"Thank you so much for such a wonderful week. We came as strangers and left as friends. We'll be back again and again!"
Esther relaxing on the front porch
Olivia, Esther's beautiful horse
"Once again we enjoyed our home away from home! We appreciate your help in gathering local trail condition updates from your local equine network. See ya next year!"
Champ and Colonel ridden in a re-enactment battle on the Union side
H I K E R S
Megan and Friends
Practicing for the rodeo?
"We hiked ~14 miles on the River to River Trail from Bald Knob out to Inspiration Point."
"Fabulous fall getaway from Chicago."
"We had perfect hiking weather in November, and ridiculously beautiful fall colors. Clear skies allowed for amazing stargazing and a lot of great views of Comet Holmes! Thank you for your incredible hospitality."
D E E R H U N T E R S
Harry, Paul and Shawn
"This was our second year and we had a wonderful time as usual. Everyone was as nice as can be. Thanks for everything."
Scott, Shawn, Paul & Harry
Tony, Matthew and Steve from Mississippi
"Super place to stay while hunting in Illinois this season (2012). Enjoyed your Stablehouse in every way. Be seeing both of you real soon."
"Thank you so much for making our stay at The Stablehouse so comfortable. It had everything you advertised on your website and more. Even though we were 600 miles from home, we had the luxury of home. You have a beautiful place and we will make it our home away from home next year. I know hunters can be complicated at times but we really appreciated the use of the barn and all the facilities. Thanks again and can’t wait to come next year."
Blake, Chad, George, Pap
Hunters from Louisiana
W I N E T A S T E R S
V I S I T O R S
Madi - You're Welcome!
A Heart from Madi
Madi's Beautiful Drawings
The Braytons - Nancy, Madi and Bobby
Members of the Kirkland Family - Everyone enjoys the chickens!
Brutus had a GOOD time!
The Flassings enjoying a horseback ride!
George's Rap, by Atticus - Click on 'Sound' below
G R A D U A T I O N
Enjoying lunch at nearby Hedman's Winery
The Graduate and family
Playing cards at The Stablehouse
"The Stablehouse was nothing short of wonderful, we just wish we could have stayed longer! We made great use of the grill and terrific kitchen set up and loved the furry visitors of the farm!
The surrounding area is absolutely beautiful and the homey atmosphere of The Stablehouse was just perfect. Thanks so much for all the thoughtful amenities - we had everything we needed and more. We're all so bummed to return to the city. This was such a nice taste of the simple life."
V A C A T I O N E R S
Enjoying a summer evening
Relaxing on the patio with Stanley, the beagle
Happy and relaxed (in front of the vegetable garden)
"Thank you so much for a wonderful relaxing weekend. The four of us really enjoyed the lovely Stablehouse and the views are amazing. Having Stanley and Hobo (the beagles) around kept us entertained too! Thanks again - we'll be back!"
W E D D I N G G U E S T S
On their way to a wedding at Von Jakob Winery
"We had a great stay here. Very comfortable and Loren was super nice! Thanks for the hospitality."