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A 40 mile view with private bluffs on the Wine Trail in the Shawnee Ntl. Forest

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 King bedrooms, 1 Full, 1 Queen sleeper, 2 1/2 baths, a cooks kitchen and more!

This is it! Look no more for an escape to the great outdoors! Rock Ridge is located in scenic Southern Illinois amidst beauty like you have never seen in Illinois! This home is located on 140 private acres nestled in ancient bluffs, loaded with wildlife, peace and quiet and everything at your fingertips! We provide everything you and your guests need for a wonderful getaway! The kitchen is fully equipped with all manner of cooking needs, along with a backyard BBQ, all you need is your provisions to whip up a meal to be enjoyed in this wonderful home!

The great room has floor to ceiling windows to take in the breathtaking views that span for 40 + miles to Kentucky! It features a flat screen tv and blue ray dvd player along with a cozy gas fireplace for your enjoyment...Also located on the main floor is a laundry room and half bath.

Upstairs you will find a log style King Bed Master Suite. There is a walk in closet and a 4 piece Master Bath that rivals any Spa. The walk in shower has body sprays and the jacuzzi tub has a multitude of jets to enjoy while gazing out the window in the tree line! There is a private balcony off the bedroom to take in the views of the bluffs....It is a peaceful, serene retreat...

Downstairs in the walkout basement we offer another living area complete with a flat screen tv/dvd player. There is another full bathroom and two more bedrooms, one with a King bed and flat screen tv/dvd player and another full size bedroom. The patio off the living room provides ample shade in the Summer and again you have spectacular long range views of the area!

Outback you can relax on the deck while BBQ'ing or watching the kids on the playset. There is ample parking for you and your guests.

Rock Ridge also offers guided repelling and climbing, there is a fully stocked pond, and plenty of room to roam around and explore the property! Please consider us for your next group getaway ~ a hunters dream, a family reunion destination, a girls weekend out, a group to ride the Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, there are no limits to what you can do in Southern Illinois and Rock Ridge is your jumping off point to see it all!!!! Email, call or text for more information and ideas to plan your vacation! We are located just 2.7 miles off Interstate 57 exit 36. Convenient, comfortable, safe and outstanding! You won't be disappointed when you choose us and you will want to come back the minute you leave!!!

More Details

Property Manager
Mary McDonald
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Buncombe

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The Master Bath is like your own private Spa! You will love it!
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • We also offer a Queen Sleeper Sofa!
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is a fully stocked pond for the fisherman, guided rock climbing and repelling is also available! There is nothing you can't do in this area! Anything you need is just a thought away. The Property Manager is at your disposal at all times!


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A 40 mile view with private bluffs on the Wine Trail in the Shawnee Ntl. Forest
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

The place was beautiful and well stocked!

  • 5 of 5

From the fuzzy blankets to the pancake griddle, the owners thought of it all! We loved seeing the deer in the front yard every day!

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This is my second visit to Rock Ridge and will not be the last. Such a beautiful property. The grounds and the home were perfect for my needs, such an enjoyable time for me and my family.

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

What a house!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!

  • Submitted: 27-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, fantastic view

  • 5 of 5

This property has everything you need. Three spacious outdoor seating areas to take in the flora and fauna. Comfortable sleeping, spacious well designed kitchen. Great central location. We were close to all of the parks we wanted to explore. Deer grazed in the front yard every morning and evening. We loved our stay. Our host was delightful.

  • Submitted: 2-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Swansea, IL

Perfect fall getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Great stay once again! The house is sparkling clean and has everything you need. Took grandkids into Anna to pick pumpkins, perfect! We'll be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: 9-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible property, wonderful property management

  • 5 of 5

Danny and I got married Rock Ridge this past weekend. The property was beyond perfect. The open space in front for ceremony overlooking treetops, gorgeous/spacious backyard for the reception, picturesque nature surrounding on all sides, fire pit and room for dancing/kids to run, large kitchen, and comfortable house with all the amenities for my immediate family to stay made for a magical day. Could not have asked for more. Mary was just a text away through the whole process and more than helpful in the planning. We can't wait come back for our anniversary!

  • Submitted: 4-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Marion, Illinois
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Union County Country Club
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Amtrack in Carbondale, Illinois
Nearest Motorway
2.7 Miles
Interstate 57
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Brickhouse Grill
Car: necessary

Rock Ridge is located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest located on 140 acres. The backdrop at our home is a line of bluffs that can be seen from miles away. You can spend hours in your own backyard or get out and explore Giant City and Ferne Clyffe State Parks, LaRue Pine Hills, Trail of Tears State Forest and Crab Orchard Wildlife Refuge. They are just the tip of the iceburg for those who love the outdoors. Tunnel Hill Bike Trail is a destination spot for those who love to ride.

There is World Class bird and deer hunting, along with some of the best fishing the Midwest has to offer. We offer a stocked pond here on the property. We are also conveniently located to the Shawnee Wine Trail which boats a dozen Award winning wineries just minutes away. There are antique stores and other hometown shops, lots of local eateries and annual events such as Vulture Fest in Makanda, the Superman competition in Metropolis and the Apple Festival in Murphysboro.

Rock Ridge is just a short drive from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and would be a great place for those family weekends or graduation!

Most would agree that the star of the show in Southern Illinois is our beloved Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass. It is the tallest Cross in the Western Hemisphere standing at an impressive 111 feet tall at an elevation of 1000 feet with sweeping views of The Shawnee National Forest and everything beyond! It is awe inspiring and by far worth the short drive. Be sure and catch the short 6 minute video in the Visitors Center that explains how the Cross came to be, what happened and how the recent $500,000.00 renovation came to be!

Southern Illinois is also famous for its harvest of peaches and apples! Flamms Orchards in Cobden has a treat that can't be beat! A strawberry razzle!!! If you don't get a large you will be angry.....if you like blizzards, you will LOVE the razzle!

There are 1,000 year old Cypress Trees to see just down the road in Cypress. The Visitor Center has displays of local wildlife and the helpful staff can direct you to see these marvels of nature.....

There are so many things to see and do in our part of the Country. Please check back for updates to this post as we will be adding more things to see and do shortly! Make sure you put us on your list of places to stay....We promise you will be back, you will love it!


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Buncombe

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add C$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$95.71
Tax Rate 11.0%

The $215.00 rate is for use of the main floor - the Great Room, Kitchen and 1/2 bath. It also includes the loft Master Bedroom with the 4 piece Spa like Master Bath. This rate is for 1 couple.

The $245.00 rate offers all of the above plus the lower level comprised of a living area, 2 more bedrooms and another Full Bath.

Check in is 4 PM, check out is 11 AM, both times MAY be negotiable if house is available the night before check in or the day of check out, please ask, we are very accommodating!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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