Haven in the Woods w/ 150 Exclusive Acres, 2 Ponds

Property ID: 457825Saint ElmoILUS
Sleeps 83 BR2 BA


With use over 150 acres, this vacation rental is the ultimate escape. With its impressive outdoor area and on-site access to ample ATV trails, this charming 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home offers the perfect setting for a getaway full of recreation and relaxation. After spending a quiet morning down by the water, visit Driftstone Pueblo or walk to Waltrips Corner Country Restaurant. Wind down in the evenings with a cozy al fresco dinner before kicking back by the fire. Saint Elmo awaits!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

ATTRACTIONS: Waltrips Corner Country Restaurant (walking distance), Driftstone Pueblo (9.5 miles), Vandalia State House Memorial (16.5 miles), Kaskaskia Dragon (18.2 miles), American Obstacle (29.1 miles)

OUTDOOR OPTIONS: Rock Cave Nature Preserve (7.0 miles), Happy Hollow Farms (13.1 miles), Ballard Nature Center (16.0 miles), Evergreen Hollow Park (29.7 miles)

MUSEUMS: MY Garage Corvette Museum (32.5 miles), American Farm Heritage Museum (35.4 miles), Children’s Museum of Illinois (64.6 miles), Edwardsville Children’s Museum (67.5 miles)

AIRPORTS: Effingham County Memorial Airport (29.2 miles), Gelfius International Airport (90.2 miles)


7 reviews
  • Beautiful Retreat


    We had an amazing time. Everything you could think of and more was provided. We hiked, fed the fish, smores at the campfire, boardgames in the evening. The Grandkiddos loved the Sasquatches (we had several hikes in the woods looking for more). We're hoping to return next spring!

    Published December 3, 2023
  • Amazing Family Get Away


    The hosts were amazing! We had everything we needed and more. Nice home and the extras made it a home away from home. Lot's of outdoors for the kiddos to run and play. We even went sasquatch hunting with the kids (lots of woods for hiking).

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 9, 2024
  • Better than expected


    We were extremely pleased with Haven in the woods. No detail was missed. We had a wonderful stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Peggy S.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • Haven in the Woods is Fun!


    We stayed at Haven in the Woods because family lives close by. The children were delighted by all the little touches and the home was very clean and comfortable. There is so much to do on the property that we didn't get to do it all!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Tamara R.
    Published September 8, 2022
  • Amazing vacation!! Jane is awesome!!


    The Haven in the Woods is truly a haven! Jane puts so many personal touches into her setup. It was fun to uncover them all! The kitchen was well stocked and is big enough for a family who likes to cook together. The rest of the house was perfect for family time sitting and reading or doing needlework. The porch was lovely and the fire pit was all ready to go. We walked a lot, fished, rowed the boat, met the wonderful people at Waltrip’s Corner, and walked some more. We visited Vandalia, Effingham, and Altamont and learned a whole lot about living in Fayette County. BTW, the corn is ‘made’ for this year. Today’s rain probably ‘made’ the soybeans! Jane’s property is diverse and interesting. The dogs had a great time! Lots of creatures, smells, puddles, and paths. I think our dog will have dreams of his wonderful time at Haven in the Woods.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Elizabeth R.
    Published August 24, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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