Romantic Winter Getaways in Southern Illinois


Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat indoors or want to embrace the outdoors as a snow covered wonderland, there are plenty of lodging options in our association that offer the perfect

Cozy up to a fireplace at Goddard's Cabin.

Cozy up to a fireplace at Goddard’s Cabin.

getaway. Whether it’s for two or a larger group, we have what you need.

Southernmost Illinois offers a serene yet stimulating vacation during the beautiful winter months. The Shawnee National Forest is a beautiful winter wonderland and provides guests with a great opportunity to see massive sandstone structures, waterfalls and scenic views of our hardwood forests. All while covered in a dusting of snow.

A wide array of specialty shops, unique eateries, breweries and art galleries dot southern Illinois and are only a few minutes drive from any of our inns, cabins or bed and breakfasts. Offering truly local, farm to table dining experiences, unique craft brews and eclectic art originals, these businesses offer one-of-a-kind experiences that you won’t find anywhere else but in southern Illinois.

blue-sky-vineyard-serversMake the highlight of your journey a tour of any one or all twelve of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail wineries. Enjoy the unique winemaking culture of southern Illinois and sample a wide array of award-winning wines from Chardonel to Chambourcin. Each winery offers it’s own unique experience and their own winemaking styles. You’re sure to find something you like at each of wineries on the trail.

Enjoy your winter travels with us. Southern Illinois offers an enchanting paradise that is under appreciated during the winter months. Take this opportunity to enjoy slower tourist traffic and more personal customer service at our local businesses. You can even enjoy discounts at many of our association members. What do you say? Come get cozy with us on at the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Lodging Association.