Thursday, October 2, 2014

Reviews for Doc's Lakeside Cabin

 Some Reviews for Docs Lakeside Cabin

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Just what the Doc ordered!!!

Guest   Cindy M.
Date of stay  10/2014
Review Submitted   10/2014
We came down for my husbands birthday and just to unwind from the daily grind. The pictures online don't do it justice! Everything was wonderful. Tanya hasn't left any detail out. It is peaceful, serene, comfortable and so relaxing. We didn't get to see Daisy, but we did meet Tanya, and she is a wonderful person. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for sharing your little slice of heaven. We will be back!!


Sister trip

Guest   Michigan
Date of stay   9/ 2014
Review Submitted   10/2014
Me and my sisters take a yearly trip and this is our second year at Doc's. We absolutely love this place. We have never stayed at a place so clean and adorable. The hot tub is the best! And love the covered, screened porch. This is where we had all our meals. We even tried our luck at fishing this year...... No luck but no worries because we have already decided we will be back next year. I recommend this beautiful cabin get away to anyway who wants a clean, safe, private place to relax and enjoy each other's company!



Guest   M Tolbert
Date of stay    9/2014
Review Submitted   9/2014 
We rented Doc's Lakeside Cabin for the weekend of my wifes birthday. Even though it was only an hour from home, this little cabin and its surroundings were more than what we expected. The pictures on the website were amazing, and in person, even more so. The cabin was immaculate and cozy, had all the amenities that one could hope for in a little cozy cabin. We were greeted by the owners dog daisy and she was just so sweet and loveable. The sunsets over the lake were amazing while we sat in the hot tub under the stars at night. We cant wait to get back and maybe spend a little more time there next year.


Wonderful Retreat

Guest Jennifer Media Il
Date of stay 6/2014
Review Submitted 6/2014
This lovely cabin provided our family with a wonderful vacation. Peaceful environment. The home is beautifully decorated and very, very clean. The property is beautifully landscaped and the hot tub is well maintained. Friendly and helpful owners. Nearby, we enjoyed horseback riding, trail hiking, and zip-lining. The Blue Boar provided an excellent meal following our zip-lining excursion. At the cabin, we also enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub, watching movies, and dining on the screened in porch. We didn't want to leave and we hope to return to this beautiful place in the future.


moonlight on the lake

Guest retreater St,Louis Mo
Date of stay 6/2014
Review Submitted 6/2014
Detailed everything...little details plus beautiful furnishings. You could tell the owners went the extra mile for you to enjoy their hideaway. Definitely returning. Would highly recommend. Hot tub was the newest was very beautiful, screened in sun room very cozy.


Wonderful getaway!

Guest Kintag 2014 St. Louis Mo
Date of stay 6/2014
Review Submitted 6/2014
Our stay was perfect! The trip down to the cabin is beautiful! The cabin itself is beautifully decorated and very clean! A wonderful place to relax and get away.



Guest Patti Gibson City Il
Date of stay 6/2014
Review Submitted 6/20/2014
Great place to go to loved the screened porch! Will go back many more times!


Heaven Cabin

Guest Vicki Granite City Il
Date of stay 5/2014
Review Submitted 6/2014
It was beautiful and amazing. Way more than we had even hoped for. Love it will be back.



Guest Sara Carlyle Il
Date of stay 6/2014
Review Submitted 6/2014 
It was fantastic. Very clean, very we'll taken care of, and full of extras!!!


Family of four

Guest Family of four
Date of stay 5/ 2014
Review Submitted 5/2014
This is a wonderful vacation spot. The perfect size for a family of four. Beautiful atmosphere inside and out. Definitely will return!



Guest Cynthia B.  
Date of stay 5/2014 
Review Submitted 5/13/2014

 Once you stay at Doc's Lakeside cabin you will no longer want to stay anywhere else! This place is perfect!! It's extremely well maintained, sparkling clean, beautifully decorated, and has a perfect setting for a relaxing, peaceful, romantic getaway. It's location is near many attractions, restaurants, and wineries. We suggest trying the zip lining in Makanda for an adventure during your visit to Southern Illinos. The problem we have is that we love this place so much we don't want to leave once we are there. And to top it all off the owners are great hosts and welcome you as if you are family. I promise, you won't be will have a new favorite spot too!


Great Get-Away!

Guest Chris
Date of stay 4/2014
Review Submitted 4/24
The cabin was warm and inviting, very clean and well maintained. The hot tub was a great spa with multiple jets and seating. Can't wait to get back down.


Amazing Screen Porch

Guest sarah k. (Memphis, Tennessee) 
Date of stay 01/31/14 
Review Submitted 02/05/14
The cabin was immaculate and tastefully decorated. While the hot tub was large and enjoyable, the best part was the screened in porch. The weather was cold and rainy, but curling up on the spacious screen porch in comfy blankets from the cabin and reading all afternoon was just what the doctor ordered. I must return in warmer weather to enjoy the outdoor activities the area offers!


Doc's Lakeside Cabin

Guest kds (Pana, IL) 
Date of stay 12/13/13
Review Submitted 12/31/13
Beautiful property, exceptionally maintained.


Doc's Lakeside Cabin

Guest Larry (Wheeling, Missouri USA) 
Date of stay 10/13/13 Review Submitted 10/22/13
The cabin was better then what was pictured. Every thing was great. Tanya stopped by to check to see If every thing was OK.The property was very clean and very well maintained. It was quit and the hot tub was a great place to relax at night and watch the stars.


Awesome Place and Awesome Time!

Guest Mama of 2 (McLeansboro, IL)  
Date of stay 09/01/13 Review Submitted 10/07/13
This was an awesome place to stay and an awesome experience! We have two very small children and this was the perfect place for them. They loved being able to go out onto the deck and down to the water to fish. It was so nice being able to put them in bed and go down to the dock or get into the hot tub. You definitely can't do that at a hotel! The cabin was perfectly clean and had everything we needed for our stay. Tanya was so nice and helpful before and during our stay. We couldn't have asked for anything better.


Best place we have ever rented in Southern Illinois!

Guest Dave (Saint Louis, MO)  
Date of stay 10/01/13  Review Submitted 10/04/13
We have been enjoying the Shawnee National Forest for many years now. Over the past 10 years or so we have rented a number of cabins and houses. This property is the very best one we have ever stayed in so far. It is quite comfortable, well decorated and maintained, and blissfully secluded! It has all the amenities one could want - a fire pit by the lake, a great hot tub, a very large screened in porch, and a home with an open floor plan and lots of space. It is close to hiking and wineries. It was just a wonderful place for some rest and relaxation. We are recommending it to all of our friends!


Quiet retreat!

Guest: Gary & Patricia (Urbana,Il) 
Date of stay 09/09/13 Review Submitted 09/14/13
Just as pretty as pictured. Not so much a cabin but more a lovely tranquil home. Well tended inside & out. Would definitely stay again.


Jennifer from Illinois

Guest: Jen (Divernon, Il) 
Date of stay 07/18/13 Review Submitted 07/23/13

Awesome! Our 2nd visit, and we'll be back. The place is beautiful and relaxing. The guys loved fishing off the dock. Screened in deck is so nice.


Wonderful setting and classy place

Guest: Library Lady (Farmington, MO) 
 Date of stay 07/12/13 Review Submitted 07/18/13

My husband, son, friend, and I really enjoyed our time at Doc's Lakeside Cabin. It is much more than a cabin and the setting was very peaceful. We spent most of one day touring the local wineries and it was a pleasant place to return to and enjoy the hot tub, lake, and have a cozy fire. I would love to return some time in the future.


Home away from home

Guest: Hoss (Mechanicsville, Va) 
Date of stay 06/15/13  Review Submitted 07/11/13

We had the best and most relaxing time here than we have had anywhere we have ever stayed. It was well kept and the owner was very friendly and helpful. The description of the place was very good, everything they said it was and more. So peaceful and quiet. We enjoyed the area around the town and the other towns as well. So many things to do in the area that we could not do them all. Yes I would recommend this place to my friends and relatives. It was so relaxing that we hated to leave. The owner was very nice and very helpful, all though there was nothing more that we could have asked for. Just a fantastic time. Would very much consider staying there again.


Perfect in every way!

Guest: Lori & Bill (Evansville, IN) 
Date of stay 06/24/13  Review Submitted 07/01/13
Everything about our stay at Doc's lakeside cabin was perfect. The pictures do not do the cabin justice. It is more beautiful in real life. The owners are great. They have thought of everything. The setting is very private, quiet and peaceful. We will be going back.


Absolutely Perfect

Guest: B & D (Illinois) 
Date of stay 06/22/13   Review Submitted 06/28/13

This cabin was absolutely beautiful! My husband and I stayed there to celebrate our anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place. It is the perfect quiet and relaxing getaway and we have already booked a weekend to return to the cabin. The owners are also great people and made sure everything was perfect.

Guest: Amber
Date of Stay: 05/16/13 Review Submitted: 06/03/13

My husband and I stayed  two nights in this beautiful cabin for our anniversary. I cannot say enough how perfect and peaceful this place was. We spent a lot of time on the screened in porch and in the hot tub relaxing. My husband did a lot of fishing and caught several big bass. The owners took great care in the details of this home. We cannot wait to come back!


A Real Gem!

Guest:  Grub
Date of Stay: 05/02/13 Review Submitted: 05/15/13

This is more than a cabin, it's a beautiful home, tastefully decorated with all the modern amenities you could expect. Everything is supplied and more, TP, paper towels, salt, pepper, ketchup, mustard and on and on. The hot tub is awesome, very high end and impeccably maintained, you will not be afraid to jump right in and enjoy. The screen porch is just wonderful, very well done and nicely furnished. The beds are very comfy, high end mattresses, no problem sleeping at all. Many stores are nearby and easy to get to. The owners are quite friendly as is their dog. It is secluded and it is quiet, do the wine tour and a Zipline canopy tour just opened south of Blue Sky winery, ask about it. They have 8 ziplines, very safe and nicely done, I think it is a must. Rustle Hill winery has awesome food and is a real cool vineyard. Enjoy your stay!


Wonderful Girls' Weekend!!!

Guest: Ricki (Oxford, Mississippi)
Date of Stay: 12/07/12 Review Submitted: 12/09/12
My best friend and I just spent the weekend at Doc's for a girls' weekend, and we had a wonderful time! The rental process was simple, and Tanya is a wonderfully friendly, thoughtful lady! I really enjoyed working with her to set up our reservation. The cabin itself is very easy to get to, and it was in great proximity to the wine trails, Garden of the Gods, and Carbondale/Marion. When we arrived we were amazed at just how precious it was! Tanya has really outdone herself with the decorations. It has that perfect comfy cozy feel for a relaxing weekend in the country. Not only was it expertly decorated, but the amenities were high quality and up-to-date (lights, shower, hot tub, air, EVERYTHING worked perfectly), and it was just SO clean. Not a speck of dust in the place! I enjoyed sitting on the screened-in porch drinking coffee, and Laura enjoyed the awesome hot tub! We both agreed that we will definitely recommend this rental for a visit to southern Illinois! Thanks, Tanya!


Absolutely Wonderful

Guest: Cards11 (Saint Louis)
Date of Stay: 11/09/12 Review Submitted: 11/14/12
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin was immaculate. Although a bit of a drive, we also took in Garden of the Gods and Rim Rock. Both were very nice hikes, especially since the weather was an unbelievable 70 degrees in November. Hope to return to the cabin in the spring and check out some of the nearby bike trails.


Perfect Getaway

Guest: Dani.. (McHenry, Il.)
Date of Stay: 10/10/12 Review Submitted: 10/13/12
My husband and and loved our mini getaway at Docs cabin.. It was so relaxing and the cabin was equipped with just about anything you needed. We always try to find a cabin with a screened in porch to sit out in and this one was great. It even had screening underneath the floor planks so it was totally bug free... We sat out one night on the porch and watched a storm roll in and the sky was all lit up with lighting and was a beautiful sight to see. The hot tub was so relaxing at night under the stars. The beds were comfortable and the cabin was super clean and decorated very nice. It still had the new cabin smell to it. My husband caught a bunch of fish in the lake so he was happy. We also enjoyed our daily visits from the golden retriever, Daisy and her friend. Tanya, the owner, was very helpful and even supplied us with some free bait for the lake. We took in the scenic drive through Larue Pine Hills which goes on top of the bluffs through the forest. It was really a spectacular view.. We also drove to Giant City state park and ate in the huge lodge. It was built in the 30s and has that old lodge character that many parks don't have anymore. I can't really think of anything negative to say about this cabin or the service. We would recommend this cabin to others and would come back again.


Great little cabin in paradise!

Guest: AIgnacio (Poplar Grove IL)
Date of Stay: 09/16/12 Review Submitted: 09/22/12
We would recommend this cabin to anyone! It really is the perfect little get-away in a very peaceful setting. There was always something to do and at the same time you didn't have to do anything. We brought our kids and they also had a great time. We did a lot of hiking and fishing. Even caught a 10lb bass in the lake! We all loved the hot tub, too. Everything inside the cabin was clean and fresh, and they even provided a lot of necessities. And Tonya and Robert are very welcoming. We would love to go back again someday and miss it already!


Perfect getaway

Guest: Prarielassie (Pekin, Illinois)
Date of Stay: 08/12/12 Review Submitted: 08/22/12
I asked for quiet, peaceful seclusion as far away from "civilization" as possible so I can decompress. Cell hell was a bonus. It was exactly what the doctor prescribed. Beautiful, quiet, peaceful and so far removed that the only sounds around me were the frogs, crickets, owls, fish and the wind blowing through the trees. A slice of heaven on earth. The house was beautifully built and decorated. The kitchen was a pleasure to use as was the hot tub. I highly recommend this vacation spot. Tanya, Robert and daisy were excellent hosts.


Great Getaway, Beautiful New Home!!

Guest: Jeff & Trina (Charleston, IL)
Date of Stay: 08/09/12 Review Submitted: 08/15/12
What a beautiful home in a beautiful setting! My friends and I enjoyed our girlfriend getaway SO much! And Tanya is such a great host . . . . we had everything we needed - - - thanks for a great weekend!!!!


Love this place

Guest: Andy and Aimee (Marion)
Date of Stay: 07/28/12 Review Submitted: 08/02/12
We loved every moment of our stay at this cabin! Everything we needed was already there for us and the cabin was so nice! We will be staying here again :)


Lovely Get-Away

Guest: DAK (Champaign, IL)
Date of Stay: 07/13/12 Review Submitted: 07/20/12
Calling this home a cabin can be a little misleading - it was beautifully appointed with all the comforts of home (and more!) The home was very clean, comfortable and inviting. The location was superb - not another home in sight - and offered a beautiful view of the lake from the screened-in deck (a great place to read, eat and relax with plenty of room to comfortably gather). And while the home itself was secluded, it provided easy access to shopping, restaurants, vineyards and hiking. Tanya was a gracious, generous and thoughtful hostess - from our first contact and throughout our stay. She remembered that we would be celebrating our son's birthday and upcoming wedding with a card and small gift for the couple, and even a mini-birthday cake that her grandmother had baked for him. We would definitely recommend this home to others, and hope to return ourselves in the future. Selfishly I'm afraid it might be more difficult to book a reservation once word about this delightful vacation rental gets around!


Wonderful Retreat

Guest: Krista (Bloomington, IL )
Date of Stay: 06/21/12 Review Submitted: 06/28/12
My husband and I couldn't believe how nice this "cabin" was. The owner's truly paid attention to detail, in every way! Tanya was very helpful in assisting us with nearby activities, or any questions we had. My teenage boys had a blast trying to "catch the big one!" We all have memories that will last a lifetime! We will definitely be back!


Great Find!

Guest: Jenny (Springfield, IL)
Date of Stay: 06/11/12 Review Submitted: 06/20/12
We loved our stay at Doc's Lakeside Cabin.The cabin was beautifully decorated and we felt at home the minute we walked in. I have told several people about this place and I hope to come back in the fall. The pond and property were picture perfect in June so I can only imagine how beautiful it will be in the fall. The owners are so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. A+ in my books!