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GENERAL INFORMATION:

Two night minimum 

Rates are based on a 2 person occupancy - (Maximum 2 guests per cabin).

All Fridays and Saturdays must be booked together.

For last minute reservations (7 days or less) call 618-534-7143

Rates are subject to an 11% lodging tax (6% State of Illinois and 5% Jackson County) 

We do not allow any more guest in cabins other than the specified amount of guests. 

2019DATES THAT MUST BE BOOKED TOGETHER:

Christmas:  December 24 and  December 25 (2 nights minimum)

New Years:  December 31 and  January 01 (2 nights minimum)

All Fridays and Saturdays must be booked together

2 NIGHT MINIMUM FOR ALL RENTALS (1 night stays are occasionally available must call to book)

All reservations must be secured by a credit card and we require 100% of total stay deposit- we accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover credit cards through our secure online reservation system or over the phone.

Check in time is 4:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m. (please call for early check in availability, but remember that we need time to clean the cabins). Do not just show up to your cabin before 4PM. You will be asked to leave so that we can clean your cabin for you. 

Must be 21 years or older to rent the cabin (No exceptions).

Reservations are taken up to one year in advance and must be cancelled 21 days or more prior to arrival date to avoid forfeiture of fee. If you cancel 21 days or more prior to your stay your credit card will be refunded minus a 10% processing fee. Reservations for 7 or more consecutive days require a 30 day cancellation notice.

If you cancel less than 21 days prior to your arrival date or fail to show for your reservation you will be charged the full amount of your stay. If we are able to fill any of your reserved days to another guest you will not be obligated to pay for the dates filled.

one night stays are subject a $20 surcharge and are non-refundable.

Priority will be given to reservation requests made for the same dates to the longer duration stays.

State or county lodging tax rates may change without notice.

Prior to rental we require that you view our rental policy and by submitting a reservation you are authorizing that you have read and understand our rental policy. 

Walnut Grove Cabins by Ada Campbell Associates, LLC.

By submitting reservation you are in agreement with this policy.

Please be aware that the cabins are located in the woods. There are insects in the woods including mosquitoes, ticks, and spiders (we do have a bug zapper on the back porch). There is also some poison ivy, so we do not recommend walking in the woods off of the paths. You will not be bitten ticks if you are not walking in the woods! We mow the grounds of each cabin and keep it clear of insects as best we can. 

Prior to the rental of the cabins we require that you agree to this rental policy and by submitting reservation you are verifying that you have read and understand this policy:

By submitting reservation you are verifying that you are 21 years or older.

You are responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged content in the cabin and the cabin itself during your stay.

Ada Campbell Associates, LLC. is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal contents of guests at the cabin.

Ada Campbell Associates, LLC. is not responsible for any actions you or your guests take or do while staying at the cabin or its grounds.

Cancellations made 21 days or more prior to arrival date will be refunded minus a 10% handling fee.

Cancellations made 21 days or less prior to arrival date will be charged full amount of stay.

Reservations made for 7 or more consecutive days require a 30 day cancellation notice.

Refunds will not be given due to weather.

Ada Campbell Associates, LLC reserves the right to cancel reservations made without completed payment.

Ada Campbell Associates, LLC reserves the right to vacate any guest if any portion of the rental policy is violated.

Guests are responsible for maintaining hot tub during stay, and Ada Campbell Associates LLC is not responsible for any injury due to miss use of hot tub or any other equipment located at the cabins. There will be a $50 charge for misuse of the hot tub during your stay (unusually dirty water, foreign objects in hot tub, very low water level, failure to replace hot tub cover to correct position). If you are unsure how to maintain the hot tub, just call us and we will take care of the hot tub during your stay at no extra charge.

If a hot tub breaks down prior to your check in date or while you are here and we are unable to fix it right away you will not get a discount. The use of the hot tub is not guaranteed. 

All reservations must be secured by credit card.

Guests are responsible for all damage and damages will be assessed and charged.

Only the number of specified guests is allowed in the cabin. If it is found that you have more that the number of specified guests at any time in the cabin, you will be charged an extra $50 per night gathering fee.

Maximum of 2 persons per cabin.  

Smoking is not allowed in the cabins and guests are responsible for removal of smoke odors at a fee of $100.00 for stay.

Ada Campbell Associates, LLC is not responsible for items left in the cabin. Claimed items must be retrieved within 48 hours of departure date or they will be disposed of. Items may be mailed upon request and guests are responsible for all shipping costs and handling fee of $10 minimum.

Guests will be charged a $25.00 fee for tampering with the electronics connections (television, satellite, DVD player or stereo). If connections are found to be disconnected, reconnected or broken, you will be charged. Please do not attempt to rewire our television. You are not permitted to bring your own electronics such as gaming systems, Blue Ray players, amplifiers, and what ever else and then attempt to hook them into our television! 

Do not open windows while the fireplace, heat or air conditioning is on.

Do not drive on the grass.

No tents are allowed on the cabin grounds.

Do not attempt to light the gas fireplace with matches.

Do not rearrange or move our furniture. 

Do not leave doors open and allow excessive amounts of insects into the cabin. 

Cleaning policy is posted in cabin and includes the following:

-empty out grounds from coffee maker and clean coffee pot

-wash all used dishes (leaving in drainer post wash is fine)

-do not worry about making beds (I clean the sheets after each guest)

-remove all garbage from cabin and take trash out to outdoor can

-do not put loose trash (without a bag) in cans. Call me for excessive garbage and I will pick it up for you

-wipe down all counters and table (we provide cleaning supplies)

-cleans any spills on flooring, furniture, and walls

-replace cover on hot tub and do not put any soap or foreign objects in hot tub

-clean out any spills in refrigerator

-place all dirty towels in hamper or in tub

-clean any spills in microwave 

-check hot tub daily. Inadequate care of the hot tub will result in a $50 extra charge.

Failure to comply with any tasks on the cleaning policy will result in a $25.00 cleaning fee per task not fulfilled billed to your account upon check out. 

In order to accommodate your pet you must follow our pet policy. Oak Grove - 1&2 and Walnut Grove- Dogwood and Cedar cabins are pet friendly.

  • Guests must disclose that they will be bringing a pet prior to check in and will be charged an additional pet fee. See our rates page. Pets are only allowed with permission.

  • Pet waste must be disposed of. Please do not leave pet waste in the mowed areas or landscaping.

  • Pets must be house broken.

  • Please do not let your pets run free. Your pets must be leashed when on the cabin grounds.

  • Guests are responsible for all damage from pets and damages will be assessed and charged.

  • Guests are responsible for removal of pet hair from the cabin. We provide a vacuum cleaner, swiffer brand mop, and lint roller for use. If we have forgotten to provide these items please call us and we will provide more supplies. We recommend that guests bring extra flat sheets to put on the furniture if your pet will be using it as well.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How far are you from Carbondale? About 7 miles south (about 10 minutes).

How far away are you? Driving time from Chicago is about 5 - 6 hours. Driving time from St. Louis is about 2 hours.

How secluded are you? Our cabins are near the end of a dead end road, but are only 3 minutes from Highway 51. You can barely see one cabin from another through the trees in the summer and can see the other cabin in the winter. But, you have complete privacy at your cabin. Each cabin is accessed by its own private driveway.

What is the difference between the three cabins? Both Redbud and Dogwood Cabins are virtually identical but just lay a little differnt on the land and have slightly different decorative touches. The Cedar Cabin has a unique tiny cabin design and does not have a hot tub (please see photos). 

What items do I need to bring? Your own personal toiletry items, food, any special type of cookware. 

What items do you recommend I bring? Beach towels for the Hot Tub, a flashlight since the light from the cabins is the only light on the property and first aid kit.

Will the fireplace be on during my stay? YES. Thank you for helping us conserve energy and keep costs low.

What items do you provide? We provide paper towels, toilet paper, propane for the grill, linens and towels, folgers brand regular and decaf coffee, salt and pepper, cooking utencils, cookware, dishware, dish soap and hand soap. Please call us if we forgot something, but be aware that we are not always available to provide you with additional supplies.

Will my cell phone work at the cabin? Verizon works great. We have been told that AT&T customers get good service at our cabins. We are not certain about other cell phone carriers. If you are concerned that you will not be able to be reached in case of an emergency we will give you the direct land line telephone number to your cabin. The phone number is also written on the phone itself inside of the cabin.

Do you provide wireless internet? No, we do not provide wi-fi. There is a gas station in Cobden (about 10 minutes away) and a McDonalds in Carbondale (less then 10 minutes away) that provide free wi-fi. Wireless services are avaialble through a cell phone provider.

Is there an outdoor fire pit and do you supply wood? Yes. Each cabin has a fire pit off of the back porch. You will see a pile of wood out in front of your cabin off of the driveway and you can help yourself. You can also purchase firewood at the Hucks gas station on Highway 51 and Pleasant Hill Road in Carbondale and seasonally at Arnolds Market on Highway 51 just past Pleasant Hill Road. The firewood we provide may be wet since it is not covered so you may want to bring a firestarter log.

What is there to do around there? Please take the time to view our area attractions page. We are the closest private cabin rental to Giant City State park which offers great hiking trails among huge sandstone cliffs and boulders, horseback riding at Giant City Stables, dining at the historic Giant City Lodge Restaurant, rock climbing and picnicing. We are only about 10 minutes to the Shawnee Hills Wine trail which features several local wineries. We are only about 5 minutes from Cedar Lake which offers fishing from the shore, boating, and swimming at Cedar Lake Beach. These are just a few ideas. We have some brochures in the cabin about area attractions and an area guide that we created.

Where is there to buy groceries and supplies? We recommend Arnolds Market in Carbondale. It is the closest grocery store to the cabin and carries local produce and a butcher shop. If you are coming from Carbondale you will pass it on your left on Highway 51 just past the Citgo gas station (turn left at the first stoplight fast Pleasant Hill Road and follow the sign). 

Arnolds Market 2141 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale. 618-529-5191. There is also a Walmart and Kroger store in Carbondale.

How do I make a reservation? You can use our secure on line reservation system or call during office hours of 9 AM - 7 PM. We do need a credit card to reserve your stay. If we do not answer the office phone, you can try the cellular or leave a message. Please be aware that our manager is taking calls and cleaning cabins so if possible please use our online reservation system.

How to we check in and check out? You will need to contact us a few days prior to the check in date to obtain your check in information. We will need to obtain a copy of your credit card that you secured the reservation on and your drivers license that shows the same name as the credit card. Check in is at 4 PM or anytime after. To avoid delay at check in please do not wait until you arrive at the cabins to call for your check in information. We ask our guests to email a couple of days in advance (we do not always check emails on a daily basis, so please call if you do not get a response to your email within 24 hours to obtain your check in instructions) or phone us a few days prior to your stay. Check out is at 12 PM and check out instructions will be provided at check in.

Is the cabin hard to find? Most people have not had any trouble finding the cabins. We recommend following the directions on our location page. If you are using a mapping system other than google maps you may find that they do not give you correct directions! We are not always able to be reached immediatly to provide you with directions (especially at night) so please make sure that you have printed off the directions on our location page prior to your travel.

Do you have a hot tub? Yes, it outdoors at Redbud and Dogwood cabins on the elevated deck. Cedar Cabin does not have a hot tub. They are all brand new and open all year round.

What is the weather like there? The winters here are mild. We seldomly get large snow storms and most of the winter we do not have any snow on the ground. The summers can be very hot, but the cabins are mostly shaded by very large trees and have central air conditioning and ceiling fans. 

Is there an extra cleaning fee? No. Unless the cabins cleaning policy is not met. We have a one page simple list that you can find on our rental policy that states what we require. This simple list is also posted in the cabins.

I am coming to visit a family member or friend in the area. Is is okay if they come to visit me at the cabin? We are fine with a family member coming for a short visit to your cabin, but we do not allow for you to entertain guests at the cabin. We only allow a maximum of 2 guests in each cabin. Please be resonable that the cabins have only 1 bathroom and are not designed for large groups or parties. If you need a larger lodging facility there are many cabins in the area that we can refer you to. This also means no tents in the yard for additonal guests! You will be asked to leave.