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Brian Stone

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

STAY 2 NIGHTS GET 1 FREE! Best Location on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail!

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 8-10)


Close to all the Southern Illinois Cabins in the Shawnee National Forest, near Giant City State Park, and hiking and fishing.

We are close to Giant City State Park and the amazing Shawnee Hills wine trail in Southern Illinois. We are located in the Heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. People from all around say that we have the Best Location to the Shawnee National Forest and the wine trail.

Our Loft is ideal for Birthdays, weddings, and just a great getaway! Sleep perfectly at the Alto Wine Trail Loft knowing that you are in a wonderful place that is so close to everything. NOW WE HAVE DISH NETWORK TV!!

618-698-7474 CALL NOW!!!

*********2 bedroom 1 bathroom $175***********************

*********4 bedroom 2 bathroom $350***********************


Daily Rates Change When over 10 People Stay at the Alto Loft.

We do require Fri. & Sat. be rented together.





***2 BEDROOMS IN EACH LOFT 4 Bedroom total.***

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Brian Stone (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About Brian Stone

I am a graduate of SIU and now the proud owner of the Alto Wine Trail Loft.

Brian Stone purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Brian Stone chose Illinois

I have chosen this location because it is in the Heart of The Wine Trail & Shawnee National Forest. It is also a short drive to Southern Illinois University, Giant City, Cedar Lake, Alto Vineyards, Trails End Lodge, Hedman Orchard and Vineyard, Broken Wheel Ranch, Gity Stables, Rustle Hill Vineyard.

What makes this cabin unique

*On the Wine Trail *In the heart of the Shawnee Forest *Less than a mile from 3 vineyards *Wonderful restored Loft one of a kind. *2 minute walk to the Alto Pass Look out


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)
STAY 2 NIGHTS GET 1 FREE! Best Location on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail!
average rating of 4.952381 based on 63 reviews
Bloomington, IN

Comfortable, Clean, and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

A few friends and I stayed at the back loft for a bachelorette weekend to explore the Shawnee Wine Trail. The loft exceeded our expectations. It had all the amenities we needed. It was clean and comfortable. The area was very quiet and ideal for those who appreciate and enjoy nature. We visited in the summer, so it was super nice having AC. I wish I would have brought my hiking shoes because there is a trail very close to the cabin. The owner was easy to contact and helped us with an questions that popped up during our before, during, and after our stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend spot!!

  • 4 of 5

Very cute, well stocked, and clean. Great place to stay on the shawnee wine trail. Only downfall was the WiFi didn't really work.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great space to explore the area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 4 families rent both the front and back lofts. The beds & baths were very clean and comfortable, the kitchens well-stocked with pans, plates, bowls and glassware - great because we cooked most of our meals on site. The town and playground offered some space for the kids to run around, but since it rained most of our stay, the checkers/chess games were most appreciated. We checked out the Von Jakob winery/brewery and hiked through Giant City State Park. If the weather weren't so rainy we would have loved swimming at Cedar Lake. The only disappointment was with the owners of the Root Beer Saloon, who apparently just close the place for weeks or months at a time -- so don't count on it to be open. The place next door, though, has some excellent whiskey fudge.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brian's wine trail loft in Alto Pass is a hidden treasure!

  • 5 of 5

Five to fifteen minutes from four different vineyards, a brewery, some of the most breathtaking views in Illinois, hiking trails, orchards, and Bald Knob Cross, not to mention, 20 minutes from the mighty Mississippi, the loft is a hidden treasure. The outside matches the quaint surroundings of Alto Pass, but the inside is very metro chic. The overall vibe is relaxing and airy. If you are looking for a high end, luxury stay, the loft is not for you. However, if you are looking to unplug, unwind, and immerse yourself in the local fair, I highly recommend Brian's Alto Pass Loft!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Washington, Illinois

Great place to stay... Close to wine trail... Fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the feel of this property and the fun design elements the owner incorporated into it. We will be staying here again sometime in the future.

We also took advantage of a deal which offered a free night with two paid nights. This sealed the deal for us.

The owner was very easy to communicate with and fun to talk to as he shares his love of the area and offers good suggestions for places to enjoy during your visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Loft was fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had two families of 4, so we rented both units. They are basically identical, excepts the back unit has a private patio, which was so nice for drinking coffee in the morning, or wine at night. The loft is within walking distance of a trail that leads you to a beautiful overlook. The trail is easy for those who just want to experience nature, but you can also do a little easy climb to the overlook. The Alto Vineyard is a few miles away, and is so wonderful. On Mother's Day, we sat outside, listened to live music, let the 4 year old run around with other kids while we enjoyed wine, bread and oil, and cheese and crackers. We couldn't have had a better experience there. The Root Beer Saloon is across the street from the loft and had delicious ice cream and root beer floats. This was the most quaint little town, and a truly relaxing weekend for Mother's Day. All of us, from age 4 to 68, loved it. Brian is very accommodating and friendly. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest

*2 minute walk to the Alto Pass Look-out

*1 minute drive to the vineyard for dinner

*5 minute drive to Trails End Lodge for live music and drinks.

*5 minute drive to Horseback riding at broken-wheel ranch

*1 minute walk to the hiking trail on the old railroad

*5 minute drive to Ceadar lake for fishing

*8 minutes away from Yellow moon Cafe

*2 minutes to Alto Vineyard for wine tasting


Rates & Availability

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Tax Rate 11.0%

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Alto Pass Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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