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Cabins in Central Illinois

Find the perfect cabin for your central Illinois trip. Plan a restorative escape outdoors within an easy drive from Chicago.

Cabins in central Illinois are a great way to explore the outdoors and are often only half a days drive from Chicago. Starved Rock State Park is a beautiful area for hiking and there are cabins close by for you to relax at after your day of discovery. Or, find cabins close to wildlife parks and the mighty Mississippi River.

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Cabins Near Starved Rock State Park

Tonica, Starved Rock Park, Utica, Ottawa

Discover the natural wonderland of Starved Rock State Park, an enchanting escape bordering the Illinois River. Find cozy cabins nestled in the woods and spend your days exploring sandstone bluffs, cascading waterfalls and lush forests. Hike along miles of scenic trails, or embark on a thrilling kayaking expedition along the river's gentle currents. From birdwatching to rock climbing, each corner of Starved Rock offers a myriad of recreational opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages.

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Kishauwau Country Cabins, Tonica

A 10-minute drive from Starved Rock, the 17 all-season cabins sit on a woodsy bluff above the Vermilion River. Each one has a full kitchen, heating and air conditioning and indoor wood stoves or gas fireplaces.

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The Cabins at Starved Rock Lodge

These cabins offer an escape amidst nature's grandeur. Immerse yourself in the park's scenic beauty, with cozy cabins providing a comfortable retreat after hiking and exploring waterfalls.

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Grand Bear Resort, Utica

Giant indoor water and amusement parks are the main attractions at Grand Bear Resort, which has cabins designed for families and large groups near Starved Rock State Park. The cabins also have large TVs, fireplaces and whirlpool tubs.

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Cabins Near Peoria

Peoria, Hanna City, Dahinda, Spring Bay

Nestled along the Illinois River, Peoria boasts a rich tapestry of culture and history. Explore the eclectic Riverfront District, home to lively entertainment venues and scenic river walks. Delight in world-class dining experiences showcasing local flavors, or immerse yourself in the city's thriving arts scene.

Nearby you'll find cabins in Wildlife Prairie Park and at the beautiful Dragonfly and Sankoty Lakes—luxury cabins for a nature retreat unlike any other.

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Wildlife Prairie Park Lodging, Hanna City

Wildlife Prairie Park offers a unique lodging and camping experience located just outside of Peoria. You can stay in one of the authentic train cabooses or a rustic log cabin and fall asleep to the sounds of wildlife!

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Sankoty Lakes, Spring Bay

Sankoty Lakes is a unique luxury outdoor experience. Enjoy an onsite restaurant, lakeside RV sites, fully-stocked glamping tents, curated cabins and fly fishing, this is Midwest fun at its very best.

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Dragonfly Lakes, Dahinda

Relax your mind, recharge your body, and restore your soul, with an experience that effortlessly blends the great outdoors with luxurious sustainable accommodations and high-end comforts.

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Cabins Near The Mississippi River


The Mississippi River carves along the picturesque western border of Illinois. Here you'll enjoy outdoor adventures, scenic road trips and friendly small-town charm.

In Nauvoo you can live out your cabin dreams, with all the modern conveniences! Nauvoo Log Cabins will capture your heart and kindle your spirit. Choose from state-of-the-art new cabins or feel the history and listen to the stories from the rustic old logs in an authentic hand-built Pioneer Log Cabin.

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