Forest Gates Relaxing Getaway Home- Shawnee Forest


Entire residential home hosted by Margaret

  1. 11 guests
  2. 5 bedrooms
  3. 6 beds
  4. 3 bathrooms
Entire home
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My home borders Shawnee National Forest. Close to parks, great views, art, quilt museums, scenic areas, wineries, zip lining, boating, hiking, and rock climbing. You’ll love my place because of the peaceful relaxing atmosphere. We have a very spacious lot that includes a camper hook up also. It is good for couples, solo adventurers, business , families (with kids), and big groups.

The space
Family friendly home surrounded by Shawnee National Forest and several lakes for fishing canoeing, and kayaking. Numerous hiking opportunities nearby- Garden of Gods, Jackson Falls, Burden Falls, Bell Smith Springs, etc. Also, has a wine trail, zip lining, and museums and art, hunting, as well as shopping and spas nearby. Also, many free activities to do with kids such as a park, bike trail, and Superman. Please let us know what you are looking for and we can point you in the right direction.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 double bed

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
TV with standard cable/satellite
Washing machine
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

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Where you’ll be

Simpson, Illinois, United States

Home is located in Forest Gate Subdivision which consists of 7 homes on Gray Loop.
Rural farm of 100 acres which borders the Shawnee National Forest.

Hosted by Margaret

  1. Joined in July 2016
  • 86 Reviews
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Hello to travelers. I’m also an avid traveler of nearly every state in the United States and I’ve been to Europe twice. My husband and I have 7 children and 30 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. We’re a great bunch spread from the east coast to Hawaii and from Chicago to Del Rio. We’ve traveled with our kids and grandchildren in a motorhome for about 45 years. I’m a retired elementary schoolteacher and John is retired from working at a coal mine. We’ve lived here in Simpson only!! Our house was built for us and with the anticipation of having lots of children!! Now that everyone has moved out is a life changer for us. So, we decided to have it available for other groups to enjoy by getting together and having a great time out here at the Shawnee National Forest.
Hello to travelers. I’m also an avid traveler of nearly every state in the United States and I’ve been to Europe twice. My husband and I have 7 children and 30 grandchildren and 10…

During your stay

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House rules

Check-in: Flexible
Check out: 12:00
No smoking
No pets

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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

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