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MLS #408831

558 N. Raum Road Corner
Golconda, IL 62938
Price: $399,000
Description: Pope County - Rustic charm describes this 136 acre farm nestled on the edge of the Shawnee National Forest, and it's located in the heart of “Horse Country” being only 4 miles or so from the ever popular 9 Day Trail Ride. This is an income producing farm with several years of successfully yielded crops, and has approximately 100 tillable acres of rolling farm land. The spacious 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home sits down a lane, and a stone walkway lined with hostas, monkey grass, sedum, azaleas, crepe myrtles, lilies and rose bushes leads to a covered front porch that is as long as the whole house!

A lovely wood-burning fireplace warms the middle of the living room, and an office/family room leads to the master bedroom complete with an adjoining master bath which has its own jet tub and skylight. On the other side of the living room, a hallway leads to a full bathroom and 2 more bedrooms. The kitchen has 2 skylights and leads to a dining room off the side. The home has ceiling fans throughout, central heat and air, and a convenient ˝ bath next to the laundry room.

A 2 car attached garage brings you into the back of the home which has an added-on sunroom, and an attached deck complete with a landing that overlooks the back of the property. Hydrangeas, lilac bushes, hibiscus, and hummingbird vine complete the landscaping. Trees line the edges of the fields so get ready to hunt turkey and deer!

No farm would be complete without 3 ponds in which one could stock and fish from, Little Lusk Creek which runs through the property, and a barn which sits across the road and is presently home to 3 horses and one spoiled donkey.

This place has it all being within minutes from the RIVER TO RIVER TRAIL, Eddyville campgrounds, Garden of the Gods, Horse Shoe Lake, One Horse Gap Lake, and only 13 or so miles from Golconda and approximately 19 miles from Harrisburg. It's also close to the Grand Pier Cemetery, which sits on the corner of Raum and Dutton Chapel Road.

Directions from Eddyville- proceed East on Eddyville blacktop. Approximately 5 miles to Raum Rd and go left or North on Raum Rd. Go 1.2 mile and stay right on Raum Rd. Proceed 4.1 miles. PROPERTY ON both sides of road. Look for signs.

MLS #402160

001 N. Cartervill and Colp Road
Carterville, IL 62918
Price: $785,000
Description: Located between Carbondale and Marion, here’s 161 acres of ultimate deer, turkey and duck hunting property that could be your getaway or perhaps build a home and just step out your door for a relaxing day of hunting! Great location for duck hunters as this property is close to Crab Orchard Lake in the Fly Way Zone. There are 4 man-made ponds with 4 blinds and 1 pit over approximately 70 acres that are on-site floodable on demand. These areas are abundant in phragmite grass, which is excellent nesting habitat for ducks and also attracts deer and other wildlife. There’s a cabin-like large deer stand with a porch, set 16 feet off the ground. Entry to the property is an approximately one-fourth-mile on a graveled road. Natural ground surface roads wind throughout the property.

Listing available as 3 different MLS Numbers [SALE PENDING]:
MLS #407112: House + 47.665-acres [$395,000]
MLS #409741: House + 15-acres [$299,900]
MLS #409742: House + 112.22-acres [$650,000]

175 Hazel Road
Eddyville, IL


Price: $395,000 [#407112: House+47.665 acres]
Price: $299,900 [#409741: House+15 acres]
Price: $650,000 [#409742: House+112.22 acres]

Description: Upscale horseman's 47.665-acre ranch property. This place has it all! A lovely home and a barn/garage with bunkhouse that borders the Shawnee National Forest in the area that has gained the title of Trail Riding Capital of Illinois. There is convenient direct access to miles and miles of beautiful trails including the River To River Trail. This home has a well-thought out floor plan and the grounds around it are beautifully landscaped. It begins with a flowering crabapple tree-lined, winding asphalt driveway past a pond. The drive goes between the home and barn, and circles around the barn for easy truck/trailer entry/exit. The 3-bedroom 2-bath home has an enclosed single car garage, entry into a foyer/laundry room, open kitchen, dining and living rooms with a wonderful enclosed sunroom overlooking a garden patio and pasture.

The home has beautiful cherry hardwood floors, oak cabinets and elegant carpets and, although separated, the kitchen, dining and living room are open and inviting. Two guest or family bedrooms share a bathroom that includes a jet tub. The master bedroom is sequestered on the opposite side of the house and has a full bath, walk-in closet, and a sitting or sewing room or perhaps an office.

The front porch draws one to sit and enjoy the view over the front yard and beyond. The backyard is special in that it has a well-maintained flowering garden with the flagstone and brick walkways. Next to it is a 9 x 9 (approx.) Water Well Aquatic exercise and therapy pool – in other words a hot tub with a treadmill – under a gazebo!

Three large cross-fenced pastures have two springs and a creek. Pastures are slightly rolling and bordered by woods. Each pasture has 18x9 loafing sheds. By the barn are two large vinyl-fenced corrals. The barn has three large garage doors that open into a large area. The bunkhouse with full bath and the tack room can be accessed through the garage but they also have separate front doors.

On the backside of the barn are two extra-large 16x14 stalls, 16x19 hay storage and grooming area (or room to put in more stalls). Heated Nelson Waters; inside and outside tie areas; hot and cold water and a large tack room. There is also an attached large shed for horse trailer or other equipment.

MLS #327756

35321 E Grape Vine Trail
McClure, IL
Price: $99,900
Description: This 1.1 acre Alexander property with a lovely 2+ bedroom/2-bath home could be your slice of the Garden of Eden with Jims Branch Creek in the backyard and bordered in the back by the Shawnee National Forest. Peach, cherry, plum and pecan trees along with large oak and maple trees dot the well-maintained yard and garden. There’s an attached 2-car garage, separate carport, 2 storage buildings and a separate garage/workshop. Two porches, one off the kitchen makes for a great place to grill outdoors and another one on the side of the house which would be nice for sitting and sipping sweet tea on hot afternoons. Hooked up to city water but you might prefer the 58-foot deep well water. Close access to fishing, hiking, biking, birding, hunting or shopping and medical facilities.

Located just 3 miles east of the village of McClure, and less than 15 minutes from Cape Girardeau, MO, this semi-private setting could be your retirement dream or where you want to raise a family. The home has 2 bedrooms and a family room that could become a third bedroom and has 2 bathrooms. The kitchen has a breakfast nook and a small dining area. Next to the kitchen is a large closet that conceals space for a washer and dryer. Step outside from the kitchen through the sliding glass back door to a covered patio to grill or tend to flowers or vegetable garden.

For those who enjoy wine, the Shawnee Wine Trail offers 25 miles through the Shawnee National Forest that connects 9 award-winning wineries. Many wineries offer bed and breakfast stays.

If you are the outdoors type, there are many recreational areas nearby that offer fishing, hunting, hiking, boating and biking. The surrounding area offers Horseshoe Lake Conservation Area, Cypress Creek National Wildlife Refuge, Cache River State Natural Area, Lyerla Lake, Crab Orchard Refuge, Cape Bend and Devil’s Island State Fish and Wildlife Areas, Bean Ridge Pond and Ripple Hollow, to

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