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We Bring The Comforts Of Home To The Outdoors!

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom (2nd heated bathroom/shower in garage) , Sleeps up to 10

Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is located at 17631 State Highway 37 in Whittington, Illinois one mile east of Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park. The Park surrounds beautiful Rend Lake with over 160 miles of shoreline, which covers over 18,000 acres providing excellent fishing, boating, hunting, hiking, bicycling, camping and more exciting activities for everyone in the family. This area also presents opportunities for bird watching, golf, horseback riding, sailing and shooting complex activities.

Close by is Rend Lake Golf Course, a 27-Holes course that provides for a challenging golf experience and exciting golf outings in a beautiful setting alongside Rend Lake.

The Southern Illinois Art & Artisans Center is located next to the Rend Lake Golf Course that displays the works of over 900 of Illinois' Finest Artists. The Art Gallery features continuously changing exhibits.

Our recently remodeled facility contains 3 bedrooms, and 2 baths with a 16' X 30' covered patio which is great for BBQ’s and outdoor gatherings providing relaxing accommodations amidst a sportsman’s paradise. We are minutes away from a full service marina, 6 boat launch ramps, and the Pheasant Hollow Winery. We offer amenities including a flat screen television, full kitchen with refrigerator/freezer, stove, oven, Microwave, a coffee maker, washer and dryer. Will accomodate 8-10 people.

Gun Creek offers guided fishing and hunting packages including access to a private a Snow Goose hunting area. In addition, Rend lake offers a multitude of Duck Hunting locations.

Gun Creek Sportsman’s Club is a 5 hour drive from Chicago, Illinois and a 90 minute drive from St. Louis, Missouri, Paducah, Kentucky, and Evansville, Indiana.

Come relax among the natural beauty and comfortable atmosphere creating a memorable family get-together.

More Details

Ric Barth
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

Why Ric Barth chose Whittington

My son, Ric, at the age of 15 and I went down to the Wayne Fitzgerald State Park on Rend Lake in 2001 to attend the annual Celebrity Quail Hunt, sponsored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Foundation. It was such an enjoyable experience and beautiful surroundings that we have attended this three day event every year since then.

As a result of our travels around the area we had the opportunity to meet a local Hall of Fame Fishing Guide who ended up taking us out fishing every time we went south to participate in the Quail Hunt. What was scheduled as a three day hunting event ended up becoming a five day event, split between fishing and quail hunting.

During one of our trips to southern Illinois we came upon a 9 acre parcel of land with a house, 10 stall enclosed boat storage building and a pole barn. It was for sale. Except for one neighbor it was totally surrounded by government land. In addition, it was practically right next door to Wayne Fitzgerald State Park and Rend Lake. We bought it!

Ricky was about to graduate from Bradley University with a degree in Construction Management. As a result he put his education to work and undertook to completely remodel the house and manicure the grounds in 2011.

Upon graduation he took up residency adjacent to the property and accepted a position with Shawnee Professional Services, a local Survey and Engineering company.

In addition, he is now a fishing guide with that Hall of Fame Fishing Guide, Todd Gessner of Todd Gessner Outdoors. He also has access to private goose and deer hunting facilities within minutes from our location.

What makes this house unique

Close to many outdoor and recreational activities.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Whittington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Noon / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • One bath is located in the lodge the other is just a few steps away in the garage and is heated with a shower and toilet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • There are 2 full size beds, 3 twin bunk beds and two bunk beds with a twin on top and full size on the bottom. 10 beds in total.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible


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We Bring The Comforts Of Home To The Outdoors!
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews

Tha house was clean and very spacious. It could truly host over 10 people. 5 min drive to boat ramp.

  • 5 of 5

Great for family reunions, hunting or fishing trips.

  • Review Submitted: 03/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hands down my girlfriend was very happy and pleased with the house the area everything

  • 5 of 5

The property was and has been well keep grass cut huge back yard night light on senors ceiling fans under deck attached to garage quite peaceful house clean cozy fully stocked from dishes silverware pots pans cups bowls washer dryer everything you can ask for was there property owner kept in contact this was my 2nd time here and we enjoyed ourselves again close to rend lake fishing bait shops gas station stores etc we will be back soon and I have and will continue to refer this property and website to all friends and family

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location for Rend Lake area!

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed our visit to the Rend Lake area. This home was in a great location with easy access to various parts of the lake for hiking, fishing and bicycling. We had plenty of space for all of us and the owner was very nice and polite.

  • Review Submitted: 28/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Fishing Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently stayed for a long fishing weekend! The cabin is well maintained and updated. The cabin is a very short drive to a convenient boat ramp. I would highly recommend this property for a couples getaway or large family/friend gathering. I was just wonderful!

  • Review Submitted: 18/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay, very clean AHome away from home, will definitely come back

  • 5 of 5

large spacious home, very maintained everything thing works great, heat,water,

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just as expected, with all the conviences of being at home.

  • 5 of 5

Ric was excellent when communicating about the property. West Gun Creek Boat Ramp is a curve away at Rend Lake. Close to all activities, restaurants and other stores. We will be back in the spring.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Whittington

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$61 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$80.2

Children under 13 $5.00 per child.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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