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Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - Amazing Shower - Walk to Wineries - Quaint Village

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

Stay 3 nights including Friday and Saturday and receive your 4th night free. Offer valid March 1 - May 31. Please note that I will need to edit the quote to reflect the discount before booking.

The Quetil Trail Guesthouse is located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, walking distance to Hedman Vineyards (0.5 mi) and Alto Vineyards (0.7 mi), 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 Cobden, Goreville, Anna, Jonesboro, Alto Pass, Makanda, Dongola, Carbondale, Marion, Vienna, Carterville, Herrin, and Murphysboro.

Eclipse 2017 Payment Terms - 33% due at booking, 33% due 6 months before arrival, 33% due 30 days before arrival. Eclipse cancellations will receive 100% refund if canceled 6 months or more prior to arrival, 50% refund if cancelled 90 days or more before arrival, and 0% refund if cancelled less than 90 days before arrival.

More Details

Owner
Steve Young
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

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.

Amenities

Alto Pass House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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
  • 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

Reviews

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Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - Amazing Shower - Walk to Wineries - Quaint Village
average rating of 4.969697 based on 33 reviews
5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Very nice community. House was very nice. Wonderful beds and an awesome shower

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this location for extended weekend and loved it. It is conveniently placed amongst several wineries and state parks. Place was very comfortable and clean. The kitchen had all of the amenities we needed for cooking and doing our laundry. The owner was very accommodating, we definitely recommend this place and hope to return again.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice place

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and perfect for our get away.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Clean, updated, comfortable, convenient!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here! It was close to many vineyards and the house was EXTREMELY clean! The shower was gorgeous and huge! The bedrooms were very clean and well made! The owner is just a call or text away and very attentive to his house and your concerns or questions!! We will definitely be back here!!! The kitchen is very pretty and stocked well if you'd like to cook! The backyard patio is the perfect sitting area!! We give a generous 5 stars for sure!!!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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5

Nice place great location for visiting wineries or hiking

  • 5 of 5

Would stay here again if visiting area. Place has everything you need and is nicely updated and very clean. A plus rating

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Beatifully decorated, well maintained, spacious downtown Alto apartment

  • 4 of 5

We greatly enjoyed this downtown Alto Pass loft apartment, which has a lovely bathroom, two comfortable bedrooms, spacious living room, and a nice kitchen. My only suggestions are to boost the wifi, which really didn't work, and to bring the TV down from above the sliding glass doors. I would most certainly stay here again. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
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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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night

Pets are sometimes accepted pending a cleaning fee and damage deposit. Please inquire about pets before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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