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Free Night with 2 Weekend Nights

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

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Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
1 - 3 nights

Description

Alto Pass House Rental Photos and Description

Two Bedroom Guesthouse With Luxury 5'x4' Shower. Wonderful Patio To Enjoy!

December - February - Received a free night with any Friday/Saturday Night rental.

The Quetil Trail Guesthouse is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, walking distance to Hedman Vineyards and ALto Vineyards, and only 15 minutes from Giant City State Park. Two Bedrooms (Queen beds in each) and a fold out queen couch in the living room to sleep 6.

Sit on the patio and enjoy the afternoon sun, or watch the River to River hikers walk by. Walk to Grammer's market for basic grocery supplies or stroll over to the Rootbeer Saloon for a cool afternoon treat.

The property is conveniently located close to area wineries, Giant City State Park, and other attractions and beauty unique to Southern Illinois. Neary towns include 1. Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Steve Young

I grew up in Southern Illinois, and could not wait to 'Get Out,' 'Escape,' and go to the big city. I went to school in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and left Southern Illinois far behind. I thought this was great.

I had a very successful career in the online advertising, marketing, and market research world catering to big pharma. In a normal year I would fly 125,000 miles and see many places, countries and sites.

As I grew older and my 'success' continued I felt more and more that something was missing. I began to yearn for the hills of Southern Illinois, the slower pace of life, and the people I left behind more and more.

I 2013, I came home for a few weeks to help my mother move my father into a nursing home. After this was completed I flew to Milan for business, and on my way back I received a call that my mother had had a stroke. This was a life changing event for me, and I never really went home.

My father spent the year getting worse, and my Mother spent the year getting better. When my father died in December of 2013, I decided to 'officially' move to Southern Illinois in order to spend more time with my mother and be closer with family. I also made the decision to leave the company I worked for and do something simpler, and local to Southern Illinois.

June 1st, 2014 I started my company with the goal to create vacation rental homes in Southern Illinois and help the area grow tourism. Southern Illinois is a beautiful and special place, and I would like to share it with as many people as possible.

Steve Young purchased this house in 2014

Why Steve Young chose Illinois

This property was a a two unit rental property located in the quaint town of Alto Pass. The price was right to allow me to completely gut and remodel the back unit. A more organized upstairs with two lovely bedrooms and an amazing bathroom.

The front unit is still rented long term to the couple that was there when i purchased the property. Should they ever decide to leave I will fully refurbish the front unite in order to make two adjacent guesthouses for people coming to Southern Illinois to enjoy the outdoors and wineries.

The proximity to wineries, and area attractions is also great for this property.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Free Night with 2 Weekend Nights
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Kewanee, IL
5

Great girls weekend great place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ladies had a great time. Wine tasting weekend and your location is so close to 8-10 wineries. Clean, wonderful shower, great snacks and coffee prep for AM. Thanks for great stay. When we head back we will look to stay with you again!!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect--right in the middle of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Steve thought of everything, from snacks to body wash--even contact solution in case we had forgotten ours. You could tell everything had been recently renovated and was bright and clean. And the beds were super comfy too. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Clean and accomodating. Great location for wine tours.

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed the room and the quiet at night. Comfortable furniture and all the accessories of home in the kitchen. Shower is excellent!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

Perfect in every way. Comfortable, clean, and fully stocked with everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, spacious, tastefully decorated, truly a relaxing retreat. They thought of everything. Fully stocked with everything you need.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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5

A pleasant stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a very pleasant stay at this comfy, neat and well-appointed property. It was just as described and pictured, if not even better. The location was convenient to explore the surrounding areas (the Shawnee National Forest, state parks, winery trail etc.). Being pet-friendly was an added bonus as well as having the Netflix for rainy day entertainment. Steve, the owner, was easy to work with, promptly responding to any inquiries and very flexible with check-out time. Would definitely recommend and hoping to revisit one day.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cincinnati Ohio
5

Ideal landing pad

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my spouse and another couple. We didn't have much planned except to explore the region and make a few stops on the wine trail. When we arrived we were impressed by how nicely finished the home is - it looks new (maybe it is!). We were welcomed by a basket of goodies and found that the home is nicely situated close to many nearby attractions. The owner, Steve, was friendly and generous from the start - offering flexibility on the check in and out times since no one was staying there immediately before or after us. We enjoyed eating indoors, outdoors, cooking in the kitchen and playing games in the living room. The beds were excellent and the shower was really nice. This home is furnished really nicely and I wish I could pick it up and place it everywhere I travel.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Marion, IL
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Alto Vineyards
Nearest Train
16.9 Miles
Carbondale, IL
Nearest Motorway
15.6 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
10.5 Miles
Blue Boar
Nearest Beach
14.6 Miles
Cedar Lake Beach
Car: necessary

The Quetil Trail Guesthouse is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and only minutes from several wineries, Cedar Lake, and Giant City State Park. Sitting "downtown" Alto Pass, several wineries can be reached on foot, as well as hiking several sections of the River to River trail.

The property is located 100 feet from the entrace to the Quetil Trail, and hikers of the River to River trail pass by almost daily in good weather.

Nearby towns include Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

Rates & Availability

Alto Pass House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
SIU Graduation
Dec 16 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
$180
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and New Years 2016
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$180
$720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 28 2017
1 night minimum stay
$100
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$550
$1,100
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 26 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
4th of July
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$875
 
 
Eclipse 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$3,000
Flat fee
 
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$720
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$190
Fri,Sat
$720
$1,550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$130
From
$160
Fri,Sat
$645
$1,290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Alto Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • spelunking
  • swimming

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