The Cove -Southern Illinois Vacation Rental

Coolest Romantic Getaway for Two

The Cove was inspired by our own whimsical design and the desire 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!

  • The Cove
 
 
  • Hobbit Cove in Late Summer Sunset
    The Cove as the sun begins to set. Private and Secluded.
  • Hobbit Cove Curved Ceilings Doorways
    View from the cozy leather power recline loveseat by the fireplace
  • Hobbit Patio Barrel
    Old cedar logs accent the house. Of course there is a barrel!
  • Christmas at a Hobbit House
    Cozy Christmas
  • Hobbit House Floating Mirror
    The bathroom is whimsical with a sun tunnel for daylight, all ceramic five foot glass shower, copper vanity, and uniique mirror.
  • View of The Shire
    Wake up to this view as you gaze upon your Shire through the bedroom window.
  • Luxurious Bedroom in The Shire
    The Hobbit Bedroom. Solid cedar craftsmanship.
  • Romantic Lanterns with Hot Tub
  • Solar Panels on Living Roof
    The Grass Roof. Prairie grasses and wild flowers will grow in the summer.
  • Wormwood Cedar Logs
    The views never stop
  • Squirrels in the forest
    The woodland neighbor. Step away from the acorns...
  • Wine-at-the-Hobbit_fullsize
    "What's that? Tea! No thank you! A little red wine I think for me." said Gandalf
Hobbit Cove in Late Summer Sunset

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.

  • Private covered outdoor hot tub just outside the bedroom
  • Egyptian or Turkish cotton thick hooded robes for colder months and lighter plush robes for summer
  • Five foot ceramic/glass shower.
  • Exquisitely comfortable king size comfort core bed with temperpedic pillows for neck support
  • Cozy gas fire place (Usable October 1 - May 10)
  • Brick outdoor fire pit
  • Gas BBQ grill on brick patio
  • High end towels and linens
  • Locally roasted whole bean gourmet coffee from Jen's Joe with a grinder and automatic drip coffee maker.
  • Tea kettle and tea
  • Fully equipped kitchen with basic spice rack and olive oil
  • Refrigerater/freezer, 5 burner gas stove/range, microwave, Crock Pot, waffle maker, toaster, utensils, pots, pans, glasses and dishware
  • Of course we have wine glasses and a margarita set!
  • BOSE Sound dock speaker system. (Auxiliary input lets you play other audio sources)
  • Weekend stays and reservations for four days or longer receive local farm raised eggs and a breakfast treat
  • We usually have a yummy treat for even our shorter stays ;)
  • Satellite TV with 40 inch LED television
  • Blue-Ray DVD Player
  • Private deck and patio with outdoor seating
  • Romantic lighting with LED candles
  • Washer/Dryer
  • High efficiency air conditioning and heat
  • Spectacular views and of course, wooded path to beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard
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