Unique Southern Illinois Cabins on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

See new images of our beautiful Creole Cabin, completely renovated with eclectic nuances from French Gothic to The French Quarter.

October opening! October 3rd and 4th (Wednesday and Thursday) just became available at The Cove.
We do encourage getting your special dates reserved as soon as you can. We are booking into 2019!

Our goal is to be the premium place for a getaway in southern Illinois. All three of our cabins, The Creole, The Cove, and The Hollow are quite unique and many repeat guests have a difficult time deciding which is their favorite!

We've updated the Christmas stay. The Christmas stay is now three days, Sunday(23rd), Monday(24th), and Tuesday(25th). This has opened up the weekend before Christmas which makes Friday and Saturday available as a two day weekend. There are only about five weekends left for the year!

French Gothic Creole House

Peaceful and Uncrowded.

Secluded and Private, yet a scenic stroll to Blue Sky Vineyard, the premiere award winning winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

Three unique cabin designs for your romantic southern Illinois getaway.

The Creole Cabin

The design inspiration for the Creole Cabin came from the Bolduc House, a French Colonial built in 1792 in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Enjoy spectacular views from every angle of the inviting wrap around porch.

The Creole has been newly renovated from a two bedroom to a one bedroom cottage, but still has two full bathrooms - bonus!

"The Hobbit" inspired Cabins

The Cove and The Hollow were inspired by our desire to maintain the privacy of all cabins by backing the living roof structures into the hillside and, at the same time, creating the unique experience of feeling that you have stepped into your own shire.

All three cabins have a private hot tub, gas grill, gas fireplace, firepit, and all amenities you could want. Leave the day to day chaos behind and focus on what is really most important.

Stay off the grid and relax, reconnect, and renew!

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Indulgent plush, king size bed in the Beaujolais Room
  • Indulgent plush, king size bed in the Beaujolais Room
  • Relax. Reconnect. Renew.
  • The place to fall in love again...
  • Beautiful wrap around porch with views from all sides of the Creole Cabin
  • Time to just breathe...
  • The Hobbit styled cabin The Cove
  • The Hobbit House - authentic
  • Fall colors are here! Now this is what I'm talkin' about.
  • Front door entertainment.
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  • Sangria, wine, food and family - Blue Sky Vineyards. No need to drive there. Just meander around the trees next to the grapevines and walk to Blue Sky.
  • Rocky Bluff waterfall, a short drive from your cabin. The trail starts at the waterfall.
  • Explore this spectacular waterfall. Bork's Falls in a section of Fern Clyffe.

The Romantic Ambiance will charm and entice you.
The Upscale Amenities will pamper your senses.
The Spectacular Views will renew your soul.

Your Private Cabin Getaway in Beautiful and Eclectic Makanda, Illinois

Southern Illinois is home to not only incredible landscape features, but also eclectic small towns like Makanda, Cobden, Alto Pass, and Carbondale that have a thriving art, food, and music culture. Settle in for a few days in your cozy cabin while you head out and explore the natural beauty and diversity of southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest.
Beautiful Craftsmanship with a Premium Location - Time to plan your cool vacation!

Gift Certificates are available for any amount. Father's Day, Mother's Day, Anniversary, Retirement, Birthday, Wedding Gift...

Give Experiences Not Things.

Need the perfect gift for a special occasion? We offer Gift Certificates that can be applied to any dates, any cabins, any stay.

The only storage needed for memories and experiences is the heart...

Relax! You've got this. Give a romantic getaway and let the fun and planning begin. Isn't it about time that you or someone special gets a chance to unplug, reconnect, and just breathe?

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Gift Certificates are not redeemable for cash and non-transferrable. Guest redeeming the certificate is responsible for paying the Hotel Motel tax required by law (11%) on the amount of the certificate. When a gift certificate is used towards a reservation, it is subject to the same reservation policies as a cash or credit deposit would be. See policies page for more details. Any balance leftover from a certificate may be applied as a credit to another stay.