Beautiful Makanda Cabin in Shawnee National Forest

Property ID: 328709MakandaILUS
Sleeps 42 BR1.5 BA


Sat atop a scenic hillside and overlooking a breathtaking meadow, this 2-bedroom, 1.5-bath Makanda vacation rental is the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of southern Illinois. Be engulfed by the Shawnee National Forest at this secluded cabin, which provides an escape from the fast-paced city life. If you want to venture out, Panther Den Trail is only a half-mile away and Giant City State Park is just under 11 miles away, providing for endless exploration, memory making, and rejuvenation.


  • Free Parking
  • Washer
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen


Location Details

OUTDOOR WONDERS: Shawnee National Forest (surrounding), Panther Den Trailhead (0.6 miles), Devil's Kitchen Lake (7.6 miles), Ferne Clyffe State Park (9.4 miles), Giant City State Park (10.7 miles), Trail of Tears State Forest (17.0 miles), Crab Orchard Lake (20.6 miles), Garden of the Gods (55.5 miles)

VINEYARDS: Blue Sky Vineyard (2.1 miles), Feather Hills Vineyard and Winery (2.8 miles), StarView Vineyards (6.9 miles), Alto Vineyards (18.1 miles), Von Jakob Winery & Brewery (19.8 miles), Pomona Winery (25.0 miles)

NEARBY TOWNS: Carbondale (17.6 miles), Marion (19.2 miles), Cape Girardeau (40.5 miles), Paducah (54.0 miles), Mt Vernon (61.0 miles), St. Louis (119 miles)

AIRPORTS: Barkley Regional Airport (53.8 miles), St. Louis Lambert International Airport (131 miles)


107 reviews
  • Winery Wedding Vacation


    Beautiful property/cabin. Exactly what we needed for our friends wedding. Conveniently located by the winery.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kelsey G.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • Beautiful, hidden gem


    The cabin in the woods with everything we wanted to be. Beautifully appointed with comfortable furnishings inside and out -gorgeous night skies, secluded and a perfect landing place after exploring the area. Highly recommend!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Miriam S.
    Published May 9, 2023
  • Great place for a quiet get a way


    Great for us as a couple

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Greg O.
    Published June 1, 2022
  • Valentines Weekend Getaway


    Such a peaceful location with everything needed for a quick disconnect from city life. Definitely plan to visit again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Thomas S.
    Published March 8, 2022
  • Stay here!


    My wife and I have stayed in a cabin each Christmas for seven years and this was the best cabin we’ve ever been to. Everything about the cabin was very thoughtful and well-stocked. Completely quiet and private.Thanks Joanne- we loved it!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    John B.
    Published January 19, 2022
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