About the property
- Cabin1968 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
3 bedroom, 2 bath with great views, deep water and quiet area. Sleeps up to 10.
If you like what you see but the dates you prefer aren't available, check out our other rental on the Lake of Egypt, The Eagle's Nest (HomeAway 4714115)!
Well-maintained lake front property on Lake of Egypt. Watch the boats from the covered deck surrounded by the shade of mature trees. Enjoy the lake with a two boat slip covered dock. Fish and swim right off your dock. In the evening, roast some marshmallows in the fire pit with an amazing view of the lake. Inside, enjoy a huge recently remodeled sun room with gas fireplace and open/eat in kitchen. The property boasts a whopping 155 feet of rip/rap shoreline. Experience lake life at its finest as you relax and enjoy the fantastic views from your deck or sun room. Three marinas service the lake, with live entertainment weekly for you to drop anchor and enjoy. Located near the wine trails and several state parks, it truly is a vacationer's dream. Come see the view and experience the fishing, swimming, boating, and relaxing in this awesome home.
There are two bedrooms with queen-sized beds, one bedroom with twin/full bunk beds as well as a trundle, and a pullout couch with a full-size bed. Air mattresses are welcome (but please do not exceed 10 people).
Jeff and Heather Goelz
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 25, 2018
About Jeff and Heather Goelz
After living in this beautiful home for 17 years, we decided to move down the lake to be closer to family but could not part with this beautiful lakeside retreat. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here, and we wanted to give other people the experience of lake life and encourage their inner adventurer to explore all that beautiful Southern Illinois has to offer. Fishing, boating, swimming, camp fires, wineries, hiking and most importantly, relaxation await you.
Jeff and Heather Goelz purchased this Cabin in 1999
Why Jeff and Heather Goelz chose Tunnel Hill
I am originally from Minnesota and my husband is from Wisconsin. We grew up in the outdoors hiking, camping, fishing and spending time in wild areas.We met while we both were attending Southern Illinois University (SIU) and fell in love with the area. The friendly people, beautiful forests, lakes and unique outdoors opportunities made this an ideal environment to raise a family. Southern Illinois is truly a hidden gem and well worth spending some time exploring.
What makes this Cabin unique
The views rock! Whether sitting on the lower deck, dock, by the fire pit or in the open living area, the relaxing views are worth it . My favorite part beside the view is the great fishing! Large mouth bass, catfish, bluegill and especially crappie are found in Lake of Egypt. Crab Orchard, Cedar, and Little Grassy lakes hold the same species. Kincaid lake has muskies, and Devils Kitchen has rainbow trout. This area has a bit of everything for the fisherman in you. I like to enjoy my morning coffee in the sun room and a local glass or two of wine or beer on the porch in the evenings. We love to take slow evening cruises in the pontoon to see music or get some food at one of the marinas. Our 10-year-old loves to swim and look for clams and fish during the day and making s'mores on the campfire at night. Kayaking and swimming off the dock are also high on his list.
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Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 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.
Fantastic home and location. Heather and Jeff were extremely helpful and welcoming. We stayed to celebrate my daughters graduation and could not have chosen a more perfect place. Thank you for letting us stay.
Great Getaway with beautiful cabin and super hosts!
I changed our arrival time at the last minute and Heather was very gracious and accommodating. She met us and gave us an overview of everything we needed. The place was perfect and fit our needs. The cabin has an open floor plan with a great view of the lake, but the best part was the large deck where you could sit out and enjoy both morning and evening beverages and then grill out and sit and watch the lake waters. I also liked the swing and reading. We had a nice day on the lake Friday, even though we ran into a little trouble with the pontoon boat. Heather and Jeff was easily reached and took care of things pronto! There is some nice hiking nearby. Highly recommend the Big Rocky Hollow Trail and the Lake Trail at Ferne Clyffe State Park, the Giant City Nature Trail at Giant City State Park and the Rocky Bluff Trail in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge. We especially enjoyed the the peace and quiet of the place and cooking literally all our meals there. Our dog, Bucky, was right at home and had no problems adapting. Thank you Heather and Jeff for sharing your lovely home with us. We truly enjoyed our stay. The Johnson's
We truly enjoyed you and your easygoing personalities! It's great that you discovered the local beauty of the hiking opportunities (as you mentioned: Big Rocky Hollow Trail and the Lake Trail at Ferne Clyffe State Park, the Giant City Nature Trail at Giant City State Park and the Rocky Bluff Trail in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge). The Lake Cabin and southern Illinois are truly hidden treasures! We hope to see you again in the future! Heather & Jeff
It was a full house for the week we were there. We had three kids, ages ranging from 1 to 15 with four adults. We slept comfortably and there was plenty of room for everyone to find their own space as they needed.
The location was great for hiking in the Shawnee National Forest and the state parks in the area. It was lovely ending the day by cooking in the kitchen with that great view of the lake. After dinner, the adults got to relax and socialize, chatting upstairs while the kids played board games downstairs. We would definitely stay here again. Heather and Jeff were gracious and responsive hosts.
It was our first time in the area and we will definitely be back.
Relaxation at it's best!
The cabin was beautiful and very clean! Heather and Jeff were great hosts!
Thank you for the compliments! We enjoy providing a clean and quality place for ideal memory making experiences.
Hopefully we will see you again! Heather and Jeff
Great home away from home
Comfortable lakeside home close to several natural places of interest. We enjoyed our stay!
Great place friendly atmosphere beautiful home recommend greatly
this was are second time to visit this property jeff and heather are awesome the home is very well taken care of everything you need is there for a great time the fishing is great and the lake and property are beautiful we look forward to coming back in the near future
Lake of Egypt (located 75 feet from the deck!) Lake of Egypt is a man-made lake in the Little Egypt region of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is located six miles south of Marion, Illinois, and covers 2,300 acres with 90 miles of shoreline. The lake has an average depth of 18 feet with a maximum depth of 52 feet . The lake is owned by the Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC), who created the impoundment in 1962, by damming the South fork of the Saline River, to supply cooling water for a coal-burning electric power plant. Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind art, wine, antiques, or exploring the great outdoors, Southernmost Illinois can take you there. The trails begin in the rolling Southern Illinois countryside where you can sip your way along and discover truly surprising and authentic wine culture on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Nearby, the Shawnee National Forest offers hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and some of the best fishing. Breathtaking. Natural Beauty. And Adventure. Beautiful parks and abundant recreation opportunities, two of the best-known qualities of Southernmost Illinois, come together to provide an endless assortment of landscapes, trails, campsites, shorelines, and educational centers. Some of my favorites are: Giant City State park (20.5 miles from this location) With its breathtaking natural beauty and unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, a trip to Giant City State Park near Carbondale is sure to delight visitors of all ages. From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, it's an outdoor lover's paradise. Visitors will marvel at the many hiking trails. Especially popular is the Giant City Nature Trail, home of the "Giant City Streets" - huge bluffs of sandstone formed 12,000 years ago. Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, Giant City State Park was named for the unique impressions made by its massive sandstone structures and a landscape like none other, with lush garments of fern, moss, flowering mints, hundreds of species of wild flowers and more than 75 varieties of towering trees. Fern Clyffe State Park (less than 6 miles from this location) Impressive rock formations can be seen from almost all of the park trails, but two of the best-known sights are Hawks' Cave, a 150-foot-long shelter bluff, and a 100-foot-tall intermittent waterfall on the Big Rocky Hollow trail. It would be nearly impossible to list all of the plant life that thrives in the park--there are more than 700 species. Flowering dogwood, redbud, serviceberry, spicebush, sumac, sweetgum, maple, oak, hickory and some of the woodland wildflowers create an extraordinary color backdrop for recreational activities in the spring and fall. Late April and early May are particularly good times for viewing the springtime color show. Fall foliage is at its best in October. Walking the trails you can expect to see squirrels, rabbits, doves, quail, and bluebirds and other songbirds, and an occasional wild turkey. Garden of the Gods (34 miles from this location) The Shawnee National Forest is famed for its awesome Garden of the Gods, and is home to the Rim Rock Recreational Trail. Hikers are greeted by magnificent jutting walls of rock covered with emerald-green moss, and paths that meander through canyons under the forest canopy on over 400 miles of trails. Nestled between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the stunning Shawnee National Forest landscape features rolling hills, lakes, creeks and rugged bluffs. Drive through the rolling hills and valleys of Shawnee Forest Country and visit the orchards of the Shawnee Hills. Peaches are a seasonal knockout in Southern Illinois during July and Aug. Following as a close second are nectarines. Sept. and Oct. brings the Apple harvest, as well as the fall pumpkins. The state’s original five wineries have blossomed to over 100 wineries and 450 vineyards. Find wineries and breweries throughout Southernmost Illinois and two different wine trails. The weather in Southernmost Illinois offers visitors the rare chance to play golf nearly year-round. The golfing options are for both serious and casual golfers. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail In the heart of the Shawnee National Forest lies the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Illinois` first and most award-winning trail. Twelve unique, family owned and operated, wineries offer a diverse selection of nationally and internationally acclaimed wines for your enjoyment. Southern Illinois Wine Trail Sip, savor, and relax on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail. Find tranquility, adventure, country farms and tasting rooms.
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