Where do I start with this wonderful place with outstanding owners (Elizabeth & Marty) Our party consisted of myself, my husband & our 2 american eskimo fur kids.
Our first night we made reservations for the White Oak treehouse. Wow, how many people can say they stayed in a treehouse with all the comforts of home. There was a fresh layer of snow making everything sparkle as we looked out from our birds eye view.
Since White Oak was previously booked for our second night, we moved to the Wonderful cozy & spacious Sassafras cabin. Well, I think I could have made that cabin my new permanent address! Front porch swing, family room, full size kitchen, storage, full size staircase leading to loft that had 3 beds & not to forget the claw foot tub on the first floor! Perfect!!
Being a pet friendly paradise was the icing on the cake. As many will agree, our 2 dogs are truly our family members. I was beyond trilled to have a place we could take our dogs to explore, play, hike & have the time of their life. Now, for those who may not have fur family members, let me assure you; the cabins are kept immaculate. Not to plug travel channel but I am kind of a junkie for the tv show Hotel Impossible. Therefore, when traveling, I automatically go in a place & start my inspection. All i have to say is; "Anthony Melchiorri (host of Hotel Impossible) would be Proud of Timber Ridge cabins & their outstanding hospitality. Well done Elizabeth & Marty"!
I have to admit, when I originally made reservations I did wonder...it is the middle of winter, what are we going to do during our stay. Well, that thought was quickly answered by Marty & Elizabeth. We ate at some fun local places, hiked some beaitiful trails, visited & fed their horses etc. We stayed 4 days/3 nights & quickly ran out of time without getting to 1/2 of our planned activities.
In closing I want to Thank the owners for sharing their facility & making us feel part of your family! We look forward to many more visits & making more memories at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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! ... more less