Earthen Shelter Cabin

The Cove Cabin

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The Ultimate Romantic Getaway

The French Creole Cabin

Cozy Christmas stay at the French Creole Cabin

Earthen Shelter Cabin

The Hollow Cabin

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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."
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Openings! (updated 5/18/22)

Just Opened! June Weekend at The Cove. June 17th, 18th, and 19th (3 night min) just became available. Booked

French Creole Cabin Opening! June 6th - 9th is available. The weekend of the 9th - 13th has been booked. Book your stay at the exquisitely romantic French Creole Cabin.

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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 this summer. 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.

Available dates Spring/Summer 2022


The Cove:

  • May: No availability
  • June: 17th, 18th, 19th Booked
  • July: No availability
  • August: No availability
  • September: No availability
  • October: No availability
  • November: No availability
  • December: 14th and 15th
  • December: 22nd - 29th
  • See online calendar for more dates

The French Creole:

  • May: No availability
  • June: 6th - 13th
  • July: No availability
  • August: No availability
  • September: No availability
  • October: 10th, 11th Booked
  • November 21st - 25th
  • November 28th - 30th
  • December: 12th - 19th
  • December 23rd - 28th
  • See online calendar for more dates

The Hollow:

  • May: No availability
  • June: No availability
  • July: No availability
  • August: No availability
  • September: No availability
  • October: No availability
  • November: November 21st - 25th
  • November: November 30th - December 1st
  • December: 26th - 30th
  • See online calendar for more dates

Check back here for posted openings.

We are currently taking advance Spring/Summer 2023 reservations for five to seven days. 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.
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  • 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

Worry Free Bookings Option

Worry Free Booking takes the 'what if' concern out when making future plans. In response to the uncertainty of this past year, Reznexus, our booking software, offers the option of purchasing Worry Free Booking. 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 / InjuryCOVID-19 InfectionPre-existing Medical ConditionDeath of Immediate Family Member

Worry Free Booking option and a link to the policy will appear on check-out when making your reservation. *Worry Free Booking is not available for previously made reservations. Please remember the Worry-Free policy only kicks in when cancelling 14 days or sooner before your arrival. Gift Certificates cannot be used with WFB. The Worry Free Booking (WFB) fee is non-refundable. Peace of mind planning for a peaceful, uncrowded, magical getaway.The new Worry-Free Bookings™ website better explains the services.

We have Gift Certificates

Our gift certificates do not expire.

Mother's Day Gift Certificates

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618-201-8681.

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Our online calendar goes out 325 days.

We are now booking into 2023! If you would like to make a reservation for five days or longer that goes beyond our online 10 month calendar, please contact us.

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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

 
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.

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 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.

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 30 days prior to check-in, less the cancellation fee. Cancellations received 30 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 30 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.