We are now booking into 2022!

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Available Dates

We are booking up rapidly and sometimes the Reservation Calendar may appear confusing because of lack of available dates. To help, below is a list of available dates through October. See Reservation Calendar for winter dates.

Check back here for updates!

August Openings!

Creole Opening - August 23rd and 24th is available!
August 25th and 26th - BOOKED

Cove Opening- August 23, 24, 25, and 26th - BOOKED

The French Colonial Creole Cabin

  • May - No availability
  • June - No availability
  • July - No availability
  • August - Just opened! August 25th and 26th - BOOKED
  • August - Just opened! August 23rd, 24th
  • September - No availability
  • October - No availability
  • November - Available Dates!
  • See online Reservation Calendar for Fall dates

The Cove Cabin

  • May - No availability
  • June - No availability
  • July - No availability
  • August - Just Opened! August 23rd and 24th, 25th, 26th - BOOKED
  • September - No availability
  • October - 6th and 7th is now available.
  • November - No availability
  • See online Reservation Calendar for more Fall dates

The Hollow Cabin

  • May - No availability
  • June - No availability
  • July - No availability
  • August - No availability
  • September - No availability
  • October - No availability
  • November - No availability
  • December - Christmas is the only availability this year!
  • See online Reservation Calendar for winter dates

Call if you need help looking at the calendar

Updated policies due to Covid-19

Dear Guests,

The cabins all are whole homes a minimum of a football field apart. Just bring food, do a little hiking and, if you wish, you might not see another soul. We look forward to being your place to stay for an amazing getaway on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Did somebody say wine? Yes please! :)

Ed and Nancy
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Voted Top Ten Illinois Cabins

We are honored that Rocky Comfort Cabins was selected by Illinois Tourism as one of the 10 Top Cabins of Illinois. Enjoy Illinois is the official tourism site for the state of Illinois.

Living Roof Cabin

Stay with us and explore our cabins, the Shawnee National Forest,and the spectacular wine trail for yourself!

Voted Best Wine Trail

Need another reason to visit Southern Illinois? The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail was recently named the BEST Wine Trail by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Pours Competition.

Congratulations also goes to these other award winners - FEATHER HILLS VINEYARD: Best White Wine, HEDMAN VINEYARD: Best Food, BLUE SKY VINEYARD: Best Winery for a Wedding | Best Winery for an Overnight Stay | Best View at a Winery | Best Sparkling Wine & Best Tasting Room.

Private and Secluded Cabins

Our cabins, The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and the beautiful Shawnee National Forest is open all year round!

Christms Gift Certificates

Gift Certificate Hobbit Getaway

An Unexpected Gift for an
Unexpected Journey!

Gift Certificates for any occasion; Wedding Gift, Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or just because. See our gift certificate page for details.

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French Colonial Cabin with Garden Boxes. Shawnee National Forest

We are now booking into 2021!
Be sure to reserve your dates early for this year's whimsical vacation on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in beautiful Southern Illinois!

Our online calendar goes out 10 months. If you wish to book an extended stay past the online calendar, please call us.

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, all three cabins have a scenic path to beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard, the premiere award winning winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We are out in the rolling Shawnee Hills. There is no internet or WIFI so it is a perfect way to disconnect for a romantic southern Illinois cabin getaway for two.

Unique and Secluded Getaway

Romantic Ambiance, Upscale Amenities, and Spectacular Views soothe the senses and renew the soul.

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

Wrap yourself in luxurious fluffy 100% Turkish cotton spa robes. Private Hot Tubs at all three cabins.

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

French Gothic Creole Cabin

Intimate , Cozy, Enchanted Getaway

Feel like a pampered while soaking in your private hot tub pavilion. As the sun slips beyond the horizon, so does your tension and stress. Plush thick robes hang close by waiting to wrap around your relaxed shoulders.

One bedroom romantic retreat for two with two bathrooms.

Take a romantic sunset walk to and from beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard.

  • Cozy and Intimate, Vaulted Ceilings throughout
  • Very private deck and hot tub pavilion
  • Hand Crafted King Size Bed
  • Stargazing from the private hot tub
  • Decadence is a hot tub in the winter
  • Snuggle up with a movie or music on the Bose player

See More About The Creole Cabin


The Cove Cabin

The Hobbit House

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.

  • Curved ceiling and openings.
  • One with the forest.
  • View from the Bedroom.
  • Sigh...
  • Luxurious hand crafted king size bed.
  • Clouds of butterflies greet you in late summer.

See More About The Cove Cabin


The Hollow Cabin

The Hobbit House

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.

  • Cozy up by the fireplace. Getting snowed in isn't all bad.
  • Very private patio with hot tub.
  • Watch the butterflies in the cottage garden during summer.
  • Unique accents throughout our cabins.
  • Hand crafted king size four post bed.
  • Enchanting

See More About The Hollow Cabin


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!

Rocky Comfort Cabins

Just 20 minutes from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and on Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Cabins.

Updated policies due to Covid-19

If your reservation is within three weeks, we will do our best to try and rebook the dates. If we can rebook your dates we will refund the amount that we were able to rebook, less the 10% cancellation fee.

Our local TV station came out and chatted with us early this summer.

We are all in this together and we will work very hard to help local business stay afloat during this intense time of uncertainty.

Most of all our hearts are with everyone's health and welfare. We have a son who works for United Airlines (Sigh...), a son who works at SIU in admissions, a daughter in her senior year in high school, a 90 year old mother, friends who are doctors...

We all share in our worry and concern for the people we love and the people we do not even know.

Please call us at 618-967-7236 with any questions or concerns.