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Overview of Hilltop Retreat, a Modernly-rustic Getaway!

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3 bedrooms, bed sheets
TV, DVD player, books, video library
TV, DVD player, books, video library

Hilltop Retreat, a Modernly-rustic Getaway!

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest stays

Explore the area

    Popular LocationGeneral John A. Logan Museum10 min drive
    Popular LocationLake Murphysboro State Park12 min drive
    Popular LocationHickory Ridge Public Golf Center16 min drive
    AirportMarion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional)36 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 10
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Hilltop Retreat, a Modernly-rustic Getaway!

Lakefront vacation home with kitchen and patio
At the top of the Shawnee Wine Trail, amidst the Shawnee National Forest, and tucked away in the country, is your next comfortable get-away from home. Located off the scenic highway, South 127, our newly renovated house atop Hillbilly Hill Trail, has everything you and up to 9 others would need in a guest home. Relax at the fire-pit in the private back yard with an uninhibited view of the sky, pasture, and private lake. Just pack a bag of clothes, your favorite food and drink, and come on over!

Hilltop Retreat

This house provides everything 1 person or 10 people would need for a get-away from home.

This vacation home has 3 bedrooms, each equipped with a queen bed and full closet, 2 full bathrooms, 2 separate living rooms each with their own large, flat-screen TV, a futon and sectional couch, a large kitchen that is stocked with all the utensils you should need to cook or grill, 2 spacious porches, and a 2-car garage. For parties of 8 or more people, a full-size air mattress will also be provided.

Wi-Fi is not available at this home at this time. However, Dish Network, local channels, and DVD's are provided for your enjoyment. Mobile hotspots can be used at this location for use on laptops.

Explore what Murphysboro and the rest of Southern Illinois has to offer while you're here. With South Highway 127 less than one mile to the east of this home, and Hickory Ridge Road less than one mile to the west, you are at the ideal location to see it all. Within 10 miles, numerous hiking trails, cliffs, and waterfalls can be found that change with every season. Being at the top of the wine trail, four wineries are located within this short distance, as well as a variety of unique and tasty restaurants, and so much more. BBQ and Beer fan? Visit Murphysboro! Carbondale and SIU are also a short drive from this home.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations and hair dryers.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a water park.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Ashley Youngberg

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking options include a garage


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Paper towels
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Spices


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Towels provided
  • Soap
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • DVD player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video library

Outdoor areas

  • Patio
  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Location highlights

  • On the lake
  • In a rural location
  • Near a hospital

Things to do

  • Water park
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Marina nearby
  • Wildlife and game walks nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Hiking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 10
  • Property does not allow children



Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions; you will also receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account which will enable you to manage your booking


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Parties and events are allowed on site
Long-term renters welcome
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock

Property is also known as

Vrbo Property
Hilltop Retreat, a Modernly-rustic Getaway! Murphysboro

About this area


Located in Murphysboro, this vacation home is in a rural area and on a lake. Little Grand Canyon Trail Trailhead and Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • General John A. Logan Museum - 10 min drive
  • Lake Murphysboro State Park - 12 min drive
  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center - 16 min drive
  • SIH Medical Group - 19 min drive
  • Memorial Hospital of Carbondale - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Carbondale Station - 19 min drive
  • Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional) - 36 min drive


  • Hardees — 9 min drive
  • Cummare's — 9 min drive
  • Brews Brothers Taproom — 9 min drive
  • Cindy B's Cafe — 9 min drive
  • Molly's Pint Brewpub — 9 min drive

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5/5 Excellent

Great weekend stay
My family had a great time at the house. The kids loved fishing in the pond and everything we needed was there at the house.

5/5 Excellent

Terrific stay.
Comfortable lodgings (clean, all the amenities), relaxing and quiet, good location for our visit. 5 stars for family getaway!

5/5 Excellent

Extended weekend in the wilderness
We really enjoyed the house and the time we spent together with family. I would definitely choose this location again in the future! The host made everything easy and communicated thoroughly and in a timely manner - everything was as advertised.

5/5 Excellent

Amazing experience!
This property is everything and more! I was pleasantly surprised upon arrival and thought in person was even better than it looked online. VERY spacious! Beautiful back yard! Property owner was fabulous as well and very thorough and helpful through the entire process.

5/5 Excellent

No stress adventure
House was very clean and perfect for our weekend getaway. The fire pit kept on producing s’mores. My boys were in heaven. I have twin boys that are 5 and their brother is 7. They loved catching all the frogs & toads along with the fishing. One of the twins even caught a 2 lb bass. His first! We went hiking at Giant City Park and the boys loved that too. My boys asked if we could buy the house. Lol! We had a great time. It was stress free! I hope to come again for a quick getaway.