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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.

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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