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Makanda Inn & Cottages

855 Old Lower Cobden Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3120
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#1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Makanda
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A unique, lodging experience in the B & B Inn or in our 3 Private Cottages for adults. Southern Illinois first, Eco-Chic property! Open all year! A Virtual tour is on our website! The Inn has 4 private B & B Suites, those guests enjoy a sumptuous breakfast meal daily. Our cottages: two are one-bedroom units and West End Cottage is a 2 bedroom / 2 bath cottage. Breakfast is Not Included with cottage rentals. Cottage guests are invited to visit the common areas at the Inn to access the free Wi-Fi & our Inn Bar Services! Cottages do not have Wi-fi. Each Inn Suite has a refrigerator & coffee maker. One bedroom cottages have an equipped kitchenette which includes: a two burner electric stove, sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. West End Cottage has a full-size, well-equipped kitchen. Local micro-roasted, Steam Shovel Coffee is supplied freshly ground in your Suite and fresh beans & grinders are in the cottages. We provide Handmade natural soaps! Sorry, no pets or guests under 13.
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Jen Torwudzo wrote a review Oct 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution
Spending our anniversary at the Makanda Inn and Cottages was the best choice we made this year. My husband and I arrived on Monday to a warm welcome from the property managers. The cottage was adorable and just the right size for two people. Nestled in the beautiful woods the view from the bedroom is just the tonic for anyone who needs some rest and relaxation. And if total isolation isn't your thing there are plenty of wineries to visit. 10/10 would recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Loraine Leigh, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Oct 22, 2020
We appreciate you taking the time to write a lovely review for us about your private cottage stay here. We always strive for a 5* review here on Trip Advisor. Please email us when you have a moment at makandainn@gmail.com to let us know what we could have done better for you, in order to earn a 5-star rating from you here. Your 10/10 recommendation is very much appreciated by us all! We hope you'll come back and stay with us again!
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M.E.311 wrote a review Aug 2020
Mount Prospect, Illinois10 contributions
Our stay at Makanda Inn & Cottages was top notch. Nervous about travel during this pandemic, but really needing to get away, booking a cottage was perfect. Tucked into the hill with beautiful surroundings, the cabin was truly a retreat. The clear policy regarding check-in to allow for deep cleaning and the perfect condition of the cabin upon arrival alleviated any fears. The managers were very responsive to email and phone inquiries, as well as assisting with both technological and restocking requests once on property. Finally, the Welcome Book provided excellent suggestions for places to visit and eat. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Loraine Leigh, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Sep 3, 2020
We enjoyed meeting you both and are very happy to hear, you'll be back :-) West End is our favorite cottage too! Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us here and your 5* stars as well. Until next time be happy & well!
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SDaySm wrote a review Aug 2020
Omaha, Nebraska8 contributions3 helpful votes
We were only able to stay one night, but we thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Inn. The setting in the woods is beautiful. The rooms are very nice, with some extra touches like fresh ground coffee. The breakfast was quite nice, and Lorraine and Malcolm are excellent hosts. Most importantly right now, they take Covid precautions very seriously, and require masks in the public indoor areas except when eating, and have individual tables spread apart. We would definitely return!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Loraine Leigh, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Aug 14, 2020
Your 5* B & B stay review is truly appreciated by both of us. It was great to meet you and we hope you'll come to stay with us again when you have more time to enjoy the beautiful area here in southern Illinois! We also hope you are enjoying your Steam Shovel coffee bean purchase at home :-)
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Sara P wrote a review Jul 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I stopped here for one night during our road trip honeymoon across the country. Makanda Inn is in a fairly remote part of the state and so it felt relaxing and off the beaten path. The rooms were clean and comfortable and Loraine and Malcolm were excellent hosts! They even made us some yummy cupcakes to help us celebrate. We went for a run to the State Park at Loraine and Malcolm’s suggestion. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. We felt very spoiled. Thank you Loraine and Malcolm for your hospitality!
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Loraine Leigh, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Jul 22, 2020
It was a pleasure to meet you both and we thank you very much for your lovely 5* review! We hope to see you again when you have the time to make a southern Illinois destination trip! Maybe your first Wedding Anniversary? :-) There is so much here for you to see & explore.
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Allie K wrote a review Jun 2020
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My husband and I enjoyed a long weekend in the West End cabin. Very clean, modern and comfortable cabin... the bed was comfortable, the cabin had everything needed to cook meals, and it had a nice sitting and living area. We enjoyed sitting by the fire and listening to the sounds of the forest - very quiet & peaceful. Nearby Giant City State Park has awesome hikes; it was nice to be close to wineries & to Carbondale to stock up on groceries. Lorraine & Malcolm were very welcoming and helpful! Would recommend.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Loraine Leigh, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages
Responded Jun 30, 2020
It was really nice to meet you both! We want to thank you for taking the time to write a review for us, the 5 *s and your recommendation! We hope to see you again sometime for another stay! We do offer some longer stay packages for the West End Cottage starting at 5 & 7 days perfect for vacationers :-)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Makanda Inn & Cottages
Which popular attractions are close to Makanda Inn & Cottages?
Nearby attractions include Giant City State Park (1.2 miles), Makanda Trading Company (0.5 miles), and Flamm Orchards (3.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Makanda Inn & Cottages located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Makanda.