About Tana Ivitts
We have run a family owned business in Paducah, KY for 40 plus years. We both grew up in the Western KY area and have lived in the area our whole lives. We moved to Southern Illinois in 2014 and have been here ever since. We bought this cabin and completely renovated it in 2014. We are both outdoors enthusiast. We love to fishing, hunting, hiking, horse back riding, and ATV riding.
Tana Ivitts purchased this Lodge in 2014
Why Tana Ivitts chose Brookport
Our Cabin is centrally located on 100 Acres between Paducah, Metropolis, and Golconda. It is only 18 miles to any of the 3 locations. This property adjoins the Shawnee National Forest on the north and west side. There are trails from this property right onto the forest. The main road that runs by this property is the Ohio river scenic byway. This property is located 1 mile North of The Smithland lock and Dam. If peace and serenity are your idea of vacation this is your place. Very secluded with lots of wild life for viewing. It is not uncommon for whitetail deer to feed from the apple trees in the front yard. We are a short distance from The Southern Illinois Wine Trail and Garden of The Gods.
What makes this Lodge unique
From the moment that we laid eyes on the Rustic Log Cabin we knew we had found our home. It has 2 master suites one at each end of the house. Perfect for privacy when we have company. Enjoy your own private pool and Tiki Hut perfect for just 2 or entertaining as well. Our Cabin is perfectly nestled on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest. We love it and hope that you will to.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
All garbage must be sacked up and taken to the cans at the end of the driveway. Also all dishes must be washed and put away.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We chose Caley Spring Lodge for a family vacation. The location is beautiful and surrounded by forest. The deck and pool area are the perfect gathering place to relax. We even had an evening fire in the firepit. Tana and Jimmy are close by and respond promptly if anything is needed. We have already booked a return trip.
Perfect for total Relaxation
This place is fabulous with something to do for everyone from the pool, just steps out the back door to a big screened TV with plenty of comfortable seating. The kitchen is fully stocked for any kind of cooking. We enjoyed the porch swing, hot tub, comfortable beds, and watching all the hummingbirds feed. The bathrooms had lots of towels and washcloths and we’re very clean! In fact the whole rental was immaculate. Inside and out! The owners were very responsive and very accommodating! We’ll be back!
Sisters Week 2019
This home and property is beautiful and a great place to stay!
Everything was very clean and comfortable, from the furniture to the beds. The pools is fabulous.
If you are looking for a get away from it all, relaxing and peaceful place to stay, this is it.
We Loved staying here!!!
Thank you Tana for Sharing your home.
Another GREAT visit
It was another great visit. Can't wait to return again next year.
Wonderful place to relax
This was our second trip here and we will come back. Beautiful home with spotless housekeeping and a perfect unplugged vacation. The owners were responsive to our questions and helpful with our requests. Would recommend this property to anyone looking for unplugged vacation time.
Beautiful and immaculate!
We LOVED our stay at Caley Springs Lodge! My husband and I and our 2 teen daughters spent several days lounging in the refreshing pool and relaxing outside on the porches or in the large, beautiful cabin. This was our first experience renting a vacation home and I wasn't quite sure what to expect. The Ivitts made the whole process very easy.
My first impression upon arrival was how immaculately clean everything is! From the kitchen to the bathrooms to the pool, everything is spotless. All linens have been thoughtfully provided: sheets, blankets, a throw in the livingroom, bath towels, kitchen towels, and beach towels. The kitchen is stocked with condiments, staples, coffee supplies, even snacks on the counter and a few popsicles in the freezer.
We took the Ivitts' suggestion to stop for groceries before heading out to the cabin. We spent a little time in Metropolis at the Superman statue and museum, ate a delicious lunch at Fat Edd's Roadhouse, and bought groceries at Big John's supermarket. The local people are all friendly and helpful.
We then headed out to the house and straight to the lovely pool! We were blessed with warm weather and sunshine to enjoy the crystal clear water. Lots of seating and various floats are provided, along with lighting for a quick evening swim.
In the morning we enjoyed coffee and the wildlife (deer, butterflies, hummingbirds) from the front porch, where we also experienced a wild thunderstorm one evening. The pool table and Dish TV kept everyone entertained when we weren't in the pool. Evenings are lovely outside in the hot tub or around the bonfire pit (firewood provided). We did not see a single mosquito to spoil our evening fun!
The four large beds are comfortable, maybe a bit soft for our liking, but made up with quality sheets, blankets, and very nice pillows. An additional pleasure is the shower in the master bath. Amazing! And a gas fireplace in the master bedroom.
Sadly, checkout day arrived too soon. We received instructions via text that morning. Simply gather up the towels we used and empty our trash. The rest was done after our departure. Thank you for a lovely, relaxing get-away! We are already looking ahead and hope to return next summer!
Harrah's Casino, Carson Center, Land Between The Lakes, Ohio River Scenic Byway, Garden of the Gods, Southern IL Wine Trail, Giant City State Park, Metropolis Home of the Super man Festival, Fort Massac State Park, Beacon Drag way, Bluegrass Downs, Paducah Quilt Museum, and many more