The Cove -Southern Illinois Vacation Rental

Coolest Romantic Getaway for Two

The Cove was inspired by our own whimsical design and in the hopes that you will feel immersed in the home of a hobbit. With luxurious simplicity to soothe the mind, what could be better than a hobbit styled, cozy earthen shelter in the Shawnee National Forest?

Guests of The Cove have a secret trail through a short stretch of woods to Blue Sky Vineyard.

This video was kindly made by a Cove guest. A creative review!

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The Cove as the sun is beginning to set. Private and Secluded
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    The Cove as the sun is beginning to set. Private and Secluded
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    View from the cozy leather power recline loveseat by the fireplace
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    Old cedar logs accent the house. Of course there is a barrel!
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    Cozy Christmas
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    Wake up to this view as you gaze upon your Shire through the bedroom window.
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    Artistic copper vanity, "floating" mirror, and sun tunnel for daylight. Make it bright or dim the lights.
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    The Hobbit Bedroom. Solid cedar craftsmanship
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    "What's that? Tea! No thank you! A little red wine I think for me." said Gandalf
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    The Grass Roof. Prairie grasses and wild flowers will grow in the summer.
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    Northeast View from corner of deck
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    The woodland neighbor. Step away from the acorns...

Luxury Cabin Rental in the Shawnee National Forest

Wrap yourself in plush spa robes and step out onto your private patio just off the exquisite bedroom. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the four person hot tub while surrounded by woods, fields, and prairie.

An arched opening between the living room and bedroom allows you to view the beautiful, fully vented gas fireplace from your decadently comfortable king size bed
(for an incredible night's sleep).

Nine foot ceilings, arched walls, rich colors, and romantic, dimmable lighting give this unique and spacious one bedroom cottage a luxurious, cozy, romantic ambiance. Sun tunnels cast natural light in the living room, kitchen, and roomy bathroom.

Round windows and wood detailing along with many more touches
set this cottage apart from all the rest.