Congratulations to The Cabin at Judy Creek!
3730 S. State Rt. 157
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
p (618) 205-8556
When the opportunity to revitalize the Judy Inn came his way, Justin Pickering couldn’t pass it up for consideration. Over the years, he had spent many nights enjoying drinks and eclectic conversations with friends, and the memories of those times came flooding back as soon as he stepped in to the old building. Justin knew it would take a considerable amount of everything to get the building into shape and the business up and running. He also knew he had the right heart, desire and dedication to respectfully create an establishment where an icon to so many had previously been in business for years.
In March of 2015, Justin, his dad Scott Pickering, along with a host of friends and family began planning, cleaning up and tearing out; it quickly became apparent structural, electrical and plumbing improvements would need to be made if a respectable business was going to operate in the space. Challenges soon became opportunities, and the vision of a quality customer experience was becoming increasingly clear. When Justin wasn’t working late into the night, he spent his time researching local history. He too had heard stories about who “Judy” was, and why someone would name an Inn after her, and it was important to Justin to maintain a level of respect to Judy throughout the project. Through his research, Justin became knowledgeable about the first permanent settler of Madison County, Col. Samuel Judy, for which both Judy Creek and the Judy Inn had been named.
The Cabin is a full service bar featuring a rotating menu of seasonal craft beers on tap, canned beer, wine, and craft cocktails. To complement the beverage selection, a menu of simple food, featuring local products, is available to provide a light snack or a hearty meal while catching a game or listening to live music.