Nothing says vacation like a weekend in the woods. And that's exactly what you'll get with one of these Memorial Day rentals near Shawnee National Forest, Illinois. Whether you're soaking in the hot tub outside your family-friendly cabin or getting cozy by the fire inside your rustic and cozy log cabin, these accommodations will make your trip to unforgettable. So much so in fact, that you might want to make your stay in the forest just a few days longer. When you're not taking in the views from your traditional family cabin, spend the day exploring all the wonderful activities the Shawnee National Forest has to offer. Go swimming in the South Platte River or hiking in the Golden Gate Canyon State Park. No matter which activity you choose, you're bound to leave with some wonderful memories.