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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

This was the perfect girls getaway destination! There were four of us and the cabin was the perfect size. It was cozy and comfortable. Elizabeth answered my questions and numerous calls leading up to our trip. We did get lost on the way but a quick call to Elizabeth got us back on track. And the area is gorgeous. We...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night Thanksgiving retreat. We had our thanksgiving meal the weekend before so we brought our leftovers with us since there was a kitchenette. There are a lot of wineries and hiking trails close by that we enjoyed. The hosts/owners of Timber Ridge are very nice and informative. We highly recommend!

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ShawneeTreehouses, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for spending your holiday with us! We know you have many choices and really appreciate you choosing to stay with us at Timber Ridge. Take care!

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Timber Ridge, but I can see why they get so many repeat visitors! We stayed in Hickory Hollow, a perfect size for my husband and I. They have everything you could want- full kitchen with dishes and pans, comfy futon, and nice sized shower. Tea, coffee, creamer, sugar, salt and pepper are supplied, as...

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ShawneeTreehouses, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you! Not all the units have hair dryers because there isn't much extra room in some units like the treehouses but Hickory Hollow should have had one! Please accept my apologies. I will make sure that one is put in the closet! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed yourselves! We look forward to seeing you...

Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second time visiting Timber Ridge this year; Our first stay was in one of the treehouses, and this visit we stayed in the Sassafras Ridge log cabin during the last week in October. As described, this cabin would sleep 6 comfortably. We were 4 adults and our small dog, with 3 of us sleeping on the 2nd...

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ShawneeTreehouses, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words...again! Although it does works, I agree that showering in a claw-foot tub can be a little awkward; it definitely wasn't designed for modern plumbing! Twin Oaks, as you may agree is an interesting mix of 1850's charm with modern conveniences! lol. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves and...

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I scheduled this vacation months ago to stay in the Twin Oaks Cabin. We absolutely loved it! We were so excited to get away from technology, and finally be able to relax and get some outdoor time in. Little did I realize, he planned to propose on this trip and the cabin helped make it even more...

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ShawneeTreehouses, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Wow! That is wonderful to hear! Congratulations and thank you for sharing that great story. We look forward to seeing you both again. Good luck with the wedding; what a special time for you both. Enjoy every moment of this wonderful journey.

Hillsboro, Illinois
Reviewed October 31, 2016

A wonderful experience for our family getaway weekend. The perfect mix of camping and luxury. A quaint getaway location for some tranquility time. Comfort but also primitive. A great place to get away from the normal.

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Reviewed October 4, 2016

We stayed in the Pine Ridge house. It was very clean and comfortable. Adorable rustic decor. Every thing you could want in a "cabin" experience as well as a hot tub. We really enjoyed evenings by the campfire, with the luxury of satellite TV when we felt like it. The house came supplied with board games, condiments, towels, linens and...

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ShawneeTreehouses, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! Call me when you get a chance, I found your necklace and need to get it back to you! Glad you enjoyed yourselves and I hope to see you all again in the future! Good luck with your little bundle of Joy too!

Reviewed September 19, 2016

We loved staying at the treehouse. It was a blast. The outpost was very quaint with souvenirs that we're unique,handcrafted, & books very relevant to the local area. Lots of stuff to go & do but, lots of ways to chill & relax as well.

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed September 13, 2016

Loved the treehouse! Complete with AC and plumbing! We brought measuring cups and silverware--but we didn't need to! The cabin is stocked with cooking essentials. Definitely a great location with LOTS to do around Shawnee Forest! Treehouse also has wifi! It was a great time. The owners are excellent and very friendly.

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

The folks at Timber Ridge were beyond nice. We rented their kayaks and had a great time-bird watching, fun in the sun, and freedom to explore. They were really well maintained. The Timber Ridge property was gorgeous and they made us feel like home. Our tire was flat and they even filled it for us. Would highly recommend for people...

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TimberRidgeOutpost, Owner at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, responded to this review

Danielle! I am so happy to hear you guys made it home ok! Glad you guys had such a good time on the kayaks, they are fun! Take care and thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again soon. :o)

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is Illinois' 1st and only Tree House and Log Cabin resort. We are located in the Shawnee Hills/Illinois Ozarks region in southeastern Illinois. Enjoy luxurious accommodations in a pet and kid friendly resort atmosphere. Stay in an authentic Antique Log Cabin, Circa 1852 featuring a 16' x 24' TreeDeck! Come see what all the buzz is about! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Address: RR2 Box 34A, Near Karbers Ridge Road, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Location: United States > Illinois > Elizabethtown
Number of rooms: 6
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“Timber Ridge can provide great, rustic accommodations. Look at all of their choices: 2 Tree houses, cabins, and an entire home!”
 of 5 bubbles iLLINOIS08, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Pine Ridge house is away from the other locations, great for privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles janandrowan2, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“The White Oak is like a tiny house in the trees.”
 of 5 bubbles 324marlah, Sep 19, 2016 | Read review
“Twin Oaks has a nice secluded tree deck.”
 of 5 bubbles bbruck02, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“Check out their webpage for further information.”
 of 5 bubbles N2773OWtonyc, Apr 10, 2016 | Read review
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