Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Questions We Get Asked

How far are you from Carbondale? 

   We are approx 30 minutes from Carbondale, IL

Can we bring our pet?

    Sorry, our policy is No Pets.

How close is the nearest winery? 

   Hedman Vineyards (Peach Barn)  is located in Alto Pass approx 15 min. from the cabin, they are part of the Shawnee Wine Trail.

How secluded are you? 

   We have only one cabin on the property, it sets in the middle of 5 acres with a 6 acre lake.  My family lives across the Lake.

What items do I need to bring? 

    Beach Towels or robes for hot tub, camera, insect repellant (for hiking etc) 

Can I Swim in the Lake?  

     We do not allow swimming due to insurance and liability.

Do you provide wireless internet?

       Yes - Hughes Net Gen 4 Wireless

Is there an outdoor fire pit?   

    Yes.  We have two, one by the lake and the other on a brick patio.

What is there to do around there? 

   LaRue Pine Hills and Trail of Tears State Forest is approx 10 min away if you like to hike.  
Horseback riding at  Giant City Stables.  
Cedar Lake has a beach for swimming or boating. 
If you like to shop Downtown Anna (approx 8 min from cabin) This n That Resale Shoppe or Historic Downtown Cape Girardeau, MO is approx 30 min from cabin.
If you like to zip line, Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tours

Please take the time to view our area attractions page.  

Is there a Grocery Store near by?  

    Savolot in Jonesboro approx 8 mins. from cabin (good place to buy meat) 
Walmart and Kroger in Anna approx 12 mins from cabin.

How do I make a reservation?  

    Call me. I do need a credit card for a 50% deposit to reserve your stay. 

What time is check in and check out? 

    Check in is  after 3 pm.    Check out is 11am.

Do you have a hot tub & is it open year round?


How close are you to the Shawnee National Forest?

Fishing Questions

How big is the Lake?

    Docs Cabin sits on a small 6 acre lake built around 25 years ago.

Is there a lot of fish in the lake?

    Yes, there is crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill.

Is there a boat we can use?

    No, we only allow fishing from the dock or from the bank. 
You can walk around about half of the Lake. 

Can we keep what we catch?

    We ask you to perform CPR!  (catch, photograph and release)

     There are no guarantees in fishing, some guests have walked down to the dock and on the first cast caught a "big one" while others have spent a whole week catching nothing but a few small ones, so our advice to guests is this;  book your stay at Docs with plans to relax and getaway, not to catch the "big one" and we are most certain you will enjoy your stay.