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One of a kind family, friendly retreat or a great couples getaway!

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Rustic, spacious one bedroom, one bath cabin with beautiful scenic views.

The Shepherd Cabin is a rustic beauty! This cabin is one of two cabins on the property. This heated and air conditioned cabin is packed full of charm. The cabin has a lodge theme through-out the inside and sits on 14 private acres. Wake up in the morning with a cup of coffee and step outside to listen to the sounds of nature all around you. At the end of the day, savor the sunset. It would be perfect for a couple's getaway or a great place to bring the family. The cabin is so centrally located that you could spend five days here and not be able to do everything there is to do within a twenty mile radius. This property also has a beautiful location. It is close to town yet very private. The view from the front porch is breathtaking. Nothing beats the quiet of the country and the sounds of nature.

This spacious cabin has a open layout for the kitchen, dining room and living room. The roomy, bedroom loft is located upstairs and has two comfortable, queen sized beds. The cabin also has a couch and futon to help it sleep six. Refrigerator, stove, microwave, coffee maker and blender are just a few of the amenities included in the kitchen. The dining area includes a small bar and a dining table. There is a washer and dryer in the laundry area.

The cabin is completely stocked with bedding and towels. The property has an electric grill and a fire-pit. All you would need to bring is your food and clothes to feel right at home!

Sit back and enjoy the seclusion and privacy while relaxing in the comforts of the Shepherd Cabins.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 20, 2018

About Melinda

This area is loaded with so many scenic areas. We love that it is close to many parks and sites that include rivers, hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. The valley is also filled with much history which includes the Fort Davidson Museum and Park. We have lived in the valley for many years and are so proud of our beautiful area and wanted to share it with others.

Melinda purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Melinda chose Ironton

The beautiful Arcadia Valley is located just 80 miles southwest of St. Louis. When we found the cabins we were so excited to share their beauty and charm with others seeking a quiet retreat, romantic getaway or just some much needed family rest and fun.

Our family has always loved to stay in cabins on our vacations. We wanted to provide this opportunity for visitors to our area.

What makes this cabin unique

The view from the front porch was a huge selling point for us. The cabin is nestled into the woods at the base of the beautiful Shepherd Mountain. We also liked that fact that it is private yet close to town and has many family friendly parks.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Ironton

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The beautifully tiled bathroom has a shower and tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom is located upstairs. The futon is located downstairs off of the laundryroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
The cabin has been tastefully decorated with a rustic, lodge theme.


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One of a kind family, friendly retreat or a great couples getaway!
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 29 reviews

Absolutely Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin proved to be so much better than what we had anticipated. It was so very clean and well-kept. It was out of town just a bit, so it seemed very private. Everything was comfortable, and we brought our own pillows because we've found there just aren't enough at rental units, but that wasn't the case with this cabin. Really, everything was just perfect and the price was right! We were able to enjoy all of the natural beauty of the state parks and then head back to the cabin to rejuvenate! We will definitely be visiting again!

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Very nice cabin! We really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

Great property. Close to multiple state parks and sight-seeing adventures. Very peaceful sitting around fire pit at night winding down from busy day. Highly recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautiful getaway

  • 4 of 5

This cabin looks great and is a good space. It's fairly well stocked and in an easy location to get to all the state parks and attractions in the area. The only drawback for our family was the futon. The mattress was almost completely flat. Not even comfortable to sit on. We made it work by folding it in half, but that doesn't leave a very big area to sleep on when you have tall teenagers in the family. If you don't need this as a bed for your group, it's a really good place to stay! Obviously well taken care of and the decor is adorable. Really enjoyed the food and history nearby at Thee Abbey Kitchen. Johnson's Shut Ins is a don't miss for older kids!

  • Submitted: 9-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect small family getaway

  • 4 of 5

This is the perfect cabin for a small family looking to spend some time off the grid and enjoy swimming at the Shut In's, hiking in the mountains, or floating on the river.

  • Submitted: 4-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy space, good location!

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay here in early June! The cabin is great, very clean and a fun, cozy space. The view of the field across the road is fantastic, and the location is almost perfect for those wanting to visit Johnson's Shut-Ins, Taum Sauk Mountain, and Elephant Rocks State Parks. Our only issues were (1) that our instructions and directions to the cabin were a little late -- I had to specifically e-mail for them the night before we were to arrive, and (2) that the satellite was not working in the cabin -- we followed the instructions on the refrigerator and tried just about everything we could, but never got it working.

  • Submitted: 3-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was an amazing place to start our married life together.

  • 5 of 5

The cabins were wonderful and tucked away where no phone or wifi can distract you. While we stayed, the satellite was out but that didn't matter. My husband and I used the cabin to get girls ready for the wedding and for our honeymoon. It was so relaxing and wonderful to be back in our home town, close to friends and family, but also away from everything at the same time. We are definitely talking about renting again.

As for some of the reviews that are upset about cleaning up the cabin before check out. It was super easy to toss the laundry in the laundry room, do up the dishes we used, and take out our trash. We didn't have to do much else to follow the check out list and leave the cabin on time.

Once again, we highly recommend the cabins and would stay there again.

Melinda was amazing and so patient with us as we changel plans on her a few times. She walked us through the process and helped make our wedding and honeymoon spectacular.

  • Submitted: 26-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
St. Louis, MO
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Arcadia Valley Country Club
Nearest Train
65 Miles
St. Louis
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 221
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fort Davidson, Bailey Jo's, Rustler, McDonalds

The Shepherd Cabin is located in the beautiful Arcadia Valley. It is centrally situated on a forested estate. Our valley is surrounded by beautiful mountains with many numerous trails and places for exploring. We also have many family friendly parks in our area. Swimming locations are located within 20-30 minutes.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Ironton

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection C$76.02
Cleaning Fee C$77.31

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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