Hi! We are the Haslers
Greetings! My name is Allison. Michael and I moved to southern Illinois from a small town in central Illinois (Newton) in 2005. This move came just after I finished a military deployment to Iraq with the Illinois National Guard (shout out to 1544th Transportation Company!) We lived on Lake of Egypt for the first 10 years and we absolutely loved it. We took full advantage of the new chapter in our lives by treating ourselves like tourists. From Shrimp Fest in Golconda to the Wine and Arts Festival in Murphysboro, we have covered it all! Fast forward to present day... we decided to trade in our lakefront property for 11 acres so that our kids could be free-range chickens.
Michael is a United States Coast Guard Certified Master Captain with towing endorsement and owner of Kentucky Lake Boat Charters. Prior to starting Kentucky Lake Boat Charters in 2016, Michael spent 8 years as owner/operator of American Shoreline, a shoreline stabilization company for waterfront properties. Michael saw a need for affordable erosion control on the uniquely hilly terrain of southern Illinois. Just as he saw a need for a business with marine excavation, Michael saw a need for a full time, commercial yacht chartering services on Kentucky Lake. Fast forward to present day, we agreed that the best part of chartering is hosting and sharing great experiences with people. That's when we decided that we would add cabin rentals to our entrepreneurial profile.
We love sharing the hidden gems of southern Illinois and our cabins make it very obvious that we are proud of our community- decorated with local artisan work with the option to purchase and filled with tourist magazines if you are ready to explore. Be sure to check out our personal picks under "Places & Things".
Michael and Allison Hasler