Experience the Solitude and Seclusion
Rocky Comfort Cabins

More than just a place to stay, it is an experience.

New Openings! December 5th, 6th, and 7th and the French Creole Cabin.

Our Cove Christms Eve stay just opened! December 22nd, 23rd, 24th.

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Whimsical Hobbit style or Enchanting French Gothic, unique hidden away luxury cabins, walking distance to Blue Sky Vineyard. Designed for Romance and Relaxation.

The Cove Cabin
Earthen Shelter Cabin

Round wooden door and fireplace.

The Cove Cabin Openings!


2022/2023

  • December 22nd - 26th just became available! Can't think of anything better than Christmas Eve at The Cove...

French Creole Cabin
Ultimate Romantic Getaway

Cozy Christmas stay at the French Creole Cabin, romantic lighting

The Creole Cabin Openings!


2022/2023

  • New Opening! December 5th, 6th, and 7th just became available!
  • Weekend Opening! January 6th, 7th, and 8th just became available.

The Hollow Cabin
Earthen Shelter Cabin

Cozy Hollow cabin living and kitchen area.

The Hollow Cabin Openings!


2022/2023

  • New Opening: January 30th and 31st Booked
  • Next Opening is February 1st and 2nd. Booked

Plan an Adventure!

Our online calendar goes out 325 days. If you would like to book four days or longer past the online calendar, please call to see if your preferred dates are available.

Goreville Water Fall in Winter

Goreville waterfall in winter, 15 minutes from Rocky Comfort Cabins.

Gift Certificate to Rocky Comfort Cabins

Christmas gift certificates, and one for you too!

Our popular gift certificates, wrapped up in a beautiful Christmas Stocking, are available until December 17th.

This year, we are adding on a special perk. Receive a $25 gift certificate for yourself, for every new $100 Christmas Gift Certificate purchased!

  • $100 Gift Certificate = $25 for you
  • $200 Gift Certificate = $50 for you
  • $300 Gift Certificate = $75 for you
  • $400 Gift Certificate = $100 for you
  • $500 Gift Certificate = $125 for you

Gift Certificates

20% Winter Discount

Clinking wine glasses in front of fireplace

20% discount on weekdays with any consecutive three days in January and February 2023. The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and our hot tubs are open all year round. This offer is good for new reservations only. Limited Availability.

Remaining eligible January/February Dates

  • January 9th - 12th: The Creole Cabin Booked
  • January 16th - 23rd: The Hollow Cabin Booked
  • January 17th - 20th: The Creole Cabin Booked
  • January 23rd - 26th: The Creole Cabin Booked
  • February 13th - 17th: The Creole Cabin Booked
  • Februry 20th - 23rd: The Creole Cabin Booked

Schedule your post holiday decompression today!

Weekend Getaway with Friends

Reserve all three cabins for a weekend with friends!

Weekends sometimes get snapped up as soon as they open on the availability calendar. Each year we put aside a few weekends where a group of six (friends, couples, family) can reserve all three cabins together. Your group will have the beautiful grounds of Rocky Comfort Cabins as your private oasis.

Enjoy spending time together, yet have the luxury of retreating to your private cabins.

Each cabin will receive a complimentary bundle of firewood, dozen eggs, and pastries.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday must all be booked together.

The weekends for 2023:

  • September 29th, 30th, Oct 1st Booked
  • September 15th, 16th, 17th
  • October 20th, 21st, 22nd

Cost for each cabin is $663.95 plus 11% occupancy tax. Total per cabin is $733.85 to be paid in full upon booking. If you choose Travel Protection it is an added 10%.

Each cabin will receive a complimentary bundle of firewood, dozen eggs, and pastries.

Imagine the fun of walking to Blue Sky Vineyard anytime you wish, and not having to drive. We have several groups that come back every year. It is truly a memorable experience!

Get your friends together and call Nancy at 618-201-8681 to reserve your weekend.

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."
FB review :)

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Please call Nancy at 618-201-8681 for more information.


Plan your romantic escape from the everyday at the French Creole.

  • The French Creole Cabin
 
 
  • Wine barrel on wall vase with grapes
  • Place for two at the Creole Cabin
  • Woman looking at view from front porch.
  • creole-cabin-back
  • Romantic rustic bedroom vaulted ceilings
  • French Gothic battle axe
  • Vaulted Ceilings Rustic Cabin
  • Shawnee Forest Sunset at Rocky Comfort Cabins. Image by Brian Kluball
  • Woman relaxing on front porch of the French Creole Cabin
Wine barrel on wall vase with grapes

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Our focus has long been to increase the numbers of native pollinators, especially the threatened Monarch Butterfly, at Rocky Comfort Cabins. At our little Shawnee Forest Oasis on Panther's Den Road, Makanda, we now have several prairie patches and native cottage gardens supporting a plethora of native wildlife.

Enjoy nature's bounty while sipping your morning coffee on the wrap around country porch of the Creole Cabin. While it may be a distant memory, you will once again remember how it truly feels to relax, and to lose yourself in the moment.

List of Available dates 2022/23


The Cove:

  • November: No availability
  • December: December 22nd - 26th just became available!
  • February: 13th and 14th Valentine's Day! Booked
  • March: 3rd and 4th, 15th and 16th | 22nd - 24th | 29th and 30th
  • April: No availability
  • May 3rd and 4th | 9th - 12th | 23rd - 26th | 29th and 30th
  • See online calendar for more dates

The French Creole:

  • January: Weekend opening! January 6th, 7th, 8th.
  • February: 9th - 17th
  • March: 1st - 13th | 20th - 24rd | 29th -April 1st
  • April: 2nd - 11th Booked
  • April: 12th - 14th
  • May: 8th - 31st
  • See online calendar for more dates

The Hollow:

  • December: No availability
  • January: 30th and 31st Booked
  • February: No availability
  • March: 1st and 2nd | 8th and 9th | 13th - 17th | 20th 24th
  • April: 19th and 20th | 30th - May 5th
  • May: 1st - 6th | 22nd and 23rd | 29th - June 2nd
  • See online calendar for more dates

Check back here for posted openings.

We have Christmas Gift Certificates

Back by popular demand, our specially made Gift Stockings!

Gift Certificate Box

Christmas gift certificates, and one for you too!

Our popular gift certificates, wrapped up in a beautiful Christmas Stocking, are available until December 17th. This year, we are adding on a special perk. Receive a $25 gift certificate for yourself, for every new $100 Christmas Gift Certificate purchased!

Our gift certificates do not expire.

  • $100 Gift Certificate = $25 for you
  • $200 Gift Certificate = $50 for you
  • $300 Gift Certificate = $75 for you
  • $400 Gift Certificate = $100 for you
  • $500 Gift Certificate = $125 for you

Gift Certificates

Featured in Only in Your State!

Article about Hobbit Style Home at Rocky Comfort Cabins

Call if you need help looking at the calendar
618-201-8681.

Travel Protection (WFB) Option

Travel Protection takes the 'what if' concern out when making future plans. In response to the uncertainty of this past year, Resnexus, our booking software, offers the option of purchasing Travel Protection. Reduce worry and receive a 100% reimbursement if one of the following last minute illnesses or health conditions causes you to cancel your booking:

  • Illness / Injury
  • COVID-19 Infection
  • Pre-existing Medical Condition
  • Pregnancy Complication
  • Death of Immediate Family Member

When making your reservation, the Travel Protection option will appear as an option when you go to Check-Out. *Travel Protection Option is not available for previously made reservations. Please remember the Travel Protection policy only kicks in when cancelling 14 days or sooner before your arrival. The Travel Protection (WFB) fee is non-refundable. We do not receive the 10% fee. It is immediately collected by the company subsidizing it. Peace of mind planning for a peaceful, uncrowded, magical getaway. The new Travel Protection Policy website better explains the services.

Cancellation Policy.


Reservations with Travel Protection

  • Travel Protection policy only applies 14 days or less before your stay if a medical emergency arises.
  • Travel Protection policy - No refunds If your reservation is cancelled 15 - 33 days before your arrival. If we are able to rebook your stay, we will offer a credit voucher for the days rebooked, less the Travel Protection fee and our cancellation fee.
  • Travel Protection policy - If a cancellation occurs 34 days or more before arrival, we will issue a refund of your deposit, less the 10% Travel Protection fee and the 10% cancellation fee. Refund check will be issued within 30 days.

Reservations without Travel Protection

  • Refunds given if the reservation is cancelled 34 days or more before arrival. The amount refunded will be less the 10% cancellation fee. Refund check will be issued within 30 days.
  • Cancellations received 33 days prior to the check-in date will forfeit the room deposit and a fee equal to 100% of the remaining balance will be charged against the credit card on file. If we are able to rebook your dates and Travel Protection has not been purchased, we will issue a credit voucher for the nights rebooked, less the 10% cancellation fee of original reservation.

Updated policies due to Covid-19; Can we talk? Pour a cup of coffee and click here.

Time to plan your Winter Escape!

Hide away and rekindle the romance in one of our luxurious cabins. Cabins, hot tubs, and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail are open all year round.

Reserve Online

Unique Southern Illinois Cabins on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

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.

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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Unique and Secluded Getaway

 
French Gothic sculpture with candle
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

 
Looking outside the bedroom window at the hot tub
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.

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!

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 with grasses and chimney

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.

Bottle of white wine with two full glasses at sunset

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 and Best Tasting Room.

Rocky Comfort Cabins

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

Updated policies due to Covid-19

 

Our local TV station came out and chatted with us in 2020 when the pandemic hit.

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


Cancellation Policy|

We continue to navigate the pandemic and are working hard to give our guests peace of mind, and to keep our small business solvent.

This past couple of years has made things very tenous with cancellations, rescheduling, and credit vouchers, due to Covid. This is not sustainable for us. Thank you in advance for supporting us and for understanding our rescheduling and cancellation policies. This way, we can continue to offer guests a much needed escape to our little piece of paradise.


In the event of a pandemic, government shutdown, or an uncontrollable event, vouchers will be issued instead of refunds.

A 10% cancellation fee is required for all cancelled reservations. Refunds given for cancellations if notified before 33 days prior to check-in, less the cancellation fee. Cancellations received 33 days days prior to the check-in date will forfeit the room deposit and a fee equal to 100% of the remaining balance will be charged against the credit card on file. If Worry-Free Booking does not apply and we are able to rebook your dates, we will issue a credit voucher for the nights rebooked, less the 10% cancellation fee.

The Worry-Free Booking policy only goes into affect 14 days prior to your reservation.


No refunds/vouchers for no-shows or early departures.
If you need to reschedule, or pick up a different time, there will be a rebooking fee of $30.00 if before the 33 days.

Changing Cabins

Once you have reserved a cabin, we request that guests not ask to switch cabins. The Cove, The Creole, and The Hollow are all beautiful, unique, and have the same ammenities. $30 re-scheduling fee will apply for changes in reservations.

Please read our Full Policies.