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.

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

Take some vacation time and book a three or four weekday stay during January and March and save 20% off of our nightly rates. Learn more why winter is the best time of year on our Winter Getaway page.

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

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!

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!

Memories that fit in a stocking?

This Christmas give a gift certificate towards a romantic getaway, a mother/daughter trip, or any enchanting experience for the people on your list. No expiration date for zero stress planning!

Stocking Special!

Purchase a gift certificate towards a stay for $200 or more and we will also roll up the personalized certificate with a ribbon, place it in a Christmas stocking, and mail it to the recipient (or to you), along with a brochure and welcome card. Must be purchased by December 19th.