Southern Illinois has a rich history on account of its earliest settlers dating back to 12,000 BC. Remnants from this ancient time can be seen in the numerous earthworks, which are large mounds of earth artificially made by the settlers, that are still standing today. Southern Illinois is also surrounded by three rivers - the Mississippi, the Missouri and the Ohio rivers, which make the land quite fertile. A combination of the earthworks (pyramid-like structures) and the fertile land is what led to its nickname - Little Egypt. At present, most visitors who come to the area to visit Southern Illinois University (SIU), which is in Carbondale. Some of the activities that you might find interesting include a visit to Boo Rochman Memorial Park, the matches at SIU Arena or a drink at PK’s or Hangar 9. Keep reading to find out about the 10 best cabin rentals in Southern Illinois!
This vacation rental is located not too far from Brookport. It is a one-bedroom cabin, located on 80 acres (32.4 hectares) of land. The cabin overlooks the stunning Hohman Lake which is only a few steps away. Sit on the porch, enjoy a cup of coffee, or soak in the hot tub while listening to the water and the wildlife. The hosts have provided kayaks, free for use but please note that a waiver must be signed. While a WiFi connection is not available, the hosts have provided HDTV and Bluray player. It is the perfect place to stay if you want a semi-private space in a good location.
Quiet Lake Front Cabin!Brookport, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe full kitchen was perfectwe enjoyed the hot tub grill kayaks fishing pier and the full kitchenthe amenities including full kitchen games dvds and hot tub make it a great place to relaxthe hot tub was clean and nice on a chilly nightit is so quiet and cleancabin was very clean and well-kept the bed was even comfortablethe cabin is updated perfectly decorated and clean through and throughthe space was comfortable clean and has everything you could need
Host:the hosts were absolutely wonderful and accommodating and helpfulhosts were great and respond quickly to any issues or questionshost's respond quickly and are very helpfulthe space is wonderful the location beautiful & the hosts are warm friendly & responsivehosts had special touches that made this place a gemRead more reviewssuch a beautiful cabin with the perfect locationcheck this place out great location wonderful hostswe enjoyed 3 peaceful and relaxing days in this beautiful locationgreat place to spend a holiday weekendi would recommend this place to anyone wanting to get away for the weekend it’s beautiful and quiet
Located in Carbondale, close to Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is this one-bedroom cabin. It was designed to accommodate only couples. It has a romantic stone fireplace, a comfortable couch, and a new hot tub perfect for two guests. You can whip up a meal using the gas grill and cast iron, and enjoy it inside by the fire. Otherwise, grab a glass of wine and spend your evenings on the porch, nestled in the rocking chairs, watching the deer roam freely around. Please note that there are different rates depending on the days of the week that you choose to rent.
Couples RetreatCarbondale, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsstunning views cozy cabin perfect for an anniversary get-awaycozy and private with everything we needed for a relaxing weekend awayvery clean and cozy cabinvery clean and gorgeous inside and outit was very clean and well maintainedthe cabin is very clean and comfortablethe cabin was very clean
Host:the owner is absolutely wonderfuljessica was a fantastic hostjessica is a great hostmy fiancé and i loved our stay jessica is a great host accommodating and responds quicklyamazing spot the host has truly thought of everything you could need to relax and have a peaceful retreatRead more reviewsgreat location close to hiking trails and wineriesthe location was great toocomfortable and cute place to stayit is close a short drive to some nice places to eatfantastic place to get away with your love
With one bedroom and one bathroom, this rental is ideal for six guests. It is a multilevel cabin in Goreville that has been decorated with creeper vines intertwined with soft yellow lights draped along its facade, giving it an enchanted look. There is a full kitchen with all the tools you need to make a great meal - all you have to do is get some groceries! The living room is the perfect space to sit, enjoying the crackles of the fireplace. The hosts also offer paddleboat, fishing equipment, canoes, kayaks, and mountain bikes, and all that can be rented. Please note that the hosts have a small cabin and a treehouse in the same location if you wish to bring in more people or intend to spread out and stay.
Red Roof Retreat CabinGoreville, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsalso like other have said the wifi is spotty at bestthe cabin was adorable and it was nice to have so many kitchen amenities for our usethe space is so cozy and comfortable with plenty of kitchen and bath amenitiesmy husband and i really enjoyed the outdoor space where we are breakfast and supperwe really felt comfy and relaxed we had no issues with the wifivery clean and decorated thoughtfullyeverything was clean and comfortablethe cabin is clean and comfortablethe cabin was clean and well-equippedthe cabin was very clean and lovely
Host:great hosts and accommodationskris was a wonderful hostthe host was very quick to respond and helpful thankskris is a wonderful host and the cabin is cozy and adorablekris was very accommodating and quick to respond to any questions and was a wonderful hostRead more reviewsi great little cabin close to lakegreat spot near neat national parkstheir location and cabin are in a great location and will meet your needsthe location was also great as it was close to ferne clyffe state park and shawnee national forest) the location is good for a ton of hiking in the area
This vacation rental is a spacious cabin that stands on stilts on the lakeshore. The cabin is located in Vienna and has three bedrooms and one bathroom making it perfect for six guests. It sits on 500 acres (202.3 hectares) of land, which includes 10 acres (41 hectares) of the lake. From the front porch, you can watch the animals roam freely. Inside, you’ll find beautiful redwood accent panels and stairs which bring colour to space. A few unique features about this rental is its taxidermy collection and the assortment of tours available for guests.
Samson's Mtn Rustic Lakeside Treehouse 3 rm CabinVienna, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsliving room had a tv love seat and chairthe upper beds were fun and they loved the deck over the waterclean and decorated prettyplace was very clean and the treehouse cabin is beautifulthe cabin was clean and has everything i neededthe cabin was very cozy and extremely cleanthe home was clean and kitchen stocked with everything you need
Host:the staff was super helpfulfast friendly responses and a fun decorjerry was a wonderful host and answered my questions even though it was late in the daythe owner:amazing they responded so quickly and were great with all of my questionshe is quick to respond and so very helpful with any questions that i hadRead more reviewsit's a very cute cabin in a very cute placethe pictures don’t even come close to doing this property justicenice place to stay cabin was unique and interestinggreat place we rented this cute cabin for the night to go to the winery‘sawesome location great scenery and the animals were a great addition
Only 20 miles (32.2. kilometres) from the centre of Carbondale is this lovely cabin. It is right on the shore of a stunning 6-acre (2.4 hectares) lake. The back porch with seating and a hot tub has a lovely view of the lake. From here, you can enjoy your dinner and watch the multitude of colours as the sun goes down. Inside, you’ll find luxurious bedrooms with classy decor. Please note that after making your booking online, you still have to call the host to confirm the dates.
Cabin in Southern Illinois - Hot Tub - Romantic Getaway -Shawnee National Forest
Top guest reviewscozy warm and great indoor and outdoor spaceit is clean beautiful and cozyimmaculately clean and a tranquil setting with spectacular sceneryeverything was perfect spotless and beautifultanya and robert's cabin was so clean comfortable and lovely
Host:you can tell that the owners of this place take excellent care of itRead more reviewswe never left the property best romantic place we've experiencedthanks for sharing your beautiful place lisa
This rental is a three-bedroom two-bathroom cabin for six guests in Simpson, Pope County. The cabin occupies an area of 1100 sq. ft. (102 sqm). It features a spacious, open floor plan and a large kitchen with plenty of counter space. The interior is well decorated with detailed prints to compliment the neutral decor. Outside you’ll find plenty of space for kids to run around and a small playset. Please note that there is fixed check-in (after 4 pm) and check out (before 11 am) times.
Cabin in scenic Southern Illinois, bordering Shawnee National Forest.
Top guest reviewsnice accommodations minus television source or cell servicepleased to see plenty of towels toiletries & surprisingly even qtips etc only wish we had wi-fi & cell servicethe cabin itself is very comfortable and had everything we neededwe thoroughly enjoyed our stay the cabin was so clean and spaciouswas well aware of that before but gps worked just fine:) everything fresh and cleanit was clean and in a remote location- prefect for a weekend get away
Host:everyone was kind and accommodatingpaula and phil were excellent hostslocated in a good spot owners were very accessible and accommodating and everything you could need is providedRead more reviewsa great location to explore the shawnee national forest areanice quiet location plan on returning next year phil you need to add some dvd to your library
Located in Murphysboro, only 8 miles (13 kilometres) from Carbondale is this delightful cabin for 12 guests. It has six bedrooms and bathrooms. The cabin has a comfortable and elegant living space, with dark neutral tones and mood lighting. There is a large front porch complete with rocking chairs and updated and modern appliances in the kitchen. On the back porch, you’ll find a hot tub!
Reece Ridge Cabins. Enjoy A Relaxing, Quiet Stay At The Area's Premier Cabin.
Top guest reviewsvery clean and well stockedcabin was excellent clean and fully stockedbeautiful well stocked clean propertysecluded quiet peaceful clean and plenty of spaceevery room was clean
Host:the owners were easy to communicate with and left simple instructions for all possible questions while thereRead more reviewsgreat place to stay along the wine trail
This Vrbo vacation rental is a four-bedroom two-bathroom cabin for fifteen guests. Its located in Makanda, only 13 miles (21 kilometres) from Carbondale. The cabin is 2600 sq. ft. (242 sqm) and is located on 75 acres (30.4 hectares) of land that is connected to Shawnee National Forest. It has a large, custom firepit, a fully stocked kitchen and a large deck with plenty of shaded seating that grants you lovely views of the valley. All the floors also have a 47-inch television! It is only a short drive to Southern Illinois University, Giant City State Park, Devils Kitchen and Little Grassy lakes.
Voted #1 Best Views On The Shawnee Wine Trail. Modern Lodge with spacious DeckMakanda, IL, US
This home spans 2700 sq. ft. (251 sqm) and is set on 30 acres (12.1 hectares) of land in Carbondale that includes a pond. It has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, allowing it to comfortably accommodate fifteen guests. Due to its proximity to the lake, it has a private beach and a dock. You and your family will enjoy swimming, fishing and relaxing by the water.
Cabin w/ Private Beach! - 1 mi from Carbondale, IL & SIU campusCarbondale, IL, US
Shawnee Pines lodging is a two-bedroom cabin for seven guests in Golconda. The inside of the house has simple yet essential furniture which is sure to make your stay comfortable. It is surrounded by abundant lush greenery - a treat for the eyes and a welcome break from the boring buildings in town. It has a pond, surrounded by a sand beach and lounge furniture so you can spend your days outside enjoying the view. It is a good place to go kayaking, fishing and hiking. The rental shares 40 acres (16.2 hectares) of land with two other rental cabins.
Shawnee Pines Lodging - Loft CabinGolconda, Illinois, United States
Top guest reviewsthe cabin was phenomenal clean stylish and comfortablecabin was clean and if anything more spacious and well-equipped than we expectedcabins were cute and cleanbeautiful scenery quiet location super clean and excellent hosts
Host:very responsive host will be back soontommi was an awesome host willing to help with anything and full of great suggestions for venturing outRead more reviewsperfect place from which to explore shawnee national forestwe had such a lovely time at tommi and thad's placepond fishing swimming kayaking relaxing all in one placealso enjoyed walking on the paved paths
Enjoy exploring Southern Illinois
Southern Illinois has such a rich origin that it draws individuals from around the country. Whether you’re here to visit SIU, or because you want to check out the ancient earthworks, you’re sure to find the most perfect cabin to rent. Make sure you bring your bathing suit because most of these places have a hot tub!
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