The Goddard Place

1585 Campground Rd

Anna, IL 62906 


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What People Are Saying

Matt and Gara W. from Jackson, Tennessee said... Thank you so very much for the beautiful weekend accomodations!  We had a wonderful time enjoying your piece of heaven!  Anna definately felt like home away from home for us and we cant wait to come back!  

Elijah G. from Champaign, Illinois said... Loved staying in this cute little cabin, really felt like a little home away from home.  Very close to local wineries and lots of restuarant options just a few minutes away.  

Michael D. from Chicago, Illinois said... The cabin was very cozy and had all of the modern amenities to make our stay comfortable.  Property has a small lake only shared by the owner who lives in the house next door.  Very peaceful setting, close to outdoor attractions like Cache River (canoeing/kayaking) and other hiking trails.  Owner was very nice and met us shortly after we arrived.  We would definately stay here again.  

Reza B. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Wonderful location!  The comfortable cabin is quaint and perfect for a getaway anytime.  Located next to the owners house, you would never know it.  The cabin is surrounded by large pine and elm trees making it totally secluded and peaceful.  The front has a covered porch looking over the farm fields and driveway.  The back raised porch looks over a large pond with fields on one side and pine trees on the other.  The pond is awesome to fish so bring a pole and night crawlers.  At dusk we caught bass and bluegill on almost each cast.  The interior of the cabin is comfortable with AC, a gas fire heater, small kitchen, comfortable bed and usual toilet, bathtub and shower with a large t.v.  There is charcoal grill so bring coals.  There is no stove/oven in the cabin.  We love grilling so it was perfect.  The town of Anna has lots of places to eat.  The owner has a large information folder with everything you'll ever need to know about the area.  Talking about the area, there are about 10 wineries within a 30 minute drive and lots of great hikes.  We plan on coming back in the fall and do a wine tour.  This is a great getaway retreat cabin less than two hours from St. Louis.  I am so happy we found it and plan on returning.   

Ellie H. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Perfect place to get away.  Gorgeous cabin and the view out back was unbelieveable.  It was quiet and relaxing.  The property owner was very nice and extremely accomodating!  I will definately be back!  

Angela S. from Bloomington, Illinois said... Thanks for everything.  We enjoyed our stay.  Have a great summer!  We'll tell many people about The Goddard Place.  

Rachel H. from Urbana, Illinois said... The Goddard Place was the perfect place for my husband and I to get away and celebrate our 20th anniversary!  The cabin was very clean and had everything that we needed! 

Tammie L. from Urbana, Illinois said... Thank you for a fabulous few days - wish we could of stayed longer!  We will be back.  Appreciate everything.  

Joe and Maranda S. from Murphysboro, Illinois said... We wanted to say thank you for everything, this day was perfect for us.  The cabin is amazing.  We would love to come back again when we need a little R & R.  Thanks for everything.  

Jake P. from LaSalle, Illinois said...  Thanks for having us and all the advice you gave us throughout our stay.  Everything was perfect and the scenery was amazing.  We definately appreciate it!  We will definately be back next time we plan a trip down there.   

Larry and Debra M. from St. Louis, Missouri said... The cabin was just perfect for our anniversary getaway.  Enjoyed the fire pit each evening after grilling.  This was just what we needed.  Make sure you take a trip to Millstone Bluffs and the Garden of the Gods.  

Rebecca P. from Birmingham, Alabama said... Thank you!  We soo enjoyed our stay.  Best sheets and pillows ever!  So loved this little cabin.  

Brandy and David K. from Decatur, Illinois said... What do I not recommend is the question, and the answer would be absolutely nothing.  If you are looking for a peaceful night in the country this is the place to go.  Anthything you need is here aside from your food.  We love the deck and pond out back.  You can find things around there to have fun.  The owners are especially nice.  After six times of going we feel like we've made more friends.  Yes, highly recommend!!!! 

Nicole S. from Henderson, Kentucky said... We so enjoyed our weekend getaway in this adorable little cabin!  The location fit our needs perfectly and everything was just as we had hoped for!  The owner came over and welcomed us and gave us some good suggestions for restaurants and other area attractions!  Looking forward to going back and staying longer! 

Dave A. from Vancouver, Washington said... We enjoyed a relaxing couple of days in the little cabin, it was clean, quiet and left us wanting for nothing.  We did not get the opportunity to meet the owners, but they communicated promptly to our few questions.  

Celine V. from Steeleville, Illinois said... The cabin was perfect!!  It was exactly as described.  Clean, comfortable, quiet.  We had a wonderful stay.  Thank you!!

Tammy L. from Belleville, Illinois said... It was perfect for what we needed.  Very cute cabin!

Tony H. from Mattoon, Illinois said... My wife and I really had a relaxing time at the cabin, it was a very quiet and homey atmosphere.

Rebecca W. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Chris was a great host - the place is peaceful and lovely.  The bathtub is great and the pond was charming!  A good recommendation for a breakfast spot too.  Which was crucial because some how I missed the fact there is no stove in the cabin! 

Brian F. from Champaign, Illinois said... This place could not have been any more perfect for my stay.  Quiet, relaxing, but still with the amenities you would expect somewhere closer to town.

Paula and Tyler S. from Smithton, Illinois said... Cute, clean, quiet - excellent, restful, peaceful getaway!  Highly recommened!

Chester and Belinda M. from Mt. Carmel, Illinois said... Thank you so very much for sharing your cabin with us.  It was a very relaxing few days.  It is beautiful and peaceful here and we enjoyed it a lot.  May God bless you in all you do.  

Jenny H. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Looking for a getaway, this is your place.  Super cute cabin and very relaxing.  

Mary Z. from Menomee Falls, Wisconsin said... I found this cabin when planning a trip down from Wisconsin to drop our son off for a long weekend visit with his girlfriend at Southern Illinois University.  The cabin was a short drive from the campus and looked so cute, so I booked it.  My husband and I had the most relaxing time in this adorable cabin!  Tbe owners have thought of everything to make the stay perfect and we wanted for nothing.  Owners live nearby and were so pleasant, helpful and informative.  Very impressed by the cleanliness and have never had such soft towels anywhere!  Gorgeous property in a quiet area close to Giant City, where we had a nice lunch and explored a bit.  Town is close by with Walmart and Kroger if needs arise, and there are many wineries in the area, but we didn't want to leave this wonderful cabin for long!  Highly recommend and we will be back!

Wes S. from Mahomet, Illinois said... Loved the property.  Very clean and quiet.  Owners were very friendly and helpful with local parks and restaurants to visit.  Great Stay.   

Terry and Marge S. from Chicago, Illinois said... Thank you for sharing your wonderful cabin.  We slept so well and felt at home.  What an awesome place you have.  We hope you and your family have many years of bliss.  

Scott and Tami R. from Bonfield, Illinois said... Thank you for your hospitality.  It was a pleasure meeting you.  Hope all the best to you!

Dennis and Wendy O. from Chicago, Illinois said... We had a wonderful time.  The cabin was very clean and suited our purposes excellently.  Chris and Angela were great hosts and provided us with a lot of information about the area.  

Brian and Carol A. from Midland, Texas said... The property was extrememly comfortable and beautiful.  Quiet and relaxing.  Good bed and air conditioning.  Hosts were professional and courteous.  I would recommend this hidden gem!  

Chuck and Marsha S. from Peoria, Illinois said... Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven.  We had a wonderful time.  

Robin C. from St. Louis, Missouri said... What a wonderful little cabin!  Just what we needed!  Everything was perfect!  We can't wait to visit again!  Thank you!  

Michael P. from St. Louis, Missouri said... This was everything my wife and I could have asked for for an evening stay.  Angela and Chris are incredible hosts that have their cabin set up with everything a traveler could need and were even able to offer incredible suggestions for dining.  Would absolutely love to stay here again.   

Zach G. from Bunker Hill, Illinois said... We enjoyed our stay very much and appreciate all the hard work you put into cleaning and decorating the cabin.  We did some hiking at Little Grand Canyon, Giant City, and Pomona Natural Bridge... we got engaged on the top of the bridge!  Thanks for a wonderful stay!  

Holly and Rodger R. from Trenton, Illinois said... Our experience was excellent!  The cabin was spotless, and was stocked with all you needed minus your food.  Your close enough to run to town if you need something but far enough out to enjoy the quietness.  There's so much to do and see so your not going to get bored if you want to get out and do some sightseeing.  We enjoyed the cabin so much we plan on going back!  I highly recommend booking this cabin!  

Avery W. from Flora, Illinois said... I rented this property for my parents as a surprise anniversary gift.  They had nothing but great things to say about this property and its owners.  They had great communication with me in preparation for my parents arrival.  Highly recommend!   

Angela H. from Mattoon, Illinois said... The property was beautiful and provided us a place to rest and relax.  Wineries were awesome and super close.  We had a great time and will definately be back.  

Cheryl W. from Tuscola, Illinois said... The grounds were gorgeous and neat as a pin.  The hostesses were so incredibly nice and very helpful for recommending places to see and eat.  We came to see the Garden of the Gods forest which is one hour away.  Beautiful drive and no traffic.  The log cabin was so clean and smelled fantastic.  Clean... clean... clean!  I recommend this cabin to anyone.  The deck on the back is comfy too.  Need a break this is the place.  You must stay here!   

George M. from Chicago, Illinois said... Perfect getaway and better than a hotel while traveling to Nashville.  Owners were great, scenery was breathtaking which made it perfect for an evening walk after a long drive.  Extra emenities gave us the comfort of feeling at home.  Thanks again for the accommodations.

Benjamin G. from Peoria, Illinois said... Couldn't have been any better.  The cabin is perfect for relaxing after a long day of exploring the area.  The hosts were wonderful and very helpful.  We really enjoyed hanging out on the dock in the evening.  Great place to stay!   

Mariah T. from St. Louis, Missouri said... This is a great little cabin.  Everything was clean and felt very cozy.  The scenery around the property is lovely.  We would highly recommend.  

Troy and Angie H. from Mattoon, Illinois said... We had an amazing stay and can't wait to come back!  The cabin is beautiful and gave us a great place to relax before heading back home to our three busy kids and their schedules.  

Sam and Paul O. from Mattoon, Illinois said... My beau and I celebrated our one year anniversary of us being a couple here at The Goddard Place.  We really enjoyed our stay!  Paul and I are outdoorsy types and we couldn't have chosen a better place to experience this type of living on our special day!  We hit a few wineries on the wine trail and enjoyed a delicious prime rib dinner at the Brickhouse Bar and Grill, per hosts suggestionn.  We will become regulars, I'm 100% certain of that!  Thank you, for the hospitality and for providing us the great cabin for our anniversary, Chris, Angela, and Hunter!  

Emily O. from Columbus, Ohio said... The Goddard Place cabin was an exceptional overnight experience.  The cabin was immaculate and charming with all amenities provided!  Chris and Angela were wonderful hosts and greeted us upon arrival.  The scene from the back deck was picture perfect; we watched hummingbirds feed while we enjoyed our morning coffee and view of the pond.  Thank you so much for a wonderful stop on our road trip.  

Dixie J. from St. Charles, Missouri said... We rented the cabin to stay for our trip to see my daughter graduate at SIU in Carbondale.  It's a short 30 minutes to Carbondale.  The area is beautiful, the cabin is quaint with a fire pit and the view of the lake off the back deck was great!  The owners are very hospitable.  We highly recommend staying here!

Dave and Linda W. from Swansea, Illinois said... Everything was absolutely wonderful!  Thank you so much for your hospitality!  Loved the deck and the variety of birds that live here.  So relaxing and restful!  Just what we needed.  If we ever come back this way we will be sure to stay here!  Thanks again and god bless.  

Jae H. from Chicago, Illinois said... Thank you so very much for these few days.  It was a Godsend to us.  We look forward to coming back in the fall.  God bless!

Tim and Sharon J. from Bloomington, Illinois said... This place is so wonderful.  It's heaven on earth everyone should stay here.  Family who owns this Chris and his wife were so wonderful and welcomed us and treated us like family.  

Terri H. from Tampa, Florida said... I came here for a work retreat, and it was absolutely perfect.  Clean and comfortable, and I enjoyed sitting on the back deck overlooking the pond while I worked.  Thanks for sharing your home with me! 

Ryan W. from Sullivan, Illinois said... Great place to stay!  Very quiet, peaceful.  Loved the view from the deck.  Would recommend this cabin for a relaxing weekend, wine trail, hiking, etc. 

Tom and Donna N. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Thanks for the wonderful time.  You made our trip very enjoyable.  Thanks to Hunter for the the fishing tips.  We enjoy thet area very much and hope to return soon.  

Cheryl G. from St. Louis, Missouri said.. This cabin was perfect for our stay in the Shawnee National Forrest.  It is a very good location for exploring the area.  Hiking and the wineries were great!  The cabin is perfect for two people.  It was very clean and nicely decorated.  The gas fireplace was a nice touch.  Chris was wonderful , taking time to give us information about the region.  Would definately come back!   

ennifer W. from Morton, Illinois said... The cabin is very nice.  Chris was here to greet us and go over things, very nice guy.  We sat out back and listened to the birds sing so peaceful.  We would come back again!! 

Mark E. from Centralia, Illinois said... Well maintained, very cozy and relaxing.  My wife and I stayed here for a night to get away from it all.  The owner greeted us when we first arrived and was very polite and showed us around the cabin.  He told us if we had any questions or problems during our stay to let him know.  After that he left us with the cabin for some well needed relaxing.  The cabin is close to the owners home but we were not disturbed any of the time we were there.  Cabin has nice furnishings, satellite t.v., jacuzzi tub, shower, mini fridge, microwave, utensils and plenty of clean towels and linens.  We completely enjoyed our night here and would recommend it to anyone!  

Fred and Amy L. from Muscatine, Iowa said... We enjoyed our stay very much.  Hunter did a good job making us feel "at home" and showing us how to work things.  We will definately stay here on future trips.  

Mara F. from Johnston City, Illinois said...  This is the perfect cozy cabin for a weekend staycation or a visit to beautiful Southern Illinois.  The cabin was cozy and beautifully furnished.  Just the right size for two.  The weather was cold and rainy but we traipsed around to the vineyards anyway and enjoyed some new wines.  Chris, the cabin owner was very friendly without being overbearing and we felt that our reservation was under control at all times with good communication.  They even sent me a message to let me know we could get into the cabin early which was very thoughtful.  It was exactly as advertised and it was delightful.   

Rebecca M. from Evansville, Indiana said... Perfect getaway!  This cabin is perfect for a small getaway!  Chris was very welcoming and so was their sweet dog.  Such a cozy relaxing environment with beautiful scenery and just a quick drive into town for food or anything you may need.  It snowed while we visited and was beautiful to wake to!  We will definately revisit!

Linda S. from Maryland Heights, Missouri said... The Goddard Place is a perfect place to get away for a few days to rest and relax.  The adorable cabin has everything you need.  The hosts are very accommodating.  Can't wait to go back.  Would highly recommend it!  Thanks for everything, Chris!

John W. from Chicago, Illinois said... Great stay.  We will be back, excellent.  

Matt and Rebecca M. from Evansville, Indiana said... Thank you SO much for such great hospitality!  This cabin is beautiful and such a perfect getaway!  We enjoyed it so much.  Thanks again!

Joel D. from Madison, Wisconsin said... Awesome sparkling clean cabin!  Spent a very relaxing couple of days with my 17 year old son.  Great amenities, and fantastic hosts!  Rocking chairs on the front porch were perfect for enjoying the night sky while chatting about life.

Gary C. from Peoria, Illinois said... Clean, private, great getaway!  We spent most of our time in the cabin enjoying some much needed down time.  Very quiet and eventhough it was cold we enjoyed the deck overlooking the pond.  Chris introduced himself, explained any questions we had and was nearby if needed.  Only suggestion would be a higher toilet.  As for restaurants in nearby small town Anna, checkout the Dinner Bell.  Unique decorating and more than you can eat, home cooked meals.  Very popular with the locals.  For supper we enjoyed the Blue Boar.  Great atmosphere, casual dress and excellent food.  Way off the beaten path too.  All in all excellent 3 days.  Highly recommend. 

Michelle M. from Decatur, Illinois said... Loved the location!  Private setting but close enough to parks and wine trail!  Wanted to stay longer!  The jacuzzi tub and fire place were great after hiking all day.  Sunrises over the back pond were an added bonus.  Owners Chris and Angela are quick to respond to any questions and are close by if anything is needed.

Charles W. from Gainesville, Florida said... Great location and hospitality!  The Goddard Place is perfectly located for all the various activities there are to enjoy in southern illinois.  It's a great place for couples and beautiful scenery to sit outside and enjoy while relaxing on site.  Chris and Angela make everything simple from reservation to checkout.  We will be staying at the Goddard Place for future visits to the area. 

Amanda N. from Chicago, Illinois said... We didn't want to leave!  The only thing I regret was not booking earlier and having more time to spend here.  Everything from the booking to checkin exceeded my expectations.  The cabin was in the perfect location to everything we want to do.  I can't wait to come back and will definately stay longer.

Paula and Stu W. from Troy, Illinois said... We had a wonderful, relaxing stay!  We hope to return.  Thanks for your hospitality - everything was perfect!  

eidi J. from Springfield, Illinois said... What a charming little cabin with an amazing view.  Nice and peaceful and perfect for a relaxing getaway.  Extremely helpful owners.

Debbie and John C. from Kansas City, Missouri said... Staying here a couple nights during a cross country motorcyle trip.  Wonderful hosts, adorable cabin, picturesque setting without compromising convenience or comfort.  We highly recommend!

Daylene and Randy J. from Effingham, Illinois said... My husband and I just returned home from spending 3 days at The Goddard Place.  It was absolutely wonderful.  So peaceful and relaxing.  Definately will stay there again.

Jay and Nickie G. from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania said... Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your beautiful cabin.  It was absolutely perfect in every way!  Your place is one of a kind.  Also, thank you for the dinner recommendation.  Seriously the best meal we've ever had!  Until next time...

Kelly R. from Joilet, Illinois said... Wonderful getaway!  Beautiful cabin for a quick birthday getaway.  Chris came to great us upon our arrival and helped show us around the cabin and gave some awesome referals of things to do.  Everything was clean and organized.  Definately plan to book if we come back to visit the area again. 

April G. from Shamburg, Illinois said... Thank you for an amazing experience, the cabin was great, beautiful set up.  Look forward to seeing you next year.  Be well!! 

Jaqueline and Keith L. from Elmhurst, Illinois said... Thank you for your hospitality.  We enjoyed our stay.  Have a wonderful rest of the year and hope to see you again next summer. 

Melissa B. from Jefferson City, Missouri said... Very quiet, relaxing and serene getaway!!  This was a perfect place to get away and relax from reality!!  Beautiful cabin, with everything you need!!  Wonderful Hosts!!  Thanks so much for all the great recommendations on sight seeing!!

Chad and Ladena F. from Advance, Missouri said... Thank you!!  We had a wonderful relaxing evening!!

Lisette, Erica, and Marc C. from Orlin Park, Illinois said... Thank you for allowing us to say in your beautiful cabin.  We experienced the most peaceful and restful time away from home.  We hope to come back in the future. 

Michelle H. from Champaign, Illinois said... Such a cute place!  We only stayed one night but we really enjoyed this lovely cabin.  The attention to detail was so evident down to the throw on the recliner and the map of the area in the kitchen.  The view of the lake was beautiful and the back deck was a perfect place to enjoy a good book and relax.  I would recommend this cabin and hope to visit it again. 

Dustin H. from Tolono, Illinois said... Beautiful property.  We had a fantastic stay.  Loved the cabin and enjoyed fishing the pond.  The owners were great and very helpful with recommendations of things to do or places to eat in the area. 

Dennis and Kender C. from Murphysboro, Illinois said... Awesome place.  Very well maintained, couldn't ask for a more relaxing place.  Owners were very accomodating.  We will be back.   

Hadley K. from Duquoin, Illinois said... Adorable little cabin!  Perfect for our little getaway!  We would love to stay again in the future.  This one room cabin was perfect for my husband and I.  When we weren't at a winery or at dinner, we were here relaxing!  So cozy, especially during a thunderstorm!  We even saw an eagle when we pulled on to the property!

Dustin and Summer H. from Champaign, Illinois said... We had a wonderful stay!  We relaxed watching the humminbirds and had fun fishing (caught quite a few).  The owners are very nice and accomodating.  Highly recommend. 

Lisa F. from Bartonville, Illinois said...  Very pretty and quiet.  Wonderful alternative to a hotel room.  Nice view from the back porch.  Plan to stay again!   

Lori S. from Fishers, Indiana said... Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!  We had a wonderful stay!  What a beautiful place!  Rested, relaxed, and renewed!

Diane E. from Champaign, Illinois said... We had a wonderful experience and truly enjoyed the cabin and its surroundings.  The cabin was quaint and romantic.  It was extremely clean and supplied everything we needed.  The hosts were very accommodating and we enjoyed meeting Chris yet they gave us our privacy.  They provided wood for the outside firepit which was very pleasant.  We enjoyed the location as it was out of the way but close to wineries and Giant City Park.  It is conveniently located near the Interstate but road noise was not a problem.  We hope to return. 

Jeff and Beth A. from Saint Jacob, Illinois said... We very much enjoyed our stay!  Loved having breakfast on the back deck and listening to the birds.  We even saw a bald eagle one morning!  We didn't get to do everything we wanted to, so we'll definately be making another trip, and The Goddard Place is where we're likely to stay.  Thank you Chris for the great recommendations on local activities and restaurants!

Michael D. from Jackson, Missouri said... I can't thank you all enough for everything.  We enjoyed the cabin so much.  It was perfect!  Thank you for all your hospitality.  And we can't wait to come back again.

Greg C. from Chicago, Illinois said... Relaxing, quiet and restorative!  Clean and comfortable with great views!  Hope to go back!

Dianna G. from Dinwiddie, Virginia said... Thank you for a quiet wonderful stay.  You have a very nice place and your kindness is appreciated.  Hopefully I will be able to come back soon. 

Kari G. from Elmwood, Missouri said... This is the second year we stayed at this cottage for a spring break weekend and we loved it just as much as the first time (though this time we got to meet the host Chris, who was friendly and welcoming).  Great, comfortable, and relaxing space to get away, beautiful view off the back porch in the morning while we ate breakfast, and close to fun hiking spots that we explored when the weather warmed up.  Can't beat it. 

Melissa and Carl S. from DuQuoin, Illinois said... We stayed at this cabin for a weekend getaway only 45 minutes from home and it truly felt like a vacation for us.  The cabin was so welcoming and literally, all we needed was food, drinks, and toiletries of our choice.  The owners are extremely nice people who gave us great recommendations for local hiking and eateries (Try out Dinner Bell Too).  The fireplace added the perfect amount of comfort to this sweet little cabin.  All furniture was cozy and we hardly wanted to leave.  Thanks Chris and Angela!! 

Elise M. from Elmwood, Illinois said... Thanks for the hospitality and we loved the cabin. 

Danielle Z. from St. Louis, Missouri said... We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cabin!  We were greeted by the owner as soon as we arrived.  He helped us carry our bags in and was readily available whenever we had a question.  (Plus, we loved their dog!)  The gas fireplace was easy to use (no need to go find firewood!) and kept the entire cabin nice and toasty.  We enjoyed the very comfortable queen-sized bed, the recliner, and the pull-out sofa bed.  We took advantage of the jacuzzi bathtub, which was the perfect touch for our relaxing weekend.  Watching the sunrises and sunsets over the pond behind the cabin was a beautiful treat as well.  We travel often and this was probably the most comfortable place we've ever stayed in. 

Nathan L. from Hillsboro, Illinois said... Happy overall!  Perfect for a weekend getaway! Nice, quiet & cozy! 

Dave and Brandy K. from Decatur, Illinois said... Thank you so much for having us back again.  We absolutely love your place.  Till next time. 

Veronica J. from Waterloo, Illinois said... My husband and I stayed for our 1st wedding anniversary in late September, 2017.  Tbe cabin looks just like it does in the pictures!  We were very happy with how clean the cabin was.  It was a great location, not far from the wineries and attractions.  Plenty of privacy and the Boyd family is very welcoming.  We are already talking about staying again in the future. 

Jenny and Kevin P. from the United Kingdom said... We had the most memorable holiday in the US in August, staying for part of the time at The Goddard Place.  It is perfection and the reactions from our friends and family when we show the pictures and tell them about it endorse this.  The days spent down on the dock on the lake, sitting on the swing reading, just strolling whilst enjoying the landscape or sitting on the deck watching hummingbirds seem like a dream.  Magic!  Thank you Chris, Angela, and Hunter for such hospitality and warmth.  We had the best time.  The cabin is cosy, tasteful and so very comfortable & we felt very much at home.  We loved the area too.  Yes!  We would love to come back but until such time we can only recommend The Goddard Place to others

Doug and Pam M. from Neoga, Illinois said... Thank you so very much for the warm cozy cabin feeling.  This place put a bright spot on our 47th wedding anniversary.  Thanks again. 

Amber and Scott T. from Paducah, Kentucky said... We had a blast and will rent the cabin again.  Everything was real nice.  Thanks!  

Jacqueline and Keith L. from Elmhurst, Illinois said... Thank you for sharing your lovely cabin with us.  We had a very pleasant stay and look forward to a return visit only for longer! 

David and Erica D. from Elgin, Illinois said... Our stay was very exciting and it was a very relaxing couple of days.  The cabin is very homey and very comfy.  They had a fire pit which was awesome in the nighttime.  The a/c was clutch and worked amazingly.  The cabin is put together very well, it has everything you need for a very romantic trip.  Chris helped us check-in and was extremely nice and generous enough to show us good spots to checkout in Anna!  I highly recommend checking this one out!

Laura and Mike V. from Dwight, Illinois said... Wonderful!  Very Clean!  Great Area!  We will be back!

Cassidy and Rory J. from Champaign, Illinois said... Thank you.  We really enjoyed our stay!  You have a lovely cabin!!

Bhavana T. from Ashland, Kentucky said...  The cabin was very private, quiet and serene.  It was just perfect for what we were looking for.  Enjoyed every moment spent there.  Will definately be back.   

Chad and Adrienne P. from St. Charles, Missouri said... Thank you!  We had a wonderful stay!

Dave and Brandy K. from Decatur, Illinois said... Your place is gorgeous.  We feel like we hit a needle in a haystack.  We look forward to returning!  Thank you so much! 

Stanley M. from Robinson, Illinois said... You have a beautiful place!  We loved it! 

Jim and Donna B. from Defiance, Missouri said... Thank you for your hospitality.  We had a wonderful stay.  Loved the cabin and the setting.

Mark and Anna A. from Westfield Village, Wisconsin said... Thank you for a peaceful stay.  We enjoyed everything about the setting, in fact, the cabin was our favorite part of our trip.  Thank you for being so helpful.  We will definately recommend this place.    

Mike and Debbie M. from Benton, Kentucky said... We had a great time, thank you for your great hospitality!  

Ronald H. from Benton, Illinois said... The cabin was wonderful, relaxing, and restful.  Thank you for the hospitality.  We will be back. 

Gina S. from Benton, Illinois said... I came here seeking rest, peace, and quiet as well as spiritual renewal and what a perfect place for that!  This is a wonderful cabin and the surroundings are just beautiful.  I really enjoyed my stay here and will certainly recommend it to others.  I will definately be back some day.

Merlin M. from Des Moines, Iowa said... We chose to stay in this cabin for a 35th wedding celebration.  It was the perfect choice - very romantic in a gorgeous setting.  We enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub, sitting on the dock reading books and drinking coffee on the back porch.  Our hosts were so helpful and provided lots of guidance for things to do and see in the area.  The cabin was SO cute and clean.  The bed was comfortable, we made use of the DVD player and the kitchen was adequately furnished.  Highly recommend the Goddard Place. 

Kari G. from Elmwood, Missouri said... My fiance and I stayed here for a weekend and had a fantastic time.  The cabin was warm and inviting, the view off the back deck was lovely, and we had a wonderfully relaxing and preaceful stay.  We absolutely loved having the fireplace and the jacuzzi tub, and the mini-fridge was big enough to hold all of the food we pre-made for our stay.  We were a bit hesitant at first when we realized the cabin is on the owner's property, but they kindly made sure we had everything we needed via text and once we got into the cabin it was extremely private, we never heard any noise or had other disturbances at all, and felt like we got exactly the kind of getaway we were looking for.  We remarked numerous times during our stay how pleasant the cabin itself was, and we looked forward to returning back to the cabin after our day of hiking.  Thanks for the great accomodations!  We would definately come back again.   

Stacy H. from St. Louis, Missouri said... We had a fantastic relaxing stay.  Very comfy and the owners were welcoming and helpful.  Enjoyed the peace and quiet!  The property was beautiful too!  Town was only 10 minutes for food, etc.  Would stay again!

Darrel and Maureen D. from Highland, Illinois said...  Thank you so much for allowing us to stay at your cabin.  We enjoyed our night and would like to come back again.  It is a nice clean place with a comfortable bed.  The jacuzzi tub was great also!   

Bobbi and Steve B. from Advance, Missouri said... We enjoyed your cabin very much.  It is adorable and can't wait until we can come back again!

Jeanne R. from Hillside, Illinois said... Thank you for your great hospitality and this delightful, comfortable cabin.  We enjoyed our stay very much.   

Keith H. from Bloomington, Illinois said... Quaint little cabin for two.  The cabin had the rustic feel with the ammenities of home.  Loved it!  We enjoyed it immensly.  We sat on the back deck facing the pond in the mornings watching the hummingbirds and listening to the woodpeckers.  The jacuzzi tub was great after a long day of hiking.  The cabin is located on the original route of the Trail of Tears.  The owners made sure we had everything and answered any questions we had.  The location of the cabin is great.  It was surrounded by the Shawnee National Forrest.  We visited the Trail of Tears State Forrest, Bald Knob Cross, Giant City State Park, went to see the Bald Cypress trees at Cache River, and Ferne Clyffe State Park.  We can't wait to come back. 

Valerie V. from Decatur, Illinois said... Our first visit and will not be our last!  Very cozy, comfortable, relaxing and just what we needed!  Thank you for letting us stay in your cabin and look forward to staying again.

Anette and Gary M. from Lombard, Illinois said... Thank you very much - it was great here!

Krista and Michael C. from Rockford, Illinois said... Thank you for a peaceful stay.  We enjoyed the surrounding area golfing, boating and hiking.  The cabin is very nicely maintained and quiet.

Paul and Nacy G. from Robinsville, Illinois said... What a wonderful, tranquil, relaxing place!  Thank you so much for your friendly hospitality.  It definately contributed to our rest, relaxation, and renewal!

Mark and Jean N. from Collinsville, Illinois said... Thank you for five restful days.  We love your place and Union County.  We enjoyed seeing the sites in the surrounding area but most of all we enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the hummingbirds and swinging in the swing. 

Lois and Terry E. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Thanks, had a great time!  Well be back sometime next summer!

Rocio and Jason B. from Aurora, Illinois said... We had a lovely stay and are already talking about when we want to come back. 

Roger and Diana T. from West Frankfort, Illinois said...Thank you for our little getaway.  We had a very relaxing and wonderful time.  You have a cute & lovely place.

Joshua W. from Carbondale, Illinois said...Thank you so much for our stay.  This is a very beautiful cabin and we had a wonderful stay.

Cindy & Paul G. from Red Bud, Illinois said...The perfect get~a~way. The cabin is comfortable and cozy and a great place to spend some quiet time and relax.  Listening to the rain on the roof made it even more relaxing. This is a place that we would really enjoy returning to time and time.

Kyla & Rick S. from Janesville, Wisconsin said...We had a great stay even though it was short.  Nice way to wake up on Thanksgiving.  Comfy bed & I took a nice tubby this morning with my coffee.  Thanks for your hospitality.  We will come again. 

Ernest C. from Marseilles, Illinois said...Wonderful accommodations!  Very clean, super cozy bed.  Thank you so much.  We will definitely be back!  Our new favorite place to stay!

Ryan S. from Peoria, Illinois said...I had a wonderful time at The Goddard Place cabin!  It's very relaxing and you have everything you need.  The cabin and scenery are beautiful and it's a great place to just get away.  Thank you so much for everything.  I had a wonderful trip!

Kim K. from Edwardsville, Illinois said... Great cabin.  Thanks!

Sun & Lee J. said...It was such a pleasure to meet you and stay at the lovely Goddard Place.  We feel so lucky that we know you and your place, that helped us being relaxed and refreshed.  Also, we really love everything about your cabin, the most well maintained ever, neat and cozy and all the decorations are so delicately arranged, but never overwhelming.  All of above helped us fulfill our purpose of this trip, getaway from complex life and meditate surrounded by peaceful environment.  Thank you!

Lisa & Chris M. from St. Louis, Missouri said...Very rarely, if ever, does a place actually look and feel like the same place depicted in its advertising photos.  The Goddard Place is the exception.  This place was/is fantastic!  We loved this place from the moment we first walked in, and were sad to leave this morning.  Thank you very much for your role in what made for the perfect getaway and memorable 10 yr. Anniversary!  ***For your attention to detail, you deserve a gold medal!  We don't have one to give, so here is $30.00 for your efforts!

Brad S. from Glen Carbon, Illinois said...Loved the cabin!  Very relaxing and peaceful atmosphere.  Short drive to hiking, biking and wineries then back for a nice BBQ and watch the sunset.  We're already planning our next visit!  Thanks!

James C. said...Amazing!  Anything we could have wanted for our getaway was already here.  The cabin and property were also beautiful.  If we had a choice, we'd never leave. We will absolutely come back.  Thanks for a fantastic stay!

Donna L. from Taylorville, Illinois said...We loved our stay here!  We had everything we needed.  The surrounding were beautiful and peaceful, exactly what we were hoping for.  We will be back and have already begun recommending The Goddard Place to others!  Thank you!

Christine S. from Palatine, Illinois said...Thank you for a wonderful night stay.  So sorry we could not stay longer.  My sister and I are thinking of coming next Spring and staying longer.  Everything was perfect. 

Jessica G. from Bloomington, Illinois said...Mom and I try to travel somewhere together every fall, and we were so happy to have found this little cabin!  Everything was very comfortable, the location was quiet and scenic, and we really appreciated being given a local's perspective on where to go and what to do in the Shawnee Hills.  We had a wonderful time and can't wait to come back!

Lisa R. from Charleston, Illinois said...Your cabin and property are spectacular.  Although it looks small from the outside the inside has everything a couple or a small family needs with plenty of room.  The a/c and gas fireplace work very well.  The furniture was all very comfy as well.  Kitchenette, tv, bathroom...everything here worked great and was homey, clean and comfortable.  We appreciate the privacy even though your home is near, we will be back and happily refer friends and family.

Jane Y. from Tampa, Florida said...Absolutely love this place!  The view, privacy, accommodations great!  Thank you!

Sue & Charlie P. from St. Charles, Illinois said...Very, very nice place!!! Loved the grounds, comfy bed, nice shower, living area & tv very nice!  Simple touches made the cabin very homey.  Enjoyed the deck.  Would definitely return.

Tracy H. from Corydon, Kentucky said...The Goddard Place is perfect.  So peaceful and relaxing here.  We can't wait for a return stay.  Thank you!

Debbie & Pete C. from Lombard, Illinois said...You made our stay very comfortable, we couldn't ask for a more personal touch on everything here.  We have everything we need and the price is low enough that we can keep coming ~ so thank you

Emily & Jared W. from Newburgh, Indiana said...We had an amazing time and truly enjoyed the clean "homey" cabin.  We feel very rejuvenated from great relaxation and the inviting Jacuzzi.  Thanks for the great hospitality. We very much enjoyed our stay and hope to come back soon.

Matthew C. from Sullivan, Illinois said...*very clean, *informed us about area ~ good knowledge ~ restaurant referrals, *well maintained and beautiful property, *quiet.  Thank you very much for the use of the internet hot spot and the great information you gave us about the area.  We will definitely keep The Goddard Place in our minds for our next wine trail trip!  Thanks.

Flo & Bill J. from O'Fallon, Illinois said....So peaceful. R&R great.  Austin loves this place ~ caught 5 fish.  Thanks.

Becky & Rich B. said...As always we had a great time, thanks to your efforts.  Thank you so much!

Dean W. from Sheridan, Illinois said.   Very charming place.  Wish we could stay longer.

Cecilia & Chuck H. from Effingham, Illinois said...Thank you for your hospitality.  Everything was lovely!  It is obvious you take pride in what you do.  Brian from Sandhurst Junction Bike Rental was very kind and accommodating.  For $20.00 a day it is very reasonable. Highly recommend his business and yours!  Thank you!

Wendy C. from Southaven, Mississippi said...We absolutely loved it here!! Such a great place for my daughter to come and get away from her dorm room and for us to enjoy such beautiful country.  We had a n EXCELLENT stay and most definitely will be back!

Maggie & Dennis D. from Olney, Illinois said...Our stay was short but we had a very relaxing evening after our delicious meal at the Blue Boar. We also enjoyed our drive to the Cross.  What a scenic, beautiful place!  Hopefully we can come again and enjoy your comfortable, clean, cozy cabin and spend more time at the dock..It was sooooo quiet. 

Bonnie I. from Jerseyville, Illinois said...Thanks for such a wonderful stay!  We love the little cabin  and we will be back!  Very well stocked ~ you thought of everything. Especially enjoyed sitting on the deck.  So peaceful!  Loving this area!!

Sandy & Gary F. from New Lenox, Illinois said...We want to thank you for providing us with such a wonderful cabin and knowledge.  Your helpfulness made our short vacation wonderful beyond what we could imagine.  The Jacuzzi was wonderful at the end of the day of hiking.  Setting by the fire, enjoying all the in the pond, all of it was wonderful  Thank you!!!  We hope to be back...We will be telling all our friends...

Jenna R. from Cishe, Illinois said...The Goddard Place was a great placed to stay!  Will definitely be back!  I loved that you offer one night stays and at such a reasonable price.  We rate our stay a 10 out of 10!

Angi M. from Springfield, Illinois said...Wonderfully cozy and fun!  Thanks you for the Blue Boar suggestion ~ was unique and the food was really good ~ we had the Boar nachos to try the baked beans with pulled pork.  Cabin in clean, bread and juice made this over the top relaxing place to stay.  Wish we had more time.

Hannah & Michael K. from Bloomington, Illinois said...We came here to celebrate our honeymoon.  Since we didn't have a lot of time, we wanted something simple and easy to get to.  This place was perfect!  You had everything we needed here in this beautiful cabin for us to not worry about a thing and to enjoy ourselves completely.  And although we of course got out to enjoy beautiful Southern Illinois, we agreed that if we didn't leave this little slice of heaven, our stay would've been complete just the same.  Thank you for your wonderful hospitality!  We'd love to come back.

Cathy D. from St. Louis, Missouri said...Perfect relaxing stay.  The cabin was wonderful  Everything we wanted to do was short drives.  The hostess was the mostess. My husband and I will be back for sure.

Trish & Chris C. from Ashmore, Illinois said...The cabin is just lovely!  We had a fantastic time for our 14th Anniversary trip.  You were so helpful at letting us know what to see and do.  Bald Knob Cross is a MUST SEE!  Thank you for a great time, the only regret we have is that we wish we would have booked a couple more days!

Janet B. from Irvington, Illinois said...Cabin was neat and clean, very cozy, well furnished.  Great amenities.  I would recommend to others.

Jack R. from St. Charles, Missouri said...We enjoyed our stay at The Goddard Place.  Our quaint cabin was very clean.  The towels and linens were a good quality and smelled so good!  the information the owner, gave us was so helpful as we ventured out.  The location of the cabin is so picturesque. It is located right about a little lake.  It is very peaceful ~ perfect!  we look forward to coming back.

Julia W. from Hannover, Germany said...It was awesome staying with you! :-)

Pat & Matt S. said...The cabin and property were awesome!  The perfect R&R stop on a cross Country road trip!

C.J. from Kirksey, Kentucky said...It was perfect.

Teresa & Kevin B. from Danville, Illinois said...We had a lovely stay.  We enjoyed fishing at the pond and relaxing on the porch.  Your cabin and property are very beautiful and make for a nice getaway.  Thank you!

Theresa & John L. from Saint Charles, Illinois said...It was a lovely stay.  The cabin was wonderful.  Very comfortable, clean and had everything we could need.  Very sweet, providing us with information on places to visit and eat, making sure we were comfortable.  We would definitely stay here again!

Joe I. said...We absolutely loved staying here!  You were so helpful by giving us tips on where to go.  thank you for being so friendly & hospitable.

Amy H. said....Don't change a thing!  So grateful that God led me here for my time away with Him.. the peace that passes understanding is here.  Blessings...

Ann S. from Elk Grove, Illinois said...The cottage was taken out of a storybook!  It was impeccably clean.  My husband fished at the pond...caught a few, didn't get the bass he so wanted. :-)  Great little jet tub to unwind.  Just perfect in every way.  I would recommend the movie "Gone Girl" since rumor has it, it was at the "Lodge" that is in the area.  The Goddard Place is pure relaxation.  I finish with a quote from Roger Ebert..."Two Thumbs Up"

Carl S. from Streator, Illinois said...Very relaxing time.  The house is well worth the money.  Lots of sights in the area to see or watch the pond from the back porch.  Would highly recommend the cabin to anyone.

Kati S. from Salem, Illinois said...We had a great stay!  Not one thing would we have changed. We will definitely be back.

Tami & Scott R. from Braidwood, Illinois said...Our stay was amazing!  Your hospitality was refreshing and reviving.  We truly needed the solitude The Goddard Place offered.  The cabin and grounds were much more than we imagined.  Thank you for opening your home and your love for people to us ~ for that we are grateful!

Pamela S. from Belton, Texas said...This is a beautiful place!  Even better than it looks online!  We will recommend this highly!

Marya B. from Jackson, Tennessee said....This place was great!

Kent R. from Mahomet, Illinois said...The cabin is fantastic!  Perfect for a peaceful, romantic getaway.  Close enough to all the attractions of Shawnee National Forest, wine trail & small towns.  The bed & everything else was comfortable & clean.  We give this 5/5 stars.  The spa tub was great!  We'll definitely recommend this place to others!  The maps were extremely helpful.

Melanie D. from Anderson, Indiana said...Why would anyone stay in a motel when The Goddard Place is available. The view is awesome, the birds sing to you, the setting is peaceful, the cabin is darling, the bed is superb.  The hosts were available if we needed them, but left us to ourselves if we did not call.  I cannot mention all of the little extras which added to our stay.  All in all, we highly recommend The Goddard Place to all visitors. Plus, the countryside is beautiful.

Ann R. from Sycamore, Illinois said...It was perfect!

Brenda B. & Stephen H. from Oak Forest, Illinois said...We had a wonderful stay at The Goddard Place.  The cabin was very cute and romantic.  We appreciated the privacy and quiet but the location was still convenient for the local trails, wineries and restaurants.  Thank you!

Christa & Scott W. from Pocahontas, Illinois said...Thank You So Much.  This is a beautiful little cabin and we enjoyed our stay!  Thank you for all the local tourist info, it was very helpful. :-)

Sara V. from St. Charles, Missouri said...This place is awesome!  It was quiet, cozy and relaxing!  Exactly what I wanted for my Birthday getaway.  The view is amazing and stars were just as beautiful as you said.  Thank you for your hospitality and sharing this special place!  We will definitely come back!

David S. from Fairbury, Illinois said...We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!  The cabin was so cute & cozy.  Thanks so much!!!  We will definitely recommend this cabin to friends and plan on returning in the future.  Thank you :-)

Thomas N. from St. Louis, Missouri said...You're a jewel on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail!  We caught several fish, enjoyed relaxing soaks in your whirlpool tub and had a very relaxing stay.  You provided everything we could think of and the cabin was clean and well kept and very affordable.  Thanks for your hospitality and we will be back!

Maggie & Brian P. from Gays, Illinois said...We had a great time, and the cabin felt like home.  It had everything we needed.  You were helpful and we hope to return.  Thanks for the good time and all your help.

Jane L. from St. Louis, Missouri said...We love the location (getting to various attractions) and the privacy.  The hostess is a very good and attentive (down to the bad weather alerts!) ~ available, describing attractions & places to eat/get groceries.  The cabin had everything we needed!  We loved relaxing!  We would come back again & will recommend this to others!

Chris & Ryan H. from Riverton, Illinois said... We had a wonderful time here this weekend.  It is absolutely gorgeous here.  This has probably  been the most relaxing and peaceful time we have ever had away from home.  The cabin is beautiful and the hospitality was perfect.  All the little touches didn't go unnoticed and stood out the most.  Thank you so much for having us and we will most definitely be back and tell all our friends about this beautiful place with beautiful people.  We are hoping to be back next 4th of July weekend.  Thank you so much and have a great Summer! 

Shannon L., M.D. from Newburgh, Indiana said... This is really a great place ~ very clean, cute, comfy, secluded & quiet with a view!  Wow!  "We will be back!'  Many thanks.

Debra & Richard H. from San Antonio, Texas said...Love, love, love the cabin. Everything perfect and spotless!  Thanks!

Andrew W. & Lindsay S. from Decatur, Illinois said...We had a truly amazing stay down here! The cabin is so comfy and relaxing.  The view and pond give you a true sense of relaxation.  Everything we needed was here!  Can't wait to come and see more of Southern Illinois!

Stephan S. from West York, Illinois said...Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very nice cabin.  Will definitely consider coming again. Thanks.

Kindra & Shawn H. from Effingham, Illinois said...The cabin & grounds are great!  We had a wonderful time. Thank you.

James R. from Homer, Illinois said...Great couple of days staying at The Goddard cabin.  A lot of great places to visit.  Cabin very clean and well equipped.  Would make another visit.

Tonya & Dave M. from Westville, Illinois said...Great space to fish and relax.  Love the quiet.  You were such a help in telling us al the interesting things to do and see.  Thanks.  May God bless you always!!!

Ashley & James from Vandalia, Illinois said...We enjoyed our stay.  Thank you very much!

Julia R. from Danville, Illinois said...Cabin was the perfect size for 2 people!  And location was great as "home base" to see area attractions including Bald Knob Cross, Garden of the Gods, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Giant City State Park, and Wineries.  We enjoyed our little getaway!  Thank you for the wonderful accommodations!

Tonya W. from Somonauk, Illinois said....Awesome cabin - perfect for us.  The bed was so comfortable ~ we slept well every night.  Love the privacy.  Loved having morning coffee on the deck.  We would highly recommend.  If we ever get back, we would want to stay here again!

Hannah J. from Wheeler, Illinois said...NOTHING to improve.  We had a wonderful time.  The cabin was clean/beautiful/comfortable and it felt like a home away from home.  Thank you so much for the instruction on tourist attractions.  We will be passing on the word to our family and friends and we plan on coming back.

John W. from Burlington, Wisconsin said...We're not sure how you could have improved on our stay.  The cabin was perfect for us....comfortable, clean and the setting overlooking the pond is great.  Also, your attentiveness when we needed something was outstanding.  Hopefully we will hook up again in the future.

Becky & Rich from Bonne Terre, Missouri said....Thank you, for a lovely stay!  Our grandson was so excited to catch his first fish at The Goddard Place and went on to catch 4 more! As always ~ we love this place.

Valerie S. from Gardner, Kansas said....This was a wonderful cabin to come back to after a day of sightseeing.  It is so peaceful and private here.  The cabin had everything we needed for our stay.  Onour last morning here, we got to see the baby geese in the pond!

Jennifer & Rich H. from Edwardsville, Illinois said...We truly enjoyed our stay!  The cabin was well appointed, clean & cozy.  It was tastefully decorated without being overdone.  Wonderful place to stay & enjoy hiking & wine trail!  Thanks for a great stay!

Sheila & Jessie L. from Jonesboro, Illinois said...Everything was great!  Would recommend to everyone.  We would definitely like to come back & stay again!

Robert S. from Pana, Illinois said...Cute cabin!  Thanks so much. :-)

Lisa B. from Lemont, Illinois said...The cabin is very quaint with all the necessities and more.  This lovely stay was delightful and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely recommend this cabin to a friend.  Thank you for everything. God Bless!

Harland & Leslie T. from Reedsburg, Wisconsin said...Everything was great. You have a lovely place. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Heather S. from Chester, Illinois said...We had a wonderful time! Very beautiful & affordable!

Rhonda & Dean F. from Hazel Kentucky said...We enjoyed our stay. Perfect for relaxing which is just what we needed.

Tom D. from Noble, Illinois said...The Goddard Place is a neat, clean cabin in a very peaceful & relaxing environment. The Goddard Place is conveniently located close to the best of Southern Illinois ~ wine trail, several State Parks and unique restaurants. We are looking forward to planning our next trip back!

Ben & Margie from Humacao, Puerto Rico said...Wonderful place!  If we are ever in Illinois we will definitely come back!

Catherine S. from Chicago, Illinois said....We had a fantastic stay here.  The cabin is so cozy and luxurious; we savored every moment.  You were so kind to us, going the extra mile to send me information on the region.  We loved Southern Illinois and hope to return!

Zuni from Alberta, Canada said...This is a beautiful place, very calming, soothing, very peaceful.  This truly is a cabin where memories are made.  Wouldn't change anything.  Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Dave A. said....Everything was amazing!  We both enjoyed our stay very much. 

Jin P. from Arlington Heights, Illinois said...We loved your great recommendations and we enjoyed your wonderful cabin and the lake next to it.  We had fun setting up a tent (for the kids) and fishing.  Thank you!

Cheryl C. from Leslie, Missouri said...We loved staying here!  A quiet, quant and cozy cabin made our Anniversary weekend perfect.  So glad that I found you on the internet and we would definitely come back! :-)

Maya V. & Dan S. from St. Louis, Missouri said...We had a wonderful visit! The cabin is adorable & so well-maintained.  The ambiance is peaceful!  &  Everything was great.  My personal favorite is the back porch.

Kelli & Randy K. from Thompsonville, Illinois said...Such a beautiful place and wonderful stay.

Tina A. & Benjamin G. from Paris and Effingham, Illinois said. Everything was perfect!  It was more than what we anticipated.  We had an absolutely wonderful weekend getaway.  Atmosphere of the cabin was perfect.   &   It was awesome! The cabin was all it was advertised & pictured to be & a great base point from which to plan our day trips & adventures!  Thanks so much!

Sue & Terry E. from Desoto, Missouri said...Thank you for making us feel so welcome and all your helpful information.  We made it to Bald Knob Cross (breath taking view) and did some hiking.  Dinner at the Blue Boar was great.  The cabin was so cozy.  Everything we needed and so clean.  The fire was perfect for the evening.  Thanks again.

Tami & Marvin E. from Centralia, Illinois said...Your cabin was everything I hoped it would be.  It looked just like the pictures on the website.  The cabin had every little thing we would have wanted plus more.  The cabin warm & cozy for when we arrived and showed us around & told us about the area.  After a relaxing & lazy morning we got out to explore.  We had a wonderful meal at the Blue Boar.  The area is beautiful with rolling hills covered in snow.  we want to return in a warmer season to enjoy more of the outdoors.  I'd highly recommend this place to my friends & family.  However, selfishly I'd hate for it to get so popular that it is always booked & we won't be able to return.

Danielle P. from Maplewood, Missouri said...I picked the one weekend with bad ice this entire winter to visit the cabin and I wouldn't change a thing!  From the fresh daily towels to the full explanation of great sightseeing around the area.  Every detail has been thought of to make your experience as cozy and comfy as possible.  Thank you for everything!  I know I'll be back to visit with hubby :-)

Chris C. from Mt. Vernon, Illinois said...This place is amazing!!  So peaceful and comfortable!  We will be back!!

Kim & Jesse B. from Carterville, Illinois said...Enjoyed our stay & would recommend to our family & friends.  It's very clean & the bed sleeps wonderfully!!  Thank you so much for the coffee!  Such a sweet touch.  We will be back very soon! :-)

Shane B. from Boles, Illinois said...This is a beautiful cabin with a friendly hostess.

Samantha & Chris G. from Poplar Bluff, Missouri said...We both thought the cabin was absolutely perfect.  Loved the attention to detail.  We will most definitely be recommending the Goddard Place and will be returning. 

Marla W. from Delhi, Iowa said...Great place ~ wouldn't change a thing.  Beautiful setting.  Would love to come back in the fall.

Tina & Leeman M. from Kelso, Missouri said...The cabin was great, just like our first stay.  Comfortable and cozy, like a home away from home.  Thanks again..

Matt & Nicole L. from Edinburg, Illinois said...We had a great time! Thanks for everything!

Mike & Tammy M. from Mason, Illinois said...Very cozy cabin!  Clean - comfortable, relaxing setting!  Maps and local information that you provided was very helpful!  Will come back again!  Thank you for making us feel so comfortable! A great cabin and a great experience on the wine trails!

Susan & Ron M. from West Frankfort, Illinois said...We loved it!  We look forward to returning in the spring.  Very pretty, comfortable & well-thought out.

Becky & Rich B. from Bonne Terre, Missouri said...This cabin is adorable ~ perfect.  So cozy and warm when we got here, with the fireplace running.  Love the new big screen T.V.!  It's nice to wake up in the morning, even in the winter, and hear the birds singing ~ look out at the pond and see a crane waiting for breakfast.  Lovely stay AS ALWAYS!

Macall T. from West Lafayette, Indiana said...Thank you for all the kindness and the warm welcome.  We had the perfect stay and absolutely loved coming back to the cabin after a long day of hiking.  It is far better than any hotel for a "homey" getaway.  we will definitely try to plan a return visit!

Jane S. & family from Shabata, Niigata, Japan said...Everything is near perfect!

Paul B. from Toledo, Illinois said... Thanks.  Very nice and appreciate everything.

Nicole & Cody B. from Houston, Texas said...We enjoyed our stay and we loved the cabin!  The area is beautiful.  We enjoyed our morning run ~ saw plenty of deer :-) thank you! Also, the Blue Boar was a great recommendation!

Angie W. from Waterloo, Illinois said...Would have loved to stay longer!  Beautiful cabin & land!

Darla & Frank W. from Granite City, Illinois said...The cabin was extremely comfortable; loved the gas fireplace, kept the place nice & toasty.  This has been the best anniversary gift ever, we were thankful for the ice, because we were able to spend more time in this beautiful cabin.  Hopefully, you'll be seeing us again.  Thank you for your kindness and generosity.  Don't change a thing.

Sarah, Nick and baby Olivia A. from Chicago, Illinois said...Thank you so much for the lovely stay!  Our little family had a very memorable first Thanksgiving in your little cabin! 

David H. from Carbondale, Illinois said...We enjoyed our stay at The Goddard Place!  We will definitely spread the word about this great little cabin.  Thank you!

Christina S. and Jim from Valier, Illinois said...What a fantastic getaway.  We absolutely enjoyed our time.  The owner was so nice and courteous.  We wouldn't change a thing.

Bonnie & Sam M. from Murray, Kentucky said... Enjoyed our stay very much.  Weather turned cold and the cabin was warm and cozy.  Hope to be back soon.  Great back porch on which to watch the sun come up and great view of the pond.

Marie & Gary F. from Greenview, Illinois said...Was a very nice & cozy cabin.  Enjoyed the deck and the views.  Very peaceful and relaxing.  The bread was delicious.  Would recommend it to others.  Thank you, Mary!  We had a great time.

Kelly & Rudy R. from Mt. Zion, Illinois said...Love the cabin!  Can't think of anything I would add.

Paula & Lloyd S. from Bonne Terre, Missouri said...Lovely cabin ~ wouldn't change a thing!  Had an apple dumpling and a Razzle at Flamms Orchards. Yum! Thank you!! :-)

Judy & Randy C. from Rockford, Illinois said...Great place to stay.  Everything was wonderful.  Thanks for the help with places to see.  Maps really helped.

Beth & Danny R. from Henderson, Kentucky said...This was our 2nd time staying at The Goddard Place.  Can't say enough good things.  Very cozy & romantic.  Great Value.  We will definitely visit again.

Sue & Mike M. from Sparta, Wisconsin said...Gorgeous place, gracious hostess, our family was jealous of "our place", wonderful weather, wineries, antiques & more! Warm cozy, wonderful.

Paul P. from Wheatley, Ontario, Canada said... Great! Hard to think of anything that could be improved, a perfect place!

Amie & Clifton H. from Nashville, Illinois said...Lovely, romantic place that is easy to get to from the wine trail. We enjoyed it very much!

The Forbes Family from Oakley, Illinois said...It's the little things... like fresh bread loaves, juice in the fridge, the seasonal decorations and a great fishing pond that add up to an exceptional experience.  

Flo & Bill J. from O'Fallon, Illinois said...Great time!

Abby & Brad from Carbondale, Illinois said...The stay was great.  Loved the hospitality & decor. Will definitely be back and recommend.

Deanna & Jim H. from Danville, Illinois said...Perfect ~ everything has been just awesome :-)  We did not get to see all we want to do here, hoping to come back.  We hiked the snake road!!! (didn't see any)  Love Dinner Bell Too for breakfast.  Thanks for EVERYTHING!!!

Debra & Peter C. from Lombard, Illinois said...We enjoyed the cabin very much.  It had everything you could think of & we have already booked our trip for next year here.  We recommend The Goddard Place to anyone who wants a beautiful stay with personable people & to visit some really great wineries & other things too. :-)

Barbara & Matthew Cawley from Springfield, Illinois said...Very pretty location.  Nice and relaxing.  We definitely would recommend this to others.

Laurel & Randy L. from Channahon, Illinois said...We loved the cabin and had a wonderful stay.  The peace and quiet was great and I loved fishing in the pond!  We would not hesitate to stay with you again.

Becky & Rich B. said... Your helpfulness gave us the perfect anniversary dinner, and bonus time for fishing.  Everything in the cabin is spotless, and the towels smell divine.  What a lovely stay at this peaceful spot.  We will be back!  FYI we caught 12 fish & released them to be caught another day!

Loretta J. & Mike K. from Carterville, Illinois said...We enjoyed our stay!  This was so nice, the cabin is beautiful and it felt homey.  We will be back and plan for a longer stay!  We will definitely spread the word about this awesome hideaway.  Thanks again! :-)

Bob D. from Granite City, Illinois said... Warmth & charm made this stay an incredible & relaxing experience.  If you are looking for a quiet, comfortable & clean getaway cabin then The Goddard Place is it.

Christina P. & Colin A. from St. Louis, Missouri said...We loved the cabin & enjoyed our stay.  The Jacuzzi tub was excellent after a long day of hiking!

Cecelia H. & Lauren S. from Gatesville, Texas said...We had a wonderful stay! We enjoyed the privacy & comforts of the cabin.  Hope to see you next year!

Andrew J. from Mt. Vernon, Illinois said...Thanks for this great place to stay.  The inside of the cabin is exactly what I had hoped for.  See you again; you're awesome.

Peggy & Greg H. from Raymond, Illinois said...Very quiet ~ enjoyed the nightly wildlife from the deck.

Elsie & Don H. from New Braunfels, Texas said...What a beautiful, peaceful, comfortable cabin. We will surely recommend it. Thanks for your hospitality. It was great to meet you.

Pattie & Bill L. from Streamwood, Illinois said...Enjoyed our stay!  We will be back!

Sara W. & Tristan M. from Eldorado, Illinois said...Perfect getaway!  Thank you :-)

Alice & Dan F. from Neoga, Illinois said...Awesome!  This is the second year in a row we stayed, always around our anniversary.  We come down and enjoy the wine trail and relaxing in beautiful settings.  It truly is very relaxing, we really enjoyed it  Thank you!!

Hannah & Peter Rose from Herrin, Illinois said...Loved our stay!  Everything was just perfect.

Debra & Richard H. from Elkhart, Indiana said...Wonderful Cabin! Everything was perfect!  Thank you!

Tammy & Noel from Carlyle, Illinois said...Great cabin!  We had an excellent time.

Charity & Dave S. from Godfrey, Illinois said...What a beautiful place!  We loved our stay at The Goddard Place.  The cabin is tastefully decorated.  The owner is warm and inviting, makes you feel welcome.  They provide wonderful accommodations and are clearly passionate about their town and all it has to offer.  This is an amazing getaway.  We look forward to our next visit!

Faith M. & Angela H. from Normal, Illinois said... We want to thank you for letting us come each year and enjoy your beautiful place.  We always feel so comfortable here.  It's our home away from home.  Thank you again  :-)

Vonnie & Mike L. from Vernon, Illinois said...Great place!!  Bed was super comfy.  Everything was just right!  Cabin is beautiful!

Sandy, Lonnie & Nick P. from Solsberry, Indiana said...Thank you once again for the great hospitality on our vacation.  We really enjoyed our stay, it was relaxing and peaceful and a great place to get away from the business of life.  Nick loved fishing and if I remember right caught 23 fish.  We will share how awesome The Goddard Place is with our friends & family..Thank you again and may God bless you!

Mary Anne & David B. and set of 6 year old twins from Phoenix, Arizona said...This was our second stay here and we all loved it just the same!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin, We look forward to our return!

Amanda & Jeff W. from Tupelo, Mississippi said...Another great stay at The Goddard Place.  The cabin is very comfortable with nice views of the Lake from the back deck.  The grounds are well kept with plenty of trees and open areas as well.  Thank you for providing a relaxing and restful place to stay.  We plan to visit again soon.

Kris & Andy S. from Nemaha, Nebraska said...Totally agree with the 5 star rating!  Beautiful, peaceful, friendly with tons to do in the area.  Everyone should come here!

Erin O. from Springfield, Illinois said...LOVE LOVE LOVE the cabin.  Adorable & perfect, I felt very safe :-)

Becky & Bryan G. from Pekin, Illinois said...We have enjoyed our stay so much!  It has been a GREAT vacation!  The cabin is perfect & we will be back.  :-)

Becky B. from St. Louis said...Mary, thank you for the lovely stay, as always, the cabin was spotless!  I don't know how you get your towels to smell so wonderful, it makes the whole cabin smell fresh!

Christy & Mike T. from Mt. Vernon, Illinois said...Everything was perfect!  Had a wonderful time & look forward to another stay!!

Lanie & Jeff from Loda, Illinois said...What a great find!  The cabin was all we wanted plus oh! so much more.  We are back this fall ~ I'm moving in :-) 

Hina P. from Hanover Park, Illinois said...I really enjoyed my stay here.  The cabin is beautiful and peaceful.  Everything I needed for the stay was here.  Thank you I had a wonderful experience and I will be back here next time I am in town.

Dawn & Mark from Marion, Illinois said...Thank you for a great stay!! It was so relaxing.  The bread was delicious and you were so nice. 

Lois and Roger C. from Muncie, Indiana said...Awesome place, quiet & relaxing. 

Mary & Tom S. from Chebanse, Illinois said...Enjoyed our stay ~ this place is cozy & the view is superb.  Thanks for a lovely time.

Lesa & Kenny from Joliet, Illinois said...Everything was lovely, exactly what we needed!  Thank you so much for your beautiful cabin!

Aaron & Tracy from St. Louis, Missouri said...Perfect cabin.  Beautiful bed.  Thank you so much!  Wish we could stay longer.

Rhonda & Mike H. from Fairfield, Illinois said...Very cozy and relaxing place.

Terrie Z. from Marion, Illinois said...It's been such a lovely getaway.  Next time I want to run away from home, I know where I will head.  Thanks so much for the wonderful hospitality.

Connie & Dan C. from Morton, Illinois said...Fantastic hostess, shared points of interest that we checked out while here that we wouldn't have visited otherwise.  The cabin was so much nicer than any hotel/motel.  The park-like grounds were well kept and added so much more to the experience.  We wish we had found this 7 years ago when we put the first of two sons through SIU-C.  We will definitely come back if we have the need to visit Southern Illinois again. 

Stacy & John S. from Benton, Kentucky said...Best on wine trail by far.

Katrina & James I. from Granite City, Illinois said...We enjoyed the stay, everything was wonderful & peaceful.

Kristy & Jerry B. from Danville, Illinois said...Thanks for a great cabin.  Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, & hospitality! 

Cathy T. from Campbell Hill, Illinois said...The cabin was beautiful and very relaxing.  I will come and stay again very soon.  My stay was awesome.  Thanks again!! :-)

JoAnn C. from Davenport, Iowa and Pat B. from Rockford, Illinois said...Everything was great ~ very cozy.  Thank you!

Amanda & Wesley M. from Charleston, Missouri said...Perfect place to get away.  She has great knowledge of the area. The cabin is great, don't ever change a thing.  Hope to see you again.  Thanks!

Eve & Shannon C. from Mt. Zion, Illinois said...Thank you for such a relaxing & wonderful stay. Such thoughtful consideration went into every detail here @ The Goddard Place ~ truly a piece of "heaven on earth"  Thanks for everything!!!

Shellie & Jared T. from Teutopolis, Illinois said...Lovely little cabin, very nice cozy feel.  Very satisfied!!

Erika H. & Tony M. from Highland, Illinois said...We had such a great time this weekend.  We wish we had more time to stay.  Can't wait to come back!  Thanks for having us!

Shanda, Rose & Kevin L. from Sunbury, Ohio said...Everything was great. 

Deb & Jeff D. from Byron, Illinois said...We had a lovely time. Look forward to staying again in the future.

Rita & Steve from Knoxville, Tennessee said...We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Goddard Place! Thank you again for your beautiful little cabin getaway!  We had a lovely time and hope to stay again sometime.  You made it extra special with all the little things above and beyond the norm, all your little touches didn't go unnoticed.  We had everything we needed and felt truly pampered. 

Christine G & Alisha W. from Riverton, Illinois said...Thank you for a great weekend and sugestions for the area.  We had an amazing time.

Kelly N. from Belleville, Illinois said...Keep doing exactly what you're doing ~ the cabin & service was fantastic!

Eric S. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Thanks for a wonderful stay.  Your cabin is exactly what we were looking for to get away for the weekend.  If we travel to the area again, we would definitely consider staying with you in the future.

Reilly & Josh W. from DeSoto, Illinois said... Our stay was awesome! This cabin and it's owner are so welcoming.  The only thing we wish was we had more time to stay! :-)  Thank you for everything!

Sharon & Bob H. from Salem, Illinois said... Very quiet and peaceful.  Like the rustic decor, along with photos of the area.  Cabin is very nicely arranged.  Everything one needs for a stay.  Great homemade pumpkin bread from the local store.  Lots of literature on things to see in the area.  Highly recommend.  Thank you!

April & Anthony P. from Cobden, Illinois said...We had a wonderful time staying in this little home away from home. :-)

Tina & Leeman M. from Kelso, Missouri said...Beautiful, quaint cabin, cozy and romantic. Would love to come back!

Judy & Scott W. from Grand Rivers, Kentucky said...Great Place ~ Thank you for all the information!

Cassie & Rob C. from St. Louis, Missouri said...This is our 3rd time staying at the cabin, wonderful as always ~ we are looking forward to another visit!

Kimberly M. & Dan P. from Evanston, Illinois said...Your cabin has a beautiful spirit which I know is inspired by and through you.  Thank you for everything!

Trish & Dave S. from Glen Carbon, Illinois said...The cabin was fantastic with the snow being an added bonus for our stay.  It was close to many things. The Blue Boar was absolutely "out of this world" fantastic.  Thank you for suggesting it.

Shirley S. from Springfield, Illinois said...A very nice cabin, you have a lot of good information. 

Joyce & Larry M. from Mt. Zion, Illinois said...What a wonderful little oasis!  We had a fabulous stay.  Sleeping in new surroundings always takes me a few nights to settle in but not here!  The bed was so comfortable & just like home.  The morning coffee took the edge off the chilly mornings.  Our 24th Anniversary was special & we came to the right place.  Thank you again!

Jason C. from Marion Illinois said...Very nice place, we had a very relaxing visit.

April & Jed E. from DuQuoin, Illinois said...Great cabin for our honeymoon weekend!  Location is perfect country escape with town just minutes away.

Kathy & Scott M. from Effingham, Illinois said...Great Place!  Clean, cozy, very enjoyable.  Thanks.

Pam & John B. from Edgewood, New Mexico said...So peaceful & relaxing ~ thanks for all the great tips on sights to see & restaurants.  With everything in the cabin very well thought-out & all the little extras to make it comfortable & cozy ~ thanks so much!

Britany & Rick W. from Lincoln, Illinois said... Everything was perfect!  Thank you so much!

Shirley & Don P. from Maryville, Illinois said... Thanks for the suggestion of Mac & Jenny's Pizza. Very good.  We have enjoyed this so very much, the fire, the Jacuzzi.  I will recommend you.  Wish we could have stayed another night. 

Colleen S. & Pat K. from Chatham, Illinois said...Completely wonderful & enjoyable cabin.  Didn't want for a thing.  Relaxed sore muscles in the Jacuzzi (6 hours of biking the Tunnel Hill trail!).  Loved the fireplace ~ Perfect retreat!  We will definitely be back!  Your care & attention to detail didn't go unnoticed!  The cabin is far more pleasant than a hotel!

Bev & Jim W. from Ft. Pierre, South Dakota said... 5 Star. We enjoyed this place and your suggestions were great!

JoLene & Donald L. from Sparta, Illinois said...We had a great time.  The cabin and area is beautiful.  Thanks for everything!  Enjoyed our stay very much.  We will for sure be back!  Thank you! :-)

Susie & Keith W. from Louisville, Illinois said...Thank you for your hospitality, we enjoyed everything.  We would not ask you to change a thing.  God bless ~ We will tell our families & friends about this paradise. 

Carolyn & Mike G. from Naperville, Illinois said... Our stay was just the tonic we needed to relax, unwind and reconnect. 

Terri & Gary K. from Tinley Park, Illinois said...What a beautiful spot!  The Goddard Place is in a perfect location ~ quiet, peaceful, yet close access to all area attractions.  Mary ~ all your info was spot on ~ Thank you!

Hope & Larry W. from New Athens, Illinois said...The cabin was great.  Loved all the points of interest you pointed out, it helped us move around.

Beth & Danny R. from Henderson, Kentucky said...We stayed overnight for our 20th Wedding Anniversary. Romantic & Cozy.  Close to wineries and Bald Knob Cross ~ Perfect Place.

Theresa & Scott C. from Pawnee, Illinois said...Had a wonderful time.  Thank you so much.  Everything was just great.

Felicia & Daniel K. from Moro, Illinois said...Very enjoyable stay, had a great time on the grounds & grilling our suppers.  Thanks for everything!

Brad M. from Chandler, Indiana said...Very impressed!  Excellent accommodations!  Since I was in town on business and there are no hotels in the local area, the closest option was Carbondale.  Commuting back and forth wouldn't have been as convenient.  The Goddard Place was perfect and felt like my own home for a couple of days.  I should also point out that it was as clean or cleaner than most National chain hotel that I stay at.

Sylvia & Bob Mountz from Phoenix, Arizona said...A wonderful stay. So relaxing!! Wish we could stay longer. Thank you!

Pat & Dale Spalt from Arnold, Missouri said...It was much more than we had expected.  It has been very special and relaxing for us.  We will be back.  Customer Service was outstanding.  Stay who you are :-)

Marilyn & Anthony T. from Olney, Illinois said...Such a lovely cabin.  It more than met our expectations.  We would definitely recommend it to anyone.  We are looking forward to planning our second visit. Thank you so much for your hospitality. 

Stephanie G. & Kelley B. from Hillsboro, Illinois said... Great place, extra clean & well organized.  Only miles from many local wineries.  We will return with friends.

Amber & Clint W. from Murray, Kentucky said...Loved the cabin!  We had a great time and had everything we needed.

Allison L. & Andrew T. from Carbondale, Illinois said...Everything was absolutely lovely, thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

Wendy & Tom H. from Champaign, Illinois said... A cozy peaceful cabin to relax in.  Thank you!

Alice & Dan F. from Neoga, Illinois said... It was wonderful!!  We really enjoyed the relaxing time.. The bread was awesome!!  We loved it.  Will come back!

Vicki & Dennis W. from Shreveport, Louisiana said... Great Stay!  We will be back!

Sandi & Mike C. from Washington, Illinois said...We have so enjoyed our stay ~ I do believe you have thought of everything to make our visit GREAT!  Listening to the birds & watching the deer have been a pure delight.  Sad thing is we have to go back home. LOL  Thank you again for making our stay here so nice ~ we hope to be back again!

Meg E. & James S. from Chicago, Illinois said...Fabulous stay ~ we loved the cabin & my husband loved fishing in the pond!

Becky & Rich B. from Bonne Terre, Missouri said...If you go to Sam A. Baker or Montawk Parks and rent a cabin, you will pay the same price, but will have cabin upon cabin on top of each other, and the noise to go along with it.  This place is lovely & peaceful. 

Tarrah & Jasen V. from Shiloh, Illinois said...This place is fantabulous!  So great, I had to make up a word it :-)  Can't wait for our next stay!!

Sandy, Lonnie & Nick P. from Solsberry, Indiana said...We truly enjoyed our stay here.  The cabin & surroundings were amazing.  Very informative of things to do around the area.  Very peaceful, relaxing getaway.  Loved the fishing.  Everyone we met was very friendly.  We hated to leave and wish this was our home.  We will be back again.  Thank you again for the amazing hospitality.

Lorri & Jeff H. from Monticello, Illinois said...Very nice rustic cabin, thank you for recommendations on things to do and see.  We'll be back!

Betty Jo & Nathan B. from Anna, Illinois said...Very nice, thanks so much! 

Heather & Bailey V. from Du Quoin, Illinois said...the cabin was a perfect getaway & even nicer in person than the pictures.  We loved it, thank you!

Tammy & Calvin Coleman from Wheaton, Illinois said...Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!  Thanks for your help & recommendations.

Amanda & Jeff W. from Tupelo, Mississippi said...The cabin and surroundings are comfortable and relaxing.  We visited Bald Knob Cross. It was inspirational, the view was nice and there were plenty of hummingbirds. This is our second stay at The Goddard Place and we plan to return again. 

Mary Anne & David B. and 5 year old twin boys from Phoenix, Arizona said...Our family had a fantastic time in your beautiful cabin and gorgeous grounds!  We look forward to our return!

Marilyn & Frank K. from Albion, Michigan said...We've enjoyed "our cabin".  This is an excellent example of an exceptional bed & breakfast with terrific scenery & country sounds....very peaceful.  One night we had a wonderful time fishing with other children and adults of our family reunion...with "giggles" and "hey, I've caught another one" ringing out during that evening.  We totally enjoyed our hostessand coffee each morning.  Our little cabin was always kept clean with plenty of clean towels replaced each time we would leave the cabin.  We plan on returning for other visits!

Patricia W. from Taylorville, Illinois said...I had a very peaceful visit, saw a lot of the surrounding area.  Beautiful things to see and very muched loved Bald Knob Cross of Peace, the serenity of the whole area and the cross at night being lit.  The Goddard Place is "home away from home", there wasn't anything I needed that was not available.  Many memories will be made making this very homey cabin available to everyone around the world.  I loved the pond, the birds, the back porch and the peacefulness.  I enjoyed feeding the fish and watching them early in the mornings from the back deck. 

Heidi Z from Bloomington, Illinois said... Looking forward to return tip!! Blue Boar was a great suggestion ~ thank you for the hospitality.

Austin K. Grandson of Flo & Bill J. from O'Fallon, Illinois said... (after catching many fish, including an 18" wide mouth bass)  Awesome.  Freakin Awesome.  Really Freakin Awesome.

Sheryl & Eric K. from North Richland Hills, Texas said...We had a great stay.  Everything was wonderful!  We enjoyed the chicken dinner at Giant City Lodge and the cookies at Davis Pasty.

Stasia & Chuck S. from South Beloit, Illinois said...Very comfy bed, laminated sheets with info regarding different attractions was very helpful.  Loved the Strawberry Razzle you recommended at Flamm's Market!  Thanks!

Jody & Wayne Major said...Loved the cabin!  Great place to rest and relax. We enjoyed catching Bass and Bluegill in the pond.  Saw lots of sites.  Thanks for all the suggestions.

Michele & David D. from O'Fallon, Illinois said...Enjoyed the cabin very much!  Unfortunately our stay was too short, but we loved the peace n' quiet while we had it.  The trees and pond are beautiful.

Kayla & Allen C. from St. Charles, Missouri said...Everything was fantastic!!  Your cabin is perfect & we caught a few nice Bass in your pond -one was 3.56 lbs. - We went to Giant City, Cache River, Ferne Clyffe, and Bald Knob Cross. We also hit Rustle Hill, Blue Sky and Von Jakob Wineries.  The bread pudding at Blue Boar is great!  Thanks for the recommendations of where to go!  We had a great time!! 

Anna & Mark S. from Chicago, Illinois said...We had a wonderful stay in your lovely, cozy cabin.

Allison & Patrick R. from Indiana said...Great place.  Great view.  Felt very relaxing, very quiet at night!!

Patti & Bob W. from Cincinnati, Ohio said...Loved it.  Thanks for all the suggestions & the helpful markups on the map.

Stacey & Doug C. from Decorah, Iowa said...What a beautiful cabin!  We truly enjoyed our stay. 

Deb & Jim B. from Pontiac, Illinois said...Thanks for getting us in at the last minute ~ we loved the cabin & walking around the pond.

Tina & Lee H. from Chaffee, Missouri said...We had a nice time.  Can't wait for October.  We love the cabin.  Thank you!

Ed R. from West Chester, Ohio said...Good relaxed time. Very good feeling in the cabin!

Pat & Scott K. from Winfield, Illinois said...Had a wonderful stay!  The cabin, deck, lake are beautiful ~ We enjoyed staying here very much.  Very comfortable & homey.  Looking forward to coming again when the sun is shining.  Can't wait to sit outside & watch the blue birds.  Spectacular! Thanks much.

Diane & Dave B. from Whitmore Lake, Michigan said... Mary & Steve ~ We enjoyed staying at your cabin sooooo much.  We will definitely stay here again.  You are excellent hosts & we truly appreciate the effort, thought & love you put into making our stay enjoyable.  :-)

Jaime & Jason Ganz from Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin said...This was a wonderful stay!  Everything was great!  It was wonderful to get your suggestions for area things.  Thank you!

Carolyn & Warren S. from Emington, Illinois said... This cabin is sooo much better than a hotel room!!!

Jill N. from Bonne Terre, Missouri said... Great place!  Absolutely perfect!  Relaxing, comfortable, charming.  Thanks for all the tips of where to go.  LOVED the Giant City Lodge for dinner!!!  Thank you!!!

Cindy & Jim S. from Elmhurst, Illinois said... This could not have been a more perfect getaway.  This cozy little cabin with all the comforts of home was so serene and peaceful...the fresh baked breads every day were such a treat...the down comforter and fluffy white spa towels also made our stay more relaxing.  Thank you for making this such a wonderful home away from home.

Karla S. from Crystal Lake, Illinois said... I can't wait to come back.  Everything was perfect including the location.  Close to everything I wanted to see.  It was cozy and comfortable, and I didn't want for a thing.  Thank you so much.  I enjoyed every bit of my stay.

Brenda H. from Carbondale, Illinois said... Cozy little cabin. I really enjoyed my stay.  It was just what I needed.

Annabella & Donald B. from Byron, Illinois said... The cabin was perfect!  It was great to arrive to such a cozy place with the sound of rain on the roof all night.  The next day there were wood ducks on the pond.  We also saw Eastern blue birds in the trees near the cabin.  The sleigh bed was great, giving us the best night's sleep in quite a while.  Thanks for a Five Star experience.

Sue R. & Paul N. from Washburn Wisconsin said... Thanks you so much for making room for us at the last minute.  Trip Advisor had it right ~ this little cabin is amazing.  If we weren't on a mission to get to the Gulf we would happily stay here relaxing.  Your suggestion of The Blue Boar for dinner was spot on.  We picked up yogurt for breakfast.  The cabin is very clean.  The tub was great after 5 days of driving.  Our trip has been about NO PLANS and finding The Goddard Place was just another example of how well that is working.

Kamilah  L. & Justin C. from Glen Carbon, IL. said...  Everything was perfect :-) We loved your cabin, and enjoyed everything--from the dock to the bread. Many thanks for our many cherished memories :)

Arnie & Rex B. from Cary, Illinois said...  we really enjoyed our stay here.  Cabin was cute, warm & inviting, as was our hostess!  We would love to stay again.  Thanks!

Tina & Robert M. from St. Louis, Missouri said... The cabin was perfect.  We were looking forward to coming back & relaxing, love the fireplace!  We would like to come back when it was warmer and sit on the back porch. 

Tashina & Reed D. from Carbondale, Illinois said... Thoroughly enjoyed our night in the cabin!  Great hospitality when we arrived.  Overall loved it! 

Anne L. from Little Rock, Arkansas said... Lovely place. Plan to come again.  Thanks!

Liz D. & Corey J. from Leitchfield, Kentucky said... Thank you for the extremely affordable getaway in the woods.  We loved the modern rustic decor.  The Jacuzzi tub was great.  Also, thank you for the coffee.  We would definitely stay here again!

J-Coby W. & Kain S. from Chicago, Illinois said... Everything about The Goddard Place is just right from the deep rest, to the lovely sound of wind in the trees as the morning wake-up call, to the marvelous bath tub that accommodates a tall person. 

Brandi & Doug F. from Grantsburg, Illinois said... We enjoyed our visit.  A nice get-away, yet still close to home.  Beautiful Cabin!  Thanks for the "Blue Boar" was great!

Becky & John C. from Mt. Carmel, Illinois said... Really enjoyed our stay.  Thanks for the bread, we took it with us to snack on while we were out. Tried to come up with any suggestions for improvement, but couldn't come up with anything!

Deanna & Nick W. from Washington, Illinois said... Thanks for a great couple days.  Perfect relaxing & romantic getaway. 

Mikala & John W. from Swansea, Illinois said... We had such a relaxing time!  This is just what parents of 4 kids need, peace, quiet and alone time.  Next time we will stay longer than 1 night.  Wouldn't change a thing.  Thanks so much!

Tamara O. from Peoria, Arizona said... Once again a most wonderful stay at this beautiful, peaceful cabin.  Definitely will be back, enjoyed the fall weather, wind in the trees.  Thank you!

Shannon & Robert L. from Bartlett, Illinois said... We really enjoyed our stay here.  It was like a home away from home.  The cabin was cozy, warm and comfortable.  We would definitely choose to stay here again.

Joan D. Anne B & Judy G. from Evansville, Indiana said... We had a wonderful time.  It is a beautiful place.  So peaceful & relaxing.  We will definitely recommend this place!!

Mona & Randy W. from Crossville, Illinois said... Perfect!  I'm pretty proud of myself for finding the most amazing getaway site ever! We can't wait to come back.  You thought of everything.  The shower can make or break a stay for us ~ yours was amazing ~ love the silky, soft water!  Down pillows and a down comforter ~ just like the ones we have at home.  We enjoyed the back deck when we arrived, it was 70 degrees, the breeze was shuffling the pines as the moon peeked through.  Thanks for the great reading material, we curled up on the couch and read by the fire.  Your advice was spot on ~ the cookies and treats from Davis Pastry are indescribable.  We're going to attempt to take some home ~ they may not make it!  Stopped at a couple wineries and visited the Cross atop Bald Knob, it was a brisk 40 degrees but we had a perfect day.  Topped off the evening at the Blue Boar, we had a great meal ~ the homemade chips with green onion dip was worth the stop! Thanks, for everything!  We envy you because you live here.  We hate to leave. but we'll be back!

Emily & Joe K. from Milwaukee, Wisconsin said... Beautiful little cabin with great amenities.  We really enjoyed being here.  Thank you so much!

Judi & Dave J. from Oak Lawn, Illinois said... Thank you so much for letting us sit back and enjoy your little cabin ~ for some much needed quiet time.  All was perfect, even unexpected "storm" ~ Visited most wineries ~ have a car full for the upcoming Holidays! Colors were beautiful, too!!!

Gretchen & Tim H. from Princeville, Illinois said... Beautiful little cabin ~ wish we had more time to enjoy it.  Everything looks new & clean & you've thought of everything when packing cabinets with extras!  Thank you for being warm & friendly & making our stay so pleasant! 

Anna & Mark G. from Charleston, Illinois said... Loved it here!!! Thank you for your hospitality!  Loved the cozy bed, extra blankets, recliner ~ it was like home away from home.

Cassie & Rob C. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Love, Love, Love....this place, this was our 2nd time.  We will be back!  Also thanks for recommending The Blue Boar Restaurant, yummy. 

Karen, Greg & Amanda S. from Pleasant Plains, Illinois said... We all loved the cabin ~ perfect for a quiet, comfortable stay.  We would recommend your place to all our friends.  Thanks for your hospitality.

Donna & Sam M. from Murray, Kentucky said...  We had a wonderful time staying in your cabin. Thanks for everything.

Faith M. & Angela H. from Normal, Illinois said... Everything was wonderful, thank you so much!

Tamara O. from Peoria, Arizona said... Really enjoyed my stay - perfect cabin, peaceful.  The view of the pond, wind in the pines, morning sunrise walks, sitting on the deck reading a book. Thank you, will be back.

Stacey & Tim E. from Brighton, Illinois said... Beautiful cabin!  We will be back asap!  Thank you for the hospitality at the last minute! 

Amy & Jeff R. from Bloomington, Illinois said... Beautiful cabin. This was a wonderful place to stay and celebrate our anniversary. 

Flo & Bill J. from O'Fallon, Illinois said... Thanks - what a beautiful, peaceful place!

Maggie & Russ J. from Poplar Grove, Illinois said... thanks so much, hope to see The Shawnee are again soon.

Fay & Ray B. from Normal, Illinois said... This cabin is amazing.  Simply beautiful.  You have put a lot of thought into providing us with everything we need to feel at "home".  The bed was so comfortable.  I can't tell you how I LOVE that Jacuzzi!  Love the "hope" chest at the foot of the bed with extra blankets & pillows.  You had everything you need for the kitchen.  Your towels were wonderful...and so many of them was super. We loved having the Weber grill to be able to use.  All the chairs outside & inside were very comfortable!  The entire decor of the cabin is wonderful. You have a truly charming cabin here.  We are already talking about when we want to come back....

Lisa I. from Winnebago, Illinois said...Thank you for the hospitality - it is a great place!  We appreciate all the extras.  We will come visit again!

Donna & Tom G. from Kansas, Illinois said...It is a very beautiful restful cabin.  We enjoyed our stay very much.

Denise & Charlie L. from Aurora, Illinois said...The new door is beautiful and lets a lot of light in!  Thanks so much!

Marji & Allen Sipe from Bridgeton, Missouri said...Truthfully, after spending countless nights at B&B's around the country, this one has risen to the top of our list.  As close to a perfect get-away as we could hope for.  Thank you so much!

Karen & Bob H. from St. Louis, Missouri said... Very nice!  Appreciate the lovely ambiance of your cabin.  Thank you!

Cindy S. from Southern Illinois said... Loved your picnic table and deck furniture, loved sleeping under the quilt.  Everything was super.  I love staying here.  Love the sound of the screen door.  Brings back good memories....

Angela & Karl S. from Denmark, Tennessee said...Enjoyed our stay and we will definitely be back.

Amber & Nick Howard from Mt. Erie, Illinois said...Our stay was very nice and relaxing!  Will be letting all friends and family in on your cabin!  Great time! 

Lori & Scott R. and sons from Geneseo, Illinois said...We had a very nice time!!  The boys loved the pond & fishing (with) their remote control boat.  The cabin was perfect, clean & offered just about anything you need!  Thank you!!
Veronica & Bob C. from Jefferson City, Missouri said...Wonderful ~ Peaceful ~ Great Host ~ Charming Atmosphere.
Carolyn, Mike, ElMarie & Mira B. from Maryville, Illinois said...Loved all the wonderful attention to detail in the cabin!  All the comforts of home were here ~ towels, dishes, blanket, pillows, etc.  Wonderful experience!  Thank you for a wonderful vacation!
Brenda & Thomas B. of Harrisburg, Illinois said...We had a wonderful stay.  Very peaceful and relaxing.  We will come back and stay longer next time.  Thanks so much!!!
Amanda & Jeff W. of Tupelo, Mississippi said...We loved the cabin and it's natural surroundings (geese, lake, open fields and birds). The location is nice and relaxing as well.  The cabin is very comfortable inside and we enjoyed the back deck. Thanks for everything you did for us to make sure we had a nice vacation.  We hope to return for another visit.
Nichole & Chad of Columbus, Indiana said...Perfect setting, size, hospitality! Thank you! We sat on the porch and read for hours watching the birds and fish...never heard another noise! Closer to wine trail than we thought!
Bev & Mike from Shelbyville, Illinois said... Cabin VERY comfortable and your hospitality second to none!
Silvia & Louis M. of Arlington Heights, Illinois said... Everything was perfect - location & cabin...We appreciate your hospitality. You are a wonderful, thoughtful hostess. We had everything we needed. The cabin is lovely - warm, inviting, clean & cozy. It was perfect for us. As you said, we really need to spend a week here to see all there is to see. Southern Illinois is truly beautiful.
Shirley & Ron S. of Imperial, Missouri said...We loved the cabin and the hospitality.  We had a lovely stay. We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary.  It was very warm and cozy.  We loved the fluffy towels!  Thank you so much for providing such a lovely, relaxing get-a-way!  We would return. We will definitely tell friends and family about your wonderful cabin!!
Carol & Sam P. of Madison, Wisconsin said...We absolutely enjoyed our stay.  Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness and attention to detail.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Goddard cabin and look forward to visiting again!
Kelsey & David of Pekin, Illinois said...Very nice place! We had a great stay!
Joan & Steve M. of Carlyle, Illinois said...We love the cute cozy cabin!  We will definitely come back if we are in the area.  Thanks for the hospitality, love the bread!!
Kayla & Jeff P. of Marshall, Illinois said... We loved our stay!  The cabin is much more quiet than we are used to and very clean and "homey".  Great trip!  Thank you so much!
James H. of Pekin, Illinois said...The cabin was just what I was looking for. Quiet, with lots of birds singing. The R & R was great.
Claris & Glen P. of Westervelt, Illinois said...  Couldn't have felt more safe and secure if we'd stayed with family.  Greatly appreciated all the personal touches - the sweet bread and the fruit.  Immaculately clean and thoughtfully, tastefully decorated.
Shawna and Casey D. from Springfield, Illinois said...We had a great weekend and enjoyed the cabin very much.  We'll pass the word on your wonderful place.
Janet & Frank S. from Huntsville, Alabama said... An oasis. Absolutely lovely! Very glad we decided to stay here.
Kim & Ken L. from Campbell Hill, Illinois said... Lovely cabin! We enjoyed our stay - You have thought of everything to make our stay pleasant! Thank you.
JoAnne C. from Davenport, Iowa said... Thank you for the comfortable accommodations.
Barb & Terry C. from Jacksonville, Illinois said... The place is absolutely fabulous - comfortable, clean, and relaxing.. Hospitality was outstanding. We felt at home and very welcomed.
Sharon & Wendell R. from Lebanon, Indiana said... This place is wonderful!
Theresa & Keith Hooker from Sidell, Illinois said... Very nice and clean! Everything provided was excellent! Thank you!
Flo & Bill J. & Grandson Austin from O'Fallon, Illinois said... Fun fishing!  Thanks for the hospitality.
Megan & David R. from Evansville, Indiana said... We had a wonderful time! Thanks!
Leah & Andy M. from Carbondale, Illinois said... We had such a wonderful, relaxing day. Thanks so much!

Nancy W. from Illinois said... We enjoyed our stay. The place was great. I can't think of any anything I would change.
Mary & Brenda T. from Germantown, Illinois said... Thank you; we had a very nice time. The cabin is wonderful, and we will spread the word.
Joan and Antuany M. from Lisle, Illinois said... Great host, easy access to the area, very comfortable. Will stay again.