Hutchins Creek Cabin -2br- Wine Trail & Wilderness

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Entire cabin hosted by Amanda

  1. 6 guests
  2. 2 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Hutchins Creek Cabin is located along spring-fed Hutchins Creek, surrounded by Shawnee National Forest Wilderness Areas, and at the south edge of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Featuring an open floor plan with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath, it can comfortably sleep 4-6 adults. Regardless of weather conditions, our cabin offers multiple outdoor living spaces including a fire pit, multiple decks, and a screened-in porch.

The space
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The two-story cabin features an open first-floor with kitchen, dining, and living area. The walkout basement has a 2nd living area with futon, bathroom, and two bedrooms.

The property is 3.5 acres, including a small yard, campfire pit, playground, pond (swimming not permitted), and grassland. Prior to becoming a guest cabin, the property was our home and small farm where we raised 2 young boys, vegetables, chickens, ducks, and pigs.

Adjacent Wilderness and Hutchins Creek
"Wilderness is a necessity...There must be places for human beings to satisfy their souls." -John Muir

The secluded cabin is situated between La-Rue Pine Hills Ecological Area, Bald Knob and Clear Springs Wilderness Areas, and Trail of Tears State Forest. Together these public lands total more than 19,000 acres, creating the most wild, ecological diverse area in Illinois. This is our remaining wilderness, a place to relax and rejuvenate, and as Muir said, "a place to heal your body and soul."

Aside from the wilderness location, what makes our cabin so unique is its proximity to Hutchin's Creek on Shawnee National Forest land. Hutchin's Creek (eligible for designation as a Wild & Scenic River) is a gravel bottom, spring-fed creek that flows year round. The creek's crystal clear waters have the state's highest water quality ranking for biological diversity and integrity. Large gravel bars and deep swimming holes provide an opportunity for a "day at the beach" (swim shoes/sandals/old tennis shoes are a must for the gravel). Kids and grown-ups alike will love the shallow riffles and stones to throw; we call it, nature's splash pad. A hike up the creek, into the untouched wilderness, is an unforgettable experience any time of the year.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Common space
1 double bed, 1 couch

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Children’s books and toys
Refrigerator
Microwave

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Where you’ll be

Alto Pass, Illinois, United States

The cabin is remote. The closest neighbor is an old white church just up the road. No other buildings can be viewed from the cabin. The properties to the north, west, and south, including Hutchins Creek, are all Shawnee National Forest public lands. The property to the east is under private ownership, but there are no buildings present. Small tracts of private ownership do exist in Hutchins Creek valley, please respect boundaries. Detailed ownership maps are available upon request.

South Hutchins Creek road does not go through to the north. There is a large steam crossing approx 1.5 miles north of the cabin. And another mile or so up the road from the stream crossing a bridge is out and it is impassable.

Hosted by Amanda

  1. Joined in July 2017
  • 98 Reviews
  • Superhost
My husband, 2 young sons, and I called Hutchins Creek home for 8 years. We recently made a move to be closer to family and hope to share this little slice of wilderness and magical creek with others.

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb's COVID-19 safety practices apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy