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Eva's Roost - A cozy cabin nestled in nature

Entire cabin hosted by Bonnie
2 guestsStudio4 beds1 bath
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Eva's Roost is a rustic zen-style cottage on our property in Cobden. Nestled in the hillside, the roost gives a sense of oneness with nature. No curtains allow a complete experience of nature: forest, pond, stars, moonrise, sunrise, birds & animals. Paul is the architect & designer of everything you see, including the forest which he planted on a former daffodil farm. Bonnie hopes she has made the space welcoming for you and trys to keep the trails ups for guests to enjoy year-round.

The space
Enjoy your own place while having access to gardens, trails, & pond. Guests can completely unwind, unplug and reconnect with themselves, their companion or with nature. At the same time, we offer wifi for those seeking to work or go to school remotely while still enjoying time in nature.

The natural setting is perfect for writers, artists, musicians and anyone needing some time out from their regular routine. The cottage is simple with a woodstove, bathroom with shower, sitting area and double bed. A small kitchen includes: mini-fridge, toaster oven, induction plate, slow cooker, kettle, french press, kettle, dishes & basic cooking supplies and doubles as a storm shelter if ever needed. A small Weber grill is available outside(bring your own charcoal & lighter fluid).

Electric heat is available for winter and a/c for summer. During the coldest part of winter (December -February) the heaters alone are usually not enough to keep the cabin toasty so the woodstove is a must. If you need assistance in learning to start and maintain a fire, Paul or Bonnie can show you how. You can also enjoy an outdoor fire pit with adirondack chairs facing the pond(guests collect their own wood for outdoor fires).

Those interested in architecture, creativity, farming & naturally wild settings will love Eva's Roost or Tiny House of Paul(currently booked full-time). We are a working farm and also have a tiny home project on the go. Guests are welcome to come over and see the progress or speak to us about produce.

During the pandemic, we are asking guests to bring their own sheets and towels as well as bringing their recycling and garbage up to the cans provided in the driveway circle.

Sleeping arrangements

Common spaces
2 double beds, 2 sofa beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Air conditioning
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Luggage dropoff allowed
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Refrigerator

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Cobden, Illinois, United States

Southernmost Illinois is a unique part of the State. Rock formations abound, the Shawnee National forest surrounds us and the rolling hills, small farms, wineries, orchards and quirky & quaint towns add to the charm and interest of the area. We are a few minutes from Cobden, ten minutes from either Alto Pass(Bald Knob, Quetil Trail), Anna or the now infamous town of Makanda. Carbonale is twenty minutes and Murphysboro about 30 minutes. Giant City Park is fifteen minutes one way and Trail of Tears is about the same distance the other.

Many overlooks, trails, rock climbing areas plus not far to go kayaking or canoeing. Art and music everywhere whether it be at the wineries, The Old Feed Store, local galleries and other venues. We own Packrats Paradise which also sells local and handcrafted items(plus Fair Trade coffee beans, tea, chocolate, cocoa and nuts). Cobden has some very good restaurants we're happy to recommend. Others in nearby towns we can suggest as well. Let us know your interests and we can make suggestions or recommendations. There is a binder at the roost with lots of information.

Hosted by Bonnie

Joined in July 2014
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I am a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and mindfulness & meditation teacher who loves to travel and also loves to come home. I like to stay in places that are simple and cozy. I am a social person, but also enjoy time alone reading, walking, meditating or being creative. I grow food organically with my partner and love to share our produce with guests at our retreat house. When I travel, I seek out restaurants that support local farmers and I share local places like this with guests at my retreat house. I am curious and love adventure, so appreciate tips on great places to visit, eat or explore. Having been hosted by many others in my life, I have loved offering the Homestead Retreat for others to enjoy. I wanted it to be a peaceful place to stay and that even if you just showed up with a toothbrush, you would have all that you need! In August of last year, my partner Paul and I added Eva's Roost Retreat to our Airbnb listings. This sweet zen-style cottage has large windows overlooking the pond and forest & is a quiet & private space to retreat for one or two people. We are well into our third year of being listed on Airbnb and loving every minute. We look forward to welcoming you.
I am a spiritual director, retreat facilitator and mindfulness & meditation teacher who loves to travel and also loves to come home. I like to stay in places that are simple and co…
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  • Maria
During your stay
Paul and I are available as needed by the kitchen door, text, or if you see us around. During COVID-19 our interactions are limited, but we'll be happy to answer questions. Some like a tour of the main house(except during Covid) or tiny home project while others are here for private time together. We have no agenda & are pretty easy going. Make this time your own. We currently have Becca living in the tiny home. She and Paul will begin building her very own tiny home this fall. Stuart currently lives on the property, tends to the gardens & helps out. He is also working on starting his own business in chocolate making and herbal brews.
Paul and I are available as needed by the kitchen door, text, or if you see us around. During COVID-19 our interactions are limited, but we'll be happy to answer questions. Some l…
Bonnie is a Superhost
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy

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