3 Best Treehouse Cabins In Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Alyssandra Raiza
Alyssandra Raiza 

Shawnee National Forest is a treasure in the state of Illinois. Filled with majestic views, towering trees, and a wide array of wildlife, it is a popular weekend trip destination among those who love being in the great outdoors. Some of the most exciting activities to enjoy here include hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking. At the same time, you can enjoy a lovely picnic with your kids or go birdwatching by Heron Pond. Ready for your next outdoor adventure? You can enhance the nature experience when you stay in the luxury cabins near Shawnee National Forest. However, you can make your trip more unforgettable by booking a stay at the beautiful and rustic treehouses. Read on to learn more about the best treehouse cabins in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois.

1. Shawnee Forest Cabins

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Posted by Shawnee Forest Cabins on Thursday, April 22, 2021

Shawnee Forest Cabins offers a cozy abode within the verdant woods of the forest. The rustic treehouse is sure to make you and your loved ones feel right at home, with comforts such as air conditioning, heating, high-speed Wi-Fi, and even a fireplace to keep warm. You can enjoy a good night’s sleep on the queen-sized beds. Preparing homecooked meals will also be a breeze as this treehouse rental in Shawnee National Forest has a kitchen that’s equipped with a microwave, a stove, as well as pots and pans.

Shawnee Forest Cabins

Address: 745 Garden of Gods, Herod, IL 62947, United States

Price: from 249 USD

Number of Guests: 4

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2. Family-friendly retreat with sunset views and herb garden (from USD 164)

This airy treehouse is a great option for larger families or groups looking for an outdoor retreat. As it comes with two bedrooms, a plush queen-size bed, and two twin beds, a group of up to six guests can sleep comfortably in the cabin. The treehouse features a cozy living area with a large TV, where you can lounge and enjoy a movie. You can also enjoy the view of the sunset by the deck while grilling up a nice barbecue. If you wish to prepare meals in the kitchen, you’re free to make use of the fragrant herbs growing in the mini garden, as well.

Beautiful Jaybird Treehouse
10 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

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

Top guest reviews
the property is clean and modern with warm and friendly decor
this was a great way to close out 2020
the lake was a short walk away and we loved the paddle boat and canoe
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3. Pet-friendly treehouse with nature views (from USD 210)

Garden of The Gods is one of the most popular hikes in Shawnee National Forest Park and is probably one of the best hiking and trekking spots in Illinois. You can make your next trip unforgettable by renting this lovely treehouse, sitting 24 feet (7.3 miles) atop a towering white oak tree, right at the heart of Garden of The Gods. The treehouse is both kid and pet-friendly, with enough space to sleep four to six guests. With a kitchenette and a deck, it has plenty of space to prepare and enjoy homecooked meals.

Guests can also head to the nearby pavilion and pond to play games or fish, making it a great accommodation for those who are looking for places to stay near Shawnee National Forest.

Rent a REAL Treehouse by Garden of the Gods in Shawnee National Forest
9 reviews  Wifi Available
cabin 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 0
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
the treehouse is well maintained and clean
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Feel close to nature in Shawnee National Forest

If you need to spend some time in the great outdoors - whether you’re looking to relax and unwind or try new and exciting activities - a visit to Shawnee National Forest would be your best bet. These treehouse cabins provide comfort and convenience while still making you feel close to nature, so be sure to book a stay at these top-notch accommodations.

Frequently asked questions about the best treehouse cabins in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

1. Which treehouse cabins near Shawnee National Forest are best for families?

Most of the treehouse cabins in this list are suitable for families but if you’re traveling with five to six members, you’ll be comfortable staying at either this family-friendly retreat with sunset views and an herb garden or this pet-friendly treehouse with nature views.

2. Which treehouse cabins in and near Shawnee National Forest have Wi-Fi access?

A treetop adventure doesn’t have to be totally unplugged. With a stay at these treehouses, staying online is possible through their Wi-Fi access: i) Shawnee Forest Cabins, ii) a family-friendly retreat with sunset views and herb garden, and iii) a pet-friendly treehouse with nature views.

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