Beautiful Makanda Cabin in Shawnee National Forest

Property ID: 328709MakandaILUS
Sleeps 42 BR1.5 BA
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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)


111 reviews
  • Amazing!


    I loved this rental! This quiet getaway was perfect for a private birthday celebration! The lawns were well kept and the house was immaculately clean - I would definitely stay here again! It was also a plus to be so secluded, but still within a decent driving distance from excursions and the grocery store for last-minute items.

    Published June 10, 2024
  • Secluded cabin


    It was a cozy cabin off the road and exactly as pictured. Joanne was a great host. The area has so much natural beauty and enjoyed the Blue Sky winery just up the road

    Published May 12, 2024
  • Perfect cabin, tucked away


    We were looking for a quiet place to relax between our adventures around southern IL. This cabin was perfect. It was clean, had anything we needed (except wi-fi), the front porch, back porch and surroundings provided a peaceful place to enjoy the outdoors. We would recommend this to others or even go back again ourselves.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published March 28, 2024
  • Absolutely wonderful!


    Booking At Joanne’s “Cabin on the Hill” property proved to be the most wonderful experience, from booking to checkout! Beautifully decorated, well-stocked, and all the comforts of home, this property offers, privacy and with full appreciation of nature! Great location and close to many nature trails and wineries! We would definitely stay here again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 26, 2024
  • Great Place To Stay


    This cabin is so welcoming and cozy. The owner is easy to communicate with which made our stay even better. I would love to book this cabin again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published February 20, 2024
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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