Woodhaven Cabin is a charming, newly remodeled log cabin getaway in the woods overlooking the Fox River in historic Glen Park, Sheridan IL. Open kitchen, dining, living room area with stone fireplace. Your family and friends will sleep comfortably in two bedrooms plus loft with queen futon; extra queen hideabed sleeping space on main floor, two full bathrooms. Front porch with rocking chairs and views of the Fox River, rear deck with grill and fire pit area surrounded by woods. Pets allowed, wheelchair accessible (call for limitations). Serene location just 65 miles SE of Chicago. 30 min from Starved Rock, Sky Dive Chicago..
- Cabin1682 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
Relax On The Porch Or Around The Fireplace, Explore Starved Rock,Hike/Bike/Fish
Candice Hadley & Leigh Anne Scoughton
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- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- Aug 15, 2018
About Candice Hadley & Leigh Anne Scoughton
Candice & Leigh Anne operate Gaylord House & Gardens in Oswego IL, a wedding and event venue on an historic 150-year-old farm. We love to travel and our goal is to visit every national park over the next 10 years.
Candice Hadley & Leigh Anne Scoughton purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Candice Hadley & Leigh Anne Scoughton chose Sheridan
Woodhaven Cabin is a wonderful weekend getaway--we love it and enjoy sharing it with others who enjoy nature and feeling like you are in the north woods of Wisconsin yet only 65 miles from Chicago!
What makes this Cabin unique
A tranquil respite, enjoy nature, rustic comfort & connectivity if desired. Outdoor activities abound.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cabin tucked in a quiet neighborhood on the river
The Cabin was very serene. Our favorite part was the beautiful front deck for coffee in the morning. Perfect for our little family weekend getaway. About 30 min to starved rock, which was a great hike!
Comfortable and Welcoming Cabin!
We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was very clean and had a great layout for our large family and dog. It was decorated nicely and had a home-like feel. The front porch was very nice for relaxing, and the back patio was perfect for grilling and sitting by the fire pit. The kids liked the outdoor fountain and enjoyed playing in the side yard. Inside, the cabin was equipped with many entertainment options like television, movies, video games, and board games. There were also plenty of places to sleep comfortably. We liked preparing meals in the large open kitchen. We hope to come back again!
Clean and peaceful
Beautiful, house and very relaxing. Definitely a lot of wildlife to enjoy with coffee in the morning on the porch.
Definitely will rent again.
Had a very pleasant stay. There is a grocer just down the road. The cabin was open spaced with a beautiful fireplace. We drove to the state parks which was about 30 minutes away. Place was clean and easy to find. It has plenty if space and great porch to sit on and relax.
Very well appointed cabin!
Great location and wonderful setting for a weekend getaway. The kitchen is very well stocked making meals for the family a joy. Very comfortable layout with comfortable beds and linens. Only negative are all the additional fees "hidden" in this rental that almost double the listing price for a weekend.
Glad you enjoyed your stay! Regarding the fees, we have no control over what HomeAway charges, nor hotel taxes which we are required to collect and pay. The rental insurance option is in lieu of a refundable damage deposit. The cleaning and pet fees are clearly noted and are paid to our cleaning service. All fees are itemized prior to reservation acceptance.
No offense - but, i'm not sure how so many people rate this place so highly. Yes, it "sort of" resembles a woodsy log cabin. It ends there. It's dark inside. Gloomy. Smells of a strange incense. Tons of arts/widgets/flea market stuff everywhere that in our opinion, was "too much." It's on an awkward steep hill - which makes it hard to navigate - so, it's not exactly "overlooking a river or cliff" so to speak. Also...hard to park. Lots of very friendly people in Sheridan - but, there is not much to do in Sheridan. You MUST drive to get to starved rock or something out of the area. Beware - this "IS NOT" a scenic house. There are houses everywhere around you. No lake to look at.Plus, the air conditioning did not work well at all. We called them to complain after it being on for 5 hours and no coolness - but, they are 20 miles away and by that time it was too late and we really didn't want them here futzing with this thing at 9 pm. So, we endured 90 degree heat. No compensation of a single penny or apology either. They just said, "You should have told us and we would have fixed it." It wasn't an "awful" place - but, be clear... it's average at best. But, when you consider the price we paid - i review this place as BELOW average and I would not rent again. You have been warned. I feel bad leaving a "poor" review. But, i feel obligated to let people know. i half wonder if they will even put our review in. Because, it seems like they only have 5 out of 5 reviews which is surprising to me. Maybe they are all friends of owners. Who knows.
As premier HomeAway hosts since 2015, we take our commitment seriously to provide our guests a comfortable and memorable experience. We have received a total of 33 5-star reviews, three in the six weeks since your stay. This is the first review with less than 4 stars. Appears most folks do not share your opinion. It’s unfortunate that your time at the cabin did not fulfill your expectations, Mary, but completely inappropriate to post slanderous remarks. Had we been informed the air conditioning wasn’t cooling properly when you first noticed it, we could have resolved the issue (which we did in less than an hour the following day). However, since you waited until 10pm on the eve of your departure to notify us, there wasn’t anything we could do. As high temperatures that week were in the comfortable mid-70s (not 90)--we determined a refund was not warranted, despite your indication you would write a bad review if you were not compensated.
Relax in this log cabin getaway in woods overlooking Fox River or use it as your home away from home to explore Starved Rock State Park and other nearby forest preserves, canoe/kayak the Fox River, Ski Dive Chicago or visit area wineries and antique stores.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Three-night minimum holiday weekends, four-night minimum Thanksgiving. Eight persons maximum, all guests must be 25 or older unless parents are present. Rates subject to change until booked. Photo of driver's license or passport required at time of booking.