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Makanda Inn & Cottages

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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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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Special Offer:West End Cottage 5-7 days
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Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Roger F
Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & CottagesResponded 5 weeks ago

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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Reviewed June 5, 2018

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...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & CottagesResponded June 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...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018

I found Makanda Inn through the Shawnee website. We've only stayed at inn/B&Bs a few times. Lorraine and Malcolm made us feel welcome from the very start. this is a lovely site; quiet and relaxing. My husband spent a lot of time on the patio...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank 827terit
Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & CottagesResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so glad you found us and enjoyed your stay in the B & B Inn! We are indeed located next to Giant City State Park and centrally located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, with the Shawnee National Forest all around us in...More

Reviewed October 28, 2018

We truly enjoyed our stay at the Makanda Inn and Cottages. We stayed in the Sierra Cottage and were pleasantly surprised with the craftsmanship and thoughtfullness that went into the interior layout: think quality "tiny house" rather than dated cabin. Hosts Lorraine and Malcolm were...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank TSchalke
Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & CottagesResponded 5 weeks ago

We appreciate the time you took to share a lot about your experience while staying in 1 of our truly unique one bedroom Cottages. So much to do, see and enjoy here in Southern, Illinois! Your recommendation is also greatly appreciated!

Reviewed October 27, 2018

We stayed at the Makanda Inn at the end of October. Could not have ordered better weather . The B&B was beyond perfect in every way. The suite was great , the downstairs common area was perfect for us to gather with our friends at...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank vw1030Naperville
Response from MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & CottagesResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the very complimentary review! We are so glad your group had the property to yourselves for the reunion this year. It is a perfect location to reconnect with longtime friends. Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour Zipline is a favorite activity for...More

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October 12, 2015|
Response from gwellman | Property representative |
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... More
Room Tips
"Cottages are very well set up with the wet room bathroom and kitchenette you can enjoy meals right in the..."
Oct 26, 2018
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"I bet the B&B rooms are also wonderful. We loved the Indigo Cottage."
Sep 12, 2018
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"Rooms 3 and 4 at the Inn overlook the woods. Pretty!"
Jul 29, 2018
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"All the rooms are exactly the same!"
Jun 5, 2018
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