Jay & Melba
About Jay & Melba
We built Mudline Lodging so families like us who love to travel to new place and enjoy the outdoors had a place to stay when coming to visit Southern Illinois. We have 4 daughters and have travel all over with them and we love what renting a house gives you time together as a family.
Jay & Melba purchased this Cabin in 2011
Why Jay & Melba chose Murphysboro
We built our Cabin so our guest would get the chance to experience one of the best things it has to offer.... The Outdoors, fresh air and a million stars.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Minimum age of primary renter:21
Max guests:6 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet, private, no-frills comfort
We enjoyed having a place to ourselves out in the country. Only sounds were nearby cattle, birds, and crickets. This cabin shared a circle drive with two RV hook-ups, one of which was occupied during our stay. Did not see or hear the occupant, though.
Inside was clean and simple, with one room containing the beds, kitchen, and a table. Chairs were plastic indoor/outdoor style.
Bathroom was separate, clean, and functional. While not fancy, the bed was surprisingly comfortable - memory foam maybe.
There was space to park our boat and we felt safe leaving it uncovered with items left out drying. The Paul Ice boat ramp on Lake Kinkaid was only a 5-10 minute drive, and the lake is where we spent most of our time. The drive to Carbondale (SIU) was a little less than half an hour, and Murphysboro (17th Street BBQ) was about 10-15 minutes away.
Overall, this place struck us as a sportsman's retreat, great for 2-4 people hunting or fishing. Still worked for us as a couples getaway. We were forced to "unplug" without wi-fi (or much of any connection) and spotty TV service. We were satisfied with our stay and would definitely consider returning!
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. As you have mentioned we are simple quiet place to get-a-way from it all. We hope you stay with us on your next visit to Southern Illinois.
Clean ... perfect for my family ! Close to SIU
Nice quiet time spent with family
My husband and I enjoyed our time spent with our 3 small children. We really enjoyed the ‘escape’ from the real world while we got to see a side of Illinois far away from the Chicagoland area. I highly recommend if you’re looking for a trip to reconnect and get to know one another again.
Clean as a whistle, but had a small problem with ants
This property was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Very quiet! It was very dark and the stars were beautiful to look at, except for all the bugs. Really need to hang a bug zapper! Its impossible to get into the door at night if you have the porch light on. Need to spary for ants inside. Other than thouse few b.c things, I would recommend this place, and will return again.
Nice spot for a weekend of fishing.
Clean, roomy and more than I expected. Owners were very easy to work with.
Family of 5. We needed a place to stay after a saluki football game. It was easy to find. We rolled in pretty late and it was easy to get the key. Has a coffee pot, little kitchen area, nice bathroom and tv. We didnt use much as we didnt spend much time there. Beds are comfortable. It really had everything we needed in a small cabin in the country. I liked it and I'd stay again. Thank you to Jay for the easy communication and transaction.
Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. We are glad that our Cabin met all of your needs and that you enjoyed your short stay with us. We hope that you are able to stay with us again but for a little bit longer next time.
Mudline Lodging Cabin, RV & Campsite Rental in Southern Illinois is one of the closes rentals to Kinkaid Lake and in the heart of Southern Illinois in a quiet country setting. We currently have 1 fully stocked Cabin (Whitetail), 1 Rental RV (Fully stocked) & 1 full hook-up Campsite.
Mudline Lodging is the perfect location for your Hunting, Fishing, Family Vacation, Romantic Weekend, or Girls Get-A-Way. We are able to fit your every need. We have a common area with a swing, a fire pit, picnic table, and a large area for the kids to play. As we said before we are in the heart of Southern Illinois just minutes from Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee National Forest. Not to mention several Breweries, to mention a few: Big Muddy Brewing, Scratch Brewery, Abby Ridge, Brews Brothers, and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Mudline Lodging is located 10 miles from Murphysboro, IL the BBQ Capital of Illinois. Home to the World Famous 17th Street BBQ and Pat’s BBQ and several other great places to eat and shop (for more information go to our Places to Visit in Southern Illinois page) . We are only 11 miles from Ava, IL which also has great food and quaint little shops to explore. We hope you enjoy your visit with us and can’t wait to show you what Southern Illinois and Mudline Lodging has to offer.