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Giant City Lodge

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460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
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Giant City Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My family was in town visiting and went for dinner. The menu offers a lot of options and the food was great. A few people got the chicken dinner and loved all the sides with it. The serve was very good and the waitress even brought out specific pieces of chicken for us. Great old lodge with lots to look... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it's the nostalgia of an old SIU-C grad returning to some old stomping grounds, but I experienced a stay in the cabins for the first time and we loved the experience. We ended up back here after 24 years for my daughters collegiate equestrian competition that was located off Giant City Road, and deeply regret not having another day... More

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Estero, Florida
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely love this place! My husband and I stumbled across giant city on our road trip in August. There is so much to do in the area. Beautiful parks, horse back riding, zip lining, neat rock formations. And there are a ton of wineries near by. Next time we visit we will stay longer so we can experience more. The... More

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Granite City, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An old lodge nestled in among the trees. We go every year to camp and all meet at the lodge for home style cooking and good times. They never have a problem seating10 to 15 of us. Our last visit,we had a really nice waitress. We go every year a group of us and hike, kayak and bicycle. We also... More

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food was wonderful . We did family style dining , I think it was about $12 per person. All you can eat chicken , beans , rolls ,mashed potatoes , chicken and dumplings and maybe corn . The actual dining area isn't fancy or anything , but serves its purpose for a dining area . The drive out to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family and I planned an overnight stay to meet with our friends, who live in Illinois (we are from Indiana). When we found this place online, we realized they didn't have online reservations, so called and were told we had to mail a check. Right away we knew that was fishy...who doesn't take a credit card over the phone??... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is not a review of the restaurant, which is excellent in every way. This is a review of the overnight lodging in the small "Historic Cabins". It had 2 very short double beds. If you're more than 5'5" tall your feet will hang off the end.. If you like to read at night & have less than perfect vision,... More

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Clayton, Missouri
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We did not stay overnight but did eat at the Sunday evening family style fried chicken dinner. It is all you can eat and is wonderful! We have been there many times. The lodge looks nice. The cabins look basic but nice. The park is wonderful.

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Lanark, Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed at Giant City Lodge while visiting the area to do some canoeing with friends. The lodge is historical in nature having been built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1936 (I believe). The lodge is made of native sandstone and oak timbers. It is absolutely beautiful! The connecting Bald Knob dining room is very large. If you meet... More

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Top Contributor
310 reviews 310 reviews
50 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Some people come to this area thinking the cabins are like Cedar Lodge in Mo. This is a state park and they do offer a very nice experince at an affordable cost. The cabins are not size, clean and well keep. If you come here for TV, your in the wrong place -- please get outside and enjoy this wonderful... More

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Address: 460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
Location: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 34
Also Known As:
Giant City Hotel Makanda

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