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Places to stay in Golconda

Places to stay in Golconda
This home is in a small quiet town that is called Golconda, which is in Pope County Illinois. Pope County Illinois is in the middle of Shawnee National Forest. It has 3 bedrooms with a full size bed in each room. It has a full size bathroom with a shower in the master bedroom and another 1/2 bathroom up front right off of the living room. The kitchen has everything you will need to cook any meal you choose.The living room has lots of room to entertain with chairs for 15 people. We just bought new mattress for the full sizes beds. I also have bought a new flat 32inch screen TV with a DVD player for the living room. We do not have cable or WIFi because we are trying to keep it as affordable as possible. The majority of individuals have the internet on their phone. Our place isn't fancy. It's has the basics. It's the cheapest place in town to stay. You get a whole house. We are trying to provide afforable accommodation for the average working class.
This property is only 1/2 mile from Golconda Marina, which is on the Ohio River. Golconda Marina rents boats and has anything you will need to fish and for your boat. Shawnee National Forest surrounds Golconda. There are many attractions and activities guest should consider. The following State parks are worth your time to check out. Garden of the Gods hikes are totally breath taking. Indian Kitchen is an area where Native American Indians would run wild game over the towering cliffs to the bottom of the creek bed and that would turn that area into a "kitchen". It is about a 1/2 mile hike back to the kitchen. Wear good hiking shoes and a bathing suit under your long sleeves and pants. Because you will want to stay all day long swimming and exploring the area. Bell Smith Springs is another State park that has awesome hiking and swimming areas. Dixon Springs Park also has numerous areas to hike and a public swimming pool. Pope County is know as the Sportsman Paradise because of the huge White Tail Deer who live here. If you are interested in deer hunting,my Father in Law has 700 acres he leases out to hunters to bow hunt and for two weeks during shot gun season. His name is Rue Berger and his number is (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) . Come ready to enjoy the great outdoors. If you prefer to just hang out. There is The Luck Creek Video Gaming and The Driver Down. Both place have my two thumbs up for awesome food and fun!
Very Quiet peaceful neighbors.
  • We have stayed at Janet's two years in a row and hopefully will have an opportunity to stay there again in the future.

    Nicole2019-11-13T00:00:00Z
  • Lots of room, extra sink in kitchen.

    Marybeth2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • It was great!

    Drake2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice place for a stay, even though we were only there one night each way to Des Moines Iowa. Was very well situated.

    Janis2019-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean and great for a place to sleep on a long journey. Plenty of space and beds for the grandkids and us. I'm glad we were able to book the same place for both the travel to Des Moines and the travel home.

    Janis2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • If you are looking for just a good, clean, and cheaper place to sleep, (which is all I needed), this place is perfect.. We were even able to park 3 boats with trucks.. If you are after fancy and spacious, this isn't for you..

    Wayne2019-07-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place, lots of space. Was great for going to Garden of the Gods.

    Daniel2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Cozy place has everything you need

    José2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    3

    Golconda, IL, United States

    **PET FRIENDLY** A cozy, rustic waterfront retreat that is ideal for outdoorsy individuals. Located less than a mile outside of town, yet removed from street noise. Enjoy all that Southern IL has to offer with close proximity to wineries, the Ohio River, the Shawnee National Forest, and more! View us on Facebook @SmithRiverCabins
    Our two bedroom waterfront cabin sits on Miller Creek, just off the Ohio River. Ideal for the those with a love of the outdoors , or just looking for a weekend getaway!
    We are located just outside the city of Golconda, IL. This small town atmosphere gives our guests access to dining, bars, fuel, groceries, the marina, and local festivals.
  • While the cabin is rustic, it was perfect for our glamping trip. We enjoyed the lake sounds on the deck and how quiet it was there.

    Jennifer2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • This place is worth the price. Very good host and cabin was nice and quite with a Great Lake for fishing.

    Nicole2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Loved it. Nice and cozy!

    Lisa2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • The perfect spot for getting in touch with nature. We needed an escape from our hectic lives and found peace, solitude and total relaxation. We had a fire both nights, were thrilled by all the calls from the tree frogs, cicadas, crickets and others we could not identify. The moon was reflecting on the water and both nights the fish were quite playful, we could hear them as the were jumping. We saw crane, herons, deer and a coyote even visited us. Having no cellular or wifi service on our phones was a huge plus....we talked, uninterrupted, such a rare event in this busy world. The cottage was exactly as described and quite comfortable and Laura responded quickly when I contacted her.

    Sheryl2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • We really enjoyed our stay. The location was perfect with the water right there. The mornings were my favorite with the fog on the water. The house had breakfast food and basic kitchen stuff. So if you wanna bake or something I’d recommend bringing some stuff. The area lacked cellphone service completely which we ended up really enjoying. So plan your trip before unless you have magic cellphone service. It was overall a great time and would recommend this cabin to anyone.

    Kaley2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Great little cabin with an amazing price. Laura was great about communicating and had the fridge stocked with breakfast foods. Highly recommend for 2-5 people

    Aaron2019-07-17T00:00:00Z
  • The cabin was cool, clean ,and comfortable. Very close to town. A nice, peaceful place to stay. Rustic for sure, but a great value.

    Mary2019-07-09T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to stay

    Victoria2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cabin


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    2

    Golconda, IL, United States

    This private suite has three single beds, one private bath, private entrance, a desk, a mini refrigerator, a mini oven with stoves, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Great lodging at a great price! Exactly what I needed for my weekend hiking trip at Shawnee National Forest

    Eddie2020-02-02T00:00:00Z
  • The managers of the property switched me to a different room, however they told me about 48 hours in advance (which gave me plenty of time) with a thorough explanation, as they placed me into a better room. It was all smooth sailing. Furthermore, they explained the check-in process in detail, which helped me out of a jam as I arrived later than expected. Nevertheless, they were kind and accommodating. If you’re on a cross country road-trip looking to crash for the night, then look no further if you happen to be in Southern Illinois. You get a lot bang for your buck. These hosts have it down to a science!

    Mark2019-05-10T00:00:00Z
  • Unity Lodging is a wonderful place to stay in if you're visiting the Shawnee area. It's a quiet calm place, has great amenities and good ambiance.

    Tarun2019-01-06T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect

    Bruno2018-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • A well hidden-gem in the vast hayfields of southern Illinois. Great value, friendly owners, recently remodeled... You just can't go wrong here.

    David2018-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Good place to stay in Golconda

    Ram2018-04-14T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Quiet, not a bad drive to paducah, most reasonable price in the area. Cute city with lots of state parks close by.

    Michelle2020-03-02T00:00:00Z
  • Clean, safe place to overnight for travel / business. Or, base out of while exploring the Shawnee National Forest. Basic needs with a few extra comfort touches. Super friendly hosts.

    Christian2019-10-01T00:00:00Z
  • Great place for the money. 2 beds, a fridge, nice TV, good Wifi and great location near cool things in a national park! I recommend the Unity Lodge.

    Mark2019-05-23T00:00:00Z
  • Exactly what we were looking for for our one night stay.

    Julian2019-03-27T00:00:00Z
  • Great place to crash if you're visiting Shawnee National Forest, simple, clean and close. Not much more than you can ask for.

    Aiman2018-12-31T00:00:00Z
  • Very accommodating!

    Trev2018-10-20T00:00:00Z
  • Clean and functional. Centrally located to a lot of the trails.

    Erynn2018-10-11T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, one single bed, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Loved the place and host. The check in process was smooth and the host was gracious enough to allow us for late check in and late check out. The place was very clean. It was cleaned again after our first day’s stay. The host even put in a microwave in the room as per our request. Very happy with the hospitality. They were mostly prompt with their responses to our queries. Would love to stay here again.

    Aurobinda2019-07-07T00:00:00Z
  • I really really enjoyed my stay here. Golconda is a cute little town (highly recommend Tanny’s) and I had a great nights rest here. A++ would stay again

    Shane2019-06-15T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Unity Lodge was great! We had to change our dates a couple of times and the hosts were extremely prompt and gracious. The day before our trip, I got a message from them saying that the room we were originally assigned had some unforseen maintenance pending because of some damage caused by another guest. Angela upgraded us to their bigger room at no extra cost to us. The beds were made for us every night, and the room was clean and comfortable. We wanted more coffee filters in our room, and yet again, Angela was prompt to respond and brought them to our room within the hour. Great value for money and wonderful hosts! The town of Golconda is small and sweet. A few attractions and trails in Shawnee National Forest are short drives away. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Ishita2019-06-02T00:00:00Z
  • Stayed in Unity Lodge for three nights while doing a solo trip around southern Illinois. The location was great for accessing the Shawnee National Forest and the other small towns around this area, the room was nice and clean and the AC worked well (thank goodness because it was very warm out). The hosts were responsive and helpful--when I asked if there was a coffee maker in the room they put one in there for me with grounds and filters. Super considerate and practical. Highly recommend!

    Camille2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I stopped by Unity Lodging after exploring Shawnee National Forest. The staff managing the lodge were super friendly and responsive, the room seemed newly renovated, and everything was well kept. I would highly recommend a stay here for anyone looking for an affordable option around Shawnee National Forest!

    Alex2018-12-04T00:00:00Z
  • Great, clean rooms at a great price. Check in and out was easy.

    Bennett2018-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private suite has it own private entrance, kitchenette, and full-size bathroom. The unit is furnished with one queen-size bed and one double bed, two dinning tables, a dresser with drawers, and a smart Roku TV. The suite is to be accessed from the backdoor of the house.
    It is a non-smoking facility. Guests will be charged $500 for removing the cigarette smell if they smoke in the unit.
    It is in the back of the two-unit Unity House just off the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Welcome to Shawnee Rocky Top lodge- Behind the lodge is the Ohio river along with Golconda Marina- walk across the quaint bridge into the town of Golconda and have dinner and drinks at Diver Down , Sweetwaters, or the small cafe.. Short drive and you can visit the Garden of the Gods-, Elizabethtown, or cross over into Kentucky...
    Located by Ohio river, marina,walk into town, Close to Dollar General
  • This was a great place to stay. We love it and the little town is just what we were looking for. Great place for a girls weekend. We had a blast. Very clean and close to town. She was very quick to respond to my questions.

    Brittany2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean open space, lots of parking and a great back yard and deck to hang out in. Can walk to Marina and downtown Golconda.

    Christi2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Cute & comfortable

    Annette2019-03-31T00:00:00Z
  • Simple, clean accommodations. Our family of four enjoyed the peace and quiet, and easy access to lots of beautiful sights in the Shawnee Forest. Lots of room outside for the kids to run around, as well. We'll happily stay here again if we return to the area.

    Taimur2019-03-28T00:00:00Z
  • Highly recommend this nice airbnb, very clean and it felt like home.

    Dan2019-03-13T00:00:00Z
  • This place was fabulous! It was spotlessly clean and very spacious. After being there about 15 minutes my 8 year old said "Mom, I feel really comfortable here." The furniture and linens are in good shape and well maintained. The location is perfect, just across the gravel way is the river, and the views are stunning. There is a lovely walking path along the river that leads to the little downtown with the historic society storefront and a nice walk to the historic Golconda cemetery. This place is a true get away with just the right mix of seclusion and peaceful town exploring. My favorite part was drinking coffee on the front porch watching the blue jays and woodpecker in the oak tree. It's about a 30 minute drive to Garden of the Gods, which is a "must visit" site, but even the drive is gorgeous and relaxing.

    Angie2018-10-21T00:00:00Z
  • Golconda location - marina, etc.

    Marybeth2018-09-03T00:00:00Z
  • Fantastic location with easy drives to so many activities with the Shawnee Natl Forest.

    John2018-08-03T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Do you need a place to unplug, unwind and just get away from the hustle bustle of busy life? Welcome to a perfect place in the country! Nice, quiet and cute as can be, decked out in a nautical theme, with all the comforts of home! 2 separate BR bunks in one, queen bed in other, open floor space with LR and kitchen. All bath amenities and fully equipped kitchen to cook a perfect meal & eat inside or out. Large deck to relax, grill, chill and watch the wildlife. Quaint little town close by!!
    Cozy Country Home in a beautiful setting, right close to the Shawnee National Forest. Sitting out on the large deck you can see wildlife and a large pond. Perfect for quiet evenings, enjoying the country and peace, quiet and total privacy. Close to town, with places to eat, small cute shops and activities on certain weekends.
    This is in the country, quiet with great neighbors not too close. Safe area, love sitting out and watching the deer and enjoying the night country sounds. Town in just a hop skip and jump away. Great places to eat, cute little shops, grocery, gas station and close to many activities such as hiking, horseback riding, pool in the summer and country fun!!
  • The cottage was exactly as represented. Clean and convenient. We will stay here again and I am fussy about cleanliness!

    Vicki2019-10-30T00:00:00Z
  • Tami's cottage was absolutely lovely. It was the perfect space to come back to after enjoying all the nature and parks that the area had to offer. I definitely recommend!

    Jackielyn2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Tami has done a phenomenal job of making this place feel like a home away from home. It has everything you need and its within a half hour of any Shawnee attraction you're looking for. We look forward to coming back and the first place we'll be looking to stay will be here!

    Andres2019-09-08T00:00:00Z
  • Great place! Very clean and welcoming. The theme was fun and cute. We loved the location and the scenery. It was very convenient driving to places like Garden of the Gods and Glendale Stables. We enjoyed some fishing at some of the nearby lakes, the river and even the pond in front of the house. We continuously spotted the family of deer near the airbnb, so we were always very cautious when driving down the road near the house. I would definitely recommend this airbnb if you want to get away from the city and do a lot of hiking.

    Shauna2019-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Tami's place was a lovely and relaxing place to spend the weekend. The space itself had all the emenities that you need for a comfortable stay and the outdoor space was wonderful. The sunsets and star gazing from the front porch were spectacular. Only a 30 minute drive to garden of the gods. Loved this place! Thanks Tami!

    Danielle2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Great stay! Tami was so kind, and thoughtful touches everywhere. Cottage was very clean and inviting. Deck is a lovely place to sit out in the morning or evening and watch the wildlife. Thank you, Tami!

    Gail2019-08-19T00:00:00Z
  • Tami’s place is a quiet get away that is very close to many great hiking options! The space was perfect for me and my significant other, and was exceptionally clean. We will certainly be back on our next trip to the Shawnee National Forest.

    Jordan2019-07-28T00:00:00Z
  • Wonderful place! Perfect for anyone looking for a nice and safe place to stay when exploring the National Forest.

    Johanna2019-07-25T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Cottage


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    2

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Popular homes

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    Beautifully restored homes take you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and outdoor adventures waiting for you in beautiful southern Illinois. Houses can accommodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River.
    This cozy, restored one bedroom home features period furnishing with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living room. All items needed to prepare and eat your meal in comfort are provided in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV is also provided to watch but who needs it when you have the beautiful, relaxing view of the scenic Ohio river from the expansive screened-in porch facing the river.
    Downtown Golconda and the Lock & Dam #51 site are on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy many of the preserved structures and their history with a narrated audio tour, walk the banks of the Ohio River, or visit one of the numerous natural sites or hiking trails in the surrounding Shawnee National Forest.
  • Great, quiet space overlooking the Ohio River

    Nick2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Beautifully restored big red-brick bungalow takes you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and adventures waiting for you in southern Illinois. Houses can accommodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River. *HOLIDAY BONUS* (11/15): Book and stay for 2 or more nights from now until 1/5/20 and we'll take 20% off your total!
    This spacious, beautifully restored three bedroom homes feature period furnishings from the 20th century and can easily accommodate 8 people. The large Master bedroom features a king-sized bed. Bedroom #2 features a queen-sized bed. Bedroom #3 is equipped with two, twin-sized beds. There is also a pull-out couch in the living room. All items needed to prepare and eat your meal in comfort are provided in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV is also provided to watch but who needs it when you have the beautiful, relaxing view of the scenic Ohio river from the expansive screened-in porch facing the river.
    Downtown Golconda and the Lock & Dam #51 site are on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy many of the preserved structures and their history with a narrated audio tour, walk the banks of the Ohio River, or visit one of the numerous natural sites or hiking trails in the surrounding Shawnee National Forest.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Private, secluded home surrounded by wildlife, hiking, and fishing. This home is 1 mile from the historical Trail of Tears and Mantle Rock and 1.5 miles from the beautiful Joy Falls. If you are into hiking and an adventure this home is in the perfect spot for you. This home is located 35 minutes from the famous Kentucky and Barkley Lake, 5 miles from the Ohio River and 15 miles from the Cumberland River along with 10 miles from the Tennessee River.
    Our home is 35 minutes from the historical downtown Paducah where the world known national quilt show is hosted. Our home is equipped with 3 full size beds, 1 couch for sleeping. The home has a 6 person table to share with all members of the family, fully equipped kitchen and utility. There is one full bathroom. Local TV channels available and WIFI. Outdoor seating, swing and grill also provided. Note: our boat stays on back side of the home, but the view and seating area are on the front.
    Rural country setting, private and peaceful.
  • Nice big open area. Great for those who need big spaces to relax.

    Laura2020-01-28T00:00:00Z
  • Our stay at Laken’s place was really nice. The space was bigger than we thought it was going to be and is a great location for nature lovers and history buffs. There were accurate directions to Mantle Rock, Trail of Tears area, nature sanctuaries, and the Ohio River is nearby. The stars at night were fantastic! It was very peaceful!

    Leslie2020-01-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Farm stay


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    2

    Smithland, KY, United States

    Great place out in the country, but not to far from town. Quiet, private, large deck, 3 BR, open space kitchen and LR, very comfortable, totally remodeled on inside, working on outside a bit still. Lots of room for a family, single couple, hunters, fishermen or anyone. All kitchen cooking items, make a good meal or grill out on the deck, sunroom for those nice nights & days, all bathrooms amenities. You will love the peacefulness without being too far away from anything.
    Our place is close to the Shawnee Forest, Garden of the Gods, Bell Smith Springs, not far from town. Includes large deck, sunroom, plenty of room to entertain. Pond to fish in, lots of amenities, totally stocked to cook or grill out! Lots of little extras and plenty of space to spread out and enjoy your stay!!!
    Neighbors are not too close, quiet area, love the country setting.
  • Good stay great property!

    Garrett2019-11-15T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place!

    Kimberly2019-10-06T00:00:00Z
  • Great location for hiking Shawnee National Forest. We had plenty of room for 6 of us. We really enjoyed our weekend staying at Tami's place.

    Tom2019-09-30T00:00:00Z
  • This is a great place to stay!! Loved it

    Kristie2019-09-22T00:00:00Z
  • Charming setting - very relaxing

    Ginger2019-09-15T00:00:00Z
  • Tami’s house is beautiful and clean. If you are looking for a calm and peaceful stay, this is the place to go!

    Saketh Nandan2019-08-25T00:00:00Z
  • Awesome place to stay! Very well furnished and clean! So relaxing to sit on the deck that overlooks the pond! Would definitely recommend this place to everyone! Tami was an awesome host!

    Michelle2019-08-18T00:00:00Z
  • Beautiful place to stay! So relaxing!

    Cara2019-06-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    3

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Beautifully restored big red-brick bungalow takes you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and adventures waiting for you in southern Illinois. Houses can accommodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River. *HOLIDAY BONUS* (11/15): Book and stay for 2 or more nights from now until 1/5/20 and we'll take 20% off your total!
    This spacious, beautifully restored three bedroom homes feature period furnishings from the 20th century and can easily accommodate 8 people. The large Master bedroom features a king-sized bed. Bedroom #2 features a queen-sized bed. Bedroom #3 is equipped with two, twin-sized beds. There is also a pull-out couch in the living room. All items needed to prepare and eat your meal in comfort are provided in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV is also provided to watch but who needs it when you have the beautiful, relaxing view of the scenic Ohio river from the expansive screened-in porch facing the river.
    Downtown Golconda and the Lock & Dam #51 site are on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy many of the preserved structures and their history with a narrated audio tour, walk the banks of the Ohio River, or visit one of the numerous natural sites or hiking trails in the surrounding Shawnee National Forest.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    8


    Bedrooms

    3

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The 1BA/2BD unity in the Unity House has new smart washer and dryer in a laundry room, and a new full-size kitchen. Two bedrooms upstairs will share a full-size bathroom downstairs. There is a spacious living room with a fireplace and access to a porch. Two single beds are placed in the living room as couches. One more single bed can be added to the living room and laundry room upon request to accommodate up to 8 people.
    The house was just fully renovated. We have some cookware and utensils. Please bring your own cookwares and utensils.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    10


    Bedrooms

    2

    Golconda, IL, United States

    We are located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive from the Golconda Marina, restaurants, bars, and the Golconda Food Mart. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and the Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
    Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    16


    Bedrooms

    12

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Very accommodating and the room (especially bathroom and sink) was very clean!

    Tabitha2019-07-05T00:00:00Z
  • My friend and I stayed here after spending some time at Garden of the Gods en route to Tennessee. It was a great location, and we were greeted upon arrival by our host. Although our room didn't come with a microwave, she promptly brought one to our room when we asked about it. Everything went smoothly from check-in to check-out!

    Katherine2019-07-02T00:00:00Z
  • Off the beaten track, quite and clean at a very reasonable price.

    Mark2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • Well worth the price. Bathroom fixtures in good shape and sparkling clean. It did have carpet but it was very clean, not gritty. I felt comfortable with just socks for walking.

    Fred2019-03-18T00:00:00Z
  • This place is great for a stay while hiking at Shawnee National Forest. Quiet and relaxing!

    Nichole2019-02-17T00:00:00Z
  • A clean, simple, spacious place. Would highly recommend.

    Setu2018-10-28T00:00:00Z
  • Very clean room with incredible easy check in. Excellent value.

    Natalie2018-08-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has three single beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • They were very accommodating to what we needed and were flexible with our stay!

    Dylan2018-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Had a great stay at the lodge. It had all the necessities we needed for our stay and a very nice host with great communication. Would definitely stay again.

    Devin2018-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    3


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    We have several suites each with their own decor and ambiance. All rooms have private bathroom, fridge/micro/coffee, free Netflix and fiber-optic wi-fi. Book one room or the whole house! Also enjoy on site lounge and restaurant (open weekends). The Levee Lounge is famous for its selection of local craft beers and wines.
    The best Victorian suites available in the Shawnee! A B&B style mansion, but plenty of private nooks and crannys to read a book and share a bottle of wine. The Riverview Mansion Hotel in Golconda has been the center of hospitality for a century. Also find the largest wine shop in Southern Illinois featuring the best of regional wines and beyond. The hotel bar, the Levee Lounge is a lively venue on weekends and during festivals. Bistro style sustenance available, i.e. pizzas and artisan tapas, cheese and meat plates. History Established in 1926 Built in 1894 as the private mansion for riverboat captain, John Gilbert, today's "Mansion" remains the jewel of Golconda's historic "silk-stocking row." In the mid-1920's, the Mansion was converted to the local hotel it is today. Boasting some of the finest craftsmanship available a century ago, the Mansion's millwork still awes visitors today. The six fabulous fireplace mantels are centerpieces of an architectural excellence seen only in the palaces of Europe. An exotic gingerbread arch hangs overhead at the entrance which lore says was removed from Gilbert's riverboat. Just beyond the elegantly carved, beveled door is the main staircase designed by the architect who created a similar grand staircase at the White House. However your eyes will be drawn upward to the unique 6 foot tall stain glass window at the landing. You will be amazed at every turn! Meet the Business Owner: Tony E. Tony has been active in micro tourism both in the US and abroad for over a decade. After receiving his graduate degree in Community and Economic Development, he has lived, worked and traveled to many regions around the globe. He brings this taste of "exotic ecclectic" to the Mansion in Golconda striving to boost the historic downtown vibe. he and wife, Beth are bringing life back to the Mansion while living their's with their four young children.
    Just a block and a half off the main street and behind the county court house, The Riverview Mansion Hotel overlooks the Ohio River is the perfect place to explore the surrounding Shawnee National Forest and Garden of the Gods and many other scenic parks.
  • An outstanding educational experience coupled with an exceptionally fun time! Look no further people...this is it!!! Bryan is SUPERB; "The Host with the MOST" for sure!

    Patti2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan is a great tour guide with a lot of interesting information! Great ghost tour!!

    Robert2020-03-12T00:00:00Z
  • [Captain] Bryan was such a great host! Our whole group enjoyed the experience from start to finish. The stories were interesting and supported with his knowledge of the city’s history, and he really took the time to answer questions and personalize the experience. Definitely recommend!

    Sarah2020-03-07T00:00:00Z
  • Great tour with lots of information - going to pubs also made it enjoyable.

    Dennis2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • We had an amazing time! Would recommend to anyone into spooky stories.

    Katelin2020-03-06T00:00:00Z
  • Bryan was an awesome tour guide. He is very knowledgable about the history of Charleston area and also a great story teller. I would highly recommend Bryan for any of his tours!!

    Sally2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • If you go on one ghost tour in Charleston, make it this one! Captain Bryan is a terrific storyteller and makes the tour so fun! He takes you to less-traveled locations that other groups aren't in, which makes for a great experience! The overall structure of the tour is perfect with a second bar stop midway through. I can't recommend this tour or this guide enough. Just go, you won't regret it!

    Liz2020-03-05T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent tour! Captain Bryan is an excellent storyteller and is very knowledgeable about the ghost stories of Charleston as well as the local history as well. The stories are great because they are of real historical people who lived (and are buried) in Charleston. He took us to two great bars where we enjoyed appetizers and were able to converse with our fellow tour members. Bryan was quick to recommend beers and breweries from around the area. We also really appreciated the recommendations of things to do and restaurants as well. Highly recommended!

    Whitney2020-02-22T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    House


    Accommodates

    12


    Bedrooms

    4

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, one single bed, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Hunters this is perfect for hunting the Shawnee National forest. Room had three beds and costs less than hauling a camper and paying for the campground and extra gas. This was awesome.

    Ricardo2019-12-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    5


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Our stay at Unity Lodge was very positive in every way. The room was clean, spacious and the beds were comfortable. I recommend it highly.

    Jo Ann2019-06-26T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect location for a weekend getaway! Host was quick to answer my questions I had before booking and gave easy to follow directions about after hours arrival.

    Jon2019-05-12T00:00:00Z
  • Unity Lodge is located in a great location near many of the Shawnee National Forest (west side) attractions. The place was very clean. Communication responses were fast and timely. It fit our needs perfectly. We were out all day and simply needed a place to cleanup and rest at the end of our long days. The small stove, oven and refrigerator were an added bonus we were not expecting. They came in handy to store leftovers and reheat them later. My only suggestion to the host would be to please install a deadbolt for added security. If you are looking for a clean, centrally located place with the simple basics this is a great place!

    Veronica2018-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has four single beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • If you’re traveling with a budget but still want a decent room, this place is clean and easy going!

    Leo2019-09-29T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Welcome to Shawnee Rocky Top Lodge-located in the Shawnee National Forest The lodge is a duplex-this unit is the ground level unit-each unit sleeps 6- 2 bedrooms each with a sleeper sofa-very clean, comfortable, and relaxing.... The Ohio river sets behind our lodge with the Golconda marina. Take a walk over a quaint bridge into Golconda, have lunch or drinks at Diver Down, Sweet waters, or the little cafe. Garden of the Gods, Elizabethtown, and local southern Illinois wineries are a short drive
    Level one handicap accessible-
  • Love coming here year after year!

    Trapper2018-12-02T00:00:00Z
  • Good location - very clean!

    Marybeth2018-05-28T00:00:00Z
  • This is our 6th year staying at rocky top and every year it gets better and better. Great, spacious living!

    Trapper2017-12-03T00:00:00Z
  • Cabin was nice size for a family of four adults and one toddler for the weekend. Not glamorous, but clean, comfortable & well-situated in Golconda and just a quick drive to Metropolis/Vienna/Harrisburg. Jackie was very responsive leading up to and during our visit. We enjoyed our stay, and would definitely stay there again.

    Josh2017-11-19T00:00:00Z
  • Perfect place to relax and drive to the Shawnee hot spots. Very quiet even though it is just the main road. Safe and nice neighbor. Lovely 1/4 mile walk in the morning down to the Golconda marina on the Ohio River. 1 minute from the Dollar General and 3 minutes from the grocery store in town. Perfect for babies/toddlers with the family room carpeted and comfy. Only downside is it is a bit close to the Dollar General and its bright lights - this is not a forest cabin retreat - but for us, that was even better to be near the grocery stores and marina walk and felt safer than being isolated. Price point is accurate and good value. Note this rental is only the first floor - the second floor was unoccupied during our stay, but it would have fine been if there were folks there, as their entrance is on the other side.

    Brian2017-09-13T00:00:00Z
  • My husband, two young sons and I stayed at the Shawnee lodge for 4 nights during the solar eclipse of 2017. We were very happy with the place, as it was clean and had pretty much all the essentials we needed. My kids loved the side yard area, which is large and has a fire pit, porch, shady trees and a hose (we set up a kiddie pool). It is easy to get to, right off the highway and on the corner of Marina Road. There is a Dollar General store a few hundred yards away that was very convenient to stock up on supplies and made things really easy. Golconda is a cute town and very easy to reach the Garden of the Gods and other sites along the Ohio River (we also loved Elizabethtown and the great floating barge restaurant there, E-town River Restaurant...awesome catfish!). We had a picnic during the eclipse and set up shop with the upstairs neighbors in the lodge, who I also think had a great experience. I would definitely return here when we come back to southern IL and Shawnee National Forest.

    Theresa2017-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Other


    Accommodates

    6


    Bedrooms

    2

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Amazing place! I was very happy with the location and how clean the bathroom was. Thanks for a great stay!

    Karen2019-07-14T00:00:00Z
  • Rooms were very well-appointed with kitchenettes in each room and immaculate condition. Very bright and airey feeling which is hard to capture in a small suite. We stayed in 2, 3 and 6 and would highly recommend them and would definitely stay there again in the future. The little town has a nice little stop & shop as well as a couple of small hometown restaurants that did not disappoint us and it is very close to some historical sites as well as the Shawnee national Forest and lots of beautiful landscapes.

    Jessica2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • This was just as advertised. Great for price. Good communication.

    Jacob2019-06-22T00:00:00Z
  • We had a great stay! Quiet little area. They leave suggestions for food in the area. We went to Tannie’s and the food was sooo good! Very clean room, love that we had something to cook our leftovers in. Beds/pillows were also comfortable. Very affordable and quick response from the owner when I told them we wouldn’t check in until later at night. They have a key in a lockbox right outside your door and give you the key code. Will definitely keep you in mind for our next trip! Thank you! :)

    Stephanie2019-06-16T00:00:00Z
  • The place was really nice and clean. The manager at the place was really nice. Every was organized and exactly like the picture at the app. A few places to eat nearby as well. My only suggestion is to remove the lights by the door of the rooms so that the flies don’t come close. I had a great time at this place.

    Juliana Jade2018-09-02T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The Riverview Mansion Hotel boasts the finest Victorian Suites in the Shawnee National Forest. This double queen room has a private bathroom, micro tv-dvd ROKU combo system, complimentary continental breakfast and a whole lot more. The hotel's Levee Lounge and restaurant are open weekends only for your enjoyment.
    Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    Beautifully restored homes take you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and outdoor adventures waiting for you in beautiful southern Illinois. Houses can accomodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River. *HOLIDAY BONUS* (11/15): Book and stay for 2 or more nights from now until 1/5/20 and we'll take 20% off your total!
    This cozy, restored one bedroom home features period furnishing with a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a pull-out couch in the living room. All items needed to prepare and eat your meal in comfort are provided in the home's fully equipped kitchen. Cable TV is also provided to watch but who needs it when you have the beautiful, relaxing view of the scenic Ohio river from the expansive screened-in porch facing the river.
    Downtown Golconda and the Lock & Dam #51 site are on the National Register of Historic Places. Enjoy many of the preserved structures and their history with a narrated audio tour, walk the banks of the Ohio River, or visit one of the numerous natural sites or hiking trails in the surrounding Shawnee National Forest.
    Room Type

    Entire home/flat


    Property Type

    Bungalow


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Great little place for our quick trip. The small appliances were very useful for the food we brought along. Place was sparkling clean and quiet.

    Kelley2019-08-23T00:00:00Z
  • We came for weekend trip to Shawnee National forest, and this was the perfect place to stay. For visiting east side locations this place is nicely located. We loved staying this place, very convenient and hassle free check in process. Host replied all the questions in timely manner. In short it was a great stay and will look forward for next time.

    Mohit2019-08-11T00:00:00Z
  • Excellent stay! The manager was very helpful when we needed to add a third room at the last minute. Rooms were immaculate, quiet and private!

    Jessica2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • The lodge is a small, well kept quiet building. The rooms are basic but provide basic comfort after a long day exploring the Shawnee forest. The town of golconda is a quaint, small out of the way place and the people tend to be very friendly. The host of the lodge are no exception..they were very nice and accommodating but also respected our privacy.. bathroom was small but deep tub made up for that. Room was clean and the air/heat worked wonderful..I would definitely stay here again.

    Braxton2019-03-19T00:00:00Z
  • This is a very clean location and a beautiful place to stay

    Bob2018-11-08T00:00:00Z
  • Sparkling clean. Great access to nearby hiking trails!

    Joseph2018-10-26T00:00:00Z
  • Very nice apartment in Golconda, spacious room in a great location. The host was very fast on replying to our requests and the communication was great. The check - in was really easy and fast. The forest is amazing and easily reachable by car from the apartment.

    Laura2018-09-09T00:00:00Z
  • So happy I found this place! Sparkling clean and recently completely renovated, so peaceful and with a great location to explore all the beauty of Shawnee National Forest. I can’t ask for more! As I arrived very late the host left the key in the lockbox and provided the code. There is a small refrigerator and small stove in the room, brand new, they served me perfectly to prepare my food cause I’m vegan and only steam my vegetables. It’s very helpful that the check out is flexible so I was able to rest enough long before again loosing myself in the forest to say Goodbye to all the beauty there and later driving six hours back to Chicago. Will recommend the place to everyone!

    Thea2018-08-05T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The finest Victorian suites in the Shawnee National Forests. This is a king bedroom with private bathroom, complete with micro, tv-dvd-ROKU system, free wifi, complimentary continental breakfast. Lovely view overlooking the Ohio River. Weekends, the hotel's Levee Lounge and restaurant are open.
    The hotel is situated right next to the Ohio River with great views abound. And, the Shawnee National forest, Garden of the Gods and all the waterfalls, caves and hiking you will enjoy.
  • Great place to stay if you want to have a "home base" while hiking in Southern Illinois. Restaurant downstairs has a fantastic beer and wine selection, the whole place is decorated with cool older items which is fun to look through. The whole place is a real hidden gem and I plan on staying again.

    Ryan2019-10-27T00:00:00Z
  • Lovely Victorian mansion with very interesting eclectic decor. Super friendly owners and if you get a chance to meet the waitress she's full of local color and information. Had a great time!

    Karen2019-05-19T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Private room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    2


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Would use again! Just as described!

    Jessica2019-07-12T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

    The private room has two full-size beds, private bath, private entrance, a desk, and a TV. It is part of a 12-room lodge on the Ohio River Scenic Byway within a five-minute drive to the Golconda Marina, the Golconda Food Mart, restaurants, bars, and stores. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
  • Hope was very easy to communicate with and responded very quickly to my questions. Onsite manager Charlie was a delight. The motel room was clean and freshly renovated. I will definitely stay there again!

    Christi2018-05-30T00:00:00Z
  • Room Type

    Hotel room


    Property Type

    Boutique hotel


    Accommodates

    4


    Bedrooms

    1

    Golconda, IL, United States

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