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Giant City Lodge

460 Giant City Lodge Road, Makanda, IL 62958
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

We spent our 34th anniversary here and decided to splurge and stay in the Bluff cabins. No reservations were made and I was surprised that only one was available on Monday,November 2. The walk down to the cabins is a long winding ramp which gets your heart pumping every time you walk back up. The cabins are on stilts and... More 

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Carlock, Illinois
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18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Bluff Cabins are quite nice; two rooms with a lovely deck. Very clean and comfortable, and quiet. It's a short hike down a smooth path to the cabins, and a hike back up, so it might be difficult for some folks, but it's well lit at night. The only negatives are that the refrigerator was old and not working... More 

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Thank Mary A
Decatur, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We had a party of four so we chose a Bluff Cabin. It had a bedroom with 2 queen size beds. The living room was sofa, 2 chairs, small table with 2 chairs. We had a small refrigerator and electric fireplace. The room had a balcony overlooking the woods. Everything was fine for a cabin. Bit of a walk from... More 

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Enid, Oklahoma
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We came to the lodge by invitation! The lodge was clean and very rustic! I have limited mobility and the ramp to the entrance was dark and rugged! The manager had to kick open the second door for me to get inside! I was say ADA accessible at request! The dinner was good! The famous fried chicken and staples! The... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We stayed in the Bluff Cabins which are a bit newer than the other cabins. They were nice- a little rustic- yet clean and nice. Our unit only had 2- full size beds, although they advertised them as queens. I am not small, so that made a difference. In addition, as of my stay last week, they did not have... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Our family wanted to take us (out of towners) to the Giant City Lodge for the family style fried chicken dinner. It is $11.99 for adults and $4.99 for children under 12. We were served biscuits with butter and apple butter, chicken dumplings, green beans, corn, slaw, mashed potatoes, gravy, and fried chicken. It is served family style. You can... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

We stay a long weekend at the lodge every October enjoying the fall foliage, seeing the local sights and buying apples. We always get a little cabin and spend time walking the grounds, driving through the woods and visiting Makanda. The place is clean and after a day of walking, spending an hour or so upstairs in a big leather... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We stayed in a historic cabin in the Giant City lodge with two beds in early August 2015. The cabin was clean and nice. Location of the cabin was perfect for who wanted to hike around the state park. Cons were that the inside of the cabin was very dark due to the small windows. The famous fried chicken in... More 

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Thank potatosan
Chicago, Illinois
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We have stayed in the historic cabins during most of our stays since the early 1990s as we find them charming. Nothing has changed, and perhaps a few things should. The interior decorating is clearly dated (plastic Venetian blinds, tired hunter green valances, out of place brass lamps with torn shades), and I'm not sure the double beds have changed... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Stayed one night and we arrived late. No problem at all. In fact, we were given extra time in the pool and extra time before checkout. Rustic smaller cabins with older TV. I went to have fun with the grandkids and was not disappointed. If you are looking for huge plush rooms with all the amenities, it's not the place... More 

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