house them are gearing up for some great outdoor events, music and festivals including Colorfest, Vulturefest and the Southern Illinois Irish Festival! Enjoy tastings, music and friends at the wineries, a gourmet dinner at The Yellow Moon, traditional Swedish dinner at Hedmans or BBQ at Great Boars of Fire! Food and music at Rustle Hill Winery or Von Jakob, The Makanda Boardwalk and Anthill Gallery or Village Art and Gifts in Cobden have great artisan and antique shops to browse! Or just kick back and relax at one of the 13 wineries along the trail. Our quaint cottage on 29 acres offers a private and serene getaway. We are conveniently located 1 mile from Blue Sky Winery, 2.5 miles from Orlandini Winery , 3 miles from Owl Creek Winery and 4 miles from Starview Vineyard! Beauty and Comfort await you at the Wine Country Cottage!
              cabin
              1br cabin
                Quiet Country Setting, outdoor fire pit, picnic table, all located approximately 3 miles from Kinkaid Lake, and at the beginning of the Shawnee National Forest. Home to the best Public Hunting and Fishing in the State of Illinois. We are also surrounded by many award winning Wineries, breweries, and beautiful State Parks. Mudline Lodging is a Cabin and Camping rental in Southern Illinois, designed with the hunter or fisherman in mind. But clean and spacious and perfectly stocked for the family or a weekend get-a-way with your loved one. Complete bedding for 4 adults (sleeps 6 possible) (1 set of full size bunk beds/1 set of twin size bunk beds),Stove Top, Refrigerator, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Kitchen Utensils, Dishes, Cookware, Towels, Washclothes, TV (w/Local Channels), DVD Player, Outdoor Fire Pit, Grill, Lawn Chairs, Boat Carport w/Electricity(coming soon). We also provide salt, pepper, trash bags, dish soap, toilet paper, first aid kit, cards, games, and reading materials. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds Lodging tax: included in rate Deposits: one night to reserve / pay in full two weeks before stay Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa Other Fees: $50.00 return check fee $50.00 de-fuming fee if no smoking rule is broken Quiet Country Setting, outdoor fire pit, picnic table, all located approximately 3 miles from Kinkaid Lake, and at the beginning of the Shawnee National Forest. Home to the best Public Hunting and Fishing in the State of Illinois. We are also surrounded by many award winning Wineries, breweries, and beautiful State Parks. Mudline Lodging is a Cabin and Camping rental in Southern Illinois, designed with the hunter or fisherman in mind. But clean and spacious and perfectly stocked for the family or a weekend get-a-way with your loved one. Complete bedding for 4 adults (sleeps 6 possible) (1 set of full size bunk beds/1 set of twin size bunk beds),Stove Top, Refrigerator, Toaster, Coffee Maker, Microwave, Kitchen Utensils, Dishes, Cookware, Towels, Washclothes, TV (w/Local Channels), DVD Player, Outdoor Fire Pit, Grill, Lawn Chairs, Boat Carport w/Electricity(coming soon). We also provide salt, pepper, trash bags, dish soap, toilet paper, first aid kit, cards, games, and reading materials. Beds: 2 Queen Beds, 2 Twin Beds
                house
                2br house
                  This is a 1300 sq ft furnished guesthouse. The guesthouse is equipped with 2 bedrooms, kitchen, livingroom with a gas fireplace, 1 bathroom and a half bath as well. Washer & dryer included. Outdoor pool. Central air conditioning. Located by the Duquoin fairgrounds and its 20 minutes from Carbondale Illinois.
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                  Bedroom
                  • Wifi
                  • Pets Allowed
                  • Breakfast
                  • Parking
                  • Swimming Pool
                  The SpaceThe Garden Room includes a queen bed with a memory foam pad and high quality, soft sheets and pillows. Furniture includes 2 tables, dresser, desk alcove and window seat overlooking the spacious front yard and pool with a view of the woods in the background. Guest AccessThe kitchen, living room with gas log fireplace (in winter), TV/Media room, outdoor pool and pool deck (in summer), back deck overlooking the woods, stone patio with jacuzzi hot tub, basement hang out with wood fireplace, front porch with porch swing and a trail to the lake - are available to guests. Canopy Lane is a home and environment filled with comfort, joy and beauty. Interaction with GuestsI enjoy conversation and meeting new people and also enjoy the quiet privacy of allowing guests to interact with each other or to be by themselves. The open great room with dining area, kitchen and living room tend to be the primary gathering places for conversation. There are several outdoor places to enjoy the peacefulness of nature, including trails to the lake. The NeighborhoodLocated right on Cedar Lake and the Shawnee Wine Trail and 15 minutes from restaurants and grocery stores, Southern Illinois University, the Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park, it is ideal for weekend get-a-way, vacation, or a home base for work. Getting AroundYou will need a vehicle or bicycle to get around (taxi's are also available). I am located 3-4 miles from SIU and the nearest winery. Other Things to NoteI have a large, sweet, loving, calm and well-behaved dog who responds well to commands. I also have a little dog that insists on being your best friend. She is more insistent but will obey direct commands. Pool opens late Memorial Weekend or early June and closes after Labor Day - depending on the weather. The hot tub jacuzzi is open year-round. I have coffee, tea and continental breakfast available.
                  Home/Apartment
                  Excellent
                  31 reviews
                  1br Home/Apartment
                  • Breakfast
                  • Parking
                  The SpaceThe Homestead Retreat & Gardens is my home and is used for day and overnight retreats, regular guests from airbnb and sometimes parking for yoga up the hill. While you're here, I stay up the hill with my partner Paul. We are working on a hermitage up there that will be listed on airbnb next year. All guests are welcome to let us know if they'd like to come up and stroll around the pond, see our large garden(and take what's in season) or just meet us. We'd love to meet you! You will find the homestead to be a cozy and peaceful retreat. I encourage guests to book two nights to have one full day in between. All guests who have done so have said they are so glad they did! Having said that, if you are on your way through and can only stay one night, I will consider your request if it's during the week or off-season. The regular rate per night is $114 beginning in February of 2017. The rate has been increased slightly to cover Union County Hotel Taxes of 5%. Currently, I have discounted rates for November and December of 2016 and January of 2017. I have had several requests for the time of the Solar Eclipse - August 21st weekend. The rate for that weekend will be higher. Note that I offer 20% off for a week stay and 40% off for one month. I also offer a discount for return guests. We can always discuss price, especially if I can support you to fully retreat! You will find a well-stocked kitchen with a wide variety of utensils, dishes, pots, pans etc., baking supplies, food essentials for cooking (oils, sugar/syrups, pancake mix, rice, spices, dried herbs, coffee, tea, cereal etc.) I buy as organically as possible as well as fair trade whenever possible. The fridge has some basic items, but you will need to purchase fresh goods at the local market or in town. There is a pantry that holds all of the garden supplies as well as art supplies. You are welcome to use them at no extra cost. Acrylic paint, water colours, collage materials etc. are available. There is also a guitar to play, CD's, books and board games in the closet. The bathroom has basic amenities including: local soap and lotion, shampoo and conditioner, natural bug bite and repellent, extra toiletries etc. If you forget something and can't find it, let me know. I keep a variety of items for guests to use around the house such as: jackets, sweaters, shoes, slippers, mitts/gloves, robes - if they fit, you're welcome to them! You will find extra blankets, pillows etc. inside the window bench. There are two bedrooms, but the main bedroom is where you will stay. It is spacious and has a beautiful view of the back yard and forest, moon and stars. The second bedroom is more like a spare room, but has no bed. If you have an extra guest you're welcome to use it with a blow up mattress. I keep some personal items in there, but you can use the CD player, CD's, board games, and books that are in there. The house and gardens are free of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides - any kids of "cides" - basically anything that can kill life. I prefer to keep it that way and hope that if you see a spider, you will use one of the "critter catchers" and take it outside. The house is clean, but sometimes bugs are looking for some creature comforts - if it's rainy or cold especially - I'm sure you can relate :) Guest AccessYou are free to use the entire home and grounds. Please help yourself to whatever you need! Explore the property, pick anything from the garden unless it's specifically marked as off limits for some reason. I can almost say that if you arrived with only a toothbrush, you would find everything you need except fresh groceries. There is a trail behind the house that connects to our larger garden up the hill (and also makes a circle loop around to Daffodil Way for a walk). You can access the trail depending on the time of year (eg. ticks) and are welcome to have some food from our garden up there as well. I leave a number so you can let us know you're coming up. Also, if it's deer season I usually check with my neighbour, Brandon, as he sometimes has a deer stand up. Interaction with GuestsI can meet you when you arrive if you would like, or you can arrive on your own and I will let you know where to find the key. I will check in with you to make sure you've arrived and to see if you have any questions. Usually, I leave the rotary dial phone and call around the time you should be arriving. When's the last time you heard a phone like that ring? It's kind of fun. Otherwise, you can send a text to let me know you're there, if your cell service works.I will also leave a printed copy of everything you might need to know, in a binder at the house. You are welcome to call me with questions about anything. In the binder, you will find brochures for local restaurants, shops, sights etc. Call me with any questions or if you're in need of suggestions. I also leave a number for the neighbours in case of something urgent and I'm not answering. The NeighborhoodThe Homestead Retreat & Gardens is nestled into just over an acre of land within the boundaries of the Shawnee National Forest. Surrounded by rolling hills, forest, orchards, farms and vineyards, you will love the views! The house is located 5 minutes from the little town of Cobden, and you can easily access Giant City Park, Alto Pass(and Quetil Trail), Bald Knob(the highest point in Southern Illinois), Makanda, Anna, Carbondale and other surrounding communities, lakes or parks in 5 - 25 minutes. My partner, Paul, owns Packrats Paradise Antique Mall in Cobden and I run a booth in there called The Homestead Collective - we carry locally made and grown items. Packrats is open everyday, except Monday, from 10am to 5pm. Also, I manage In Sync Mind Body Therapy Center in Carbondale. If you are wanting to book a massage during your stay, the center is only a 15 minute drive. Let me know and I'll book you an appointment for one or two or more Getting AroundDriving in your car or on a motorcycle around Southernmost Illinois is beautiful. If you are wanting to take a tour and have someone else drive, that is available as well. You may notice cyclists passing by the retreat house. This area is great for road bikes. If you have bikes for more casual riding, there are places to do that as well, but not leaving directly from the house. There is a binder at the house with brochures, maps, phone numbers etc. for area attractions, restaurants, recreational activities etc. Send me questions ahead of time - I'm happy to help you plan if you like. If you arrive by train, I am willing to arrange for you to be picked up, for a fee, and be brought to the house. It's about a 20 minute drive from the train station. We can stop at the market for supplies before you go down. The nearest airport is in Marion(about 35 minutes away) and connects directly with St. Louis. Let me know if you are flying in and I will try to arrange a ride, for a fee. Other Things to NoteThere is a washer and dryer in the home. There isn't a clothesline yet. The water heater is new and can handle showers, washing dishes, etc. no problem. You'll notice that we have low water pressure in the valley but it's enough. You'll see rain barrels outside that I use to water the gardens. This water is not for drinking. The water from the tap inside the house is good to drink. There is a septic system(notice the depression in grass in front of porch - don't drive over this please) and lagoon( a favourite place for bunnies and treefrogs). You should not have any problems as it's an efficient system. We follow the "if it's yellow let it mellow and if it's brown flush it down" rule, but you don't have to - just don't put tons of toilet paper or feminine products in the toilet. I thank you in advance. There is a nice trail up behind the house. Please wear the red hunting jacket if it's deer season just in case. I normally check with anyone who might be hunting to find out when they are out, but best to be cautious.
                  Home/Apartment
                  1br Home/Apartment
                  • Wifi
                  • Pets Allowed
                  • Parking
                  The SpaceSpace comfortably fits for two persons but can accommodate 2 adults, 2 children or a 3rd adult on futon sofa. Maximum 3 adults per room. Guest AccessCable tv, WiFi. Shared laundry for long term guests. And anything you need, just ask! We will do our best for all reasonable requests. Interaction with GuestsOwner of suites available 24/7. Otherwise you will not hear a peep! The NeighborhoodQuaint downtown venue, walking distance to most local restaurants and train station. Within 2 miles of DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and Expo Center Getting AroundThere is parking available beside building. Larger vehicle parking available in a well lit area a short block away. Other Things to NotePotential Carbondale Memorial guests traveling between here and there is a smooth 20mi. After exiting DuQuoin there is one stop sign at about the halfway point then turn right at your first stop light. It can't be much easier then this! I want your professional business.
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                  1br Home/Apartment
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                  The SpaceSorry, no Instant Books. My response time is almost always within 1-2 hours of receipt unless it comes through in the middle of the night. I respond well within the 24-hr limit set by Airbnb and I have a 100% response rate with them. This apartment offers a cozy resting place. It's handicapped accessible location is set apart from the other units. The building is located in the heart of SIU Saluki territory, but there's more to the area than the college campus. Guests may take the "wine trail" and visit our award winning wineries or hike the Shawnee National Forest; all surrounded by clear water lakes and rivers for fishing and recreation. Nearby cafes & restaurants, including Primo's Pizza right next door. Convenient shopping, antiques stores, night life and more. Guest AccessEverything you'd find in a hotel room and a little more. Equipped with a full size fridge, microwave, small convection toaster oven, standard two-slice toaster & coffee pot. Floors have ceramic tile offering a suitable place for a pet's bed or crate, with area rug in living room. Towels and linens are provided as well as paper products for kitchen bath, dishes, flatware, cups, glassware, clothes hangars and extra blankets. Wi-fi and TV w/ cable provided. A small table and chairs outside for guests to use when weather permits is also the designated smoking area. Interaction with GuestsMy office where I practice Massage Therapy is located right next door. I'm in and out at different times seeing clients by appointment only. I try to make contact with my Airbnb guests when I'm there. My husband and I live off site just a 10 minute drive away, but can respond to emergencies quickly. I have an on-site maintenance man Sunday - Friday. The NeighborhoodThe surrounding neighborhood is a mix of college students and residential family housing. Getting AroundSaluki Express is the public transportation bus system with a stop just down the block from the building. Local taxi service is available and the Amtrak station is less than a mile away. There is bike rack on premises for those who choose to pedal their way around town. Other Things to NoteThe building and premises are well lit at night for security. The surrounding neighborhood is a mix of student and family dwellings. It is well maintained by the city and the property owners. SIU campus dorms are directly across the street. Primos Pizza is located in the same building and offers inside dining as well as pick-up and delivery. It's a buzzing little area during the day and evening but quiets down nicely at night.
                  Bedroom
                  Excellent
                  21 reviews
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                  • Wifi
                  • Breakfast
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                  The SpaceOur bed and breakfast is truly that... a real breakfast is included...weekday breakfasts include gourmet continental with coffee, tea...homemade granola and homemade bread , fruits and homemade pastries or help yourself to eggs and bacon. Weekend breakfasts are cooked to order. Enjoy the lazy country mornings on the large deck ! Guest Access2 bedrooms, bath with jacuzzi tub , laundry room, outside deck..gardens and country lane walks Interaction with GuestsWe will interact as much as the guests would like. We can offer advice on activities and interesting side trips to wineries and antique shops ..we also have an extensive library of books for viewing... The NeighborhoodWe love the quiet ambiance of fresh air, lightening bugs and crickets in the evening with morning song birds to awaken your senses .. Getting Aroundno public transportation,,,,we live in the country...However,,we do have a tractor though! Other Things to NoteWe have cats..
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                  The SpaceShared kitchen , nice bright living room. Shared bath whic is no issue since It's a shared three bedroom.. but I'm a clean a holic . I have two bedrooms I use for Airbnb, usually only one at at time is rented normally unless I discuss it with you before hand. One bedroom is slightly larger with a desk (sleighed room) and this one without a desk is smaller with a lower bed is less $ but you still get use of kitchen and living room etc. I have one pet on premises-- a non-shedding , happy , non barking English cocker spaniel named Hudson. He loves guests. One review said I have two dogs but that is inaccurate. The house is plain rented ranch but I've tried to make it cozy . The room has 300 count Ralph Lauren sheets and designer quilt. Towels, nice shampoo, soaps are provided. I have organic coffee and tea and happy to have share IF I AM COOKING.. what ever i'm making, pancakes to oatmeal.. or have you can make your own breakfast ..or your own meal.....have some fruit from the frig etc. I tried to keep it as clean as possible . cleaning supplies and bleach are under the kitchen and bathroom sink. The only negative is a well appointed but smaller sized bathroom and the pink enamel tub in the shared bath has some age related color issues I can't remove the old discoloration but again keep bleach and cleaning supplies at hand.. Bath temp is hot and curtains etc are kept very hygienic --- it's just a 'vintage' tub. Guest AccessThere is plenty of parking on the side of the house on Johnson Street (I'm at corner of Johnson and West Hill. Just pull up side drive way and grassy area is for guest cars. Fenced yard for pet..shared bath. House is not for bar-hoppers and late nights/ early morning comings and goings are not supported. Interaction with GuestsI am very friendly and hospitable and if you want suggestions on area just ask...I have some flyers in the living room.. but I also keep respectful distance. I go to school and classes in the morning AND TRAVEL FREQUENTLY FOR WORK so please try not to park behind my car--unless you are leaving very early :) ..IMPORTANTLY the house is not a rest stop for bar hopping or very late nights.. doors lock at midnight OR earlier -- unless discussed. The NeighborhoodEXTREMELY QUIET AND SAFE. Walking distance to campus lake and 3 mile nature path..Well kept houses near University. Ihave all the phone numbers of the neighbors. Getting AroundThere are buses but groceries and school are within walking distance. Best to have a car in this rural college town. Other Things to NoteNo street parking . Long driveway or side of house on grass on Johnson. I use a scented candle in the bathroom and sometimes in kitchen... if you don't like that I"m HAPPY to not light it or put organic defusers away. I'm very clean (and quiet) an have a quiet non-shedding non barking dog.. If you are bringing a dog please let me know before hand . Small addition cleaning fee may apply if you have a huge shedding dog.
                  Home/Apartment
                  Excellent
                  7 reviews
                  2br Home/Apartment
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                  Getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Wine Country Cottage. We are located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail on 30 peaceful acres. 1 dozen farm fresh eggs are included with your stay.
                  Bedroom
                  Excellent
                  31 reviews
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                  The SpaceI live in the upstairs of a duplex with a private entrance and porch. Your room has a twin bed as well as closet space, with plenty of space to hang out/do work either in the room, or in the living space. If you have more than one person interested in visiting I also have a queen size futon available in the living area, as well as a queen size air mattress that can be set up in either the bedroom or in the common area. The total amount of guests I can host is 5. However, the guest room can comfortably either hold one guest (in the twin bed), or two guest (with the bed removed & the air mattress). I can also set up the room so that both the bed and the air mattress are in the room, although that is a little cramped. Guest AccessYou will have your own private room and you are welcome to utilize the kitchen, washer/dryer, and living area. Interaction with GuestsAs I am a graduate student I will be present in the house at various times, though mostly in the mornings/evenings. I am also happy to recommend restaurants/things to do in the area. The NeighborhoodMy house is located in a quiet neighborhood about 1 mile from SIU's campus. I am also within easy walking, driving, or biking distance to the strip (the main area of bars, restaurants, etc). Getting AroundI have a parking space for one car to the side/behind my house. There is also a local bus system in Carbondale with fares of $1. There is an Amtrak station quite close to the house, and the Williamson County Regional Airport in Marion, IL is only about 30 minutes away. Flights to/from St. Louis to Marion range from $30–$50, but are $50 on average. Other Things to NoteI have an indoor-outdoor cat, but you are free to keep the door closed to your room if you do not want him to be in your space. Smoking is allowed on the porch, but not in the house.