Illinois' best eco-lodge! Come and experience a strawbale inn built with renewable resources, reclaimed wood and featuring local artisan’s art on display. We are located in Shawnee National Forest adjacent to Giant City State Park and only 8 miles from SIU. Four rooms all feature plush king sized beds, walk in showers, Flat Screen TV’s, DVD players, iPod homes and private balconies. Check out our recently opened cottages as well.
5 on March 17, 2012
I was traveling through the area to spend time with my family, found this place quite by accident and was the first guest of the new innkeepers. They were truly amazing and I didn't want to leave. The breakfast was great, we had a wonderful time together and Wendy and her husband were so attentive to us and spent a long time with us telling us about the property. You have to put this on the list of places to stay.
Southern Illinois University, Giant City State Park, Shawnee National Forest, Shawnee Wine Trail, Small town
St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 120 miles
Directions from Interstate 57 Southbound (this is the scenic route through Giant City State Park) Take Exit 45 for State Highway 148/N. Refugee Rd Turn LEFT and go 2.7 miles to Grassy Road turn LEFT (there is a country store at the corner) and go 4.3 miles to Spillway Road turn LEFT (be careful not to miss this turn) and go 4.4 miles to Giant City Road (a stop sign) turn LEFT and go 3.5 miles to S. Church Street (it’s about a half mile past Giant City Stables) turn RIGHT and go 1.9 miles. You will past a church on the left (the road changes to Baptist Hill Rd) and down a hill to the Makanda Boardwalk. At the stop sign turn LEFT before the tracks. That will be Old Lower Cobden Rd. Go about .5 miles to the inn.
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Vineyard, Winery
Copier, Library, Private entrance, Secretarial services
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Water sports
Heather Morrison & Eric Grau
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian