Whether you’re planning a family holiday trip or a weekend getaway with friends this season, there’s no shortage of winter wonderland places to stay in Southern Illinois. We’ve chosen five of our favorite accommodations in the Trails to Adventure region of Illinois.
Experience a taste of Tuscany at the Blue Sky Vineyard in Makanda. More than just a winery, Blue Sky has two guest suites available for rent year round. Delicious Illinois wine and beautiful winter views of this 12-acre vineyard make for a unique and exciting experience. Venture off the property to one of the many towns dotting the Shawnee Hill Wine Trail for local meals and unique attractions.
If you’re looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a winter getaway, Rustic Hideaway Cabins might be the place for you. Each cabin includes a hot tub, fireplace and lots of privacy; making it a great option for a romantic retreat. The cabins are located in Jonesboro, close to the wine trail and other natural beauty in the region like the Pomona Land Bridge and Little Grand Canyon.
Looking for a home away from home vacation? The Stablehouse in Alto Pass is a fully-furnished, western-themed rental property that sleeps seven. Take in the serene beauty of winter this year with a close group of friends or family on this property. Pets, including horses, are welcome at this outdoor-lovers home!
Davie School Inn in Anna, near Carbondale, is on of the most unique places to stay when visiting Southern Illinois and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and Giant City State Park. Built in 1910, each spacious suite at the inn includes a bookcase and chalkboard from the original schoolhouse days!
Golconda is home to the historic Riverview Mansion Hotel, a full service Bed & Breakfast since the 1920s. The elegant Victorian-style accommodations include a lounge serving a large selection of local wines, as well as a restaurant onsite. This enchanted hotel setting with its expansive grounds is the perfect place to enjoy the variety of Illinois wines while taking in the beautiful views of the Ohio River.
There’s nothing more refreshing on a hot day than plunging into the clear waters...