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Bay City Road Rt. #3, Box 136, Golconda, IL 62938
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#3 of 5 Specialty lodging in Golconda
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Bay City Road Rt. #3, Box 136, Golconda, IL 62938
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chrissy g wrote a review Oct 2020
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We stayed in cabin 2 for a week there were 4 of us.and I can't say enough great things about this place if you're looking for seclusion.this is the place..very cozy ,,owner is amazingly friendly.has everything you need even coffee..and he came bye every 2 days to check for garbage and towels and ask if there was anything else we needed..the Ohio River in the front and barren Creek in the back..we will be coming back.. nevermind the mess we have been packing up to leave tomorrow 😫😭
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marketmanmark wrote a review Dec 2019
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This was a place we rented for 10 years. Owners son gave our date away from under us stating people are booking more than a year in advance. We never asked for a thing even though many people would have complained about burned out lights, dirt,outlets that cords fall out of to name a few. Maybe I'm swayed by the bend over but i know we deserved better than we got. I would cut the cards with these people. Good luck.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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roadking4u2 wrote a review Jul 2017
Decatur, Illinois1 contribution
Very clean. very nice setting and great price with private boat dock. We stayed in the 2 bedroom which is a converted mobile home with wood siding and very nicely remodeled inside. Has a deck and pavilion with a swing grill and fire ring all overlooking barren creek and only about a quarter mile to the Ohio river, you can see both from the Cottage. It was very hot in the 90s during our visit and it has central air but the living room was a bit warmer then the rest of the cottage but still comfy. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend. The host are very nice and helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Wendy E wrote a review Jul 2016
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This place was amazing! Very clean cabin with plenty of room, SUPER nice owners, and such a nice quiet, relaxing place to spend a few days! And SO affordable! I couldn't say a single bad thing about this experience! Will definitely stay there again!! In fact, we can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: August 2015
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Room Tip: Be sure to take plenty of food/groceries as the town is about a little bit of a drive and very...
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832terriw wrote a review Nov 2014
Crainville, Illinois, United States3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband I stayed in June 2014 what an awesome relaxing time. Quiet, peaceful, secluded and just what we needed. The owners are such sweet people and made sure we had everything we needed. Very Clean!!!!!
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Date of stay: June 2014
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cubsrule2313 wrote a review Aug 2014
Newburgh, Indiana15 contributions9 helpful votes
We had the opportunity to stay in 2 different cabins due to our late reservation which worked out perfectly. The Rustic cottage is superb and is located where no one else is so if you're looking for complete seclusion then it is it. The 2 bedroom has plenty of bass to catch off the dock which is down only a few steps from the cabin so it is awesome as well. They have everything you will ever need including bug sprays, dish soap, and many other items most cabins don't carry so don't do like I did and pack everything except the kitchen sink. The owners are wonderful people and they clean better than any hotel I've ever stayed at from the windows to the stair steps. If you're looking for peacefulness this is the place. Don't be fooled by the wonderful value price either because that is what makes this place even that much better. We will definitely be returning.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Cris C wrote a review Aug 2013
3 contributions9 helpful votes
Our trip to Barren Creek Cottages was "off the hook" ..the fishing and peaceful quiet alone time was spot on ... can't say enough about the area, rivers, owners and wildlife ...trust me for the price it's better than any stress releasing therapy on the market.
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Date of stay: August 2013Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Beth L wrote a review Jul 2013
Kevil, Kentucky, United States8 contributions5 helpful votes
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We just returned home after three days at Barren Creek Cottages. I will admit ~ I shed a couple of tears locking up the place after packing. It was nothing short of amazing. If you are tired of the hustle of everyday life and just need somewhere to unwind ~ this place is where you need to be. There is an abundance of butterflies, deer, dragonflies and fish jumping short of the dock. The owners were wonderful, bring you clean towels and sheets and pick up your garbage daily, but for the most part - it's you and the wildlife out there. From here on out ~ this will be my favorite vacation spot ~ it is absolutely beautiful and everything you need is there in the cottage. I will cherish the memories made here wiith children forever.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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Amylouwho217 wrote a review Apr 2013
Springfield1 contribution3 helpful votes
These cabins are fabulous. We are planning our return trip this summer! Off the beaten path but cabins have every thing u need. We stayed for a week and can't wait to go back. Fishing, tourist attractions just a short drive away, cabins are very well equipped, spacious.
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Date of stay: May 2012
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Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: 3 cabins to choose from. From very large to small family size.
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Val E wrote a review Mar 2013
Louisville, Kentucky1 contribution4 helpful votes
In July, my sister and I will be returning to Barren Creek Cottages for our fifth stay. We happened upon the site five years ago while looking for a place to vacation that was on water, affordable and out in the country. We decided to try the cottages. Now, our annual visit to Barren Creek Cottages is a tradition. We have the Barren Creek estuary on one side and the wide Ohio River on the other! We love the peace and quite, the birds and wildlife. We love to watch the herons, egrets, hawks, deer, turtles and other wildlife that abound. We love having porches and decks and our own little dock from which to view our little bit of paradise. One year, the nearby fields were covered with just about every kind of butterfly you could imagine. The cabins are well-kept and clean. And, though it feels like you are in the middle of nowhere, restaurants and wineries, parks and hiking trails and shopping are usually about a 30-minute drive or so away. And the owners are wonderful. They seem like family now. My sister and I are looking forward to visiting paradise again this year.
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Date of stay: July 2012
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