We stayed in cabin #2 in the winter when the leaves were off the trees and it felt very private in the immaculate hot tub on our back patio. The backyard is very nice with a privacy screen built along the back property line. The cabin is very large with big comfy beds and couches and the kitchen is clean and well equipped. The location is good with close proximity to the Wine Trail and Giant City State Park.
The downside to this property would be the signage . As soon as we got out of the car we could see the bright orange no tresspassing signs along the property line that definetely distracted from an otherwise lovely wooded view. I suppose this belongs to the adjacent neighbors?
There were also many notes throughout the cabin with instructions on how to operate things, the tv, gas fireplace, hot tub, etc. This is generally very helpful, but there was something about the way they were written. My husband and I felt scolded when reading them, and somewhat worried that we might break something and be charged.
But this didn't take away from our enjoyment of our trip, and shortly after leaving received a very nice email thanking us for our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oak Grove Cabins provide 3 separate private and secluded fully furnished cabins for nightly or weekly rental minutes from Carbondale, Illinois. Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Each cabin features a private hot tub, 2 bedrooms (king size bed and queen size bed), full kitchen, gas fireplace, grill, satellite television and more. The perfect spot for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or to just get away from it all. We are pet friendly. ... more less