Lovely Lake Cottage Rental for a Fishing Getaway in Madison County, Illinois
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Each cottage features a front porch, heating and air conditioning, ramp access, as well as a full kitchen with a stove and a microwave.
The first cottage can accommodate up to six guests and features charming decor. There is a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, a queen-size bed in the loft, and a sofa bed that is best for children, not adults. The stairway can be found between the first-floor bedroom and the bathroom and leads to the lofted bedroom. This cottages bathroom comes equipped with a shower, toilet, and a sink. The front porch's outdoor furniture makes it the perfect spot to have a meal al fresco or simply enjoy the peace and quiet of this wooded haven in Illinois.
The second cottage can sleep up to seven guests and has a queen-size bed in the master bedroom, three twin beds and one full-size bed in the loft, and a sofa bed. The loft's ceilings are low—four feet high in the front and three feet in the back—so glampers should watch their heads when climbing into bed. The cottage boasts a cozy living area with an adjacent dining room table. The private bathroom includes a dressing area, which is especially helpful for getting multiple glampers ready to go out and explore all at the same time. On the porch, guests will find two porch swings and a breakfast bar that overlooks the lake.
- Queen-size bed
- Running water
- Cell service
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Shared Kitchen
- Dining room
- Outdoor furniture
- Linens and pillows
- Twin/Single bed
- Cooking basics
- Fire pit
- Air conditioning
- Shared Barbecue
There is a winery located on the property in a renovated barn, with a tasting room that opens on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It includes food service, a heated wine garden with seating for up to 40 people, and a winter loft with seating for up to 30.
At the winery, there is also an outdoor patio and grove, as well as a scenic wine trail and picnic areas. Guests can rent bicycles, too, and cycle down to the lake.
Non-guests can board their horses at the luxury camping property, as well.
- Bicycle rental
Location + Surroundings
Back in Madison County, glampers can visit both Edwardsville, the county seat, and Granite City, the largest city in the county, to discover what this region of Illinois has to offer—from numerous scenic bike trails and wildlife preserves in Edwardsville to the 74-acre Wilson Park in Granite City, complete with a pool, tennis courts, an ice skating rink, and more. Weather in the Midwest will give guests a taste of what it's like to be somewhere that experiences all four seasons. Guests should plan and pack accordingly, especially in mid- to late fall and winter, in order to avoid a last-minute shopping trip for warmer, or dryer, clothing items.
- Wine tasting
- Wildlife watching
The 24-acre Shale Lake will be a delight for fishing glampers; however, the lake operates on a catch-and-release policy for guests who want to fish and don't possess the lake's fishing membership card. In the lake, there are many different types of fish, including catfish, crappie, bluegill, bass, and more.
The area around the property is home to a winery, woodlands, farmland, and many walking and hiking paths, perfect for guests who wish to stay active during their stay.
Infants allowed Under 2 years old
Children allowed 2-12 years old
Some spaces are shared
- Wheelchair accessible
The property is a gated facility. Guests will require a gate key to enter and leave, which will be given to them upon check-in.