14 Best Lake Cabin Rentals In Illinois, USA - Updated 2024

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Experiencing the best that Illinois has to offer in terms of accommodations is incredibly easy. There is a wide array of options, including grand hotels, guest houses, and mansion rentals in Illinois. Cabins are among the favourites of the locals and vacationers. The vacation rentals showcase top-notch amenities and excellent locations and ensure their guests do not have any problems during their stay. Illinois’ location in the Great Lakes region of the USA makes the state a popular tourist destination. Furthermore, there are cabins near lakes that guests can rent during their vacation here. If you are planning a visit, opt for a cosy stay and check out our list of the best lake cabin rentals in Illinois, USA.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to lake. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 07, 2024.

1. Charming rental near Dawson Lake (from USD 92)

Enjoy a splendid getaway amidst nature in this lovely cabin located close to popular attractions and the beautiful Dawson Lake. You can start the day by enjoying water sports, such as kayaking and canoeing, at the nearby lake. You can also take a serene walk in the garden and enjoy some family time on the back porch with solar umbrellas.

The property is pet friendly and equipped with a fully equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs. Moreover, there’s a fireplace and a fire pit where guests can enjoy cosy evenings with their families.

Stayed at this property?
Ellsworth, Illinois, United States
cabin 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the bed in the loft was so comfortable thanks for the stay
Cleanliness:
the property was very clean and for the most part had everything we needed already there
clean and nicely located next to the state park
Host:
the owner was very friendly and accommodating
easy communication with the owner through vrbo
Location:
the state park nearby was super cute
great walks in the park plus nice little drive to leroy if you need supplies
lovely out of the way location and definitely worth the price
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2. Cypress View (from USD 205)

This gorgeous house boasts a waterfront location and allows guests to take advantage of nearby activities, such as bird watching, winery tours and rock climbing. The property boasts an open-concept kitchen that seamlessly blends into a comfy living room with a fireplace.

The primary bedroom boasts warm lighting and features a Jack-and-Jill bathroom that comes with a jet tub. The porch is furnished with comfortable chairs where guests can relax and soak in the lovely views of the surroundings.

Stayed at this property?
Goreville, Illinois, United States
cabin 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice set up with jet tub and cozy fireplace and grill
new kitchen faucet would be nice overall great place would definitely return
Cleanliness:
the property was clean and well furnished
this property was very clean nicely decorated and well maintained
spacious comfortable and impeccably clean
the home was clean and layout would be great for a larger family
Host:
the owners were amazing and helpful
the owners were friendly and responsive to any questions or concerns and made great recommendations for local hikes
we would recommend staying here to our friends and family fantastic property and the owners are very accommodating
communication with the owners was friendly and prompt thank you again
Location:
location was wonderful and easy to get to
location was great for us nestled between all kinds of parks/hiking
there is not one bad thing to say about this property the location or the owners
the location was lovely on the lake and we enjoyed watching the sunrise
amazing location in the lake the house was clean and had everything we needed for a great vacation
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3. Beautiful two-bedroom cabin rental with a front deck in Makanda (from USD 157)

A stone’s throw away from Giant City State Park, Ferne Clyffe State Park, and the stunning Lake of Egypt, this Vrbo vacation rental in Illinois comes complete with two bedrooms.

Guests can cook meals in the well-equipped kitchen. The bathrooms have a hair dryer along with free toiletries. Linens and towels are also provided. You can enjoy your time in the living area that features a TV, DVD player, books, games, and a video library. A washing machine, a dryer, and an iron are provided as well. The front deck lets you enjoy a beautiful view of the hills at Shawnee National Forest. This wheelchair-accessible property also provides ample space for car parking. You can park boats as well for your fishing trips.

Stayed at this property?
Makanda, Illinois, United States
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
a/c was wonderful as the temps hit the 90’s on a few of the days we stayed
excellent stay nice to relax in jacuzzi tubs and beautiful showers
Cleanliness:
very nice and clean property
this cabin was the cutest it was clean and stocked with everything we needed
Host:
the owner has great attention to detail and you can tell her really cares for his guests
steve was a good host
the property owner is amazing the property itself is gorgeous fully stocked and has the cutest cabin feel
Location:
the location was close to the highway and near some great trails
great location on southern illinois wine trail
the property is in a nice location and quiet for the most part
we loved the cabin it was a perfect weekend getaway for our family great location in the shawnee hills
quiet and peaceful property that backs to farm fields
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4. Peaceful retreat in the middle of the woods in Grand Chain (from USD 150)

This secluded cabin with a hot tub in Illinois is nestled in the midst of bountiful nature and majestic woods. Enjoy a picturesque view of the pristine lake that runs alongside the cabin. Guests can host barbeque picnics in the covered outdoor area or wind down with a drink in the hot tub. A gas grill is placed along with a fire pit for those evenings of delicious smoked steak.

Guests who love the taste of homemade fare will find a well-equipped kitchen at their disposal for meal preparations. A centralised heating system coupled with air conditioning ensures a comfortable stay here all year round. You can curl up in front of the electric fireplace with a book or stargaze on the hammock.

Stayed at this property?
Grand Chain, Illinois, United States
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
completely amazing clean private
they both said that it was very clean
Host:
owners were very responsive to our questions
hosts were great as well
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5. Lakefront cottage with forest views in Galena (from USD 350)

Enjoy unobstructed views of the lake and the forest from the large deck area on the upper floor of this lovely fishing cabin in Illinois. The entire house features a woodsy feel, from the floors to the home furnishings. The six-person space is fully furnished with everything the guests will need for a cosy stay away from home. Activities to engage in while here include fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and biking.

Stayed at this property?
75 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cabin was comfortable and rustic with all the necessary amenities and a great porch
the cabin is rustic but had all the amenities to keep us comfortable and make things convenient
Cleanliness:
very clean and private
the cabin itself was charming and very clean and inviting
cabin was clean cozy and nice layout
the cabin is lovely and clean
the weather was great and the cabin was spotless
Host:
wonderful host and property
the host was super accommodating and the property manager was excellent
the owner was lovely and responsive
the owner is lovely and responsive as is the property manager
the owners / manager have been quick and so kind with communication
Location:
beautiful location the cabin was great
we could not say enough about how amazing the location of this house is
amazing location in the hills of the illinois driftless area
i think it would be a perfect place to use a paddle board
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6. Stunning log cabin with hot tub in Centralia (from USD 300)

Enjoy the charm and rustic appeal of this lakefront rental in Illinois while still having access to the comforts of modern living. This property, surrounded by nature, in the quiet countryside has enough space to sleep up to 10 guests. The three-bedroom cabin comes with lakefront seating next to a fire pit and offers stunning lake views. Enjoy amenities like a functional kitchen, laundry facilities, bathtub, and four indoor fireplaces during your stay here.

Stayed at this property?
20 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the a/c wasn't working so upstairs got pretty stuffy
the bathroom on each floor is good to have and they are nicely updated
Host:
communication with owners was fantastic and they even brought us a bottle of local wine
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7. Quaint lakeside cabin in Marion (from USD 95)

Situated by the serene Lake of Egypt, this quaint lake house rental in Illinois boasts an excellent location close to the town’s attractions. The cabin sits beside the lake, just minutes from great fishing spots, skiing areas, hiking and biking trails, a zipline, kayaks, shopping areas, restaurants, and nightlife.

Homey, elegant, and cosy define this rental that is equipped with everything like a fully functional kitchen, a dining area, a main living area, an entertainment area, and an outdoor seating area. The sleeping arrangement includes two bedrooms with enough sleeping area for eight people.

Stayed at this property?
Goreville, Illinois, United States
cabin 8 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
even though we were getting away from it all we appreciated the good wifi and cell signal
the dock and swim platform made the stay fun for the entire family
super cozy with all the necessities
Cleanliness:
super clean house with thoughtful touches
accommodations were very clean and well kept
beds were comfortable and spotless
the property is very clean and well taken care of
extremely clean super cute decorations with everything we needed
Host:
owners are very helpful
the owners were a pleasure to speak with and very helpful
great experience and very accommodating host
owners were very easy to work with and super friendly
communication with owner was fabulous
Location:
very nice accommodations excellent location and very peaceful
the location is great for taking advantage of all southern illinois has to offer
my favorite part would have to be the kayaks and having a place to sit near the water
very nice place right on lake of egypt
wonderful house on the beautiful lake great place to stay we really enjoyed it
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8. Well-furnished cabin with hot tub access in Whittington (from USD 169)

Take your family and group of friends on a relaxing getaway at Rend Lake and set camp at one of the elegant cabins at Buck & Bass Rend Lake Cabins available for rent. The cabins can comfortably accommodate six guests in plenty of sleeping areas.

It boasts an excellent location close to Rend Lake Golf Resort, which comes with a pool, hot tub, sports courts, restaurants and bar. Guests at this cabin can enjoy fishing, hiking, biking, and barbecuing around the on-site fire pit.

Stayed at this property?
50 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were comfy and the kids loved the bunk beds
Cleanliness:
very clean and well maintained
cabin was clean and seemed newer
the cabin was clean and nice
easy to find clean and was everything my wife and i needed for a weekend get away
very clean with all the necessities and a great location
Location:
beautiful location and property
this property is in a great location
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9. Spacious luxury cabin with private beach in Carbondale (from USD 402)

If you are travelling in a large group, you are in luck because this luxury cabin in Illinois is fully furnished to comfortably accommodate 15 guests. While here, guests will not only enjoy beautiful lake views but also private beach access. The cabin boasts a woodsy feel, with amenities like a large deck, fire pit, well-furnished kitchen and dining areas, laundry facilities, pool table and a pinball machine. The cabin features four bedrooms and three bathrooms spread across three floors.

Stayed at this property?
Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Wheelchair accessible Visual Aid: Braille
PRIVATE VACATION HOME 15 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the place was nice and comfortable we wished there was wifi but that wasnt worth complaining over
Host:
we loved staying here and tom made everything perfect he was so kind and helpful
we loved the zip line pond woodsy aesthetic of the home and enjoyed meeting tom the owner
Location:
close to many places of interest
our dogs loved the pond we loved giant city park
great house good location nice pond and was pet friendly
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10. Family-friendly home with lake views in Chadwick (from USD 376)

Capable of sleeping up to 15 people, this amazing accommodation is the ideal place for your next vacation with your family and friends. The cabin overlooks a lake, making it ideal for guests who want to go fishing, canoeing and even hiking, as there is a walking trail just minutes away. The home offers amenities such as a deck, patio, pool table, ping pong table, fireplace, functional kitchen, dining area and three bedrooms.

Stayed at this property?
Chadwick, IL, US
15 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

11. Quiet lakefront retreat in Union County (from USD 150)

With enough space to sleep up to six people, this two-bedroom lakefront vacation rental in Illinois offers rustic accommodations with a modern flair. There are plenty of amenities available on-site including a deck overlooking the lake from where guests can have their meals. Guests are free to fish on the dock or visit local wine trails situated close by. This large property offers a tranquil retreat for all guests.

Stayed at this property?
60 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the mattress was very comfortable but we had a good laugh the rest of the weekend
Cleanliness:
cabin was super clean
Host:
incredibly peaceful place with an owner who couldn't have been more accommodating and generous
the owner's were very nice and communication was excellent
Location:
this was just a fabulous place to get away for a time
this is a great place to do it the house is beautiful but also livable
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12. Comfortable vacation rental on Lake of Egypt in Marion (from USD 250)

Bring your friends and family with you on a fishing trip and have a good time in this spacious cabin on Lake of Egypt. It can accommodate up to 10 guests in its 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Spend your time experiencing life near a lake by swimming, boating, fishing and taking in the breathtaking lake views from the comfort of your room. The cabin features a sunroom, an indoor fireplace and a kitchen/dining area. This place also takes pride in its relaxing ambience and serene views.

Stayed at this property?
Goreville, Illinois, United States
cabin 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
super nice living room and comfy furniture
Cleanliness:
property is nice and clean
the cabin was clean well equipped and comfortable
very comfortable and clean
the property was cozy clean and quiet and so accommodating
the ability to bring one's fur baby is also great - but it is a clean rental property
Host:
honest and helpful owners
the owners were very friendly and helpful
the homeowners were very responsive and checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed
this property was wonderful and the owners were great to work with
they took us out on a boat ride and showed us the lake which was super helpful
Location:
the place and the location was awesome
delicious the location is really close to a dollar general as well
if you need a quick get away not a bad place to go
if you are looking for a place to relax and enjoy each other this is the spot
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13. Quiet lakefront cabin with deck in Brookport (from USD 159)

Unwind in tranquillity at this lakefront cabin that’s nestled on the stunning Hohman Lake. This cosy cottage can accommodate a total of four guests, with several sleeping areas and one full bathroom. This place has an excellent location close to town and within easy reach of biking and hiking areas, great fishing spots, and wine trails.

You can choose among the amenities given, such as the deck, the nearby greens, or the dock as your relaxation spot while you take in the amazing lake views.

Stayed at this property?
76 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
i would recommend adding wifi
Cleanliness:
clean and well stocked
the cabin was very clean comfortable feeling and well equipped with everything we needed
we had a wonderful weekend getaway at this cabin everything was very clean and inviting when we arrived
Host:
the dogs especially the brown one were very friendly and welcoming
Location:
it was a great location for our day hikes in shawnee
i also wouldn't call it a "family friendly" location for little ones
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14. Modern cottage with hot tub in Carbondale (from USD 165)

This charming cabin is situated in a lush green, wooded setting where you can appreciate being embraced by nature. This cabin can accommodate a total of six guests in its two bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The open-layout kitchen/living area has a fireplace where you can gather while watching movies on the smart TV. There is also an outdoor seating area and a hot tub for seven overlooking the beautiful lake.

Stayed at this property?
Buncombe, Illinois, United States
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
had a full kitchen to accommodate cooking if you would like
Cleanliness:
the cabin was nice and clean and cozy
Location:
good location to travel to different spots in the shawnee national forrest
really liked the place
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Unwind at the great lakes of Illinois

Illinois is a great spot for those who want to enjoy the warm embrace of nature. One of the best ways to do that is to set camp in one of the lake cabin rentals listed above. Have a relaxing getaway with your friends and family during your trip here. There are also pet-friendly cabins in Illinois for an amazing time with your furry friends.

Frequently asked questions about lake cabin rentals in Illinois, USA


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