Private Romantic Shawnee Forest Winter Getaway

Hideaway and rekindle the romance in one our unique cozy cabins in Makanda, Illinois. Winter is made for romance. The pace is slower and outside stressors just melt away. Take some needed vacation time after the holidays and let time stand still for a few winter days.

Time to plan your Winter Adventure!

20% Winter Discount! Book any consecutive three days during the week in January and February 2024, and receive a 20% discount.  See the package details on our Reservation Calendar.

Our winter calendar also books up quickly. Get your dates reserved for a truly romantic winter escape.The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and our cabins and hot tubs are open all year round.

Plan your Winter Escape to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail in Southern Illinois

Hike Along the Bluffs

Hiking in Winter Lusk Creek Canyon

Beauty beyond description awaits in The Shawnee Forest during the crisp winter months. See magnificent bluffs, waterfalls, slot canyons...the true beauty comes out when the foliage has dropped.

The Best Part? There is no need for bug spray!

Cozy Nights

Snuggled up in front of cozy The-Cove fireplace

Snuggle up with your special someone next to a toasty gas fireplace with your favorite book or a glass of wine, and shut out the rest of the world. Is there anything more cozy than a fire?

Lose yourself in the dancing flames and just be.

Hot Tubs

Snuggled up in front of cozy The-Cove fireplace

Warm velvety bubbles and soothing jets are ready to welcome you after an invigorating day of hiking or visiting the wine trail. There is a private hot tub at The Creole, The Cove, and The Hollow.

Decadence is a hot tub on a crisp winter night.

Decompress from the holidays and make your winter escape