This incredible lakefront vacation home is located in Southern Illinois, just a 1.5 hour drive from St. Louis. This 4,000 square foot lodge is perfect for a family get-away but can also can accommodate larger groups as well. With 5 bedrooms the lodge can comfortably sleep up to 19 adults. This Lakeside Vacation Home is located in Jefferson County in Illinois. For more information or to check availability, click here. Prices start at just $249 a night.

The property is surrounded with tall trees and a private lake. The 1/2 mile long driveway brings you back to this secluded retreat with a 15 acre lake in the front yard. Included with this rental is 5 kayaks and a pedal boat, so you and your guests can explore the lake in style.

The two-story lodge is an open concept on the second level with three semi private beds/bedrooms that sleeps nine or more with a large full bathroom with both a corner shower and a claw-foot slipper bathtub.

The main level offers two private bedrooms, the large master bedroom has 15 feet of glass that overlooks the west lake. The main floor bathroom offers a large shower with a sit down area and a two person bathtub. This main bathroom can be entered by either of the main floor bedrooms.

The main level also provides a large kitchen and a large dining room table that can seat 10 comfortably and up to 14 if necessary. An additional bar and surrounding dining table can seat 7 to 8 more.

The family room is very large with a 60 inch flat-screen TV. Great room also provides a dart board. Just added, AirHockey!

Top all of this off with a sunken spa/pool. This endless pool is the largest available and the family will love it. This pool provides approximately 93 degrees heated water temperature. A wave that can be adjusted for endless swimming against the current. Relax at the end of the pool in seated area with Jacuzzi bubbles massaging your body.

This is also a great place to work from home, the lodge has the fastest internet speed available. Starlink is now installed at the lodge and provides remote workers access to work, emails, video meetings, etc. The lodge provides a large workspace area with a comfortable swivel rolling chair and bright lighting with a beautiful view of both lakes!

On the East Lake there is a beautiful stationary dock with a 14 foot diving board. A small sandy beach with a fire pit is also located next to the east Lake dock.

The West Lake is 20 acres and is located in the backyard, and comes with a covered boat dock with a 20 foot no emission 100% clean pontoon boat with a 24 volt electric trolling motor for great fishing experiences.  A picnic table is situated on this pontoon boat to make for great eat on board enjoyment while you enjoy the wilderness. The primary two species of fish in both lakes are bluegill and large-mouth bass. These lakes provide a catch and release fishing experience. Staying at the lodge reserves the use of all the boats.

Some guests have brought telescopes, binoculars, paddleboards, remote controlled speedboats, canoes, and firewood. You will want to bring your own fishing equipment. You can request a small wagon full of firewood for an additional $75 charge. The lodge property allows fireworks and target shooting.

The lodge rents throughout the year at different rates for two guests. Starting with the third guest the rate is $50 per night per person. For example a group of four is going to be less expensive than a group of 20. For more great lodging options in Illinois, click here.