This ADA compliant "tiny house" cottage is Old World themed and sleeps up to 4 with a queen bed on the main floor and a queen bed in the loft (loft not ADA accessible). Also kitchenette with sink, microwave and convection oven (no stove). ADA amenities include the entrance ramp and bathroom transfer bars for toilet and shower.
Guests to all Shale Lake cabins and cottages are subject to a 3% Local Hotel Tax due upon check-in and separate from any taxes paid or collected by Airbnb.
There are 212 acres available for exploring. The entire perimeter has some form of fencing (some chain link and some barbed wire). There are a few interior chain link fences as well. You are welcomed to explore the
entire property except for the outbuildings. There are a few wooded trails that are maintained annually.
There are horses in the pastures in front and behind the cottages.
The vineyard is approximately 14 acres planted in 2007. There are 74 600' rows. We have 6 varieties of grapes: Norton, Chambourcin, Marechal Foch, Vignole, Cayuga and Traminette.
Our 24 acre lake was reclaimed in the 80’s. The lake averages 5’ deep - if you fall in, STAND UP! Cabin guests may fish, CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY. We have crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill.
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We host a lot more than humans at Shale Lake! You may see a Grey Heron soaring in for the night and occasionally a white one, too. We have Swans and White Northern Pelicans stopping almost every year. We also have at least 3 Barred Owls, a pair of Red Tail Hawks and a mating pair of Bald Eagles that winter in the north woods. We have more than our share of turtles including some snapping turtles the size of a tire! If you find one hibernating in a creek, best to leave it alone!
We have some unusual plants and trees. The old coal mine employed as many as 700 people. There were buildings in and around the woods. The buildings are gone but you will find cactus thriving in the shale dust and a huge bed of iris blooms (planted by office ladies). We have a yucca grove, pecan & walnut trees, plus apple and persimmon trees. The old metal stove was not grown but rather thrown here by locals using the property as a dump. There is a lot of really cool, really old stuff. Please feel free to explore and take any trash…ehh..treasures with you!
Guests to Shale Lake are welcome to explore our 211 acres. Hike the trails through the woods, fish the lake (catch-and-release only), enjoy the sunsets (or sunrise) from a porch or build a fire and watch the stars at night. Choose the Cabin or Cottage that fits your relaxation needs the best - hilltop open porch with great views or lakeside screened-in porch nestled near the woods. And, of course, The Winery at Shale Lake is a great place to visit on weekends (Fri-Sun) for your food, drink and relaxation needs.
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Shale Lake is family owned and operated. The owners live on-site and are available for guests needs by phone, email and text.
The Cabins and Cottages at Shale Lake consist of 4 units with step access and 6 units with ramp access. The Cabins are located on the south lake shore and the Cottages are located on the hill overlooking the lake. All Cottages are pet free. Cabins 1-4 are pet friendly on request ($25 per pet per stay) while Cottages 9-14 are pet free.