Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Land of Lincoln

Fully-Equipped Kitchen
Fully-Equipped KitchenComplete w/ Coffee Maker, Dishwasher & CondimentsView From Back Porch and Back Yard Grilling AreaBack yard complete with fire pit and charcoal grillGame Room w/ Foosball Table, Futon, TV, CD/StereoAdditional View of Game Room/Guest QuartersNewly Added!  Electronic Dart System in Game Room!Upstairs Bedroom with Half BathLiving Room Complete w/ Sleeper Sofa - Sleeps 2Spacious Back Deck, w/ Charcoal Grill and Glider18586 2nd Street, Petersburg, IllinoisMain Floor Bathroom w/ Tub/Shower
Very Good
1 Review
Springfield, IL 62675
Charming Lakefront Cottage in the Land of Lincoln
2 bedrooms
8 guests
No min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Cottage
Per night: $100 - $125
Per week: $500
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Springfield vacation cottage rental
The cottage has one bedroom upstairs, with two double beds, a dresser and floor mirror. The main floor holds a sleeper sofa in the living room, and a futon in the front room, sleeping a total of six guests within the main home. There is a full bath with a tub/shower on the main floor, and a half-bath in the upstairs bedroom. A separate, Route 66 themed, guest quarters/game room - complete with foosball table and electronic dart system is located immediately next to the home, literally three steps out of the back door. The half-bath within this game room, makes this an ideal get-away for the teens, or a fun family room for all to enjoy. A futon within this room provides a sleeping area for two.

The fully-equipped kitchen features stove, refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker (with coffee and condiments), can opener, cookware, and dishes and flatware for 12. Chautauqua Escape is perfect for relaxing and unwinding. But if you need to keep in touch or make your visit a working holiday the cottage includes a computer (with games for the kids) and wireless high-speed internet. Use it to find even more hidden treasures as you explore Illinois! Also, please note, smoking IS allowed on the porch or outside of the home.

Kirsten Davin

Area Information
Chautauqua Escape is a charming cottage located in the eclectic river community of Chautauqua Park, near Petersburg, IL. Situated in the heart of Abraham Lincoln country, the cottage is only 2 miles from New Salem State Historical Site where Lincoln tended store and surveyed the surrounding area. 3 miles away is historic Petersburg, home of Edgar Lee Masters (Spoon River Anthology). Nearby are wineries and antiques waiting to be discovered.

The nationally acclaimed Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum are located in Springfield, an easy twenty-minute drive through rolling prairies. While there, visit the only home Lincoln ever owned, and pay your respects at his graveside. Summer at Chautauqua Escape finds an abundance of roadside stands selling fresh produce and melons. Bike along the river or into the restored 19th century village with bicycles provided for your enjoyment.

In the fall, the cottage can be your home base for the beautiful Spoon River drive, for enjoying the breathtaking fall colors, or when you bag that trophy buck at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek Conservation Area, just 15 minutes away. The cottage sits on a beautiful 5 acre lake, and is a short walk from the lazy Sangamon River, where a young Lincoln navigated his flatboat to New Orleans in 1853. Sit on the back porch or barbeque in the back yard and watch for Canadian geese and ducks that frequently stop by to visit.

About the owner

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Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Apr 01 2014 Dec 31 2016 $100 $125 $500 $1,200 -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Deposits: A $250.00 safety/damage deposit is due at the time of reservation, which may be held via credit card. We require payment in full in order to book your reservation. Confirmation will be sent after full payment is received.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $50.00 Cleaning fee per stay Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received 30 days prior to arrival will result in refund of rental fee, although the guests will lose the $250 deposit. Cancellations received within 30 days of visit will result in loss of rental fee and deposit, although remaining funds

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Very Good
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Jackie Bernier

nice place!

Jackie Bernier

Chicago, IL

nice place!

September 14, 2009

The area is a nice getaway... we were able to pitch a tent in the backyard overlooking the water and have all the luxuries of a full kitchen and bathroom. Near distance to Springfield sites and New Salem! Clean home!!

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