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Dam Near Lake of Egypt Cabins- The Yellow Door Micro Cabin

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5.0 / 5Exceptional
26 reviews


  • Kitchen
  • Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • Outdoor Space


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lake of Egypt
    15 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Williamson County Historical Museum
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Marion Carnegie Library
    18 min drive
  • Airport
    Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional)
    24 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Marion, this cabin is in a rural location. Travelers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Williamson County Historical Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shawnee National Forest and Giant City State Park. Our guests appreciate the property's central location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Lake of Egypt - 15 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Williamson County Historical Museum - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Marion Cultural and Civic Center - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Marion Carnegie Library - 18 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Williamson County Fairgrounds - 20 min drive

    Getting around

    • Carbondale Station - 32 min drive
    • Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional) - 18 min drive

    About this property

    Dam Near Lake of Egypt Cabins- The Yellow Door Micro Cabin

    Romantic cabin in Marion
    If you think you might be seeing a duplicate listing, you are not! We, "Dam Near Lake of Egypt Cabins" (pun intended), have 2 identical cabins just for you! THE CABIN This cabin, called The Yellow Door cabin, is a sleek and modern new cabin built in 2018. Tiny house lovers will be very impressed with the well-appointed layout of this 560 square foot cabin. The cabins were designed by local talent and built on-site by the owners. Therefore we take a ridiculous amount of pride in every detail of your stay from cleanliness to hospitality. LOCATION One of our best features is that we are centrally located to all things "southern Illinois". Most importantly, we are just 4 miles from the I-57 and I-24 split, making it easy access for you. Our most favorite summer feature, Lake of Egypt is only 1/2 mile away. Within a 30 minute drive you can find yourself hiking and finding waterfalls at Ferne Clyffe State Park and Giant City State Park, biking though a 1/2 mile tunnel on the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, or sipping wine at 5-6 different wineries including Blue Sky, Starview, Honker Hill, Katy-Lynn, Bella T, Walker's Bluff. We are official members of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Lodging Association. We also have some amazing up and coming micro brews nearby. Garden of the Gods is exactly 1 hour car ride, with plenty of great stops along the way. OCCUPANCY You may have notice this is a one bedroom that sleeps 6. Ideally, the cabins were meant for couples and couples, like ourselves with small children. The sleeping arrangements are as follows: 1 queen bed in the bedroom and 1 queen in the loft (sleeping room only). We have had many groups of 4 adults in one cabin, but please consider your group for the ideal set up. Remember, we have an identical cabin and you can rent both at the same time if that suits your needs better. There is room for an air mattress and we have one available upon request. PETS Did I mention we are pet friendly? Let's talk about that (skip this paragraph if you could care less- BUT know we charge extra because we make the cabin so clean that you would think we do not allow pets.) We love pets. We have too many ourselves. Here are the things to note: We do not limit dog size or breed. Please note that our dogs, Ariel and Rocco live on the premise and are free-range farm dogs. We also charge $30 per pet, per stay. If you plan to leave your pet unaccompanied, we have a large create for you to use. If your pet is scared of other dogs or do not get along well with others, please let us know beforehand and we will keep ours indoors during your stay. Keywords: cabin, micro cabin, small cabin, lake of Egypt, places to stay in southern Illinois, wine trail cabin, shawnee forest cabin, shawnee national forest, ferne clyffe state park, waterfalls in southern illinois, honker hill winery, tunnel hill trail, giant city state park, carbondale, marion,
    Air-conditioned accommodations at this cabin offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include showers. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
    This cabin features a garden.
    This cabin is a smoke-free property.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Entire place

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

    Property manager

    property manager

    Allison Hasler

    Speaks English

    Property amenities


    • Close to skiing


    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking


    • Refrigerator
    • Stovetop
    • Microwave
    • Oven
    • Cookware/dishes/utensils
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Toaster


    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided


    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Hair dryer
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Dining room


    • Flat-screen TV with cable/satellite service
    • Books
    • Games

    Outdoor areas

    • Patio
    • Garden


    • Air conditioning
    • Heating


    • Smoke-free property

    Services and conveniences

    • Iron/ironing board

    Location highlights

    • In a rural location

    Things to do

    • Kayaking nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Sailing nearby


    • Sleeps 6
    • Unit size: 560 sq ft (52 sq m)

    Nearby things to do


    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
    • Water skiing nearby
    • Rock climbing nearby
    • Mountain biking nearby
    • Hiking/biking trails nearby
    • Kayaking nearby
    • Sailing nearby
    • Scuba diving nearby

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    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

      Great Girls Getaway Weekend

      Great place at reasonable price. Loved that I could bring my dog along for the trip! Easy access to trails, Fern Clyffe State park, and wineries. Owner was quick to respond to the mix up with the dog Kennel request, and even was nice enough to get my dog into the kennel once the kennel arrived while we were out. Power went out the first night at no fault of the owners. It was a rare occurrence the power going off in mid October. We were able to make some calls to figure out who the power company was to determine a large outage. As a suggestion to the owner, which we discussed in person, add the SouthEastern Electric Co-op contact and outage link to the cabins information page in the binder of local contacts. Will definitely book future getaways at the Cabins! They have future plans to expand in a wonderful location.

      5/5 Excellent

        Perfect Writer's Retreat/Creative Sabbatical

        I selected this cabin for a writing retreat/creative sabbatical. The location is just secluded enough to maintain a distraction-free environment while being close enough to local wineries and hiking for when i wanted to venture out and take a break from writing. I was amazingly productive here and would recommend it to anyone who is (a) looking to getaway from the distractions and stress of everyday life, and/or (b) searching for a place to give yourself a writing retreat or creative sabbatical. The cabin is perfect for a solo traveller. Allison gave great advice on the local wineries and checked in with me during my stay to make sure I had everything I needed. It was everything I had hoped it would be!

        5/5 Excellent

          Great stay in Marion, IL

          We had a wonderful time at the Dam Near Lake of Egypt Yellow Door Cabin. We really enjoy how peaceful it is here. No crazy traffic jams or air plane noise like what we experience in Chicago. There is lots to do. You will need a few days just taking in the Shawnee National Forest and to do the wine trail. The cabin was clean and comfortable for us. And we were greeted and sent on our way with and escort by Allison and Mike's sweet dogs.

          5/5 Excellent

            Yellow Door

            Best getaway. Can't wait to go back. Very relaxing and plenty to do if you choose.

            5/5 Excellent

              Small but beautiful

              Rented this while at a family reunion. It was convenient to the reunion site but more importantly, clean and well decorated. A lot put into a small space. Great place to stay!

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