Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind art, wine, or antiques, or exploring the great outdoors, the Shawnee Hills can take you there. The Shawnee National Forest is waiting for your adventures. For fun on the water you can make a splash at Kinkaid Lake, go fishing at Lake Murphysboro or bait your hook at the serene Cedar Lake. Golf and orchards also offer a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun. As you travel the rolling Southern Illinois countryside you can sip your way along and discover truly surprising and authentic wine culture in the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural area, Illinois’ first region acknowledged for its distinctive winemaking properties.

A CABIN on the creek

Your vacation getaway to the Shawnee Wine Trail, with its perfect vineyards,amazing views of the Shawnee National Forest, and an tons of outdoor activities that make up this area we call the Shawnee Forest. Cabin on the creek is located in the Heart of the Shawnee Wine Trail.  People Say this is now the best location on the wine trail along  with the Alto Wine Trail Loft.

Adams Rock Cabin

Pet friendly

Stay in a luxury hand made oak timber cabin, on the historical “Trail of Tears”. This lodging offers the rustic appeal of an authentic cabin in the woods, with the all the creature comforts and amenities of contemporary hotel stay.

Notting Hill Guest House

DOG FRIENDLY! Great fenced-in yard for your dog.

Two bedrooms with one queen and two twin beds. A loft is available with two twin inflatable mattresses. Kitchen has microwave, electric stove, dishwasher, refrigerator and some small appliances. The dining area comfortably sits six people. The large 24 x 8 foot deck spans the rear of the house overlooking the fenced-in yard and the woodlands below. Private Setting.

Alto Wine Trail Loft

The historic building that is home to the Wine Loft was constructed in 1912 as a general store. The Loft renovations used environmentally friendly material and preserved as much of the original brick work and exterior as possible.


Pet Friendly. Three unique A-Frame cabins within the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.

Ashton Ridge Cabin

Situated on a high ridge with majestic views of the Shawnee National Forest, Ashton Ridge Cabins are just 2 miles from the entrance to Giant City State Park. Stone Creek Golf Course, and the Southern Illinois Wine Trail are minutes away.

Bell Hill

This “home away from home” is a true southern belle. From our breathtaking views to the many unique and enchanting rooms in the Bell Hill Mansion, there is beauty all around you! What better way to make your beautiful day even more special than by saying “I Do” while overlooking all of southern Illinois from our front lawn or pre-Civil War barn.

Betty's Vineyard House

We welcome you to make Betty’s Vineyard House your home away from home while you experience all the scenic, recreation, dining, winery, brewery, and shopping opportunities the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and National Forest have to offer!

Big Sky Cabins

Big Sky Cabins provides the most private getaway on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail. Located in the middle of the Shawnee National Forest and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the cabins are perfect for large groups, weddings parties, honeymoons, or just a nice getaway.

Cabin on the Hill

Pet friendly

Our three cabins are clean, comfortable and private. You’ll have everything you need to make your get-away as relaxing and stress free as possible. You won’t have to drive miles and miles to experience all of the fun and wonderful things Southern Illinois has to offer.  

Cabins by the Pond

Cabin by the Pond offers three rustic cabins in the woods of Southern Illinois. Our cabins are fully-equipped and newly built in a beautiful secluded setting close to Carbondale, Illinois. Relax with your friends or family at the perfect place for fun and relaxation.     


Cabins at StoneCreek

Family owned and Operated, we are here to provide you with a home away from home while you visit. Each cabin is supplied with linens, silverware and dishes, blankets, memory foam pillows, TV, fireplace, everything you need! Golf carts are available for daily rental!     

Cabins on Indian Creek

Pet friendly

Luxury Log Cabins Located in Scenic Southern Illinois​​. The cabins on Indian Creek combine rustic style with modern amenities including full kitchens, open layouts, luxury baths, beautiful indoor and outdoor entertaining areas and amenities. Each cabin offers a private master suite.

Cave Creek Cabins

Cave Creek Cabins offer the perfect accommodations for a wedding weekend, pre-wedding event, family gathering, or just a relaxing getaway with friends. You can relax on one of the covered decks while enjoying a local wine, and let the trickling sounds of Cave Creek take your cares away.

Center for lost arts

The Center For Lost Arts includes several buildings used for overnight retreats, creativity, yoga, meditation and workshops. All guests and participants have access to 20 plus acres of property with native trees and gardens, wandering trails and a beautiful pond.

Cornerstone Cabins

We offer extraordinary cabin rentals that are ideal for a romantic getaway, parties, and retreats with accommodations for large groups. Come enjoy your own one of the expansive entertainment decks right outside your door or let the sounds of the Shawnee Forest lull you to sleep.

Cypress Grove Lodge

Come enjoy your stay at our comfortable 4 bedroom lodge. The lodge has a maximum occupancy of 8 people with 2 full bathrooms. The lodge is perfect for a family vacation, reunions and couples. A hot tub, gas grill, fire pit, fishing pond and an open lounging deck.

Devil's Kitchen Cabins

Located deep in the woods of Southern Illinois, in the midst of several thousand acres of the Shawnee National Forest, and is adjacent to the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge, Devil’s Kitchen Lake, Little Grassy Lake, Crab Orchard Lake, Cedar Lake and Lake of Egypt. Ideal for a family retreat or a romantic get-away.

Doc's Lakeside Cabin

Imagine soaking in a large hot tub on an open deck, viewing the beautiful sunsets and moonlit nights over the peaceful 6 acre lake. Start your morning with coffee on the screened in porch. If a romantic getaway cabin is what you have in mind, then our vacation rental may be “just what the Doc ordered”.        

Dutch Ridge Cabins

Tucked into the rolling hills of Jackson County in the heart of Southern Illinois, our cabins are perfectly located not too far from home, but far enough to get away from it all. Our cabins are surrounded by 40 acres of peaceful Shawnee Forest woods, with quick access to lakes, walking trails and local attractions.

Earnhart Carriage House

Right off the interstate, EV friendly 110 outlet, 2 bedroom, light, airy, upstairs apartment for up to FOUR guests with full kitchen, coffee bar, electric fireplace. Each bedroom has a desk/sitting area.
A bank, post office, grocery store, library, and park are within walking distance.

TRAVEL NURSES: Send a booking inquiry for a discount.

Firefly Valley Lodge

Firefly Valley Lodge combines convenient, modern accommodations and located on 75 secluded acres on the Shawnee Wine Trail, Firefly Valley Lodge offers spectacular views and a peaceful setting for your getaway. Make the Lodge your home for the weekend.

Giant City Cabins

The Lodge’s season is the first Friday of February through mid December. Reservations accepted for the following season begin December 1. Rent one of our Historic cabins, bluff cabins, prairie cabins or adjoining prairie cabins which are connected to another unit by a common door.

The Bitty House

Pet friendly

The Bitty House is a modern cabin with an outstanding view of the Bald Knob Peace Cross. On the road to Bald Knob and adjacent to The Peach Barn Winery, and is convenient to all the Shawnee Hills have to offer. Outstanding wineries, hiking, potters, and great food! Nice screened in porch with the perfect view of the cross which is illuminated at night.

Hutchins Creek Cabins

Hutchins Creek Cabin is surrounded by Shawnee National Forest Wilderness Areas, and at the south edge of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Multiple outdoor living spaces including a fire pit, multiple decks, and a screened-in porch.

Kinkaid getaway lodge

We are close to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Scratch Brewery, Big Muddy Brewery, horseback riding and the Shawnee National Forest as well as so much more. The Lodge is a wonderful place for family and friends to gather and enjoy Southern Illinois whether it be to boat, fish, hunt, hike, horseback ride and/or just relax. 

Kinkaid Lake Cabins

One of the most unique cabin rentals in Southern Illinois.  We are just one mile from fishing on Kinkaid Lake and 100′ from the adventures of the Forest! Don’t miss the opportunity to getawat in Shawnee Forest Country and immerse yourself in adventure. 

Kinkaid Lake Cabins

We are located half a mile from Kinkaid Lake in Murphysboro, IL from both Kinkaid Marina and boat ramp. There are 10 cabins available and 2 of those are pet friendly. Each of our cabins has two bedrooms, a full and half bath.

Little Red Shed

Newly opened in 2017 and located just 6 miles from Carbondale & Southern Illinois University, this quaint cottage is perfect for families or friends vacationing together.  A luxurious three-bedroom/two-bath dwelling that sits on the rolling hills of Southern Illinois and at the edge of the Shawnee National Forest.

Lost Trail Cabins

Lost Trail Cabins are fully furnished cabins located at the end of a dead-end road on 62 acres of private and secluded property. We cater to all outdoor enthusiasts including equestrians, hunters, hikers, boaters, fishermen, and anyone just wanting to get away from their fast paced everyday life.


The tranquility you will experience here, rivals locations far more remote. Sounds of nature, rarely interrupted, change with the seasons. This property is designed for your adult escape to explore natures beauty, relax with local wines, and enjoy tranquility!  We know you will love your stay!

Ma's Cabin

Secluded Cabin that sleeps up to 4 people


This home is located on our 21-acre, wooded property and our home is a short walk away (400 ft). While it is not visible due to the woods, we are available if needed. When you arrive, you will be given keys to the property and we will not bother you unless our assistance is needed. The cottage does not come with wifi or television.

Mudline Lodging

Pet Friendly

Mudline Lodging is the perfect location for your Hunting, Fishing, Family Vacation, Romantic Weekend, or Girls Get-A-Way. We are able to fit your every need. We have a common area with a swing, a fire pit, picnic table, and a large area for the kids to play.

Mulberry Place

The Cottage at Mulberry Place is seconds away from a lovely and historic walking trail, The Quetil Trail, which is a former railroad bed. From the trail, up to a breathtaking view from Cliff View Park. The SIU Climbing Club has outfitted several of the boulders for rock climbing.

Oak Grove Cabin

Pet Friendly

Located in  the heart of the Shawnee Wine Trail and Shawnee National Forest, Oak Grove Cabins has three 2 bedroom fully furnished private cabins. We’re minutes away from Carbondale and all of the local attractions.  Please view our website for more information. 

Reece Ridge Cabins

The Reece Ridge Luxury Cabin is an open, spacious, beautiful secluded home. The cabin is peaceful and serene surrounded by wooded forest full of wildlife. Step into the great room, featuring a large wood burning fireplace and groove vaulted ceilings and walls. Listen to the trees quake in the wind and enjoy a morning cup of coffee.

Rocky Comfort Cabins

The Cove was inspired by our own whimsical design and the desire that you will feel immersed in the home of a hobbit. With luxurious simplicity to soothe the mind, what could be better than a hobbit styled, cozy earthen shelter in the Shawnee National Forest? Guests of The Cove have a secret trail through a short stretch of woods to Blue Sky Vineyard.

Rustic Hideaway Cabins

The Rustic Hideaway Cabins are located in Jonesboro.  The cabins adjoin approximately 800 acres of the Shawnee National Forest for your hiking enjoyment.  Hot tubs operate year round, electric fireplaces operating seasonally.  Cabin #1 has an extra 1/2 bath in the loft area.  Each cabin sleeps 4. 

5-bedroom, 3 bath room vacation rental house on the Wine Trail. Situated on 109 acres with a private lake, allowing up to 16 lucky guests to spread out and socialize, inside and outside! When you’re not taking advantage of the Wonderful amenities, a short 10 minute drive will get you to Starview Vineyard, while a 20 minute drive brings you to Giant City!


Sassafras Hill is your home away from home! Why settle for a one room rental cabin, when you can have a full-sized house? 

Skyline View Cabins

Nestled on a wooded bluff, on 10 private acres on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, our cabins offer a welcoming destination for your vacation enjoyment, hot tubs included!  Escape and enjoy the spectacular beauty, warm accommodations and generous comfort.

Southern WYNDS

The exterior of River’s Edge is gorgeous! It has a wrap around porch furnished with comfortable, relaxing furniture. Perfect for those southern winds and quiet nights. Our North Lake is ready for fishing and is stocked with bluegill, large-mouth bass and catfish. We even provide lessons to help you catch your prize.

Spring Creek Chalet

Seclusion at its best!! Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to the sounds of the outdoors and the wind whistling through the pines. Close to the popular “wine trail” in southern IL as well as the up and coming many craft breweries in the area. We are centrally located between Carbondale, Marion, Paducah, KY and Cape Girardeau, MO. 

The Cabin

Beautifully constructed cabin that offers 1000 square feet of uniquely utilized living space, with a maximum occupancy of 6 guests. Outdoors you’ll find a hot tub, gas & charcoal grills, fire pit & rocking chairs on covered porch. Everything to relax & enjoy a beautiful sunrise on the porch with local coffee or see a beautiful sunset & enjoy a fireside chat.

The Cabin Mountain Glen

A warm fire awaits you at The Cabin at Mountain Glen! Enjoy a quiet getaway after a day or weekend exploring wineries, shops and restaurants along the Shawnee Wine Trail! Enjoy area wineries and local shops along with great indoor and outdoor events, music and festivals such as Carbondale Rocks, Vulturefest and The Southern Illinois Irish Festival!

The crib Rental

Enjoy a stylish experience at this centrally-located, newly updated upstairs 2 bedroom apartment.
Located in the heart of downtown Anna. Within walking distance to Anna’s best eateries, shopping, and nightlife. Minutes from the Shawnee Wine Trail, State or National Forest.

The Goddard Place

The Goddard Place, found among the wooded hills of scenic Southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest is a quiet peaceful change of pace….Guests can relax on the back deck overlooking the small lake just a stone’s throw away and listen to the breeze rustle through the pines which shade the 28’x16′ log cabin.

The Stablehouse

Pet Friendly

The Stablehouse is a fully furnished  guest rental adjacent to one of the barns and stables of the beautiful 75 acre Herold Farms in Alto Pass. The interiors have a western theme, and a corral with indoor stalls is available for rent also. Easy access to the corral for loading and unloading horse trailers is via a circular driveway. 

The shawnee bungalow

Pet Friendly and with in walking distance of all the conveniences of downtown Murphysboro. This is a brand new bungalow home with a huge kitchen and family room for gatherings and a bathroom with all the luxuries you want at home. Along with all of this you can relax in the private back yard and relax on the back patio or the large front deck.

Tom Cat Hill Cabins

Are you looking for top-shelf cabins for rent in Southern Illinois? Look no further: the votes are in and Tom Cat Hill Cabins is the place to stay for your next family get-together, romantic secluded getaway weekend, or casual tour of our very popular Shawnee Wine Trail here in Southern Illinois. It doesn’t get better than Tom Cat Hill.

Twin Maples

Nestled in Anna, this charming, older, 2-bedroom home features a hot tub, pool table, large kitchen, and beautiful outdoor space. After a long day on the wine trail, hiking in the Shawnee Forest, or canoeing the Cache River, (within 20 minutes) of the home, rest on the back patio, so pretty and tranquil at night. Relax in the hot tub with a glass of wine, rock in the rocking chairs, or swing on the porch swing under the old twin maple trees.

Waterfront Woodland Wonderland

The chalet-style cabin is built on a hill in the woods facing the lake. It is comprised of a bedroom, full bathroom with shower, living room, dining room, full kitchen (equipped), and large balcony facing the lake. The living room features sweeping views of the property with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lake.

Walnut Grove Cabins

Pet friendly and  adjoining the Shawnee National Forest and along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail.   The decks are overlooking thousands of acres of the Shawnee National Forest. Each cabin is tucked in the woods and offers a full kitchen, king size bed, satellite television in living area with gas fireplace, outdoor firepit and the comforts of home.

Whippoorwill Acres

Whether you’re visiting Southern Illinois for a university event, to tour the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, experience unique shopping, hike the numerous nature trails, take a nearby zip line tour, explore or hunt in the Shawnee National Forest, fish for a trophy at one of  the nearby lakes; or if you’re looking for a peaceful, romantic weekend away from it all, or for a family / friends vacation!

Blue Line Resort

Blue Line Resort

A great stay for a well deserved week’s vacation, a place for hunters and fishermen with space for boats (water and electric) and especially great for a ladies weekend. Amenities include a country setting with a pond view from the front porch, forest view from the rear deck and plenty of space for hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing onsite, games, and trip planning.  We can arrange for boat rentals, fishing guide service, ground transportation, food delivery, trip planning, and guides to the many awesome parks and forests.

Wine Country Cottage

Our quaint cottage on 29 acres offers a private and serene getaway.  We are conveniently located 1.4 miles from Blue Sky Vineyards, 2.9 miles from Orlandini Vineyard, 3.9 miles from Owl Creek Vineyard and 5.8 miles from Starview Vineyards! Getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at the Wine Country Cottage. Explore the award winning wineries, shops and restaurants along the Trail!

Woodland Cabins

Located 5 miles SW of Carbondale and on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, Woodland Cabins sits at the edge of Southern Illinois rolling hills and the Shawnee National Forest. Woodland Cabins offers four luxury accommodations, sitting on 44 acres of privacy, where mature woods are interspersed with open fields.

Windy Hills Acres Inn

Experience a vintage getaway. Are you looking for a quiet, secluded, out of the way place to rest, relax, and get away from it all? The Potato House has two bedrooms, a spacious living room with a beautiful fireplace and a great view of the country side, and a kitchen with breakfast area.

Woodland Retreat

Perfect for a romantic getaway, picture yourself in a secluded log cabin in the woods sitting in front of a warm crackling fireplace, or relaxing in the hot tub on the private back deck.  The early morning hours often bring deer out to the front lawn, where there is no better place to view then in your rocking chair on the front porch.

Havisham House

Experience modern luxury and comfort with the undeniably cozy charm of old world architecture. Intricate woodwork, while lovely arched-top windows adorn almost every room and  chandeliers glisten in the space above!


The Shawnee Legend is a great, peaceful location in the middle of Murphysboro. Conveniently located within walking distance of downtown restaurants, coffee shops, and bars. It’s only 5 minutes from Lake Kinkaid, a 15-minute drive from the SHAWNEE HILLS WINE TRAIL, and only 20 minutes from the SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST.

Blue View

Located on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail with a clear view of Blue Sky Winery and a short drive to Feather Hill, Star View, and other popular wineries, this cozy modern farm house cabin is the perfect get away.

South Pass Hideaway

The home is 4BDRM with 2 King, 1 Queen, 2 Full Beds,
in close proximity to multiple wineries, breweries, nature experiences. The sleeping accommodations for up to 10 guests in four bedrooms (two kings, one queen, and two full beds) make it ideal for group getaways or family gatherings. 


With its breathtaking natural beauty and great opportunities for outdoor recreation, the central region has an old railway converted bike path, The Tunnel Hill State Trail, a 48-mile trail winding through farmland, thick woods, lush wetlands and a tunnel for which it was named. The Cache River Wetlands contains 60,000 acres of beautiful forests and wetlands. Canoe the Cache and you might see otters, bobcats, whitetail deer, bald eagles, herons, egrets, Sandhill Cranes and even the occasional Anhinga (the snake bird). Nearby in the town of Metropolis, the official Home of Superman proudly honors their favorite son with a 15-foot bronze statue of the Man of Steel right in the middle of Superman Square.


Pet friendly: tucked up in the woods and pet friendly.  Each bedroom and the kitchen has an LED TV which receives local stations.  The queen size futon offers an additional sleeping option. There is an infrared sauna on the enclosed back deck and a hot tub for your use. Cabin rental includes Continental Breakfast!


Pet friendly:  Enjoy  the porches at dusk and view the wildlife that wanders freely through our woods.  The hot tubs are located out  doors so you can relax in luxury beneath the stars.  Wooded paths wind up and down hills past rock bluffs with swings placed along the way for resting.  A quarter-mile track is available for runners, joggers, and walkers.


The outstanding lakeside views with immaculate accommodations make this corner of the world a piece of heaven on earth. Whether you are interested in touring the Southern Illinois wine trail, taking a hike in the breathtaking Shawnee National Forest or just staying in to enjoy the hot tub and watching the beautiful sunsets.


The lodge offers four spacious suites, each furnished with two queen-sized beds, a Jacuzzi bath tub, and access to the Observation Deck with a spectacular view of the Ohio River. Each cabin sleeps six and offers, not only a beautiful panorama of the Ohio, but close up observation of an area teaming with wildlife.


Down a quiet road with the beauty of the Southern Illinois Woods surrounding us. In addition, our friendly and professional staff is here to answer any questions you may have. Whether you need a quiet getaway for the weekend with no hassles, or just a place to sleep after touring Southern Illinois wine Country, we will do our best to accommodate.

Homan Lake Rentals

Take in Hohman Lake from your private back porch, or a relaxing evening in the outdoor spa, there’s a sense of peace here that feels real and genuine. Enjoy being in the heart of all that Southern Illinois. The cabins are situated along a beautiful 90 acre lake with an ample dock to allow fishing and swimming. Experience the countryside like no other. 


Pinnon Lake Southern Illinois Cabins rests in the heart of the renowned Shawnee Wine Trail. You’ll be within a few minutes of the great camping and hiking opportunities of the Shawnee National Forest, historic sites, many of the best wineries in the country, as well as great dining and entertainment opportunities in several nearby communities.

Red ROof Retreats

Quaint lake views log cabin at the lake of Egypt in southern IL with 2 lofts. Sleeps up to 6. One loft with a queen bed, one with 2 twins, and a queen sleeper sofa downstairs. Full kitchen, bathroom with claw foot tub, outdoor deck, access to the lake, small boat dock, paddle boat and canoe, and a view of the night sky to die for.


Rock Ridge is located in scenic Southern Illinois amidst beauty like you have never seen in Illinois! This home is located on 140 private acres nestled in ancient bluffs, loaded with wildlife, peace and quiet and everything at your fingertips! We provide everything you and your guests need for a wonderful getaway! Enjoy this wonderful home!


Our cabins are located in the heart of Shawnee National Forest near Marion, Illinois, and just 2 minutes from Interstate 24 and 57.  Shawnee Trails Lodging and Suites is dedicated to creating the perfect, relaxing vacation experience for you and yours.  If you’re looking for an affordable getaway surrounded by a breathtaking national forest then look no further.


St. Noel Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect place to get away for the weekend, host a retreat or youth group, or just enjoy the beauty of Camp Ondessonk and surrounding Shawnee National Forest.  The St. Noel Retreat and Conference Center is the perfect venue for your group.


Pet friendly:  The Resort at Egyptian Hills is your passport to the ultimate outdoor family vacation.  We have a variety of activities to keep the entire family entertained including:  Waterskiing, wake boarding, tubing, sport fishing, pleasure boating, horseback riding, rock climbing, biking, kayaking, and so much more!

The Saltwater Pool House

The Saltwater Pool House is a boho chic shiplap-loving pool house with an outdoor bed swing and lounge deck overlooking Shawnee National Forest. Listen to the wind chimes, nature and enjoy amazing views lounging at the pool. Perfect for families, besties, couples and really anyone looking to wander away from the hustle. The pool house is nestled in a rural residential community amongst many “Q the Deer” moments, cute bunnies and chirping birds and owls. 


Pet friendly and set in the solitude of the Shawnee National Forest nestled right up to the crystal-clear Lake of Egypt. Surrounded by lush trees and an amazing star-lit sky, this is a true fisherman’s paradise or secluded getaway from everyday life! There’s also an adorable smaller cabin for added guest room that is in a perfect location to enjoy the breath taking sunsets.

4 Dixons Farms Cabin

The perfect hunters’ retreat. The construction of this cabin was a labor of love and provided comfort for me and my dad after my mother passed away the day we laid the first log.  We are excited now to share our bounty with others looking to hunt in the area. We will not be offering hunting on the property but there is public land all around that is great for Southern Illinois hunting.


Drawn by the mighty Ohio River and the lush green forests along her shore, early Europeans settled in these Illinois Ozarks during the late 1700s. Today the quiet hills and river towns beckon visitors for a different kind of vacation. Little changed from the early years, this corner of southeastern Illinois offers a pleasant diversion for travelers seeking the road less traveled. This is a land of natural beauty unequaled anywhere in the state. Surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest, scenic roads guide you along the Ohio River and through rolling hills with mysterious hollows, rocky bluffs, curious rock formations and hardwood forests.


Affordable family lodging in the heart of the Shawnee Forest. Furnished lodges include kitchenettes, private baths with amenities. Perfect for travelers, hunters, fishermen, hikers.  Excellent hunting and fishing on both private and federal land. Minutes from Garden of the Gods.  


Located at Bay City, at the Smithland Pool on the Ohio River. Boat launch, hook-ups and floating docks. Completely furnished. The cottages are on the banks of Barren Creek, with each having its own private floating dock. A public launching ramp and dock are on the property.


Completely furnished and decorated, with a fabulous deck that provides super views of the Ohio River. A large screened porch overlooks the Ohio River at the site of the filming of US Marshal. There is a boat ramp a 1/2 mile away. Enjoy your adventure in Shawnee Forest Country.


Bear Branch Horse Camp is centrally located in the beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking trails in the Forest.


High atop Pirates’ Bluff, overlooking the mighty Ohio River, is the best kept secret in Southern Illinois.    Spend a night or a week as you relax and enjoy your semi-private deck which provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful Ohio River. Enjoy a stay in Shawnee Forest Country.

Ohio River Timber House

Charming 2-bedroom, 2-bath Cave-In-Rock vacation rental house, nestled right across the street from the serene Ohio River!  With a sitting area in the back, front porch, and accommodations for 6,


Historic home with limitless character and charm that will make your stay a memory that lasts a lifetime. The open floor plan makes it perfect for retreats, vacations, meetings or just a stay to rest from traveling on the road.  All bedrooms and a full bath are located upstairs. Downstairs houses a  stocked kitchen, dining room, living room , half bath and reading room.  


Pet friendly, located on the Ohio River and has over 800 feet of river shoreline and a picturesque limestone bluff and natural spring. We have seven private and spacious rustic décor cabins of various sizes. Accommodations can be made for weddings and family reunions.


Hello and welcome to Hayes Canyon Campground. We are a family-owned campground located adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest with access to the Shawnee’s extensive trail system for hikers, equestrians, hunters, and nature lovers of all sorts. We live here on-site so we’ll be available to help you with questions, directions, lost items, or emergencies. Enjoy your stay in Shawnee Forest Country.


Pet friendly:  Hilltop Hideaway Log Cabin Resort is your place to escape and take part in activities you couldn’t do in your urban surroundings. A stay at our  wood lodges will be sure to become a tradition in your family for years to come. When you need to escape your hectic life, check us out and getaway!

Lake Glendale Stables Lodge

Saddle up and enjoy an unforgettable horseback ride. Ride on your own or join up with one of our experienced wranglers. Stay in the Rustic Barn Loft or choose a new Suite in the Inn. Lodgers, campers and riders have access to our private 10 acre lake… sandy beach, swimming, zip-line, canoe, paddle-boat, row boat, fishing, firewood, great hiking/biking/atv trails, horseshoes and chickens..

Lockmaster house rentals

Beautifully restored homes take you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and outdoor adventures waiting for you in beautiful southern Illinois. Houses can accomodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River.


Enjoy your visit in beautiful Pope County, just a short stroll from the beautiful Ohio river at River Roost Lodges.

Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins

Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins is a pet friendly lodging facility in Southern Illinois that is perfectly situated within the beautiful Shawnee National Forest and less than 10 minutes from Garden of the Gods. Our 6 unique cabins are comfortably spaced on 77 picturesque acres with over 2 miles of private trails and surrounded by  many miles of trees and the unique rock formations.  


Lodging apartments with kitchens, private bath rooms, and laundry rooms.  Enjoy the sites of the Ohio River Scenic Byway and explore the Shawnee National Forest. 


Shawnee Forest Cabins are the perfect cabins for any getaway trip to the Shawnee National Forest. The cabins are the closest to Garden of the Gods, but also just down the road from Rim Rock hiking area and Pounds Hollow Recreational & swimming area. Guest who are looking to hike, bike, photograph, hunt, horseback ride and just want to get away.


Situated on 40 acres in the Shawnee Forest, in beautiful Pope County Illinois, with walking trails mowed through out. Top quality bedding and special touches for your convenience and comfort. Kitchen is stocked with dishes, pots and pans, toaster, coffee pot anything you might need to whip up a meal. We are a 15 minute drive from Golconda.


The Yellow house is private and peaceful. Enjoy the beautiful view of the river from your large deck. At night relax by the fireplace or enjoy the Jacuzzi. Hunting is central in this area with the Shawnee National Forest in your back yard. A public boat ramp on the Ohio River is only a mile away.  It is the ideal destination for pursuing activities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, or just relaxing. .


It is our desire that you enjoy your time in beautiful Southern Illinois by having a special place to call your own for a few days. We delight in sharing a “home away from home” with you, our guests.


Pet friendly:  Stay in a luxurious tree house or log cabin near the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks.  It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! We offer Treehouses, Log Cabins, an authentic antique Log Cabin featuring a TreeDeck and modern homes on acreage. Experience the stay atop the trees in Shawnee Forest Country.


Willowbrook Cabins is the largest cabin rental company in Pope County just North of Golconda, IL in the middle of the best and largest part of the Shawnee National Forest. Willowbrook is located directly on the River to River Trail. We are only a short drive away from the nationally recognized Garden of the Gods hike but closer to the hundreds of other Shawnee Forest attractions you will be exploring!

Arcadia Acres

Discover the perfect getaway in southern Illinois, just minutes from the breathtaking Garden of the Gods in the Shawnee National Forest. Our two vacation rental homes provide an idyllic retreat for nature enthusiasts, hikers and families alike. Nestled on spacious acreage, these pet-friendly homes offer expansive lodging with ample privacy. Unwind in the serenity of your own slice of paradise, surrounded by stunning natural beauty, and create unforgettable memories in these charming and spacious accommodations.