Oak Grove Cabins are a beautiful, open design that makes them feel much larger than their actual footprint. The decor and furnishings are very obviously selected with both taste and comfort in mind - quality mattresses covered with gorgeous, high-thread count sheets and cozy quilts and bedding, sink-in-and-curl-up sofas, a fully equipped kitchen, and a sparkling clean bathroom - including many essentials you might have forgotten at home(loved that lotion you had in there on our last stay!). Truly thoughtful touches throughout that really make you feel like you are staying in someone's home as their guest, and not just an anonymous, generic feel of being in a sterile hotel room.
We've stayed in different cabins on the property, cabin one, the newer ones -and they are very private from each other. Of course, if someone is being loud, obnoxious, etc - sure you can hear them....you're in the woods...and sound carries in quiet woods. Simply put, if you want to make a bunch of ruckus, this probably isn't the place for you. Want a romantic getaway? A family gathering(rent two or more!)? A perfect starting point to enjoy the Wine Trail, explore Giant City, go antiquing in Anna and Alto Pass...this is it. It ain't Party Central. Thank goodness.
The owner is a gracious, helpful woman who will make sure that every aspect of your stay is wonderful, recommend things in the area if you ask, and takes a lot of pride in her property as well. Please don't give credence to other reviewers who have complained about her cleaning policies, fussed about bugs(LOL), etc - give her site a thorough read as all of her policies and information are readily available and are not a big deal at all....but if you can't abide by them, there are other great options for lodging in the area. Personally, I won't stay anywhere else.
Please don't hesitate to contact me personally if you have any questions about this terrific property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oak Grove Cabins provide 3 separate private and secluded fully furnished cabins for nightly or weekly rental minutes from Carbondale, Illinois. Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Each cabin features a private hot tub, 2 bedrooms (king size bed and queen size bed), full kitchen, gas fireplace, grill, satellite television and more. The perfect spot for honeymoons, anniversaries, birthdays, or to just get away from it all. We are pet friendly. ... more less