Elegant Hobbit-Style Cabin Rental with a Private Hot Tub in Union County, IllinoisCarbondale, Illinois (United States) view map
Description of Glamping Units
Set in Union County, Illinois, this hobbit-style cottage rental comes with a hot tub and can sleep up to two guests. It comes set with a comfortable king-size bed with a Tempurpedic mattress and a plush quilt topping. It features a dramatic arched opening that accommodates the breakfast or wine bar. There are also elegant granite counter tops throughout the accommodation and a power recline leather loveseat. Guests will enjoy 100% Egyptian Cotton and Turkish cotton bathrobes for even more pampering. There are a private four-person outdoor hot tub and high-efficiency air conditioning and heating. Guests will find a cozy gas fireplace, an outdoor fire pit, and a gas grill.
Guests will also have a fully-equipped kitchen with a refrigerator, a freezer, a five-burner gas stove and a coffee maker with fresh coffee beans and creamer. Glampers can make a wide array of meals with the provided microwave, crock pot, waffle maker and toaster. In addition, there are utensils, pots, pans, glasses, and dishware. The bathroom has an all ceramic five-foot glass shower.
For entertainment, guests will find a 40-inch LED television and a BOSE Sound dock speaker system with an Auxiliary input which lets guests play other audio sources, such as a portable DVD, CD, or MP3 player. Both lighting and televisions are both powered by Solar Collectors. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Board games
- Dining table
- Docking station
- DVD player
- Fire pit
- Gas fireplace
- King bed
- Kitchen equipment
- Linens provided
- Lounge/Living room
- Nice furniture
- Non smoking
- Private bathroom
- Private hot tub
- Radio/Stereo system
- Running water
- Tea kettle
- Towels provided
Stays including Friday and Saturday, or four days or longer, will receive complimentary local free-range farm fresh eggs and bakery treats. Guests will be provided with the basics including a supply of the basics such as soap, toilet paper, and paper towels. High-end linens and towels are also provided.
Guests will enjoy having a luxurious hot tub as well as fluffy 100% Turkish cotton spa robes, perfect for cozying up after a soak. There are also fresh, locally roasted coffee beans ready to grind and brew.
The host will have some firewood available for a nice fire, but do not supply the kindling. Guests might want to bring a Duralog or some other type of kindling. If glampers plan on making more than one fire, please bring an additional supply. The firewood pile is set near the strip of woods northeast of the Creole House and Southeast of the Hobbit.
- BBQ grill
- Fire pit
- Patio furniture
There is no wireless internet provided in these cabins.
There is a $200 refundable damage deposit.
This host please asks that guests clean up any spills and take their kitchen trash out to the covered trash bin. No loose trash is allowed in the big garbage bin outside.
Cell service is dependent on guess' provider and exactly where they are in the area. The Creole sits highest on the property so it gets the best cell service. The Cove is set into a hill and a little lower but it still has decent cell service. If guests really want to relax and disconnect, The Hollow is the ideal cabin! Because it is in a Hollow AND it is mostly underground, cell service inside is almost non-existent. The hosts usually have to go outside a few feet to make phone calls. Texting works in the bedroom.
The use of any soap products, lotions, or oils could damage the Jacuzzi. Should any damage occur or if the hosts have to do an unscheduled complete water change, guests' credit cards will be charged accordingly to either clean or repair the Jacuzzi.
If glampers are physically impaired and have a difficult time carrying wood, let the hosts know and they will try to lay some wood next to the fire pit.
During the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, the dates are not yet reserved; however the rates are currently being revised, therefore the dates between August 17, 2017, to August 23, 2017, are not currently available to be reserved. Please inquire with the host.
During special holiday weekends, as well as for all October weekends, there is a three-night minimum stay, which must include Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.
For Thanksgiving, there is a four-night minimum stay, which must include Wednesday through Saturday night.
During the Christmas and New Year's periods, there is a four-night minimum stay, which must include Friday through Monday nights, with check out on Tuesday.
For stays after December 1, 2017, no Sunday check-ins are permitted, unless for a seven-night stay.
There is a rental agreement for this property that must be signed. Read More
Location + Surroundings
This property is located in Union County, Illinois, and set in the Shawnee National Forest. Settle in for a few days at this glamping site, head out and explore the natural beauty, discover the diversity of southern Illinois and take hikes along the Shawnee National Forest.
The property's Hobbit-style accommodations were designed to balance the unique whimsy of the Hobbit House portrayed in the "The Hobbit" and to provide luxurious surroundings and amenities for a spectacular getaway. When guests arrive, they can walk through the round door into luxurious, uncluttered simplicity, and let the rest of the world disappear. Added bonus? Walking distance to Blue Sky Vineyard—the premiere award-winning winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Remember, when offered a cup of tea, Gandalf declined and asked for a glass of red wine. How about a lovely Blue Sky Cabernet Franc? Read More
- If the guest cancels at least 30 days prior to check in: The guest will receive a 50% refund.
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Music festivals
- Scuba diving
- Spa treatments
- Wine tasting
For wine enthusiasts, this place is a slice of heaven and close to everything. Starting with the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, guests will be a short walk away from Blue Sky Vineyards. One mile south of the cabins is the Orlandini Vineyards. Miles of beautiful scenery await you while you travel the wine Trail. StarView Vineyard and Owl Creek are the only ten minutes away. StarView offers a cozy fireplace, making it the perfect place to visit in the winter and enjoy a glass of red. The Shawnee National Forest Wilderness and Natural Areas are the perfect places to take a hike or a historical walk highlighting remnants of the original inhabitants Shawnee and Illinois Indian Nations, found along trails, bluffs, caves and more!
For hikers, a must-do is the River to River Trail, a popular trail which spans 160 miles from Battery Rock on the Ohio River. Glampers can also try their hand at horseback riding or biking nearby trails. In the warmer months, guests can go fishing, boating, flat-water kayaking, and even scuba diving! Guests can enjoy the beauty and crisp waters of the Southern Illinois Waterfalls. Lastly, in the towns of Anna, Cobden, and Carbondale, there is plenty of dining, massages, antique shopping, and tour services available.