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Cabins in Southern Illinois

Find the perfect cabin for your southern Illinois trip, from exploring the shawnee national park or sipping your way through the Shawnee wine trail.

Cabins and lodges in southern Illinois are perfect for a picturesque retreat into nature. Shawnee National Forest is an incredible location for outdoor adventures or a rejuvenating retreat into the trees. Whether you're looking for cabins close to outdoor activities or relaxed days sipping on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Southern Illinois cabins and lodges are a great option for a quiet getaway.

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Cabins Near Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Makanda, Alto Pass & Cobden

The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail features 11 award-winning wineries located along a 35-mile scenic drive along highway 127 and highway 51 in Shawnee National Forest. A variety of cabins in Makanda, Alto Pass and Cobden will give you easy access to great wineries and beautiful hiking in Shawnee National Forest. Many of the wineries host special events throughout the summer and fall, and the winter passport program offers incentives to visit in Jan & Feb.

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Giant City Lodge, Makanda

34 cabins at Giant City State Park include one-room and duplex options nestled in the bluffs near the lodge—which features a living room and deck overlooking the woods. Amenities include an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant.

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Skyline View Cabins, Cobden/Alto Pass

From your cabin front porch, you can see the rolling hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Bald Knob Cross and lots of wildlife. Cabins have vaulted ceilings in the living room, kitchen and bedrooms, real fireplaces and satellite TV.

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Rocky Comfort Cabins, Makanda

Two fanciful Hobbit House inspired cabins will make you feel like you’ve slipped into the pages of the Lord of The Rings, and the French Colonial Creole House combines influences from New Orleans to create a romantic fantasy of a getaway.

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Cabins Near the Garden of the Gods

Herod, Elizabethtown, and Brookport

Garden of the Gods is one of the most stunning natural landmarks in the midwest, offering unbelievable views and dramatic rock formations. Located in Shawnee National Forest, Garden of the Gods is a paradise for hikers and photographers and nearby you'll find a variety of great cabin and lodge options.

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Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, Herod

With two cabins built in the treetops, Timber Ridge treehouses blend comfort with whimsy for a genuinely memorable getaway. In a place like this, the simple things become magical, like sipping coffee on your deck in the forest canopy.

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Hohman Lake Cabins, Brookport

Enjoy a breathtaking view of Hohman Lake from your private back porch, or a relaxing evening in the outdoor hot tub. The cabins are situated along a beautiful 90 acre lake with an ample dock for fishing and swimming.

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Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins, Elizabethtown

These cabins have easy access to great trails—Garden of the Gods is just around the corner, onsite menagerie (llamas, miniature donkeys, goats, chickens & more!) and fire pits to cozy up by at the end of your day.

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Shawnee Forest Treehouse, Herod

The closest cabins to the Garden of the Gods, Shawnee Forest Cabins also has a treehouse option for an extra special stay. A cable suspension bridge connects the treehouse to your private hot tub—what more could you want?

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Cabins Near Carbondale

On the outskirts of Shawnee National Forest

On the outskirts of Shawnee National Forest is Carbondale. The natural beauty of the area—rivers, lakes, a variety of golf courses and the forest itself, are all easily accessible.

Make Carbondale your starting point for exploration, adventure, and a whole lot of fun. Start your day exploring the outdoors and end the day dining at one of the many great restaurants downtown.

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Woodland Cabins, Carbondale

Sitting on 44 acres of privacy at the edge of Southern Illinois' rolling hills, these cabins offer all the comforts of home. Unwind in a hot tub and enjoy fishing, paddle boating, bird watching & relaxation. All cabins also have outdoor fire pits.

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Cabin on the Hill, Carbondale

A peaceful and private retreat awaits. Nestled on a wooded hill, south of Carbondale, this spot is perfect for hiking, boating, horseback riding, wine festivals and much more. Old-fashioned in style but with all the modern comforts you could want.

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Premier Cabin, Carbondale

This luxury log home is an open concept retreat with a stone gas fireplace, beamed vaulted ceilings and a modern kitchen with all the amenities you could want. It's the perfect place to bring your family or laugh by the campfire with friends.

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