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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 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.

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:
March 29, 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(21 traveler reviews)

Wi-Fi - 4th Night Free - Amazing Shower - Walk to Wineries - Quaint Village
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Very clean and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very responsive and helpful. We would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

Great property, ideal location on the wine trail and by outdoor activities. Really restful and peaceful. The bedrooms and shower were awesome!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Great place! Everything we needed for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Clean space. Comfy beds and couch! Close enough to walk at least one of the area wineries, which was nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Very Pleasant Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the guest house. Alto Pass is the definition of "sleepy, little town." Our stay was peaceful, relaxing, and tons of fun. Steve (the owner) was super easy to work with, and VERY accommodating. The rumors about "the shower" are true. SO NICE. My first shower back at home was extremely boring...

Thanks Steve! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
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5

Wonderful home in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

We were in town for a swim meet at SIU and chose to stay in a home to have more space. The home was a convenient drive to SIU, and was perfectly situated in a quaint town, just down the street from a beautiful overlook and hiking trails. The home was very comfortable and clean, and was perfectly appointed. My daughter has declared your shower to be "the best shower in the world!" The basket of welcome snacks was very appreciated after a long drive. We would highly recommend this property to anyone traveling to Southern Illinois - you won't be disappointed! Thanks so much for your hospitality, Steve. We will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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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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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
 
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 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$190
$875
 
 
Eclipse 2017
Aug 15 2017 - Aug 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$1,500
$3,000
 
 
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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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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