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Brian Stone

Member since: 2010
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Speaks: english

Best Location on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail! 2 min to the Vineyards!

55 Reviews
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
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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


based on 55 traveler reviews

Best Location on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail! 2 min to the Vineyards!
average rating of 4.9636364 based on 55 reviews
St. Louis

Awesome location!

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend the Alto Wine Lofts; this was our second time staying at the lofts and we absolutely love it. Compared to other rentals in the area, the loft has a modern/industrial aesthetic and doesn't feel like your grandmother's house. The location is absolutely perfect, it's fairly close to some of the wineries, which makes it super easy to ride your bike. The owner is also very easy to talk to and he is very accommodating! We are already planning to come back in the fall!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent accommodations while exploring SO ILL

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend making this your home base for exploring southern Illinois. The location is perfect, placing you in the middle of all the attractions. Quetil trail is literally at the doorstep of the loft, offering similar sandstone as the rest of the area for climbing enthusiasts and/or nature lovers.

Place is clean, modern, and cozy. The owner, Brian, is super friendly and available for questions or anything to make the stay fantastic.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Amazing place! From the quaint small town, the beautiful views, and wonderful wineries this is a place that can't be missed! The Loft is a perfect space for a girls weekend or a romantic weekend away! Incredibly clean, well stocked, and Brian is a fantastic wealth of knowledge and information. If you have a question on where to eat, what to do, where to go or even if you want a driver for safe winery tours, he will give you all the information needed! Highly recommend this spot for your next getaway and I cannot wait to visit again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sarah Stroud

  • 5 of 5

This place is AWESOME!!! The town has that small town kitschy feel and the building is an old general store, but the loft is so modern. It's a pleasant oxymoron! Brian is an amazingly by host- he really makes sure you have everything you need... from the big stuff, like a tour guide/driver and winery/restaurant recommendations to the little details like toilet paper and extra blankets. Honestly the BEST experience I've ever had at a rental lodging. So worth it and will be back again very soon! Not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Loft is absolutely adorable! It was everything we expected and more! It was clean, stocked with everything we needed and in the perfect location. We rented both units because there were 9 women for a birthday wine trail weekend, we wanted to have plenty of room and we certainly did.

Brian was so easy and nice to work with. We will defiantly be staying there again. If you want a great place to stay when you go hit the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, this is the place to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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best stay on the alto trail!

  • 5 of 5

Brian was very helpful and accommodating throughout our stay. Spacious living in a cozy town.

Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 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

Alto Pass Cabin Rental Rates

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Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

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Illinois 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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