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The Winery at Shale Lake

1499 Washington Ave, Williamson, IL 62088-3047
+1 618-637-2470
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Cozy Little Cabin

We stayed in the Mine Shack on our adventure to Southern Indiana to view the solar eclipse. It was... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2017
Love this Place for a Nice Getaway

I have stayed here 3 times: once for a girl's night away (Nov. 2016 in the Lazy Shanty), another... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
Traci H
Decatur, Illinois
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Featuring an on-site producing winery, vineyards, lake, food services, lodging and entertainment.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible12%
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“pizza” (7 reviews)
“fun times” (2 reviews)
“tasting room” (2 reviews)
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1499 Washington Ave, Williamson, IL 62088-3047
+1 618-637-2470
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Reviewed August 25, 2017

We stayed in the Mine Shack on our adventure to Southern Indiana to view the solar eclipse. It was about an hour and a half from totality, so it made a great home base. We loved our "tiny home" with its screened front porch overlooking...More

Thank sistermorton
Reviewed July 29, 2017

I have stayed here 3 times: once for a girl's night away (Nov. 2016 in the Lazy Shanty), another for a mini family vacation with our 7 month old (April 2017 in the Lake House) and most recently to celebrate my birthday (June 2017 in...More

Thank Traci H
Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

We rented a cabin coming from out of town to visit family that lives locally. We had an extra guest stay one night they charged us for all 3 nights. The wine is honestly awful. The owners were very rude. The morning after we arrived...More

Thank Ray R
shalelake, Owner at The Winery at Shale Lake, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2017

Shame on you! Threatening to give us a “bad review” if we didn’t give you a refund is actually extortion. This is truly what gives your generation a bad rap! You booked a cabin for 5 people, had over a dozen people partying in the...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

love it here :) spider legs is best wine! cabins are cute and cozy. fishing is great and scenery is amazing

1  Thank Elizabeth N
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Wine tasting stop. Buy a bottle or glass and sit around the property. We had the sangria and sat in an upstaira room for an hour uninterrupted. Cabins to rent here. Clean bathrooms.

Thank Marcy N
Reviewed April 24, 2017

This is a very great place to meet with friends and family. Customer service is great. We stayed overnight in cabin 3 and it was clean and cute. The cabins are themed. The wine is good and the pizza was great. They have catch and...More

Thank lovegoldensSt_louis
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We booked a cabin at Shale Lake for our anniversary weekend. We visited the winery one evening for dinner and a bottle of Illinois wine. It was a fantastic experience and we are already planning our next visit. Close to home but away from it...More

Thank jblood63
Reviewed April 9, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from a weekend away. We tasted four wines and bought a bottle to share, then sat outside to enjoy the beautiful day. The first thing we noticed was the smell of the horse poop, the stables are close...More

1  Thank Dana B
Reviewed March 28, 2017

We drove here from Springfield. Since this winery is only ten minutes from I-55; the one-hour trip here was worth it. We were greeted by the owners, and they are both very pleasant people and accommodating. The tasting room is somewhat small, but there is...More

Thank danh007
Reviewed March 13, 2017

A lot of great wine, and other alcohol beverages, THE food is wonderful. Owners always warm & friendly!

Thank Llamallama123
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