2 story cedar sided Lodge with 4 bedroom 2 bath. Everything is brand new!
Matt and Corene
About Matt and Corene
Owners of mavoproperty located in southern Illinois
Matt and Corene purchased this Cabin in 2013
Why Matt and Corene chose Makanda
The views are incredible. Also, not only is the property large with 75 acres….it borders 140 acres of the Shawnee National Forest.
What makes this Cabin unique
Bordering the shawnee national forest all the hiking you could ever want. Lodge sits on top of Firefly Valley. Incredible views
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
We rented Firefly Valley Lodge for the weekend of my son's wedding at Blue Sky. It was the idea location close to the winery. Lovely Cabin with 4 nice bedrooms gave everyone plenty of room. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean and supplied everything needed and more. Owners responded quickly to any questions. Thanks to Matt and Corene for sharing your cabin with us on this very special occasion!.
Overall the stay was a good experience. However that said the property owner needs to do some upkeep on the property.
Lighting in overhead main room was burn out leaving the main seating area dim at night. Stairway light was also burnt out. Gas grill does not have a cover as noted in owners material and the igniter does not work. We didn't have a lighter and couldn't find one so the grill wasn't usable. Also the entire bottom of the grill is rusted completely out which is a big safety hazard should burning grease drip down it would be onto the propane tank and rubber hose. Also with no lighter couldn't use the fire pit. Metal deck chairs were comfortable to sit in however the paint is peeling off and sticks to your skin. The vent shroud inside the microwave door is broken loose and drops forward whenever the microwave door is opened. Lower shelf front in refrigerator was broken and hangs down into the bottom drawer.
Also, the number of place settings, coffee cups and silver ware is low compared to the number of people this property is listed to accommodate.
Other suggestions, a house number sign at the end of the drive would be nice for identifying the property when arriving. The property sign is set back from the road and not very visible when coming in from the interstate direction.
The setting was nice and home was nice. However, the dishwasher was broken (owner told us but there was 1/4" of dish soap to do dishes) Only 1 trash bag, the hideaway couch was dirty and had cereal in it and we did not use it. A lot of other small noticeable things. I believe the owner or housekeeping needs to pay closer details for their guests.
Thank you so much for your feedback. We apologize for not meeting and/or exceeding your expectations for your stay. As you can see from our many previous 5 star reviews, we strive to ensure all of our guests expectations are met. Your concerns have been communicated to our cleaning team. In addition, we have fixed the dishwasher and have new couches for the living room on the way. Thanks.
Privacy and Good Views
The house was very clean when we arrived and the kitchen was very workable for us to cook in. The views from the back deck were amazing and the weather was great for sitting outside. Since the property is large, it's both quiet and private which is what we were looking for. Only thing that I would improve is that the couches in the living room could use some updating, they were well used. The beds were extremely comfortable.
Girls Weekend Away!
We absolutely loved this place. We came down to do the Shawnee Wine Trail. There were 3 wineries, Blue Sky, Feather Hills, Starview all within a few miles. Perfect location for anyone doing the Wine Trail. It was also minutes away from the Shawnee Canopy Tours. We had a blast doing the zip line there! The house was plenty big for the eight of us. We used the large fire pit every evening!
Nice stay. Needed a few things to make it better!
We really enjoyed this property. Upon arrival we entered with no issues. There were 4 bedrooms that were very nice. We started putting stuff away in the kitchen and saw that there was only 1 dish towel! Nothing to wash dishes with or dry. There were plenty of paper towels so we ended up using those. There were enough towels in bathrooms, but one or two was dirty when pulled out. Seating in the living room is not for 8 when you have 8 staying there, nor enough seating around the table to eat... but we made do. Kitchen was stocked well enough for a VRBO but had to clean some of the pots prior to using. There is a nice fire pit and insect burners on the tables outside, but no matches or lighters in the house to light them. Nor any wood for the fire pit... I may have missed that in the description of the property. The bed upstairs was very noisy and they did not sleep well because the mattress/springs were loud. The mattress down stairs they said was hard... Ours was fine :) All in all a nice place and well located on the Shawnee Wine Trail. We enjoyed our visit and would recommend this property to anyone wanting to visit again. Just think if they added a few amenities it would make it excellent!!! PS. We tried fixing the front door, needs a new spring etc.
Shawnee Wine Trail