My wife and I decided to go to the Shawnee wine trail right after new years this year and we were happy to find the Oak Grove cabins online. We absolutely loved the cabin (we stayed in cabin 1) and we were pleased that dogs were allowed so that they could travel with us. The cabin is clean and thoughtfully decorated with a gas fireplace, wildlife art and beautiful wood everywhere. The cabins are obviously well maintained by the owners, everything inside and out was modern and in great condition. We absolutely loved the outdoor hot tub and had an awesome view of the stars with almost no light pollution in the secluded location of the cabins. The cabin felt relaxing and private - there is a house and another cabin within walking distance as the website stated but they are almost completely obscured by trees even during winter and far enough away to feel isolated from (especially from the hot tub/back porch). The owners have compiled a nice binder full of local attractions and services and we took some advice from it to go see the little grand canyon which was great. The mattress was a bit on the firm side as other people have stated here, but that's more of a personal preference than a complaint. Overall my wife and I had a wonderful time and will surely be back another time, maybe to checkout the other two cabins.
- 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