Our family has stayed at these cabins for the last several years and really look forward to the fall season so we can return. No phone but their are distractions (TV) for your children so you can enjoy the outdoors in peace. Bob and Dixie provide firewood for that cool night campfire and visits from the local wildlife are not uncommon. Don't worry, I'm talking primarily deer and turkeys. If you enjoy the scenic hike experience look no further. Directly across the road is Rim Rock which connects via forest trails to Pounds Hollow. Cannot say enough good things about this stay. This has turned into our home away from home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five beautiful Southern Illinois Shawnee Forest cabins near Garden of the Gods. These Southern Illinois cabins are all sizes and include full kitchens and all essentials, linens, coffee pot, electric fire place, outside fire pit including wood, outside grills, full bath with shower, heat and air, screened in porch, satellite TV and wifi. Eagle's Retreat and Deer Run have two bathrooms. Our Gardem of the Gods cabins are located in the Shawnee National Forest adjacent to Rim Rock Hiking Trail. Our Shawnee Forest cabins are near Garden of the Gods and Pounds Hollow Lake. These Illinois cabins are near Cave in Rock State Park, Saline County Wildlife area, Glen O Jones Lake, Ohio River, Kentucky Amish Country and much more. Southern Illinois cabins are pet friendly and have various animals here on our property. We have a private 1.6 Mile hiking trail around our 77 acres and Rim Rock hiking trail is right across the road from the cabins. We are only 1/3 mile from River to River Trail. We are on the American Discovery Trail, the Ohio River Scenic Byway and the Shawnee Scenic Byway. Our Southern Illinois Cabins are in a very private setting on 77 acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. All cabins have large water heaters and either queen beds or comfortable queen futons as well. ... more less