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Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Luxury pine cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Beautiful knotty pine interior cabin w/fireplace & 1 bedroom in the woods

Cabin 3 is a one bedroom all pine cabin with a 3/4 bath, washer and dryer, a real wood fireplace, stereo, & satellite-TV (all channels except pay-per-view). Everything is furnished except your personal items. I live on the property and if anything is needed i will provide it. Fishing and canoeing are available at the pond just down the hill from the cabin. Small beach for swimming - use at your discretion. There is an outdoor fire pit and a wood deck. A gas grill is available (I provide the gas) charcoal grill available if you provide the charcoal. KEY WORDS: Southern Illinois Cabins for rent, cabin rentals in southern illinois, Southern Illinois cabin Rentals, giant city state park cabins, southern illinois lodging, southern illinois bed and breakfast, southern illinois vacation rentals, southern illinois wineries, southern illinois cabin rentals, cabins southern illinois, rental cabins southern illinois, garden of the gods illinois cabin, lodging southern illinois, Southern IL Cabin near Shawnee National Forest, Giant city cabin rentals, cabin close to carbondale il, Cabins on Southern Il Wine trail, lodging close to SIU, Southern Illinois House Cabin, cabin rental located in Southern Illinois, vacation rental cabins bordering Shawnee National Forest, Vacation Rental Cabins in Southern Illinois, Cabin rental in Southern Illinois's Shawnee national forest, Southern Illinois Wine Trail, Southern IL Cabin on Wine Trail

  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Why TOM EGERT chose Illinois

Property is on 30 wooded acres 1/2 mile from city limits, 1 mile from Southern Illinois University campus. No thru-traffic and very private wooded grounds.

What makes this cabin unique

real creek rock fireplace wood can be provided sattellite tv, dvd player, movies upon request, vintage 1970's pinball, outdoor fire pit no thru traffic.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Luxury pine cabin on 30 wooded acres. 1 mi. from Carbondale, IL & SIUC campus
average rating of 4.6086955 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, and two dogs spent a weekend here relaxing by the fire. It was a Great get away to kick back, relax, and unwind. My husband loved the fire pit and our daughter was endlessly entertained with the pinball machine. The proximity to town was convinent for grabbing food to grill and refreshments but far enough away that when you are on the property it feels so secluded. We highly recommend choosing Toms cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cabin retreat for a couples getaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint Cabin Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend, dog, and I went to this cabin last weekend, and we had a wonderful experience! Tom, the owner, was very friendly and answered our questions prior to arrival. He even called us as we were on our way to make sure we were getting on alright. We pulled up to the cabin with music playing from the stereo (great quality sound) and a fire had just been started in the fireplace. Tom truly made us feel at home! He stocked us up with firewood inside and outside, too. We cooked all our meals during our stay and brought most of our food supplies with us, but needed a few more items, so Tom suggested a local grocery store, Arnold's. We purchased some local chicken and steak, among other things, and everything was delicious and affordable. He also suggested going for a walk around the forested property and some parks nearby for hiking. We went on a snowy walk, exploring the area around the cabin, and also hiked some easy trails at Giant City State Park, about 15 min. away. The cabin is decorated with an eclectic mix of paintings and model sailboats and has lots of natural lighting from the numerous windows and 2 skylights. It is clean, well-stocked with blankets, and the kitchen has everything you need (minus a spatula and dishwasher). The dog had a fantastic time running around the woods, and we had a very relaxing time watching movies on the comfy couch and bed. We would definitely stay there again and have already recommended it to friends and family! :-)

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Was greatly disappointed

  • 1 of 5

My husband and I are active travelers we end up staying at cottages and cabins all over Us and this truly was worst expirience we have ever had sadly enough that was our New year stay. What we thought looked great on the picture and reading all the reviews what we found did not at all matched how actually the interior and exterior of cottage looked like. The outside looked as if no one took care of the property in years felt actually very abondoned. The cottage door looked like it needed to be replaced completely.

The porch and Patio had rusty broken down tv antennas and furniture.

The fire pit area was in abondon state as well branches everywhere old broken down chairs so with all the marshmallows that we brought with us to roast we decided to pass.

The bedroom window was cracked in the middle had even old leaves stuck inside when we removed the curtains.

We were shock to find the washer machine and drier right next to our bed. There was only one extra torn down blanket left in the "closet". We paid to the owner full rate in cash for the 3 night stay and actually ended up leaving after the first night and sleeping at the hotel room nearby.

I hope that the owner will take notice and invest some money, time and love into a cottage since the location can probably ans is very desirable for travelers .

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect setting for my husband, pup and me to enjoy a relaxing weekend away. The cabin was clean and comfortable and tucked away just far enough to provide the quiet and privacy we were after. Tom's hospitality was just wonderful.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from Home in a rustic peaceful environment!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot say enough great things about this property and the owner, Tom! It truly was a home away from home. All the amenities we needed, very comfortable, pet friendly. Tom went above and beyond any host that I have ever encountered! He provided us with great information and tips on the area, made sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves each day and even ran to the store for us to get some ice since it was dark shortly after we arrived and we didnt quite have our bearings on the area yet!. The cabin was cozy, the grounds were beautiful, lots of hiking and wineries in the area. If I ever visit the area again, I will definitely be giving Tom a call!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
KDMH Southern Illinois Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Pinch Penny Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Stone Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 51
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Downtown Carbondale
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Cedar Lake (public beach)
Car: recommended

Cabin by the Pond Is located within 15 miles Of 12 wineries on the Shawnee Wine Trail. Giant City State Park is seven miles south with 80 foot rock bluffs, an excellent dining room, rock-climbing & hiking trails. Little Grand Canyon is ten Miles to the east. There are four lakes within eight miles for swimming, fishing, skiing, diving and boating. Lake Kinkaid is 15 miles west for fishing and water-skiing. Arnold's Market, a country grocery, is two miles from cabin with local produce & an excellent meat department. A farmer's market is available in town on Saturdays. The campus of Southern Illinois University, is just minutes away (1 mile) & downtown Carbondale, IL is five minutes away. The cabin is located on 30 wooded acres with two ponds. No fishing license is required on property. Blacktop drive with plenty of parking. A Dungeons And Dragons themed kids park is minutes away, free to the public.


Rates & Availability

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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

* Weeknights - $125 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum or $25 surcharge for single night)
* Weekend nights -$150 per night + 11% tax (2 night minimum stay or $25 surcharge for single night)
* For extended stays rates are negotiable. 3 night minimum for SIU events, and all holidays and hunting seasons
* SIU Parents Weekend, Homecoming Weekend, Graduations, DuQuion State Fair Weekends, and major holidays (Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc) require a three night stay MINIMUM (contact us to request exceptions).
* We also have a 2015 RV that sleeps four available for rent. Call 618-924-3100 for information.
* Please call 618-924-3100 with any questions.
* Cabin by the Pond LLC is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or death occurring while staying at the cabins. You swim at your own risk. RESERVATIONS ARE NOT BEING TAKEN AT THIS TIME AND FEES HAVE NOT BEEN ESTABLISHE FOR THE 2017 SOLAR ECLIPSE. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT ME REGARDING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE DATES.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Illinois Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Shower, sink & toilet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , futon available
  • 1 bedroom 12x12. Futon available in living room.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Cabin 3 sits at the end of a 30 acre parcel of wooded acres. It is on a dead-end road with no thru traffic. There are deer, turkey, possum, raccoon and many other forms of wildlife. It's great for nature & forest lovers. CABIN BY THE POND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES YOU OCCUR WHILE STAYING AT THE CABINS

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