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Cave in Rock State Park Lodge
Cape Coral, Florida
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“Not many views of the Ohio River like this.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

We stayed in 3B fantastic view of the Ohio River. Very large room much more than we expected. No plates, etc. microwave coffee and frig is about it. The restaurants hours are limited. But it was a very pleasant experience, so I would say you would not be disappointed. The drive to get there is beautiful drive, just a quaint place to be. Last Ferry on the Ohio River a minutes away.

Room Tip: 3B is all we know sooooo 3B
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Carmi, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2013

My husband and I have lived only an hour away from Cave-In-Rock most of our lives and are now kicking ourselves for never staying at this beautiful location before now! Although we did have neighbors and did hear an occasional door or voice, this place was still so much more quiet than staying in a conventional hotel in the middle of a city somewhere! The view from the room is breathtaking....we sat and watched the river until past dark, and we loved waking up in the morning with the sun coming up over the river. The room was immaculate, and the staff in the lodge (where we had breakfast before leaving for the day) was quite friendly. There were only 4 or 5 staff total so I probably would not want to bring a large group to stay or eat there, but for a small family or couples retreat, this location is ideal. My husband and I will definitely be returning soon for another "get-away-from-it-all" weekend!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2013

Took a quick trip to see Cave in Rock, Garden of Gods and Shawneetown area before taking the ferry to explore Kentucky. Stayed at the lodge and enjoyed the large balcony overlooking the Ohio River. Enjoyed the stay in a comfortable room.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Streator, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights at cave in rock. The room is very spacious and the view is fantastic. We were located close enough to garden of the gods and other hiking trails. We road the ferry across the Ohio river which takes you into Kentucky. We did not eat at the restaurant because it hasn't opened for the season yet. So, all around, it was affordable, clean and we would recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2013
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Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

We loved our stay. The view is beautiful. I could stand on the deck all day and admire the view. The rooms have plenty of space. Not many extras but it was extremely clean and is a perfect place to relax and get away from it all.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chicago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

The cabins have an amazing view of the Ohio river, and a balcony you can sit on to look out over it. The view is breathtaking. The cabins are a little bare-bones--but have everything you need. Good air-conditioning, TV, fridge, microwave, lots of space. It is really beautiful, and provides easy access to many parts of the Shawnee National Forest.

On Sundays, they have an all you can eat buffet, that had amazing fried chicken and catfish. Crisp on the outside, juicy on the inside. Desserts were wonderful too.

Highly recommend if you are traveling in Southern Illinois. Stay here for a night or two to explore Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, the tunnel trail, go antiquing take the ferry to the Kentucky side, then head over to the west side of the state for the wineries.

Room Tip: All the rooms look out over the Ohio River, and seem to be very similar.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2011

My husband and I stayed in one of the cabins for two nights (Saturday and Sunday). Yes, you can hear some noises from the other attached cabin, but we really weren't bothered. Could hear some footsteps and doors closing, but no big deal. The cabin we stayed in was wonderful. It was spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. We loved sitting on the deck and watching the boats and barges on the river. The bathroom was well supplied and we had plenty of hot water. Beds were comfortable. The kitchen area had a small refrigerator and microwave and both came in handy for leftovers. There was a nice kitchen table/charis, which we didn't use, but would come in handy for a family who wanted to eat in. The tv was an older model but got good reception and had a good selection of channels to choose from (satellite dish).

The grounds of this park are kept very clean. The cabins are no-smoking, and sometimes at no-smoking places you will see an assortment of disgusting cigarette butts outside, but not here. Didn't see a single one.

We wouuld definitely stay here again, it is the nicest cabin we have ever stayed at.

Thre is a restaurant on-site, and the food is good and reasonably priced. However, the service was very slow, even though the restaurant was never crowded. It is good, just don't go there if you are in a hurry.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cave in Rock State Park Lodge
Address: 1 New State Park Rd., Box 338, Cave in Rock, IL 62919
Location: United States > Illinois > Cave in Rock
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Cave in Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Cave In Rock State Park Hotel Cave In Rock

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