9 Best Luxury Cabins In Illinois, USA - Updated 2024

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 
Contributing Writer
| 5 min read

Illinois is perhaps best-known for its largest city, Chicago. The bustling city is home to over a fifth of the state’s residents. With towering skyscrapers, thrilling sports events, and famous restaurants, Chicago is a popular urban destination. However, the rest of the state is also filled with great spots to visit like the State Capitol in Springfield, as well as the naturally beautiful Starved Rock State Park. There are also numerous great hiking spots and theme parks in Illinois. Renting a car is best for getting around as the trains and buses are limited to the cities and their suburbs. With so many places to stay in Illinois, it can be hard to choose one. Read on for the top luxury cabins in Illinois.

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

1. Eco-friendly cabin with pond views, Sullivan (from USD 280)

Sitting by Lake Shelbyville, this lakefront cabin in Illinois has everything you need to feel completely comfortable. The rental is covered in solar panels, which puts you off the grid for a more eco-friendly vacation. You can curl up on the plush couches by the fireplace and enjoy watching movies on the large TV.

The kitchen has an oven, fridge, and stove, so you can cook delicious meals. The three bedrooms can accommodate up to eight, with two baths to help keep everyone tidy. Take in the beauty of the sky and the pond from the front porch with a drink in hand.

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116.04 km (72.1 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
23 reviews  
cabin 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

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

Top guest reviews
loved everything about this cabin and the host was awesome too
communication with host was easy and they were very responsive
communication with owner is excellent
it is such a cute place to stay
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2. Hunter-themed home with lake views, Girard (from USD 300)

Whether you’re going fishing at Otter Lake or just exploring the city of Girard, this lodge is an ideal base. Otter Pointe is a large hunter-themed home that has four bedrooms, a large loft, and four full bathrooms. Up to 16 guests can stay comfortably here. The kitchen and dining area have large counters and tabletops for complete meals.

The TV and trophy deer dominate the living area, which has a massive sofa set for you to relax in. Heated floors and WiFi access are some of the other amenities present for your comfort.

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189.4 km (117.7 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
14 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 16 Guests 4 Bedrooms 5 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
beds were comfortable and the ac worked great
we really enjoyed the game room which offers several activities including a terrific shuffle board table
super comfortable mattresses and a very well-equipped kitchen
i especially love the loft with all of the beds
very clean very nice
spacious clean with everything you need to create fabulous memories
jason was a great host to deal with
owner was very easy to work with very accommodating
the owner communicated the process very well he even checked to make sure we made it in ok
the owner is a very good communicator and the property is beautiful and fun
would make a great bachelor party location hunting trip location family trip location
jason's place is the perfect location for a get together
and the master suite with that shower this place hits that sweet spot between luxury and practicality
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3. Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins, Vermillion (from USD 550)

You and your loved ones will enjoy staying at this home that can comfortably sleep up to 14 guests. The four bedrooms can ensure a good night’s rest, while the two large bathrooms can keep everyone fresh. With large couches in the living room, you can enjoy fun movie nights and great meals too.

The open kitchen boasts state-of-the-art appliances such as a fridge and gas range. The property has plenty of green space, so you can play around and catch a glimpse of some wildlife. You can even use the fire pit to enjoy some stories over marshmallows at night.

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Tonica, IL, US
14 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

4. Luxurious log cabin best for families, Pomona (from USD 349)

This rental boasts a pretty interior and a peaceful exterior. It sits among the trees, ensuring a relaxing stay. The master suite comes with a king bed, entertainment system, and an en suite bathroom. There are 4 more bedrooms and 2 more bathrooms, comfortably sleeping up to 16 guests.

The galley-inspired kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge, oven, and stove for easy meal preparation. Large windows illuminate the living area and dining hall, which makes the house a lot roomier. Outside, a mini playground is present for kids to play in, and it also has a fire pit.

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162.98 km (101.3 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
72 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 16 Guests 5 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 16
Minimum Nights: 3
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen is wonderful and can't imagine needing any equipment that was not available
lots of room for kids to play and for adults to spread out and relax
we had great game nights in the living room
very clean and well stocked on a beautiful piece oof land
everything was clean and there was ample outdoor seating for everyone
it's very clean and had just about everything you could want or need
gorgeous cabin very clean
comfortable beds and pillows clean property supplies stocked in the kitchen beautiful grounds
the property was the perfect place to host our family gathering
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5. Beautiful forest cabin with hot tub, Galena (from USD 224)

Nestled in the middle of a forest and located within walking distance of Lake Galena, this log cabin provides a tranquil retreat to nature. With three spacious bedrooms and an upstairs loft, a group or family of eight can sleep comfortably at this cabin. Everyone can also enjoy a cozy movie night together in the living area, which features a flat-screen TV and large couches. The kitchen boasts an open design and marble counters, making it a breeze to prepare and enjoy delicious meals for the family.

Right outside, you can take a dip in the hot tub or just lounge by the lawn chairs and breathe in the fresh air. The home is surrounded by nature, and you can enjoy many outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, skiing, and even golfing around the area.

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Galena, Illinois, United States
467.19 km (290.3 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
110 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the heat/ac worked perfectly as did the tv (i brought my apple tv and hooked it up)
the beds were comfortable along with the rest of the house
common areas were clean and well maintained
the house is beautiful and clean
it was so clean and the perfect size for my family
the house was great - clean and what we expected
check in was fine and the place was clean and comfortable
owners were very responsive
highly recommend this house and host
the owners were nice friendly and easy to communicate with
boris is a gracious host
check in was simple and our hosts were very responsive
great location in a beautiful area while being close to the center of galena
this was a great place to stay near galena
great family vacation spot this log cabin is close to downtown galena and chestnut mountain
the location of the cabin galena is also very peaceful and situated in sync with nature
we booked this place for a thanksgiving trip with friends
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6. Charming retreat with nature views, Galena (from USD 482)

You and your loved ones will enjoy a stay here in the heart of Galena. With large couches in the living room and a large TV, you can enjoy fun movie nights. There are three bedrooms in the cabin, and a bathroom is present on each floor. The open kitchen and dining areas are spacious, with plenty of counter space to prepare delicious homecooked meals.

Featuring wooden floors and sturdy furniture, the rental feels like a classic Victorian space. Outside, the porch has a barbecue area that allows for a great al fresco experience. Surrounded by trees and located near a lake, this home lets you enjoy the beauty of nature in peace and quiet.

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Galena, Illinois, United States
466.04 km (289.6 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
39 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
the place was gorgeous and very clean
very clean and perfect for a trip to galena
sandras house was super clean and exceeded our expectations
the place was clean and check in and everything was easy
very clean easy to find great setup for a bunch of people
homely experience and responsive host
the owners club was nice to use
great location on third hole of north course
fantastic location-close to lake owners club and golf course
it was a great place for my friends and i to spend a weekend away at
we loved the home and the location and hope to return again soon
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7. Spacious cabin with an outdoor pool, West Salem (from USD 150)

With enough room for six guests, this cabin is a delightful retreat for families at any season. The home features three bedrooms, each with plush beds for two. There is also a large shared bathroom, complete with complimentary hygiene essentials to help keep everyone fresh. The cozy lounge area has a long couch so everyone can relax together at once and a TV for a better viewing experience.

On colder nights, you can light up the fireplace to keep warm, while the air conditioning can help everyone keep cool during the summer months. The swimming pool in the backyard is the most notable feature of this lake cabin rental in Illinois.

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West Salem, Illinois, United States
12.1 km (7.6 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
107 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 4 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
both my husband and i were working remotely and the wifi connection was perfect
from the bathroom kitchen and bedrooms it really fit what we needed and then some
my husband and daughter caught plenty of fish in the lake and the pool was amazing
excellent stay extremely responsive communication clean lovely surroundings
cabin is very clean and kept up
very clean with nice amenities
beds were comfortable and the space was cozy and clean we would definitely come again
the cabin was spotless when we walked in and it was evident that they took pride in their rental
doug and audrey were very nice hosts
host was amazing highly recommend
great space very quick on responses super friendly
audrey was quick and helpful in all our communication
the house situated amidst some gorgeous trees private with the friendly owners as the only neighbors
great location the landscape is beautiful
great to get away from the city too a quiet town
this is a nice little place in a quiet location
great place to relax and watch the sunset
a perfect place to relax and have fun
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8. Spacious cabin with forest views, Utica

Sitting in a dense forest in Utica, this cabin allows you and your loved ones to be closer to nature. Inside the home are 3 bedrooms that can accommodate up to 12 guests, with 4 baths keeping everyone fresh. The interior boasts high ceilings and skylights, making everyone feel a little cozier. You can chill and watch movies in the living room with a large Smart TV and cozy sofas.

Cooking your meals in the kitchen is a cinch as it has all the necessary appliances and utensils. You can then enjoy your meal on the viewing deck, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding forest. Also, this luxury cabin is near Chicago and will only take you an hour and a half drive to get there.

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316.69 km (196.8 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
82 reviews   Wifi Available
cabin 12 Guests 3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 12
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy :

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the kitchen was stocked with lots of supplies for cooking/serving which made meals super easy
loved the well-stocked kitchen and bathrooms
cabin was clean and comfortable
the place was clean & comfortable
very clean and well-stocked cabin
lori was a super host and made sure that we had everything we needed
great host who provided plenty of information about things to see and do and local restaurants
very close by to 2 beautiful state parks
a great location and home for a family rental
great accommodations and close to so many great places
this is a great central location for a quick get-together and we would definitely request this property again
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9. Family-friendly home with lake views, Putnam

With four bedrooms and two baths, this lakeside abode can sleep up to eight guests in comfort. It is located 20 minutes away from Peoria. Inside the home, a whole host of hunting-inspired decor fills every space. The rental features a spacious kitchen, living area, and decks. A TV, fridge, stove, and free WiFi are some of the top-notch amenities you can enjoy here.

You can catch fish from the dock, or chill on the benches and take in the view. You can also light up the fire pit and have a good barbecue under the stars.

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Putnam, Illinois, United States
314.55 km (195.5 mi) from Pony Bridge (Ironsides)
37 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire cabin 18 Beds 10 Guests 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
very comfortable in a lovely setting
the house was very clean and well equipped
she was a wonderful host
debbie is a great host
she has everything you need communicates quickly and is a great host
had the privilege of interacting with debbie and she is an amazing human being and a thoughtful host
debbie was a super nice host and we really enjoyed our trip at the great place
beautiful house and location on the lake
debbie's cabin is in a great location for a weekend getaway from chicago
the location was awesome right on the lake and she made the stay easy and relaxing
debbie was so hospitable the house and location are beautiful this place does not disappoint
the house was easy to get to and the neighborhood is nice and quiet
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Find the best stay in the Prairie State

Illinois has exciting urban and natural wonders you can visit. State Parks, riverbanks, and even the great Lake Michigan are just some of the places you can visit while in the state. Of course, Chicago is a wonder all on its own and is a must-visit site for any visitor. On your next trip to the beautiful Prarie State, treat yourself and your loved ones to the best accommodation by booking any of the top luxury cabins in Illinois, USA.

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