- Few premium fall dates still available - September 23 - 26 and October 28 and 29.
French Gothic Creole Cabin Openings
The last week of October just became available! October 28 - Nov 3rd including Halloween Weekend. Awesome fall weekend for colors.
Relax and Renew
An Unexpected Gift for an
We have gift certificates available for Anniversaries, Birthdays, Christmas, or any occasion. See our gift certificate page for details.
Romantic Winter Escape
Our cabins, The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and the beautiful Shawnee National Forest is open all year round!
Reserve your dates soon.
Be sure to reserve your dates early for next year's whimsical vacation on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in beautiful Southern Illinois! We are now booking into 2020!
Our online calendar goes out 325 days. If you wish to book an extended stay past the online calendar, please call us.
Private Secluded Cabins
Unique Southern Illinois Cabins on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
"It is like being at the four seasons in the middle of nowhere. Hands down the cleanest and pristine rentals I have ever stayed in." -recent FB review :)
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.
Unique and Secluded Getaway
Now favored by our return guests, the completely renovated Creole Cabin has oodles of eclectic nuances from the French Gothic to The French Quarter. The Intimate nooks and warm romantic atmosphere is only the beginning of your enchanted stay, where stressors melt away.
Feel pampered with the extras
Abandon the day to day chaos. Relish the decadence of relaxing over a fresh cup of coffee in the morning from fresh, locally roasted coffee beans while wrapped up in a cozy robe, or simply linger over a glass of wine in the evening. Enjoy. This is your time.
French Gothic Romance
Intimate , Cozy, Enchanted Getaway
Luxurious romantic escape is loaded with warm and rustic architectural accents romantic ambience. Newly renovated. Luxurious amenities include two separate bathrooms.Take a romantic sunset stroll to and from beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard.
Take a romantic sunset stroll to and from beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard.
The Cove Cabin
The Cove was our first "Hobbit" style cabin. The inspiration came from our desire to maintain the privacy of all cabins by backing the living roof structure into the hillside and, at the same time, creating the unique experience of feeling that you have stepped into your own shire. The Cove has a secret path through the woods to Blue Sky Vineyard.
The Hollow Cabin
Maintaining the look and feel of The Cove, the cabin is nestled in a hollow and built deeper into the hillside. Ultimately the Hobbit styled cabins were designed to balance the unique whimsy of the Hobbit style and to provide luxurious surroundings and amenities for a spectacular getaway.
Your Private Cabin Getaway in Beautiful and Eclectic Makanda, near Carbondale, Illinois.
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!
Anniversary, honeymoon, birthday, or just need to relax and disconnect?
The perfect southern Illinois cabin getaway for two. What is on your horizon?