Secluded Cabin Located in Giant City State Park in Makanda, Illinois

Makanda, Illinois (United States)
1 unit
8 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Barbecue

This gorgeous and secluded cabin is located in the forest of Giant City State Park in Makanda, Illinois, and can comfortably accommodate eight guests. There are three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The master suite comes with a king-size bed while the other two bedrooms both feature queen-size beds. Additionally, there is a pull-out queen sleeper sofa in the loft that serves as the fourth bed. The full bathrooms come with personal showers while the half bathroom features a toilet and a sink. Linens and towels are provided.

In the living room, guests will find a 42” flat screen TV and two comfortable sofas. The fully equipped kitchen comes with a stove top, a refrigerator, and an oven, everything to prepare and enjoy a hearty meal with friends or family. Other amenities include Wi-Fi and a fully stocked bar downstairs.

Outside, there is a spacious sun porch complete with Adirondack chairs and a balcony, where guests can contemplate the spectacular Shawnee National Forest. In the cooler months, there is a fire pit with ample seating for guests to spend the evening together. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Cell service
  • Telephone
  • Bathtub
  • Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • King-size bed
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • Hairdryer
  • Queen-size bed
  • Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Garden
  • Fridge
  • Hot plate
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Minibar
  • Dining room
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Shared Barbecue
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Toiletries
  • Television
  • Dining table
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea kettle
  • Desk
  • Highchair
  • Fire pit
  • BR/DVD player
  • Sound system
  • Fan
  • Kitchen equipment

Inside, there are fans and air conditioning to make guests comfortable, whatever the weather. A fully equipped kitchen is available to make use of, and in the living room guests can relax on two sofas in front of the TV. Wi-Fi is available, and linens and towels are provided.

Outside, there is an ample balcony and a fire pit with seating around the pit, where guests can enjoy the spectacular surroundings. There is ample parking for guests when they arrive, even for an RV or a boat.

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Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Antiquing
  • Shopping

This spacious cabin is located in Makanda, Illinois, a small town situated in the Giant City State Park, Carbondale City, and Shawnee Wine Trail. There are two major lakes on either side of the city, Cedar Lake to the west and Little Grassy Lake to the east. Further west is the Trail of Tears State Park and the Mississippi River, which forms the border between Illinois and Missouri. The closest major city is St. Louis, which is two hours to the north up the Mississippi River. The city also features the closest airport, St. Louis Downtown Airport, which is a few minutes south of St. Louis. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Bird watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Yoga
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Biking
  • Golfing
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Water sports
  • Winter sports
  • Climbing

Nestled in southern Illinois in the Giant City State Park, the cabin has plenty of nature-based activities to choose from. The River to River Trail, a 160-mile hiking and equestrian trail, services the state park and is available year-round to hikers. To the west is Cedar Lake, a four-square-mile reservoir that is known for fishing, swimming, and boating. Additionally, there is Little Grassy Lake to the east, which is similar in size and available activities. On the property, residents can go hunting if they obtain a special arrangement with leases.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

Smoking is not permitted and pets are not allowed on the property.

Additional fees and taxes apply.

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