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Lake Glendale Stables

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Address: Lake Glendale Road, Golconda, IL 62938
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+1 618-949-3737
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00

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A great place with a great host

We found this place just about 3 days before our trip. Surely I am happy that I did! Lake Glendale Stables is not a resort, not a farm/stable-theme park, but a home, a scenic, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peoria, Illinois
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Peoria, Illinois
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this place just about 3 days before our trip. Surely I am happy that I did! Lake Glendale Stables is not a resort, not a farm/stable-theme park, but a home, a scenic, and a fun place. We enjoyed the horse back ridings, canoeing, fishing, camp fire, etc. It is also convenient to get to other nearby attractions, such... More 

Thank Rachael_JRY
Elgin, Illinois
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

We spent 2 nights and 3 days experiencing a truly rustic stay at the barn loft. You are right inside Shawnee National forest which is beautiful scenery. We rode for the 3 days and enjoyed every minute of it. Carol who owns and runs the whole inn and riding stables is a gracious host. She did her best to care... More 

1 Thank Sjssz
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Ideal for a short getaway from Carbondale, Lake Glendale Stables offers a rural stay, unlimited rides and the shorter trail that we took with our excellent guide Jodie, an experienced rider. Except for the horse flies who are super annoying the ride was relaxing and fun for the family! Recommended!

1 Thank G3CHEN
Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My 15 year old son and I loved our hour long trail ride. Totally immersed in nature, lovely people, horses and dogs are so fun. City folk (as we are) do not be daunted by the road in or the fact that there may be no one at the stables; keep driving down the road. You will find some one... More 

2 Thank bjenig
Lisle, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have been there a number of times and will be back. We stay at the rustic lodge and love it. It is large and peaceful at night. The riding is great. The trails are something you just can not get anyplace else. Carol the owner is always the ultimate host. The trail guides are well experience and helpful and... More 

1 Thank scott b
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We can't say enough good things about Carol, the owner. She treats everyone like she your aunt. The horses are well cared for and very calm, relaxed. It felt we pulled into someone's home when we arrived and horses/roosters were roaming the property. We were greeted by a horse like it was a dog. But that's the nice, relaxing atmosphere... More 

1 Thank KittyGlen
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Today my boyfriend and I decided on something adventerous to do within the area. Since we are both not from around here, we turned to trip advisor for ideas. We came across horseback riding and we were both easily amused. We quickly came to our decision being the Lake Glendale Stables and let me tell you, worst decision I have... More 

2 Thank Alicia R
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Carol is a great host, well experienced, and always makes everyone feel like family! What a wonderful way to travel deeper into the beauty of the Shawnee National Forest.

Thank SoILFamily
Wilmington, Delaware
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40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015

While we stayed in the Shawnee National Park area, we decided to contact Glendale Stables to go horseback riding. We had a little difficulty finding the stables as the directions are crazy...look for Lake Drive or Lane not Glendale Lake Drive. Our guide, Ryelee, was very knowledge about the history of the stable and riding in general. She took us... More 

1 Thank Karen B
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Was a guest for a three day and two night unlimited riding package. Enjoyed the atmosphere of the lodge, the guides were very helpful and experienced, the horses were very well behaved and the trails around the Shawnee National Park were very scenic. Throughly enjoyed my vacation there. Thought the owner, Carol was a great hostess. Would highly recommend to... More 

1 Thank bicycleman7

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