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Makanda Inn & Cottages

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
A unique, romantic, B & B experience in the Inn & 3 Private Cottage accommodations for adults. Southern Illinois first, Eco-Friendly property. Open all year! The Inn has 4 private Suites and operates as a B&B. Guests there enjoy a sumptuous breakfast meal daily. There are 3 cottages, two have 1 bedroom and West End Cottage is a two bedroom/two bath cottage. Breakfast is Not Included for cottages rentals. Cottage guests are invited to use the common area in the Inn to access the free Wi-Fi service. The cottages do not currently have Wi-fi. Inn suites have a refrigerator & coffee maker. One bedroom cottages have an equipped kitchenette which includes: a two burner electric stove, sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The two bedroom cottage has a full-size, equipped kitchen. Steam Shovel Coffee, a local micro-roasted coffee is supplied freshly ground in your Suite and fresh beans & grinders are in the cottages. Handmade natural soaps are also provided. Minimum Guest Age 13.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Electric vehicle charging station
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Popular mentions
We spent 3 nights here with our main destination being Giant City State Park & the nearby wineries. Our hosts made us feel right at home. The breakfasts were delicious & our favorite was cinnamon roll waffles! The room was comfortable & met all of our needs. The use of natural
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Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was our pleasure to host your, Suite stay, in the B & B Inn and meet you both! So happy you enjoyed your breakfasts and especially the C. R. Waffles, their usually a hit! We appreciate you sharing several key features about the Inn with potential Trip Advisor guests as well. Hope to see you back sometime in the future. Each season offers its own unique experience here in Southern Illinois!
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Property's Favorite Review
If you are looking for a great place to stay in the Makanda, Il area, do not miss the opportunity to stay here! We were there for a wine weekend and spent 4 nights and we wish we could have stayed all month! Loraine and Malcolm made us feel like we were family. The
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Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Jun 19, 2018
We really enjoyed meeting the 4 of you, our conversations were always interesting and fun! We were sad to see you go :-( Your 5* review is much appreciated! There is still more to see, do, and experience here. We hope to see you back soon, maybe this winter? Also, we know you'll be interested to know, that we successfully opened "The Inn Bar" this past weekend! So next time you are here, we'll have those Bloody Mary's & Mimosa's available for you at breakfast and in the evenings too!
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Incredible place in every way. Great customer service and exceptional accommodations. We stayed in the West Inn Cottage - perfect for four with private space at each end of cabin. Very modern but immerses you completely in nature. They used all natural materials and the
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Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review for our Trip Advisor visitors and the 5* rating. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends, we hope you'll all be back again! West End Cottage is our most spacious and private cottage on the property and is our personal favorite for friends and family when they come to visit us!
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World class eco lodge tucked away just south of SIU Carbondale. Peaceful and serene wooded hills. Amazing decor, stone thermal mass fireplace in the great room. The staff are outstanding and a must stay place when you travel to Southern Illinois
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Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Feb 23, 2019
Your 5 * review is greatly appreciated! It's also really nice that you've highlighted key details about the property. It is truly perfect for those looking for a unique lodging experience here in Southern Illinois. We offer 2 lodging types with the B & B Inn Suites and also Cottage Rentals for those that like a cabin like experience instead. SIU student parents, Alumni and guest speakers stay with us often. We look forward to hosting your future stays with us!
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This is our third and not last visit at the Makanda Inn. We can’t express the feeling of family we experience each time we stay at the Makanda Inn. Regardless the reason for our journey, this is home away from home. We always leave so relaxed. And breakfast is always
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Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Dec 12, 2018
We are very happy to hear you'll be back :-) we have enjoyed seeing you both each time and meeting those you've brought along has been a lot of fun too! We look forward to your next visit with us!
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Are you open in Dec? If so, what are your rates for two people for one night?
Yes, we are open year round. Please visit our website (link is provided on TripAdvisor) for rates as they do vary depending on the days you are interested in and the room type. You can also call our innkeeper at 618.697.7929. Regards, Greg
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"Cottages are very well set up with the wet room bathroom and kitchenette you can enjoy meals right in the cottage."
"I bet the B&B rooms are also wonderful. We loved the Indigo Cottage."
"Rooms 3 and 4 at the Inn overlook the woods. Pretty!"
"All the rooms are exactly the same!"
"West End is much roomier than other selections, worth it. Its outdoor area is also very private."
$151 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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