We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

546 N Iron Furnace Rd, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
Traveler (147)
Room & Suite (24)
Dining (2)


#1 of 3 Specialty lodging in Elizabethtown
Travelers' Choice
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!
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Great View


Full view
546 N Iron Furnace Rd, Elizabethtown, IL 62931
Getting there
Dress Regional Airport55 miSee all flights
Williamson County Airport39 miSee all flights
See all nearby hotels
251Reviews5Q+A38Room tips
Traveler rating
  • 241
  • 9
  • 0
  • 0
  • 1
Time of year
Traveler type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Rusty M wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Can’t say enough good things about Timber Ridge. This was our second year staying a week in the Walnut Hill house. It is isolated from any other rental with plenty of privacy. The views from the porch are awesome all day long. The house was spotless and they even coordinated the cleaners schedule for an early check in. The house is within walking distance to the Shawnee Forest land for hiking or hunting. Mrs Elizabeth is always very accommodating and easy to plan with. They will have our business every year!
Read more
Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
1 Helpful vote
KMCDPR wrote a review Nov 2020
Chicago, Illinois18 contributions12 helpful votes
Our two night visit was the last stop on our covid roadtrip. We stayed in the Cottonwood Cabin - which has one queen in the loft and a futon on the mail level. It's a small space but well planned. Everything we needed was there and the condition of the place was perfect. The area is somewhat remote - we had cows across the street and a catfish pond and horse stables just up the hill. Our kids (6 & 9) loved running around and playing tetherball. It was quiet as could be, except for us. We had easy access to Rim Rock, High Knob, Garden of the Gods, and a short drive to Cave in Rock. I cannot agree more (and wish I had taken this seriously) that THERE ARE NO CLOSEBY OPTIONS FOR FOOD OR DRINK. There is the Outpost, which has basics, ice cream, and a few snacks. The Gap bar has packaged US beer for take away. Other than that - the nearest store was 30 minutes away. Highly suggest you come with everything you need - especially if you have specific taste in wine, snacks, etc. The owners are incredibly nice and were available to us for anything we needed. Hope to visit again - with friends staying at the neighboring treehouses
Read more
Date of stay: November 2020
Deena wrote a review Nov 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Windy, rainy day when we arrived a little before 3:00, so of course we could do nothing except go to the treehouse. Walked in and there were a hundred or more flies inside the treehouse. A flyswatter was left on the table so, they must of known there was a problem? As we sat there we noticed several roaches crawling on the wall and across the floor. We were in the middle of Covid and were assured extra cleaning and sanitation measures were being exercised, but the bedding and extra blankets did not seem clean. I did take my own blanket to use on the bed. When we did go to bed, I turned the bed down to make sure we were not going to be sleeping with bugs. Soon after in bed I noticed a roach crawling on my blanket toward my head! I jumped up and did not find the roach until in the morning dead in bed with us! All night long the wind blew moving the treehouse at times. A large branch is built into the roof and next to the queen size bed in the loft and it creaked so loud all night that no one got any sleep up in the loft or downstairs. We were up the next morning by 5:00 a.m. and on the road by 5:50 a.m. headed home. We had made reservations for two consecutive nights but, there was no way we could stay another night. I called the owners and told them in a voicemail we had evacuated and would not be staying another night. I asked them to please give us some kind of compensation if they could. I did explain our encounters and concerns and guess what, I have heard nothing from them. I feel like that is a very poor way of running a business that is suppose to be in such high demand. The idea of the treehouse is a really neat idea, but really, should we pay to sleep with flies and roaches along with that noisy tree branch rubbing the roof or whatever? I am just amazed that all the reviews we read were all positive. Not one other family had the encounters that we dealt with? Would definitely not recommend this treehouse!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Amanda wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Our family stayed in the Sassafras Lodge last weekend and it was amazing! We had a group of 6 and it was just perfect. The campground was super fun for the kids. They loved the hammock and games at the pavilion (tetherball, anyone?). So much to do in a short drive as well. It was perfect for exploring during the day and then coming back to a nice fire and cozy cabin at night. We are def going back!
Read more
Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
John G wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Our stay in the Walnut Hill House was wonderful. This was our third time staying at the Timber Ridge location. The house was perfect for a 5 guy get away. Beds are comfy and the long deck at the back is perfect for sitting out. There is always plenty of firewood for the campfire and nice folding chairs to use. I am uncertain about recommending the homes for selfish reasons... I WANT THEM AVAILABLE WHEN I WANT THEM.... Seriously, this location is great place to get back to nature in a nice and comfortable way.
Read more
Date of stay: September 2020
Sleep Quality
United StatesIllinoisElizabethtown
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Iron Furnace (4.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.