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Kishauwau Country Cabins

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901 N. 2129th Rd, Tonica, IL 61370 (Formerly Kishauwau on the Vermillion)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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kalamazoo, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was for a family reunion of about 40 people. If you're still working or stressed about anything, this IS the place to go. The cabins are far apart and it's like you have your own yard. A porch swing and grill make up the front porch and then when you enter the cabin, it's more than we expected. EVERYTHING... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Kelli, We thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the constructive criticism. All of the kind words you said about our property are greatly appreciated. Being that our cabins are so highly shaded we do have issues with some molding on the doors which are terribly hard to keep up on, and believe it or... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I picked this little hide out for a get a away weekend...what a great pick...this property is peaceful, clean and close to several towns...we were a little stunned to find out there is no TV, but we then realized that that we could watch dvd's which were supplied in the office...it was just the best weekend and... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Karen, We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I love how the unplugged getaway here forces people to re-connect. It is something that doesn't happen anymore. Our lives are too technology oriented and people don't realize how much they need this until they do it. I suggest everyone try it once. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a place for a family reunion and a good time to have fun and adventures...Kishauwau Country Cabins is that. First... No reception, which was awesome so no one can stay chatting or texting on the phone. Second... Grilling and a fire pit... Bon fire, each night light the fire, grill the marshmallows, tell stories, enjoy the... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Omar, Sorry about the delay of this response. We are so glad your family enjoyed themselves on our property. There really is a lot to do in this area and our website makes it very easy to do some pre-planning. I suggest booking early if you are ever going to book a weekend because the Grandma's cabin is already mostly... More 

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Mother-in-Law cabin was clean comfortable and perfect for us and our dog. Hearing the frogs in the pond and being lulled to sleep by an owl was very relaxing. Great location for visiting Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks. (stay away from Buffalo Rock State Park)

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Vicki, Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience here. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Them dog cabins are getting harder to get into all the time so I always suggest some pre-planning with those bookings. Hope to see you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Cabins were very clean and in excellent condition. Sheets and towels the type you would find in an expensive hotel. Warm staff and we loved all the free movies available to borrow from the office. Truly a relaxing getaway!

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Jamie, So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and your kind words are very much appreciated. We hope to see you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Held a sort of small reunion with some old friends. We were looking for a quiet place to grill, sit by the fire and hang out at a table. This place was absolutely perfect. The cabins were clean and serene, it provided the atmosphere we were looking for and we are all ready looking at booking for the fall. Could... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Kyle, We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay with us and we thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience here. If you are seriously thinking of fall I would get it booked now. Only 1 weekend left on the Grandma's cabin in October unless you plan on doing weekdays. Terisa King and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This was our first time here and I thought it was perfect. Only 1.5 hours from the hustle and bustle of our suburban home we found our Country Cabin spacious and cozy. I came prepared with bug spray and items I knew I'd want to cook with. Even though most items were available, some items were very spare (like plates).... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Susan, We love that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. We are desperately trying to get the kitchens up to par this year but I will say, the purchase list is endless. We also struggle with large reunions constantly switching items to other cabins and find it very difficult to keep it all straight with as busy as... More 

Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

awesome place very clean and the staff is allways willing to help you or do what it takes to make our weekend happen. modern but rustic enough to give us the log cabin effect and enjoy the wood burners and sitting on the deck listening to the river.

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and let others know about your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Indoor wood stoves are only allowed to be run in the winter months but you are always welcome to use the outdoor pits. We just don't maintain them in the winter time. Terisa King and... More 

Champaign, Illinois
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

My husband and I have been going to these cabins on our anniversary on and off for 15 years. They are the perfect place to go for a weekend get away when life is too hectic and you need to slow down. The cabins are secluded but fully stocked for relaxation and close to Starved Rock if you love hiking... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Susan, Thank you for all the kind words. I love how you include everything you can think of for someone to make it a good trip. We really appreciate the loyalty of our repeat guests. Until next time. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is not an area that immediately springs to the mind of the British traveller but it gave a good starting point to explore the great rivers. The site is beautifully maintained and very quiet and the cabin we had was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom was starting to look ready for a facelift and bearing in mind the remoteness... More 

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

David, Thank you for taking the time to tell others what you thought of our place. With 17 cabins there are constant upgrades happening on site and the upgrading process is unfortunately slow. We have had many complaints about the stocking of the kitchens, particularly pots & pans and worked very diligently this year to upgrade them. The issue that... More 

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