lodging in the Shawnee National Forest along the Shawnee hills wine trail

Makanda welcomes you to be our guests.

Oak Grove Cabins: Offers 3 private and secluded cabins located on wooded acreage inside of the Shawnee National forest. Each cabin features 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with full kitchen, private hot tub, gas fireplace, outdoor fire pit, grill, and more. Pet friendly. Coming soon are 2 one bedroom couples getaway cabins Walnut Grove Cabins Picture
Stone Creek Cabins at Stone Creek Golf Course offer 6 one bedroom cabins and 5 two bedroom cabins available.  All of the rooms feature double beds and the two bedroom cabins feature sofa beds as well.  Additionally, cabins 3,4, & 7 feature stoves.  Cabin 9 is the only cabin that does not have a sofa bed.  Picture
Makanda Inn is on an 18-acre wooded site with a small creek winding through it. Stone steps lead you to the large wrap around porch with cedar log posts and a unique hand-crafted door. Once inside, your eyes are drawn to the grand stone fireplace rising 32 feet to the knotty-pine ceiling. 4 guest suites avaialble. Breakfast is included with stay. Picture
Giant City State Park offer 3 unique types of cabin lodging. The premier Bluff cabins each have a kitchentte and fireplace, the prairie cabins can each accomodate up to 6 guests and the historic cabins were built by the Civilian Conservatoion Corp. Enjoy an outdoor swimming pool open seasonally and the Lodge is open for 3 meals a day. Picture
Blue Sky Winery Bed and Breakfast has have two elegant suites open year round for your convenience. Complete with old-world-charm, stunning balconies, and a traditional Portuguese breakfast, our suites are sure to make your next stay in Southern Illinois truly memorable. Picture
Woodland Retreat Cabins a secluded log cabin in the woods. Our cabins are nestled in a hilly wooded setting adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest. You'll find a public hunting area right next door with deer, wild turkeys, squirrels, and countless other wildlife. For the hearty and adventurous we have winding trails throughout our 100 acre wooded farm. Picture
Ashton Ridge Cabins are situated on a high ridge with majestic views of the Shawnee National Forest, Ashton Ridge Cabins are just 2 miles from the entrance to Giant City State Park. Stone Creek Golf Course, and the Southern Illinois Wine Trail are minutes away. Just 15 minutes from Carbondale.


Giant City State Park offers both tent sites and sites with partial hook ups. With its breathtaking natural beauty and unlimited opportunities for outdoor recreation, a trip to Giant City State Park near Carbondale is sure to delight visitors of all ages. From camping and horseback riding to fishing and rappelling, its an outdoor lover's paradise. Picture
Little Grassy Lake Campground and Marina offers camping on the lake from tents to full hookups. Located inside Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge.  It offers boating and fishing opportunities where 1,000 acres of crystal clear water , 4 miles long, 1 mile wide, up to 80 feet deep and 31 miles of wooded rocky shoreline create the most scenic lake in southern  Illinois. Picture


Makanda offers an array of tourism opportunities for all ages

Come and spend your vacation in Makanda, Illinois. We are located only 7 miles south of Carbondale, Illinois and Southern Illinois University. Makanda is know as the gateway to the Shawnee National Forest and the Shawnee Hills Wine trial. Located only minutes from Cobden, Illinois and Alto Pass, Illinois.

Natural beuaty and hospitaly await you in Makanda. Travel to the Southern tip of Illionois and experience an whole new part of the state. Home of Giant City State Park and the in the center of the regions lakes and Shawnee Hills Wine Trial.

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