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The Winery at Shale Lake

1499 Washington Ave, Williamson, IL 62088-3047
+1 618-637-2470
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Weekend Getaway

We stayed two nights in cabin two, and it was lovely. The cabin has everything you need for a... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
ml08c
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Springfield, Illinois
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 25 August 2017
sistermorton
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Michigan
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  • Average6%
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Featuring an on-site producing winery, vineyards, lake, food services, lodging and entertainment.
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1499 Washington Ave, Williamson, IL 62088-3047
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+1 618-637-2470
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"close to home"
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"tasting room"
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"stables"
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stayed two nights in cabin two, and it was lovely. The cabin has everything you need for a getaway. It rained our entire stay so we didn't get to use the fire pit or screened in porch, but they are great amenities. We also...More

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Reviewed 25 August 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

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Reviewed 29 July 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

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Reviewed 4 July 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
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shalelake, Owner at The Winery at Shale Lake, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 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

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Reviewed 13 May 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
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Reviewed 9 May 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
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Reviewed 24 April 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

1  Thank lovegoldensSt_louis
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Reviewed 13 April 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
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Reviewed 9 April 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
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Reviewed 28 March 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

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