Shale Lake

illinois, united states

From $89/night
  • dvd player
  • housekeeping
  • kitchen
  • patio / deck
  • shower
  • tv
  • fishing
  • winery / wine tasting
  • Bring your own food
  • Kitchen inside
  • Nearby restaurants
  • Check-in

    4:00 PM

  • Check-out

    11:00 AM

  • Taxes

    Not included

  • Included in the Rates

    Accommodations only

  • Gratuity

    Not included, but appreciated

  • Other Fees

    $20 cleaning fee for unclean dishes

  • Parking

    Complimentary on-site

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Limited

  • Minimum Age for Children

    None, children under 16 must be accompanied to the water's edge.

  • Additional Guests

    $20 per night per guest (after the first two)

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the arrival date can be used as a credit toward a stay at a later date or refunded minus a $25 cancellation/handling fee.

    Cancellations made 14 days or less in advance of the arrival date will not be refunded but will be credited toward a stay for a later date. The cancellation/handling fee will be increased to $75 for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance or for no show/no call reservations.

    Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance for the cabins and cottages at Shale Lake. A valid credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Full payment is required at the time the reservation is made. Our cancellation policy applies once payment has been processed. You must be 21 years or older to rent one of our cabins or cottages. Your online reservation does not constitute a reservation until you have received a confirmation email notice from Shale Lake. All confirmation email notices will be sent during our regular business hours (Monday through Thursday). A cabin cannot be booked for the same day via any booking site including their own. You must get in contact with reservations for same day bookings.
     
    Children: A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 16 to the water’s edge. Children are not allowed to play in the parking areas or outbuildings. Please do not allow your children to play at other cabin/cottage sites. Children must be accompanied by someone 18 or over to ride on the rental bicycles including the surrey.
    GUESTS: $20 charge per night for each additional guest (after the first two). The additional $20 per person charge is applied to the credit card on file after the stay.

     



  • Pet Policy

    There is a $25 nonrefundable pet fee (per pet) per stay if the pet is REGISTERED at the time of the reservation. Non-registered pets will be charged $40 (per pet) per stay. Damages caused by a pet are subject to our damages policy.

How Do I Get There?

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The log cabins are located at the south end of the lake where the Old Mine Road used to run into Route 66. Located just steps away from the lake, all of these cabins have a screened-in porch, air conditioning and an open floor plan. The cabins have a full kitchen with stove and microwave and a 3/4 bath (full size shower). Each cabin is different in size and style. All of the cabins have televisions in the bedroom and living room. The living room television has a DVD player.

The cottages sit atop a 60-foot-tall hill overlooking the countryside, the vineyard and the lake. Flanked by woods and horse pasture, the view is breathtaking. The cottages are each unique in size and style. Three of them have open porches and low-rise ramp entrances. The larger ones have full kitchens and all have a 3/4 bath. 

Shale Lake

Glamping Types

  • Cabins

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • pets
  • small children
  • small groups
  • solo travelers

Setting

  • forest / woods
  • lake / pond
  • wine country

Total Accommodations

  • 10

Minimum Night Stay

  • 2 from Thursday through Sunday

Rates Based On

  • double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open: Year-Round

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Accommodations

  • Cabins

    From $89/night
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  • Amenities
    • dvd player
    • housekeeping
    • kitchen
    • patio / deck
    • shower
    • tv
  • Experiences
    • fishing
    • winery / wine tasting
  • Dining Options
    • Bring your own food
    • Kitchen inside
    • Nearby restaurants
  • Policies
    • Check-in

      4:00 PM

    • Check-out

      11:00 AM

    • Taxes

      Not included

    • Included in the Rates

      Accommodations only

    • Gratuity

      Not included, but appreciated

    • Other Fees

      $20 cleaning fee for unclean dishes

    • Parking

      Complimentary on-site

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Limited

    • Minimum Age for Children

      None, children under 16 must be accompanied to the water's edge.

    • Additional Guests

      $20 per night per guest (after the first two)

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Cancellations made 14 days or more prior to the arrival date can be used as a credit toward a stay at a later date or refunded minus a $25 cancellation/handling fee.

      Cancellations made 14 days or less in advance of the arrival date will not be refunded but will be credited toward a stay for a later date. The cancellation/handling fee will be increased to $75 for cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance or for no show/no call reservations.

      Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance for the cabins and cottages at Shale Lake. A valid credit card is required to guarantee your reservation. Full payment is required at the time the reservation is made. Our cancellation policy applies once payment has been processed. You must be 21 years or older to rent one of our cabins or cottages. Your online reservation does not constitute a reservation until you have received a confirmation email notice from Shale Lake. All confirmation email notices will be sent during our regular business hours (Monday through Thursday). A cabin cannot be booked for the same day via any booking site including their own. You must get in contact with reservations for same day bookings.
       
      Children: A parent or legal guardian must accompany children under 16 to the water’s edge. Children are not allowed to play in the parking areas or outbuildings. Please do not allow your children to play at other cabin/cottage sites. Children must be accompanied by someone 18 or over to ride on the rental bicycles including the surrey.
      GUESTS: $20 charge per night for each additional guest (after the first two). The additional $20 per person charge is applied to the credit card on file after the stay.

       



    • Pet Policy

      There is a $25 nonrefundable pet fee (per pet) per stay if the pet is REGISTERED at the time of the reservation. Non-registered pets will be charged $40 (per pet) per stay. Damages caused by a pet are subject to our damages policy.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

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Inside Scoop

  • Pay for three weeks and receive the fourth week at no charge. (Stays in excess of 30 days do not pay room tax.)

    2016 prices do NOT include sales tax; add 9% for state and local taxes.
  • Firewood is available for $6.00 a bundle, which can be added to your reservation. Due to Illinois state law regarding insects, please do not bring firewood from outside of Madison County. 

    Shale Lake offers catch-and-release ONLY fishing for cabin guests. An Illinois fishing license is required. An Illinois resident license costs $12.00; a three-day, nonresident license costs $15.50. They sell the state licenses at the winery.